God speaks to Daniel concerning the House of JUDAH
 
Daniel's70 weeks

Daniel 9:24-27

Daniel's prophecy concerning the 70 weeks begins with the year that King David began his reign and took the throne. For the prophecy to start with King David gave Judah's people a date that was known to them, which allowed them to figure out the time sequences that Daniel was putting forth. (see chart at right).
All these dates can easily be verified historically.


Change weeks to years by multiplying weeks by 7

70 weeks x 7 = 490 years ; 69 weeks x 7 = 483 years; 62 weeks x 7 = 434 years
The holy city is Jerusalem; Messiah refers to the sacred throne (of David) and its kings. The prince is the king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar II, who ordered Jerusalem and Solomon's temple destroyed, which also ended Judah's line of kings for the throne. Ending also the sacrifices.


"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 (of Daniel) and prophecy (write down events that will become the Old Testament) and to anoint the most Holy (the 2nd TEMPLE)." The Kingdom of Judah is given, by God, per Daniel, 490 years to accomplish everything outlined in the 70 weeks. From King David to restored 2nd Temple and Jerusalem.
"Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem FROM the Messiah the Prince (DAVID) shall be seven weeks and threescore and two weeks (69): the street shall be built again and the wall even in troublous times." From King David to the time that the command would go forth from King Cyrus, would be 483 years.
"And after threescore and two weeks (62) shall Messiah (Judah's King) be cut off, but not for himself; the people of the prince (Nebuchadnezzar II) 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."
From King David to the time when Judah's  royal lineage to the throne would be cut off, was to be 434 years. The sacrifices would end, Jerusalem and Temple destroyed.
"And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week 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 (completion) and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate (destitute of Judah's kingdom)."
God made a one week (7 year)* covenant with a remnant of Judah's people - this covenant was not broken. 3.5 years after the covenant was made with the remnant, he caused the sacrifice to cease, the male lineage to the throne to cease and the destruction of the Temple & city of Jerusalem.
*Re: One week covenant God made with the remnant of Judah's people. These people were ones who were saved from Babylon's destruction. These are the remnant that were turned over to Jeremiah in 589 BC for safe passage to Egypt, and then on to the British Isles. Included in the remnant were the young daughters of Judah's royal family and others from among Judah's people. These daughters inherited Judah's throne in the Isles, upon which Queen Elizabeth today sits.


updated by
Betty Matteson Rhodes - August 3, 2019