The Appointed Time of the End Dan 8:9-27
In part 1, above, I asked these questions:
But when did this transgression causing desolation become full-blown, and start? And how does it manifest itself in the appointed time of the end?
And how is it connected with replacing God's name Jehovah with Adonai?
The holy one explains, saying to Daniel: “Understand O son of man that the vision is for the time of the end … Here I am causing you to see in the final part of the denunciation for it is for the appointed time of the end
, (Dan 8:17, 19).
And after referring to the four kings that took over from Alexander he says: And in the final part of their kingdom
. This refers to when the Seleucid empire and the Ptolemaic kingdom were the only states of any consequence that remained at that time. The Seleucid Empire was a Greek state in Western Asia, during the Hellenistic Period, that existed from 312 BC to 63 BC ... The Ptolemaic Kingdom was an Ancient Greek state based in Egypt during the Hellenistic Period. It was founded in 305 BC by Ptolemy I Soter, a companion of Alexander the Great, and lasted until the death of Cleopatra VII in 30 BC
In the final part of their kingdom, as the transgressings
, [a plural participle verb, referring to the transgression of Dan 8:13], come to a completion there will stand up a king fierce in countenance and understanding ambiguous sayings
, (Dan 8:23). This king was Ptolemy II. ...expanding the library at Alexandria, Ptolemy II commissioned a Greek translation of the Hebrew law in what became known as the “Translation of the Seventy,” or more simply, the Septuagint
, Ptolemy, Serapis, and the Septuagint
The Greek Septuagint completed the transgression of the Sopherim in that it removed Jehovah's name entirely, which meant that the Passover no longer commemorated God's name as they were instructed. And has served to subjugate the army of the heavens
. They inserted days
at Dan 8:14 in the biblehub interlinear, aligning it with the Greek Septuagint. Compare Lev 23:5; Ex 12:13,14; Dan 8:14 in the biblehub interlinear with the biblehub Apostolic Diaglott
. From that time onward the Passover only served as a memorial to an unnamed God or LORD.
Even as with the date of the flood, the exact date when this happened is unknown, but it is thought to have been circa 282
If the transgressings came to a completion in 282 BC, then that is the date when the count of the 2300 Passover years begins; therefore 283 BC plus 2300 Passover years, brings us to 2018, when the holy place
is brought into its right condition
, (Dan 8:14).
It says concerning this king. And in a wonderful way he will cause ruin and he will certainly prove successful and do effectively. And he will actually bring mighty ones to ruin, also the people made up of the holy ones. And according to his insight, he will certainly cause deception to succeed in his hand. And in his heart, he will put on great airs and during freedom from care, he will bring many to ruin. And against the Prince of princes he will stand up, but it will be without a hand he will be broken
And after describing the effect this transgression would have in the appointed time of the end, the angelic holy one confirms what he had said earlier about the 2300 Passover years, saying: “And the thing seen concerning the evening and morning is true. And you should keep secret the vision because it is yet for many days
, (Dan 8:26). And at Dan 12:4 Daniel is told make secret the words of the book until the time of the end. Many will rove about and the [true] knowledge will become abundant
. That time is now.
Even though biblical dating at best is iffy, adding 2300 years to 282 BC we arrive at 2018, exactly 70 years from 1948 when the 8th beast ascended out of the abyss, (Rev 17: 8,11), when the U.S, recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. See, End Times: Trump and Jerusalem Donald Trump and Jerusalem: US Embassy and Third Temple May 14, 2018: U.S. President Donald Trump honored his promise for the Promised Land and on Israel's 70th anniversary moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Unlike the presidents before him, Trump is following through
. That is their side of the story.
And just as Daniel was told ...until the end there will be war, what is decided upon is desolation. ...Upon the wing of disgusting things will be the one causing desolation; and until an extermination, the very thing decided upon will keep pouring out
, (Dan 9: 26,27). We are indeed living in the straits of times
(Dan9:25) even more so than they did prior to WW1 because another World War would mean the end of life on earth. Jehovah will not let that happen, but the world at large does not know this ... Here is where it means endurance for the holy ones
, (Rev 13:10).
We know there are two sides to every dispute. And we need to examine the other side of the story in order not to be sucked in. And always keep in mind that the bottom line for news is ratings, which translates into money. And that news purveyors sensationalize, which, at a time such as this translates into public hysteria.
Here are a few articles telling the other side of the story:
Putin explains why Ukraine attack went beyond Donbass
. The current crisis in Ukraine started with a revolution in 2014, How Ukraine’s ‘Revolution of Dignity’ led to war, poverty and the rise of the far right
The Nuclear deal with Iran has now been finalized all that is needed is for it to be ratified. But the impending sanctions against Russia might prevent that. Russia says West's sanctions create a 'problem' for Iran nuclear deal
6/3/2022. And just to hand today, 7/3/2022, US Dismisses "Irrelevant" New Russia Demands On Iran Nuclear Deal
Another fly in the ointment is Israel's nuclear weapons: Israel's assumed nuclear weapons program, and the history surrounding it, is characterized by ambiguity. Thus far, that ambiguity has been effectively tolerated. Any formal recognition or acknowledgement of Israel's weapons program could upset the current uneasy balance in the region, potentially spurring nuclear proliferation across the Middle East
. Israel's Nuclear Inventory
Also read this pdf file, Israel's Nuclear Weapons Israel's involvement with nuclear technology starts at the founding of the state in 1948. Many talented Jewish scientists immigrated to Palestine during the 1930s and 1940s, in particular, Ernst David Bergmann. He would become the director of the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission and the founder of Israel's efforts to develop nuclear weapons
. And that is why Israel is obsessing about Iran obtaining nuclear weapons and may yet make a pre-emptive nuclear strike against Iran, whether the Iran nuclear deal goes through or not.
You might think "This is all politics," but the bible is full of politics with, man dominating man to his injury
from time immemorial, (Ec 8:9). However, it also reassures us, because it says concerning this eighth king: But it will be without a hand that he is broken
, (Dan 8:25).