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The Vision of the Eagle

11 On the second night I had a dream, and behold, there came up from the sea an eagle that had twelve feathered wings and three heads.

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10 He said to me, “This is the interpretation of this vision which you have seen: 11 The eagle which you saw coming up from the sea is the fourth kingdom which appeared in a vision to your brother Daniel. 12 But it was not explained to him as I now explain or have explained it to you. 13 Behold, the days are coming when a kingdom shall arise on earth, and it shall be more terrifying than all the kingdoms that have been before it.

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22 As for your seeing three heads at rest, this is the interpretation: 23 In its last days the Most High will raise up three kings,[a] and they[b] shall renew many things in it, and shall rule the earth 24 and its inhabitants more oppressively than all who were before them; therefore they are called the heads of the eagle. 25 For it is they who shall sum up his wickedness and perform his last actions.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Esdras 12:23 Syr Ethiop Arab Arm: Lat kingdoms
  2. 2 Esdras 12:23 Syr Ethiop Arm: Lat he

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