Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of
the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two
Isaiah prophesied concerning Cyrus (the King of Persia who would give the command to rebuild
Jerusalem) 150 years before his birth. He called him by name (Isaiah 44:28,
See the fulfillment of that
in (Ezra 1:1, 5:9-17, 6:1-5)
The 70 weeks have their beginning at the commandment of Cyrus.
According to Daniel
9:25-26 Christ was crucified at the very end of the 69th week (483 years later).
That only leaves one more week (the
70th) in which all the things listed in verse 24 are to be brought to fulfillment.(Daniel 27 shows there is one week left).
to Daniel 9:26, Christ was cut off at the end of the 483rd year.
When Israel rejected the true Messiah (at the end
of the 69th week/483rd year) God rejected them from being a nation - shortly, 40 years or so later - Jerusalem was sacked,
the Jews were scattered and until the year 1948 were never recognized officially as a nation again.
Now remember, the
seventy weeks are determined upon the Jews and their holy city, Jerusalem.
The time clock for the 70 weeks temporarily
stopped ticking at the end of the 69th week when Messiah was cut off
(The 70th week is still future).
It will not
begin ticking again until two things happen:
1. The Jews must reside in their own land (which they do)
2. God must
begin dealing with them "nationally" again. (he isn't yet).
go to: Between the 69th (and) 70th Weeks