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Posted on 12/12/2010 9:45:28 PM PST by Pmary65
Daniels 69 Prophetic Weeks Chapter 9 (KJV)
23. At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.
24. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people 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 prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
25. 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 threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
26. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince 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.
* Daniels vision has been interpreted with various methods of calculation from the time in the second rebuilding of the temple by Nehemiah in 445 B.C. to a later tangible crucifixion year in the cutting off of the Messiah. Hence, an interpretation by Jewish reckoning counts 7+62 = 69 Sabbatical week year periods every 7 years as shown in the chart below being derived from Benedict Zuckermanns works;
A Treatise on the Sabbatical Cycle and the Jubilee: A Contribution to the Archaeology and Chronology of the Time Anterior and Subsequent to the Captivity (trans. A. Lowy; London: Chronological Institute, 1866; repr. New York: Sepher Hermon Press, 1974).
445/444 B.C. Temple Rebuilding
444/443 B.C. 1st Sabbatical Year
437/436 B.C. 2nd Sabbatical Year
430/429 B.C. 3rd Sabbatical Year
423/422 B.C. 4th Sabbatical Year
416/415 B.C. 5th Sabbatical Year
409/408 B.C. 6th Sabbatical Year
402/401 B.C. 7th Sabbatical Year
395/394 B.C. 8th Sabbatical Year
388/387 B.C. 9th Sabbatical Year
381/380 BC 10th Sabbatical Year
374/373 BC 11th Sabbatical Year
367/366 BC 12th Sabbatical Year
360/359 BC 13th Sabbatical Year
353/352 BC 14th Sabbatical Year
346/345 BC 15th Sabbatical Year
339/338 BC 16th Sabbatical Year
332/331 BC 17th Sabbatical Year
325/324 BC 18th Sabbatical Year
318/317 BC 19th Sabbatical Year
311/310 BC 20th Sabbatical Year
304/303 BC 21st Sabbatical Year
297/296 BC 22nd Sabbatical Year
290/289 BC 23rd Sabbatical Year
283/282 BC 24th Sabbatical Year
276/275 BC 25th Sabbatical Year
269/268 BC 26th Sabbatical Year
262/261 BC 27th Sabbatical Year
255/254 BC 28th Sabbatical Year
248/247 BC 29th Sabbatical Year
241/240 BC 30th Sabbatical Year
234/233 BC 31st Sabbatical Year
227/226 BC 32nd Sabbatical Year
220/219 BC 33rd Sabbatical Year
213/212 BC 34th Sabbatical Year
206/205 BC 35th Sabbatical Year
199/198 BC 36th Sabbatical Year
192/191 BC 37th Sabbatical Year
185/184 BC 38th Sabbatical Year
178/177 BC 39th Sabbatical Year
171/170 BC 40th Sabbatical Year
164/163 BC 41st Sabbatical Year
157/156 BC 42nd Sabbatical Year
150/149 BC 43rd Sabbatical Year
143/142 BC 44th Sabbatical Year
136/135 BC 45th Sabbatical Year
129/128 BC 46th Sabbatical Year
122/121 BC 47th Sabbatical Year
115/114 BC 48th Sabbatical Year
108/107 BC 49th Sabbatical Year
101/100 BC 50th Sabbatical Year
94/93 BC. 51st Sabbatical Year
87/86 BC. 52nd Sabbatical Year
80/79 BC. 53rd Sabbatical Year
73/72 BC. 54th Sabbatical Year
66/65 BC. 55th Sabbatical Year
59/58 BC. 56th Sabbatical Year
52/51 BC. 57th Sabbatical Year
45/44 BC. 58th Sabbatical Year
38/37 BC. 59th Sabbatical Year
31/30 BC. 60th Sabbatical Year
24/23 BC. 61st Sabbatical Year
17/16 BC. 62nd Sabbatical Year
10/9 B.C.. 63rd Sabbatical Year
3/2 B.C . 64th Sabbatical Year
+ 5/6 A.D . 65th Sabbatical Year
+ 12/13 AD. 66th Sabbatical Year
+ 19/20 AD. 67th Sabbatical Year
+ 26/27 AD. 68th Sabbatical Year
+ 33/34 AD. 69th Sabbatical Year Messiah is cut off
* Sabbatical years were referred to as release periods where debts were forgiven, and the fields lay fallow to replenish the earth. Here the Jewish Sabbatical years are displayed from the autumn/Tishri to Tishri/autumn season overlapping the adjoining Civil calendar years. Thus, the passion event of the Messiah Jesus occurred on the 69th sabbatical year after the order for the second rebuilding of the temple by Nehemiah in 445 B.C. at the time of king Artaxerxes 1 Longimanus. Thus, the resurrection day, the day of Pentecost, and the year of passion were all revealed significantly being emphasized through God as the redeemed Lord of the Sabbath.
For further applicable references read; SABBATICAL YEARS, JUBILEES, AND PRIESTLY COURSES (Sec. 224) in the Handbook of Biblical Chronology by Jack Finegan (Revised Edition C. 1998 Hendrickson Publishers, Inc. ISBN 1-56563-143-9.
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This is so inaccurate on so many levels.........egads.
At least it includes key verse 23, which is usually "cut off" in these interpretive schemes.
Another perspective on which uses:
1) the Masoretic break after verse 25
2) 365 day solar years
3) Cyrus as one of the anoint-eds
Isaac Newton has an interpretation also.
PING TO END TIMES LIST FYI
So did Jonathan Edwards. The end times date setters and headline chasers are so entertaining. They are the comics section of the theological newspaper.
Glory to God.
I’m probable blind but where is anybody setting a time on the Lords return in this topic?
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Daniels vision has been interpreted with various methods of calculation from the time in the second rebuilding of the temple by Nehemiah in 445 B.C. to a later tangible crucifixion year in the cutting off of the Messiah.
OK, I've got a good idea where this is coming from. Likely, bog standard dispensationalism. If that's not where you're going, well, please excuse me.
If you pick just the right starting point, and do the math juuuust right, you land at Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem in 33 AD. It's complicated and fragile, and, according to a Jewish commenter in a previous thread where this came up (maybe Topcat54 will have that bookmarked) makes incorrect assumptions about how the ancient Jewish year went.
And, it completely fails to take into account what's happening in the first half of Daniel 9.
Please explain in detail what you mean ...
Thanks for the ping!
Would you please put me on that list?
Now to save it over several drives. LOL.
That page is one of the best, if not the best, explanation and breakdown I have ever read. Thank you for posting that.
The authors assumption that the temple was the focal point of Daniels prayer is patently incorrect. Daniel doesnt even remotely refer to the temple. Its fairly apparent (upon reading the rest of the article) that the authors main purpose for assuming this is so that she (or maybe he, Im not sure) can eventually make the connection to the destruction in 70 AD.
Second, it seems silly that the author would claim literal fulfilment of the first 69 weeks, in so many words, ... then abondon that approach and accept a spiritual fulfillment for the rest of the prophecy. This is where the position breaks down into speculation. The contortions that must be undertaken to stretch out the required time frame for the 70th week to absorb the events of 70 AD are just too extreme.
Then exercising His royal heavenly rule over all the nations, Messiah in the midst of the seventieth week would send forces of destruction against the Jerusalem temple
appears that the last half of the seventieth week is the age of the community of the new covenant,
the last half week is the age of the church in the wilderness of the nations for a time, and times, and half a time
Come on ...
Finally, and surely the most severe problem; the author never once mentions the kingdom.
How is that even possible?
After major prophecies of world kingdoms there is not even a mention. The entire book of Daniel is set in the context of kingdoms. A lost kingdom, current world kingdom, the hope of a restored kingdom, and prophecies of future kingdoms.
What exactly does this author think is going to be restored after the exile? The Mosaic covenant? Please ... that motif is too restrictive given the entire historical context of Daniel. Daniel and every other Jew in exile was expecting a KINGDOM to be restored after the exile. The disciples in Acts 1 were STILL expecting the restoration of the kingdom. This supports the notion that Gabriels instruction WAS a clarification of the restoration prophecies, something the author dispenses with out-of-hand.
Again, some good historical information ... but the conclusions fail to answer some fundamental questions of the text ... and the context.
And downright knee-slapping is the fervent belief held by many of the Scripture-deniers that all the prophecies that do concern the return of Christ happened in 70AD. That would include, mind you, the total blind, mindless acceptance of the impossibility that the technology existed in 70AD for every single person on the face of the earth to be numbered and for one man to be able to know who on the earth is numbered and who is not.
So I'd have to give the Emmy for best comedy to those who can deny the Bible and live in the alternative reality of allegorization of God's word and preterism and Scripture re-writes that erase entire books of the Bible and have every confidence that what they do and believe is just fine with God.
Not only is it hilarious, it's pathetic.
I’m no preterist. Thus, you powers of observation are as weak as your exegesis. But don’t worry, there will be a new headline to chase and fit into your fantasies any minute now.