Daniel 2:39

And after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to you, and another third kingdom of bronze, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Another kingdom; viz. that of the Medes and Persians. (Challoner) Inferior; later, of less duration and extent. (Calmet) Third That of Alexander the Great. (Challoner) World. Alexander received ambassadors at Babylon, from the most distant nations, testifying their submission. He conquered beyond the river Indus (Diod. A. 1. Olym. 14.) (Calmet)


AD 420
(the Vulgate LXX has "made of copper"), which shall rule over the entire earth." This signifies the Alexandrian empire, and that of (p. 504) the Macedonians, and of Alexander's successors. Now this is properly termed brazen, for among all the metals bronze possesses an outstanding resonance and a clear ring, and the blast of a brazen trumpet is heard far and wide, (634) so that it signifies not only the fame and power of the empire but also the eloquence of the Greek language.


AD 420
(The Vulgate LXX does not include "made of silver.") That is to say, the empire of the Medes and Persians, which bears a resemblance to silver, being inferior to the preceding empire, and superior to that which is to follow.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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