I agree with Covenanter on Dan 9, Matt 24, ark 13, and Luke 21 but I am not a preterist. The KJV translators believed that the pope is the Antichrist, I believe the Geneva translators also did. Certainly the earlier English translators also did, as did the early French and German translators.
It is called "50 Years in the Church of Rome, "Yes I have this and read it. I have the Chick version. When I bought it, the bookstore also had the original at the same price. I wish I had bought that instead as I believe the Chick version is abridged. The store also has his follow up book, 40 years in the Church of Christ. I haven't read that. The bookstore owner had an epileptic fit and collapsed crossing a road and was killed by a car, Very sad. The shop closed soon after that. His son and wife tried to keep it going without success.
I agree with the final paragraph. Verse 40 returns to the Romans who by that time had overthrown the Seleucid kingdom and were thus thus the King of the North, in the person of Augustus. verse 43, Augustus captured the vast treasures of Cleopatra, the last of the Ptolemies. Herod, was allied to Antony but when Antony was defeated he managed against the odds to get in with Augustus. verse 40 the Time of the end refers to the time of the end of the Greek kingdoms. The willful king verse 36 is Herod. The god who his fathers did not know was Augustus, the deified emperor. The rest of the chapter takes us to Christ, Ch 12:1. More accurate than you might imagine.
And Luke tells us what the desolation would be. The Roman armies surrounding Jerusalem. Luke 21: 20 ¶ And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. 22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
Not so. The "they" in Dan 11:31 refers to the Romans, not Antiochus. The Romans came in the ships of Tarshish and their arms stood against Antiochus when he tried to invade Egypt. The Roman general drew a line in the sand and said words to the effect that "If you cross that line , you are a dead man" Antiochus returned the way he came and took his anger out on the Jews. There was only one desolation and it was still future when our Lord said: Mat 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.