THE MYSTERY OF “THE DAILY”

An Exegesis of Daniel 8:9-14

SECTION
1.0 Introduction
2.0 Historical Overview
3.0 Statement of the Problem
4.0 Translation of Daniel 8:9-14
5.0 Exegesis of Daniel 8:9-12
5.1 Pagan / Papal Rome Identification
5.1.1 Gender Oscillations in Dn. 8:9-12
5.1.2 Gender Identification in Verse 9
5.1.3 Gender Identification in Verse 10
5.1.4 Gender Identification in Verse 11
5.1.5 Gender Identification in Verse 12
5.1.6 Self-Consistent Gender Summary
5.2 Verse 11 and “The Daily”
5.2.1 The Antecedent of “From Him” (mimmennu)
5.2.2 The Daily
5.2.2.1 Rum: “take away” or “lift up”
5.2.2.2 Hattamid Linkage with Gadal
5.2.2.3 Hattamid: The Daily Identified
5.2.2.4 Tamid and Paganism in the OT
5.2.3 The Place of His Sanctuary
5.2.3.1 Miqdash
5.2.3.2 Makon
5.3 Verse 12 and “The Transgression”
5.3.1 The Daily, the Host and the Horn
5.3.2 The Transgression
6.0 Cultic Terminology in Daniel 8:9-14
7.0 Cultic Language in Leviticus and Counterfeit Parallels in Daniel 8
7.1 Identification of Hattamid
7.1.1 The Burnt Offering
7.1.2 The Grain Offering
7.1.3 Hattamid / Sweet Aroma Connection
7.1.3.1 Hattamid Burnt Offering
7.1.3.2 Hattamid Grain Offering
7.1.3.3 Hattamid Bread
7.2 Counterfeit Hattamid / Sweet Aroma
7.3 Counterfeit Priesthood
8.0 The Audition About the Sanctuary
Exegesis of Daniel 8:13-14
8.1 Verse 13: The Daily and the Transgression
8.1.1 The Daily
8.1.2 The Transgression
8.1.3 Causing Desolation
8.1.4 Qodesh
8.2 2300 Evening-Morning: Cultic Significance
8.2.1 The Daily Burnt Offering
8.2.2 The Continually Burning Lamps
8.2.3 The Continual Cloud
8.3 Sanctuary Trampled 2300 Evening-Morning & Cleansed: Thesis-Antithesis
8.3.1 The Daily and the Trampling of the Sanctuary
8.3.2 The Integrity of the 2300 Evening-Morning
8.3.3 Termination of the 2300 Evening-Morning
9.0 External Evidence from Daniel 9:23-27
9.1 Verses 26-27: Translation and Explanation
9.2 Summary
10.0 External Evidence from Daniel 11:31
11.0 External Evidence from Daniel 12:11
12.0 Conclusion

APPENDIX

The Daily and the Restrainer
2 Thessalonians 2:6-7
1.0 Introduction
1.1 The Man of Sin
1.2 The Restrainer and the Daily
2.0 Translation of 2 Thessalonians 2:3-10
3.0 Exposition of 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7
3.1 Linguistic Evidence of Concurrent Time
3.2 Linguistic Evidence from ginomai
3.3 The Mystery of Lawlessness and “The Daily”
4.0 Conclusion

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References:
THE MYSTERY OF “THE DAILY” – An Exegesis of Daniel 8:9-14 written by John W. Peters, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, 1994.
– The printed version of this manuscript can be obtained from the 1888 Message Study Committee in Berrien Springs, USA.
– Posted with permission from John W. Peters. This online version was corrected in May 2009 with the approval of John W. Peters.