Daniel 12:11 Index
"And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days."
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"...from the time that the daily sacrifice..." (Daniel 8:11)

"...shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up..."

  • Or, "and from the time of the taking away of the continual, even in order to set up the abomination." This would indicate that the "taking away" was done with the direct intent of setting up the abomination. The focus may be upon the preparatory "taken away" rather than upon the subsequent "setting up." The words of this passage are so clearly similar to those of Daniel 8:11,12 and Daniel 11:31 that they must all refer to the same event. [The removal of Christ's sacrifice for our sins and the establishment of the Papal concept that sins can only be forgiven by the Roman Catholic Church.] (4BC 880)

"...thousand two hundred and ninety days."

  • TIME PROPHECY: Prophetic time periods appear frequently in Daniel -- such as the seventy weeks (Daniel 9:24), a time, times, and an half (Daniel 7:25; 12:7; Revelation 12:14), the 1290 days (Daniel 12:11) and 1335 days (Daniel 12:12), and the 2300 days (Daniel 8:14) -- and there are paralleling time periods in the Revelation -- the five months, forty and two months (Revelation 11:2; 13:5), a thousand two hundred and threescore days (Revelation 11:3; 12:6), three days and an half (Revelation 11:9; Revelation 11:11) -- These are connected, of course, with definite events and activities, and their beginnings or endings are often marked by significant occurrences. These predicted time periods will be referred to as time prophecies, though they are tied inseparably into, and form a part of, the sequence of events depicted in the grand OUTLINE PROPHECIES. They are the inspired measuring lines of prophecy. They constitute the inspired timetable of the centuries. (Froom 32)
  • This time period is mentioned in close connection with the "time, times, and an half" (Daniel 12:7), or 1260 days, and the events to occur at the end of these periods are presumably identical. It seems reasonable to understand, then, that these two periods cover approximately the same historical era. The excess of the 1290 over the 1260 is... to be understood in view of the fact that the beginning of the 1290 days is focused on the taking away of the "daily sacrifice." preparatory to the establishment of the "abomination." [If this concept that the great sacrifice of Christ was to be replaced by a pagan "abomination," then something, an event had to have taken place in 508 A.D., to bring this "abomination" to light (1798 - 1290 = 508).] [History reveals] the events surrounding [508 A.D.]the conversion of Clovis, the king of the Franks, to the [Roman] Catholic faith, and in [his] victory over the Goths, an important stage in the establishment of the supremacy of the [Roman] Catholic Church in the West [and the "setting up" of the "abomination."] (4BC 880)