The Parallel Prophecies of Daniel

The parallel prophecies of Daniel substantially cover the same historical periods:

Empire Daniel 2 Daniel 7 Daniel 8-9 Daniel 11-12
Babylon
606-539 BC
Head: Gold
Daniel 2:32,37,38
Lion with Wings
Daniel 7:4,12,17
Conquered by Ram
Daniel 8:4
Persia
539-331 BC
Chest & Arms: Silver
Daniel 2:32,39
Bear
Daniel 7:5,12,17
Ram
Daniel 8:3-7,20 & 9:24-25
Kings of Persia
Daniel 10:1-2 & 11:1-2
Greece
331-168 BC
Belly & Thighs: Brass
Daniel 2:32,39
4 Winged Leopard
Daniel 7:6,12,17
Goat
Daniel 8:5-9,21,22
Greek Kings of North & South
Daniel 11:2-6,40
Rome
168 BC – 476 AD
Legs: Iron
Daniel 2:33-35,40-44
10 Horned Dragon
Daniel 7:7-8,11,17-26
Little Horn
Daniel 8:9-13,22-25
People of Prince
Daniel 9:25-27
“He/Him”
Daniel 11:16-45
Rome: Divided
476 AD – End of Time
Feet & Toes: Iron & Clay
Daniel 2:33,35,40-45
Ten Horns (Europe)
Daniel 7:7-8,17-26
Little Horn
Daniel 8:25-26
Ships of Kittim
Daniel 11:16-45
The Papacy
538-1798 AD
Little Horn
Daniel 7:8,17-26
Little Horn
Daniel 8:25-26 & 9:27
Forsakers of Holy Covenant
Daniel 11:30-35,45
Scatterer of Holy People
Daniel 12:7
Abomination of Desolation
Daniel 12:11-12
Kingdom of Christ Stone
Daniel 2:34,35,44,45
Judgement
In Heaven: Daniel 7:9-14
On Earth: Daniel 7:26-27
Messiah Prince of Covenant
Daniel 9:24-27
Judgement on the Desolator
Daniel 9:27
Michael
Daniel 12:1-3

Keys to Understanding Prophetic Timelines

A guide to the proper use and understanding of the various charts and timelines outlining the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation available on this site and in my books:

  1. Locate the starting point of the prophecy in the stream of history as provided
    by the angel, and follow the historical events to the end of the prophetic
    history, which often terminate with the Second Coming of Christ.
  2. Recognize that the length of the prophecy is determined by adopting the principle which the Reformers acknowledged: that a day in prophecy stands for a literal year,
    comprising 360 days.
  3. God has revealed in his law the principles that underlie all true prosperity both of nations and of individuals. The events outlined in these charts must be viewed in light of this Biblical perspective.

These outline prophecies reveal the true philosophy of history: Historians
relate man’s achievements, his victories and his success in climbing to worldly
greatness in such a way that the growth of nations, the rise and fall of empires,
appear as dependent primarily on the will and power of men. The shaping of
events seems, to a great degree to be determined by man’s power, ambition,
or caprice. But the strength of nations and of individuals is not found in the
opportunities and facilities that appear to make them invincible; it is not found
in their boasted greatness. That which alone can make men great or strong is
the power and purpose of God. Men and nations, by their attitude toward his
purpose, decide their own destiny.

These principles are made clear in the Word of God which draws back the
curtain on the stage of history, and we witness, behind, above, and through all the
play and counter play of human interests, and power and passions, the agencies
of the all-merciful One, silently and patiently working out the counsels of his will.
Thus the power exercised by every ruler on earth is Heaven-imparted; and upon
his use of the power so bestowed his success depends. To each the word of the
divine Watcher is:

I have girded you though you have not known me. – Isaiah 45:5