What is “the abomination of desolation?”

Questions & Answers January 22, 2016

Q: What is “the abomination of desolation?” — Simone

A: Simone, this is an important question for everyone to understand, as it has to do with the prophecies found in the book of Daniel and is referred to by Jesus in Matthew 24:15. To answer this question, I suggest that you read a brief paper, “The Abomination That Causes Desolation” available from the Biblical Research Institute at https://bit.ly/BRIpaper

In this paper, Dr. Ángel Manuel Rodríguez says: “The phrase ‘abomination that causes desolation’ designates what took place during the destruction of Jerusalem and the work of the papacy during the Middle Ages. The slightly different variations in the wording of the phrase in the Hebrew text of Daniel point to those two different events.’” For more details, I encourage you to read the short, two-page paper.