Since other prophecies found in the book of daniel, such as the 70 year prophecy of jeremiah and the 70 weeks prophecy indicating the year of the appearance of the messiah, were fulfilled exactly as predicted, we can have confidence that god also provided the details found in this prophecy in daniel 11 long before they took place. Daniels prophecy of 70 weeks foretells the messiahs arrival. The prophecy contained in daniel chapter 9 has been a much discussed chapter of the bible. An alternate translation of seventy sevens would be seventy weeks. The 70 weeks prophecy of daniel gives us an important starting date for the 2300 day years prophecy of daniel 8. One of these predictive declarations is found in daniel 9. The first 69 weeks of daniel 70 weeks prophecy were fulfilled with the cutting off of messiah jesus. The book of daniel has been under attack for centuries as not being authentic. The prophecy in daniel 9 about the 70 weeks of years reveals the year when jesus became the messiah. He published this discovery in a book called the coming prince, a. The seventy weeks prophecy is one of the most significant and detailed.
See my book seventy weeks of literal days for proof of the chronology and timeline. Nov 01, 2004 this includes a mathematical prophecy. How can we be sure that this prophecy did in fact begin in 457 b. 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.
But the history of israel and jerusalem is determined to be 70 weeks so there is one week 7 years remaining. 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. And again, if his subsequent prophecy about the 70 weeks of years was to have any meaning to the jewish people, it had to be understood in terms of regular years, not prophetic. The chapter begins with daniel praying for israel, acknowledging the nations sins against god and asking for gods mercy. Daniels prophecy of the 70 prophetic weeks of years. Several bible translations note that these are, not weeks of seven days, but weeks of years. Daniels prophecy of 70 weeks foretells the messiahs arrival bible. Chuck missler examines some of the most provocative passages in the bible the messianic and endtimes prophecies in the book of daniel. Sign up here to receive our free digital version of personal update.
In effect, gabriel told daniel that the interval between the commandment to rebuild jerusalem until the presentation of the messiah as king would be 173,880 days. How daniel s prophecy foretells the messiahs arrival the prophet daniel lived more than 500 years before the birth of jesus. Especially due to the tremendous errors men have made to make this prophecy something that suits their fantasies. Additionally, jerome states that there were jews who agreed that the prophecy of 69 weeks seemed to point to jesus. Probably no single prophetic utterance is more crucial in the fields of biblical interpretation, apologetics, and eschatology. Daniels prophecy of 70 weeks foretells the messiahs. Alva mcclains book daniels 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. The only thing that is not initially distinctly clear and that many dispute is the date evidence. Daniels 70 weeks of years tribulation lamb and lion. Many have set out to explain the seventy weeks recorded in the book of daniel. Daniels prophecy of the 70 weeks mcarthur drive church. 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. During the first seven sabbaticals the city of jerusalem is. Daniels seventy weeks prophecy the church of god international.
This is the 202nd sermon preached in english on, by missionary evangelist robert breaker, in which he shows teaches about daniels 70. Apologetics press daniels prophecy of the seventy weeks. Daniels prophecy of the 70 weeks alva j mcclain, mcclain, alva j on. Because no significant biblical or prophetic event occurred in that year, the. The majority of bible scholars agree that the weeks of the prophecy are weeks of years. The prophet daniel said more specific things about the end times than any other old testament prophet. So it is evident that the 70 weeks were symbolic of a much longer time. He published this discovery in a book called the coming prince, a commentary on daniels 70th week. The prophecy says that the starting point of the 70 weeks of years will be the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild jerusalem daniel 9.
That prophecy is found in the book of daniel, chapter 9. The very brief but famous prophecy of the seventy weeks, recorded in daniel 9. Also, the newly recorded expositional commentary on daniel, 16session study with notes. It is important to note that the term weeks refers to a period of seven years, as will be explained later. Such exciting endoftheworld and rapture paradigms are dearly held and difficult to change. The indication of this passage is that daniel interpreted jeremiahs prophecy of 70 years to be 70 regular years as defined by the jewish lunarsolar calendar. This prophecy does not deal with antichrist, but is rather. Daniel prophecy of seventy weeks christian truth center. The implications of this study of the 70 weeks of daniel is enormous. Daniel indicates how long the time period leading to the arrival of messiah the leader would last. 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 what are the seventy weeks.
The fulfilled weeks of daniel 70 weeks christian truth center. Keep in mind that this prophecy was given to daniel by the angel gabriel during the time of israels exile in babylon. 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. Book of daniel bible study chapter commentary 9 part 2 daniels 70 weeks. Daniels 70week prophecy is one of the most important in the bible, as its time line identifies the messiahjesus christ. Daniels prophecy of the seventy weeks end times truth. The prophecy mentions 7 weeks, also 62 weeks a total of 69 weeks. Biblical scholars have catalogued more than 300 amazing prophecies that find precise fulfillment in the life and labor of the son of god. The 70 weeks of daniel were to begin from the going forth of the command to restore and build jerusalem verse 25.
But the prophecy of 70 weeks is so much more than a messianic prediction. 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. Philip newell says, this is the greatest chapter of the book and one of the greatest chapters of the entire bible. The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of god is at hand. The chapter begins with daniel praying for israel, acknowledging the nations sins. 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. It seemed good to me, as well, to pen down a few words in respect to this great messianic prophecy. Mcclain shows that the 70 weeks of daniel is not contiguous or continuous, but a parenthesis or gap exists between weeks 69 and 70. If we look at the six issues that daniels seventy week prophecy wraps up and finalizes we must of necessity come to this conclusion. A proper understanding of the seventy weeks of daniel not only safeguards the.
The 70 weeks will terminate with the second coming of messiah and the establishment of his millennial kingdom here on earth. Daniels prophecy of the 70 weeks time of reckoning. The seventy weeks prophecy is one of the most significant and detailed messianic prophecies of the old testament. 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. Therefore, when the critics have done their worst, no matter where they place the date of the book, the greatest timeprophecy of the bible is left untouched. This episode explains daniels 70 weeks prophecy and more. Daniels prophecy of seventy weeks end times simplified. The fact that this prophecy of seventy weeks was fulfilled to the very day on the enoch calendar, which has only been understood recently, is a convincing vindication of the books validity. Jan 01, 20 thus it should come as no surprise that as god describes his prophetic timetable to daniel that it should be based on sevens.
As we have noted in previous articles, the jewish and babylonian calendars used a 360day year. In other words, the prophecy ends at the the destruction of jerusalem in 70 ad. Daniel prophecy of seventy weeks is the backbone of all bible end time prophecy. Daniels prophecy of the seventy weeks is perhaps the most important prophecy to understand what will happen to israel in the last days. Profiles in prophecy 9781578215744 by chuck missler.
No prophecy in the entire bible is more critical to understanding the end times than the seventy weeks of daniel. Lets take a look at the chiastic structure of one of the most amazing prophecies in the bible. The angel gabriel approaches daniel in the latter half of the ninth chapter after daniel prays for israel. This model is popular in modern evangelical christendom. The timeline for this prophecy is weeks for days rather than years and all the assigned tasks must be completed within the 70 weeks timeframe.
The ancient 70 weeks prophecy of daniel proves without a doubt that jesus was the messiah. It is the foundation roots of all end time prophecy even the johns apocalypse the book of revelation. Daniels prophecy of the 70 weeks christian book distributors. Therefore the 70 weeks of daniel consist of 490 years of 360 days each. 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. It also gives us a definitive time frame that god gave to the jews as a nation to turn to him and accept jesus. First, lets read this prophecy, commonly known as the 70 weeks of daniel. 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. Yet daniels prophecy of the seventy weeks predicts to the very day christs appearance as the prince of israel. Supplemental notes on daniel nine the seventy weeks of daniel 3 it is an indispensable chronological key to all new testament prophecy.
Seventy years of exile had gone by and we come to the point to countdown the years to the messiahs coming. Book of daniel chapter 9 bible study daniels 70 weeks part 2. May 15, 2019 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. Oct, 2018 the vision of daniels seventy weeks, then, can be explained simply. One of the most profound prophecies in all of scripture must be his 70 weeks prophecy in daniel chapter 9. Aug 17, 2017 the timeline for this prophecy is weeks for days rather than years and all the assigned tasks must be completed within the 70 weeks timeframe. And on this prophecy, the whole case of the critics goes to pieces. The fact that this prophecy of seventy weeks was fulfilled to the very day on the enoch calendar, which has only been understood recently, is a convincing vindication of the book s validity. It is by far the most important end time prophecy in all of scripture bar none.
Whatever one makes of the calculations of daniels seventy weeks, they do not extend beyond the time of fleshly or national israel and their holy city. Notice that he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week. Certainly the events described in the prophecy were of such a nature that they could not have occurred in a literal 70 weeks, or a little more than a year and four months. To fully comprehend what will happen to israel at the end of the age, it is critically important to read and interpret an amazing prophecy from the book of daniel. As daniel prayed, the angel gabriel appeared to him and gave him a vision of israels future. The olivet discourse fixes the time of israels greatest trouble within the days of daniels prophecy. In this case it is seventy weeks of years or 70 x 7 490 years total. Daniels seventy weeks prophecy about bible prophecy. This is an amazing prophecy that provides us with a number of important truths. It refers to a period of seventy sabbaticals or periods of seven years required to bring in the ultimate jubilee.
Aug 16, 2018 this is the 202nd sermon preached in english on, by missionary evangelist robert breaker, in which he shows teaches about daniel s 70 week prophecy 490 years to israel. Such exciting end of theworld and rapture paradigms are dearly held and difficult to change. Missler, chuck, daniels 70 weeks, koinonia house, 2004. In so doing, daniels prophecy confirms that god inspired the writing of the old and new testaments, he prophesying events in daniel and throughout the old testament that find their fulfillment in the four gospels. This rebuilding is chronicled in the book of nehemiah. Much of our commentary below is based on josh mcdowells book, the new evidence that demands a verdict, pages 197201. Did the bible really predict the coming of the messiah before it h. The book of malachi, which was written during the early part of the seventy weeks period.1492 725 802 83 552 1481 1344 306 1055 457 613 466 563 135 1203 331 1484 764 884 206 1091 285 456 1120 1093 1510 926 938 937 1505 13 785 272 665 234 895 446 808 5 178 1119 495 1322 998 1322