After exciting journey of exploration, "At that point in my study,
I had no doubt concerning the opening of 1260 days that had been
sealed in Daniel 12:9.
(Geroge Knight, The Apocalyptic Vision and the Neutering of Adventism,
Hagerstown: Review and Herald Publishing, 2008)
However, Daniel 8:14 only mentions the little horn. But since
chapter 7 makes it plain that the little horn and the saints are
judged at the same time, it is safe to conclude through parallelism
that the pre-Advent judgement of both the little horn and the saints
takes place at the end of the 2300 days.
Thus the Adventist understanding of a pre-Advent judgement is not
the problem. Rather, it is the wrong use of Daniel 8:14 to prove
a point that comes out of chapter. (ibid p69)