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seeker_truth
Nov 16th 2008, 05:27 AM
What did the first three kings of the Great Image have in common? And, does it stand to reason that the 4th king, the little horn, would follow the same list of criterion?

If so, and you happen to be a Preterist (Full or Partial) or a Historic, do you believe that your choice of a 4th king has met those same list of criterion?

seeker

markedward
Nov 16th 2008, 05:37 AM
Book, chapter, and verses please?

Are you asking about Daniel 2? Daniel 7? Revelation?

seeker_truth
Nov 16th 2008, 05:46 AM
Book, chapter, and verses please?

Are you asking about Daniel 2? Daniel 7? Revelation?

Great Image, Dan.2:31
little horn, Dan.7:8

markedward
Nov 16th 2008, 05:56 AM
Informationally speaking:

Daniel 2 says that they were four kingdoms, not four kings, and that they would be followed by the kingdom of God. The original language uses the word for "kingdom" about the four sections of the statue, not the word for "king".

Daniel 7, often considered to be parallel to Daniel 2, is the same. The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom, not a fourth king. The little horn is depicted as being a king, yes, but the beast is called a kingdom. So, just as the little horn is part of the beast, but is not the beast itself, the little horn represents an individual who is a king over the fourth kingdom, but he is not the kingdom itself.

seeker_truth
Nov 16th 2008, 06:50 AM
Informationally speaking:

Daniel 2 says that they were four kingdoms, not four kings, and that they would be followed by the kingdom of God. The original language uses the word for "kingdom" about the four sections of the statue, not the word for "king".

Daniel 7, often considered to be parallel to Daniel 2, is the same. The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom, not a fourth king. The little horn is depicted as being a king, yes, but the beast is called a kingdom. So, just as the little horn is part of the beast, but is not the beast itself, the little horn represents an individual who is a king over the fourth kingdom, but he is not the kingdom itself.

Yes, mark, but kingdoms do come with kings; the king of the Babylonian Empire, the king of the Medo-Persian Empire, and the king of the Grecian Empire..Perhaps, I was keeping my questions to short and simple for you..

And yes, I realize that the little horn refers to the king of the 4th kingdom, which is why I asked about a similar criterion among all four kings.

So, once again, what did the first three kings of the Great Image have in common? What qualified them and their kingdoms as part of the Great Image? And, does it stand to reason that the 4th king, the little horn, would follow the same list of criterion?

If so, and you happen to be a Preterist (Full or Partial) or a Historic, do you believe that your choice of a 4th king has met those same list of criterion?

seeker