Q. I’ve read your articles about the revived Roman empire either being from the Western or Eastern leg of old Rome. If the ten toes of Nebuchadnezzar’s statue represent these kings and each leg represents the eastern and western leg, then is it possible the ten kings could be a mix of 5 Islamic leaders and 5 western leaders?
A. As I mentioned in the article, making the two legs represent the Eastern and Western divisions of the Roman Empire is a bit of a stretch. In the first place the two legs began with Greece, appearing as the belly and thighs of bronze on Nebuchadnezzar’s statue (Daniel 2:31-33). And then there’s the fact that the two divisions of Rome only existed together for a hundred years or so out of Rome’s entire time as a world Empire.
I think it’s premature to speculate on the make up of the 10 toes of the statue or the 10 kings of Rev. 17, but I haven’t seen anything to indicate they will be equally divided between western and Islamic leaders.