By Mario A Olcese
June 7, 1967 was one of those historic dates that were already predicted in the Bible. For the first time from the year 70 AD the ancient city was in the hands of the Jews. God, by means of Daniel, the prophet, revealed this precise date as the occasion that the sanctuary or the temple's place would be restored (and in the same way the same city of Jerusalem) to his chosen people. Daniel registered the date in his prophecy on the ram and the male goat. The prophecy is as follows: 1 In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar a vision appeared to me—to me, Daniel—after the one that appeared to me the first time. 2 I saw in the vision, and it so happened while I was looking, that I was in Shushan, the citadel, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in the vision that I was by the River Ulai. 3 Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last. 4 I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. 5 And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. 6 Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power. 7 And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand. 8 Therefore the male goat grew very great; but when he became strong, the large horn was broken, and in place of it four notable ones came up toward the four winds of heaven. 9 And out of one of them came a little horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land. 10 And it grew up to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and some of the stars to the ground, and trampled them. 11 He even exalted himself as high as the Prince of the host; and by him the daily sacrifices were taken away, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down. 12 Because of transgression, an army was given over to the horn to oppose the daily sacrifices; and he cast truth down to the ground. He did all this and prospered. 13 Then I heard a holy one speaking; and another holy one said to that certain one who was speaking, “How long will the vision be, concerning the daily sacrifices and the transgression of desolation, the giving of both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled underfoot?” 14 And he said to me, “For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed.” (Dan. 8:1-14) Now then, all what it takes to do to obtain the date 1967 is a pencil and a paper, some history, and an closer look to the declarations of the complete prophecy, just as it is mentioned: First, even though the vision includes several events, its principal intention is to reveal the date in that the sanctuary or the temple's place would be restored to the Jews, as it is proposed in verses 11 to 14.


Second, in verse 17 (that was not quoted previously), a “saint” bears witness emphatically that the fulfillment of the vision, that is, the restoration of the sanctuary, would happen in the time of the end. Third, Daniel 8:20 (that neither was mentioned before), identify the ram definitively. Gabriel explained to Daniel: “As to the ram that you saw, having the two horns, they are the Kings of Media and Persia ”. Forth, the male goat also received a positive identification as Alexander the Great. Gabriel said: “The male goat is the king (or reign) of Greece, and the big horn that is between its eyes is the first king”. (V.21). Fifth, the history reveals that the river that Daniel saw in vision and on whose sides freed a wheelbase between the ram itself and the male goat was the Granic river. Here, in the year 334 BC, Alejandro gave his first assault on the Persian empire, delivering such a blow, that they never recovered of it.

Sixth, the 2.300 days of the verse 14 correspond to the same years' number, in the same way as the 70 prophetic weeks of Daniel correspond to 490 years. This beginning (that one day represent a year) happens several times in the Old Testament (see Ezekiel 4:4-8. Also Genesis 29:27 and Lev. 25:8). Seventh, these 2.300 years must be count from the beginning of vision, that is, from 334 AC. In this way: 2300 years - 334 AC =1966

This arithmetical exercise does the vision get short for a year of the date of the recuperation of ancient city of Jerusalem and of the place of the temple in 1967. However, when Dionisius the Exiguous, a Scythian monk, established the chronology for the Christian era in the sixth century, overlooked to include the year 0 between 1 BC and the year 1 DC. In this way, where the year 1 BC came to an end, the year 1 AC began. This Exiguous's error (exiguous error) does necessary, therefore, adding a year every time the chronological years are being calculated from any date before Christ's birth until another one after that event. With this correction, we have now the following quantities: 2300-334AC =1966 +1 =1967 DC And this s the exact date of the Jewish recuperation of his ancient city and the place of the temple!

Besides, it is interesting that the historians say than Alexander's initial attack on the medias and Persians happened in May or June of 334 BC or approximately —¿or is it that was exactly in that time? The same time of the year in which the Jews recaptured his ancient sanctuary. If you find grammatical of theological mistakes in this or any of my studies, please write me an e-mail to Thanks you


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