Desolation, Abomination of

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Desolation, Abomination of : (Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14; comp. Luke 21:20), is interpreted of the eagles, the standards of the Roman army, which were an abomination to the Jews. These standards, rising over the site of the temple, were a sign that the holy place had fallen under the idolatrous Romans. The references are to Daniel 9:27. (See ABOMINATION.)