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Bible Prophecy

70 Weeks Prophecy

Est. date written:

Est. date fulfilled:

539 BC


After Daniel prayed a sincere and heartfelt prayer for mercy on Jerusalem, Gabriel showed him a vision. (Dan 9:21-23)

The vision is about Judah and the city of Jerusalem. (Dan 9:24)


The prophecy states six things that must be accomplished:

  1. To finish the transgression
  2. To make an end of sins
  3. To make atonement for iniquity
  4. To bring in everlasting righteousness
  5. To seal up the vision and prophecy
  6. To anoint the Most Holy

One prophetic day is equal to one literal year. In Hebrew, the word translated as "weeks" (shavuim) actually means "sevens", so 70 weeks means 70 x 7, which equals 490. Daniel's prophecy gives a 490-year prophecy beginning in Daniel 9:24.


Also, Ezekiel prophecied a similar warning (Ezek 4:5-6) stating "I have appointed thee each day for a year", so 70 weeks x 7 days in a week is 490 days.


"For Jews, the prophecy should be deeply disturbing for two reasons. First, it clearly teaches that the Messiah had to come before the Temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. That means that either God failed to keep His promise or else the Jews missed recognizing their Messiah. Second, the prophecy clearly teaches that a terrible time of tribulation for the Jews still lies ahead." [Source]🕊️



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