Daniel Chapter 8: Courage, Commitment and Character in A Corrupt Culture
These are 2,300 evenings/mornings, with no “and” in between, which refers to 2,300 total units or days. Genesis 1:15 does use “and,” i.e., “Evening and morning, one day.” The period runs to about 6 1/3 years of sacrificing a lamb twice a day, morning and evening (Ex. 29:38, 39). The prophecy was precise in identifying the time as that of Antiochus’ persecution, ca. Sept. 6, 171 B.C. to Dec. 25, 165/4 B.C. After his death, Jews celebrated the cleansing of their holy place in the Feast of Lights, or Hanukkah, in celebration of the restoration led by Judas Maccabeus.