Cyrus, Seventy Weeks

Start Date of the Seventy Weeks

SYNOPSIS:  The date of the commencement of the Seventy Weeks prophecy is provided in the first paragraph of Chapter 9 of Daniel – The prophecy of the Babylonian Captivity by Jeremiah.

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The “Seventy Weeks” prophecy of the Book of Daniel is one of the most perplexing and disputed passages in the Bible. One of the few aspects on which there is a general agreement is the length of the period described as “seventy sevens” in the book or 490 years. Beyond this figure, interpretations diverge on every other aspect of the prophecy – (Daniel 9:24-27). Continue reading “Start Date of the Seventy Weeks”