THE ABOMINATION THAT CAUSES DESOLATION
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DANIEL CHAPTERS 7 Thru 12
Apostasy - The Abomination That Causes Desolation
1 Cor. 3:17 states:
“if anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.”
goal is to cause us to choose to turn away from the truth of God’s Word and from failing to overcome temptation and
fall away; rebel in apostasy.
Apostasy is defined as a falling away from or rebellion against a belief in God, rejecting a previously-held
belief in salvation.
Abomination is defined as detestable, abominable practices, disgusting practices, or foul things.
is defined as: to make waste, or to make desolate.
The ultimate abomination that causes desolation is when the apostasy of unbelief causes the sacrifices of
praise and commitment to God to cease in the temple of the Holy Spirit, i.e. in the hearts of men itself.
It is the abominable
practices of rejecting God that causes a desolation of the spirit, bringing the inevitable result of God’s judgments
upon the unrepentant.
We are called to overcome tribulation by choosing to walk by faith, not by sight, trusting and abiding in
God’s Word and His promises. God desires the sacrifices of thanksgiving and commitment from the sanctuary
of our hearts, i.e. the temple of the Holy Spirit.
“If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him; for the temple of God is holy, which temple
you are.” 1 Cor. 3:17
“Let no one deceive you by any means;
for that Day will not come unless the falling away (apostasia) comes first, and the man
of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped,
so that he sits as God in the temple (Naos; i.e. spiritual temple) of God, showing himself that he is God.”
2 Thess. 2:3-4
A falling away, defection, rebellion, abandonment, apostasy AV — to forsake
means to depart from a previously-held position of belief in God.
Non Blood “SACRIFICES / OFFERINGS”:
There are 2 basic meanings to the word ‘sacrifice
/ offering’ in the Hebrew:
“Sacrifices /offerings” that do include blood represent offerings for atonement of sin.
/offerings” (i.e. Zebach and Minchah) that do not include blood, such as grain offerings, represent
“praise and commitment to God” such as the following Hebrew words used in the text presented:
Sacrifices of righteousness, thank offerings
Present, Tribute, Oblation, Sacrifice, Meat Offering, Offering (to God), Grain Offering.
Contribution, offering, A heave offering, Any offering, An offering to God, an offering of grain, money, etc), Contribution
SPIRITUAL vs. PHYSICAL TEMPLE: Results (Old Testament)
there are 2 basic meanings in the Hebrew and Greek for the word “temple”. They are represented
by the words ‘naos’ meaning ‘spiritual temple’ or ‘hieron’
meaning a physical building. However, in the Hebrew, there is a third inference for ‘temple’,
meaning a “heavenly place or sanctuary or holy place”. The following are examples of these
HEBREW: (Old Testament)
Sacred Place, sanctuary, Holy Place,
Sanctuary of … the temple, of the
tabernacle, of Ezekiel’s Temple,
Sanctuary Of Jehovah
TEMPLE, palace (HEAVENLY TEMPLE
/ SANCTUARY of JEHOVAH)
TEMPLE, palace (HEAVENLY TEMPLE
/ SANCTUARY of JEHOVAH)
Temple on each side the head
household, home, within, TEMPLE, prison,
place, (HOME / HOUSE / BUILDING)
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GREEK: (New Testament)
TEMPLE, a shrine (HOLY of HOLIES; SPIRTUAL TEMPLE)
DANIEL CHAPTERS 7 THRU 12
In Chapter 7, Daniel now becomes part of the vision rather
than interpreting dreams or visions for others. Daniel’s vision in Chapter 7 outlines in broad terms
events until the end of the age. First the Babylonian kingdom is shown, followed by the Medo-Persian kingdom.
Then the Grecian empire is initiated by conqueror Alexander the Great. Finally a 4th
and last kingdom is revealed to occur at the end of the age.
These events occur until “the Ancient
of Days appeared and judgment was sent and the books were opened”. Daniel describes his vision as
“... one like the Son of Man coming with the clouds of heaven. And came to the Ancient of Days and
they brought him before Him and there was given him dominion and glory and a kingdom that all peoples, nations and languages
should serve Him: His dominion is an everlasting dominion which shall not pass away”.
"… Then the saints shall be given into his hand for a time
and times and half a time (3.5 years)”
"… until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment
was made in favor of the saints”
"I was watching; and the same horn was making war against
the saints, and prevailing against them,
"until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made
in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom.
"Thus he said: 'The fourth beast shall be A fourth
kingdom on earth, Which shall be different from all other kingdoms, And shall devour the whole earth, Trample it and break
it in pieces.
“The ten horns are ten kings Who shall arise from this
kingdom. And another shall rise after them; He shall be different from the first ones, And shall subdue three kings.
“He shall speak pompous words against the Most High,
Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given
into his hand For a time and times and half a time.
“But the court shall be seated, And they shall take away
his dominion, To consume and destroy it forever.
“Then the kingdom and dominion, And the greatness of
the kingdoms under the whole heaven, Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom is an everlasting
kingdom, And all dominions shall serve and obey Him.'
"This is the end of the account. As for me, Daniel, my
thoughts greatly troubled me, and my countenance changed; but I kept the matter in my heart."
8:9, 13b & 14b
Daniel records the beginning with the little horn (281 B.C.) and end points of his prophecy of 2300 days.
(281 B.C. + 2300 years = 2018 A.D.)
8 “Therefore the he goat waxed very great and when he was strong, the great horn was broken, and for it came
up 4 notable ones toward the 4 winds of heaven.
9 “And out of one of them came a little horn” (Antiochus Sotor; 281 BC; Son of 1 of
the 4 Generals ([Seleucus] under Alexander the Great Grecian Empire.)
13b “How long will
the vision be, concerning the daily sacrifices
and the transgression of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled underfoot?”
14b “ … 2300 days and the sanctuary will be cleansed.”
8 Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn (Alexander the Great)
was broken (died), and in place of it four notable ones (4 of Alexander’s Generals) came up toward the four winds
9 And out of one of them came
a little horn (Antiochus Sotor, 281 BC; Son of 1 of the 4 Generals (Seleucus) which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land (Israel). 10 And it
grew up to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and some of the stars to the ground, and
11 He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily sacrifices (sacrifice, praise, commitment to God) were taken away, and the place of the
sanctuary will be cast down because of his transgression.
It even dared to challenge the power of God, Prince of the Celestial Army! And then it threw out daily worship
and desecrated the Sanctuary.
Continually / exalting
the abolishing of the fixed / established place / foundation of the sacred place / sanctuary / holy place, is cast down /
cast off / shed.
Verse 11 emphasizes the little horn / antichrist, will even exalt himself; and by him the continual sacrifices will be taken away. This
refers to the sacrifices of praise and commitment to God, not blood sacrifices. The Messiah has satisfied
the requirement for blood sacrifices. It goes on to say the place of the sanctuary
will be cast down because of his transgression; inferring both a physical and spiritual meaning .
of transgression, an army was given over to the
horn to oppose the daily sacrifices
(of Praise & Commitment to God); and he
cast truth down to the ground. He did all
this and prospered.
THE MESSAGE BIBLE:
As judgment against their sin, the holy people of God got the same treatment as the daily worship. The horn cast God's
Truth aside. High-handed, it took over everything and everyone.
Daily transgressions against God cast down faithfulness / truth / true doctrine throughout the earth.
13 Then I
heard a holy one speaking; and another
holy one said to that certain one who
was speaking, “How long will
the vision be, concerning the
daily sacrifices and the transgression
of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled underfoot?”
Holiness and the
host of the whole creation are trodden underfoot
Holiness and righteousness will prevail unto
righteous conduct and character.
13b “…14 He said to me, “It will take 2,300 days; then the sanctuary will be cleansed.”
281 B.C. Antiochus 1 Soter (meaning Savior) (little horn of Dan. 8:8) took the Throne and
started the Seleucid Empire.
281 + 2300 Days / Years = 2018 A.D.
Chapter 7 initiated a long-term vision of the timeline to the end of the age starting with the “little horn”.
The little horn (Antiochus Soter in 281 B.C.) was the son of one of the four generals that took control of the lands
after Alexander the Great died, and became the Grecian ruler of the Assyrian lands of the old empire.
Assyria is referred
to as “the land of Nimrod” (Micah 5:6). These Assyrian lands included the land of Nimrod and
the curse of Ham by Noah that fell upon his son, Canaan. Commercialism abides within the “curse of
Canaan” with overtones of apostasy intermingled with religion. Revelation 18 records how commercial
exploitations are consumed by fire and judgment at the close of this age.
The “little horn’s” lineage
also included Antiochus Epiphanes, whose physical abomination of desecration of the temple occurred in 165 B.C.
Antiochus IV Epiphanes ruled Assyria as a Greek who Hellenized all he ruled in commercial apostasy.
Zechariah 14:21 states “in that day, (i.e. the Millennial Reign) there shall no longer be a Canaanite in the house
of the Lord of Hosts”. This is precisely why there is a distinguishing between the ‘religious
Babylon’ of Rev. 17 and ‘commercial Babylon’ in Rev. 18.
Therefore, the prophecy of Daniel chapter
8 is pointing to the heritage of the antichrist. It is indicating that the antichrist will be a Roman of
Greek heritage, stemming from the lineage of the little horn, i.e. a type of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, a ruler of the Assyrian
Antiochus Epiphanes (8th in Seleucid Empire lineage), the little horn in
Dan. 8:8 is he who performed the “Abomination of Desolation” on the temple altar and persecuted the Jews
from 171 B.C. to Dec. 25th 165 B.C., at which time Judas Maccabeus restored (aka rededication) the temple
to worship 75 days after the Feast of Tabernacles – now celebrated as Hanukah. This is a foreshadowing
of the Year of Jubilee aka Millennial Kingdom, as described in later pages.
Antiochus IV Epiphanes ruled Assyria, a Greek who Hellenized all he ruled in commercial apostasy. Commercialism
abides within the “curse of Canaan” with religious overtones of apostasy when religion is mixed with commercialism.
This is precisely why there is a distinguishing between the “religious Babylon” of Rev. 17 and “commercial
Babylon” mentioned in Rev. 18. In both Daniel 8 and 11 the Assyrian Antiochus merges almost imperceptibly into
the final antichrist. See The American Assyrian Antichrist web page.
Daniel 7:23-25 notes that the fourth beast
(4th kingdom) “shall be diverse from all kingdoms and shall devour the whole earth and tread it down and
break it into pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are 10 kings that shall arise; and another
shall arise after them. He shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue 3 kings.”
In Daniel 8 and 11, the Assyrian Antiochus merges almost imperceptibly into the final antichrist. Daniel
10:13 refers to the ‘Prince of Persia’, who is juxtaposed with the Prince of Greece (Dan. 10:12).
Persia is in point of fact Assyria, and with the USA now in Assyria (N. Iraq), the US might
find it disconcerting as a final world empire, with its lineage from a Greco-Roman
heritage now ruling the Assyria of Nimrod.
In Isaiah 10:5-24, the antichrist is called
the Assyrian. In the time of Israel, Assyria included Babylonia. In other Scriptures,
the antichrist is termed ‘the king of the North’ (Jer.1:14 and Ezek. 26:7), referring to a term meaning Assyria
So the antichrist will be the king/ruler of Assyria/Persia, which of old was the dominion of Seleucus, the
“little horn” of Greco-Roman heritage.
Daniel then returns to the question of: “how
long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice and the transgression of desolation to give both the sanctuary and
the host to be trodden underfoot?” He was told that it would be “2300 days/years;
then shall the sanctuary be cleansed”. Daniel here is clearly providing a prophetic start time and end time
of the end of the age.
The total period of 2300 days/years is initiated by the little horn of the Seleucid dynasty who
took power as a prophetic event in December of 281 B.C. (some 300 years after Daniel).
Then according to Dan. 8:14 the 2300 days/years extend until the sanctuary is cleansed, which would equate
to an end date of December 2018 A.D.
Note the feast of Hanukah
is also held in December, and also represents a “rededication” of the temple after it was cleansed. Surely
it is a prophetic event that also reflects the Feast of Tabernacles and its typological foreshadowing.
Daniel continues to describe that the same ‘little horn’ “made war with the saints and prevailed
against them until the Ancient of Days came and judgment was given”.
Thus this 4th
kingdom upon the earth shall be diverse from all kingdoms. It shall devour the whole earth and shall tread
it down. “He shall speak great words against the Most High and shall wear out the saints until a
time, times and the dividing of time (3.5 years); but the judgment shall sit and they shall take away his dominion and it
shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom”.
Essentially Daniel’s prophecies present a continual onslaught to remove the sacrifices of praise and commitment
to God, represented by the physical place of the sanctuary prophesied to be cast down, as Satan continues to affect
the casting down true doctrine throughout the earth. These transgressions of apostasy are the abomination that causes
desolation of holiness throughout the whole of creation, exemplified by the “little horn’s onslaught
starting in 281 BC, and continue for 2300 days (+ 2300 years = 2018) until holiness and righteousness prevails thru
the appearance of the “Ancient of Days” at the “end of the age” when righteous conduct and character
Satan’s goal is to cause us to choose to turn away from God’s Word, to be overcome by temptation and to
fall away; rebel in apostasy. This state of abomination is defined as “detestable
and disgusting practices that result in desolation of the spirit”. The ultimate abomination that
causes desolation is when the apostasy of unbelief causes the sacrifices of praise and commitment to God to cease in the temple
of the Holy Spirit, i.e. in the hearts of men. The consequences can only be God’s judgment on the
This removal of the sacrifices of praise and commitment to God was exemplified by the destruction of the
temple 40 years after Jesus’ Crucifixion. This was as prophesied in Dan. 8:11-12 that “the
continual sacrifices will be caused to cease and the place of the sanctuary will be cast down because of his transgression”.
Daniel 8:11 and 11:31 state that the sanctuary fortress (strength of our inner holy place of praise and commitment
to God) represented by the Sanctuary, shall be cast down and replaced with an abomination that causes desolation by evil forces.
In place of the original temple sanctuary, a physical abomination of desolation will be placed in its stead.
This physical representation with a spiritual connotation is represented by the Dome of the Rock mosque built on the
temple site in 683 A.D.
When Jesus describes the abomination of desolation, many
presuppose an operating temple in Jerusalem. Their reasoning: you can’t have the abomination of desolation without a temple. This false belief is exposed by a closer
study of the original Hebrew or Greek.
Some Christians get excited when they see efforts to rebuild the temple. At the same time,
we should understand that the basic impulse behind rebuilding the temple is not of God at all – the desire to
have a place to sacrifice for sin.
believe that all sacrifice for sin was finished at the cross, and any further sacrifice for sin is an offense to God, because
it denies the finished work of Jesus on the cross.
In a sense, Jesus tells us nothing new here. He simply calls
us back to what was prophesied in Daniel. The comment let the reader
understand could have been said by Jesus Himself and not written by Mark.
Note: Daniel’s vision of the 1st
three of 4 kingdoms are now history to us, but were prophecy to Daniel.
“And forces shall be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall
take away the daily sacrifices (of praise), and “set up / place / cause to stand” there the abomination of desolation.”
– Nathan; Strong’s 5414: To give, put or set; to set up
Daniel Chapters 11 & 12, Mark 13 and
Matt.24 state that this abomination will be “set up” / placed / caused to stand”, such as the foundation
of a building, in the place of the sanctuary “where it ought not stand”.
In 683 A.D. the Dome of the Rock mosque exemplifying this abomination was built over the
site where the temple once stood. It physical represent the spiritual abomination of substituting
worship to God, for worship of a false god. Antiochus Epiphanes exemplified a type of spiritual abomination; i.e. A decline
in the spiritual condition of God’s people to the point of apostasy/ turning away from God. Some scholars considered
it an apostasy for the unbelieving Hebrews of Jesus; i.e. the Pharisees to not having received Jesus as Messiah, and having
turning away from God, ultimately resulted in the physical destruction of the temple 40 years later in 70 A.D.
Daniel 12:6-12 Scripture:
6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long shall the fulfillment of these wonders be?” 7 Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who
was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who
lives forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and half a time
(1260 days; or 3.5 years); and when the power of the holy people
has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.8 Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, “My
lord, what shall be the end of these things?” 9 And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words
are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10 Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand,
but the wise shall understand. 11 “And
from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination
of desolation is set up, there shall be 1,290 days.
is he who waits, and comes to the 1,335 days.”
Blessed, happy, fortunate, spiritually prosperous, and to be envied is he who waits expectantly and earnestly
[who endures without wavering beyond the period of tribulation] and comes to the 1,335 days!
11 "From the time that the daily worship
is banished from the Temple and the obscene desecration is set up in its place, there will be 1,290 days.”
12 "Blessed are those who patiently make it through the 1,335 days.”
Verse 11 "And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away,
and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall
be 1,290 days.”
Hebrew: Nathan; To give, put or set; to place
or set up. Strong’s 5414.
It is in reference to a thing,
not a person being “set up” or “put in place” such as a building, i.e. Dome of the Rock in
Note: This ’setting up’ or “putting
in place” of an abomination represents the start of the timing that brings about the ultimate desolation and judgment
of God as emphasized in Daniel 9:27.
Daniel 12:6-12 asks the question ‘how long will be the fulfillment of these wonders?’
The answer is given that it will be 1260 days from when the power of the holy people has been scattered, all of these
things shall be finished. This initiates two additional prophetic outcomes at 1290 days/ years and 1335 days/years:
From this time when “sacrifices of praise and commitment to God” are taken away and the abomination that
causes desolation is “set up / placed” for 1290 days / years (Blessed is he who waits 1335 days / years) are represented
by the following:
683 A.D. from when the Dome of the rock was built on the temple
mount plus 1290 years culminate in 1973 Yom Kippur War.
683 A.D. + 1335 years culminate in 2018; the start of the 70th year of Jubilee since the
Hebrews crossed the Jordan River into the Promised Land.
the year 2018 is also 70 years from when Israel became a nation, and 50 years from when Israel recaptured Jerusalem.)
Matt. 24:15 mentions “the abomination of desolation standing in the Holy Place”:
Therefore, when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet spoken of by Daniel
the prophet standing (Nathan; To “set up / placed / caused to stand “)
in the Holy Place (whoever reads let him understand).
Mark 13:14 speaks of the abomination
of desolation as “standing where it ought not”:
The mosque represents the transgressions
and apostasy that cause an end to the sacrifices of praise, commitment to God, “standing (placed)
in the Holy Place where it ought not be” Mark 13:14.
In 2 Thess. 2:3-4
the antichrist sits in the temple of God proclaiming himself to be God, know that this word “temple”
is “naos” in Greek; meaning a spiritual temple (not a physical temple).
1 Cor. 3:17 states: “if anyone defiles
the temple (naos) of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are
Summary of Dan. 11:31, Dan. 12:11, Matt. 24:15
and Mark 13:14:
Daniel 11:31 “They shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily
sacrifices and place there the Abomination of Desolation”, i.e. Dome of the Rock.
Daniel 12:11 goes on to say that “from the time
that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set
up, there shall be 1290 days” (until the end);
Matthew 24:15 "Therefore when you see the 'abomination
of desolation’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet,
standing (Histemi) in the holy place
(whoever reads, let him understand),”
Histemi; Greek: Stand;
to cause or to make to stand; to place, put or set; to make firm; fix, establish; to establish a thing, i.e.
cause it to stand, such as the foundation of a building.
Hagios; Greek: Holy, most holy thing.
Topos; Greek: Place,
a place or any portion or space marked off, i.e. an inhabited place as a city or village.
When you shall see the abomination that causes desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet put /set / placed / standing
/ cause to stand / immovable, i.e. foundation of a building in the Holy Place / any portion or space marked off like a city,
inhabited place, village or district (whoever reads, let him understand).
Mark 13:14 "So when you see the 'abomination
of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing
where it ought not" (let the reader understand), "then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.”
Histemi; Greek: Stand, to cause or to make to stand; to place, put or set.
Hopou dia, ou; where it ought it not be.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 refers to the son of perdition, sitting
in the temple of God, it is in reference to a spiritual temple (naos); not a physical temple (hieron).
“who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so he sits as God in
the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
Greek: Spiritual Temple – Naos; Strong’s 3485
Metaphor for the spiritual temple;
In contrast to Hieron = a physical temple
If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple
This is why the parenthetical statement is made at the end of
Matt. 24:15: “whoever reads, let him understand”; meaning: that the physical representation with a spiritual connotation
of the Dome of the Rock standing in the Holy Place as noted in
15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand),”
Essentially, the abomination that causes desolation
speaks of the ultimate desecration by idolatry and apostasy in the holy place, i.e. the temple of the Holy Spirit,
the hearts of men itself. This will inevitably result in the judgment of God. It
is the abomination that will usher in great destruction, desolation and the devastating judgments
of God as described in Dan. 9:24-27.
Verses 24 & 25 prophesy regarding Jesus’
first Coming. This includes 69 of the 70 periods of 7. The last 1 period of 7 is referred
to in verse 27. Given that prophecy was fulfilled as noted in verses 24 & 25, Jesus’ First
Coming provides reliability that the Second Coming prophecy is also true.
The 1 period of 7 represents the end of the age 7-year period,
commonly referred to as the “Tribulation Period”. The best description of this 7-year period
is given by Jesus in Matt. 24:5-31 and in Rev. 6 & 7, culminating with Rev. 17-20. Daniel 9:27 expanded
amplified translation (shown below) provides the best paraphrase understanding of this verse and the final events at the
end of the Age.
The Feast of Trumpets and its call for repentance and the Feast of Atonement, a time of judgment, culminated
with the Year of Jubilee aka the Millennial Kingdom (for 1000 years).
It is here at the Feast of Atonement that the abomination that
causes desolation is finally consumed in God’s wrath, at which time God’s redemptive plan for mankind culminates
with the year of Jubilee known as the Millennial Kingdom, where righteousness is restored, completing God’s plan of
redeeming grace for this age.
And God shall confirm His covenant (of 70 periods of 7 upon
the people and the city of Jerusalem) with them for 1 period of 7. In the middle of this 7-year;
1260 days, period bloodless sacrificial offerings of thank-offerings, burnt offerings, grain offerings and meat
offerings offered to God will cease; to the ends of the earth abominable detestable
things make waste / desolate; God’s decree to accomplish complete destruction by the pouring out of His own anger
9:27 Expanded Amplified Translation:
"AND He (God) shall
CONFIRM* (strengthen) the (His) Covenant / Promise (of 70 periods of 7) - upon the people (Israel) & the city
(Jerusalem) with many for one week (1 period of 7)." (Only God can confirm the last 70th 7 of v.24) (69 -7s of v.25 related to Jesus' 1st
coming) and in the midst of the week (7yr. period) He
(God) shall cause (allow) the sacrifice ** (sacrifices of praise; i.e. burnt offerings - not
blood sacrifices for sin) to cease (thru His permissive Will, allowing the antichrist’s activities to cause
"Tribulation" *** during
Seals 1-6; Rev. 6 & Mth. 24:5-29-31), and for the overspreading of abominations he (antichrist) shall make it desolate,
even until the consummation ("Day of the Lord & His Wrath" i.e. End of the Age), and that determined (God’s wrath upon breaking the 7th seal, and opening the Scroll listing the 7 trumpets
and 7 bowls of God's WRATH) shall be poured upon the desolate ( i.e. the unrepentant during "tribulation").
Basic Literal Translation
shall confirm His covenant (of 70 periods of 7 upon the people and the city of Jerusalem) with them for 1 period of 7.
In the middle of this 7-year; 1260 days, period bloodless
sacrificial offerings of thank-offerings, burnt offerings, grain offerings and meat offerings offered to God will cease; to the ends of the earth abominable
detestable things make waste / desolate; God’s decree to accomplish complete destruction by the pouring out of
His own anger / wrath.
Note: These sacrifices that are taken away are the sacrifices of righteousness, praise
offerings and commitment to God, not blood sacrifices (zebach and minchah).
Transliteration and English Equivalent of
Daniel 9:24,27 Dan. 9:27 with Strong’s References:
To confirm / strengthen a covenant (gabar; H1396)
/ pledge / alliance / between God and man
many (rab; H7227), for one , (echad; H259),
period of seven days (shabua; H7620),
[after 3.5 years]; [in the] middle/midst/one-half (chetsiy; H2677) [of 7-year period],
thank-offerings and sacrifices of righteousness (zebach; H2077)
offerings (bloodless offerings), and meat
offerings and grain offerings to a divinity without blood (minchah; H4503)
are caused to cease, (shabath; H7673)
extremities of the earth (knaph; H3671),
abominable / detestable things (shiqquwts; H8251),
make waste / make desolate (shamem; H8074).
To accomplish / complete destruction (kalah; H3617),
to be decisive; determined/ decree / to mutilate (charats; H2782)
destroyed / made desolate (shamem; H8074)
God decreed to pour out His wrath (nathak; H5413)