Therefore the he-goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones towards the four winds of heaven. Daniel 8:8
There they are, the four successors of Alexander the Great! These surviving generals are well covered in history, so why rave about their appearance in the Book of Daniel? Because this story of Alexander and his generals was written before it took place.
Those who would relegate this telling of the story to the past cannot explain why Daniel was considered one of the greatest of prophets, and cited by Our Lord Himself. Daniel is one of the most hated of Bible books by unbelievers. Sir William Anderson wrote about this in his book, Daniel in the Critic's Den.
But why would anyone be so excited by the message of Daniel chapter eight? Because it goes beyond Alexander and takes us to Antichrist, that is why. Alexander is a type of Antichrist. When we combine the prophetic information in Daniel with that of Revelation, we find that Antichrist will arise from within the old Greek Empire.
That this "scoop" on the Diadochi was written before it occurred, and is ignored or "explained away" by secular historians, is easy to explain. Daniel's pre-vision of Alexander authenticates God's Word, and they cannot have that!
But why do the corporate churches ignore this wonderful prophecy? Because such churches are extensions and servants of the Devil's world. Do you trust these churches to give you the truth? You could look at events now taking place in the Episcopal Church and in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C, for clues to their corruption.
There are treasures in the book of Daniel, not found anywhere else. If you study it, you will be richly rewarded.
To look into this further, see Alexander's successors: the Diadochi.