LOL! You are funny, JLB, but you also seem to have a difficult time reading what I am writing. I will try to write more clearly.Let me get this straight.
You say you interpret the prince who is to come as being Titus.
But, you won't rule out it being Christ.
Which is another way of saying, you simply don't know who it refers to.
Then you turn around and tell me that I misinterpret verse 26.
Now that is truly funny!
What I was trying to convey is this: your notion that the "prince" is a "symbol of evil" is incorrect. He can only be Christ, or one of Christ's servants (Titus) sent to destroy Jerusalem. Besides, it is written that the rulers of Jerusalem and their followers are the evil ones. That makes the interpretation much easier knowing who the evil ones are.
Lets look at the scripture very carefully, but in a different way:
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah [dominant noun] be cut off, but not for himself: and the people [dominant noun] of the prince [subordinate noun] that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
The "people of the prince" can also be written the "prince's people." Using "prince's" as the noun in verse 27 would create a non-sensical statement, like, "And the prince's shall confirm..."
Because the prince is a subordinate noun and the people cannot be a "he;" the only person that can be "he" in verse 27 is the dominant noun prior to "people," which is the Messiah:
Therefore, verse 27 reads like this:
27 And he [Messiah] shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he [Messiah] shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he [Messiah] shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
In verse 27, it was Messiah that "shall make desolate." In verse 26 the people (of the prince) shall destroy the city (which I assume is the same as "make desolate.") Therefore, the prince in verse 26 can either be Messiah, or his instrument, Titus. No others.
BTW, Titus was a prince at that time; but so was Jesus,
"And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth." (Rev 1:5)
Misinterpretation of Daniel 9 is not going to help you find a third temple in the scripture, anyway. There were nine chapters of prophecy in Ezekiel, alone, on the future second temple (Eze 40-48,) and nothing anywhere on the "Third."
Therefore, I have no alternative but to assume the "third" (if you must) and final temple is described in Ephesians 2:18-22.