The words of the prophecy were closedup and sealed until the time. Danielan authentic book of prophecy watchtower online library. When people come to the bible and mush up all the prophecy into figures, they are violating a principle that daniel adhered to literal interpretation. But the history of israel and jerusalem is determined to be 70 weeks so there is. But if daniel was correct and his prophecy was fulfilled, then who was the messiah of whom he spoke. As we have noted in previous articles, the jewish and babylonian calendars used a 360day year. Daniels prophecy of 70 weeks until the messiah edens apple. This prophecy, like all the rest of daniels consists of two parts, an introductory prophecy and an explanation thereof. The four empires of daniels prophecies united church of god. Nov 01, 2008 this prophecy of the messiah relates to both comings two returns from captivity, and assigns the times thereof. It located the most of its predictions within well defined prophetic periods, though reaching many centuries into the future. Daniels inspired record regarding the seventy weeks is a profound demonstration of the validity of scriptural prophecy. The prophecy pinpoints the very time of jesus crucifixion. If the book of daniel was a fraudulent production, christ was either ignorant of the matter, or dishonest about the prophecys authorship.
Calculating the time of messiah calculating the time of messiah the assignment of a starting date to daniels prophecy of the seventy weeks see the previous sections now allows us to calculate the future course of the prophecy precisely as gabriel described it in dan. The context of this passage is where daniel considers the prophecy in jeremiah jeremiah 25. Published on dec 15, 2018 this 70 week prophecy of daniel 9, also known as the messiah prophecy, is critical to understanding last day events spoken of in the bible. The messianic time table according to daniel the prophet. Nevertheless, jehovah revealed to daniel information that would make it possible to pinpoint the time when jesus would be anointed, or appointed, as the messiah, or christ. In the twentysixth segment of this series on the mighty angels of daniel, well address a prophetic problem concerning the seventy weeks of daniel prophecy. The early church father jerome indicates in his commentary on the book of daniel that many individuals believed that daniel 9. Jesus life meets daniel s prophecy about a messiah that would be killed. The aim of the book is to show that the god of israel, the one true god, is greater than the pagan gods. Allen, professor of hebrew scripture at western baptist seminary, says.
In the bible, the prophet daniel received a prophecy that reveals in a very detailed and amazing way the exact time of the coming of the messiah. That is to say, the fulfillment of the vision of daniel took place in the year a. But endtimes prophecy is not just a christian thing. Spirituality, the second coming of the lord, the return of the messiah, proclamation of the state of israel. Gabriel explains to daniel what will happen when israel refuses to believe that christ is the messiah in daniel 9. The book of daniel can be divided into two partsstories and prophecies. I was recently reading a commentary on the book of daniel. It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of distress.
Some may wonder about how we can be so sure of that date. From the issuance of the decree to restore and rebuild jerusalem, until the messiah, the prince, there will be seven weeks and sixtytwo weeks. This prophecy was over 100 years before cyrus was even born. The book of daniel contains the crucial foundational passages concerning israel and the coming of the messiah, jesus christ. First, the son of man in daniel 7 is indeed king messiah, and the prophecy depicts the inauguration of the messianic kingdom of righteousness on earth. You know, for religious fanatics and other societal oddballs. Four of those folks described how the prophecy of daniel 9. The edict to rebuild jerusalem is where we begin the 490 year count down to the messiah.
He predicted the coming of a messiah, a savior who would deliver the jews. The teachers of the law should have known the year of the messiah s appearing, because of the prophecy spoken by the angel of the lord, regarding the 69 weeks. People today are of the mindset that the events of the old and new testaments all happened back in the biblical days of human history. While the israelites were certainly comforted by prophecies predicting their enemies would eventually be destroyed, there was a far more reassuring prophecy described by daniel. In order to understand this prophecy, one must be very familiar with its context. Apologetics press daniels prophecy of the seventy weeks. Finally, it reveals the disastrous consequences of rejecting the son of god. The messianic prophecies in the book of daniel the. The prophecy of the star out of jacob and the scepter out of israel is a specific prophecy of the coming messianic ruler, the lord jesus christ. The failure of his prediction refutes evangelical claims that the bible is inerrant and prophecy proves its divine inspiration.
It reveals a history of the region, written in advance, from daniels time right up to the return of jesus christ. Daniel prophecies a new translation of daniel from. It all began in december of 167 bc, when the seleucid emperor antiochus epiphanes desecrated the. Daniel indicates how long the time period leading to the arrival of messiah the leader would last. The identification of the son of man in daniel 7 a. During the final week of daniel s prophecy, the gospel is preached only to the jews because of the strong covenant that jesus the anointed one or messiah made with the jewish people. This is proved by daniels personal experiences and by the prophecy, which runs through the book, of the establishment of the kingdom of god, a universal, eternal kingdom, a kingdom of peace and justice for all who prove faithful to him. He not only takes care of his people in their present affliction, but is bringing an everlasting kingdom of peace, which was only prophesied in daniels day, but finds its fulfillment in jesus the messiah. The first 69 weeks of daniel 70 weeks prophecy were fulfilled with the cutting off of messiah jesus. In addition, the captivating prophecy, imagery, and symbolism make the book of daniel one of the most read of. The calendar even governed the course of many prophecies, especially daniels prophecy of the seventy weeks. In daniel 9, the angel gabriel has declared some of the most incredible prophecies in all of the bible. Daniel s prophecy itself indicates when it will be fulfilled. Treasures from gods word daniels prophecy foretold the messiahs arrival living as christians how to become a diligent student of the scriptures october 9 15 show more.
Nigro the dream of king nebuchadnezzar the first kingdom is king nebuchadnezzars own kingdom of babylon for, daniel is told, the god of heaven has given nebuchadnezzar a kingdom, power, strength, and glory v. Now we have the starting point for daniels messianic prophecy, that is, 455 b. End of days bible study of the prophet daniel by h. Centuries before the birth of christ, a young jew was taken prisoner. The original purpose of the book of daniel was to comfort and encourage persecuted jews during the maccabean revolt. An analysis and critique of william struses daniels 70 weeks.
The book of daniel is the book of revelation in the old testament because it is an excellent prediction of the coming of jesus christ, the messiah and the triumph of his messianic kingdom. Many people think that biblical prophecies about the end of the world and the battle of armageddon are a christian thing. According to daniel s 70 weeks prophecy, the date that the messiah would appear was 69 weeks or 483 years from the day the decree was given to restore jerusalem and build the second temple in jerusalem. We believe this text speaks unmistakably of the coming of the messiah 1990, 909. Published on sep 2, 2018 the most amazing and exact prophecy about messiahs coming in daniel 9 and much more. Daniels seventy weeks prophecy about bible prophecy. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Therefore, daniels prophecy regarding the fourth kingdom is for the future. Daniels prophecy of 70 weeks foretells the messiahs. But with little doubt, daniel s prophecy of the seventy weeks in 9. Mar 08, 2019 fulfilled prophecy is an important evidence of divine origin, and ive already highlighted just a few of the more important fulfilled prophecies in the old testament. Old testament messianic prophecies quoted in the new. Daniel is given the key points in the battles between the powers of earth and god, with a range of prophecies giving specific details in a timeline from the medopersian empire, the greek empire, the roman empire, the holy roman empire, islam and the ottoman empire, and then the antichrist.
Douglas woodward a tough tackle but worth the effort william struse tackles tough issues. The seventy weeks end with the ministry of jesus and the founding of the church. People today are of the mindset that the events of the old and new testaments all happened back in. The majority of these quotations and references are taken from the book of isaiah, but they range over the entire corpus of jewish writings. The book of daniel is an excellent prediction of the coming of the messiah and the triumph of his messianic kingdom 2. On the premise that all prophecy is impossible, porphyry asserted that the book bearing daniels name was actually written by an unknown jew during the maccabean period, in the second century b. Nov 12, 2018 number two, it supports the fact that prophecy is to be taken literally.
Daniels prophecy of 70 weeks until the messiah edens apple book 7 kindle edition by richards, james. The stories reveal how to be ready for earths final days. It foretells the coming of the messiah, and details his benevolent work. Daniel 70 weeks a new and accurate analysis of when messiah. A fellow law enforcement brother, sir robert anderson, described perhaps the greatest old testament prophecy, if his calculations were accurate. It tells us of the beginning point, the duration period, and the fulfilling event. With a account you will be able to save items to read and study later. Daniels prophecy of 70 weeks is redefined from the decree to rebuild jerusalem to the messiah to the period between destructions of the first and second temple. Daniels book prophesied events fulfilled many centuries ago as well as major events yet to come. In effect, gabriel told daniel that the interval between the commandment to rebuild jerusalem until the presentation of the messiah as king would be 173,880 days. It is the only book which jesus specifically urges his lastday people to study.
This prophecy of the messiah relates to both comings two returns from captivity, and assigns the times thereof. Palm sunday and daniels 70th week discover the book ministries. The dispersed jews became a people and city when they first returned to israel from captivity. Nov 01, 2004 this includes a mathematical prophecy. The people roman soldiers of the prince titus will con. We are continuing to make our way through the book of daniel from the point of view of gods mighty angels. It is apparent that jesus knew and understood the book of daniel. Mar, 2020 what is the gap theory of daniels prophecy. It was the first prophecy giving a consecutive history of the world from that time to the end. Sep 02, 2018 the most amazing and exact prophecy about messiahs coming in daniel 9 and much more. There were actually three such edicts issued, so well have to figure out which one. But something in this prophecy bothered the sages so much that they wrote in the mishna that the book of daniel is so holy it defiles the readers hands. In this article, we will simplify this prediction to give you a short and easy to comprehend synopsis of one of the most amazing prophecies of the bible which proves the truth of these holy scriptures.
Daniels prophecy itself indicates when it will be fulfilled. Since other prophecies found in the book of daniel, such as the 70year prophecy of jeremiah and the 70weeks prophecy indicating the year of the appearance of the messiah, were fulfilled exactly as predicted, we can have confidence that god also provided the details found in this prophecy in daniel 11 long before they took place. Textual variants daniels 70 weeks, susanna, prayer of. Gabriels prophecy of the seventy weeks 25 know and understand this. He was abducted from his homeland and all that he had known. Consider how clearly he determines the year of manifestation.
The prophecy predicts that the number of years from the decree to rebuild jerusalem to the coming of the messiah will be 490 years. Daniel 2, 7, 9, 12 the coming of messiah the prince. On the exact day of daniels prophecy, the messiah rode into the city as prince. The book of daniel is unsealing middle east and prophecy. If messiah was not on earth 483 years after a decree was issued to rebuild jerusalem, then daniel was a false prophet and his book has no business being in the hebrew scriptures. The implication is that the messiah would be resurrected from the dead after he was killed. The book of daniel is followed by the prophet hosea, the first of the prophets in the book of the twelve. He is president of hope of the world ministries, senior pastor and. Only jesus yeshua of nazareth born in bethlehem in the line of king david the promised messiah.
Daniel knows that the seventy years is coming to an end soon since it is 539 b. Yet in chapter 12 of the book of daniel, we see that this prophecy was not to be known until the time of the end. How daniels prophecy foretells the messiahs arrival. The mod the messianic prophecies in the book of daniel. Following the fall of babylon and during the first year of the reign of darius the mede, daniel received from god one of the most amazing prophecies of the bible. One of the most important prophecies in the bible appears in daniel 9. This prophecy in the book of daniel written over 500 years before jesus was born also warned jerusalem and the jewish temple sanctuary would be destroyed sometime after messiah. Second, specific features of the text and the description of the son of man point to the fact that king messiah is not a mere man, but divine. Youre listening to search the scriptures daily, a program in which we encourage everyone who desires to know gods truth to look to gods word for all that is essential for salvation and living ones life in a way that is pleasing to him. How daniels prophecy foretells the messiahs arrival the prophet daniel lived more than 500 years before the birth of jesus. Some false interpretations of daniels prophecy incorrectly try to calculate when the messiah would appear by using a 365day year instead of the jewish 360day year. Daniels prophecy foretold the messiahs arrival daniel 9. The prophet daniel predicted the coming of the messiah jesus christ in a prophecy that has been called the 70 weeks prophecy.
Daniels prophecies reveal the plans of god and unmask the plans of the enemy. Our sins and the iniquities of our fathers have made jerusalem and your people an object of scorn to all those around us. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading daniels prophecy of 70 weeks until the messiah edens apple book 7. The angel informs him that seventy weeks have been decreed for them, and then gives a detailed but cryptic description of those weeks. Perhaps the greatest old testament prophecy of all cold.
Much of our commentary below is based on josh mcdowell s book, the new evidence that demands a verdict, pages 197201. Daniel s prophecies are in many respects the most remarkable of any in the sacred record and is the most comprehensive. Its introduction contended that daniel s apocalyptic messianic prophesies are all most easily explained as referring to the history of the jews from babylonia through the chanukah wars. An ancient and startling jewish prophecy of the messiah adds more evidence. Its becoming more clear that april 3, 33 ad is our date. In these chapters you will find one of the most dominant prophecies. Daniel on the last days last days mystery prophecy. This prophecy in the book of daniel written over 500 years before jesus was born also warned jerusalem and the jewish temple sanctuary would be destroyed after messiah jesus christ would be executed. Even most liberal scholars who propose multiple authors for the book of daniel agree that the author of daniel chapter 9 also wrote chapter 12. This prophecy we will refer to as daniels seventy sevens prophesy. Jesus fulfilled daniel s prophecy by being crucified supported by numerous sources. In either case, if he misstated the matter regarding daniel, his claim of being the son of god would be nullified.
Perhaps he went along stumbling, bloodyfooted with other prisoners. Daniels prophecy of 70 weeks foretells the messiahs arrival. Based on daniel, after the messiah s death, jerusalem and the temple were to be destroyed. Daniel proclaimed one of these 109 prophecies in daniel 9.
Treasures from gods word jehovah foresaw the future of kings october 16 22 show more. Daniel foretold the rise of empires such as greece and. The new testament frequently cites jewish scripture to support the claim of the early christians that jesus was the promised jewish messiah, but only a handful of these citations are actual predictions in their original contexts. In the bible, the prophecy of seventy weeks chapter 9 of the book of daniel is a prophecy given to daniel by the angel gabriel in response to daniel s prayer for god to act on behalf of his people and city i.839 1261 5 786 828 1392 1188 595 924 909 1506 1475 440 639 66 172 1334 266 1155 655 1031 1477 158 697 1377 180 1220 493 361 1292 810 953 566 480 1649 1064 1399 323 680 1010 296 924 395