"The 70 Weeks of Daniel"
Contiguous / Unbroken
"The 70 Weeks of Daniel"
Contiguous / Unbroken
8. An Now, for a Special Announcement from the Angel Gabriel
8a. Caught Right In the Middle of Prayer with Blessing!
Because of God's love and compassion for Daniel and therefore Israel, He sends
Gabriel to give understanding and revelation to Daniel. May we all receive the
20 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my
people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy
mountain of my God;
21 Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen
in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the
time of the evening oblation.
22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth
to give thee skill and understanding.
23 At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come
to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and
consider the vision.
8b. The Announcement
Now, we will hear the understanding that Gabriel gives to Daniel. But we must
listen carefully because while Gabriel was praying for physical salvation, God
answers in a way above our ways and above our thoughts. He tells of the Messiah
to come Who will bring eternal salvation to the soul. And this is what the
announcement in this prophecy is all about.
24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
25 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 weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
9. Verse 24; The Timing of the Seventy Weeks & the Accomplishments of Messiah
9a. One (1) "Week" Equals Seven (7) Years
The Hebrew word translated "weeks" in verse 24 above is Shabua which means
something that is "sevened". In other words something multiplied by 7. Here
is a breakdown of "Shabua" from Strong's Hebrew Greek Dictionary;
So then, when verse 24 speaks of "seventy weeks" it is speaking of a time
period of 70 X 7 weeks, or 490 years. Gabriel is saying that from his given
marker, the command to rebuild Jerusalem to the annointing of Messiah (here
called "the most Holy") would be 490 years. How great a message this is!
Because once we determine what the start up marker is, then we can identify
the Messiah of Israel's arrival. To those at Daniel's time, this would mean
so very much. To those who know Yeshua of Nazareth as LORD, it also means
very, very much.
Hebrew - 7620 shabuwa` shaw-boo'-ah
or shabuan shaw-boo'-ah;
also (feminine) shbu.ah sheb-oo-aw';
properly, passive participle of 7650 as a
denominative of 7651; literal, sevened,
i.e. a week (specifically, of years):
9b. Verse 24; The Accomplishments of Messiah within the Seventy Weeks
Now, within this time which Gabriel has determined by speaking "Seventy weeks" he tells
us that all of these things will be accomplished by the Messiah. He will;
For clarity, let's look at the last item first, "...and to anoint the most Holy".
Read in context, this is describing the anointing of the Messiah,
because it is Messiah that is discussed in the next verse (v.25). This time
period of "Seventy weeks" will include His anointing. What wonderful news! For we
can know from the timing of this passage, exactly who the Messiah of
Israel will be!
- finish the transgression
- make an end of sins
- make reconciliation for iniquity
- bring in everlasting righteousness
- seal up the vision and prophecy
- anoint the most Holy
We have a description of the starting point we are to use, we have the
specified time period of 490 years to count, and we have the required
accomplishments of Messiah to look for. Now, let us use the understanding
given by Gabriel to see exactly who it is, that this criteria leads to.
9c. A Very Different Answer to Daniel's Prayer
Before we embark on a search for the correct start up date, let's remember again
which years this is... the first year of King Darius (verse 1), 539BC. Also remember
that the captivity of Israel would end in just 3 years! But it was during Daniel's
prayer, that God answered in a very special way... not concerning the physical deliverance
of Israel from captivity in Babylon... that would end soon. God answered Daniel's prayer
with information of a much greater spiritual salvation that would take place in the future. This must
be remembered to correctly understand the accomplishments of Messiah from verse 24.
- Part 1. Searching Out The Seventy Week's Prophecy
- Part 2. A Short History of the Captivity and Freeing of Israel
- Part 3. Daniel's Understanding of Prophecy & Prayer of Redemption
- Part 4. A Special Announcment From the Angel Gabriel
- Part 5. Determining the Starting Point
- Part 6. The Accomplishments of Messiah
- Part 7. "...to finish the transgression"
- Part 8. "...to make an end of sins"
- Part 9. "...to make reconciliation for iniquity"
- Part 10. "...to bring in everlasting righteousness"
- Part 11. "...to seal up the vision and prophecy"
- Part 12. "...to anoint the most Holy"
- Part 13. The Accomplishment Question
- Part 14. The Contiguous Seventy Weeks of Daniel