Daniel 7:7

the fourth beast in Daniel’s list is generally accepted as Rome.  This is the consensus among those who think that Daniel truly predicts the future rather than looks to the recent past.  The armies of Rome were machine-like and disciplined, they were also well-equipped with iron weapons.  Nothing that Rome opposed could withstand them.  Rome built on Greek foundations, but through the church and its own cultural traditions the influence of Rome has reached down through the centuries.  The ten kingdoms that are talked of as horns are powers within this Roman-influenced timeline.  Their exact meaning is unclear.

Daniel 7:7

7 “After that, in my vision at night I looked, and there before me was a fourth beast—terrifying and frightening and very powerful. It had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns.

Questions

  1. How was this beast different from other beasts?
  2. How destructive is this beast?
  3. In your opinion, what might the horns represent?
  4. What world powers have been well-organised and experts at destroying their enemies completely?
  5. How might a final kingdom in the history of mankind resemble this beast?
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About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.
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11 Responses to Daniel 7:7

  1. Sokloon Dy says:

    1. This beast was different from other beasts because it was larger and had a fierce appearance. Also, the previous beasts looked like a lion, a bear, and a leopard, but this beast did not like like any animal.
    2. It had large iron teeth with which it devoured its victims. So, it was very destructive.
    3. The ten horns represent kings or kingdoms.
    4. the Romans.

  2. Rebecca Langer says:

    1. How was this beast different from other beasts?
    IT had ten horns. it was ferocious!!!
    2. How destructive is this beast?
    Very much so.
    3. In your opinion, what might the horns represent?
    Maybe rulers or countries that it took over???
    4. What world powers have been well-organized and experts at destroying their enemies completely?
    America, Germany, the Franks
    5. How might a final kingdom in the history of mankind resemble this beast?
    If the world all gets together and decides to do harm to a minority, this could easily happen. I could see end times coming into play. Where if you are not in the kingdom then you are doomed.

  3. Kristin Goffinet says:

    1) This beast was more powerful and threatening than all the others.
    2) This beast could destroy everything in its path.
    3) It might represent ten nations or leaders.
    4) I am not sure, maybe the Nazis under Hitler’s rule.
    5) The final kingdom may be this destructive on the world.

  4. Moon Jung Kim says:

    How was this beast different from other beasts? it was the most powerful one and destroyed all of its enemies
    How destructive is this beast? very powerfully …:x
    In your opinion, what might the horns represent? ten different kingdoms
    What world powers have been well-organised and experts at destroying their enemies completely? Germany America
    How might a final kingdom in the history of mankind resemble this beast? it will be thrown into chaos before Jesus’ coming to judge the world.

  5. Cassie Clark says:

    1.It was the most powerful
    2.It crushed and trampled its victims
    3.Ten different rulers or men under the head
    4.The Romans, Alexander, Napolean
    5.Perhaps it would be the most powerful

  6. Melisa Guiles says:

    1. It has ten horns and was a fierce beast.
    2. It crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left.
    3. They could represent ten different emperors.
    4. Napoleon, Germany
    5. It will be one that takes over everything and leaves nothing standing that would come against it. It will devour those who try to oppose it.

  7. Jessica Gentry says:

    1. It was different from all of the other beasts in that it was terrifying.
    2. Very destructive, it devoured its victoms and trampled underfoot whatever was left.
    3. The 10 horns could represent 10 kingdoms.
    4. Alexander. Napolean.
    5. A final kingdom might represent this beast by decouring all of their enemies and bringing terror to everyone.

  8. Sandra Tindle says:

    1. It does not look like an animal or anything, it is powerful and crushing with ten horns.
    2. Very destructive or everything it comes across.
    3. Ten leaders of Rome.
    4. Napoleon, Germany, America.
    5. It will be very destructive.

  9. HyeJin Lee says:

    1.How was this beast different from other beasts?
    It was different in that it had ten horns and was very terrifying.
    2.How destructive is this beast?
    It was very destructive and cruel enough to crush all of its victims.
    3.In your opinion, what might the horns represent?
    I think it represents 10 kingdom that had been most powerful in Rome.
    4.What world powers have been well-organised and experts at
    destroying their enemies completely?
    England?
    5.How might a final kingdom in the history of mankind resemble this beast?
    It will cause destruction of all the nations.

  10. aaron wright says:

    1. it was a scary beast and it had 10 horns
    2. it trampled over its victims
    3. probably the ten kingdoms
    4. Romans

  11. HeeJin,Choi says:

    1.How was this beast different from other beasts?
    – It had ten horns; powerful, frightening and terrifying
    2.How destructive is this beast?
    – it crushed and devoured victims and whatever was left.
    3.In your opinion, what might the horns represent?
    – powerful tribes in Rome.
    4.What world powers have been well-organised and experts at destroying their enemies completely?
    – Romans
    5.How might a final kingdom in the history of mankind resemble this beast?
    -The final kingdom might try to absorb every nations into it and also pursue monotheism.

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