The Eighth Chapter of Daniel
sacrifice to cease."
Dan. 9:27. He was to confirm the covenant for
one week, and yet be cut off in the midst of the week.
Heb. 2:3. The Saviour taught the first part of
the week, and His followers the last part.
Luke 24:47. According to Christ’s
instruction, the disciples confined their labors to Jerusalem for 3
1/2 years after the crucifixion.
Acts 8:1-4. After the rejection of the gospel
and the stoning of Stephen, the disciples went
everywhere preaching the word. This was A.D.
34, the end of the 70 weeks. The gospel
was no longer confined to the Jews. Seventy
weeks, or 490 years, taken from the 2300 days, leaves 1810 years. The
70 weeks ended A.D. 34; 1810 added to A.D. 34 brings us to the
autumn of 1844.
Dan. 8:14. In the autumn of 1844, at the end of
the 2300 days, the cleansing of the heavenly sanctuary, or the
investigative judgment, began in the heavenly sanctuary.
- Dan. 8:1. The third year of Belshazzar, the
last year of Babylon.
- Dan. 8:2. Daniel in Elam when given the vision.
- Dan. 8:3-14. Symbols given,—a ram, a rough
goat, a little horn, and the 2300 days.
- Dan. 8:15. Daniel sought for the meaning.
- Dan. 8:16. Gabriel commissioned to make him
- Dan. 8:20. Ram represented Medo-Persia.
- Dan. 8:21. Goat a symbol of Greece.
- Dan. 8:6. 7. Overthrow of Grecia by Medo-Persia.
- Dan. 8:8, 22; 11:4. Grecia divided into four
- Dan. 8:24, 25. The power following Grecia,
which will be understood at the time of the end. Verse 17.
- Dan. 8:26, 27. Gabriel began to explain the
time mentioned in the 14th verse, but Daniel fainted and could not
- Dan. 9:1. The first year of Medo-Persia’s
universal reign. Since the vision of the 8th chapter Babylon had been
- Dan. 9:2. Daniel studied Jeremiah’s prophecy.
Jer. 25:11. 12; 29:10
- Dan. 93-19. Daniel’s prayer reveals fear of
lengthened captivity. The 2300 Days of Dan. 8:14
- Dan 9:20, 21. Gabriel appeared while Daniel was
- Dan. 9:22, 23. Came to give understanding.
Daniel told to consider the vision.
- Dan. 9:24. Gabriel begins where he left off in
Dan. 8:26, and explains the 2300 days.
- Dan. 9:25. The period begins with the command
to restore and build Jerusalem.
- Ezra 6:14. It took three kings to complete the
- Ezra l:l-4. The first part given by Cyrus 536
- Ezra 6:1-12. The second part given by Darius,
- Ezra 7:11-27. Artaxerxes completed the decree
in 457 B. c. It required 79 years to complete the decree.
- Ezra 7:9. Nearly half of the year passed before
the decree reached Jerusalem. It was 456 1/2 before the decree went
- Dan. 9:25. The 2300 days began when the decree
went into effect 456 1/2 B.C.; 70 weeks, or 490 years, were
determined, or cut off for the Jews. The six definite things mentioned
were all fulfilled by Christ within the 70 weeks. His death sealed the
vision. He was anointed at His baptism, the heavenly sanctuary was
anointed before Christ entered it with His blood to fulfill the type.
- Dan. 9:25. The 70 weeks were divided into
seven, sixty-two, and one week.
- Num. 14:34; Eze. 4:6, margin. A day of
prophetic time equals a year.
- Gen. 29:27. Seven years equal a week of
- Dan. 9:25. Seven weeks and 62 weeks, or 483
years, reached to Messiah. Subtracting 456 1/2 years from 483, leaves
26 1/2 A.D., or 27 A.D., the date for the Messiah.
- John 1:41, margin. The Hebrew word Messiah in
English is anointed; the 483 years reached to the Anointed One.
- Acts 10:38. Jesus was anointed with the Holy
- Luke 3:21, 22, margin. This anointing took
place at the baptism of Christ, A.D. 27.
- Mark 1:9-15. Jesus, as He entered upon His
ministry, announced that "the time was fulfilled."
- Dan. 9:26, 27. In the midst of the 70th week,
Messiah "was to be cut off," and "cause the
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