What is the first -symbol of Revelation 13:9?


"And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten
horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy." Rev. 13: 1.
NOTES - As already learned from studying the Book of Daniel, a beast in prophecy represents
some great earthly power or kingdom; a head, a governing power; horns, number of kingdoms; crowned
heads or crowned horns, political ruler ship; waters, peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues."
Rev. 17: 15.
"The beasts of Daniel and John are empires. The ten-horned beast is the Roman power. . . . The
head is the governing power of the body. The heads of this beast represent successive governments.' -"Romanism and the Reformation," by H. Grattan Guinness, pages 144, 145.

How does David express this same truth?
To how many is the Lord good?
Whose Spirit inspired their utterances?
What petition was made to the emperor by a church convention of bishops in AD 401?
How visible is His coming to be?
Why, after the fall, was man shut away from the tree of life?
In the new earth, what will he no more?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle