13 Then I heard a holy onep speaking, and another holy one said to him, “How long will it take for the vision to be fulfilledq—the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that causes desolation, the surrender of the sanctuary and the trampling underfootr of the Lord’s people?”
14 He said to me, “It will take 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary will be reconsecrated.”s
15 While I, Daniel, was watching the visiont and trying to understand it, there before me stood one who looked like a man.u 16 And I heard a man’s voice from the Ulaiv calling, “Gabriel,w tell this man the meaning of the vision.”x
The Hebrew phrase ben adam means human being. The phrase son of man is retained as a form of address here because of its possible association with “Son of Man” in the New Testament.