The Feet of Iron and Earthenware After the Hasmonean Heyday
'And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay'
(The Feet of Iron and Clay. Daniel 2:41-43)
“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven
suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force” (Jesus, Matthew 11:12).
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