70 Weeks Defined

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"...in the day of the great slaughter - when the towers fall." Isaiah 30:25

70 WEEKS DEFINED

"Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people (Jews) and upon thy Holy city (Jerusalem).

W
e understand from scripture that this is not referring to a 7 day week (vs :25 makes that clear).

Genesis 29:27-28 gives the key to understanding how long each week is: "Fulfill her week...serve with me yet seven other years. Jacob did so and fulfilled her week."

The 70 weeks in Daniel 9:24 are 70 weeks of years with each week equaling 7 years.

70x7=490 years

The prophecy we see in Daniel 9:24-26 Covers the time period beginning with the commandment of Cyrus to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem to the time of the crucifixion of Christ.

Both history and Daniel 9:25 agree with the 483 years (69 weeks) that total time period encompassed (rebuilding to crucifixion).

But 70x7years=490 years. That leaves a total of 7 years that has yet to be accounted for (this is also one proof of a pre-wrath rapture—the focus shifts from the Church to Israel 3 years before the anti-christ reveals himself and spends another 3 years in brutal persecution of all who oppose him—equaling a total of 7 years).

The last seven years of prophecy in Daniel 9:24-27 have not yet been fulfilled, because the 70 weeks that have been determined upon the people of Daniel and his holy city are for a certain purpose (will discuss in future post) and can only be fulfilled while the Jews are occupying their own land (remember the 70 weeks are concerning the Jews and Jerusalem).

go to: Purpose of 70 Weeks

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