down the prophetic road of history created through time over the
lands of the Middle East, allows one to grasp how God used the
concept of empire to keep track of time from the beginning to the
end of the Jewish covenant. Itís a continuous road, unbroken
from their captivity in Egypt to the wrath that will drive them back
to God in their final days
God revealed to Daniel
how the land of Babylon would grow over time when he revealed the
mystery of the great image of King Nebuchadnezzar.
Nebuchadnezzar was so
awed by Danielís power to first tell and then interpret his dream
that he declared Danielís God to be God!
First came Egypt and the
captivity ended at the time of Moses and the exodus. Later in their
history, the northern tribes were defeated and carried into bondage
by the Assyrians.
Then Nebuchadnezzar of
Babylon invaded and took the southern tribes of Judah into
captivity, and is the time when Daniel prophesied.
Cyrus over throws Babylon and forms
what time has called the Medo-Persian Empire which takes in all of
what is now called the Middle East. It was during the reign of the
Medo-Persian Kings when the clock on Danielís seventy weeks prophecy