Part 2 Conclusion
“a time of an end”
Daniel 8:17 …כִּי/because לְעֶת־/for a time of קֵץ/ an end [is] הֶחָזֹֽון/the vision/revelation.
“…because the vision is for a time of an end.”
– not “the time of the end,” as this is generally mistranslated. (There is no ה/“the” before קץ.) That interpretation has imposed within it the presumption that there is only one time when there will be an end. But other prophetic, already-fulfilled times, ends, and time-of-end passages can be seen
Daniel 9:24-27 Examined, Part 2:
Daniel 8ʼs Original Vision of “the Pesha/Rebellion” of the Jews
Daniel 8:1 In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar, a vision appeared unto me – I Daniel… 3 …[of] a ram… 4 …pushing westward, northward, and southward…[who] did according to his will, and became great… 20 “The ram which you saw: the Baal/[spiritual] master/lord* of the two horns, the kings of Media and Persia.” 5 …then behold, a he-goat coming from the west…[with] a conspicuous h
Daniel 9:24-27 Examined, Part 1: Verse 24
This series of articles will provide a detailed translation of the Hebrew text of Daniel 9:24-27. The hope is that this more explicit translation will help clear up some of the confusion, arguments, and presumptions that have long been associated with this prophecy. Another hope is that these articles will inspire more people to learn the Bibleʼs original languages.
A Word About Translation
Bible translators have always had to deal with th
The Most Holy Place:
The Eighth-Day Solemn Assembly, Shemini Atzereth
Leviticus 23:34 …“The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the LORD. … 36 …On the eighth day you shall have a holy miqraw/convocation… It is an atzereth/solemn assembly… 39 …a shabbathōn/special sabbath.
This seventh and final sacred assembly day concludes the religious festival cycle. This seventh and final sacred assembly day concludes the religious festival c
The Most Holy Place:
The Feast of Tabernacles, a.k.a. Feast of Ingathering
Leviticus 23:34 …“The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the LORD. 35 On the first day there shall be a holy convocation. Exodus 23:16 … the Feast of Ingathering in the going out/forth of the year, when you have gathered in the produce of your labors from the field. Deuteronomy 16:13 …from your threshing floor and from your winepress.”
The seven-day Feas
The Most Holy Place:
The Feast of Trumpets/Rosh Hashanah
Leviticus 23:24 “…In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have for yourselves a memorial special sabbath of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.
I Kings 1:39 Then Zadok the priest took a horn of oil from the Tabernacle and anointed Solomon. And they blew with the shofar, and all the people said, “Lives King Solomon!”
There are many Hebraic traditions about the Feast of Trumpets. The Bible say
The Tabernacle and Court, Part 4:
The Most Holy Place
Under the Mosaic Law of the Israelite Covenant, only the High Priest was allowed to enter into the Most Holy Place of the Tabernacle, and only on one day each year. Lev. 16:2, 34; Heb. 9:7 On that day, the Day of Atonement, he was required to enter the Most Holy Place twice:
Leviticus 16:17 …that he may make atonement  for himself, and for his household, and  for all the assembly of Israel.
Under Christʼs Law
The Tabernacle and the Court, Part 3:
The Holy Place
The first two articles of this series showed that the Court of the Tabernacle consisted of two unseparated parts, representing the physical body and the soul, as well as the first two requirements of the Gospel:
1) A discipleʼs commitment to sacrifice his unholy desires of the flesh, and
2) A discipleʼs commitment to be purged/cleansed of his soulʼs worldly beliefs and relationships.
These two commitments are required
The Tabernacle and the Court, Part 2:
The Partly-Enclosed Court and the Laver
In Part 1 of this series, it was shown that the first, lowest area of the Tabernacle-Court complex held the Altar of Burnt Offering. It symbolizes the first stage of the Gospel: the sacrifice of all of a discipleʼs fleshly appetites that are contrary to Godʼs Commandments. Only after such a commitment is made may the disciple proceed to the next level of the Way of Salvation, represented by –
2) The Par
The Tabernacle and Court: What They Represent
The Mosaic Tabernacle-and-Court (and later, Solomonʼs Temple-and-Court) is the Divine Pattern; is the Way; is the Gospel; is Man. All of the essentials of Godʼs Creation, as well as of His Plan of Salvation, are represented in the Tabernacle-and-Court, with its implements, ordinances, and sacred feast days.
The Four Parts
The whole was made up of two primary parts: 1) the Tabernacle (Sanctuary), and 2) the Court. Each of these a
The 1260 Days
Dan. 11:45 And he [the King of the North] shall
(1) plant the tents of his pavilion between the seas at the glorious holy mountain… 12:1 And at that time…there shall be
(2) a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation unto that same time…
Matt. 24:15 Therefore when you see
(1) the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in a holy place… 21 …then shall be
(2) great tribulation, such as was not since the
The 1290 and 1335 Days of Daniel 12:11-12
Standard translation of Daniel 12:11-12
Dan. 12:11 And from the time that the daily/continual service shall be taken away, and an abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be 1290 days. 12 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the 1335 days.
Literal translation of Daniel 12:11-12
And from the time the daily/continual service has been caused to be taken away and/even to the placing of an abomination of desolation: 1290 days. B
Antiochus Epiphanes and the End Times
Part 3: The Prophetic Fulfillment
Daniel 11:21-37 prophesied the most significant acts of Antiochus IV Epiphanes (r. 176 – ca. 164 B.C.), one of Daniel 11ʼs human Kings of the North, and also the acts of the Jews during his rule. “In the time of the end [of the age],” essentially the same deeds, in the same sequence, will be committed by Daniel 11:40-45ʼs King of the North, and also by Godʼs people:
1) Lawlessness and Apostasy: of the Jewish p
Antiochus Epiphanes and the End Times
Part 2: The Transition from the Past to the Present
Antiochus invaded Egypt twice. In describing the second invasion, Daniel 11:29 cryptically prophesies about the End Times:
At the appointed time he shall return and go into the South; but it shall not be like the former [time, when he plundered Egypt], or like the latter/last.
After his second, failed invasion, Antiochus never again entered Egypt, nor ever returned to Judah. He died in P
Antiochus Epiphanes and the End Times
Part 1: The History
Daniel 11:21 [After the death of Syrian King Seleucus IV in 176 B.C., there] ar[o]se a vile person [Antiochus IV Epiphanes], [who] seize[d] the kingdom by flattery/slickness. 1 Maccabees 1:10 …he had been a hostage in Rome [since 190 B.C., when his father Antiochus III the Great lost most of Asia Minor to Rome at the Battle of Magnesia. Antiochus learned Roman manners and political skills during his 14 years in Rome, and probabl
Index and Summaries of Blog Posts 1-25
This summary of the first 25 posts will help readers more easily find topics of interest to them.
1. Introduction: Hebraic Roots Pre-Wrath
A brief explanation of this blog’s primary focus: End Times prophecy as viewed from the long-ignored Hebraic perspective.
2. The Last Shofar: The Latter Horn of Redemption
Provides the He
The Innumerable “Great Multitude” of Revelation 7:9
Rev. 7:9 I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, out of all nations, tribes, peoples and tongues, standing before the [heavenly] throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands.
Question: How many people would it take that “no one could number them?” Not, “no man,” but “no one” (obviously excluding God), which would include angels.
We find the mention of a very la
The Firstfruits and the Harvest
Under the Mount Sinai Covenant, all firstfruits were to be given to God: not just the firstfruits of the Spring grain harvest, but also of the Autumn harvest of fruit, wine and oil. Likewise, all the firstborn/firstfruit-of-the-womb of both livestock and men – the latter were redeemed with a substitute offering – were to belong to God. Ex. 34:19-26; Deut. 26:2; Neh. 10:35-39
This law applies spiritually under the Covenant of Christ. The Latter Day firstf
The Levels and Origins of Loves, and Their Ultimate Fulfillment
Each of the four worlds – the three heavens and the one earth – has both a corresponding element and a corresponding love.
The Greek language has a specific word for each of these four loves:
Eros: sexual love, the ultimate love of the flesh. Eros is earthly/physical in nature.
Storgē: familial love: the affection for one’s closest blood-relatives, and also for one’s clans, tribe, and race. Storgē is s
Forty days has been the standard biblical period for trial, testing, and tribulation.
The pounding downpour and great upwelling of water during Noah’s Flood lasted 40 days, and even though they were preserved, surely Noah and all with him were greatly buffeted and distressed until God ended the storm.
At the beginning of the Exodus, 40 days marked the initial period of trial and testing of the Israelites. It ended only after they overcame the attack of Amalekites, after which they had
The Psalm 83 War: When?
Another popular but misguided teaching these days says this: Psalm 83 is a prophecy about an End Time war against the nation of Israel.
In fact, this psalm, along with other closely related psalms, speaks about a past event that took place in 485 B.C. In that year, the newly-crowned Emperor Xerxes of Persia, dealing with rebellions throughout the empire at the death of his father Darius, allowed the neighboring enemies of the rebellious province of Judah to puni
“The Antichrist” Myth
The Antichrist – a term broadly used throughout the Church to describe a single man who will come to rule the whole world – is a myth based upon an old rumor.
This rumor has its first and only biblical reference in 1 John 1:18 –
1 John 1:18 Little children, it is a last hour; and as you have heard that Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is a last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us…
When Does the Lord Smite Edom?
Isaiah 63:1 Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? This one who is glorious in his apparel, traveling in the greatness of his strength?
I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
2 Why is your apparel red, and your garments like one who treads in the winepress?
3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I trod them in my anger, and trampled them in my fury; and their blood h
The Temple-Sanctuary and Court of Revelation 11
Revelation 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod. And the angel stood, saying, “Rise, and measure the naos [lit. sanctuary] of God, and the altar, and those who worship in it. 2 But the court which is outside of the naos cast out and measure it not, for it is given unto the Gentiles; and the holy city they shall tread under foot forty-two months.
The Greek term naos does not mean a whole temple complex, for which the Gree
The Son of Perdition Is a Patsy
When Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested on November 22, 1963, he asked the police what he was being charged with. They told him the murder of President Kennedy. He then said, “So Iʼm the patsy.” A few days later, he was dead and despised.
Whether or not one believes Oswald shot Kennedy, what he said was true: Kennedy was dead, and Kennedyʼs enemies had a patsy to take the blame.
Judas was also patsy. When he threw the blood-money for Jesusʼ betrayal int