were once taken very seriously, with many people believing in their
prophetic possibilities. Alexander
the Great certainly believed in his dreams, and with good reason.
Natural History states that Alexander was able to save his friend
Ptolemaus, who was dying of a poisoned wound, after dreaming of a
dragon showing him the cure ... a plant it was holding in its mouth!
The dragon even told him where the plant was growing.
Alexander accepted the dream as truth and found the plant
were it was supposed to be. The
plant cured his friend, and many other soldiers with similar
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had already had a truly prophetic dream come true, due to someone
else having a prophetic dream.
was about to be overrun by Alexander's army when Jerusalem's high
priest was instructed, through a dream, to not resist Alexander, but
instead greet him with honour and gratitude.
The high priest prepared the city for celebration and bravely
walked out the city, followed by his people, all dressed in their
best clothing to welcome Alexander into their homes.
was thrilled – this episode was the real life version of this
dream he describes, “When
I was in Macedonia, dreaming about how I could become master of
Asia, I saw a person in my dream dressed in distinctive robes and
with a tall hat with a strange Asian word written on a golden plate.
He was surrounded by people clothed in white. He urged me to cross
over confidently and take dominion over all peoples.”
did indeed go and take dominion over all peoples.
He never lost a battle in his entire life. Alexander also held a soft spot in his heart for the Jews who
had made his dream prophesy a reality.
When, in 332BC, Alexander founded the new capital city
Alexandria, he said it would always be a place of refuge and
protection for the Jews.
died aged 33. It is now believed that he was the victim of an
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