Alexander the Great read his own Prophecy in Daniel

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Alexander the Great read his own Prophecy in Daniel

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The Book of Daniel was written 250 years before Alexander the Great was born.

The prophets Daniel and Zechariah wrote prophecies concerning Greece and Alexander’s Macedonian Empire. The non-eschatological prophecies in Daniel have proved so reliable that some critics have tried to post-date his writing, even though copious literary, historical and biblical factors point to a date of writing in the sixth century B.C. Zechariah, writing sometime between 520 and 470 B.C., was also well before Alexander’s rise to power.

Daniel 7:6
"After this I kept looking, and behold, another one, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird; the beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it.

Daniel 8:5-9
While I was observing, behold, a male goat was coming from the west over the surface of the whole earth without touching the ground; and the goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes. He came up to the ram that had the two horns, which I had seen standing in front of the canal, and rushed at him in his mighty wrath. I saw him come beside the ram, and he was enraged at him; and he struck the ram and shattered his two horns, and the ram had no strength to withstand him. So he hurled him to the ground and trampled on him, and there was none to rescue the ram from his power.

Daniel 11:3
"And a mighty king will arise, and he will rule with great authority and do as he pleases.

Daniel 8:21
"The shaggy goat represents the kingdom of Greece, and the large horn that is between his eyes is the first king.

Daniel 11:4
And as soon as he has arisen, this kingdom shall be broken and divided toward the four winds of heaven, but not to his posterity, nor according to the authority with which he ruled, for his kingdom shall be plucked up and go to others besides these.

At the height of the Persian power there arose in the country of Macedonia (which we now know as Greece), north of the Aegean Sea, a man by the name of Philip of Macedon, who became a leader in his own country. He united the islands of Greece and became their ruler. His son was destined to become one of the great world leaders of all time, Alexander the Great. In 330 B.C. a tremendous battle between the Persians and the Greeks entirely altered the course of history. In that battle, Alexander, as a young man only twenty years old, led the armies of Greece in victory over the Persians and completely demolished the power of Persia. The center of world power then shifted farther west into Greece, and the Grecian empire was born.

A year after that historic battle, Alexander the Great led his armies down into the Syrian world toward Egypt. On the way, he planned to lay siege to the city of Jerusalem. As the victorious armies of the Greeks approached the city, word was brought to the Jews in Jerusalem that the armies were on their way. The high priest at that time, who was a godly old man by the name of Jaddua (who, by the way, is mentioned in the Bible in the book of Nehemiah) took the sacred writings of Daniel the prophet and, accompanied by a host of other priests dressed in white garments, went forth and met Alexander some distance outside the city.

All this is from the report of Josephus, the Jewish historian, who tells us that Alexander left his army and hurried to meet this body of priests. When he met them, he told the high priest that he had had a vision the night before in which God had shown him an old man, robed in a white garment, who would show him something of great significance to himself, according to the account, the high priest then opened the prophecies of Daniel and read them to Alexander.

In the prophecies Alexander was able to see the predictions that he would become that notable goat with the horn in his forehead, who would come from the West and smash the power of Medio-Persia and conquer the world. He was so overwhelmed by the accuracy of this prophecy and, of course, by the fact that it spoke about him, that he promised that he would save Jerusalem from siege, and sent the high priest back with honors.
Ecclesiastes 10:2 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

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I was reading the Koran last night, and discovered that Alexander the Great is considered a prophet of Allah.
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Glacier wrote:I was reading the Koran last night, and discovered that Alexander the Great is considered a prophet of Allah.


Interesting? I wonder why? Long before Islam got it's start? Maybe the Muslims feel that Alexander the Great helped towards creating Islam by destroying Darius III Persian Empire?
Ecclesiastes 10:2 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

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Ecclesiastes 10:2 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

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Maybe God had Alexander the Great destroy the Persian Empire to make way for Christ 300 years later? And also Christ's disciples who went to the Empire of Parthia which Josephus said lived immense multitude of Israelites East of the Euphrates River?

Josephus: there are but two tribes in Asia and Europe subject to the Romans, while the ten tribes are beyond Euphrates till now, and are an immense multitude, and not to be estimated by numbers.

For this reason Christ disciple went east after Christs death.
Ecclesiastes 10:2 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

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