Chapter 5: Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy

Daniel 9:24-27

v. 24 “Seventy weeks (490 years, Hebrew for weeks is shabua1 week = 7 years) are determined for your people (Jews) and for your holy city (Jerusalem),
To finish the transgression, (rejection of Jesus)
To make an end of sins, (Kingdom age)
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 (Second 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 yearsMessiah shall be cut off (crucified in 32 AD), but not for Himself; And the people (Roman empire) of the prince (Antichrist) who is to come, shall destroy the city (Jerusalem) and the sanctuary (Temple).”

V. 27Then he (Antichrist) shall confirm a covenant (peace treaty) with many (Israel/enemies) for one week (7 years); But in the middle of the week (3.5 years)
He shall bring an end to (animal) sacrifice and offering.
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.”

Daniel’s 70th week is still to come and no other deal will bring peace to Israel.