posted on May, 19 2004 @ 07:18 PM
There are numerous answers for this question, and their may be more than one correct answer. it could be historical as well as prophetic.
I read that the Roman standard was the "Abomination".
When the Romans invaded Jerusalem in 76AD they stuck their standard in the middle of the temple site, after burining it to the ground (I think)
That time is mentioned about by Jesus in other places as well. It was the event that scattered the jews to the world for 2000 years., and 3 million
died in the city at that time.
When the romans invaded all Israel were all there for a festival so were trapped. Then the different sects in the city fought against each other, and
finally the romans stormed the city and killed the rest.