Archive for May, 2011

Though the Dispensational “Gap Theory” was reviewed in a previous post, it would do us a great service if we reviewed the basic idea and spend more time discussing the problems with the view. Remember in the previous post we noted that even leading Dispensationalist argue that the Daniel 70 week prophecy is the linchpin […]

Here is a copy of the Long Toes Dispensational chart mentioned in the previous post…

We will now begin to consider the passage in question. We will walk through the verses and discuss the major themes and ideas that come from them. It should be noted that this is not the place for a full fledged deep exegesis of the passage since that would take more bandwidth then I can […]

As mentioned in the previous post we will now turn our attention toward the three couplets that contain the six items that must take place before the end of the 490 years. We discovered last time that the passage is Messianic, but that it’s focus surrounds the relationship with God and the Jews and their […]

In this post we will examine the timing around the events described in the rest of the passage. We will look at the different proposed start dates and discuss the implications of each. We will also discuss in a little more detail the division of the weeks and how they may apply historically. The division […]

As we now progress in this popular and quite often misunderstood prophetic passage, we turn our attention to verse 26 of Daniel chapter 9. Here we will examine the prophecy concerning the coming of Christ and the His death. This will also be one of the most difficult sections to deal with for the same […]

Dan 9:27 And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and [after] half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolate.” We begin somewhat where […]

This is simply a very quick review of the highlights of those things discussed in the last several posts. This is needed only as we now return to the Olivet Discourse and those things that will help our understanding of the Olivet Discourse are listed below. The Prophecy is Messianic and centered in Judea and […]

As we now return our focus to the Olivet Discourse we find ourselves where we left off, in a discussion regarding the “abomination of desolation.” Our detour into Daniel 9 was try and get a background on what the phrase means and how the first century reader, especially Matthew’s readers, the Jews, would respond to […]

Now that we have turned our attention back to the Olivet Discourse and concluded our discussion as to what the term “abomination of desolation” may mean and what events may be attached to the phrase, it would do us a great service if we reminded ourselves why was Jesus giving these “warning signs” in the […]