GREECE: THE BELLY AND THIGHS OF BRASS
“Another third kingdom of brass shall bear rule over all the earth,” declared Daniel. By such expressions as this, he clearly showed the king, that the diverse metals in the image represented different world powers.
In the year 333 B.C., Persia (Iran) gave way to Greece as a world power. Greece was noted for brass or copper, which featured in the armor of its soldiers, who, in consequence, were called the “brazen-coated Greeks.”
Alexander the Great of Macedon, was one of the most successful generals in history. Swiftly he extended his conquests throughout the world, until, as legend has it, “he wept because there were no more worlds to conquer.”
But his triumph was short-lived. He died at the age of 33, during the course of a drinking bout in Babylon, after his army had incurred terrible sufferings in an attack deep into India. Upon his death, the Grecian Empire declined. His empire was divided up by his four generals who proceeded to wage war upon each other. And ultimately they were each in turn conquered by a new power that arose from the west: Rome.
Next time…. ROME: THE LEGS OF IRON
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