To date, nothing in history has sufficiently answered the 2,300 days of Daniel 8:9-14. The Jews people have been without a temple and sacrifice (‘many days’; Hosea 3:4-5). Some form of future agreement provides for conditions that permit, not only Jewish access to the temple mount, but the consecration of the holy place in a new temple and the soon starting again of the daily sacrifice. The covenant of Daniel 9:27 will be followed by the deceptive peace described in Isaiah 28:15, 18; Daniel 8:25; 9:27; 11:23-24; 1 Thessalonians 5:3. No future peace agreement can decisively confirm that the final seven years has begun UNLESS it provides for the soon resumption of the daily sacrifice in a temple that has been only recently recovered to Jewish possession. A peace initiative that will at last provide for the real beginnings of a temple is the only kind of peace initiative that should command our attention as promising a soon beginning of the last seven years. From the time of the Daily Sacrifice is taken away and the Abomination of Desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days (Daniel 12:11). The difference between the half week described in Daniel 7:25; 9:27; 12:7,11 and the longer period of Daniel 8:14 is the difference in the starting point of the sacrifice. The 2,300 days marks the time from when the sacrifice begins until the sanctuary is cleansed (Dan 8:14). Within the first year after the covenant has been confirmed, the sacrifice starts only to be stopped soon afterward in the middle of the seven (the midpoint of #Daniels70thWeek ). The sanctuary is cleansed exactly on the 1290th day after the stopping of the sacrifice The 2,300 days terminates at the point of the 1290th day of Daniel 12:11. Knowing the events that mark the first half of the week will be crucial for our preparation for the unprecedented test that follows the abomination of desolation. The angel Gabriel gave the exact number of days, because the Lord knew how important it would be for His people to have clarity about this vision.