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Revelation: 70 Weeks and Rev 4

In a nutshell, the 70 weeks of Daniel 9:24-27 is really an extension or take-off on the 70 years that Daniel had been reading about in the writings of Jeremiah, where he predicted that Israel would be thrown out of their land and taken captive for that length of time. As Daniel read this passage from Jeremiah (Jeremiah 25:11-12; 29:10), he realized that the 70 year period was almost up and of course, he was very excited about that. This lead him to pray his heartfelt prayer in the first 19 verses of Daniel 9.

Continue Reading April 11, 2022 at 12:41 PM 1 comment

Daniel’s 70 Weeks is NOT 70 Years!

It is the same thing here in Daniel 9. Gabriel is really giving a bit of a play on words. In essence, as Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum points out (“Footsteps of the Messiah”), Gabriel is essentially saying, “Daniel, it’s not 70 years, but 70 SEVENS of years.”

Continue Reading May 9, 2014 at 7:58 AM

70 Weeks Means 490 Years and References the Tribulation Period of Matthew 24

This can only mean one thing. The “prince” here is the ruler of Rome who – along with his Roman soldiers – destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple in AD 70. The same verse (26) tells us that the “end will come with a flood.” This most certainly has no reference to water, but to the flood of a military conquest. This is how this word is used when it is not directly referring to a body of water. It is a figure of speech. The end of Jerusalem came with a flood of army soldiers who destroyed Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple there.

Continue Reading September 18, 2013 at 1:26 PM 5 comments

Daniel 9 and the 70 Weeks, Pt. 2

Since Daniel was thinking in terms of years, Gabriel’s words to him were almost a play on words. In effect, Gabriel was saying, “Daniel, it’s not seventy years, but seventy sevens of years.” The Hebrew word shābûá in the text literally means “sevens” or more precisely, “a period of sevens.” Had the Hebrew word meant “weeks,” (as translated) the text in the original language would have been shavuot.

Continue Reading April 24, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Daniel 9 and the 70 Weeks, Pt. 1

All of Daniel makes for interesting reading, but in some says, the 9th chapter of Daniel stands alone because Daniel 9 is essentially the only place in all of Scripture where the topic of the 70 weeks are introduced and discussed. As one can imagine, because the contents of Daniel 9 deals with Eschatology (the study of end times/last days), there are many books and articles that have been written on the subject, from a variety of viewpoints. Much of it evolves around the question of whether or not a “gap” of time actually exists between the 69th and 70th weeks.

Continue Reading March 24, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Does a Gap Exist Between 69th and 70th Weeks or Not?

Here’s the problem though. After Jesus died (and rose again), the city of Jerusalem and Temple were not destroyed until some 40 years later by the Romans (AD 70). If the second item above refers to the city of Jerusalem and the Temple physically being destroyed as we believe it does, then that event alone overshoots the whole thing by approximately 33 years! The third item above – there will be war and desolations until the end – also presents a problem. What does “until the end” mean? It clearly can only mean the end of man-led human history. In other words, the “end” is referring to Jesus’ 2nd coming. The old rabbinical sages believed there are only two ages. There is this age in which we live and the coming age of the Messiah.

Continue Reading March 20, 2015 at 7:32 AM

Between the 69th and 70th SEVENS

That there is a “gap” of indeterminate amount of time between the 69th “week” and the 70th “week” is a problem for many. The folks who ignore or reject this idea do so because they think that people like me have simply and arbitrarily put an artificial “gap” between those “weeks” because we felt like, because that’s how we make things work. Not so. In fact, not even close.

Continue Reading March 19, 2015 at 12:54 PM 1 comment

Revelation: Times of the Gentiles

This episode continues our Walk thru Revelation series, by taking time out to look into Daniel 2 and the four kingdoms highlighted there after King Nebuchadnezzar has his dream that troubled him. Daniel is called upon not only to interpret the dream, but to tell the king WHAT he dreamed!

The progression of kingdoms, starting with Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylonian Kingdom, ends with the physical return of Jesus destroying that final Gentile kingdom standing at the time.

These specific kingdoms are listed due to their connection to and dominance over Israel.

Continue Reading March 21, 2022 at 4:26 PM 5 comments

It Takes Time

Consider what is occurring throughout the world in modern, western societies. French President Macron is doubling down and insists those who refuse the vax will be cut off from French society. They will no longer be considered French citizens. This is the type of stuff that happens in communist and third world countries, but when has it happened to this degree with western civilized democracies? This is what dictators do to control people. It’s not what happens in a democracy (or Constitutional Republic like the USA). Yet, this seems to be the direction the world as a whole is moving all under the guise of safety, health and security. The Great Reset anyone?

Continue Reading January 5, 2022 at 1:58 PM 1 comment

Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 Pt 1

Since the Mediterranean Sea is most likely in view, the reference then might simply extend and incorporate the Mediterranean World itself, not necessarily the entire world. The “winds” express God’s judgment and how He uses those heavenly and earthly forces to bring about His own will in influencing the nations.[1] Interestingly enough, the first four beasts/kingdoms were centralized in roughly the same area of the world. Only the revived Roman Empire will likely incorporate the entire world.

Continue Reading December 13, 2021 at 6:14 PM 2 comments

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