Daniel 9:26 – “And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off”
[symple_box color=”blue” fade_in=”false” float=”center” text_align=”left” width=””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.[/symple_box]
“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off”: This phrase assumes that the first seven weeks have already transpired and thus serves to summarize the passing of 69 weeks of years or 483 years.
This does not mean that Jesus was cut off immediately after the 434 years. It just means that after that time He was cut off. Notice, He was cut off not for Himself. He did it for all who would believe and receive the gift of salvation.
There is a gap of time between the sixty-ninth and seventieth weeks. This is indicated by the statement that the Messiah will be cut off after the 69 weeks. Daniel used a calculation of time based upon prophetical years (360 days), rather than solar years of 365 days. The same calculation is used in the Book of Revelation where “a time, and times, and half a time” (Rev 12:14), equals 1260 days or 42 months. In each case the calculation is based upon 30 day months.
The Messiah’s being cut off refers to the crucifixion of Christ (which probably occurred on April 3, 33 A.D.). The sixty-ninth week ended just prior to His crucifixion, probably at His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The time span from Artaxerxes’ decree to rebuild the city (in March 444 B.C.), until Christ’s crucifixion (in April 33 A.D.), covered 483 prophetical years (173,880 days)
This calculation agrees perfectly with our own solar calendar. Thus, Daniel predicted that 483 prophetic years would lapse from Artaxerxes’ decree until the death of the Messiah. The final week of years (Daniel’s seventieth week), is left unexplained and is best taken to be the equivalent to the seven years of tribulation that are yet determined for Israel.
The prince that shall come is the little horn (of 7:8), who will emerge from the fourth, or Roman Empire. He is known elsewhere in Scripture as the Antichrist. However, the present verse states that the people of the prince, and not the prince himself, will destroy the city.
This prophecy was fulfilled (in 70 A.D.), when Titus the Roman general, destroyed the city of Jerusalem, killing thousands.
Kind courtesy: biblestudy.org
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