i. Begins when the final Antichrist (“the coming ruler”) arises in the future and makes a covenant with Israel.
ii. For the first 3 ½ years, there will be relative peace, for the second 3 ½ years, there will be persecution and great tribulation (“a stop to sacrifice and offering” and “the abomination of desolation”).
iii. Ends at the second coming of Christ when Antichrist is destroyed (“the decreed destruction”) and Christ sets up His kingdom on the earth.