"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" (Hos 4:6)

The Four Gentile World Empires

The lessons below provide the history of the four Gentile world empires that are prophesied in Daniel chapters 2 and 7 to rule successively during the times of the Gentiles. These lessons cover the major events that took place during the time of each empire and their various rulers. Emphasis is placed on events and rulers mentioned in the Bible and any historical information from secular sources is judged in light of the truth of scripture.