Daniel later explained to Nebuchadnezzar that this "Stone Kingdom" was the Kingdom of God. For God, declared Daniel, would destroy the "golden" Babylonian World-kingdom of which Nebuchadnezzar himself was the "head."1748 After the destruction of Babylonia, its remnants would be amalgamated into the succeeding lesser and "silver" kingdom,1749 namely the "thorax"-like dual empire of the Medes and the Persians1750 (with its two "arms").
This second kingdom, after its destruction, would be amalgamated into the subsequent "kingdom of brass which shall bear rule over all the Earth."1751 This would prove to be the "abdomen' kingdom of Alexander the Great of Macedon in Greece. That, after his death, was destined to divide up into four lesser Hellenistic kingdoms,1752 as is clear from Daniel chapters seven & eight.