Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Daniel 9:24-27 - 70 WEEKS PROPHECY | Steve Gregg



Steve Gregg shows the fallacies of the dispensationalist/futurist eisegetical insertion of a GAP of over 2000 years between the 69th and 70th Weeks of Daniel's 490 year prophecy. He shows from New Testament scriptures how everything prophesied in Daniel 9:24-27 was fulfilled by Jesus Christ in the first century AD as he established His kingdom!

This is how the Body of Christ interpreted this passage throughout the first 1800 years of church history before namely John Nelson Darby invented the theology of dispensationalism.

Gregg explains that the futurist ideas of the Antichrist and the supposed 7 year Great Triblulation are not mention at all in the passage. But Messiah was cut off 3 1/2 years into his ministry, the middle of the 70th week, when he established the New Covenant and ending the Old Covenant sacrificial system. Then God sent the Roman army to destroy the Jewish temple in 70 AD.

Finally, Steve covers the dating of  "from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem" and how our dating is likely based on erroneous information from Ptolemy in the second century AD. The decree by Cyrus in Ezra 1 fits all the biblical data much better than the decrees of Artaxerxes.


Daniel 9:24-27

 

New King James Version (NKJV)

24 “Seventy weeks[a] are determined
For your people and for your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of[b] sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity,
To bring in everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy,
And to anoint the Most Holy.

25 “Know therefore and understand,
That from the going forth of the command
To restore and build Jerusalem
Until Messiah the Prince,
There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;
The street[c] shall be built again, and the wall,[d]
Even in troublesome times.

26 “And after the sixty-two weeks
Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself;
And the people of the prince who is to come
Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.
The end of it shall be with a flood,
And till the end of the war desolations are determined.

27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is determined,
Is poured out on the desolate.”

Footnotes:

  1. Daniel 9:24 Literally sevens, and so throughout the chapter
  2. Daniel 9:24 Following Qere, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate; Kethib and Theodotion read To seal up.
  3. Daniel 9:25 Or open square
  4. Daniel 9:25 Or moat


If interested in the study of Biblical Prophecy/the end times/last days (Eschatology), you may also be interested in Steve's other studies:

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Also very important to understanding the Bible and the issues of dispensationalism vs non-dispensationalism is:


What are We to Make of Israel? (Does God have two peoples or one?)


Steve Gregg's book on Revelation


Revelation - Four Views: A Parallel Commentary by Steve Gregg

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