After Alexander's death, his generals carved out kingdoms of their own. From the resultant wars, two major powers emerged: Ptolemaic Egypt and Seleucid Syria.
Europe has seen millions of migrants, mostly Muslims, stream into their nations to the point that it has become a primary topic politically.
Several types of the abomination of desolation have occurred in history, including the desecration of the temple by Antiochus Epiphanes and the Roman legions.
The books of Zechariah and Malachi create a bridge to the New Testament and the coming of the Son of Man.
The King of the South (Daniel 11:40) might be a confederation of Arabic/Islamic nations continually at war with the people of Israel.
Paul's success at promoting the Way started to undermine the prosperity of vendors promoting the worship of Diana, leading to a riotous assembly in her temple.
Before Christ's return, the Two Witnesses must appear, the Beast and False Prophet must arise, and daily animal sacrifices must be re-instituted in Jerusalem.
Luke records the confrontation of the apostles and the Sanhedrin. Amazingly, the apostles found an ally in Gamaliel, a Pharisee and grandson of Hillel.