In End Times and 2019, I argue that Daniel’s 2300 year prophecy successfully predicted the events of June 1967 when Jerusalem was united under Jewish/Israeli rule.
Daniel 8:13-14 …’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? And he said, unto two thousand and three hundred days, then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.’
This refers to the Jewish Temple and a purification after enemy forces have defiled it. This prophetic event was foreshadowed when the evil Seleucid King Antiochus, a precursor to the Antichrist, was defeated and Jews reclaimed the Temple in 165 B.C.
Even back in 1825, Adam Clarke wrote in his Bible commentary that we could expect Jerusalem to be under Jewish rule in 1966 based on this prophecy, looking forward 2300 years from Alexander’s victory over the Persian army at the Battle of Issus. But Clarke did his math wrong by counting a non-existent year zero, and was one year off from when the Jews took all of Jerusalem back from Arab/Islamic rule. Case closed, right? A success for Bible prophecy!
But the video below suggests that we should focus on the details of Daniel 8:22 as a starting point for the 2300 years.
“The broken horn and the four horns that arose in its place represent four kingdoms which will arise from his nation, although not with his power.”
Alexander died in 323 B.C. His kingdom, his Empire, was eventually divided by the families of his top four generals. The Seleucids ruled the largest portion in Asia… But before they did, Alexander’s General Ptolemy, whose dynasty would eventually rule Egypt from Greek times into Roman times – he tried to hold Alexander’s empire together in one piece. Wikipedia states that after Alexander’s death “a series of civil wars tore his empire apart, resulting in the establishment of several states ruled by the Diadochi, Alexander’s surviving generals and heirs.” There was a “forty year war” after which Ptolemy I handed power to his son in 284 B.C. before dying in 282 B.C.
In the video below, the narrator argues that 282 B.C. is the year that Daniel 8:22 describes, when four kingdoms arose out of Alexander’s kingdom. -282 plus 2300 = 2018, before we add a year for the non-existent year zero and reach 2019.
Anyone who reads End Times and 2019 knows I believe there is a great deal of evidence, biblical and otherwise, pointing to end times events in late 2019. Read Daniel’s chapter 8 and listen to the video below, and see what you think…