Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy
"Finish the transgression..."
The word translated "finish" in Daniel 9:24 means literally to finish/restrict/hold
The first purpose of the seventy weeks is to restrict, prohibit, hold back - finish "the transgression."
this speaking of the great transgression? Adam's transgression?
I don't believe so, as this passage is dealing only
with Daniel's people (Jews) and Daniel's holy city (Jerusalem)(Daniel 9:24).
The transgression in Daniel 9:24 is referring
to "Jewish" transgression. Not Jewish sin in general but a specific Jewish transgression in particular. One that has a
beginning and must run its full course to the end.
"The transgression" referred to in Daniel 9:24 began with the rejection
(on a national level) of Jesus Christ as
the Messiah of Israel.
The religious/political leadership of that nation
rejected him, then the common people rejected him (all the people cried - crucify him!)
Jesus told them that not only
would they reject him, but when the false messiah came (man of sin/anti-christ/beast/assyrian) they would accept him as Messiah
"The transgression" that began with the rejection of Jesus Christ as Messiah (John 5:43 John 18:38-40
Mark 15:11-15)will reach its completion when the false messiah is accepted by the nation of Israel.
gives a brief overview of what happens at that time.
Israel will enter into a disastrous treaty with this false messiah
(covenant with hell and death)and the only thing that will ultimately save her is that her husband (God - her maker) will
disannul her agreement (according to the law - Isaiah 54:4-8/Numbers 30:8-9).
"The transgression" which had its beginning
at the crucifixion of the true Messiah will be finished when the covenant with the false messiah is disannulled.
go to: Purpose 2 for the 70 Weeks