This message is crucial for us today, because the prophesy of Daniel was NOT completely fulfilled by Antiochus and Judah Maccabee. Although so many details are historical facts, there are details that remain for some time in the future. After a deceptive season of peace this very charismatic man will turn against the God of Israel and His people. This will be a time of great persecution unlike any other. The Bible calls this the time of Jacob’s Trouble. Two thirds of the Jewish people will die as will many non-Jews who support Israel and follow Yeshua the Messiah of Israel.