1. There is the comphrehensive vision as a whole inclusive of several different events - Dan. 8:2 And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai. This verse defines all the VARIOUS aspects that follow from verse 3-26 a. The Ram aspect - vv. 3-4 - its interpretation - v. 20 b. The battle between Ram and Goat aspect - vv. 5-8 c. The Four kingdom aspect - v. 9 - its interpetation - v. 22 d. The Fierce king aspect - vv. 8b-16 - its interpretation - vv. 23-26 2. The vision of the 2300 evening/morning is confined to the Fierce king aspect of the General vision: Dan. 8:13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? Here Daniel intentionally separates and classifies this aspect within the general vision to be a distinct and separate vision from the rest. He says that this aspect is "CONCERNING the daily sacrifice, AND the transgression of desolation"! Secondly, note the question "CONCERNING" this particular vision! "HOW LONG" is the question "CONCERNING" this particular vision? The answer is immediately given: 14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. Notice carefully that the completion of this period is marked by these words "THEN shall the sanctuary be cleansed." That is at the end of the 2300 evening/morning period. Common sense dictates if the END of this 2300 evening/morning period concludes with cleansing the sancturay that the beginning of it commenses with the defiling of the sanctuary. The defilining of the sanctuary is explicitly explained in verses 11-13 as well as precisely what King within what Kingdom defiled it: 11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. 12 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered. 13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? 1. The person defiling the temple is named in verse 11 "by him" a. Not Medes and Persians b. Not the "first king" of Grecia c. Not the four kingdoms of Grecia d. The fierce king rising up in one of the four kingdoms of Grecia. 2. The act of defling is defined in verses 11,12,13 a. Not the rise of Medes and Persia b. Not the rise of the first King of Grecia c. Not the rise of the four kingdoms of Grecia d. The explict removal of the daily offering and defilement by the King out of one of the four Kingdoms of Grecia - vv. 11-14 3. The length of time from the defilement and cleansing is explicitly defined in verses 13-14 a. Not from the Medes and Persians to the cleansing of the temple b. Not from the rise of the first king of Grecia to the cleansing the temple c. Not from the rise of the four kingdoms of Greece to the cleansing temple d. The vision CONCERNS from the time of the removal of the daily sacrifice, desolation of the temple UNTO its cleansing 4. What is called "the vision of the daily sacrifice AND the transgression of desolation" is called "the vision of the evening and morning" in verse 26. a. Not the whole vision from Rams to conclusion b. But the aspect within the whole vision from the precise point in time the daily offering is removed and the temple defiled until the time the daily offering is restored and the temple cleansed. Here is concrete undeniable evidence that the vision of the 2300 evening and morning in Daniel 8:11-14 is distinct and different WITHIN the whole general vision referred to in Daniel 8:2-3 1. The General vision includes the ram, goat, four kingdoms and feirce king as a whole. 2. The vision of the 2300 evening and morning begins with the defilement and removal of the daily sacrifice by the feirce king "by him" (v. 11) and conclude with the restoration of the daily sacrifice and cleansing of the temple (vv. 12-13). 3. This is a temple ON EARTH that a king can remove the daily sacrifice from and defile it - there is no temple IN HEAVEN where the daily sacrifice is offered or that can be defiled by an earthly king. CONCLUSION: The vision in verses 2-3 CONCERNS all of Daniel 8:4-26. The vision in Daniel 11-16 is "the vision CONCERNING the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot." The two are not the same. The first is inclusive of the second but the second begins and ends differenly than the first. The first begins with the medes and Persians while the second begins "BY HIM" (v. 11). The first begins with the establishement of the Mede and Persian kingdom while the second begins with the removal of the daily offering and desolation of the temple.