[b-hebrew] actual Hebrew question about Daniel 9:25
greifer at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 6 21:48:55 EDT 2006
Dear Mr. Holmyard,
I was really hoping that someone would answer the question about the order
of the number and nouns in Hebrew because I am confused about that.
I don't think that Daniel 9:27 says that the man will break the covenant
after half of the week, but it says that he will strengthen the covenant
with unidentified people for one week and half of the week he will stop the
sacrifices. I don't think you can say that stopping sacrifices breaks a
covenant if you don't know who the covenant is with and what it is about.
People are guessing about unwritten information.
I know that Daniel 12 mentions 1290 days which is 3 and a half years so it
sounds like half of a week of years, but it could just be a coincidence .
The whole idea of 70 weeks of years involves deciding things that are not
written like that a week is 7 years and that there can be a whole week that
can happen anytime long after the 69 other weeks.
How do people explain the 7 weeks as 49 years of building Jerusalem? Is that
what they believe happened in the past? I did not read every e-mail about
I think Daniel 9:25 might not say that Jerusalem will be built unto an
anointed prince, but from the going forth of the word to build Jerusalem
"until an anointed one is a leader is 7 weeks". That is my wild guess.
I think that Daniel is predicting things that will happen in the future and
there is no way to guess what the prophecy actually means. I understand that
it seems great to show a prophecy that fits almost perfectly to certain
religious beliefs, but it only works if you fix the prophecy so that the
last week can happen anytime. I have heard the explanation for this, but I
have never understood it.
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