A Beast in the Making
A beast in the mind of Daniel is different from all the rest. So what makes a beast a beast? Most agree on Antiochus of Greece. All he did was desecrate the second temple. Rome destroyed it. Babylon destroyed the first one. So what is preventing the third one? It should tell us about the fourth beast of Daniel.
A Source For Antiochus
A book not found in many bibles. Jesus mentions the abomination found in Daniel. You will not find Antiochus if your bible does not have the book Maccabees which also mentions the abomination that must be understood to identify what makes a beast a beast in the mind of Daniel.
A Horn of Plenty
A connection to Daniel. The “ten horns” of the fourth beast of Daniel are tied to the second beast of the Apocalypse. The ten dynasties of Islam must be consistent with Daniel as well as with the Apocalypse. They are. They fit. The source, Islamicart, is no longer available but a hard copy of it has been saved.
A Great Sultan
A fit with Daniel. Saladin came out of the Fatimid Caliphate, the fourth of ten Islamic dynasties, and would start the fifth, the Ayyubid dynasty. We also have the Battle of the Horns of Hama and the Battle of the Horns of Hattin. Saladin was involved in both of them. He not only beat the crusaders, he beat Richard the Lionheart. It’s a fit.
A Dome of the Rock
A desolation. What is in the holy place now? The Dome of the Rock is preventing the third temple and that makes Islam a beast different from all the others. The “ten horns” are the ten dynasties of Islam. Counted by Islamic sources. The Ottoman Empire, the tenth dynasty, ended the thousand year Christian empire, The Byzantine Empire, in 1453.
A Red Sea
A great sword to take peace from the earth. The rider is Mohammed the father of Islam that is the fourth beast of Daniel and the second beast of the Apocalypse. It took them 44 years to get to Constantinople where they were stopped. It took them 110 years to get to Tours, France where they were stopped. The history of Islam is all the evidence you need to show that Islam is not a religion of peace.
A Holy Place
A daily sacrifice shall be taken away. What is in the Holy Place now? Daniel has three references to abomination. The first is “he” and most agree he was Antiochus IV Epiphanes. The second is “they” shall place the abomination which is a better fit with the Dome of the Rock that is preventing the daily sacrifice.
A sultan, and a perfect fit with Saladin if you know how to count caliphates, sultanates, or dynasties and can tell the difference. Islam can and they counted ten as in ten horns and they shall hate the whore. A connection between Daniel and the Apocalypse. A little horn reinforces the belief that horns are dynasties.
A Great Sword
A historian reveals the fourth beast of Daniel. Sebeos identifies Islam as the beast with ten horns. Tom Holland’s book, “In the Shadow of the Sword”, documents this. Combine this with the rider of the red horse from the Red Sea. Daniel knows beasts and horns. John knows Daniel. A connection with the Apocalypse.