Very disappointed in this book of Daniel. Evangelical Press go to page 59, Daniel 2:17-18 "The," should read "Then," Daniel... Author is off base on page 69, "The view that the parts of the statue represent the Babylonian, Persian, Greek and Roman empires, though it seems plausible, is INVALIDATED by simultaneity. There is no need to try to identify the second, third and fourth kingdoms as they are contemporaneous." If is very important to to examine this vision in detail to understand history and God's plan. Read "The Communicator's Commentary on Daniel, by Sinclair B. Ferguson, pages 62 thru 67, and see how relevant Babylonian, Medo-Persian Empire, Greek Empire and Roman Empire's are, etc. Also, review what is said about this Chapter in The Expositor's Bible Commentary Vol 7. Disappointed in this Book.