Welcome to my research on the prophecy of Daniel's Seventy Weeks.  Below you will find the most in-depth study of this prophecy anywhere on the internet. My research on the subject is in a two part book in the links below. The 1st part of the book discusses the Chronology of the 2nd Temple era because it is the foundation upon which the entire prophecy rests.   The 2nd part of the study looks at the prophecy itself and shows how it was fulfilled in Yeshua/Jesus the Messiah.


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For those who would like a less intense introduction to the prophecy of 70 Weeks I have written a fiction book titled The 13th Enumeration. You can learn more about it in the link below. 



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Take the Daniel's Seventy Weeks Challenge:

Whether you are a student or a teacher of Bible prophecy you should be able to answer these questions on the prophecy of 70 weeks.  This prophecy is the basis for much of today’s eschatology.  It flavors almost every aspect of our view of  end times. The questions below are the chronological foundation upon which Daniel 9 rests. I encourage you to search out the answers, it will be worth your time and effort.

1.
Nehemiah was governor of Jerusalem during the 21st -32nd year of a Persian “Artaxerxes”.  Name the 3 Persian kings who would qualify as an “Artaxerxes” according to this criteria.
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2.
Nehemiah and Ezra were contemporaries in the reign of a Persian “Artaxerxes”.  What important event did they both attend?
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3.
Ezra 6:14-15 lists those who were responsible for “commandments” which resulted in the completion of the Temple in the 6th year of Darius.  This is one of the most important chronological synchronisms of the 2nd temple era. List those responsible and list at least one Biblical reference for each of their “commandments”.
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4.
Who is the “Artaxerxes” of Ezra 6:14?  He was one of those who gave a commandment which “built and finished” the temple by the 6th year of Darius. Explain why the translators used the Hebrew letter waw attached to “Artaxerxes” as a conjunction instead of a hendiadys.
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5.
Ezra 6 describes the events which culminated in completion of the temple in the 6th year of Darius.  Ezra 7 describes the events which took place in the 7th year of an “Artaxerxes”. Who is this “Artaxerxes”?  Provide a reasonable chronological explanation.
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6.
Ezra’s father, Seraiah, was the last high priest of the 2nd temple.  Seraiah was killed after the destruction of the temple. Using this information provide a minimum age for Ezra. Show which Persian king most reasonably qualifies as a contemporary of Ezra?
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7.
Nehemiah 12 describes the priests and Levites who returned to Jerusalem with Joshua and Zerubbabel in the 1st year of Cyrus (536BC).  Nehemiah 10 lists the priests and Levites who were at the dedication of the wall in Jerusalem in the 21st year of a Persian “Artaxerxes”. How many of the men were still alive at the dedication of the wall?  Provide a minimum age for these men during the reigns of each Persian “Artaxerxes” as listed in question #1.  Which Persian “Artaxerxes” most reasonably qualifies as a contemporary of these men?
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8.
  List the five “commandments” which were in some way related to the building of Jerusalem.
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9.
From YHWH’s perspective what event marked the rebuilding of Jerusalem?  Provide references.
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10.
According to Zechariah, when did the 70 years of divine anger end? How is this related to the “commandment” to restore and build Jerusalem?
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11.
Name the one “commandment” related to the rebuilding of Jerusalem which was witnessed by the prophets Haggai and Zechariah.
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12.
According to Haggai, YHWH chastised the people because they were building what, instead of the temple?
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13.
Sir Isaac Newton in his book Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended, noted the Rabbinic chronology of Persia was shorten as a result of their interpretation of Daniel’s Seventy Weeks.  Explain why. (And no it was not a direct attempt on their part to hide it’s fulfillment in Yeshua/Jesus.)
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  1. A look at Popular Prophecy Teachers and Web Sites
    Facts and Interpretations:
    Concerning Daniel 9, the Seventy (70) Weeks Vision and Related Messianic Chronology

    Chuck Missler - Khouse
    Dave Hunt - The Bereaen Call
    David R. Reagan - Lamb and Lion Ministries
    Michael Rood - A Rood Awakening - The Jonah Code & Seventy Shavuim
    *****Additional authors and teachers I hope to research as time permits*****
    These names are based upon list found at Sound Christian
    John Ankerberg - Ankerberg Theological Research Institute
    Kay Arthur - Precepts ministries International
    Allen Beechick - "The Rapture Solution, Putting the Puzzle Together"
    Doug Batchelor - Amazing Facts
    Shawn Boonstra - It is Written
    Dave Breese - The King is Coming
    Richard Ames - Living Church of God
    Herber W. Armstrong - World Wide Church of God
    Irvin Baxter - Politics & Religion
    John Bradshaw
    William Marrion Branham
    Ray Brubaker - Ray Brubaker Ministries
    Jeffrey Camino - Learn Bible Prophecy
    Harold Camping - Family Radio
    Joseph Chambers - The End Times - PropheticNews Alerts
    David Chilton
    J.R. Church - Prophecy in the News
    Charles Clough
    Larry Cockerham - Prophecy Forum Website Ministries
    Robert Congdon - Congdon Ministries International
    Andrew Corbett
    Mal Couch - Tyndale Theological Seminary
    Fred Coulter - Christian Biblical Church of God
    Robert Dean
    Gary Demar - American Vision
    Jimmy DeYoung - Prophecy Today
    Frank DiMora - The Last Chronicles of Planet Earth
    David Dolan - Voice of Hope
    Lambert Dolphin - Idolphin.org
    Russel Doughten
    Scot A. Dryer - Profound Prophecy
    Daymond Duck
    Michael Evans - Jerusalem Report
    John S. Feinberg - Crossway's Foundations
    Les Feldick - Through the Bible
    Gary Fisher - Lion of Judah Ministires
    Gerald Flurry - The Philadelphia Trumpet
    Michael Ford
    Charlene Fortsch
    Alan Franklin
    Gary Frazier
    Arno Froese - Midnight Call
    Arnold Fuchtenbaum - Ariel Ministires
    Mark A. Gabriel
    Ray Gano - Prophezine
    Anne T. Garcia - Understanding the End of the Age
    Kenneth Gentry
    Al Gist - Maranatha Evangelistic Ministries
    Frank Gonzalez
    Phillip Goodman - Prophecy Watch
    Ron Graff - The Prophecy Puzzle
    Robert Gundry
    John C. Hagee - John Hagee Ministries
    Jeremy Hall
    Hendrik Hanegraaff - Christian Research Institute
    Jonathan Hansen - World Ministries International
    Robert C. Harris - Midnight Ministries
    Kade Hawkins - Prophecy News Watch
    Patrick Heron
    Ed Hidson - World Prophetic Ministiry
    Mark Hitchcock
    David Hocking - Hope for Today
    Kenneth Humphries - TreasuredTruth Today Ministries
    Dave Hunt - The Berean Call
    Noah Hutchings - Southwest Radio Church
    Thomas Ice - Pre-Tri Research Center
    Harry A. Ironside
    W. Terry James - Rapture Ready
    Grant Jeffrey - Bible Prophecy Revealed
    Jerry B. Jenkins
    David Jeremiah - Turning Point
    Stan Johnson - Prophecy Club
    Gary Kah - Hope for the World
    Jack Kelly
    Jack Kinsella - The Omega Letter
    Bill Koenig - Koenig's International News
    Don Koenig - The Prophetic Years
    Tim LaHaye - Pre-Trib Research Center
    Paul Lalonde
    Peter Lalonde
    Clarence Larkin
    Joe Lawendowski - Berean Watchmen
    Zola Levitt
    David Allen Lewis - David Allen Lewis Ministires
    Hal Lindsey - Hal Lindsey Report
    Dennis Avi Lipkin - Israel Today Magazine
    James Lloyd - Christian Media
    Dave MacPherson
    Terry J. Malone - Calvary Prophecy . com
    Texe Marrs - Power of Prophecy Ministries
    Jan Markell - Olive Tree Ministries
    Walter Martin - Christian Research Institue
    Pat Marvenko Smith
    Lynn A. Marzulli - Nephilim
    Thomas McCall
    Don McGee - Crown & Sickle Ministries
    J. Vernon Mcgee - Thru the Bible
    Paul McGuire - Paul McGuire Show
    John McTernan - Branch of David Ministries
    E.Lonnie Melashenko - Voice of Prophecy
    Roderick C. Meredith - GCG
    Mike Mickey - RaptureAlert . com
    Arnold Murray
    David Noebel- Summit Ministries
    Roger Oakland - Understanding the TimesInternational
    Charles Pack - Thy Kingdom Come
    David C. Pack - RCG
    Garrett P. Parrish
    David Pawson
    Tony Pearce - Light for the Last Days
    J. Dwight Pentecost - Dallas Theological Seminary
    Donald Perkins - According to Prophecy Ministires
    Richard H. Perry
    Jimmy Phillips
    David Picos - Lion and Lamb Ministry
    Dennis Pollack - Spirit of Grace Ministires
    Jacob Prasch - Moriel Ministries
    Don K. Preston
    J. Randall Price - World of the Bible Ministires
    Ron Rhodes - Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries
    Joel Richardson - Joels Trumpet
    John Ritenbaugh - CGG
    Pat Robertson
    August Rosado - Today in Bible Prophecy Ministries
    Joel C. Rosenberg - Joshua Fund
    Marvin J. Rosenthal
    Charles Ryrie
    Bill Salus
    Chris Schang - Rapture Forums
    Cyrus I. Scofield
    Jeffrey Seif - Zola Levitt Presents
    Joseph A. Seiss
    Rodrigo Silva - Bible Prophecy in the News
    Walid Shoebat
    Chuck Smith - World for Today
    Larry Spargimino - Watchman on theWall
    Steven Spillman
    R.C. Sproul - Ligonier Ministires
    Gerald B. Stanton - Kept from the Hour
    Gary Stearman - Prophecy in the News
    RayC.Stedman
    Perry Stone Jr. - Mannafest
    Todd Strandberg - Raptureready
    Hilton Sutton - Hilton Sutton World Ministires
    KevinR. Swift - Focus on the Prophecies Ministries
    Paul Thigpen
    Jack VanImpe - Perhaps Today
    Robert VanKampen - Sola Scriptura
    Paul Van Noy
    Ed F. Vallowe
    Joe Vankoevering - God's News Behind the News
    Walter J. Veith
    John F. Walvoord
    Tim Warner- Pristine Faith Restoration Society
    Ronald Weinland - WCG
    CharlesWhelling - Charles Whelling Prophecy Sminars
    David Wilkerson - The Cross and the Switchblade
    Harold L.Willmington
    Steve Wohlberg - White Horse Media
    Stephen Yulish