daniel-revelation

DANIEL:

1:1 Third year of Jehoiakim of Judah 606
1:21 First year of Cyrus of Persia 546

2:1 Second year of Nebuchadrezzar 604
2:36-44 Statue: Head gold lion = Babylonians 626-538
Chest silver bear = Medes 612-549
Abdomen bronze leopard = Persian 549-336
Legs iron teeth = Greek 336-323
Feet iron = Seleucids 301-44
Feet clay = Ptolemies 301-44
Stone = God’s throne = Eternal kingdom

5:30 Belshazzar killed 10/538
5:31 First year of Darius the Mede 538

7:1 First year of Belshazzer of Babylon 556
7:4 Lion with Eagles wings = BABYLONIAN EMPIRE
7:5 Bear with 3 tusks = MEDIAN EMPIRE
Cyrus defeated Croesus of Lydia 546
Babylon falls without a fight to Cyrus of Persia 10/29/538
7:6 Leopard with 4 wings/heads = PERSIAN EMPIRE
Cyrus of Persia defeats Astyages of the Medes 549
7:7 Iron teeth. 10 horns = GREEK EMPIRE
Alexander the Great of Macedon 336
7:8 Small horn with eyes and mouth, plucked 3 horns
Antiochus IV Epiphanes of Syria usurps throne
from elder brother Seleucus IV Philopator,
minor nephew Demetrius,
and rival Heliodorus,
with help of Pergamum. 175
7:11 Beast put to death and burned
7:12 Dominion taken. 3 live 1 1/2 seasons
= Babylon, Median, Persian remenant
7:21 Horn made war on holy ones
= Antiochus IV Epiphanes tries to Hellenize Jews
(persecution of Jews) 175
abolishes daily sacrifice,
sets up Syrian cult center,
and altar of Zeus Olympius in temple June, 168
7:22 Maccabees defeat Antiochus IV Epiphanes
set up independent nation 167
7:25 Time, 2 times, 1/2 time holy ones given over to horn
3 1/2 years ("abomination": sacrifice pigs on altar) June, 168
Jews suffer under Antiochus IV Epiphanes
till temple rededicated in Dec., 165
7:26 Dominion taken = Maccabees defeat
Antiochus IV Epiphanes at Modin 167
7:27 Maccabees

8:1 Third year of Belshazzar 553
8:3-4 Ram with 2 horns beside Euphrates river = Persia and Medes
Cyrus of Persia defeats Astyages of the Medes 549
Darius I captures Babylon 520
8:5 Male goat with 1 horn = Alexander the Great 336
8:6 Alexander crosses the Hellesport 334
8:7 Two horns broken
Battle of Issus (Alexander defeats Persian/Medes) 333
Battle of Arbela (Alexander defeats Persian/Medes again) 331
8:8 Horn broken = Alexander dies 323
Four generals divide Alexander’s kingdom:
Seleucids in Syria,
Ptolemies in Egypt,
Lysimachus in Thrace,
Cassander in Macedonia 301
8:9 Antiochus IV Epiphanes (Seleucid of Syria) campaigns 175-168
8:11 Antiochus IV Epiphanes of Syria
attacks Jerusalem
abolishes daily sacrifice
sets up Syrian cult center
dedicated altar to Zeus Olympius in temple June, 168
8:14 3 1/2 years till Temple restored
1150 days of am/pm sacrifices till sanctuary restored
Rededication of temple in Jerusalem (Hanukkah) Dec., 164
8:20 Ram with 2 horns (Persian/Medes) 549
8:21 Male goat with great horn = Alexander the Great 336-323
8:22 Four generals divide Alexander’s kingdom:
Seleucids in Syria,
Ptolemies in Egypt,
Lysimachus in Thrace,
Cassander in Macedonia 301
8:23 Antiochus IV Epiphanes of Syria usurps throne
from elder brother Seleucus IV Philopator,
minor nephew Demetrius,
and rival Heliodorus,
with help of Pergamum.
known for ‘double talk’ & ‘double dealing’ 175-168
8:25 Antiochus IV Epiphanes
died "mad" at Tabae in Persia Feb., 163

9:1 First year of Darius the Mede 538
9:24 70 weeks ?
9:25 7 weeks once word goes out to rebuild ?
Then anointed one comes
62 weeks to build Jerusalem. Troubled times ?
9:26 1 week anointed cut off ?
Onias (high priest) removed 175
time of catastrophe
Jerusalem and santuary destroyed 168
desolations decreed 168
9:27 Make covenent with many for 1 week 175-168
for 1/2 week sacrifices and offerings cease 6/168-12/164
establishes abomination that desolates June 168

10:1 Third year of Cyrus of Persia 543

11:1 First year of Darius the Mede 538
11:2 Cambyses of Persia succeeds Cyrus 530-522
Gaumata of Persia succeeds Cambyses 3/522 to 9/522
Darius I Hystaspis of Persia succeeds Gaumata 522-486
Cambyses defeats Egypt dispite Samos/Greek help 525
Xerxes I (Ahasuerus) succeeds Darius I
and amasses legendary wealth
organizes resistance to Macedon (Greece) 486-465
11:3-4 Alexander the Great 336
Kingdom broken and divided 323
11:5 Ptolemy I Soter rules Egypt 322-305
Ptolemy I Soter of Egypt gains control of Syria 321
Antiochus II Theos gains control of Syria 315
Battle of Gaza (Ptolemy defeats Antiochus) 312
Seleucus I Nicator of Babylon regains throne
thanks to Ptolemy I Soter 312
Antiochus II Theos re-captures Gaza 311
Battle of Ipsus
Ptolemy I Soter defeats Antiochus II Theos
and controls Syria 301
11:6 Berenice (daughter of Ptolemy II Philadelphus) of Egypt
marries Antiochus II Theos of Syria 246
(Bernice and child later killed by Laodica
former wife of Antiochus II Theos)
11:7-8 Ptolemy III Euergetes of Egypt (brother of Berenice)
To avenge her murder invades Syria
captures city of Seleucia, Syria
and parts of Babylonia 244
11:9 Seleucus II Callinicus of Syria (son of Laodica)
began attempt to invade Egypt 242
Seleucus II Callinicus returns to Antioch
with only a fraction of his army 240
11:10-11 Seleucus III Ceraunus succeedes Seleucus II Callinicus 227-223
Seleucus III Ceraunus of Syria
attacks into Asia Minor and is murdered 223
Antiochus III the Great attacks Egypt
11:11-12 Ptolemy IV Philpator of Egypt
defeats Antiochus III the Great of Syria
and takes much of Canaan 222-197
11:13 Antiochus III the Great
attacks Ptolemy V Epiphanes (infant) of Egypt 205
11:14-15 Battle at Banias (Antiochus III the Great of Syria
and Philip of Macedon besiege Sidon,
enter Jerusalem, and defeat Egypt) 202
11:16 Cannan under Seleucid control 198
11:7 Cleopatra of Syria
(daughter of Antiochus III the Great)
wed to Ptolemy V Epiphanes of Egypt
(trying to bring Egypt under control of Antiochus III the Great)
(but Cleopatra supported her husband) 194
11:18 Antiochus III the Great of Syria crosses Hellespont and
captures Thracian Chersonese 192
Antiochus III the Great of Syria
defeated at Thermopylae by Romans
Antiochus III the Great forced out of Greece 191
Antiochus III the Great of Syria
defeated at Magnesia by Romans
Antiochus III the Great forced out of Asia Minor 190
11:19 Antiochus III the Great of Syria
dies while plundering a temple at Elymais 187
11:20 Seleucus IV Philopator of Syria
succeedes Antiochus III the Great 187-175
Heliodorus of Syria (tax collector) attempts
to plunder Jerusalem temple treasure 176
(died from conspiracy)
11:21 Antiochus IV Epiphanes of Syria usurps throne
of elder brother Seleucus IV Philopator,
from minor nephew Demetrius the rightful heir,
and rival Heliodorus,
with help of Pergamum. 175-164
11:22 Antiochus IV Epiphanes of Syria
removes Anointed high priest Onias III from office, 175
(Onias III murdered in 170)
11:23 Antiochus IV Epiphanes
appoints his brother Jason of Judah as high priest,
who promises to "vigorously pursue"
a policy of Hellenization 175
11:25-27 Antiochus IV Epiphanes of Syria captured Pelusium in Egypt.
Ptolemy Philometor of Egypt
captured by uncle Antiochus IV Epiphanes
(who occupies most of Egypt).
Physcon named king at Alexandria 169
11:28 Antiochus IV Epiphanes of Syria returns to Jerusalem
to remove Menelaus and reinstate Jason as high priest
Plunders the temple,
establishes Jerusalem garrison,
and massacres Jews 169
11:29 Antiochus IV Epiphanes of Syria
again takes armies toward Egypt
11:30 As he approaches Alexandria
Gaius Popilius Laenas of Rome
tells him to leave Egypt
or face Roman armies as well.
On the way back General Apollonius
(on behalf of Antiochus IV Epiphanes)
coming in peace through Judah,
attacks Jerusalem,
11:31 abolishes daily sacrifices,
sets up Syrian cult center,
concecrates altar to Zeus Olympius
(called the Abomination of Desolation) June, 168
11:32-34 Mattathias Maccabeus of Judah rebels at Modin 167
Temple re-dedicated Dec. 164
11:36-39 Antiochus IV Epiphanes

Predicted:
11:40 "At the time of the end"
Egypt will attack
11:40-43 King of the North (Antiochus IV Epiphanes)
shall conquer Egypt, Libya, Ethiopia
11:44 Trouble reported to northeast
11:45 Antiochus IV Epiphanes pitches tents west of Jerusalem
11:45 Shall "end with no help"

Happened:
Antiochus IV Epiphanes dies at Tabae in Persia Feb. 163

12:11 From the time the burnt offering is taken away
and the Abomination is set up (early June, 168)
will be 1290 days (late December, 165)
Happy are those who see the death of Antioch IV Epiphanes
1335 days (mid February 164)
(3 years 8 1/2 months from Abomination)

HORNS:

332 Alexander conquers Canaan destroys Samaria [1st horn]
320 Ptolemy I Soter of Egypt
possesses Syria and Canaan [2nd horn]
315 Antigonus of Phrygia drives Ptolemy I Soter
out of Syria and Canaan [3rd horn]
300 Seleucus I Nicator of Syria establishes capital
at Antioch and rules Canaan [4th horn]
281 Antiochus I Soter of Syria
succeedes Seleucus I Nicator [5th horn]
261 Antiochus II Theos of Syria
succeedes Antiochus I Soter [6th horn]
246 Seleucus II Callinicus of Syria
succeedes Antiochus II Theos [7th horn]
227 Seleucus III Ceraunus of Syria
succeedes Seleucus II Callinicus [8th horn]
223 Antiochus III the Great of Syria
succeedes Seleusus III Ceraunus [9th horn]
187 Seleucus IV Philopator of Syria
succeedes Antiochus III the Great [10th horn]
175-164 Antiochus IV Epiphanes of Syria usurps throne
from elder brother Seleucus IV Philopator,
minor nephew Demetrius,
and rival Heliodorus,
with help of Pergamum. [little horn]

Revelation history:

Revelation:

5 Herod’s reign has people craving for the Messiah Rev 12:1-2

37 BC Rome gains control of Jerusalem
through Herod the Great Rev 12:3-4
30 Jesus resurrected. And Pentecost Rev 12:5
275 Rome rising as a world power Rev 12:7-12
Summer 66 Riot in Jerusalem put down.
Zealots revolt. Roman garrisons overpowered
in Jericho, Machaeaus, Masada, and Jerusalem.
Non-Jewish communities in Judea slaughtered.
Syria and Herod Agrippa I with 20,000 troups
march against Jerusalem which is captured Rev 12:6-14
66 Nero sends Vespasian to Canaan Rev 12:13-16
Fall 69 Vespasian goes to Rome as Emperor Rev 12:17

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8/70 Temple burned.
Roman set ensigns on eastern wall of temple,
sacrifice to them
and proclaim Titus as Caesar. [3 1/2 years from
rebellions beginning]

Revelation 12

Israel, who’s name had been Jacob, his wife Rachael (mother of Judah), and the descendents of the 12 tribes (12:1) was suffering in preparation for the coming of God’s Messiah (12:2). There had been many empires. The seven greatest that caused Israel to suffer, were Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Media, Persia, Greece and now Rome. Each, in it’s time had worn the crown of "world ruler". Rome, the current empire, had been ruled by ten emperors since Julius Caesar was assassinated. They were Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, and Titus (12:3).

Rome had conquered many nations, and then stood poised to absorb Israel’s Messiah. All He need do was claim the kingdoms of the world (12:4). The Messiah, who would rule all nations, was born in 5 BC and named Jesus. Jesus did not give in to the temptation to conquer Rome and becoming emperor. Instead Jesus was crucified and remained faithful to God. Then God raised Him from the grave and The Christ was assumpted to sit with His Father on The Throne of Heaven (12:5).

Then, in 67 AD, Rome was "forced" to put down the Jewish rebellion. When Roman armies destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD, the Zealots fled to the fortress of Masada, where they would remain safe for 3 1/2 years (42 lunar months)(1260 days) (12:6).

I must regress here for a few moments, in order to explain what happened next. Throughout the Old Testament, one of God’s archangels had the task of testing God’s people. His name was Satan (whose name in Hebrew means "the adversary"). His "job" required him to doubt the people of God and to test their veracity. He learned to question everything. Eventually he began to question God, and he developed a secret plan to come to power and to rule heaven and earth. But when Satan tempted God’s Son to betray God, and then arranged to have Jesus killed with out asking God’s permission, he had gone too far.

God ordered Satan to leave heaven. Satan chose to fight. Thus God commanded the archangel Michael to evict Satan and all his followers from heaven (12:7). Satan was defeated, and lost the privilege of personal access into the presence of God (12:8).

Satan was the deceiver who, as a serpent, had successfully tempted Eve and Adam in the Garden of Eden. Satan was also known as the Devil (which means "accuser" or "slanderer" in Greek). Satan, and those who served him, then took up residence on earth (12:9).

Since the reign of Caligula the people of God have been suffering under the authority of Satan. The people of God have personally defeated Satan through their faith in Christ, through their actions of witnessing, and because when they were faced with torture as followers of Jesus, they would rather die then disavow Jesus (12:10-11).

Satan is no longer restrained, pretending serve God. He was frustrated and embarrassed, and is now full of anger. He wants revenge on God, but will have to vent his wrath on the followers of God before God stops him (12:12).

To continue:

When Satan was evicted from heaven, he came to earth and deceived Rome to abuse the followers of YHWH. Now, after destroying Jerusalem and The Temple in 70 AD, Rome was pursuing rebellious Israel (12:13). God guided the Zealots to Masada, and the armies of Rome followed. There they would be trapped, but secure from attack, for 3 1/2 years (12:14).

On orders from Rome, the armies had pursued the Zealots (12:15). But the natural formations of Masada stopped the army from its desire to assault the Zealots (12:16). So the Roman armies established a siege and released the majority of their forces to continue to "mop-up" all resistance. That would include Messianic Jews (who keep the commandments AND believe that Jesus is the Messiah/Christ) (12:17).

Revelation:

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753 BC Rome built on 7 hills Rev 13:1-7
Spring 67 Vespasian sets out from Caesarea with 50,000 troups.
Takes Galilee, Samaria, Perea and Idumea Rev 13:1
4/2/68 Nero has servant stab himin throat and dies.
Rumor spreads that he had escaped,
and would return from the east Rev 13:3-4
66 Nero sends Vespasian to Canaan Rev 13:5-6
37 BC Rome gains control of Jerusalem
through Herod the Great Rev 13:7

Spring 67 Vespasian sets out from Caesarea with 50,000 troups.
Takes Galilee, Samaria, Perea and Idumea Rev 13:10

44-100 Tetrarch Herod Agrippa II rules Galilee/Perea Rev 13:11-12

41 Caligula tried to have statues
erected in Jerusalem temple Rev 13:13-17
[Neron Caesar (translated into Hebrew and cyphered) = 666]
[Nero Caesar (translated into Hebrew and chphered) = 616]
Rev 13:18

Spring 74 Masada falls [3 1/2 years after
temple fell]

Revelation 13

Satan, with influence over nations, and people as numerous as the sands of the sea (12:18), calls forth one nation from among all the ‘sea of nations’. This was the culmination of all the empires that had "ruled the world", and had afflicted Israel, and all the rulers which had ever claimed to be divine (13:1). Rome is like the Greeks, Persians, and Babylonians combined, but now under the authority of Satan, using the power of Satan, and kneeling to the throne of Satan (13:2).

One emperor, Nero, had been killed by a sword in 68 AD. Then it was reported that he would return from the underworld. Satan used this rumor about Nero to establish an arch-Christ [anti-Christ], to mimic the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And though there was disruption in the imperial succession, with three more "emperors" in that one year, the Roman Empire survived. And the people were surprised that the empire did not collapse into chaos, and they continued to follow the lead of Rome (13:3).

The Imperial Cult of emperor worship, and the worship of Roma (the city of Rome) grew so influential that it came to virtually rule the empire. Thus the people of the empire came to worship Roma and the emperor, and thus to worship Satan. No nation can compete with the Roman Empire (13:4).

When the Roman armies had conquered Jerusalem they established their banners in the temple area and declared the emperor to be the god of Israel, the Romans would continue to exercise authority over Israel for 3 1/2 years (13:5). The Romans never ceased to demand that the people admit that Caesar was their god while cursing and making fun of God and the people of God (13:6).

Meanwhile, the armies gained control of Canaan and to put an end to the rebellion. So the Zealots and all rebellious Jews, including some of the Messianic Jews, were hunted. And in 73 AD the Roman armies forced their way into the Masada fortress and found the Zealots already dead (13:7).

And those who recognized that the Roman Empire and the Imperial Cult were Satanic were the only ones who did not worship the emperor and Roma (13:8). In this way the world will be purified. The true followers of YHWH need to endure it in faith (13:9-10).

As Rome destroyed Jerusalem, the priests and bureaucrats of the empire began to seriously enforce the Imperial Cult of emperor worship. Just as Pergamum and Ephesus, in Roman Asia, had wholeheartedly embraced the Imperial Cult in the land to the north, so Canaan was now expected to worship Satan, and speak the same message of emperor worship (13:11).

The Imperial Cult had finally reached the point that it had the authority that an emperor had, and it used that authority to try to make the emperor a puppet, with the cult priests "pulling the strings". The cult encouraged the spread of the rumor that Nero had been returned from the dead and, would one day soon, return to power (13:12).

The priests tricked the people with ‘miracles’ and ‘signs’, even to the point of mimicking OT prophets (13:13). And once the cult has deceived the populace, they encouraged the building of statues, like the many of Nero throughout the empire, of the ’emperor gods’ and required that the populace offer "worship" to the images (13:14). Then the priests encouraged the people to seek advice from the statues. And the priests would "speak the words" of the god’s response. And sometimes the statues would "inform" the populace to spy out, and persecute, those who would not worship the ’emperor god’ (13:15).

The cult required that anyone in a guild, or anyone who did business, would have to show proof that they were an "emperor worshiper" in good standing. Your loyalty comes from your head, but was expressed by your right hand sprinkling the incense offering to the image of Caesar. Then, when they properly offered their "worship", a certificate would be marked with the "seal" of the emperor Nero (13:16-18).

Revelation:

30 Jesus resurrected. And Pentecost Rev 17:4

753 BC Rome built on 7 hills Rev 17:7

4/2/68 Nero has servant stab himin throat and dies.
Rumor spreads that he had escaped,
and would return from the east Rev 17:8

753 BC Rome built on 7 hills Rev 17:9-10

4/2/68 Nero has servant stab himin throat and dies.
Rumor spreads that he had escaped,
and would return from the east Rev 17:10-11

9/7/70 Upper city falls. Jerusalem burned. High priest deposed.
Sanhedrian dismissed. Jerusalem made uninhabitable.
EDICT: Jews banned from Jerusalem
a large colony of Roman veterans granted land in Judea
(Jews ousted) Rev 17:16-17

Revelation 17

John was given a vision of judgment on the Imperial Cult, Roma, an evil that influences many (17:1), which the emperors have allowed as an excuse to allow them to do evil (17:2). The Roman empire, which is the worst of all the empires put together, and whose rulers dare call themselves ‘divine’ (17:3), is controlled by Roma, the Imperial Cult, which presents itself with pomp and ceremony as though it were the royal ruler. But in reality the idolatry and sexual promiscuity permeate everything (17:4).

Like a prostitute who wears her name on a headband, Roma has declared itself to be the worst whore in history, because of the way the cult demands that ALL must worship the emperors as gods. We may call this evil Imperial Cult "Babylon", but it is really Roma, the city of Rome (17:5).

Rome is out of control, and has persecuted and abused both the Jews and the believers, and is guilty of slaughtering the innocent (17:6).

John was amazed that God would allow such an evil organization to persecute His righteous people (17:7).

The empire under Augustus and Tiberius was tolerable, but once Satan took control and made the Roma cult and the Roman Empire the tool of his vengeance, they have descended into the pit of depravity. One day soon the Roman Empire will take control away from the Roma cult, but it will be too late. Rome will still be destroyed by God. And the non-believers will be amazed when Rome is destroyed (17:8).

Rome is controlled by the Roma cult, as were the emperors (17:9). The emperors that persecuted the followers of YHWH, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Vespasian, and Titus have died. Domitian is the current emperor. There will be one more emperor, but he will only rule for a short time (17:10).

Nero will then return, but will eventually be destroyed (17:11). Nero will be joined by ten rulers, from outside the empire, to whom Rome has not ‘given’ authority. Nero will promise them Roman support, and they will join forces for a short time (17:12). All will follow Nero, as the ruler of the Roman Empire (17:13). They will attempt to slaughter the followers of Jesus, but will fail (17:14).

The Roma cult rules many (17:15), but Nero and the ten rulers will slaughter the cult priests, divide the plunder, and leave the temples exposed to further attacks (17:16).

For it is the will of God to destroy the Roma cult in this fashion (17:17). Roma and Rome will be destroyed (17:18).

HEADS AND HORNS:

31 Augustus becomes Emperor of Rome [head 1, horn 1]
14 AD Tiberius becomes Emperor [head 2, horn 2]
37 Caligula becomes Emperor [head 3, horn 3]
41 Claudius becomes Emperor [head 4, horn 4]
6/6/54 Nero becomes Emperor [head 5, horn 5]
4/2/68 Galba becomes Emperor [horn 6]
1/15/69 Otho becomes Emperor [horn 7]
4/16/69 Vitellius becomes Emperor [horn 8]
7/1/69 Vespasian becomes Emperor [head 6, horn 9]
79 Titus Emperor [head 7, horn 10]

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