Holly wrote:Hi 2thes2,
I'm not familiar with Richardson's book so can't comment on it. From Daniel 7, we know that the Antichrist will be a leader from the revived Roman Empire. The majority of Bible scholars hold this view. The speculation that the Antichrist will be of Islamic, rather than Roman, origin seems to have started since 9/11. I'm skeptical of views that are derived from current events and not Scripture.
Please, state the Verse in Daniel 7.
If it plainly says "Roman Empire", then I have misread the chapter many, many times.
I think a reread of Daniel 7 will show that the Roman Empire is added by the reader as a habit from "tradition". And some "traditions" are not Biblical.