The beast that followed the three kingly beasts was called a Diverse Beast – 10 horns and 7 heads.
• “Diverse from all beasts that were before”: — Daniel writes, “I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others” – Dan. 7:19. The word diverse is from shena, meaning “changed” or “made different.” This change is explained as follows: Daniel was told regarding the four beasts, “These great beasts are four kings which shall arise.” The word king is from melek. When Daniel says, “I would know the truth of the fourth beast,” the transcriber says, “The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth.” The word kingdom is from malkûw. Note the difference—melek refers to “king,” while malkûw refers to “kingdom.” This is a key difference from the earlier discussion about the three kingly beasts.
As it immediately follows Saul (Lion), David (Bear) and Solomon (Leopard with 666 spots) it is easy to claim that it is the conjunction of the 10 tribes of Israel and the last 7 kings of Judah – after the demise of Israel at the time of the reign of Hezekiah who restored the Temple and many other positives. There was many kings of Judah after Rehoboam so we need to find out why the concentration on the last 7, if that is the case — before Babylonian captivity.
But there are other issues to cover. This lookalike beast reappears in Rev. 13:1 and it is said of that beast”:
— “One of the (seven) heads (of Judah) as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed.” (Rev. 13.3)
To find this beast we must locate which one of the seven heads received a deadly wounded and how this wound was healed.
So we have a little background to give to reveal the Diverse Beast in coming articles.
Does anyone know who may have been the head with the deadly wound healed?