The Lion the Bear and the Leopard
Daniel chapter 7
Photo credit: Leonard Raven-Hill [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
High Time to Awake reader Morag sent this observation regarding my commentary titled “The Leopard is Upon Us!” interpreting the beasts listed in Daniel chapter 7 as contemporary nations. I think that the The Lion, Bear, and Leopard represent England, Russia, and Central Asia.
Morag writes: The Lion = England and Russia the Bear is a good interpretation. For example Dan 7:4 says “the lion was left standing on its two hind legs like a man”.
Have a look at ‘The English Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain’ as used by QE II.
English: Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as used by Queen Elizabeth II from 1953 to the present (as used in all her realms except Scotland)
An old Punch magazine cartoon from 13 December 1911 show ‘the Russian Bear sitting on the tail of the Persian Cat while the British Lion looks on’.
United Russia is the current ruling centre-right party in Russia. It’s symbol naturally is a Bear.
High Time to Awake writes: Thank you Morag for your excellent observations. I think that Daniel chapter 7 describes four kings that create the next world empire. These kings represent four quadrants of the old world. They are the European Union, a new Russian Union, a new Central Asian Union, and the Middle East. Read my verse by verse commentary on Daniel chapter 7 titled “The Leopard is Upon Us!“.