[b-hebrew] actual Hebrew question about Daniel 9:25

Steve Miller smille10 at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 17 20:15:11 EDT 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Seth Knorr Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 10:55 PM
> Steve,
>   I would have to disagree with you. I do believe that this prophecy deals
> with a specific time frame. Each week equals 7 years. This can be backed
> up by Genesis 29:27, where week refers specifically and undeniable to 7
> years.
[Steve Miller] Seth, I'm not sure on what you disagree with me. I agree that
each week in Dan. 9 is 7 years, although I don't think Gen 29:27 is a good
proof of that. (I understood that Jacob married Rachel one literal week
after marrying Leah.)
I said that the 70 weeks are not a "time interval". That is, the Bible
doesn't say from <event A> until <event B> is 70 weeks. If that was the
case, they would need to be all contiguous. The 70 weeks are 490 years which
are divided to Israel. There is no requirement that they be contiguous. But
within the 490 years, 2 definite time intervals are mentioned, and those
time intervals are contiguous.

> Steve Miller <smille10 at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > From: K Randolph Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 3:41 PM
> >
> > My understanding is that when a time interval with a number is
> > mentioned in Tanakh, that it meant exactly that time interval. Other
> > intervals, without a number, may be expanded or contracted, include
> > gaps or whatsuch, but not a numbered sequence. To have a seventieth
> > seven break free and be floating therefore does not make sense.
> [Steve Miller] The 70 weeks are not a time interval. They are the time
> which
> God divided to Daniel's people to accomplish 6 purposes. They are not a
> time
> from until . Within the 70 weeks there are 2 explicit
> time intervals:
> 1)from the word to restore Jerusalem until an anointed one, a ruler, 7
> weeks
> and 62 weeks;
> 2)A covenant confirmed for 1 week.
> -Steve Miller
> Detroit
> www.voiceinwilderness.info

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