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.
Scattered within the Bible's pages are clues about the Beast, but one stands out: his frequent connection with war.
In the Old Testament, 'abomination' is often synonymous with 'idol.' Daniel's original prophecy (Daniel 12:11; 9:27) has more than one fulfillment.
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.
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 1,290-day and 1,335-day time periods refer to events that will happen in this generation. Each period begins with a significant prophetic event.
We need to emulate Daniel by faithfully studying and praying for understanding, asking God for what He has promised and for His will to be done.
The Inter-Testamental period, approximately 400 years between the time of Malachi and Matthew, was a time of intense political and intellectual fermentation.
The books of Zechariah and Malachi create a bridge to the New Testament and the coming of the Son of Man.
Why do the many churches disagree about what the Bible says? Have you ever proved whether it is the authoritative Word of the Creator God?
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 urged that we get our focus more balanced, emphasizing love over prophetic correctness, not remaining indifferent to what Christ deemed important.
The Olivet Prophecy lists deceit as the first danger confronting Christians who will be living in the disinformation age, strong enough to deceive the elect.