70 weeks in Daniel

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Introduction 3

Time Frame of Prophecy 4

Verse 24 5

Verse 25 7

Verse 26 8

Verse 27 10

Purpose of Prophecy 12

Conclusion 1 3

Bibliography 14


There was a lot of prophecy surrounding the coming of the Messiah. He was to be true God and true man (Isaiah 9:6), born of a virgin (Genesis 3:15,20), in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2), and was to be from the line of King David (II Samuel 7:12). He would die for our sins (Isaiah 53:5) in the city of Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:10) and then God would raise Him from the dead (Psalms 16:10) and give to Him an everlasting kingdom (II Samuel 7:13) filled with Jews and Gentiles (Isaiah 49:6). We see all of these come to pass in the life of Jesus. He is known today by the title of Messiah or in Greek "The Christ".

There was not much prophecy consisting of the time in which the Messiah would come. Jeremiah and Habakkuk alluded to this date very briefly in their writings (Jeremiah 25:12 and Habakkuk 2:2-14). These prophecies only pointed out that the Messiah would come after the fall of Babylon, but other than that there was nothing else document for the Christ's coming time.

Daniel 9:1-2 shows us that Daniel came to realize that the captivity of Israel would last for 70 years. He comes to this revelation while studying the prophecy in Jeremiah 29:10 which states, "After seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place." In Jeremiah 29:12 the LORD continues by saying, "Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you." In Isaiah 65:24 the...