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1290 & 1335 DAYS OF DANIEL 12

Updated: Oct 15, 2022

The taking away of the Daily is a dateable event which commences the 1290 days. The italicised word "sacrifice" is not in the text hence the Daily refers to something other than the Jewish sacrifices. This thing called the Daily was taken away in order to set up "the abomination that maketh desolate", i.e. to set up Papal Rome - see "the Daily" on this website.

Daniel 12:11 is here referring back to Daniel 11:31. Note the similarity of the verses, "... and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place (or set up) the abomination that maketh desolate." Daniel 11:31

Daniel 11:30, 31 is the transition from Pagan Rome to Papal Rome. (see the King of the North page) French armies under King Clovis stood on the part of Papal Rome and helped it come to power. These "arms" took away the last resistance to Papal dominance and helped set up or place the papacy, here called as in Daniel 11:31 and 12:11, the abomination that maketh desolate.


The daily (Hebrew: Ha Tamid - the continual) is the continual spirit of self-exaltation of paganism first seen in Satan (Eze 28:14-15) and then manifested in the prophetic nations of the world from Babylon to Pagan Rome. (see study on the Daily). It is the life blood of the dragon (Revelation 12) flowing through its seven heads (heads = nations - see Dan 7:6).

It is unfortunate in Daniel 8:11 that the word 'ruwm' is translated 'taken away' in reference to the Daily.

"Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.

The word 'ruwm' actually means (see Strongs Concordance):

to rise, rise up, be high, be lofty, be exalted (Qal) to be high, be set on high

to be raised, be uplifted, be exalted

to be lifted, rise

(Polel) to raise or rear (children), cause to grow up

to lift up, raise, exalt

to exalt, extol

(Polal) to be lifted up

(Hiphil) to raise, lift, lift up, take up, set up, erect, exalt, set on high

to lift up (and take away), remove

to lift off and present, contribute, offer, contribute

(Hophal) to be taken off, be abolished

(Hithpolel) to exalt oneself, magnify oneself

(Qal) to be rotten, be wormy

The translators took one of the least of the meanings for the word 'ruwm' and applied it to Daniel 8:11 as 'taken away'. The more appropriate meaning is to lift up or exalt. The verse here shows how the Little Horn, Papal Rome, “took up” (‘ruwm’) the self exalting pagan antichrist SPIRIT from Pagan Rome, whereas Daniel 11:31 & 12:11 show how the Pagan & Arian FORMS of this spirit were literally “taken away” (Hebrew: ‘suwr’) to set up the papal form which is none other than paganism masquerading as Christianity. Pagan Rome transitioning to Papal Rome

suwr (cuwr) means:

to turn aside, depart

a. (Qal) i to turn aside, turn in unto

ii to depart, depart from way, avoid

iii to be removed

iv to come to an end

a. (Polel) to turn aside


i. to cause to turn aside, cause to depart, remove, take away, put away, depose

ii. to put aside, leave undone, retract, reject, abolish

a. (Hophal) to be taken away, be removed

The “daily” was taken away ('suwr') “TO SET UP” the abomination of desolation - Papal Rome (Daniel 12:11 margin). As the 1290 days began with events to SET UP the Papacy, the 1290 “days” would apparently end with the ABOLISHING of the Papacy, with the latter occurring in 1798.

In order to reach from before the Papacy was set up to its abolition in 1798 the 1290 “days” must represent years, as “days” do in many other prophetic periods in Daniel. See Eze 4:6; Num 14:34. Working backward, 1290 years from 1798, when the reign of the Papacy ended, we see that the 1290 must have begun in 508. (AD508 + 1290 years = 1798). see further on for 1798 and "the time of the end".

In AD508 “arms” supporting the Papacy took away pagan and Arian anti-papal resistance and helped clear the way for the manifestation of the self-exalting power of Papal paganism, here called the “abomination that maketh desolate.”


Many prophecies are only fully understood once they have been fulfilled. Jesus said: And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.” John 14:29

Portions of Daniel which concerned the end times could not be worked out until “the time of the end” for Daniel was told to “seal up the book even till the time of the end...” Dan 12:4. Events in the time of the end opened the book to men’s understanding.

As the 1290 days began with events to establish Papal Rome it is clear that the end of the 1290 days marked the END of the papal power. When the papal power was abolished in 1798 Bible students could then plot back 1290 ‘days’ (years to figure out when the 1290 ‘days’ (years) began, i.e. years to locate the taking away of the “daily.” Only when this was done could they then calculate forward to locate the end of the 1335 days in 1843/44.

In 496 A.D., Clovis, king of the Franks, one of the ten kingdoms (Daniel 7:24) became “...the first barbarian king to become a Roman Catholic.” Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1989, Vol. 3, p401,

He is called “Eldest son of the church.” His “arms” (or armies, Daniel 11:31) helped the papacy rise to supremacy by warring against the anti-papist powers. He used the sword to expand the power of the Papal Rome. Between A.D. 496 and A.D.508, by alliances, capitulations and conquests, the Arborici, the Roman garrisons in the West, Brittany, the Burgundians, and the Visigoths, were brought into subjection. From the time when these successes were fully accomplished; namely, 508, the papacy was triumphant so far as paganism was concerned.

“In 507 Chlodovech [Clovis] declared war on the [Arian] Visigoths.” C. Oman, The Dark Ages, p62.

“After a short engagement the Goths turned and fled...With this overthrow the rule of the Visigoths in Gaul was ended forever.” The Cambridge Medieval History, (1911) Vol. 1, p286

“...this conflict between the Franks and the Visigoths was a religious war, on which, humanly speaking, the prevalence of the Catholic or Arian creed in Western Europe depended.” W.C. Perry, The Franks, From Their First Appearance in History to the Death of King Pepin, p85.

In this year, 508, paganism had so far declined, and Catholicism had so far relatively increased in strength, that the Catholic Church for the first time waged a successful war against both the civil authority of the empire and the church of the East, which had for the most part embraced the Monophysite doctrine. The extermination of 65,000 heretics was the result. . See Decline and Fall, Vol. IV, p. 526.

“[In] 508...Theodoric [the Goth] came against Clovis and gained a victory, after which he made peace with him and the resistance of the Arian powers was at an end.” Theodoric the Goth, T. Hodgkin, p194, p202-3.

“Arms” had stood on the papacy’s part (see Dan 11:31). History records that “by his conversion he [Clovis] had led the triumph of Catholicism; he had saved the Roman Catholic Church from heresy and paganism...” The Franks, from their First Appearance in History to the Death of King Pepin, W. C. Perry, p85-97).

Here is abundant evidence that significant events took place in and around A.D. 508. The arms of Clovis were bringing Catholicism to power and the strength of all other Satanically inspired self exalting systems of worship was being taken away.

In the year 508A.D. the successor of Pagan Rome was determined.

Also in 508 AD, according to Rapin, book 2, p124, the last of the 10 kingdoms, into which Pagan Rome divided, was ‘Christianized’ when King Arthur of Britain was baptized. Thus the “daily” in its Pagan & Arian forms was “taken away” in 508 AD and from this date the 1290 & 1335 day periods began.

Ironically, the Franks or French helped set up Papal Rome and it was the French which wounded the Papacy in 1798.

Ecc 1:9 “The thing that hath been, it [is that] which shall be; and that which is done [is] that which shall be done: and [there is] no new [thing] under the sun.”

It is reasonable to deduct that at the end of this time period the persecution would cease.

The persecution in Daniel 11 was to continue "even to the time of the end" at which stage it would cease.

What caused the persecution to cease?

Papal Rome received a deadly wound when France took the Pope prisoner in 1798 ceasing the persecution after 1260 years of Papal oppression & thus commencing the time period known as "THE TIME OF THE END".

We now live in "the time of the end".

After pronouncing the 1290 days in verse 11, verse 12 says "Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days" To wait, then, is to wait beyond the 1290 days in order to get to 1335 days which is only 45 days beyond the 1290 days. There was a special blessing to be had in waiting 45 days (years) more.

“Waiteth” indicates that the 1335 day period extended beyond the end of the 1290 days (years), i.e. beyond 1798.

Evidently the 1335 began together with the 1290 in 508A.D. because:

(a) Both periods are given together.

(b) No other starting date is given

(c) Starting the 1335 in 508 would mean that the 1335 would extend beyond the 1290 and the words, “Blessed is he that WAITETH, and cometh to the 1335 days,” (v 12) indicate.

The 1335 days represent 1335 years because:

(a) “Waiteth” indicates that the 1335 day period extended beyond the end of the 1290. As the 1290 were 1290 years extending from 508A.D. to 1798A.D., the 1335 days, also beginning in 508, must represent 1335 years in order to extend beyond the 1290.

(b) Inasmuch as the 1290 days, with which the 1335 are closely related, denoted 1290 years we have reason to believe that these 1335 days are also so many years.

(c) Virtually all the prophetic periods in Daniel use the day = year principle (Eze 4:6; Num 14:34. Jesus indirectly sanctioned it in Matt 18:22).

(d) If taken as 1335 years and begun in 508A.D. the 1335 reaches to the propheticaly significant year of 1843/44.

508 AD + 1335 years = 1843 AD.


“Looking at the year 1843, when these years expired, what do we behold? - We see a remarkable fulfilment of prophecy in the great proclamation of the second coming of Christ. Forty-five years before this, the time of the end commenced, the book was unsealed, and light began to increase. About the year 1843, there was a grand culmination of all the light that had been shed on prophetic subjects up to that time. The proclamation went forth in power. The new and stirring doctrine of the setting up of the kingdom of God, shook the world. New life was imparted to the true disciples of Christ. The unbelieving were condemned, the churches were tested, and a spirit of revival was awakened which has had no parallel since. Was this the blessing? Listen to the Saviour's words: "Blessed are your eyes," said He to his disciples, "for they see; and your ears, for they hear." Matt.13:16. And again He told his followers that prophets and kings had desired to see the things which they saw, and had not seen them. But "blessed," said He to them, "are the eyes which see the things that ye see." Luke10:23,24. If a new and glorious truth was a blessing in the days of Christ to those who received it, why was it not equally so in A.D.1843?” Uriah Smith, Daniel and the Revelation, p343.

Here is stunning confirmation that the starting date of 508 AD is correct. Not only does it harmonize the Scriptures, and connect the 1290 with the wounding of the Papal power, it also results in the 1335 reaching exactly to the preaching of the first angel’s message (Rev 14) in 1843/44!

508 + 1290 = 1798.

508 + 1335 = 1843/44

The faithful at that time were blessed to herald the first & second angel’s messages and experience the incredible spiritual awakening which resulted from the messages.


“Christ said, “Blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them” [Matt. 13:16, 17]. Blessed are the eyes which saw the things that were seen in 1843 and 1844.” 21Manuscript Release, p437.

The blessing of 1843 was that promised at the end of the 1335 days (years)!

“ The proclamation of the first, second, and third angels’ messages has been located by the word of Inspiration. Not a peg or pin is to be removed. No human authority has any more right to change the location of these messages than to substitute the New Testament for the Old. The Old Testament is the gospel in figures and symbols. The New Testament is the substance. One is as essential as the other. The Old Testament presents lessons from the lips of Christ, and these lessons have not lost their force in any particular. The first and second messages were given in 1843 and 1844, and we are now under the proclamation of the third; but all three of the messages are still to be proclaimed.” Counsels to Writers and Editors, p26-27


Daniel would stand in his lot when the days were ended. Which days? The 1260, 1290, 1335, 2300.

1. At the end of the 1260 days (years) in 1798 Daniel stood in his lot to bear his testimony that was sealed until that time, the time of the end.

2. At the end of the 1290 days (years) also in 1798 Daniel stood in his lot to bear his testimony that was sealed until that time, the time of the end.

3. At the end of the 1335 days (years) in 1843/44 Daniel stood in his lot to bear his testimony

4. At the end of the 2300 days (years) in 1844 Daniel stood in his lot in the judgment

In the future to those who will receive the truth Daniel will again stand in his lot to bear his testimony.


Daniel 12 & Revelation 10 are complimentary chapters. In Daniel 12 we hear of Daniel’s book being sealed up til the time of the end. We see Christ raising His hands, swearing by God and announcing three prophetic periods (1260; 1290; 1335 days) . In Rev 10 we see Jesus represented by a mighty angel holding a little book (Daniel’s book) open. We see Him raising His hand and swearing by God and announcing the END of the periods He gave to Daniel.

“Let all our brethren and sisters BEWARE of anyone who would set a time for the Lord to fulfil His word in regard to His coming, OR IN REGARD TO ANY OTHER PROMISE HE HAS MADE OF SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE.” TM 55.

As the 1335 days promise a blessing BEWARE of anyone who sets a time for the 1335 to be fulfilled in the future. These days have already been fulfilled.


“Our position has been one of waiting and watching, with no time-proclamation to intervene between the close of the prophetic periods in 1844 and the time of our Lord's coming.--10MR 270 (1888); LDE p36.

Note: This does not mean we have no messages that involve time. The millennium involves time, the plagues come in one day etc. What this meansis that we will not have another message giving us a definite date such as 1798, 1843/44.

“The people will not have another message upon definite time. After this period of time [Rev. 10:4-6], reaching from 1842 to 1844, there can be no definite tracing of the prophetic time. The longest reckoning reaches to the autumn of 1844.--7BC 971 (1900); Last Day Events, p36


“..Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days’ [Dan. 12:8-13]. Daniel HAS BEEN STANDING in his lot since the seal was removed [1798, the time of the end, the end of the 1260 days] and the light of truth has been shining upon his visions. He STANDS in his lot, bearing the testimony which was to be understood at the end of the days.” Sermons and Talks Volume One, p225-226 [Bracketed coment supplied]

As Daniel would stand in his lot “at the END of the days,” and as Daniel is STANDING in his lot now, the days are clearly ENDED:


“How important, then, that every mind contemplate often the solemn scene when the judgment shall sit and the books shall be opened, when, with Daniel, every individual must stand in his lot, at the end of the days.” Ev 222

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