Chapter 5 – The 70 Weeks of Daniel


Daniel: 9:24-27

  • A precise number of 360-day years for the Israelites to finish the transgression
  • A future event beginning an exact number of years for the arrival of Messiah
  • The precise year of triumphant ride on a colt to Jerusalem and His death
  • The future destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70
  • The origin of a future world dictator at the end of the age
  • A future peace treaty with Israel and her neighbors
  • Resumption of animal sacrifice and the 3rd Jewish Temple
  • The second abomination of desolation
  • To seal up the vision and prophecy
  • To anoint the Most Holy beginning the Millennial Reign of Christ

v. 24 “Seventy weeks (490 years, Hebrew for weeks is shabua, 1 week = 7 years) are determined for your people (Jews) and for your holy city (Jerusalem),
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity,
To bring in everlasting righteousness (Millennial Reign),
To seal up vision and prophecy,
And to anoint the Most Holy (Messiah).”

v. 25 “Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem (decree of Artaxerxes in 445 BC), Until Messiah the Prince (First Coming of Jesus), There shall be seven weeks (49 years) and sixty-two weeks (434 years); The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times.”

  • 7 weeks (49 years rebuilding Jerusalem)
  • PLUS 62 weeks (434 years First Coming of Messiah)
  • EQUALS 69 weeks (483 years = Triumphant entry into Jerusalem)

v. 26 “And after the sixty-two weeks (49 + 434 = 483 years) Messiah shall be cut off (crucified in 32 AD), but not for Himself; And the people (of Roman empire) of the prince (Antichrist) who is to come, shall destroy the city (Jerusalem) and the sanctuary (Temple). The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined.”

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v. 27 “Then he (Antichrist) shall confirm a covenant (peace) with many for one week (the last 7 years); But in the middle (3.5 years) of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice (animal sacrifice) and offering (Temple). And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.”

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