A Bear a leopard.
A connection with the beasts of Daniel. John knows Daniel knows beasts. Also in common are the ten horns. John’s beast was like a leopard, a bear, and a lion. Daniel is the key to understanding the beasts of the Apocalypse. What do the beasts of Daniel have in common? The Temple. Don’t mess with the Temple.
A Great Sword
A rider of the red horse with power to take peace from the earth. He was also given the key of the bottomless pit – Sebeos may have been the first to see Islam as the true fourth beast of Daniel. Others like Tom Holland “In The Shadow of The Sword” would recognize this. There is something about the Temple that makes a beast a beast.
a holy place. Don’t mess with the temple. Only a beast would. Only two temples but four beasts. The first destroyed the first. The second desecrated the second. The third destroyed the second. The fourth is preventing the third. The abomination of desolation. The Dome of the Rock is in the holy place.
a beast in the making. What makes a beast a beast? Daniel knows beasts and the abomination of desolation mentioned by Jesus. Babylon destroyed the first temple. Greece desecrated the second and Rome destroyed it. Islam and the Dome of the Rock is preventing the third. The four beasts of Daniel.
to understanding the Apocalypse. Daniel knows beasts. John knows Daniel. Your interpretation of what John wrote should be consistent with what Daniel wrote. Daniel understood by books the number of the years. Bible translators agree on numbers. No interpretation necessary. A good place to start. Start with big numbers.