Daniel 12 Prophecy

Many people falsely believe that Daniel 12 is speaking about the end times. It is not. Daniel 12 is a prophecy about the destruction of Jerusalem in 70ad. Daniel 9 and the 70 week prophecy is the key. The 70th week was fulfilled from 27ad to 34 ad. The Jewish people rejecting the Messiah and killing him on the cross brought destruction upon them. Matthew 24 in the Olivet Discourse warns of this same destruction and works in conjunction with Daniel 12.

Josephus and other Jewish historians record the historical event's in which they have no vested interest in proving Bible prophecy correct against its own people. In November of 66ad the Roman army surrounded Jerusalem on every side, and this is the abomination of desolation. 1290 days later in July of 70ad, the Roman army breached the walls of Jerusalem and the daily sacrifice was taken away. 45 days later, a total of 1335 days since the abomination of desolation, in September of 70ad, the siege ended just as prophecied. The Romans originally withdrew their troops for no apparent reason in November of 66ad as the abomination of desolation. The time, times, and a half is 1260 days. This essentially told the Christians that they had 1 month or 30 days to flee to the mountains of Judea.

Daniel 12

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. 2And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. 4But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. 5Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. 6And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? 7And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. 8And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? 9And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. 11And 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. 12Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. 13But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.