The Abomination of Desolation


Did This Happen
Jesus Was Born
Or AFTER His Resurrection ?


I have discovered 4 mathematical timelines that could be linked with the abomination of desolation given to Daniel by the Angel Gabriel.

There is a lot of speculation as to what this abomination of desolation is referring too, and whether these are actual days or actual years.

Daniel 12:11-13

11. 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. (1290 Days)

12. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. (1335 Days)

13. But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.

I think that we can agree that “till the end be” is referring to the 1335 days, but “stand in thy lot at the end of the days” has often been misunderstood as the “End of Days” or “Last Days” or “End Times”.

I don’t think the Angel Gabriel would have made such a huge mistake as referring this to the time of Christ’s return and the “Last Days”.

I believe it is again referring to the totality of the 1335 days. It would have been clearer if he used the word “these” days instead of “the” days.

So, I think the question now becomes, what or when is the 1290 days/years and 1335 days/years to take place — or has it already happened?


Number One

Nebuchadnezzar II
598 BC to 692 AD = 1290 YEARS.
692 AD to 737 AD = 1335 YEARS

In 598 BC Nebuchadnezzar II besieged Jerusalem and pillaged the city and the Temple for the second time. Jehoiakim was the eighteenth king of Judah from 609 BC to 598 BC. In late 598 BC, the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II invaded Judah and again laid siege to Jerusalem, which lasted three months. Jehoiakim died before the siege ended.

598 BC plus 1290 years brings us to 692 AD.

(there is no zero between BC and AD so you can just add the 2 numbers together 598 + 692 = 1290)

In 692 AD, the construction of the Dome of the Rock was completed by the Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik in Jerusalem, which now sits on the Temple mount where Solomon’s Temple once stood.

1290 to 1335 = 45 years. From 692 AD to 737 AD.

In 737 AD, were the battles between the European Franks and the Umayyad Muslims in Southeastern France. The Franks destroyed the Umayyad stronghold and ended the advancement of Islamic faith into Europe. (A Christian Blessing perhaps)


Number Two

Antiochus IV Epiphanes
167 BC to 164 BC = 1290 DAYS
164 BC + 45 Days = 1335 DAYS

(back then, there were 360 days in 1 year so 1290 days = 3 years 7 months + 45 days = 3 years 8.5 months.)

The context of Daniel 11 is covering the historical events between the King of the North — Seleucid Empire and the King of the South — Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt. (274 BC – 168 BC)

King Antiochus IV Epiphanes invaded Jerusalem in 168 BC and captured the city. He marched into the Jewish temple and erected a statue of the Greek god Zeus.

This could also be the abomination of desolation mentioned in Daniel 11:31 prior to Daniel 12:11-13

This invasion led to the Maccabean Revolt which was a Jewish rebellion lasting 7-years from 167 BC to 160 BC.

The recapture of Jerusalem in 164 BC from the armies Antiochus IV was a significant early victory for Judah Maccabee’s fighters, who came to be known as the Maccabees.

The subsequent cleansing of the temple and rededication of the Altar on the 25th of Kislev (November/December) was celebrated in following years as the Hanukkah festival.

The “Blessing” in Daniel 12:12 could be the creation and celebration of Hanukkah itself.

It is also known as the festival of lights, which introduces the Menorah candelabrum with nine branches of candles.

The “candlestick” or “lampstand” is also used to symbolize one of the two witnesses mentioned in Revelation 11:3-8

3. And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, (1260 days or 3.5 years) clothed in sackcloth.

4. These are the two olive trees, (Gentiles) and the two candlesticks (Jews) standing before the God of the earth.

5. And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.

6. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

7. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

8. And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

Daniel 8:9-12
Prophecy of Antiochus IV Epiphanes

Daniel 8:8-14

8. Therefore the he goat (Greece) waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; (Alexander the Great) and for it came up four notable ones (Ptolemy / Cassander / Lysimachus / Seleucus) toward the four winds of heaven.

9. And out of one of them came forth a little horn, (Antiochus IV Epiphanes) which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. (Israel)

10. And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; (Jerusalem) and it cast down some of the host and of the stars (Jews) to the ground, and stamped upon them.

11. Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of the sanctuary (Temple) was cast down.

12. And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.

13. Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?

14. And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; (2300 Days) then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. (2300 Days = 6 years, 4 months and 20 days)

Daniel 8:25-26

25. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

26. And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days.

397 years to be exact – This vision was given to Daniel in 557 BC (3rd year of Cyrus) to the end of the Maccabean Revolt in 160 BC. (557 – 160 = 397 years)

(See the “Maccabean Revolt” link below)

Antiochus IV Epiphanes And The Maccabees

Daniel 11:1-45

1. Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him.

2. And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.

3. And a mighty king (Alexander the Great) shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.

4. And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.

5. And the king of the south (Egypt) shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.

6. And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for the king’s daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north (Persia) to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times.

7. But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his estate, which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail:

8. And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the north.

9. So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and shall return into his own land.

10. But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through: then shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his fortress.

11. And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north: and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given into his hand.

12. And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it.

13. For the king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come after certain years with a great army and with much riches.

14. And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.

15. So the king of the north (Persia) shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand.

16. But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed.

17. He shall also set his face to enter with the strength of his whole kingdom, and upright ones with him; thus shall he do: and he shall give him the daughter of women, corrupting her: but she shall not stand on his side, neither be for him.

18. After this shall he turn his face unto the isles, and shall take many: but a prince for his own behalf shall cause the reproach offered by him to cease; without his own reproach he shall cause it to turn upon him.

19. Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.

20. Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.

21. And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, (Antiochus IV Epiphanes) to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

22. And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.

23. And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.

24. He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers’ fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.

25. And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices against him.

26. Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.

27. And both of these kings’ hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.

28. Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do exploits, and return to his own land.

29. At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.

30. For the ships of Chittim (Cyprus) shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant. (168 BC)

31. And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. (167 BC)

32. And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

33. And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.

34. Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.

35. And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.

36. And the king (Antiochus IV Epiphanes) shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.

37. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

38. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

39. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.

40. And at the time of the end shall the king of the south (Ptolemies) push at him: and the king of the north (Seleucids) shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

41. He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

42. He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.

43. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.

44. But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.

45. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.


Number Three

The Islamic Caliphate
632 to 1922 AD = 1290 YEARS
1922 to 1967 AD = 1335 YEARS

Immediately after the death of Muhammad in 632 AD, the Islamic Caliphate was born. Abu Bakr became the leader of the Muslim community and was given the title of Caliph. This was the Rashidun Caliphate, which had a total of 4 Caliphs (Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman and Ali). The followers of all four Rāshidun Caliphs became the majority Sunni sect in Islam.

Since 632 AD, there have been 4 major Islamic Caliphates that ruled the middle east.

Rashidun Caliphate – 30 years, Umayyad Caliphate – 89 years, Abbasid Caliphate – 764 years, Ottoman Caliphate – 407 years.

Combined they ruled for 1290 Years.

The Abbasid Caliphate ruled the longest from 750 to 1517.

However, in 1258 they received a deadly wound, and that deadly wound lasted for 3 years.

The capital of the Abbasid Caliphate was in Baghdad, (current day Iraq), but it was sacked by the Mongols in 1258, and the leading Caliph Al-Musta’sim was killed.

The Islamic Caliphate had never been defeated since it rose up after the death of Muhammad in 632, until the Mongols invaded the Middle East.

The Abbasid line of rulers, and Muslim culture in general, re-centred themselves in the Mamluk capital of Cairo in 1261, re-establishing the Abbasid Caliphate.

750 to 1258 = 508 years
1261 to 1517 = 256 years
Total = 764 years.

The historical beauty of this 3-year gap is how it ties the 1290 years, found in Daniel 12:11, to this Islamic, historical account.

The fact that the Abbasid Caliphate had a 3-year gap and a total of 764 years, instead of 767, brings the 1290 years to bare witness for both the Islamic timelines of 1922 and 1924.

The Abbasid Caliphate ended in 1517 when it was defeated by the Ottoman Empire. which gave birth to the Ottoman Caliphate.

The Ottoman Caliphate lasted for 407 years.

(1517 + 407 years brings us to 1924)

March 3, 1924, was the official day that the Ottoman Caliphate was abolished, even though the Ottoman Empire ended on November 1, 1922, at which time the Caliph was exiled.

The Islamic Empire from the Rashidun on June 8, 632 to the Ottoman Empire on November 1, 1922 = 1290 years.

If those 3-years were not lost, the length of the Abbasid Caliphate would have been 767 years total, and that would have pushed the calculations past the 1290 year mark.

The second part of these dates is the additional 45 years, which brings us to 1967. (632 to 1967 = 1335 years)

This was the year of the Israeli 6-day war which started on June 5 and ended on June 10.

This war was a pivotal turning point for new State of Israel as it concluded with the recapturing of Jerusalem, something the Jews had not had control over for almost 2000 years.

That alone would certainly be considered a true blessing because Jesus could not return until Jerusalem was back in hands of the new Jewish nation.


Number Four

Dome Of The Rock
Umayyad Caliphate
692 to 1982 AD = 1290 YEARS
1982 to 2027 AD = 1335 YEARS

The Dome of the Rock was constructed between 685 to 705 AD at the order of the Muslim Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik, the second of the four major Caliphates since the death of Muhammad, during the Second Fitna on the site of the Second Jewish Temple, destroyed during the Roman Siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD.

See This Link Below:

Matthew 24:15, Jesus refers to the “abomination of desolation”

15. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

In Mark Chapter 13: 14 it says…

14. But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

Notice that the Scripture above says where “IT” ought not, not where “HE” ought not. This abomination is a THING, an ITEM, a STRUCTURE, not a PERSON and not the ANTICHRIST. The text is very clear on that.

IF the Dome of the Rock was constructed on the Temple Mount between 685 to 705 AD, that’s a window of 20 years. And IF the Dome of the Rock is the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel, Mark and Jesus then the great tribulation began sometime during that period of 20 years.

Daniel was told 1290 days/years and 1335 days/years in the verses above so let’s do some Math.

685 + 1290 = 1975 + 45 = 2020
688 + 1290 = 1978 + 45 = 2023
689 + 1290 = 1979 + 45 = 2024
690 + 1290 = 1980 + 45 = 2025
691 + 1290 = 1981 + 45 = 2026
692 + 1290 = 1982 + 45 = 2027
705 + 1290 = 1995 + 45 = 2040

“Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days”.

WHY 1335 days/years and what is the blessing ?

Daniel was told to go thy way and will stand in his lot at the end of the 1335 days.

It is clear that we are now in that 20 year window if the Dome of the Rock is the abomination of desolation.

That means we have 16 more years before the closing of the window and the conclusion that the Dome of the Rock is not related to the abomination of desolation.

2020 and 2023 have now passed, that leaves 2026 to 2040.

Again, look at this link below and look at the dates:

691–692, now add 1335 — Isn’t that interesting ?

The Dome of the Rock has been sitting there on the Israeli Temple Mount for 1,332 years. An Islamic creation placed on top of God’s Holy Temple. That has to be some kind of an abomination to God, right?

The Scripture is very clear that the great tribulation begins after the abomination of desolation, which could have been 691-692.

We know our history books are filled with horrific acts perpetrated upon mankind over the last 1300 years.

It would be an insult to ignore the deaths of millions of Christians and Jews (the elect) that have perished throughout the centuries, just so our current generation can lay claim to the abomination of desolation being a future event that is yet to take place when the Third Temple upon Jerusalem’s Temple Mount is built, which is not even Biblical.

The Bible does not tell us anything about the building of a Third Temple or even how long the great tribulation lasts, only that it shall be shortened.

I challenge you to research history and dig deeper into what the abomination of desolation could be. It’s important to understand because it is the timeline that Jesus gave us and his disciples to watch for. It’s a roadmap for the rapture of the Church in the last days, and of His return.

29. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

30. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.


February 4, 2009

Dome Of The Rock
The Abomination of Desolation

Ellis Skolfield


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Daniel 11 Timeline To 685 CE
Abomination Of Desolation


Daniel 9: 24-27

24. Seventy weeks (70×7=490) are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

25. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince (Jesus) shall be seven weeks, (7×7=49) and threescore and two weeks: (62×7=434) the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. (483 Years)

26. And after threescore and two weeks (434) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: (Crucified) and the people (Romans) of the prince (Titus) that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; (66-70 AD – 3 1/2 Years) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

27. And he (Jesus) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: (1×7=7) and in the midst of the week (3.5) he (Jesus) shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, (temple animal sacrifices) and for the overspreading of abominations he (Messiah) shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

49 + 434 + 7 = 490 Years
(Seventy Weeks = 70 x 7 = 490) – The Seventy Weeks Prophecy was fulfilled at the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. There is no remaining 7-year future tribulation period. Only the 3 1/2 years.

Daniel 11:31

31. And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

Daniel 12:11-12

11. 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. (1,290 days/years)

12. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. (1,335 days/years)


See – There Is No 7-Year Tribulation Period In The Last Days