Note what was mentioned a few months ago re: the third-to-last verse in Daniel and 5776:

[Rav Fish] quotes R' Menahem Barhum, who says that the entire verse at the end of Daniel: וּמֵעֵת הוּסַר הַתָּמִיד, וְלָתֵת שִׁקּוּץ שֹׁמֵם--יָמִים, אֶלֶף מָאתַיִם וְתִשְׁעִים [And from the time that the continual burnt-offering shall be taken away, and the detestable thing that causes appalment set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.] has a gematria of 4486, and if you add 1290 to it, you get 5776.
Now, consider the following:

Daniel 8:26:

כו  וּמַרְאֵה הָעֶרֶב וְהַבֹּקֶר אֲשֶׁר נֶאֱמַר, אֱמֶת הוּא; וְאַתָּה סְתֹם הֶחָזוֹן, כִּי לְיָמִים רַבִּים.

26 And the vision of the evenings and mornings which hath been told is true; but thou, shut thou up the vision; for it belongeth to many days to come.'

referring to the קץ mentioned in 8:14.

Daniel 12:13 (the last verse in the book):

יג  וְאַתָּה, לֵךְ לַקֵּץ; וְתָנוּחַ וְתַעֲמֹד לְגֹרָלְךָ, לְקֵץ הַיָּמִין.  {ש}

13 But go thou thy way till the end be; and thou shalt rest, and shalt stand up to thy lot, at the end of the days.' {P}

The gematria of both verses together equals 5777.

We see that the gematria of both verses together can possibly explain both phrases of: ימים רבים and קץ הימין, which are contained within these 2 verses.

Regarding the קץ mentioned in 8:14, "until evening, morning, 2300" may mean like the Malbim explains that "until evening" means until the Hurban while "until morning" means until the Final Redemption.  Regarding the calculation, one can say the following (using Seder Olam's numbers):

70 years of Babylonian Exile
180 years of Greek Exile
103 years of Herodian Kings
1948 years of Edomite Exile

but as the gemara Megilla 11b-12a says, there was 1 year missing from the Babylonian Exile, so that brings us to:

69 years of Babylonian Exile
180 years of Greek Exile
103 years of Herodian Kings
1948 years of Edomite Exile

We are not counting the Persian Exile since, besides one major exception, their kings were mostly benevolent to the Jewish people by allowing the construction of the Beit Hamikdash.  It therefore cannot be included in "evening", which denotes a waning of Jewish national power.  For a similar reason, the Hasmonean period is not included in the calculation.

As with all predictions, take this as merely a possible explanation, but we pray that it be fulfilled speedily in our days.

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