What Is Daniel’s Seventy Week Prophecy?

God’s program for Israel is 70 weeks of 7 years each, or 490 years.

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.

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: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and 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 of the war desolations are determined.

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, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Daniel 9:24-27

These years are divided into 3 sections:

  1. 7 weeks of 49 years- return of the Jews from Babylon and the rebuilding of Jerusalem [Daniel 9:24].
  2. 62 weeks of 434 years- covers the rebuilding until Calvary. Total so far is 483 years. Between the 69th week and the 70th week has been a period of 2,000 years called the church age [Daniel 9:25-26].
  3. 1 week of 7 years is the tribulation period. It does not begin until the Anti-Christ confirms the covenant after the rapture (Daniel 9:27).

The church is not in Dan. 9:24-27.

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