This is a very good question as this is one of the most important Bible stories. This is one of the keys to end-time events and end-time prophecy. We know that Jesus is coming back again. We need to be ready. Events are going to pass, and one of them is that Jesus will end His work in the sanctuary in heaven. Many Christians do not know what Jesus is doing now for them. They have a faint idea of what Jesus is doing in heaven. Let us find out how Daniel 8:14 is explained.
How is Daniel 8:14 explained? The start
To know how to explain a prophecy, we need to know when the prophecy starts. Only then can we know when the prophecy will end. Also, if there is symbolism in the prophecy, then we need to look elsewhere in the bible for the answer to the similitude or symbol.
Gabriel comes to Daniel in chapter 8. Gabriel gives Daniel something important. Gabriel explains to Daniel that in 2300 years from the event, Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and then Jesus will start to judge people.
Jesus will start the cleansing of the sanctuary. which the Jews knew as the day of atonement. This is very important as this is the time when Jesus will end his work in heaven. This is the time when all people on earth will be judged by God.
This is the time when all cases will be decided for hell or heaven. What a solemn and important message given by Gabriel to Daniel! How is Daniel 8:14 explained? We start with Daniel fainting in chapter 8. So to see the explanation of the 2300 day prophecy, We need to go to Daniel 9, where Gabriel comes back to Daniel and gives him the explanation of the prophecy.
How is Daniel 8:14 explained? What are the 2300 days?
This verse says
Daniel 8:14. The sanctuary will then be cleansed for 2300 days.
What does it mean? Here, Gabriel refers to the day of atonement. But this time, Gabriel talks about the judgment in heaven. This time it will be for all mankind. Here Gabriel says that Jesus will start to enter the most holy place 2300 years from Jerusalem's return.
How is Daniel 8:14 explained? We can see that this verse is not talking about days because in Daniel 12, Gabriel says that the book of Daniel is for the end of time.
DA 8: 26And the vision of the evening and morning that was told is true; therefore, close the vision, for it will be for a long time.
DA 12 4But you, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book until the end; many will run to and fro, and knowledge will increase.8. And I heard, but I understood not; then I said, "O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?"
9.9 And he said, "Go thy way, Daniel; for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end."
This prophecy relates to the time of the end. What are the days then? We see that they can't be years. We read elsewhere that in prophecy, a day is a year.
Number 14:34 translates into English as follows: "After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise."
Ezekiel 4:6..'And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.'
We can thus conclude that the 2300 days for the cleansing of the sanctuary or Jesus starting his work in heaven to decide everybody's destiny are 2300 years in the future. How is Daniel 8:14 explained? The question we now ask is when did the 2300 years start?
How is Daniel 8:14 explained? Start of the 2300 years
This is pretty easy to explain, as in Daniel 9, Gabriel returns to tell Daniel that the start of the 2300 year prophecy is when Jerusalem is rebuilt. We then only need to find out which year Jerusalem was rebuilt, and we find this is Ezra 7. The decree was given in 457 BC.
DA 9: 25Then know and understand that from the sending forth of the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks and threescore and two weeks: the street and the wall shall be rebuilt, even in troubled times.
Jerusalem was rebuilt in 457 BC.
The Death of Xerxes, the Accession of Artaxerxes, and the Latter King’s 7th Year According to a late and still unpublished astronomical text, Xerxes was murdered in August of a year in which two eclipses of the moon occurred. This unusual circumstance dates that year firmly to 465 B.C. The succession of Artaxerxes was delayed because of palace intrigue, especially by a leading official who wanted to make himself king.4 This delayed his accession until after 1 Tishri of that year. This means the balance of that year and 464 until the fall New Year of 1 Tishri constituted his accession year, according to the Jewish fall-to-fall calendar. Thus, his first year began in the fall of 464 B.C.
That dates his seventh year from the fall of 458 B.C. to the fall of 457 B.C. The Date of Ezra’s Arrival in Jerusalem The decree that was given by Artaxerxes to Ezra is recorded in Ezra 7:11–26. The month in which it was given is not recorded, but it was given in time for Ezra and those with him to depart on the first day of the first month of Nisan (Ezra 7:7–8). They left central Babylonia at that time, and on the 9th day of that same month, they encamped at the Aha’va River (Ezra 8:15, 21, 31).
After camping there for three days, during which a fast was proclaimed, they pressed on to the province of Judah. They arrived there on the first day of the fifth month (Ezra 7:8). They spent three days in Jerusalem and then unloaded the vessels for the temple (Ezra 8:31–34). The decree which led to this return undoubtedly was given during the winter, probably in January or February, in order for them to be ready for a departure in March—April or Nisan, the first month.
This locates these three events on the following time scale: The decree of Ezra 7:11–26 in the winter of 458–457 B.C., the departure in the spring of 457 B.C., and the arrival in the summer of 457 B.C. This was then followed by the fall New Year of 1 Tishri in September–October of 457 B.C. This completed the Jewish fall-to-fall calendar year from 1 Tishri in September of 458 B.C. to 1 Tishri in September of 457 B.C. This was the 7th year of Artaxerxes according to Jewish reckoning.
Ezra’s First Action: Dealing With Foreign Wives According to Ezra 9:1, "after these things"—i.e., after the arrival and deposit of the vessels in the temple—some unidentified officials came to Ezra and reported that "the people of Israel and the priests and Levites had not separated themselves from the peoples of the land." Far from it—they had intermarried to an alarming extent. When Ezra heard this, he went into lament, mourning (Ezra 8:3–5), and prayer (8:6–15). 4, Julia Neuffer, "The Accession of Artaxerxes I," AUSS 6:1 (1968): 60–87. Shea: Supplementary Evidence in Support of 457 B.C. 91
To deal with this problem, Ezra called for a convocation in Jerusalem (10:6–8). The men of Judah came to that assembly on the twentieth day of the month (10:9), or December of 457 B.C. This was after the fall New Year of 1 Tishri, which began the eighth year of Artaxerxes, according to Jewish fall-to-fall reckoning.
In the cold, rainy winter month of December, people complained about having to stand out in the rain (10:13), and as a consequence, a more detailed investigation was set in motion. The inquiry began its work ten days later, on the first day of the tenth month, and they finished their investigation two months after that, on the first day of the first month, in the spring of 456 B.C.
The list of those who had married foreign wives and pledged to put them away is then given the last twenty-six verses of the book of Ezra (10:18–44). From this, a calendar can be set up for Ezra’s first major action in Judah. He was aware of the problem of foreign wives in the fall of 457 B.C., and the problem was resolved by the spring of 456 B.C. All of this occurred within the eighth year of Artaxerxes when viewed from the standard of the Jewish fall-to-fall calendar. Ezra’s Second Major Action: To Start Building the City of Jerusalem With the problem of foreign wives and the people’s purification out of the way, Ezra could now turn his attention to a major project—the rebuilding of the city of Jerusalem.
The temple had been rebuilt by 516 B.C. (Ezra 6:15, the 6th year of Darius I), but the city around and adjacent to it was still in ruins. This was the next project Ezra took on, and the evidence for it comes from the letter of the western governors in Ezra 4:11–16. At first glance, this letter appears to be out of order. It is partially out of order chronologically, but chapter four takes a topical side branch to deal with opposition to the Jews. The order of this chapter is: Opposition to the Jews in the time of Cyrus—vs. 1–5.
Opposition to the Jews in the time of Xerxes—v. 6 Opposition to the Jews in the time of Artaxerxes—vs. 7–23. A return to the rectification of the problem of opposition in the time of Cyrus—v. 24 (in the time of Darius) Then the rest of the book goes on to tell of the successes of the Jews, first in the time of Zerubbabel in chapters five and six, when they built the temple. Then the rest of the book deals with the return of Ezra and its consequences in chapters 7–10, as described above.
Thus, Ezra has first given the negative side of the story in chapter 4 and then the positive side of the story in chapters 5–10. There is also an internal chronology in chapter four that is successive and consistent. It deals with four Persian kings: Cyrus (539-530 B.C. ), vs.Darius (522-486 B.C. ), v.Xerxes (486-465 B.C. ), Book 6
How is Daniel 8:14 explained? Messiah anointed
The start of the 2300 years does not only go to 2300 years in the future, which is 1844. But this 2300 year old prophecy makes stops along the way. One of those stops is
1 Either the Messiah is anointed or Jesus is baptized
2 The Jews are rejected, and the gospel is delivered to the gentiles.
3 Jesus is crucified in the middle of this period.
How is Daniel 8:14 explained? We can see that it says 69 weeks until the Messiah is anointed or baptised. 69 x 7 is 483. Let us take the start of Jerusalem's rebuilding and calculate
457–483 is 27 AD. This is the exact year Jesus was baptised. It is very interesting to note that when Jesus was baptized, he said The time is fulfilled. which time was fulfilled. The first part of the 2300 days is over. How is Daniel 8:14 explained? Here are some bible verses to prove the time is fulfilled by a certain message called the 3 Angels message.
MK 1 10And straightway, coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: 11. And there was a voice from heaven saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased... 15 And saying, The time has come, and God's kingdom is near; repent, and believe the gospel.
Jesus was baptised on time. Jesus fulfilled the first part of the 2300 day prophecy that says 69 weeks of 483 years and Jesus will be baptized. We can thus know for sure that the end date of 1844 is valid. In fact, taking 457 + 2300 is 1843, but because there is a 0 year, it is 1844. Is this the only part of the prophecy that was fulfilled? No, the bible gives us more assurance: "There is one week or seven years, and in the midst of the week Messiah shall be cut off or crucified."
The end of this week is the end of the truth only for Jews. Since that time, all gentiles that want to follow God can do so individually without having to join the Jewish religion.
DA 9: 24Seventy weeks are set for thy people and thy holy city to finish the transgression, make an end to sins, make reconciliation for iniquity, bring in everlasting righteousness, seal up the vision and prophecy, and anoint the most holy.
How is Daniel 8:14 explained? Messiah cut off
This part of the prophecy is also amazing as it proves more deeply that the 1844 date is valid and is the time when Jesus started the judgment time and to decide who will go to heaven. In fact, it is prophecied that a group in the future will be given a message called the "3 Angels message." And the first of which will be to preach that Jesus entered the most holy place in heaven.
RE 14: 7Saying with a loud voice, "Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment has come; and worship him that made heaven and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of water."
How is Daniel 8:14 explained? When was Messiah cut off?
DA 9: 26And after threescore and two weeks, Messiah will be severed, but not for himself:...27And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week; and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Jeuss was baptised in 27 AD. The gospel went to the Gentiles in 34 AD. This is the 7th year
or the week the bible talks about. It means that if Jesus was crucified in the middle of the week, it was in AD 31.
.. This is exactly what happened. This is an incredible Bible prophecy. In fact, God says that one of the proofs that the bible is true is the bible's prophecy.
We know that no human being could have said in 650 BC when the book of Daniel was written, when Jesus would be baptized and crucified, and when the gospel went to the Gentiles. Because the bble can predict these events down to the year.And sometimes, as in the case of Revelation 9, to the very day. We know that God lives in the future and that God is divine.
How is Daniel 8:14 explained? The end of the 2300 days
We have seen all the signs of the 2300 day prophecy. This is an amazing prophecy that proves that the bible is true beyond the shadow of a doubt. As it tells us when Jesus would be baptized and crucified 650 years in advance, It predicts when the gospel will reach the gentiles 650 years in advance.How is Daniel 8:14 explained?
Now we can know the end date for success is 1844 as 457 BC + 1844 = 1844. What happened in 1844? Jesus entered into the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary to start deciding everybody's destiny. When Jesus rose from heaven, after he was resurrected, he entered the holy place.
In 1844 Jesus entered the most holy place to start the judgment time as RE 14 tells us The hour of his judgment has come . When Noah preached it was 120 years then the flood came . This time it has been more than 150 years. We know that the end of the world is sooon. Are you ready for Jesus to come ?
Jesus loves and cares for you so much . Jesus is near you Jesus knows what you are going through . Jesus can help you . What would keep you from accepting Jesus in your heart now ? Repeat after me Father God please forgive my sins, give me your righteousness, Heal and bless me . Help me to spend time everyday with you in the name of Jesus amen