Hey all, I'm looking for some links to information applying Bible prophecy to things occuring at that time. Like how the beasts in Daniel were actually referencing the Babylonian King; a thinly-veiled way to say "God's going to kill him for us". Links would be fantastic, books are great too. I have alot of reading to do since I asked for links and such for the Flood (fantastic stuff BTW, thanks so much).
Historical Bible Application...
I've posted on this before, but this is my view on the matter. Look at a variety of Bible Commentaries. You will find what everybody agrees on up to a certain point and then see where the break begins. I suggest Alber Barnes for starters, but there are many others. look at commentaries on this site: http://www.christianbooks.com
Really, for myself, the most important thing to discover was that PROPHECY dates connected to bible writing are always considered far after the fact. That is
enough to tell me I'm wasting my time.
Check out the dates on Daniel's writings and the game is over.
When you mention Bible in the same breath as History you are witnessing chalk and cheese.
I think I will predict the scores of several large sporting events for this month...but, I won't publish my predictions until the end of next month. That should prove a thousand years from now how great my prescience is!