Re: Reply to Tracy N. comment of 6 August, 2011which reads:
The author at the above site states that Jesus is the one that puts and end to the sacrifice in the middle of the seven weeks (7 years). He states that this happened when he was crucified. I guess Jesus would have to set up the abomination that causes desolation also, since the “he’s” are definitely the same person.
What can I say? ERROR - BIG TIME
If he believes this, then I really would not trust what else he wrote, although most of it was interesting. And confusing – what is the tribulation? 3.5 years or 7 years. I did not understand what he was saying.
Before you jump the gun, Tracy, I'd be a little more humble, and A LOT better informed. You're quoting Daniel 9:27 from the NIV which is not a faithful translation of the original Hebrew.
The Hebrew word used in Daniel 9:27 is shikkutzim which UNEQUIVOCALLY REFERS TO "ABOMINATIONS" [more than one, PLURAL].
This is NOT referring to the "abomination of desolation" which Jesus prophesied about in Matthew 24:15 and which the Antichrist will commit, but to the ABOMINATIONS (plural) that were going on in the second temple, THE SAME TEMPLE Jesus threw the moneychangers out of.
Hence, Jesus DOES NOT commit the "abomination of desolation" but rather ALLOWS THE TEMPLE TO BECOME DESOLATE (destroyed) because of the ABOMINATIONS (plural) that were going on in it.
THAT'S what Daniel 9:27 is speaking about.The King James Version provides an accurate rendering of this verse:"And he (Jesus) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the middle of the week he (Jesus) shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he (Jesus) shall make it (the temple) desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured on the desolate".Thank you,