Is the 70th week still to come? Apr 13, 2019 19:04:26 GMT -6
Post by boraddict on Apr 13, 2019 19:04:26 GMT -6
1. First 7 weeks start in 457 BC on a sabbatical year during the reign of Artaxerxes 1
2. This ends in 408 BC and the 62 weeks begins in 407 BC which is a sabbatical year from fall to spring (407 and 408 bc)
3. This would end at 27 AD which in the fall starts a sabbatical year. This is also when Christ would begin his ministry per Luke 3:23
4. For Jesus to have 3 to 3.5 year ministry, this would most likely place him at the end of year 30 AD during the reign of Tiberius.
Technically, it is possible to say the 69 weeks were completed and the first 1260 days of the Day of the Lord where he brings in good tidings, healing the sick etc...leaving 1260 days for the Day of Vengeance
It is interesting that 40 years later from this date would be the sack of Jerusalem. 40 is interesting because the flood came for 40 days and 40 nights, 40 is also a number involved in other warnings.
Nonetheless, His command to spread the gospel was to the whole world. How can that be accomplished in 40 years when they didn't have automobiles, planes etc..
The other issue is that John didn't write Revelation till the end of the reign of Domitian. He reigned 82-96 AD and it was in the end of his reign that Revelation was written.(Irenaeus against Heresies 30) (90-96 AD) well after 70 AD
Also worth noting but the 6th head of the beast really wasn't removed from power till about 313 AD and just for more info, Jerusalem was captured by the 1st Crusade in 1099 AD where they murdered most of the Jews and Arabs there.
Venge. The dates in your timeline look right to me. It places the birth of Christ in 3 BC and I am convinced that he was born at Tabernacles of that year. Therefore, at Tabernacles 27 AD he would have been 30 years old. I think it was after Tabernacles of that year that he was baptized, fasted 40 days, went to the marriage etc. and was ready as a legitimate rabbi in Judah and Savior of the world; to begin his work striking at the heart of false doctrine on Passover 28 AD.
We differ with respect to the 3.5 years wherein your timeline takes us to 30 AD. I feel that Daniel's prophecy (vv. 9:25-27) has an application with respect to the Savior's ministry to wit he ministers for 69.5 weeks and is killed in the middle of that 70th week. So if we back-up from that date in 29 BC (Passover) by 52 weeks to Passover of 28 BC, and then back-up an additional 17.5 weeks (52 + 17.5 = 69.5), to the beginning of his ministry, we then arrive at his official ministry start date (haven't done the calendar math for that date). That is probably his date of baptism.
This provides a third application of Daniel's 9:25-27 prophecy.
1) the prophecy shows the peace treaty of the beast that is commonly held
2) the prophecy shows the span of time from Nehemiah to the last days that I explained in a previous posting
3) the prophecy shows the 70 week ministry of the Savior