The “abomination of
desolation” is the Roman Armies when they surrounded Jerusalem in 70 AD
The Titus Arch in
Rome that celebrates the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD by Titus as
Matthew 24 prophesied.
The signs of Matthew 24
prophecies the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD not the second coming and
certainly not some “Rapture” theology that was invented in 1830 AD by
John Darby. When Christians saw the signs, they fled the city and were saved.
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The Abomination of desolation is the Roman Armies that surrounded
and destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD.
Abomination of desolation =
Jerusalem surrounded by armies
The bible is its own best
abomination of desolation
surrounded by armies
when Jerusalem surrounded by armies
A. Explanation the force of the above table:
& Mark mention the abomination. Luke, inserts, in the exact place of
mentioning the abomination, "when you see Jerusalem surrounded by
armies". The conclusion is that Luke interpreted the abomination to
be fulfilled when Jerusalem surrounded.
in the holy place where it should not:
temple was destroyed near the end of the siege, long after leaving was
- It might refer to the temple itself
armies were the abomination which causes abomination when they surrounded
the city, Christians where given opportunity to leave.
makes reference to the "abomination" prophecy of Daniel: Dan
9:27; 11:31; 12:7-13
- It is more likely the area outside the gates of the city of
mount Zion: Ps 24:3
- Dan 12:9-11 indicates that the meaning of the prophecy was
- Mt &
Mk insert "(let reader understand)" indicating the meaning was
revealed by Jesus
was told the prophecy was sealed until "end time", which
therefore was 70AD
B. Historical Fulfillment Possibilities of Daniel's prophecy (Dan
Epiphanes 167 BC
- 1 Maccabees 1:20-22, "After Antiochus had defeated Egypt
in the year one hundred and forty-three (167BC), he returned and went up
to Israel and to Jerusalem with a strong force. He insolently invaded the
sanctuary ... and stripped off everything. V54 the king erected the
horrible abomination upon the altar."
Maccabees 6:1-5, "The Temple Desecrated: Not long after this, the
king sent an Athenian senator to force the Jews to abandon the customs of
their ancestors and live no longer by the laws of God; also to profane
the temple in Jerusalem and dedicate it to Olympian Zeus, and that on
Mount Gerizim to Zeus, the Hospitable, as the inhabitants of the place requested.
The Gentiles filled the temple with debauchery and revelry; they amused
themselves with prostitutes ... even in the sacred court. They also
brought into the temple things that were forbidden, so that the altar was
covered with abominable offerings prohibited by the laws."
maintain that Daniel's prophecy was wholly fulfilled in 167 BC.
- But the
words of Mt & Mk, "Let reader understand", indicate some
connection between Daniel's prophecy and the destruction of Jerusalem in
70 AD. Jesus clearly refers the disciples to Daniel's prophecy in regard
to the time to flee the city of Jerusalem.
- Josephus, "Daniel also wrote concerning the Roman
government, and that our country should be made desolate by them."
suggest that Josephus was referring to Dan 2:40-44, where the existence
of Rome itself was prophesied to come into existence.
- But the
prophecy in Dan 2 says the "kingdom of iron" will shatter
previous kingdoms not future. Therefore it is likely that Josephus had
the abomination in mind.
- When the
Romans conquered the city of Jerusalem, and entered it, their pagan
soldiers entered the temple, (defiling it according to Jewish Law), tore
down Jewish ornaments and temple accoutrements, and raised in stead the
pagan symbols and Roman standards.
suggest the abomination was fulfilled when Roman standards and pagan
symbols were placed in the temple.
is absolutely no reason to view the abomination of desolation as some future
event, when it was clearly fulfilled in 70 AD!
This may not make for exciting TV programming where we misapply current
events to Bible prophecy, but it is the truth!
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