You don’t accept Antiochus IV because it breaks your and the Adventist understanding of Daniel 8. That’s simply not a good reason. The little horn arises from the four kings, not the four winds,a tortured linguistic interpretation. Antiochus arose immediately from the four successors to Alexander, and was that power who desecrated the temple, not the papacy.
Additionally, the time period of chapter 9 is not cut off from that of chapter 8 as Adventist expositors like to posit. That is simply a misreading of the Hebrew term for cut off, or determined. Kate went down this road on a previous thread.
George, I know all the Adventist arguments. I taught them. I no longer buy them. If you do, that’s fine. I accept those that do are still Christians in good faith. Please extend that acceptance to others. We can differ on these issues, and still believe in Jesus together.