Episode 187: Revelation 17 unveils for us the identity of the nation or empire which will be judged by God and His wrath poured out upon them: Rome. With heavy emphasis on Old Testament prophecy (esp. Daniel 7), John, by means of angelic interpreter, describes the nation precisely and reveals history before it happens.
The Seven (7) Heads (+ 1) in Revelation 17:
3. Gaius (AKA Caligula)
5. Nero (“was”)
[3 usurpers who are not counted: Galba, Otho, Vitellius)
6. Vespasian (“is”)
7. Titus (“is to come…for a little while”)
8. Domitian (the beast)
Question of the Day: Is the Bible historically reliable (part 1)?