The marvelous book of Daniel is one of the most prophetic books in all of Scripture. When Revelation, a prophetic powerhouse in its own right, is studied alongside Daniel, amazing truths shine forth!

The “70 weeks” prophecy of Daniel 9 is one of the most remarkable prophecies in all of Scripture, as it unassailably identifies the precise years of the Saviour’s baptism and crucifixion. Sadly, many either grossly misinterpret this great prophecy or overlook its larger implications. A close examination of Daniel’s “70 weeks” irrefutably disproves the notion that the modern 7-day week has cycled continuously without interruption since Creation!

“Seventy weeks are determined For your people and for your holy city, To finish the transgression, To make an end of sins, To make reconciliation for iniquity, To bring in everlasting righteousness, To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy. “Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times. “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined. … he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.” Daniel 9:24-27

70 Prophetic Weeks equal 490 prophetic days, which are actually 490 literal years. Thus, the Historical view of this prophecy is that 490 years were determined for the Children of Israel. The “going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem” happened in 457 BC. See Ezra 7. During the first 7 weeks (49 years), Jerusalem was rebuilt and completed in 408 BC. Then 62 weeks (434 years) followed and at their completion, Yahushua was baptized in 27 AD, beginning His earthly ministry. During the 69th week or the last 7 years of the prophecy, Yahushua confirmed the covenant with the Children of Israel. His crucifixion 3 ½ years into the final 7 years in 31 AD, brought the end to sacrifice and offering (Matthew 27:51; Mark 15:38). Then at the end of the second 3 ½ years, with the stoning of Stephen in 34 AD, the time allotted for the Children of Israel was completed, the covenant fulfilled, and the Gospel went to the Gentiles.

70 Week Prophesy Of Daniel 9

70 Week Prophesy Of Daniel 9


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The Seventh-Day Adventist Bible Commentary and The Lunar-Solar Calendar of Scripture

The Seventh-Day Adventist Bible Commentary and The Lunar-Solar Calendar of Scripture