Daniel, the Disciple Jesus Loved, and the Great Fire of Rome

The final two lines from Chapter 12 of the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament detail a man as revealed as “the (blessed) one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.” Specifically, he is informed of the miracles of ‘the Anointed One’ history would record to be Jesus beginning “On the twenty-fourth day of the first month” while “standing on the bank of the great river, the Tigris” (Daniel 9). At this time, the all-important ‘70 weeks’ are described, a countdown to the end of the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem after “a time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.” This was explained, in greater detail, to be fulfilled 1,290 days “From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days.”

Yet the real mystery for most scholars is explaining everything revealing “the (blessed) one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days” as described by Jesus to the prophet Daniel. The night of the Last Supper after Jesus explained to a curious Peter he was washing his disciples feet because “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one,” (John 13:10), we are introduced to the term, and the enigma of his identity. Later, Peter motioned over to ‘the disciple whom Jesus loved ‘reclining next to him’ to “Ask (Jesus) which one he means.” In fulfilling Peter’s request, he did so: “Lord, who is it?” (John 13:23-24) Most importantly in John 19:26, near the cross of Jesus, stood his mother, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene ― and standing nearby was ‘the disciple who he loved.” Jesus said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother,” and from that moment on, ‘this disciple’ ― ‘the disciple Jesus loved’ ― took her into his home, presumably to care for her the rest of her days.

The Roman-Jewish Wars, Part One: Nero Caesar and the Zealot Revolt, 54 AD – 73 AD

As a result of worshiping the old Jewish faith according to the tefillin, the three-pronged Hebrew letter ‘sin’, having ceased to hold relevance — for the number in gematria for ‘man’ is ‘6’, and the Jews, since the 1st century, have been worshiping three men (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) as opposed to the Lord Jesus according to the decree of the self-proclaimed ‘messiah’ Nero Caesar (‘666’) — resulted in the ‘abomination that causes desolation’ described in the Book of Daniel, Matthew 24:15, and Mark 13:14. And because Jesus is God (John 17:3), is represented by the number ‘7’ and ‘777’, we, as disciples of Christ, are “to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)