Daniel 7:7, 23

The Fourth Beast/Roman Empire

Daniel 7:7: “After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse" [Different] "from all the beasts that were before it;" [The Babylonians (The Lion), Persia / Media (The Bear) and the Greeks (The Leopard)] "and it" [The fourth beast] "had ten horns.”

Daniel 7:23: “Thus he" [The angel] "said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,” [The Roman Empire] “which shall be diverse" [Different] "from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth,” [Conquer all nations] “and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.”

2 Esdras 12:11-12

2 Esdras 12:11: “The eagle, whom thou sawest come up from the sea, is the” [Fourth] “kingdom which was seen in the vision of thy brother Daniel.” .

2 Esdras 12:12: “But it" [The Fourth Kingdom/Roman Empire] "was not expounded unto him,” [Daniel] “therefore now I declare it unto thee.”