Preaching the Gospel, Preparing a People
Thank you so much for your input. I agree with your point. The Roman Empire and Europe are indirectly referenced in the book of Daniel. By tracing the historical empires that follow Babylon, identified as the first empire, we can identify the remaining empires.
Daniel gives God’s inspired interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon’s vision. It is found in The Amplified Bible Footnote D.
D. “Daniel 2:32 Daniel’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream outlines the further history of Gentile world power. The four metals of which the statue was made represented four successive empires, each with the power to rule the inhabited earth—though each stopped short of that. They were: (1) Babylon (Jer 51:7); (2) Medeo-Persia; (3) Greece under Alexander the Great; and (4) Rome. The latter power was divided first into the two legs, corresponding to the eastern and western Roman Empires, and then (after a very long time apparently) into the ten toes, a loosely associated confederacy made up largely of European nations (7:24-27).”
God inspired Daniel to see the future empires. The final earthly kingdom will arise shortly before Christ returns (Dan. 11:44, Rev. 17:12).