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Title: 70 Weeks
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Date: May 30, 1999
Update: June 12, 2002
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70 Weeks

"At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to show thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that 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: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate."--Daniel 9:23-27

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70 weeks "upon the people and the holy city":

7 weeks
62 weeks (threescore and two)
1 week

My contention is that Daniel 11-12 expands the 70 week theme by giving details of three distinct rulers of Jerusalem as is outlined in the three time periods of Daniel 9 above (there is some overlapping):

1. Antiochus Epiphanes (John Gill's commentary of Daniel 11:1-35).
2. Herod (excerpt from "The Seventy Weeks and the Great Tribulation" by Philip Mauro).
3. King Hussein of Jordan (modern history).

The prediction during a sermon at the Al-Aqsa Mosque that King Hussein would be the last King has been shown to be false. The new king, Abdullah, has been busy since his father's death in February, 1999.

For more info on what looks like the reuniting of Greater Syria by King Abdullah II see:
History of Jordan
History of Syria 

02/13/99 Arafat wants unity with Jordan
04/02/99 Abdullah pleases his public at Israel's Expense?
04/06/99 Jordanian king highlights relations with Syria and Kuwait
04/06/99 Abdullah confers with Arafat
04/06/99 Abdullah denies meeting request from Israeli DM
04/07/99 Reviving the Greater Syria project
04/13/99 Abdullah to visit Libya
04/12/99 Abdullah will support Palestinians during final status talks
04/19/99 Jordan's king, Arafat meet Gadhafi
04/24/99 'Remarkable relations' now between Syria and Jordan
05/03/99 Jordan to get water from Syria
05/06/99 Jordan's king to visit Germany next week (then Britain)
05/10/99 New Jordan king to visit US, Canada
05/10/99 Arafat to visit Syria
05/20/99 Control of Moslem Holy Sites to King Abdullah II
05/23/99 Jordan's king to visit Kuwait
05/23/99 Three economic agreements between Syria and Jordan
05/23/99 Jordan, Syria sign agreement on oil
05/24/99 King Abdullah of Jordan to meet with pope
05/24/99 Abdullah talks peace with NY Jews
05/24/99 Jordan raising its profile among Arabs
05/25/99 Jordan's king to meet with Arafat
05/27/99 King Abdullah calls for strong Egypt-Jordan-Palestinian coordination
05/27/99 Abdullah sends message to Syria
05/27/99 King Abdullah wants a position as mediator
05/29/99 Lebanese president in Jordan

To keep track of further developments with King Abdullah, please see Bible Prophecy Research News Archives.

Listen to 66/40 with Chuck Missler.
Five part series on Daniel's Seventy Weeks.
(each part 30 minutes long)
"In this study of Daniel's 70 Weeks, you will discover this amazing prophecy in the Old Testament that predicted the very day that Jesus presented Himself to Jerusalem as the Meschiach Nagid, the Messiah the King. "


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