DANIEL’s 70 'weeks'

Daniel 9:24-27

Speaks to Daniel pertaining to Judah and the House of JUDAH.
written and interpreted by Betty Matteson Rhodes - January 20, 2001

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"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*****."

‘Seventy periods of the sacred oath being completed, are decreed upon the nation of Israel and upon thy Holy City, to withhold from (or restrain from) the revolt against Elohiym, and to stop the sacrifices, and to make atonement for sins, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to make an end (or stop up) the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the sacred place.'

 

"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 (69): the street shall be built again and the wall even in troublous times."

‘Know therefore and understand that from the rising in the east for the decree to return and to build Jerusalem, to make the completed and perfected city, From the anointed ruler shall be sixty-nine weeks.  The street shall be built again, and the wall, and trench, even in afflicted times.’

 

"And after threescore and two weeks (62) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself; 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, war and desolations are determined."

‘After 62 weeks the anointed line of Kings will be cut off by the hand of the powerful commander (Nebuchadnezzar II) who shall invade; he shall destroy the city and the sanctuary and the end thereof shall be with a devastating deluge of evil, and unto the end of the battle much destruction is determined.’

 

"And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week (1) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate."

‘And the Elohiym (through King Mattaniah aka Zedekiah), shall attempt to confirm the covenant with many for one week, and in the middle of the week he (Elohiym) shall cause the sacrifice and the gift offering to cease, and because of the overspreading of idolatry, he (Elohiym) shall order it destroyed, even up to the point of completion (of the week), and that determined shall be total desolation upon the ruins.’

 

Jeremiah 29:10-14 tells us that ‘Judah’ remained captive in Babylon for 70 years. At the end of 70 years they would be anointing the new ‘holy’ place.

 

70 Weeks (years)

 

 586 BCE Judah captured by Nebuchadnezzar II

  -70 years in captivity
 516 BCE 2nd Temple was anointed, but no King


In the year 536 BCE a decree was issued from King Cyrus of Persia to rebuild the 2nd Temple & City of Jerusalem.

69 Weeks (years)

 

 536 BCE King Cyrus’ decree to rebuild
+ 69 yrs from appointed ruler (Neb)
 605 BCE 1st year Nebuchadnezzar II ruled.

 

62 Weeks (years)

 

 536 BCE King Cyrus’ decree to rebuild

 +62 yrs from Messiah cut off

 598 BCE when all males in Royal family are murdered (Judah’s male throne ends)

 

Midst of Week (7 & years)


   605 BCE 1st year of King Nebuchadnezzar

-    7 one week covenant

  598 BCE Judah’s kings cut off

+   3.5 mid-‘week’

    601.5 covenant broken, sacrifices cease

 


 

* Seventy, #7657 shib`iym. shib-eem' multiple of 7651; seventy: seventy, threescore and ten.

** Weeks, #7620 shabuwa {shaw-boo'-ah}; also shbu.ah {sheb-oo-aw'}; properly, passive participle of 7650; literal, sevened, i.e. a week, years, by sevens. Also 7650 shaba` shaw-bah' a primitive root; propr. to be complete, but used only as a denominative from 7651; to seven oneself, i.e. swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times): adjure, charge (by an oath, with an oath), take an oath, X straitly, (cause to, make to) swear.

*** Sins, #2403 chatta'ah khat-taw-aw' or chattacth {khat-tawth'}; from 2398; an offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness), and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation; also (concretely) an offender, punishment (of sin), purifying (-fication for sin), sin (-ner, offering).

**** Vision, #2377 chazown khaw-zone' from 2372; a sight (mentally), i.e. a dream, revelation, or oracle, a vision.

***** Most Holy, #6944 qodesh ko'-desh from 6942; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstract, sanctity, consecrated (thing), dedicated (thing), hallowed (thing), holiness, (X most) holy (X day, portion, thing), saint, sanctuary.

MESSIAH 4899 mashiyach maw-shee'-akh from 4886; anointed; usually a consecrated person (as a king, priest, or saint); specifically, the Messiah, anointed one, Messiah.


So, is Daniel’s ‘weeks’ such a great mystery? Probably not, unless you are not looking for the time-frame to fit a specific agenda, for which it was not intended. The prophecy concerns the House of Judah only, not the whole of Israel; not the House of Israel.


Simple enough - don’t add anything more to the 70 weeks than what is intended.