A-Z: General definitions: Abomination of desolation


The destruction of that which is sacred. A phrase that appears in Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14, where it may describe the Roman destruction of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem (AD 70). This echoes the reference in Daniel, (Daniel 11:31; Daniel 12:11 'the abomination that causes desolation'.

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