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seventy weeks of Daniel

Updated on September 26, 2010

Israel ceased to exist.

The subject of the seventy weeks of Daniel is one of the most misunderstood, and most misinterpreted chapters in the bible. Daniel 9:1 identifies the year that the events described in this chapter occurs. The first year of Darius appointed king over the realm of the Chaldean's would have been 538 BC. The Persians and Me ads conquered Babylon on Oct 15, 539 BC. Daniel understood by reading writings by Jeremiah that the the seventy years that Jerusalem will serve the King of Babylon were almost fulfilled (Jeremiah 25:11) . He himself had been serving the King for the past 67 years. Daniel began praying ane making supplications unto the Lord. In verse 21 Daniel was still praying when Gabriel came unto him saying, (v.22) "...I have come to give you skill and understanding." (v23) "At the beginning of thy supplications the command came forth..." (v25) " Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem, unto the Messiah the Prince, shall be seven weeks and three score and two weeks..." Verse22 states that this commandment has gone forth. (v26) "After three score and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off". In 538 BC Gabriel says that in 62 weeks that they are going to kill the Messiah. This 62 weeks were fulfilled in either 26, 28 or 30 AD. Sixty two weeks as described by Gabriel, must be the same as 564, 566 or 568 of our years. One of Gabriel's prophetic weeks would be the same as approx. 9.13 of our years, or one day would be the same as approx.1.3 of our years. Now let us consider verse 24. "Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people (Hebrews) and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression,and to make an end of sins. and to make reconciliation for iniquity,and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision, and prophesy, and to anoint the most Holy". Let's review what we have heard. "The commandment has gone forth", "from the going forth of the commandment...there will be 69 weeks unto Messiah the Prince, and it shall be 62 weeks until messiah is to be cut off (killed), and that Hebrew nation has 70 weeks to quit sinning.... and anoint the Most Holy. Sixty two weeks were fulfilled in either 26, 28 or 30 AD. The sixty ninth week would have been fulfilled approx 64 years after the death of the Messiah. The sixty ninth week would have been fulfilled around 94 AD. Jesus appeared to John on the Isle of Pat mos in 94 AD. According to the first verse and chapter of Revelation, God gave the revelation to Jesus and told him (Jesus) to give this revelation unto his servants (Plural). Upon the finish of the 69Th week Jesus appeared to John and gave him the revelation. We do not know how many other servants that Jesus appeared to? I suspect that at this time Jesus confirmed THE covenant with his servants for one week, for there is but one week left of the seventy that that Hebrew nation was given to anoint the most holy. They did not do this, they killed him instead of anointing him. The 70th week would mathematically have been finished around 103 AD (70 years after the crucifixion) . As Jesus waited for 30 years before he began his ministry, 30 years pass before Hadrian comes to Jerusalem and an ounces that he is going to rebuild Jerusalem. Jerusalem and the temple had been destroyed approx 64 years earlier. The Hebrews were pleased until they found out that Hadrian planned to build a temple on the sight that Solomons temple had once stood. This temple was to be dedicated to his god Jupiter. This caused the last Jewish revolt. Three and a half years later, the revolt was put down, and the entire population of Jerusalem was immediately evacuated and sold into slavery through out the rest of the Roman Empire. That Hebrew Nation that had been given seventy weeks no longer exists. It stands to reason that the 70 weeks are passed before that Hebrew Nation ceased to exist. The 69 weeks unto Messiah the Prince also must have passed. The 69 weeks unto Messiah the Prince is not floating out in Interpretation land, as some would have us believe. The second coming ff Jesus Christ has some and gone.

Now we should refer back to the 26th verse . And after three score and two weeks shall messiah be cut off, but not for himself; and the people of the prince that shall come (Titus's army or Jesus people ) shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary and the end thereof shall be ..." (v27)  And He (Jesus) shall confirm THE covenant with many for one week. (there is but one week left of the 70) and in the midst he shall cause the sacrifice and oblacton to cease. and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate.

Now think about it. has the Prince of Darkness ever made anything desolate because of the overspreading of abominations? That concept is not biblical Satan would not reward such behavior! This prince that maketh it desolate is the Messiah the Prince that comes after 69 weeks. The end ! The preachers has got it wrong. This does not say that Anti-Christ does make "A" covenant with Israel and then break that treaty in the middle of the week..


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    • Jerami profile image

      jerami 7 years ago from Houston tx

      I would agree with ya on forgeting old books. But if they are going to bring it out and teach from it, I wish they wouldn't change the story to be saying something that it does not say..

    • aware profile image

      aware 7 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

      i feel that old books do a disservice to the great idea that is god. pigeonholed in dusty pages is not where i see god. interesting read tho . but fiction i feel.