God‘s Story Podcast

Alastair Roberts on Daniel 2

February 26, 2022

How does the metal man image of Daniel 2 relate to the book of Revelation? What does the Empire statue image mean?

  • (0:49) The conflict of Empires established further.  The Babel project again;
  • (3:08) How the Empires of Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome become God’s Empire for the Restoration period;
  • (9:00) The Jewish people as faithful witnesses within the Empire;
  • (9:45) What happens in the chapter.  Political crisis and opportunity;
  • (12:23) Significance of the image and the parts of it;
  • (22:04) The significance of the clay – the Herod’s and the religious leaders;
  • (24:10) The stone that smashes the statue.  The Lord Jesus and the Kingdom   He brings.  The book of Revelation and the book of Daniel.
  • (27:30) The metal man in Daniel 2 and the metal man in Revelation 1;
  • (29:34) God’s sovereign control over human history.
  • (35:30) James Jordan’s book ‘The Handwriting on the Wall’


Links mentioned in today’s episode:



The Handwriting on the Wall: A Commentary on the Book of Daniel: James B. Jordan: 9780915815630: Amazon.com: Books


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