The first reason presented here is that it seems in the above passage that the same entity is responsible for both taking away the daily sacrifice and placing the abomination that maketh desolate. For this to be possible, and for the same entity to be alive to accomplish both, a literal days interpretation is required. This by itself however is not enough proof. For instance, nations mentioned in prophecy are prophesied to accomplish certain things that people living in those territories centuries later accomplish. This is why more evidence should be considered. Consider the below verse.
The "week" referred to here is a period of seven, which may primarily have reference to Sabbatical cycles, but secondarily to a period of seven years. In one "week" we see accomplished the ceasing of daily sacrifice and the abomination that makes desolate. Therefore, it makes sense to interpret the 1290 and 1335 days as literal days. Now, finally, consider the words of Jesus with respect to the abomination of desolation.
Two very subtle hints were dropped in Daniel 12. Let us carefully examine the words "knowledge" and the word "wise". On a broad level, it is certainly true that there has been a "knowledge explosion" in the last days with the advent of technology and computers. This is certainly a sign of the last days, but the particular application of these words is directly related to the prophetic numbers themselves. At the time the vision was given to Daniel, more information would be needed to solve the puzzle. More "knowledge" was required. One would need to "run to and fro" the Scriptures and compare them to Daniel's prophecy. There were only three more Old Testament prophets after Daniel: Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. In God's mercy, he revealed more "knowledge" through these prophets that would be necessary to ascertain the solution. This knowledge involves astronomy. Consider the following words in Psalms.
Psalm 19:1-4 - The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun...
How do the heavens utter knowledge, their speech heard everywhere, and their words go to the end of the world? Do they make literal sounds? (If they do, they are not audible frequencies). The obvious meaning here is that they tell what specific day it is. No two days are ever alike. The Babylonians were excellent astronomers, the "wise men" of their day, and were experts in calculating equinoxes, solstices, lunar regressions, solar and lunar eclipses, conjunctions, and planetary movement. Cuneiform tablets with specifically dated information with references to the position of the moon and certain planets have helped to establish an exact chronology of Babylonian and Persian history.
If we have determined the end of the 1260 days and 1335 days, it follows that we should be able to ascertain the beginning and end of the 1290 days.
Saturday 10/16/2027 minus 1335 = Monday 2/19/2024, or Adar I 10 on the Hebrew calendar. The same date is found with Monday 8/2/2027 minus 1260. Jews are commanded to flee when they see the abomination that causes desolation standing in the holy place (nuclear detonation).
Monday 2/19/2024 minus 1290 = Saturday 8/8/2020, or Av 18 on the Hebrew calendar. This would be the date the daily sacrifices are taken away.
There is one small problem. We don't currently see daily sacrifices in the holy land. How then can the daily sacrifices be taken away? If we are to accept the literal days principle interpretation, then daily sacrifices must be re-instated in Jerusalem Israel. And soon!
We know of a surety that a division of the land of Israel will take place (Daniel 11:39, Joel 3:2). Could it be possible as part of a peace agreement, or covenant with many (Daniel 9:27) that the Jews are allowed to sacrifice to Yahweh using the prescribed method in the Torah? A catalyst will be required to ratify such a treaty, such as the Psalm 83 war between Israel and its immediate neighbors. From Isaiah 17, we learn that Damascus will no longer be a city and that Israel is greatly weakened. "Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean" (Isaiah 17:4). Because they are weakened, they will have an incentive to agree to such a treaty. When do the daily sacrifices begin? They will begin when the covenant with many for "one week" is ratified. How long does this one prophetic week last? Does it last 7 years of a Jewish reckoning of 360 days per year (7 x 360 = 2520), or does it last 7 years of a Gentile reckoning of 365 days per year (7 x 365 = 2555)? Because there are 1290 days between the taking away of daily sacrifices and setting up the abomination of desolation, daily sacrifices continue for 1230 days (2520 minus 1290) from a Jewish reckoning of the prophetic week, and 1265 days (2555 minus 1290) from a Gentile reckoning. Either could be significant from a prophetic point of view. Consider the following.
Saturday 8/8/2020 minus 1230 = Monday 3/27/2017, or Adar I 29 on the Hebrew calendar. This occurs just one day prior to Nisan 1, the first day of the Jewish religious year. This would be very significant for Jews to practice daily sacrifice under a newly ratified covenant on this day.
Saturday 8/8/2020 minus 1265 = Monday 2/20/2017, or Shevat 24 on the Hebrew calendar. This date is particularly mentioned in Zechariah's prophecy (Zechariah 1:7), and the prophecy has a latter day context. A generation of 70 years has passed, and God promises to choose Jerusalem and be its defender.
The below timeline is a summary of what has been discussed above: