He said to me, "It will take 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary will be reconsecrated."
He said to me, "For 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the holy place will be properly restored."
The other replied, "It will take twenty–three hundred evenings and mornings; then the Temple will be restored."
"The other answered, 'Over the course of 2,300 sacrifices, evening and morning. Then the Sanctuary will be set right again.'
And he said to him, For two thousand, three hundred evenings and mornings; then the holy place will be made clean.
And he answered him, "For two thousand three hundred evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary shall be restored to its rightful state."
And he said to me, "For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed."
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1 sn The language of evenings and mornings is reminiscent of the creation account in Genesis 1. Since “evening and morning” is the equivalent of a day, the reference here would be to 2,300 days. However, some interpreters understand the reference to be to the evening sacrifice and the morning sacrifice, in which case the reference would be to only 1,150 days. Either way, the event that marked the commencement of this period is unclear. The event that marked the conclusion of the period is the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem following the atrocious and sacrilegious acts that Antiochus implemented. This took place on December 25, 165
2 tn Heb “will be vindicated” or “will be justified.” This is the only occurrence of this verb in the Niphal in the OT. English versions interpret it as “cleansed” (KJV, ASV), “restored” (NASB, TEV, NLT), or “reconsecrated” (NIV).