A Jewish Calculation about the 70 weeks of Daniel
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From: (GuidĄôn Bèn Israël) bullet.iprolink.ch
Shalom from a Messianic Jew.
This is a Jewish calculation about the 70 weeks of Daniel.
The prophecy declares that Daniel should “know and understand” that from the going forth of the command to restore and rebuild Yierousalaëm (Jerusalem), until the Messiah the Prince comes, that there will be sixty two seven sevens of years. Therefore, if a seven (shabua) is seven years, then 69 sevens is 483 years (69 x 7 = 483 years). Some scholars believe that at that time in history most of the known accent calendars calculated a year as 360 days (Hebrew, Mayan, Egyptian, Babylonian and many others). Some scholars believe an astronomical event (e.g., a close passing of Mars, a meteor or comet striking the earth) lengthened the time the earth takes to rotate time around the sun to the current 365.25 days per year. Scholars also believe that for prophetic calendars the Jews used a 360 day calendar year. The 360 days per calendar year by the 483 years to get the 173,880 days. Gabriel was telling Daniel that 173,880 days after the command is given to “restore and rebuild Yierousalaëm” the Messiah would come. Remember, as the time this prophecy was given, the city of Yierousalaëm was desolated. It there a record of a command such as this recovered anywhere in history? Yes ! In the 2nd chapter of the book of Nehemiah it states:
“In the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of the reign of Artaxerxes, when wine was before him, I took wine and gave it to the king. Now I had never been sad in his presence before. Therefore, the king said to me “why is your face sad, since you are not sick?””
The 1990 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica states that Artaxerxes Longimanus ascended to the throne of the Medo-Persian empire in July 465 BCE. By Hebrew tradition, when the day of the month is not specifically stated, it is given to be the first day of that month. So, the day of the decree by Artaxerxes was the first day of the Hebrew month Nisan 445 BCE. The first day of Nisan in 445 BCE correspond to the 14th day of March. This was certified by astronomical calculations at the British Observatory and reported by Sir Robert Anderson.
Remember that the prophecy states that 69 weeks of years (173,880 days) after the command goes forth to restore the city of Yirousalaëm the Messiah will come. If the count 173,880 days forward from fourteenth of March 445 BCE. we come to April sixth 32 CE. Again this date was verified by the British Royal Observatory.
Here are the calculations :
March fourteenth 445 BCE to March fourteenth 32 CE is 476 years.
(1 BC to 1 CE is one year. There is no year zero
476 years x 365 days per years = 173,740 days
Add for leap years = 116 days
March fourteenth to April sixth = 24 days
Total 173,880 days!
What happened on April sixth 32 CE? According to the Anderson’s calculations a humble carpenter rode into the east gate of Yirousalaëm on a donkey while the crowds cried “Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the Name of the L-rd! This man’s name was Y’shua of Nazareth and this was the first day that he allowed his followers to proclaim him as their Messiah !!!!!! He had previously told them that his day had not yet come.
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