What about the timing of Daniel 12?I’ve had several people get confused because they were trying to add Daniel 12 onto the end of Daniel 11 but the two are not exactly chronological. You can tell that Daniel 11 is complete, by itself, because it starts with the Persian Empire (during the life of Daniel) and continues until the Final Empire is defeated. Daniel 11:45“He will pitch his royal tents between the seas at the beautiful holy mountain. Yet, he will come to his end, and no one will help him.” It’s fairly obvious that the above verse is talking about Jerusalem, between the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea, which is the location of the Battle of Armageddon, where the Final Empire comes to it’s end. In other words, Daniel 11 stands alone as God’s “Book of Truth” and stops at Armageddon, the end of tribulation in Revelation. Daniel 12 addresses the Jews only and also takes a step back to the abomination and rapture, when the great distress started for the Jews. You can tell that because it refers to “Daniel’s people” and uses the same language as Matthew 24:21, which also refers to the Jews left behind at the rapture. (comparison below)Daniel 12:1-3"At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time, your people -everyone whose name is found written in the book -will be delivered. Later, it refers to the end of the 70th Seven, when many significant events happen to the Jews on earth. You can tell that because the angel refers to the 3 ½ year point (after the rapture) when the two witnesses will be killed in Revelation 11. Daniel 12:7The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, "It will be for a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed." But then, the angel gives two lengths of time that are slightly beyond the 3 ½ years (the 1260 days that the two witnesses prophesy). Daniel 12:11-12"From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days. Considering that the false prophet is addressed with the ‘second beast’ in Revelation 13 and the ‘mark of the beast’ is initiated then, that leads me to believe that these periods refer to that. In other words, I think the ‘mark of the beast’ will be initiated 30 days after the two witnesses ascend to heaven and are not there to protect Israel. Thus, the Jews are forced to take it. However, the 144,000 will refuse so they will be slaughtered as described in Revelation 14:14-20. That’s when they are received in heaven in Revelation 14-15. Yet, as noted, only the 144,000 will be accepted into heaven at that time. That’s what Jesus meant when He said, “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24:22)Revelation 15:2b-3They held harps given them by God and sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb: Revelation 14:3-4And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.Matthew 24:21“For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now-and never to be equaled again.”Yet, Jews who accept Jesus are the same as Christians and will betaken in the rapture. 2300 days (post-rapture) timelineclick to enlargeChart showing the end of the 70th Seven with the 2300-days.click to enlarge *This is talking about things being completed (for the Jews) about midway through tribulation or at the “end of the 70th Seven” because that’s more critical to the Jews than the rapture.