Dr. John Whitcomb explains the all-important ninth chapter of Daniel to an audience of Christian Workman School of Theology students in this lecture, which was recorded in South Bend, Ind. We trust that this treatment of one of the most vital prophetic sections in the Old Testament will be helpful to all who listen. Please share these truths with others who are interested in learning more of God's prophetic Word, and thereby pleasing the Lord and being prepared to serve Him.
Dan 9:24-27 70 Weeks is 490 Days. Messiah is cutoff 7 weeks before Messiah the Prince. Covenant with many seems to indicate the people of the prince and their covenant with him. Sacrifice and oblation cannot be OT sacrifices; that covenant ended at the Crucifixion. Desolation continues until the consummation "Marriage of the Lamb" meaning after Messiah is cutoff; there is no covenant with Jesus Christ offered. I would be careful interpreting this as 70 Weeks of years. 4 possible starting dates; Cyrus, Darius and 2 by Artaxerxes to rebuild Jerusalem, unreliable Persian king lists, and an unspecified birthdate for Jesus are no reason for Privately Interpreting this key scripture. Jesus told Gabriel to make sure Daniel understood (8:14) the last 2300 Days begin with Daily Sacrifice and end with a cleansing of the sanctuary. This made Daniel get sick and faint!
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Great Sermon! A fine exposition of the subject.
The message is well explained and easy to follow.
Highly recommended for any-one that wants to understand Daniel chapter 9.
Dr. John C. Whitcomb has been a professor of Old Testament and theology for more than 50 years, and is widely recognized as a leading Biblical scholar. He taught at Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, from 1951-1990, and gained much recognition for his work on The Genesis...