Posts tagged ‘70th week’

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

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


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