A Fit With Daniel
A major player. The ten horns are the ten dynasties named by Islam and Saladin is the little horn who arrived during the fourth dynasty and started the fifth. Before whom there were three of the first horns. Saladin and Richard the Lionheart were a big part of the Crusades. Notably the Third one.
A Fit With Daniel
A necessary ingredient. Look to Daniel to validate any interpretation of the Apocalypse. It must fit and that includes the king of the south, his daughter, and one of his commanders who is not a prince. Mohammed, his daughter Fatima, and Mu’awiya I who would be the king of the north are all good fits.
A Search for Truth
A “love of truth seeks a holy leisure“, a Thomas quote of Augustine. Few have the time to devote to pure research and those who do need to share what they have learned. The internet makes this possible. Knowledge shall be increased. Search engines allow others to find what has been discovered.
A Third Temple
A diverse beast in the making. With so many beasts, how does Daniel come up with only four? It’s the temple. Don’t mess with the temple. They shall take away the daily sacrifice. When you see the abomination of desolation standing in the holy place, understand that it is preventing the daily sacrifice.
A Diverse Beast Of Daniel
A different kind of beast. It is what makes a beast a diverse beast. Don’t mess the temple. Babylon destroyed the first temple. Greece desecrated the second. Rome destroyed the second. Islam is preventing the third. What is in the holy place now? The Dome of the Rock. The temple makes the difference.
A Fit with Daniel
A commander and not a prince. Big difference. Mohammed is the king of the south. Fatimah is his daughter. His commander, Muawiyah, became the king of the north. Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, a caliph of the Umayyad dynasty started by Muawiyah and a raiser of taxes, built the Dome of the Rock which is the abomination spoken of by Daniel.
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 Translation Problem
A commander or another interpretation problem if you are looking for the king of the north. There are eight different words in 52 different translations: princes 24, commanders 10, officers 7, officials 5, generals 2, leaders 2, principalities 1, subordinates 1. The word prince suggests a family member unlike the other seven words which have a similar meaning. Makes you wonder about words used in other parts of the bible. These are major differences in words used before you get to the problem of interpreting them. Reader beware.
A King of the South
A king of the north. A fit with Fatimah, Mohammed, and Muawiyah. A fit with Daniel 11:6; the king’s daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north. The dynasty started by Muawiyah built the Dome of the Rock which prevents the third temple. It is the abomination of desolation mentioned by Jesus. A fit with Daniel 11:31: the abomination that maketh desolate.