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The Missing One 'Weeks'

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The prophecy initially mentions a period of 70 'weeks' and then proceeds
to describe a sequence of 7 'weeks' and 62 'weeks'.


But, where was the remaining 1 'weeks' to be placed?

Did it follow or proceed the span of 69 'weeks'? 

   7  'weeks'
  62  'weeks'
  1  'weeks'
  OR  
   1  'weeks'
   7  'weeks'
  62  'weeks'


Historically, theories have always placed this missing 1 'weeks' in the
70th position. As the so-called '70th week'.


      -  This was primarily done because it was thought that
         the prophecy was discussing 70 individual weeks and
         the mentioning of 7 + 62 weeks (in verses 25-26) and
         a following mention of a single week (in verse 27)
         seemed to reflect the proper order of these weeks.


However, as we have already discussed in the 'Introduction' page, the
Hebrew grammar for 'weeks' in this prophecy quite clearly shows that
individual weeks are not being discussed. This means the single 'week'
of verse 27 can not represent one of the 70 'weeks'.


The placement of the missing one 'weeks' has to be re-considered.


An issue if not placed in the 70th position:

      -  If the event which started the 69 'weeks', the word to
         build Jerusalem, did not also start the 70 'weeks' then
         how would we know what event initiated the prophecy?


A reason for placement in the 1st position:

       -  The apparent timing conflict over the destruction of
          Jerusalem,

             verse 24       - upon the expiry of 70 'weeks'

             verses 25 & 26 - upon the expiry of the 69 'weeks',

          would then harmonize.



Despite a consideration of the prophecy it is apparent the ambiguity
over the placement of the missing one 'weeks' remains.

Through a determination of viable milestone events, the ambiguity can
be removed. 



Introduction
to
Daniel 9:24-27
Daniel 9:24-27
Revised
Translation



Seventy
Weeks
Milestone
Events
The 'week'
of
verse 27
Jerusalem
in the
Prophecy
Time
Chart
Summary
Text
Meaning
Summary
The
70 Weeks
Warning
Summary


* OTHER ASPECTS *

Review of
Traditional
Perspective

Symbolic
Jerusalem

History
of Literal
Jerusalem
The
'70 Years'
of
Jeremiah


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