Origin and Application:
Daniel was a prophet whose flair for interpreting signs and dreams made him well-known in the government of Babylon. There was a time when King Nebuchadnezzar dreamt of a statue with a head of gold and feet of partly clay and partly iron. Daniel interpreted the feet of clay and iron as a symbol for the coming of a kingdom which would be partly strong as iron and partly weak as clay. As history had proved, the feet and toes signified the Roman Empire, which was later divided into ten states. Some were strong as iron, but others were weak as clay.