The forgotten Light of day, waiting for me outside of this cave

Alexander the Great is one of the Dhu-L Qarnayn of the Quran

Atualizado: Nov 4

Alexander the Great in Quran and Middle Eastern Myths

8 de dez. de 2020

Kings and Generals YouTube Channel

The video was made by Yağız Bozan and Murat Can Yağbasan, while the script was researched and written by David Munćan. This video was narrated by Officially Devin (

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The Book of Daniel, Part 2

CHAPTER VII. Daniel's Night Visions and Their Meaning

The night vision of the three beasts* (verses 1-6).

(*} In Revelation iv. and v. we read in the A. V. of " beasts " but the words there should be translated "living ones"; they are the cherubin of Ezekiel's vision.

"The first was like a lion, and had eagles wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it."

As gold is the most precious metal, so the lion IS the king among the beasts of the forest. The gold in the dream image and the first beast represent the Babylonian empire. In the beginning it was a lion with wings, but they were plucked out; it lost its strength and though it had a man's heart, it was a beast still. This may also have connection with Nebuchadnezzar's insanity experience.

{Even before this Nebuchadnezzar had been described as a lion. "The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way" (Jerem. iv. 7). Elsewhere he is spoken of as an eagle.}

"And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said unto it, Arise, devour much flesh."

The bear stands for the Medo-Persian empire, the empire seen as of silver, the chest and arms.

In the eighth chapter this Medo-Persian empire is represented by the ram with two horns.

"After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it."

The leopard, with four wings and four heads, is the picture of the Graeco-Macedonian empire, corresponding to the thighs of brass in the image of Nebuchadnezzar. The four wings denote its swiftness, the four heads the partition of this empire into the kingdoms of Syria, Egypt, Macedonia and Asia Minor. It is seen in the next chapter as the rough he-goat with a notable horn (Alexander the Great) and the little horn (Antiochus Epiphanes). The fourth beast was not seen in the first vision. Before we turn to the second night vision of the Prophet we call attention to the fact that in the selection of beasts to represent these world powers who domineer the times of the Gentiles, God tells us that their moral character is beastly. The lion devours, the bear crushes, the leopard springs upon its prey. The next, the fourth and last world empire is so beastly that no beast on earth is found to describe its true character. The great nations of Christendom, the nations which will be included in the future revival of the Roman empire in its ten kingdom aspect, testify unconsciously to their devouring, beastly, ferocious nature. The emblem of not one of these nations is the dove or any other harmless creature. But you find the lion, the bear, the unicorn, the eagle and sometimes a monstrosity, an eagle with two heads. Their standing armies, their ever increasing navies both on the sea and now even of the air, tell us beforehand that some coming day in the near future, the dogs of war will be let loose and the beasts will do their most dreadful work.

Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. The Prophet Daniel: A Key to the Visions and Prophecies of the Book of Daniel. Kindle Edition.

Alexander the Great's history

Epic History TV YouTube Channel

Alexander the Great's history in full four-part Epic History TV's documentary in 4 videos. Follow the incredible story of the Macedonian king as he embarks on the total conquest of the ancient world's greatest superpower, the Persian Empire. With dramatic victories at Granicus, Issus and Gaugamela, Alexander defeats Darius III and claims the throne of Persia. But his campaign to subdue the empire's eastern provinces and reach the edge of the known world will take him to modern Afghanistan, Pakistan and the frontier of India, where he meets Indian king Porus in battle at the Hydaspes. This is the complete overview of Alexander's achievements, a period of immense drama and 10-year historical significance, as the young Macedonian king's breathtaking achievements ushered in a new era in the history of the Eastern Europe and the East - the Hellenistic age.

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Top 14 Decisive Ancient Battles in History

War has been fought for many reasons throughout history. Blood has been spilled, kingdoms destroyed, and people slaughtered. Some battles played a significant role in history, some created legends which have been passed down through the generations, and some of the efficient military tactics that originated on the ancient battlefields are still followed today. Ancient military commanders like Alexander the Great and Hannibal proved with their brilliant strategies that nothing was impossible on the battlefield.

14. Battle of Plataea (479 BC) 13. Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC) 12. Battle of Red Cliffs (208 AD) 11. Battle of the Hydaspes (326 BC) 10. Battle of Changping (262 BC–260 BC) 9. Battle of Chalons (451 AD) 8. Battle of Kadesh (1274 BC) 7. The Siege of Syracuse (214 BC–212 BC) 6. Battle of the Metaurus (207 BC) 5. Third Servile War (73 BC–71 BC) 4. Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC) 3. Battle of Salamis (480 BC) 2. Battle of Carrhae (53 BC) 1. Battle of Gaixia (202 BC)

4. Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC)

Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC)
Battle of Gaugamela (331 BC)

Battle Between: Hellenic League and Achaemenid Empire

Hellenic Leaders: Alexander the Great, Hephaestion, Craterus, Parmenion, Ptolemy, Perdiccas, Antigonus, Cleitus, Nearchus, Seleucus, Ariston, Simmias of Macedon

Achaemenid Leaders: Darius III, Bessus, Mazaeus, Orontes II, Atropates

Date: October 1, 331 BC

Victory: Greek

Location: Tel Gomel near Mosul

Hellenic Army: 47,000

Achaemenid Army: 34,000–100,000

The decisive battle between Alexander the Great and the Persian Achaemenid Empire took place on October 1, 331 BC. Despite his small military force (compared to the Achaemenid Empire), Alexander’s tactics worked effectively. The two great armies met near Gaugamela (the present-day city of Mosul in Iraq). Alexander’s ingenious tactics worked so effectively that the battle led to the fall of the Achaemenid Empire.

Alexander, movie; 2004.

Battle of Gaugamela scene

Consulting the gods

A sacrifice to guarantee the favor of the gods. The evil way of the gentiles.

Foreseeing the result of the battle. The evil way of the gentiles.

Trying to change the future’s destiny, the destiny of the battle. The eternal curse of evil magic.

Alexander's speech

  1. Inspiring his men’s loyalty and bravery in combat.

  2. Calling for their ancestor's memory to unite all of them to their same origin in life and identity.

  3. Demoralizing the honor of their enemy’s leadership.

  4. Inspiring the soldier’s hatred against their common enemy.

  5. Justifying the moral right to eliminate all their enemies.

  6. Calling the Hellenic Greeks to the memory of the great burden of the enemy’s tyranny.

  7. Preparing emotionally all of his men for the worst: death.

  8. Remembering them of the greatest honor of a soldier’s life: To die for his master’s great cause:

“Conquer your fear, and I promise you, you will conquer death!”

“And someday I vow to you…
your sons and your grandsons
will look into your eyes.
And when they ask why you
fought so bravely at Gaugamela...
you will answer…
with all the strength
of your great, great hearts:
"I was here this day at Gaugamela..."
for the freedom...
and glory...
...of Greece!*

The decisive battle against the Persians begins;