Daniel’s “70 Week” Prophecy

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TR 11:30 Section H

Daniel's "70 Week" Prophecy

Charlie Mathews (451159) | HUMA102 TR 11:30 Section H



ecently, I have stumbled upon the realization that many Christians feel wholly un-inspired to examine their faith and justify their theological beliefs. Living a life of spiritual mediocrity is declaring nothing more than support for the wholesale ignorance and lack of understanding concerning foundational and prophetic aspects of the Christian faith. Personally, I have found this especially true when attempting to stimulate discussion over the stipulations of Revelations and its clear pointers to our place in the timeline preceding the return of Christ. One of the foremost arguments taken up over Revelations concerns the order of events laid out in said book. The prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27, in perfect harmony with the events laid out in Revelations, provides us with Daniel's farthest future-reaching vaticination. Pre-millennialism, post-millennialism, a-millennialism - all of these views spite and contradict each-other, pulling verses from all over the bible to justify themselves.

However, considering the evidence for each is far too detailed to go into in conjunction with this expose of Daniel's prophecy, I would say no more than this: I feel that this prophecy clearly lays out the timeline leading up and in-to end times.

The Prophecy

24 "Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place. 25 Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built...