The 70 week prophecy in daniel 9 gives the starting point for both the vision in chapter 8 as well as a messianic prophecy that points to christs baptism. That prophecy is found in the book of daniel, chapter 9. The rosetta stone daniels 70 weeks prophecy pdf book. The 70 weeks in daniel are mentioned in daniel 9, and they refer to a prophecy of daniel where he claims that the king of persia will release the jews to rebuild their temple in jerusalem. The rosetta stone changed the opinions of many scholars of its time. What early christians believed about the 70 weeks of daniel 9. So, daniel s seventy weeks 490 years started on 1 st nisan, 445 b. From their research, we also know that exactly 483 years after the decree of artaxerxes the lord jesus rode into jerusalem on a donkey to shouts of blessed is the king who comes in the name of the lord luke 19. The seventy weeks prophecy is one of the most significant and detailed messianic prophecies of the old testament.
In the bible, the prophecy of seventy weeks chapter 9 of the book of daniel is a prophecy given to daniel by the angel gabriel in response to daniels prayer. One of these predictive declarations is found in daniel 9. Apologetics press daniels prophecy of the seventy weeks. It seemed good to me, as well, to pen down a few words in respect to this great messianic prophecy. For those unfamiliar, the 70 week prophecy of daniel is found in the book of daniel, chapter 9 verses 24 through 27. This is also the only way you can make the three measures of the great tribulation 1260 days, 42 months, or 3 12 years come out the same. Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city, to finish the transgression. Alva mcclains book daniel s prophecy of the 70 weeks makes sense for many if the word of god is interpreted through the grid of dispensationalism, and forced to fit it. Some would have you believe there is no gaps in the biblical text, when referring to daniel 9. For daniel, who spend most of his life longing for reunification with his people and the reestablishment of the temple, this condition carried tremendous promise. In the bible, the prophecy of seventy weeks chapter 9 of the book of daniel is a prophecy given to daniel by the angel gabriel in response to daniels prayer for god to act on behalf of his people and city i. Much of our commentary below is based on josh mcdowells book, the new evidence that demands a verdict, pages 197201. Daniels 70 weeks of years tribulation lamb and lion.
However, the prophecy contains a very simple guidepost which solves the mystery and defines its scope. Book of daniel for those unfamiliar, the 70 week prophecy of daniel is found in the book of daniel. Daniels prophecy of 70 weeks foretells the messiahs arrival bible. Many have set out to explain the seventy weeks recorded in the book of daniel. The culmination of the entire prophecy of the seventy weeks is the second advent of jesus christ which closes the seventieth seventh of israel as well as the times of the gentiles pictured in daniels prophecies of the four great world empires. He published this discovery in a book called the coming prince, a commentary on daniel s 70th week. How daniel s prophecy foretells the messiahs arrival the prophet daniel lived more than 500 years before the birth of jesus.
Nine of the 12 chapters relate revelation through dreams and visions. The very brief but famous prophecy of the seventy weeks, recorded in daniel 9. The book of daniel was written while the jews were in exile in babylon because of their sin and rebellion against god. My conclusions about daniel s 69 weeks of years perhaps we cant all agree, at this time, on every specific detail involved in calculating a starting point for daniel s prophecy about the 69 weeks of years. The seventy weeks prophecy of daniel was given by the angel gabriel in answer to a very fervent prayer. The mysterious 70week prophecy recorded by the prophet daniel has baffled bible scholars and theologians for centuries.
Book of daniel chapter 9 bible study daniels 70 weeks part 2. Daniel was gods mouthpiece to the gentile and jewish world, declaring gods current and future plans. Daniel who through the book received revelations from god. The 70 weeks of daniel is an amazing bible prophecy and time prophecy that foretells the first coming of christ jesus. But the prophecy of 70 weeks is so much more than a messianic prediction. Here is the correct view of the second coming and the end of the world. The chapter begins with daniel praying for israel, acknowledging the. The second prophecy is addressed in another article titled 70 weeks of daniel.
Such exciting end of theworld and rapture paradigms are dearly held and difficult to change. Daniels 70 weeks prophecy explained featured, end times and bible prophecy daniel 9. Palm sunday and daniels 70th week discover the book. Daniels 70 weeks prophecy explained christian faith. When he makes this decree the jews are to begin counting, and after 70 weeks 7 year periods or 490 years the kingdom of the messiah will be established on. The 70 weeks prophecy given to daniel by the angel gabriel is a precise time line which pointed to the first coming of yeshua the messiah. Read online the rosetta stone daniel s 70 weeks prophecy book pdf free download link book now. Daniel bridges the entire 70 years of the babylonian captivity from 605 to 536 b. This 70 week prophecy of daniel 9, also known as the messiah prophecy, is critical to understanding last day events spoken of in the bible.
Daniel s seventy weeks prophecy is a lot like a treasure map. This prophecy from daniel is the only one to use the name messiah another word for christ, and therefore is. This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search box in the header. The only thing that is not initially distinctly clear and that many dispute is the date evidence. The widely held view that the book of daniel is largely fictional rests mainly on the modern philosophical assumption that longrange predictive prophecy is impossible. But the history of israel and jerusalem is determined to be 70 weeks so there is one week 7 years remaining. Especially due to the tremendous errors men have made to make this prophecy something that suits their fantasies. It is by far the most important end time prophecy in all of scripture bar none. Mcclain shows that the 70 weeks of daniel is not contiguous or continuous, but a parenthesis or gap exists between weeks 69 and 70. Jesus spoke of a mysterious abomination of desolation as a sign of the end time before his. Thirteen contributors explain the shorter prophetic books of the old. The blue print of bible prophecy, the seventy weeks of daniel. By the precious blood of jesus christ, the grace of the god of the holy catholic church, the mediation of the blessed virgin mary, our lady of good counsel and crusher of heretics, the protection of saint joseph, patriarch of the holy family, the intercession of saint michael the archangel. The second half of daniel consists in four visions.
The angel informs him that seventy weeks have been decreed for them, and then gives a detailed but cryptic description of those weeks. While in babylon, daniel read jeremiahs earlier prophecy that the captivity would last 70 years jer 25. Over the centuries scholars have proposed dozens of competing interpretations of these challenging verses, especially daniel s prophecy of the 70 weeks. This prophecy of the messiah relates to both comings two returns from captivity, and assigns the times thereof.
Nevertheless, jehovah revealed to daniel information that would make it possible to pinpoint the time when jesus would be anointed, or appointed, as the messiah, or christ. Aug 11, 20 many christians mistakenly believe that jesus fulfilled the prophecy of daniel 9. Seventy weeks 70 x 7 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. It is, in effect, a rosetta stone for biblicalprophetic time. The basics of the 70 week prophecy of daniel 9 are relatively simple and clear as i am sure you will now agree. It is known to most of us as the prophecy of 70 weeks, and it is the only prophecy in the bible that gives us a secular date by which we can accurately calculate the first coming of the messiah. The prophecy of daniel 11 includes amazing details about great empires, political developments and endtime powers that would affect the jewish people. The 70 weeks of daniel explained according to most, the bible prophecy of daniels 70 weeks is either a messianic prophecy that foretells the baptism of jesus christ and the year of his crucifixion, or it is a prophecy that tells of the coming of antichrist and a seven year tribulation period. The 2300day prophecy, of which the 70 week prophecy is a small part, was to begin at the command that effected the restoration of jerusalem. The first 69 weeks of daniel 70 weeks prophecy were fulfilled with the cutting off of messiah jesus.
Probably no single prophetic utterance is more crucial in the fields of biblical interpretation, apologetics, and eschatology. Summary of the book of daniel the story of the bible. The ancient 70 weeks prophecy of daniel proves without a doubt that jesus was the messiah. Daniels 70 weeks prophecy explained the book of daniel was written while the jews were in exile in babylon because of their sin and rebellion against god.
Book of daniel 70 weeks of daniel by chuck missler. The events detailed in daniel 9 are fulfilled in the person of jesus of nazareth. This command went forth under king artaxerxes longimanus in the year 457 bc ezra 7. No prophecy in the entire bible is more critical to understanding the end times than the seventy weeks of daniel. It is only four verses in length, yet it contains prophetic clues to.
In the end of the age, a third jewish temple would be built as foretold in the seventy weeks of daniel. The subject of daniel in the old testament, particularly the seventy weeks passage, daniel 9. He published this discovery in a book called the coming prince, a commentary on daniels 70th week. In many respects, this is the high point of the book of daniel.
All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so dont worry about it. If the 70th week of daniel is reckoned as 7 years of 360 days then we must conclude that the first 69 weeks of the seventy weeks of daniel will be the same. They insert thousands of weeks into the final week resulting in nonfulfillment of the prophecy. We saw in the last study that daniel had been reading the prophecies of jeremiah when he saw that israel would be in exile for 70 years. Almost every mistake ive run across in studying the various interpretations of end times prophecy can be traced back to a misunderstanding of this passage. Daniel prophecy of seventy weeks christian truth center. Biblical scholars have catalogued more than 300 amazing prophecies that find precise fulfillment in the life and labor of the son of god. As daniel prayed, the angel gabriel appeared to him and gave him a vision of israels future. This time he tackles the 70 weeks prophecy, one of the most misinterpreted prophecies in all. A proper understanding of the seventy weeks of daniel not only safeguards the. First, one should reflect upon the historical background out of which the prophetic utterance arose. It is not possible to understand jesus teachings in matthew 24, without an understanding of daniel 70th week. According to most, the bible prophecy of daniels 70 weeks is either a messianic prophecy that foretells the baptism of jesus christ and the year of his crucifixion, or it is a prophecy that tells of the coming of antichrist and a seven year tribulation period. In the bible, the prophecy of seventy weeks chapter 9 of the book of daniel is a prophecy given to daniel by the angel gabriel in response to daniel s prayer for god to act on behalf of his people and city i.
Many have attempted to identify the beginning and ending dates of this prophecy using a. Pdf daniels prophecy of the seventy weeks researchgate. Mar 01, 2000 the seventy week prophecy of daniel 9 includes the most incredible validation of jesus christ as the messiah, in this study of daniel s 70 weeks, you will discover this amazing prophecy in the old testament predicted the very day that jesus presented himself as the meschiach nagid, the messiah the king, to jerusalem. Here is the false view of the end of the world and the 70 weeks of daniel 9. Daniel s prophecy of the 70 weeks mcarthur drive church. For that reason, most commentators have selected it as the beginning of the 70 weeks of years. Consequently, many have an expectation of the role the antichrist will play in endtime events that the bible does not support.
In verses 25 and 27, the period of 70 weeks is divided into three time periods. The sealing of the whole vision is additional evidence that the prophecy of daniel 9 is a continuation of the literal explanation of the vision of daniel 8. 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. Following the death of messiah, the jewish temple and jerusalem were destroyed as foretold in daniel s 70 weeks.
By the way, the stoning of stephen happened exactly 3. Many have attempted to identify the beginning and ending dates of this prophecy using a continuous timeline from past benchmark dates. This passage of scripture in revelation 12 neatly and simply unlocks for us the timing puzzle for the seventy weeks. Unfortunately, it has been generally misunderstood by most modern commentators. Daniels seventy weeks 70 weeks of daniel, the key to.
Although the weeks are symbolic of different time periods, they are sequential without any gaps where the prophecy clock stops. Virtually all biblical prophecy focuses on israel and the messiah who would come from the tribe of judah, through the lineage of king david. This model is popular in modern evangelical christendom. Nov 01, 2004 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 place. The 70 weeks will terminate with the second coming of messiah and the establishment of his millennial kingdom here on earth. The prophecy of the 70 weeks of daniel the basis of the study of the prophetic line 2017, is the prophecy of the 70 weeks found in daniel 9. This topic is a subject of massive attack, from inside the church as much as from outside the church.
Daniels 70 weeks here a little, there a little prophecy. The prophecy in daniel 9 about the 70 weeks of years reveals the year when jesus became the messiah. But, eventually, we might have additional information from archaeologists and historians to help pinpoint that starting point. Nov 01, 2008 weeks represented years, so the 70 weeks of daniel represent 490 years 70 times 7 years that ended with the death of jesus the christ. Chuck missler examines some of the most provocative passages in the bible the messianic and endtimes prophecies in the book of daniel. Your knowledge can inspire average, make them reading a book. Although previously gentile history and prophecy recorded in daniel was related. It no doubt would be of interest to some that jews for jesus, also known as messianic jews, printed a book telling how a number of jews came to believe in jesus. How can we be sure that this prophecy did in fact begin in 457 b. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading daniel s 70 weeks. The 70 weeks of daniel a bible study by jack kelley.
The marvelous prophecy of daniel s seventy weeks concerning the antichrist cosimo classics, you may tells your family, friends along with soon about yours reserve. In this episode travis continues where episode 35 left off, right in the heart of the book of daniel. In more mundane language, it is an account of the activities and visions of daniel, a noble jew exiled at babylon, its message being that just as the god of israel saved daniel and his friends from their enemies, so. Daniels prophecy of 70 weeks foretells the messiahs. Daniel 9 the truth of daniel 9s 70 weeks prophecy rabbi. Part 1 god revealed to daniel that jeremiahs prophecy of seventy years of captivity, which would accomplish the desolation of jerusalem, had a secondary interpretation involving a much longer period of time. As the end of babylons supremacy drew closer, daniel had understood by books from the writings of jeremiah, that 70 years would be accomplished in the desolations of jerusalem, after which, there would be a restoration to the land and a rebuilding of the temple. Daniel shows the starting point of the 70 week prophecy to be the issuing of the command to restore and build jerusalem, where the street and the wall will be built in troublous times. But in a specific sense this prophecy, this period of 70 weeks, constitutes the seal of the whole vision of the 2300 yeardays. The book of daniel is a 2ndcentury bc biblical apocalypse combining a prophecy of history with an eschatology a portrayal of end times cosmic in scope and political in focus. If we look at the six issues that daniel s seventy week prophecy wraps up and finalizes we must of necessity come to this conclusion. Book of daniel bible study chapter commentary 9 part 2 daniels 70 weeks. Decoding daniels seventyweeks prophecy david jeremiah.
Lets take a look at the chiastic structure of one of the most amazing prophecies in the bible. The implications of this study of the 70 weeks of daniel is enormous. It is the foundation roots of all end time prophecy even the johns apocalypse the book of revelation. Daniel prophecy of seventy weeks daniel prophecy of seventy weeks is the backbone of all bible end time prophecy. Understanding the 70 weeks of years baptist church. Although theologians have not reached a consensus on the exact timing of the 70 weeks mentioned in daniel 9, we can draw a number of conclusions from this enigmatic prophecy. The exact time of jesus being cutoff by the jewish priesthood 539 years before his birth.
Apr 21, 2018 the 70 weeks prophecy of daniel 9 is the most amazing prophecy in the old testament. Daniels prophecy next states that the 490 years will be divided into three periods as follows. Therefore the 70 weeks of daniel consist of 490 years of 360 days each. First, lets read this prophecy, commonly known as the 70 weeks of daniel. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. This episode explains daniel s 70 weeks prophecy and more. From this starting point, we can determine all the other time markers of the prophecy. Lets begin with a passage that i described as, the most panoramic prophecy in the bible. Seventy weeks prophecy of daniel and the sabbatical years.124 1636 1271 111 233 495 425 553 1232 176 1014 1602 1076 491 302 1386 1007 711 1362 428 1473 914 184 747 931 1064 1339 906 1454 619 729 529 168 1024 222 643 202 1178 713 506 1014 180