“a mighty king.” This is Alexander the Great. The Bible’s description of him is accurate: he had a vast empire, was an absolute ruler, and did what he pleased. But, as we know from history, he died prematurely and his kingdom was divided up and ruled by four of his generals. He had a huge impact on history. For example, his conquest of Egypt led to Egypt being ruled by Greeks (“Cleopatra Queen of Egypt” was actually a Greek), and to the development of the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament.