|Section 6: Opening Prophecy, Article 3
Confirming the Covenant
with Many for Seven Years
“He shall confirm the covenant
with many for one week.”
|ithout further introduction, this Article 3 assessing Daniel 9:26-27 is a continuation of Section 6: Article 2: “Seventy Weeks” or Ten Jubilees examining Daniel 9:24-25. In the preceding article it was clearly established that traditional views which apply this time-prophecy to a first century|
|advent of Yehoshua (Jesus) are not faithful to the Scriptural context or to Yehuveh’s time-keeping system. This becomes even more evident as we examine Daniel 9:26-27. Furthermore, in Article 2 the time-frame under discussion is established to be five hundred years spanning the spring of 1513 through the spring of 2013.
When is the “Messiah . . . Cut Off”?
As translated in the King James Version of Scriptures, Daniel 9:26 makes little sense: “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.” The translators had no idea what Daniel was previewing or the rightful time frame for this forecast to be fulfilled. Being under commission to create an “authorized” version acceptable to the papal system and King James, they blending into their translation suggestions of and support for Christianity which was not present in the Hebrew text. They attempted to make Yehuveh’s communication support that “abomination which maketh desolate” which was destroying the very soul of humanity. But there remains enough information in the Hebrew text that we, under Yehuveh’s guidance and by prayerful assessment of each phrase, will find this verse quite revealing. Daniel 11:31; 12:11.
The phrase, “. . . shall messiah be cut off . . .” is generally assumed to apply to the death of Yehoshua (Jesus). As with so much translation and interpretation of Old Testament prophecy, educators and pastors and priests utterly ignore context and assume that every use of the word “messiah” applies to Yehoshua (Jesus). Without evaluating either the original language or the wider context of this passage of Scripture, they teach that Daniel 9:24-27 must be placed into the first century A.D. to support this one line, which is itself assumed to apply there. They insist that the Hebrew messiah [mashach (H4886), simply “anointed”] necessarily describes the one person later identified in Greek as “the Christ” [Greek for “anointed”], Yehoshua (Jesus). Those who were raised in Christian teachings have “inherited” these “lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit,” and few know to challenge these teachings. This misdirection and errant interpretation presents a tragic loss and gross misunderstanding both for these educators and ultimately for every individual under their training. Jeremiah 16:19.
How do we begin to rightly understand Yehuveh’s instruction in Daniel 9:24-27? First, we must consistently hold firm to the context and allow Scripture to explain itself rather than imposing our “inherited” preconceived notions on wrongly translated phrases. From Section 6: Article 1: “Seventy Weeks” or Ten Jubilees the time-keeping of these “seventy weeks,” established to have begun in the spring of 1513, it followed that the completion of the first seven weeks plus the corresponding Jubilee year went to the spring of 1563. Then the addition of sixty-two weeks of years and their corresponding eight Jubilee years would extend this prophecy to the spring of 2005. Then, and only then, follows this line: “And after threescore and two weeks shall messiah be cut off, but not for himself.” Almost no one would assume that events in 2005 applied to the crucifixion of Yehoshua (Jesus)! This step alone opens the door to deeper investigation. The second step, then, is to rightly identify “messiah” in the context of our time. With these answers in place, we can take every additional step to restore Yehuveh’s intended instruction from this passage.
Originally Written: 5 November 2005
Latest Update: 14 February 2010
Complete Study Guide for Article 3
Anointed Instructors are “Cut Off” and “Cut Out” Destroy the City and the Sanctuary
The Flood The End of the War Confirming “the Covenant with Many”
Causing “the Sacrifice and Oblation to Cease” “The Overspreading of Abominations”
Yehuven's Assurances Yield Amazing Confidence
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