The Seventy Sevens Prophecy of Daniel

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The Seventy Sevens prophecy of Daniel The prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 which is known as the prophecy of the seventy weeks was actually Daniels prophecy dealing with the coming of the Messiah. This prophecy has been fulfilled by the first coming of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and was one of the key prophecies in opening the eyes of the nonbelievers which makes this one of the most important prophecies for Christians. “The seventy weeks of Daniel, properly interpreted, demonstrate the distinct place of the Christian church and Israel in the purposes of God. The seventy weeks of Daniel are totally in reference to Israel and her relation to Gentile powers and the rejection of Israel’s Messiah.” 1 In this report I will give a detailed analysis of each verse and break it down to its key elements and points while highlighting the broader concept of just how these prophecies pertained to Jesus Christ and his fulfillment of these prophecies. Daniels prophecies are very important in understanding the prophecies of the entire bible and are essential to understanding the prophecies of the New Testaments and absolutely needed to obtain a complete grasp of the prophecies within Revelations. That being said it is no wonder that many scholars have come to call the Prophecies of Daniel the backbone to all other prophecies. 1. Walvoord, J. F. (n.d.). Chapter 9 the prophecy of the seventy weeks. Retrieved from http://bible.org/seriespage/chapter-9-prophecy-seventy-weeks (accessed July 28, 2012 These prophecies of Daniel 9: 24-27 have come to be known as the Prophecies of the Seventy Weeks but we must remember that is more literally Seventy Sevens as weeks was interpreted from the word seven in Hebrew. This is crucial in making the prophecies less difficult to accept and understand. “The difficulties that beset any ‘rationalistic’ treatment of the figures are

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