Who Are the 4 Great Beasts?
Different interpretations exist for the 4 beasts. My personal belief is that this repeats and expands upon the statue described in chapter 2. If true then the lion with eagle's wings represents Babylon. The bear represents the Medo-Persian Empire. The leopard represents the Greek Empire. The terrifying beast represents the Roman Empire.
These empires each controlled the land of Israel during their time and each was in turn defeated by the next empire.
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