The Daily

In Bible, Daniel, Early Writings on March 16, 2009 at 6:52 am

The Pantheon - pagan temple - Emperor Hadrian in A.D. 125 - Sanctuary of Stength (Rome)The Pantheon- pagan temple – Emperor Hadrian A.D. 125 – Sanctuary of Stength – Rome

Where is the daily?

“The Daily” is a term found in Daniel 8:11-13; 11:31, 12:11. The actual word is an adjective or adverb with means continual or perpetual. In Daniel 8, 11 and 12  you will notice that word “daily” is used as a noun.

Doesn’t it mean sacrifice?

The word “daily” in the Bible is used as an adjective or adverb to describe a noun or verb. So it can describe the sacrifice or the sacrificing but does  not mean sacrifice. In Danial 1:5 you will see it is describing the provision.

Why does it say sacrifice in Daniel after the word daily?

The words that were added by translators are written in italics. These words are not found in the original hebrew or greek but are added to help us read the Bible. Usually the words are various forms of the verb to be. In English, we use to verb ‘to be’ as linking and helping verbs; meaning to link the subject of the sentence to another verb. An example: “I am going to the store.”  We use ‘am’ to show when the subject ‘I’ and the verb ‘going’ happened. An adverb would show how I am going to the store. Example, “I am quickly going to the store.” As you can see the subject and the verb do not change, but our understanding of them does. Without these helps the Bible would be choppy to read in English. These italicized words however are not found in the original manuscripts.

What does inspiration tell us about it?

September 23, the Lord showed me …  I have seen that the 1843 chart was directed by the hand of the Lord, and that it should not be altered; that the figures were as He wanted them; that His hand was over and hid a mistake in some of the figures, so that none could see it, until His hand was removed.Then I saw in relation to the “daily” (Dan. 8:12) that the word “sacrifice” was supplied by man’s wisdom, and does not belong to the text, and that the Lord gave the correct view of it to those who gave the judgment hour cry. When union existed, before 1844, nearly all were united on the correct view of the “daily”; but in the confusion since 1844, other views have been embraced, and darkness and confusion have followed. Time has not been a test since 1844, and it will never again be a test. Early Writings p74-75

What other views were introduced after 1844?

In 1847 O. R. L. Crosier had expressed the view that the daily refers to the high-priestly ministry of Christ in the heavenly sanctuary. Smith’s became the accepted position until the turn of the century, and thus was known as the “old view.” Prescott’s position was similar to  Crosier’s, but nevertheless acquired the less-than-accurate designation as the “new view.” {6BIO 247.2}

Ellen White had made no mention of the daily in The Great Controversy, her volume dealing with prophecy. Her only use of the term is found in Early Writings, pages 74, 75, [quoted above] where she reports a vision given to her on September 23, 1850, and this in connection with the subject of time setting. {6BIO 247.3}

What were the views of the ‘those who gave the judgment hour cry’?


“I read on, and could find no other case in which it [the daily] was found but in Daniel. I then [by the aid of an concordance] took those word which stood in connection with it, ‘take away;’ he shall take away the daily; ‘from the time that the daily shall be taken away’ I read on and thought I would find no light on the text. Finally I came to 2Thessalonians 2:7-8, ‘For the mystery of iniquity does already work; only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way, and then shall that wicked be revealed.’ And when I had come to that text, O how clear and glorious the truth appeared. There it is! That is the daily! Well, now, what does Paul mean by ‘he who now letteth’ or hindereth? By ‘the man of sin,’ and ‘the wicked,’ Popery is meant. Well what is it that hinders Popery from being revealed? Why it is Paganism. Well, then, ‘the daily’ must mean paganism.”Review and Herald, January, 1858.


“The daily sacrifice is the present reading of the text; but no such thing as sacrifice is found in the original. This is acknowledged on all hands. It is a gloss or construction put upon it by the translators. The true reading is, ‘the daily and the transgression of desolation;’ daily and transgression being connected together by ‘and;’ the daily and the transgression of desolation. They are two desolating powers which were to desolate the Sanctuary and the host.”Review and Herald, January, 1858.


By the Little horn “the daily Sacrifice was taken away.” This little horn symbolizes Rome in its entire history, including its two phases, pagan and papal. These two phases are elsewhere spoken of as the “daily” (sacrifice is a supplied word) and the “transgression of desolation;” the daily (desolation) evidently signifying the pagan form, and the transgression of desolation, the Papal. In the actions ascribed to this power, sometimes one form is spoken of, sometimes the other. “By him [the papal form] the daily [pagan form] was taken away.” Pagan Rome was remolded into papal Rome. “The place of his sanctuary,” or worship, the city of Rome was cast down. Daniel and Revelation. P. 160-161


“What can be meant by the ‘sanctuary’ of Paganism? Paganism, and error of every kind, have their sanctuaries, as well as truth. There are temples or asylums consecrated to their service. Some particular and renowned temple of Paganism may, then, be supposed to be here spoken of. Which of the numerous distinguished temples may it be? One of the most magnificent specimens of classic architecture is called the Pantheon. Its name signifies the ‘temple or asylum of the gods.’ The place of its location is Rome. The idols of the nations conquered by the Romans were sacredly deposited in some niche or department of this temple, and in many cases became objects of worship by the Romans themselves. Review and Herald, January, 1858.

What does it matter?

The book of Daniel is a book of prophecy. Daniel and Revelation are complements of each other. They contain one line of prophecy. This means that what is in Daniel has bearing on our interpretation of Revelation and vise versa.

The belief of the daily as the ministration of Christ does violence the 2300 days. Daniel asks the question How long? in Daniel 8. This is a questions of duration. He receives the answer of 2300 days or prophetic years. If the daily is the ministration of Christ, then the 2300 days can start at 31 AD when Jesus starts His ministration or 70 A.D. when the Sanctuary of earth is destroyed or whatever date people decide that the papacy tried to take it away. It has to start at a point and end at a point because it is a question of duration.

We see that in the belief of the daily as the ministration of Christ in the Sanctuary dissolves the understandings of the other prophecies in Daniel.  The 1260; 1290 and 1335 have no true starting point, if we cannot place the daily at a particular point in time as Daniel does in Daniel 12. Revelation 10:7 When the angels declares time shall be no longer is ignored as mislead Bible students replace these prophecies in the future.

We have no chance of salvation if we do not have a high priest in the heavenly sanctuary or a advocate to plead our sins.(1 John 2:1) We are told explicitly this is what Jesus is doing for us now, in Hebrews 3:1; 4:14,15; 5:5,10; 6:20 8:1; 9:11 etc. so this ministry cannot be taken away by anyone, as Daniel is clear that the daily is taken away and the abomination of desolation set up in it’s place.

The understanding of the daily is vital in understanding the work of the little horn in Daniel 8:11-13 and the first beast in Revelation 13:1-9. For this power is resurrected in Revelation 17:11 and it’s deadly wound is healed. If we do not understand how the little horn got into power than we do not understand how the King of the North takes power in Daniel 11:40-45. As Christians, if we have not studied the prophecies given by Jesus we cannot be part of those who give the tidings from the north and the east (Dan. 11:45), or the stone cut without hands(Dan. 2:45).

More on the daily:

The Daily – booklet

Daniel’s Daily

The Daily in History

The Pioneer View of the Daily

The Words of Daniel

The Daily – message from the seminar The Early Rain Experience

Early Writings – a Spirit of Prophecy must read

Early Writings Audio – listen to the book

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