Sign, what's the context of Daniel 8:1, to the question found in Dan.8:13, and the answer in verse 14?
Let me help out. The vision occurred in 546 B.C., the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar.
Verse 3 the ram having two horns, Medes and Persians.
Verse 5, the he-goat represents Alexander about the year 333 B.C.
Verse 7, the war that raged between Alexander and the Persians ending in 331 B.C.
Verse 8, the great horn is broken, Alexander dies 323 B.C.
Verse 8, Four notable one came up after Alexander's death. These are his four generals, Cassander, Lysimachus, Ptolemy, and Seleucus.
Out of one of these four comes forth a little horn. This little horn represents the next two hundred years of the family of Antiochus that would rule from 281 B.C. until 68 B.C. 68 B.C. ended the Greek Empire.
These first 12 verses never move into the era of the Roman Empire.
Verse 13 asks the question concernig the mighty Greek Empire, it, consolidated by king Seleucus early in the year 281 B.C. In late August of 281 B.C. he was murdered, and his son Antiochus the 1st took over the kingdom of Greece.
So I believe the questions concerning the daily (perpetual) (blood) sacrifices and the transgression of desolation (Jews disobedience) to the laws of God and including their idol worship and eventually the murder of their own Messiah is the transgression of desolation being spoken of.
To this day "the sanctuary (the ground where the Holy place and the Holy of Holies once stood) and the host (believing Jews and Christians) is yet being trodden under foot (by the gentile nations).
So, my answer to the when is:
Of course, tasking into consideration all the years that passed between verse 1 and 12, 2300 days cannot be meant, that's only 6.3 years. Therefore 2300 has to represent years. 2300 years from 281 B.C. brings us to the August or September of 2019 A.D. "Then (from that time forward, and for the next seven years) shall the sanctuary be cleansed." Seven years of cleansing the land, purging both the unbelieving Jews and the gentiles will bring us to September of 2026 A.D.
Also, May of 2019 is the year the nation of Israel will COMPLETE their 70th year as a nation. Their enemies, Syria, Lbiya, Iran, Turkey, Eithopia, and other Muslim nations, as prophesied in Ezekiel 38:5-6.
Just a side note: according to the world censes, as of now, there are approximately 14,300,000 Jews world-wide. God is said to always have a small reminant of believers. The population growth of the Jews is one of the slowest of all other races in the world. Of couse only God knows exactly how many there are, but by August or September of 2019 there is estimated to be 14,400,000 Jews world-wide. One tenth of one persent of that number in 144,000. It's most likely a coincidence, but then again, maybe not! It's possible the Lord will take from that number, his 144,000