Dan 8:14 And he saith unto me, Till evening—morning two thousand and three hundred, then is the holy place declared right.
You may have seen my thread that I believe that Jesus will return to usher in the Lord’s Day in 2040. I based that on what I see as the Jubilee periods and using 40 Jubilees from the year of Jesus’s resurrection.
I’m currently investigating Daniel 8:14 in reference to this as well.
The verse appears to referring to a language that may be emphasizing the Daily Sacrifice which is in the evening and morning. Furthermore, the verse before it refers to the Host as well as the Sanctuary being trampled under foot:
Dan 8:13 'And I hear a certain holy one speaking, and a certain holy one saith to the wonderful numberer who is speaking: Till when is the vision of the continual sacrifice , and of the transgression, an astonishment, to make both sanctuary and host a treading down?
My current belief is that this is referring to both Jerusalem and the Temple being in the hands or subjection of the Gentiles.
I believe at no time during the AD era was the Jerusalem or the Temple not under subjection to the Gentiles. And with Christ, the Temple was no longer the place of worship in 31 AD. However even prior to 31 AD we have the city of under subjection to the Gentiles under Roman Rule. Therefore using my dating of Christ Coming in 2040, I have the following:
2300 (years in Dan 8:14) - 2040 = 260.
According to Chapter 8 of Daniel, the timelines of the 2300 appears to start when the he goat (Greece under Alexander the Great) comes and gains victory over the ram (Persia/Medes) and this is reported as the year 331 BC. Now if I use that in my calculating this gives the following:
331 - 260 = 71
Since there is no year 0, I need to remove a year from 331 BC to subtract the year 260 - so the real answer is:
330 - 260 = 70.
Therefore, I removed 2300 years from the span of 331 BC to 2040 AD and this left 70 years. My theory is that the only time that Jerusalem (host) or the sanctuary (Temple) was not trodden under foot (sovereign or desolated) would be for a 70 year period.
I have read the I Maccabees and understand that there may have been a period of these 70 years around the time of the Hasmonean dynasty. However, finding the timelines is going to be a task to confirm this.
If anyone know of a really detailed break down on the sovereignty of Jerusalem during this time or Temple or City records during this time, I would appreciate the references.