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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

What Might Bring World to Chaos?

Even if Donald Trump is able to go a long way in setting things right throughout America, it may not be sufficient enough. In fact, history shows that the ebb and flow of society is constant. We’ve had the Dark Ages, the Age of Enlightenment, as well as other “ages.” During these times, it seems that the bad and good exist together with one gaining more ground than the other for a time. The same is happening today, but there is an earnestness in society that appears to be cultivating more of a relationship with evil.

Continue Reading February 20, 2017 at 2:53 PM 1 comment

Leftist Social Justice Warriors and Matthew 25

I do not know what will happen, but I will say that we are living in incredibly dangerous times. But we are also living in times that God fully controls because He is sovereign. There is nothing to fear. God has our backs as long as we remain true to Him and His calling. We must continue presenting the truth of the Gospel in word and deed. The left will not make it easy for us, but the Lord will provide, He will strengthen, and He will empower those who are called according to His purposes and who endeavor to sacrifice all for Him. I hope that defines you. I hope and pray that defines me.

Continue Reading February 6, 2017 at 7:41 PM

Ten Kings, the Antichrist, and the New World Order, Part 6

But who is the “he” in this verse. There are many who lump all of the pronouns “he” together in Daniel 9:24-27 as referring to Jesus, or Messiah. This would be incorrect simply because of the law of first antecedent, meaning that the “he” in verse 27 must be referring back to the closest actual noun or person. We need to figure out who that noun is before we can continue. If it is Jesus, how would He make a covenant and then do something to halt the sacrifices halfway through the week? Historically, any time the sacrifices have ceased it has been due to something bad, something that desolated the Temple area and we’ve talked about the incident in 168 BC with Antiochus Epiphanes IV previously, which is an excellent example (cf. Daniel 8).

Continue Reading November 5, 2016 at 9:58 AM 1 comment

Ten Kings, the Antichrist, and the New World Order, Part 5

Since the AD 70 sacking of Jerusalem, there have been continued wars and conflicts there and Scripture tells us that these will continue until the end of this age, which will be purposefully brought to an end by the physical return of Jesus. In fact, this age will end with the build up to a final war, Armageddon (Revelation 16). This war is solely designed by Satan (through Antichrist) and his world forces to keep Jesus from returning to earth. Satan’s efforts will fail miserably (2 Thessalonians 2).

Continue Reading November 3, 2016 at 9:52 AM 1 comment

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