23. Seventy Weeks


OT:7657—– Seventy

shib` iym. (shib-eem’); multiple of OT:7651; seventy:

KJV – seventy, threescore and ten (+-teen).


shabuwa` (shaw-boo’-ah); or shabua` (shaw-boo’-ah); also (feminine) shebu` ah (sheb-oo-aw’); properly, passive participle of OT:7650 as a denominative of OT:7651; literal, sevened, i.e. a week (specifically, of years):  KJV – seven, week.

Dan 9:24-10:1

24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

SHIBIYM  SHABUA——Seventy Weeks are determined on ISRAEL


1. finish the transgression

2.to make and end of sins

3. to make reconciliation for iniquity——-Isaiah 53

4. to bring in everlasting righteousness

5.to seal up the vision and prophecy

6. to anoint the Most Holy

25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

SEVEN/SHEBA———-SEVENS/SHABUAH   [Seven Weeks of years] = 49 years to restore and rebuild Jerusalem.


sheba` (sheh’-bah); or (masculine) shib` ah (shib-aw’); from OT:7650; a primitive cardinal number; seven (as the sacred full one); also (adverbially) seven times; by implication, a week; by extension, an indefinite number:

KJV – (+by) seven [-folds],-, [-teen, -teenth], -th, times). Compare OT:7658.

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.

  • SIXTY TWO SHABUAHS [weeks of years] following the SEVEN WEEKS of years [for rebuilding] = 49 +  434 years = 483 years TO THE COMING OF MESSIAH——-and AFTER the SIXTY and TWO WEEKS [49 years +434 years] shall Messiah be cut off.

  • The PEOPLE of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;

  • The people who destroyed the sanctuary were the Syrian wing of the ROMAN ARMY, and their PRINCE was TITUS——-70AD.

27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.


the covenant
briyth  (ber-eeth’)
a compact [ made by passing between pieces of flesh] — confederacy, (con-)feder(-ate), covenant, league.

“And HE shall CONFIRM the covenant  [bryith] with many for ONE WEEK [one SEVEN/SHEBA]”

  • “HE”, being a PERSONAL PRONOUN, can only be assigned to the most recent PERSONAL PROPER NOUN of the passage. That most recent PERSONAL PROPER NOUN is——-“MESSIAH”.

  • “In the “MIDST OF THE WEEK”, HE [Messiah] shall cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease. Three and one half years into Messiah’s ministry [in the midst of the seventieth week] he was crucified and the New Covenant began. It is Christ who confirmed the Covenant with Abraham and caused the sacrifices and oblations for SIN to cease.

458 BC and the baptism

            It is noteworthy  that this command of Artaxerxes in 458 BC, places the appearing of the promised Savior and King of the Jews at the same time as the baptism of Jesus. How do I know this? Luke makes it very clear that Jesus was baptized by John and publicly proclaimed to be the promised Messiah on the “fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar” (Luke 3:1). Tiberius Caesar began his rule in 11 A.D. and therefore the fifteenth year of his reign would be 26 A.D.
This, therefore, clearly dates the baptism of Christ and His anointing by the Holy Spirit at the same time as the fulfillment of Daniel’s prophecy. It also places Christ’s death on the Cross in 30 A.D., the very time when Daniel prophesied that the Messiah would be “cut off, but not for himself . It is also important to know that the crucifixion of Jesus took place precisely in the MIDST OF THE [70th] WEEK—-also prophesied in Daniel 9—-verse 27.


chetsiy (khay-tsee’); from OT:2673; the half or middle:

KJV – half, middle, mid [-night], midst, part, two parts.



shiqquwts (shik-koots’); or shiqquts (shik-koots’); from OT:8262; disgusting, i.e. filthy; especially idolatrous or (concretely) an idol:

KJV – abominable filth (idol, -ation), detestable (thing).

‘he shall make it desolate——“


shamem (shaw-mame’); a primitive root; to stun (or intransitively, grow numb), i.e. devastate or (figuratively) stupefy (both usually in a passive sense):

KJV – make amazed, be astonied, (be an) astonish (-ment), (be, bring into, unto, lay, lie, make) desolate (-ion, places), be destitute, destroy (self), (lay, lie, make) waste, wonder.

 “even unto the CONSUMMATION——-“


kalah (kaw-law’); from OT:3615; a completion; adverb, completely; also destruction:

KJV – altogether, (be, utterly) consume (-d), consummation (-ption), was determined, (full, utter) end, riddance.

“and that determined shall be poured upon the DESOLATE”.

  • Just as Jesus had prophesied in Mathew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, the Temple was demolished in 70 AD which began the Diaspora of the Jews until the Times of the Gentiles is fulfilled.

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