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Scripture help please!

“And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.” Daniel 8:14.

Please read it in context but this is the part I am mainly focused on. What's this mean?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:44 PM on Feb. 7, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Here is the commentary information for 8:10-14 : )

    "Now this, of course, is a prophecy concerning Antiochus Epiphanes. It does have a dual aspect in the fulfillment. But he's talking about this profaning of the temple by Antiochus Epiphanes. When he came to Jerusalem to show his utter disregard for God and for their beliefs, he sacrificed a pig upon the holy altar there in Jerusalem. And he sought to turn the temple into a pagan temple. This created such a feeling of incense in the Jewish zealots, that Judas Maccabaeus gathered together a group of men and against insurmountable odds came to Jerusalem and defeated the Syrian army that was there.
    cont.

    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 7:05 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • "Now this is where the Feast of Dedication comes from, Hanukkah. They wanted to re-establish the true worship, and interestingly enough, it was 2,300 days after Antiochus Epiphanes had profaned the temple, exactly as Daniel said. Twenty-three hundred days later, Judas Maccabaeus and these faithful zealots had come and they were wanting to re-institute the proper sacrifices and the temple worship again. But it was found that they had, of course, only enough holy anointing oil to last for one day, there in the candle set. And it took a period of about seven days to prepare this oil, or eight days, whatever it is. And so by divine miracle the one-day supply lasted until they were able to get the new supply of oil compounded and made for the lights there in the temple, and hence the Feast of Dedication, or Hanukkah, and even to the present day the lighting of the nine candles to symbolize the miraculous preservation of the oil
    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 7:06 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • "in the lamps during the period that they were preparing new oil for them.

    Jesus was in Jerusalem for Hanukkah, in John, chapter 10. It was, notice, in the middle of the winter. Hanukkah corresponds, of course... Hanukkah is tomorrow. In the celebration, Hanukkah comes this year on the twenty-first, that's tomorrow, and so the Jews will be celebrating Hanukkah at the time that we are celebrating Christmas. The Feast of Dedication it was called. And it relates to, actually, the period of history of Judas Maccabaeus, but it is prophesied and predicted here the profaning of the temple by Antiochus Epiphanes and the resultant cleansing 2,300 days later by Judas Maccabaeus. And so the sanctuary was trodden down for the 2,300 days.

    cont.
    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 7:06 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • Now, there was a fellow by the name of Miller. He was a minister in the United States back in the 1800's and he took and said, 2,300 days is actually 2,300 years. And he took the day that the temple was profaned and he added to that 2,300 years and he said Jesus is coming in the 2,300 years after the profaning of the temple and so he picked a date in 1844 that he had determined Christ was coming. And they got white robes and they went out in the hills there in Illinois and waited for Jesus to come. After a couple of weeks, they had sold everything, sold their houses, farms, everything else, so certain the Lord would come. And, of course, when the Lord didn't come, the group that were known as the Millerites sort of disbanded.
    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 7:07 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • But then a lady came along, Ellen G. White, and said, "Oh Jesus at this point cleansed the sanctuary in the heavens. He entered into the sanctuary and cleansed it in the heavens." And so she developed the Seventh Day Adventists and they follow her writings and so forth, which it turns out aren't necessarily her writing. She was a plagiarist and has copied from other books and so forth, which some of their own scholars are discovering nowadays and exposing and getting kicked out of the Seventh Day Adventist. It's quite a stir that's going on in that particular denomination right now. But at any rate, they took the prophecy from here in Daniel, but there is no basis whatsoever to make the 2,300 days 2,300 years. That's not good Biblical interpretation or exegesis, or whatever.

    cont.
    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 7:07 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • So that was from Chuck Smith : )

    Pretty intersting stuff!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:08 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • Oops I accidentally hit the anon thing with my fingers. They are slippery from eating. TMI -- I know LOL
    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 7:09 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • But then a lady came along, Ellen G. White, and said, "Oh Jesus at this point cleansed the sanctuary in the heavens. He entered into the sanctuary and cleansed it in the heavens."
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    Um...no. Have you actually read what Mrs. White wrote about this, or did you pull this from some site?
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 7:29 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • I don't agree with Sister White %100 and some of her stuff has me scratching my head, but I don't think it's fair to accuse her of things that she didn't actually say. What Mrs. White did was take the study of the OT sanctuary and used it as a type for Christ's sacrifice and work as High Priest and Sacrificial Lamb. Miller and his group were not the only ones to find significance in the year 1844. (this may take me a bit and I'll likely have to come back to it)

    cont.
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 7:48 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

  • Ellen White is not the first person to believe that Dan. 8:14 represented another phase in Christ's work in the Heavenly sanctuary. Miller is credited with bringing Daniel 8:14 out of obscurity. He felt (and many scholars of the time agreed) that 1844 was important for some reason. There was a group( which included a man named Hiram Edison) that studied the sanctuary services in the OT and the book of Hebrews. They reasoned that the sanctuary on Earth clearly typified a Heavenly one, as the animal sacrifices typified Christ.

    It would take forever to do a study on the sanctuary services on here. In that study is a full explanation of what Sister White believed.
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 8:21 PM on Feb. 7, 2010

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