Daniel’s 70 Weeks “Artaxerxes 458 BC View”

by Brad Baker

January 3rd 2023

1 This view is based on writing off King Cyrus’s decree so in order to do that we must make the word of God to have no effect concerning what He said Cyrus and turn a blind eye to it to make it work with one gap allowed. 2 I do see a very important connection where God did set a delay of about the same amount of time in Deuteronomy 1 when the children of Israel refuse to enter into God’s promised land. 3 There was also the 40 years delay to start the Holy Convocation Day of First Fruits within the Feast of Un-leaven Bread. 4 The delay to enter into the promised land was because they feared the people who occupied the land and they would have had to go to war to possess it so God delayed them to enter it for 40 years . 5 The events of the children of Israel coming out of bondage in Egypt to the time they entered into the promised land was in type for the time the Church began, to the end of the Age in AD70 when they entered into the New Heaven and Earth as the antitype to the promised land. 6 When the Spring Feast began to the fall Feast was four months but when the Feasts of the Lord and the Holy Convocation days with in those Feasts began in AD30 and were being fulfilled with Christ first coming in the first century, to the time the Fall Feast ending in AD70 there was a forty year delay with Christ second coming.


7 There were also a few set delays for the first century Church of forty years similar the forty years that children of Israel were in the wilderness with Moses. 8 In order to understand this you would have to understand the differences between the Lord’s Passover and the Day of Atonement.



9 The Bridegroom delayed for forty years

Matthew 25:5But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.

10 Complete salvation was delayed for forty years

Romans 13:11And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

1 Peter 1:5who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

11 Redemption was delayed for forty years

Luke 21:27Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” 

Romans 8:23Not only that, but we also who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.

Ephesians 1:13In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

 28Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.”

12 There are 62 different translations of the Bible including the Septuagint Bible that I can find online but there could be more. 13 A lot of people who rely on the accuracy of the scriptures usually go to the Young’s Literal Translation or Septuagint Bible.


14 Here is my personal interpretation of Daniel’s 70 Weeks timeframe of events going verse by verse using the Septuagint Bible. 15 Daniel was using the captivity of 70 years in Babylon 608 BC to 587 BC as a model he drew from for the time of the end in the first century. 16 The “weeks” of Daniel 9:24–27 should be understood as Seventy sabbatical year cycles adding up to 490 years.


The Septuagint Bible:

Daniel 9:2 I Daniel understood by books the number of the years which was the word of the Lord to the prophet Jeremias, seventy years for the accomplishment of the desolation of Jerusalem.

17 This was concerning the Babylon captivity and not for the time of the end that begins in verse 24. 18 It should be noted that this 70 years of captivity in Babylon had the accomplishment of the desolation of Jerusalem which I believe should not be ignored in Daniel’s vision for the end of the Age and his vision of 70 sabbatical year cycles. 19 This would require a delay of 36.5 years beginning in AD66 before the last half of the 70 weeks could end in AD70 when the next accomplishment of the desolation of Jerusalem and the Temple would be destroyed.


Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks have been determined upon thy people, and upon the holy city, for sin to be ended, and to seal up transgressions, and to blot out the iniquities, and to make atonement for iniquities, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal the vision and the prophet, and to anoint the Most Holy.


20 Most of these events in verse 24 could be seen as what happened concerning Jesus Christ in His first coming. Some translations say: To seal up vision and prophecy, And to anoint the Most Holy. 21 This could open the door to all prophecies which would of not happened until AD70. 22 The Young’s Literal Translation also say it this way: seal up vision and prophet, and to anoint the holy of holies instead of to anoint the Most Holy which some may take to be just the Messiah. 23 Based on the scope laid out in the prophecy, it has to terminate at the end of the city. The 70 weeks were decreed upon the people AND the holy city.




Daniel 9:25 And thou shalt know and understand, that from the going forth of the command for the answer and for the building of Jerusalem until Christ the prince seven weeks, and sixty-two weeks; and then shall return, and the street shall be built, and the wall, and the times shall be exhausted.

24 I had wondered why Daniel said seven weeks, then sixty-two weeks. 25 The decree for the building of Jerusalem was the starting point for the seventy weeks so then the first phase of seven weeks would be for the time of trouble to rebuild Jerusalem.


26 In order for Daniel’s timeframe to end in AD70 there would have to be a delay of 36.5 years from the accepted timeframe from most scholars starting at 587 BC that would ended in AD33 give or take a year. 27 The Jewish scholars start their timing of 490 years at 420 BC which would end in AD70 but their starting point does not match up with the decree to build Jerusalem again unless it could be proven that some how the decree to rebuild Jerusalem was in 420 BC.



28 Here is where it gets interesting where Daniel says: “then shall return”. 27 Return from what…? 29 The only clue that I see is in the next verse with this: “with the prince that is coming” 30 Then shall return in verse 25 seems like it would suggest someone would have to leave before they could returned. 31 Jesus Christ did in fact leave in the middle of the last 70th week of Daniel’s timeframe but when would He return and would He return to complete the last half of the last week when that last week was to confirm the Covenant…?


32 This interpretation actually does not work because of the semi colon before, “; and then shall return” though it would of helped to support the Preterist view. 33 If the semi colon would have been after and then shall return, then it would have past, or if there was no semi colon it would be up in the air to whether it would support a return from the first coming, or a return to Jerusalem to re-build the city. 34 I just wanted to bring this up to show how things can go wrong with interpreting things that are written down and I did consider it at first but after someone pointed it out to me I thought, yeah they are right so I had to do some editing. 35 It pays to hear what the Spirit is saying especially when you are off track with what you think you heard the Spirit was saying. 36 The reason I’m getting off topic here is because Daniel 25 & 26 is the main cause we have such a great divide within eschatology, which then effects a lot of other things that could go wrong with interpreting the scriptures.


37 A friend recently pointed out to me that he did not think the Day of Atonement was not a Feast but as a Holy Convocation day and was a day of afflicting their souls, and a day of fasting. 38 After checking it out I said yeah your right, so I have been editing all 56 articles of mine over time to correct that. 39 We all have been lead to believe there were Seven Feasts of the Lord by even the headliners in most of the translations of the Bible. 40 There are only three harvest times which did reflect the Feasts, well maybe four of we included Passover, but Passover had the Feast of Un-leaven Bread starting the next day and could be seen as included which I to lean to. 41 I just call it The Lord’s Passover because Leviticus 23 does not say anything about it being a Feast of a Holy Convocation Day though Luke 2:41 does call it a Feast.


Luke 2:41 His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.

Daniel 9:26 And after the sixty-two weeks, the anointed one shall be destroyed, and there is no judgment in him: and he shall destroy the city and the sanctuary with the prince that is coming: they shall be cut off with a flood, and to the end of the war which is rapidly completed he shall appoint to desolations.


42 Everything that Daniel speaks of between verse 24 to 27 happened in the every last week of the 70 weeks to confirm the New Covenant, with the anointed one shall be destroyed when Jesus was crucified ending the first half of the last week.


John 2:19Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”20Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” 21But He was speaking of the temple of His body.


43 Verse 26 does support the first and second coming of Christ where He would be destroyed “crucified”, and he shall destroy the city and the sanctuary with the prince that is coming. 44 This is where Futurist have a different option on who the Prince would be. 45 They say it is the antichrist but then there are making the same kind of mistake the could have been made in verse 25 with ; and then shall return. 46 The context is clearly speaking of the Messiah from the way I see it, and to say that the Prince would be the future antichrist does not match up. 47 The Prince that was coming was the Messiah in His second appearing in the clouds of glory to execute judgment on those who killed Him. 48 The city and temple were obviously destroyed in AD70 so verse 26 supports the first and second coming of the anointed one who was the Messiah. 49 It’s when look at and use the word Prince it starts back in verse 25 with: “the building of Jerusalem until Christ the prince”. 50 Then to bring the word Prince in verse 26 to say antichrist it is out of context to the things that the Messiah would do at His coming in the clouds of glory to confirm the New Covenant by taking away the first so the the Temple in Heaven could be established though it was always there in the unseen realm in Heaven.

Hebrews 10:9then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second.

Acts 6:14for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs which Moses delivered to us.”


Revelation 11:19Then the temple of God was opened in heaven, and the ark of His covenant was seen in His temple. And there were lightnings, noises, thunderings, an earthquake, and great hail.



51 Here is where I see the second coming of Christ where it says: and he shall destroy the city and the sanctuary with the prince that is coming. 52 This is a 36.5 year delay right here which I believe concludes the last half of the 70th week starting in AD66 when the Romans surrounded Jerusalem and ended in AD70 with the destruction of the city and the sanctuary.


The Destruction of Jerusalem

Luke 21:20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. 22 For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.


52 Almost everyone including myself have always thought that the Messiah would be “cut off” when He was crucified, but here I see it differently now according to the septuagint Bible the Messiah was destroyed, not cut off. 53 Here it says: they shall be cut off with a flood, and to the end of the war which is rapidly completed he shall appoint to desolations. 54 The “they” in verse 26 was the people of the Israel who were cut off with a flood to the end of the war, not the Messiah as most have perceived it to be. 55 That was a surprise to me until I realized that the ending of sacrifices and offerings has to be seen with the ending of them with the New Covenant being implemented with Christ sacrifice at the Lord’s Passover which fulfilled Daniel 9:27. 56 And then with Old Covenant vanishing away over the forty years from the time that the daily sacrifice was taken away according to Daniel 12:11 that were still going on within the Temple by the Jews until it was destroyed in AD70.


Daniel 12:11“And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.

Daniel 9:27 And one week shall establish the covenant with many: and in the midst of the week my sacrifice and drink-offering shall be taken away: and on the temple the abomination of desolations; and at the end of time an end shall be put to the desolation.

57 The sacrifices from both sides of the last week, once in the middle with the blood Jesus shed to fulfill the Lord’s Passover.

58 Then at the ending of the last half of the week by the Jews until the Temple was destroyed in AD70, then the Young’s Literal Translation has : , even till the consummation, and that which is determined is poured on the desolate one.’ I believe that the consummation extends beyond the 70 weeks and was the marriage of the Bride “first century Church” and the Groom “Jesus Christ” and the final desolation was at Masada to fulfill:

Daniel 12:12 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.


59The laws of the Old Covenant could not pass away until the Old Covenant Heaven and Earth passed away with the Temple being destroyed in AD70. 60 The New Covenant could not be fully established or confirmed until three and a half years later which was the last half of the last week of 70 weeks when the Old Covenant was completely dead. 61 That ended the daily sacrifices of the Jews who were still under the Old Covenant though it was vanishing away until the desolations were accomplished and the Temple was no longer standing and the old Heaven and Earth passed away. 62 It’s like a marriage, you can’t marry another woman until the first one has passed away or a divorce has been completely finalized. 63 It’s also like an inheritance, you have to wait until someone passes away otherwise anything they give to you while they are alive does not have to be an inheritance, it’s just a gift.


The Last Half of the Middle of the 70th Week:


64 The Great Tribulation starts in Daniel 12 which was exactly the length of time of three and a half years which was half a week representing three and a half years in Daniel’s timeframe of 70 weeks. 65 Here is the connection with the Great Tribulation and where the coming of the Lord’s second coming appear which began in AD66 to the abomination of desolation that the Jews continued with animal sacrifices and extended until the Temple was destroyed in AD70. 66 The Day of the Lord was like how Peter said it was with Noah’s flood:


2 Peter 3: 7But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.


67 The sacrifice and drink-offering was taken away with Jesus being crucified to finish the fulfillment of the Passover, but when the Temple was destroyed that ended the sacrifices that the Jews were doing would off by 36.5 years to confirm all sacrifices had ended. 68 Right there is reasonable proof that there was a 36.5 year delay for the last week of Daniel’s 70 weeks to be fulfilled. 69 If not I guess I’ll have to eat crow in Heaven when I find out because no one seems able to prove otherwise so that I could eat that crow here instead and still have time to change my position on it. 70 Futurist are be able to eat their portion here I see them enjoying it a lot, and there will be more for them in the hereafter roasting for them to eat.


Matthew 24:15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

Daniel 12:1 And at that time Michael the great prince shall stand up, that stands over the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of tribulation, such tribulation as has not been from the time that there was a nation on the earth until that time: at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that is written in the book.

Daniel 12:11 And from the time of the removal of the perpetual sacrifice, when the abomination of desolation shall be set up, a thousand two hundred and ninety days.


71 The timing of the removal of the perpetual sacrifice here in Daniel 12:11 could probably make you think  that it happened at the cross but that was not when the abomination of desolation was set up and for the count down of thousand two hundred and ninety days.

72 The abomination of desolation was not in the first half of the week with the removal of the perpetual sacrifice of the Lord’s Passover when Christ was crucified. 73 Jesus clearly marks this out after the Gospel was preached to the whole world, not just Israel, that He was sent to in:


Matthew 15:24But He answered and said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”


Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.15“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16“then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.

74 No one fled to the mountains between AD30 -AD33 to escape the Great Tribulation because that would happen 36.5 years later.



Daniel 12:11 And from the time of the removal of the perpetual sacrifice, when the abomination of desolation shall be set up, a thousand two hundred and ninety days.


75 The the perpetual sacrifice here in Daniel 12:11 had to have been according to the law of Moses that the Jews were still doing with their animal sacrifices until they did not have a Temple to do them at according to law. 76 The matching up of “cutting off” mentioned in Daniel 9:26 would apply to the fulfillment of the Holy Convocation Day of Atonement in AD70, not the Lord’s Passover when Jesus was crucified which did fulfill the Lord’s Passover. 77 The Lord’s Passover was for personal deliverance from the bondage of Adam’s sin and death, but the Day of Atonement was for the whole world and to deliver its out from the Age of Corruption of Adam’s sin and death. 78 And into the New Glorious Creation of the New Heaven and Earth being made alive by Christ.


Daniel 9:26 and he shall destroy the city and the sanctuary with the prince that is coming: they shall be cut off with a flood, and to the end of the war which is rapidly completed he shall appoint to desolations.

Leviticus 23:29 For any person who is not afflicted in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. 30 And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people.


Different View of Daniel’s 70 Weeks


Daniel’s Futurist Gap View “DFGV”

79 The futurist believe that Daniel’s 70 weeks stopped halfway through the last week at the cross and the last half is yet to be fulfilled. 80 I won’t go into great details on this view because it is by far the most popular view out there with much information on thanks to the Scofield Bible that was written to support Darby’s Zionist movement back in the 1800’s which has most of the world deceived. 81 I hope I covered enough to make anyone see that the foundation for the Futurist view is off by a how they interpret:


Daniel 9:26 And after the sixty-two weeks, the anointed one shall be destroyed, and there is no judgment in him: and he shall destroy the city and the sanctuary with the prince that is coming: they shall be cut off with a flood, and to the end of the war which is rapidly completed he shall appoint to desolations.



Daniel’s Cornelius’s View DCV

82 Some may say there was no gap in Daniel’s last 70th week and that those 490 years ended in AD33 when the Gospel first went out to the Gentiles to confirm the Covenant with a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment. 83 They believe that Daniel’s 70 weeks does not require all the things that occurred between AD66 to AD70 to be in that timeframe and I’m aware of that and admit for them 490 years if it had to run consecutively then they would have a good case for that view.



84 This view says that in order to confirm the covenant, God would have to confirm that Abraham would start to become the father of many nations. 85 However Paul said that God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did. 86 This was long after Cornelius and his household got saved and yet Paul was saying  those things which do not exist as though they did, which does not confirm it.

Romans 4:16Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all 17(as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;


87 That is an amazing story how the Bible recorded the beginning of the Gospel to go out to the Gentiles in Acts 10 & 11 but I do not believe it confirm the New Covenant as being established, it was just getting started. 88 The events between AD66 to AD70 sure would have confirmed the New Covenant.


89 What this view has is another week added at the end of the Age, aside from the 70 weeks that it has fulfilled in AD33. 90 This extra week was added for the consummation of all the things in Daniel 9:24-27 that do not fit into the AD30 to AD33 timeframe. 91 So then the Consummation Week is added in for AD66 to AD73 but has nothing to do with the 70 Weeks of Daniel’s vision that Daniel wrote within his vision so it does not add to that. 92 This view has the laws of Moses being fulfilled when the Holy Convocation Day of Blowing Trumpets happened, and then the mass suicide in Masada in AD73 for the sound of the last trumpet where the saints would be taken up to meet the Lord in the air on September 22, AD73 after all their enemies were destroyed at Masada. 93 That would not go well with the saints being alive at that time to be taken up if they were dead after the mass suicide.

Daniel’s Last Week Gap View   “DAWGV”


94 Okay if we are permitted to change things around a bit then here is my other view that I do not ascribe to though it probably would be my second pick of all the views, but it is another way to look at it that would fit better. 95 Let’s say that the week to confirm the New Covenant did not have to be in those 490 years either then, but the 70 weeks ended in AD33 to satisfy a consecutive run. 96 Lets just say for the heck of it that God just added that extra week to confirm the New Covenant which would not be a part of those 490 years but would start in AD66 and end in AD73. 97 That would confirm the New Covenant and looks like it would work. 98 But does it make sense as an option with a mass suicided in Masada as proof for the New Covenant being confirmed for the end of the week. 99 If anything that mass suicided would be a confirmation that the power of the Holy people was completely shattered in AD70.


100 The appearing of the second coming would have started in AD66 and continued to AD70, then when the last trumpet sounded they would have been changed into Spiritual bodies and taken up. 101 Did that happen at the start in AD66, I don’t know but it could have been if that was when the last Trumpet sounded. 102 However, if the last trump was anything like at Jericho when the walls came down at the sound of the last trump it could have been in AD70 when the Temple was destroyed. 103 It does matter to me to get everything right, but I hoping to find out who was right and who was wrong when I get to Heaven and we are all there to laugh at ourselves about it while eating popcorn and drinking wine and hopefully not eating crow.


104 Either one of those choices would make way more sense than the 2000 year gap and still counting that Futurist have while ignoring all the things that history records that did take place between AD66 to AD70.


105 After communicating with Charles Meek I found out that his view is what my second choice “DLWGV” would be or very close to it, so he said I could put it here in this article, thanks Charles:


106 The “seventy weeks” are usually understood to be seventy weeks of years, or 490 years. While there are different possibilities, most scholars think that the 70 weeks began in approximately 457 BC (or perhaps a bit later) when King Artaxerxes decreed that any remaining Israelites could return to Jerusalem (Ezra 7:12-26). 107 That would put the end of the seventy weeks in about AD 34. 108 However, AD 34 does not match the description of what was to happen per Daniel 9. 109 Notice that Daniel prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple. That happened in AD 70. That date marked the END of DANIEL’S 70 WEEKS.

110 There was a small gap between the 69th and 70th weeks, so the timeline is not strictly literal. 111 But, in addition to Daniel 9:24-27, numerous passages of Scripture suggest that the writers saw Jesus’ earthly ministry and the destruction of Jerusalem (Jesus’ coming in judgment) as two parts of the same event (Isaiah 61:1-2; Zechariah 12:10-11; 14:1-3; Malachi 3:1; 4:1-6; Matthew 3:1-12; Luke 11:29-32; Hebrews 10:11-13). 

112 Some people try to make the timeline fit literally by saying it ended with the stoning of Stephen in c. AD 34. 113 But that event does not fit the narrative of Daniel 9.


114 Dispensationalists put a 2000-year gap in there, but that must be rejected as making zero sense―as it does not match the narrative either which is clearly about the fall of Jerusalem and destruction of the temple in AD 70. And there is no evidence of a long-delayed 70th week in the text.

115 We can be certain that AD 70 marked the end of the seventy weeks since Daniel 12 reiterates the timeline. 116 In Daniel 12 we see that the “TIME OF THE END” would be when “the power of the holy people would be shattered” and “the regular burnt offering taken away.” 117 THAT IS CLEARLY, UNAMBIGUOUSLY AD 70. The AD 70 destruction of Jerusalem and the temple is a culminating event in Dan 9 and 12. You would have to be pretty stubborn to miss this.

118 Jesus confirmed the timeline. In Matthew 24:15 He told his disciples that THEY would witness the Abomination of Desolation spoken of by Daniel (9:27; 12:11), insisting that “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place” (Matthew 24:34). 119 That would happen when the temple was destroyed at the end of the Old Covenant Age (Matthew 24:1-3)―when God would judge Israel for her sins and refusal to accept Jesus as Messiah (Matthew 21:33-45; 22:1-14; 23:29-39; Hebrews 8:13; etc.)

120 To be more precise, however, the destruction of the temple in AD 70 happened in the MIDDLE of the 70th week. 121 The first half of the 70th week matches the period of the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman army under Vespasian and his son Titus―which was from February AD 67 to August AD 70. 122 That’s 3.5 years. Interestingly, that matches the 42-month period―also 3.5 years―predicted in Revelation 11:2 when the holy city would be trampled.

123 What happened during the second half of the 70th week? The text doesn’t say. 124 But it hints that the end of the war was coming (9:26). 125 The Jewish-Roman War finally ended at the close of AD 73 or early AD 74 when the Romans finally took the fortress of Masada. 126 That was 3.5 years from the destruction of the temple. 

127 Oh, and by the way. There is no 7-year tribulation found in Daniel 9:24-27, except the Jewish-Roman War. 128 And indeed it was a Great Tribulation for the Jews as, according to Josephus, over a million of them were killed and tens of thousands taken into slavery.

For more detail about the book of Daniel, see my article here:

https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=!AG7JvFPbD7KDoKE…

Also see “The Early Church Thought about Daniel’s 70th Week” here:

https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=!AL2j6ucbkWCPzWE…



Daniel’s Passover View “DPV”

129 This view of Dr. Stephens Jones who is a Partial Preterist should be mentioned because it covers all possibilities and this one completes the 70 weeks at the crucification of the Messiah at AD33 which all other views has Christ’s crucifixion at AD30.


So here it is in his own words:


130 Jesus turned 30 years of age precisely in the middle of the 70th week of Daniel—that is, in September of 29 A.D. 131 We know this because history tells us the dates of Daniel’s Seventy Weeks, and we know that the 70th week was from 26-33 A.D. 132 Secondly, once we know that Jesus could have been born ONLY in 2 B.C., then He turned 30 in September of 29, the midst of the 70th Week.

132 It should be noted here that David Curtis had mention someone else saying that Jesus was born on September 11 3BC based on how it ties in with astronomy in the positions of the sun and moon from Revelation 12. 133 He starts talking about around 17 minutes into his video on Youtube called: The Fallacies of Christmas (Luke 2:1-12)



134 If we let history itself interpret Scripture, rather than letting our theological biases force history to confess what we wish it to say, then we may learn the truth of the matter.

Dan. 9:26 and 27 says that “after sixty-two weeks the Messiah will be cut off.” This statement, if taken too literally, would mean that Jesus was crucified in 26 A.D., but very few would attempt to argue such an early date. Dan. 9:27 also says,

27 And He will make a firm covenant with the many for [or in] one week, but in the middle of the week He will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering.

135 Dispensationalist Bible teachers confuse people by telling us that “he” refers not to Christ to but to an Antichrist that will arise at the end of the age. 136 But there is no historical, grammatical, or even biblical reason to make this the Antichrist. 137 Such a view is a total assumption, because the passage itself is speaking of the coming Messiah.

138 The fact is, Jesus was the Sacrifice, and, when presented, He put an end to the need for all other sacrifice.

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139 Daniel’s 70th week was from 26-33 A.D. 140 Jesus began His ministry in the midst of the week, September of 29 A.D. 141 This is when He went to John for baptism, presenting Himself on the Day of Atonement to fulfill the law of Leviticus 16. 142 In presenting Himself for ministry (and ultimately for Sacrifice), He “put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering” (Dan. 9:27) in the eyes of God. 143 Of course, the Jews continued to sacrifice animals for another 40 years or more, but it is obvious that Daniel’s prophecy was not about Jewish practice, but about God’s viewpoint. 144 If the prophecy could be fulfilled only by the cessation of sacrifice in the temple, then, of necessity, the 70th week would have to be dated 66-73.

145 There is hardly anyone who might argue for such a late fulfillment of Daniel’s prophecy, so we will not discuss it further.

Fulfilling the Day of Atonement

146 Jesus presented Himself for baptism on the Day of Atonement in order to fulfill the law. The instructions for this day are given in Leviticus 16.

7 And he [the high priest] shall take the two goats and present them before the Lord at the doorway of the tent of meeting. 8 And Aaron shall cast lots for the two goats, one lot for Yahweh and the other lot for the scapegoat [lit. for Azazel, goat-god, the satyr, or the devil].

147 Jesus fulfilled both goats. 148 The first was to be killed to atone for the sins of the people. Jesus went to the Jordan River and presented Himself to John as that goat “for Yahweh,” while the priests were killing the first goat in the temple in Jerusalem.

149 His baptism was His presentation to the Father as the first goat, destined to die at the cross. It was His LEGAL death, followed later by His ACTUAL death on the cross.

150 Immediately after His baptism, the Spirit led Him into the wilderness to be tried by the devil. This was happening even as the second goat was led into the wilderness “for Azazel.” We read of this in Lev.16:21, 

21 Then Aaron shall lay both of his hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the iniquities of the sons of Israel… and he shall lay them on the head of the goat and send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who stands in readiness.

151 This is the goat “for Azazel.” Azaz means a goat, and El means God. Thus, Azazel means “the goat-god,” and this name is used often in Hebrew literature to indicate a satyr, that is, a creature half-goat and half-man. 152 The Greeks knew Azazel by the name of Pan.

153 Once we understand that Jesus was baptized on the Day of Atonement, then Matt. 4:1 makes sense:

1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilder-ness to be tempted by the devil.

154 The law gave instructions that a “fit man” (KJV) or “a man who stands in readiness” (NASB) should lead the second goat into the wilderness “for Azazel.” 155 Matthew 4:1 shows us that Jesus was the fulfillment of that second goat and was led into the wilderness by the Spirit to be tempted by Azazel. 156 This shows the meaning of the obscure phrase “for Azazel.” 157 It is a reference to “the devil.”

158 In other words, Jesus fulfilled both goats on the Day of Atonement. He fulfilled the first goat by presenting Himself to die (by baptism), and the second goat by being led by the Spirit into the wilderness.

159 The temple priests were required to make two sacrifices each day throughout the year. 160 They were the morning sacrifice and the evening sacrifice (also called “the hour of prayer” in Acts 3:1. 161 The sacrificial blood was poured out under the altar, as prescribed in the law, to cover sin.

162 During the course of each year, sin was covered, and yet they accumulated until the sin was removed. The spiritual principle was enacted on a physical level each year on the Day of Atonement. 163 The first goat covered sin—that is, made atonement for sin. 164 The Hebrew word kaphar, “to cover,” does not mean “at-one-ment,” as some have suggested. 165 It means “to cover.” In fact, we get our English word cover from the Hebrew word kaphar.

166 The purpose of the second goat was to remove sin. 167 It was pictured by the goat being led into the wilderness to a place without inhabitants (Lev. 16:22). 168 Though Jesus fulfilled both goats at the same time in the New Testament, the greater fulfillment is in the two comings of Christ. 169 His first coming was His death work to cover sin. 170 His second coming is a living work to remove sin.

171 For this reason, we as Christians are now imputed righteous, because the blood of Jesus Christ has covered our sin. 172 God now “calls what is not as though it were” (Rom. 4:17). 173 This makes us legally righteous. 174 But it yet requires a second work of Christ to remove sin and make us intrinsically righteous.

175 The very fulfillment of the law’s prophecy shows us that Jesus was baptized on the Day of Atonement. 176 And this day was also the historical middle of the 70th week of Daniel. Dan. 9:27 says that the Messiah would be “cut off” in the midst of the week. 177 For many years I assumed that this meant that Jesus would die on the cross in the midst of the week. 178 But the actual history shows that it was His legal death that actually occurred—his “death” by baptism.

179 There are two ways to “die.” The first death is physical, the result of our mortality. 180 The second death is the daily life of denying the flesh, crucifying the “old man” and reckoning him “dead” (Romans 6). 181The first death is physical; the second is a legal death. When Jesus was baptized, it was His legal death in the same way that our own baptism is also the death of the old man.

182 For this reason, Daniel says that “in the middle of the week He will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering.” 183 Once the antitype has been presented to the Father, the types cease to be effective in the eyes of God. 184 Once Jesus was baptized, the people were expected to receive Him as the True Sacrifice, and only His Sacrifice would suffice as payment for sin. 185 He was indeed “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29), according to John’s witness.

186 This is what put an end to all other forms of sacrifice—not in the eyes of men, but in the eyes of God. 187 In fact, as I said earlier, we know from plain history that the priests continued to offer sacrifices in the temple until it was destroyed in 70 A.D. 188 So Dan. 9:27 cannot possibly refer to the actual cessation of all sacrifice in the midst of the week. 189 It can only refer to the divine perspective and has nothing to do with the actual religious practice of the temple priests.


Daniel’s Delayed View “DDV

190 This is the view that I have discussed throughout this article but there are many more different views out there, but I’m just dealing with these ones for now.

Conclusion:

191 There was a gap of four months between the Spring Feasts and Fall Feast which the antitype was 40 years. 192 As well as the 40 year delay for the Day of First Fruits.

193 The Septuagint Bible makes it more clear that there was the Messiah in His fist coming that He was destroyed “crucified” in Daniel 9: 26, and in Daniel 9:27 And one week shall establish the covenant with many: and in the midst of the week my sacrifice and drink-offering shall be taken away.

194 Then in Daniel 9:26 it has the Messiah second coming where it says “and he shall destroy the city and the sanctuary with the prince that is coming”

195 Then we got the first part of the middle of the week where in the midst of the week my sacrifice and drink-offering shall be taken away by Christ sacrifice on the cross at the end of the first half of the week matching up Daniel 9:27.


196 Then with Daniel 12:11 we get the ending of the last half of the last week of the Seventy week when Christ ends the 490 years of Daniel’s 70 weeks with “the time of the removal of the perpetual sacrifice” which the Jews were doing until the Temple was destroyed in AD70.

197 When it comes to how Daniel presenting chapter 9:24-27 he has obvious stated things to happen within the 70 weeks so why is Daniel stating them if God has him throw in the things that will happen 40 years later in the latter parts of those two verses. 198 Was it to confuse everyone or was God trying to tell Daniel there would be a delay. 199 Was Daniel so overwhelmed with everything that he did not mention a delay even thought it is so obvious that other things were to happen 40 years later. 200 If God never intended those other things within the 70 weeks than why are they there in Daniel’s 70 weeks…?

201 Daniel was also shown one resurrection in chapter 12 but John mentions the first resurrection for the blessed and then a gap of time for the resurrection of both the just and the unjust. 202 Did John get it wrong because Daniel never mentioned a gap of time between the two…?

203 If God never leaves a gap of time then John surely had it wrong by making two of them then Paul said each in their own order for resurrection. 204 I guess that would make two hairy ticks according to gap deniers standard of measuring time and gaps. 205 This is where I get off the crazy train and allow everyone to be convinced in their own minds what their conscience it telling them and not make it a big deal. 206 Either way if we all come out of it at the end with the same goals in mind of God Redemptive Plan for mankind that is all that matters to me.

207 We should all be wondering how God’s plan panned out for us after the Seventy weeks of seven for the Grand Ultimate Jubilee, for all of mankind that Jesus blood atoned for on that final Day of Atonement after the Temple no longer stood, so that Christ could appear a second time apart from sin.

208 It is true that no two people agree on everything even if 80% or more they do agree with. 209 I think when two people hit the 80% mark they have what it takes to have things in common with. 210 I understand why there was a delay more so now than before. 211 There was the Sevenfold Grand Ultimate Jubilee at the end of the Age and it took the second coming of the Lord which no one knew the day or hour of before it happened. 212 The Old Covenant system had to be completely gone before the Jubilee of being restored back to the Garden of Eden, where the Tree of Life is which was guarded by flaming swords. 213 No one could enter in through the gates to the Tree of Life like Adam and Eve experienced that they were forbidden from after they sinned until the Age of Corruption ended and the New Glorious Creation began.

214 I honestly do not believe that we are giving away the farm to Dispensationalism though it may seem that way. 215 The Early Church fathers had the same view as I do and Charles Meek  has the view that was my second place. 216 I found that out after I wrote my second choice but Charles wrote an article about the Early Church Fathers thought about Daniel’s 70 weeks so I managed to put it in my collection.

217 Here is a link to Charles’s article that I copied from him.

https://manifestedsonsofgodad70.com/the-early-church…/

218 Based on the scope laid out in the prophecy of Daniel 9:24, it has to terminate at the end of the city. The 70 weeks were decreed upon the people and the holy city. 219 The 70 weeks were decreed upon the people and the holy city and there we find them in Daniel 9: 26b and 27b. 220 In order to make a run of 70 weeks a 36.5 year delay is required or else we must remove the 70 weeks were decreed upon the shattering of the people and the destruction of the Temple and holy city. 221 Eleazar was the son of the High Priest Hanania ben Nedebai and hence a political figure of the 1st century Judaea Province. 222 Eleazar was the governor of the temple at the outbreak of the rebellion in May of 66 CE and following the initial outbreak of the violence in Jerusalem convinced the priests of the Jewish Temple to stop service of sacrifice for the Emperor. 223 So I not sure whether all sacrifices ended there as the official date they stopped, or if more were done until the Temple was destroyed that that would have been the official date. 224 If it was in AD66 then that makes for an interesting timing for the middle of the first week when Christ was crucified to end the sacrifices to the beginning of the delayed last half of the week with Eleazar was the son of the High Priest convincing the priests of the Jewish Temple to stop service of sacrifice.

225 My view has changed in the last month to:


226 I believe Daniel’s 70 Weeks began when King Cyrus gave the word or command to rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple in 536 BC and that was when the 62 Weeks began to start the 70 Weeks. When the 62 Weeks were exhausted after 434 years there was a gap of 117 years until Christ’s Seven Weeks started in AD14.

227 I believe that all of these were fulfilled within Christ’s Seven Weeks and last Week that started AD14 to AD70

1)-to finish the transgression

2)-to make an end of sins

3)-to make reconciliation for iniquity

4)-to bring in everlasting righteousness

5)-to seal up the vision and prophecy

6)-and to anoint the most Holy.

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