My perspective on Daniel’s 7 weeks prophecy

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      Daniel 9:25 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.

      Daniel’s 69 weeks prophecy are divided into two parts. The first part is the seven weeks prophecy, followed by the sixty two weeks prophecy. It is the seven weeks prophecy which intrigues us the most. It involves “from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem, shall be seven weeks, the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous time”

      The 70 weeks prophecy began on Nisan 1 445 BC, When we add 7 weeks or 49 biblical years to that day, we come to July 1 397 BC. There is no biblical and historical evidence to suggest Jerusalem was built during these period. Here’s my take.

      Jewish history began with God’s calling on Abraham. Then it passed on to Issac, Jacob, Joseph and their descendants in Egypt. God was with them all the time. But it was until Sivan 6 in 1446 BC, the year God took them out from Egypt, God descent on mount Sinai and finally gave them His commandment and His Law. God also promised them a big nation if they obeyed His Law and commandment. This is very similar to Daniel’s 7 weeks prophecy. They both aim to build Jerusalem and restore Israel as a nation. Understanding this, the seven weeks prophecy has dual fulfillment. The first part was fulfilled when king Artaxerxes gave the decree to rebuild Jerusalem in 445 BC. The second part is God gave the commandment and Law to Israel, so that a nation can be built under the law and commandment. This building and restoration of Jerusalem shall succeed when Jesus returns.

      Concerning the seven weeks, week in Hebrew is shabua which is also understood as seven days.

      https://biblehub.com/hebrew/7620.htm

      Basically, seven weeks can be interpreted as seven ( seven days ) or forty nine days. When we add 49 days to Sivan 6 ( excluding the year ), the day God gave forth His commandment, we come to Tammuz 25 which is the eve of Tammuz 26. On a future Tammuz 26, the restoration and to build Jerusalem shall be complete.

      My summary

      Sivan 6 God gave Israel the Law and commandment ——– add 49 days, (excluding the years), from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem, the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. This troublous times spans over 3472 years if Jesus returns in 2027 —— The eve of Tammuz 26 Restoration and to build Jerusalem is complete by Jesus

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    • #9105
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      God is the seer. When He sees future events, He can choose to see dates only, not necessarily the years. And in this case, Daniel’s seven weeks prophecy.

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      We also find these 49 days in Leviticus 23:15-16.

      15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: 16 Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the LORD.

      “seven sabbaths shall be complete”

      Seven sabbaths comes to Sivan 5. “the morrow after the seventh sabbath” comes to Sivan 6. God has specifically outlined this day and put an interlude there while he was ordaining the Shavuot. There must be a reason for him to do that. The reason may lie on the subsequent verse.

      “shall ye number fifty days”

      He told Israelis to number another fifty days after Sivan 6, which comes to Tammuz 26. He has left a period of seven weeks there, which runs parallel to Daniel’s seven weeks prophecy. This may answer why He outlined Sivan 6, and placed a period of 49 days afterward.

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    • #9118
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      There is one day difference between 49 days and 50 days. I believe at the end of 49 days, on Tammuz 25, the rebuilding and restoration of Jerusalem is complete. On Tammuz 26, which is 50 days, the celebration of Shavuot begins.

       

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