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Desolation, Abomination of

Desolation, Abomination of

( Matthew 24:15 ; Mark 13:14 ; Compare Luke 21:20 ), is interpreted of the eagles, the standards of the Roman army, which were an abomination to the Jews. These standards, rising over the site of the temple, were a sign that the holy place had fallen under the idolatrous Romans. The references are to Daniel 9:27 . (See ABOMINATION .)

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Desolation, Abomination of". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .