Sebeos of the 7th century may have been the first to suggest Islam as the fourth beast of Daniel according to Tom Holland in his book, “In the Shadow of the Sword”. There is general agreement that the empires of Babylon, Greece, and Rome were three of the four beasts of Daniel. So what did they have in common? Well Babylon destroyed the first temple, Greece desecrated the second, and Rome destroyed the second. So who or what is preventing the third temple? The Dome of the Rock, the abomination of desolation.