Shalom to you all. If you've not read part one of this teaching we suggest that you do before continuing with this post.
In our previous post we had established a starting point for the beginning of the prophecy of Dan. 9 But the 70weeks of Dan. 9 are a part of the longer 2300 evenings and mornings of Dan 8.[ Please request for more information on this point and I'll be happy to share]
Now, when we are studying prophecies of the Scriptures we find that in the same Word of YHWH that there are certain principles that must be understood. The 70weeks are weeks of days. Once we understand this we can quickly determine the number of days spoken of by the time prophecy principle.
In B'midvar 14: 34 (Num.) we find that in YHWH appointed the children of Israel 40yrs of punishment according to the number of days they had searched the land of Canaan and bought back an evil report. (this was a prophecy. In Y'chizki'el 4:6 (Eze.) we have another prophecy given by YHWH to the house of Judah referring to days as years.
"After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, [even] forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, [even] forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise." B'midvar 14: 34 (Num.)
"And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year." Y'chizki'el 4:6 (Eze.)
From these two witnesses of the time prophecy principle we now proceed with the application.
We found in our previous post the the decree of Ezra 7:11-26 is the decree which begins this prophecy. 70weeks = 490 days. 490prophetic days= 490 literal years. From 457BC to the Messiah we have 69wks=483 prophetic days= 483 literal years. ("....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..." Dan.9:25)
Now we can test the principle of prophetic time interpretation by the veracity of it's fulfillment. From 457BC we add 483 years which = 26AD now we add 1yr. because year 0 is not counted in a straight addition. (In other words there was no year 0. We go from 1BC to 1AD so we must add a year.
We come to 27AD. Must Bible scholars would agree that 27AD was the year in which Yahshua Ha Meshiach was baptized and commenced with his public ministry. Thus we see Yahshua acknowledging this when He said that "....The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.Yochanan-Makabi 1:15 (Mk.)
"Thou shalt arise, [and] have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come." T'hilim 102:13 (Ps.)
To every [thing there is] a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up [that which is] planted; Kehilat 3:1,2 (Eccl.)
But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, (Gal. 4:4)
"....a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment." Kehilat 8:5
Praise be to YHWH who is wonderful in counsel....infinite in wisdom.....and mighty in power!