The Prophecy Of Daniel And The Understanding Of The Meaning Of The World Events (Part 9)
The prophecy of the coming of Messiah, the Leader and the end of the Covenant of the Law
The prophecy of the seventy weeks of years
“There are 70 weeks that have been determined for your people and your holy city, in order to terminate the transgression, to finish off sin, to make atonement for error, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up the vision and the prophecy, and to anoint the Holy of Holies. You should know and understand that from the issuing of the word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem until Mes·siʹah the Leader, there will be 7 weeks, also 62 weeks. She will be restored and rebuilt, with a public square and moat, but in times of distress. “And after the 62 weeks, Mes·siʹah will be cut off, with nothing for himself. “And the people of a leader who is coming will destroy the city and the holy place. And its end will be by the flood. And until the end there will be war; what is decided upon is desolations. “And he will keep the covenant in force for the many for one week; and at the half of the week, he will cause sacrifice and gift offering to cease” (Daniel 9:24–27).
“You should know and understand that from the issuing of the word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Leader, there will be 7 weeks, also 62 weeks. She will be restored and rebuilt, with a public square and moat, but in times of distress” (Daniel 9:25). This prophetic statement announces the time of Christ’s coming to earth. First of all, they are weeks of years, not days, which means that each week represents, not seven days, but seven years. So seventy weeks of years (70x7) are 490 years. When does this period begin?
From the issuing of the word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem: The city of Jerusalem has been desolated and forsaken, after the exile of its inhabitants to Babylon, for 70 years (Jeremiah 25:11,12). After this time, the temple and the walls of Jerusalem were gradually rebuilt. So the beginning of this period is the year the order was given to rebuild Jerusalem. According to Nehemiah, one of the writers of the Bible, this order came “in the 20th year of King Ar·ta·xerxʹes” (Nehemiah 2:1,5–8.). As historians confirm, 474 BCE was the first year of Artaxerxes’ reign. The twentieth year of his reign was therefore, in 455 BCE.
Until Messiah the Leader, there will be 7 weeks, also 62 weeks: from the year 455 BCE, until the baptism of Christ, it is necessary to count, 7 weeks of years (7x7 = 49 years), and 62 weeks of years (62x7 = 434 years), that are 483 years (49 + 434). By adding, these 483 years to the year of departure, 455 BCE, we get to autumn 29 CE, when Christ was baptized in the Jordan, by John the Baptist (Matthew 3:13–17). So at the end of the 69 weeks of years (483 years), and at the beginning of the seventieth week of years, Jesus Christ has been baptized. It is written that after these seven and sixty-two weeks of years, Christ would be cut off: “And after the 62 weeks, Mes·siʹah will be cut off, with nothing for himself” (Daniel 9:26). But when in the time of the week 70? In the middle of the week, that is to say three and a half years, after his baptism: “And he will keep the covenant in force for the many for one week; and at the half of the week, he will cause sacrifice and gift offering to cease” (Daniel 9: 27a). By his sacrificial death, “at the half of the week”, three and a half years, after his baptism, he made the “sacrifice and gift offering to cease”, that is to say on 14 Nisan 14, 33 CE (Romans 10:4).
During the three and a half years, corresponding to the second part of the seventieth week of years, the resurrected Jesus Christ, shortly before his ascension, asked his disciples to preach the Good News, first in Jerusalem, in Judea, in Samaria and then, to all the nations: “But you will receive power when the holy spirit comes upon you, and you will be witnesses of me in Jerusalem, in all Ju·deʹa and Sa·marʹi·a, and to the most distant part of the earth” (Acts 1:8). At the end of the seventieth week, God officially turned His attention to the whole of the nations, at the time of Cornelius’ baptism, mentioned in Acts 10: “At this Peter began to speak, and he said: “Now I truly understand that God is not partial, but in every nation the man who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him” (Acts 10:34,35).
“And on the wing of disgusting things there will be the one causing desolation; and until an extermination, what was decided on will be poured out also on the one lying desolate” (Daniel 9:27b). The end of these seventy weeks of years prophetically announced the future destruction of Jerusalem, particularly according to the prophecy of Jesus Christ, in Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark 13.
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