|ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION |
The ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION foretold by, Daniel 9:27 denotes, probably, the image of Jupiter, erected in the temple of Jerusalem by command of Antiochus Epiphanes. But by the Abomination of Desolation spoken of by our Lord, Matthew 24:15 Mark 13:14, and foretold as about to be seen at Jerusalem during the last siege of that city by the Romans under Titus, is probably meant the Roman army, whose standards had the images of their gods and emperors upon them, and were worshipped in the precincts of the temple when that and the city were taken. Luke 21:20. See ARMOR.
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Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".