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King Of Babylon Research Paper

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Israel was the land of God’s chosen people, the Israelites. Unfortunately, Israel split into two separate countries, North Israel and Judah. The people of Judah slowly turned away from the Lord. The rulers became wicked and sin ran rampant. The nation lost favor with God as a result and was swiftly taken over by Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon. Babylon grew immensely powerful under the reign of Nebuchadnezzar. Eventually, the great King’s success caused him to become proud and arrogant. To humble him God sent a troubling dream. A large statue of a man was in this dream. The statue’s head was made of gold, its chest and arms of silver, its stomach and thighs of bronze, with legs of iron, and feet of iron and clay mixed. In the dream a large boulder came and completely crushed the statue, the pieces were blown away by a great gust of wind. Nothing remained. The King was frightened…show more content…
With God’s assistance Daniel accurately determined the meaning of the dream. The golden head represented the wealthy nation of Babylon. Silver represented the Medes and the Persians. They were stronger than Babylon, but not as magnificent. The bronze stood for the Greeks under the rule of Alexander the Great. The Greeks were even stronger than the Medes and Persians, but less spectacular. The iron characterized the Roman Empire. The Romans were by far the strongest nation, but had the least glory. The clay and iron feet embodied the divided nations of Europe. The foretold state of Europe is separated, strong and weak. It consists of small nations which do not hold together. Nebuchadnezzar’s dream had been mostly fulfilled as all these great nations have existed or still exist. The only prophecy left is the giant stone which symbolizes the holy kingdom God will put into place. His kingdom will replace all others and last for all eternity. The Lords kingdom will be perfect in every
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