Daniel 9:24: Seventy Weeks Have Been Decreed for Israel

Studying Bible Prophecy

Daniel 9:24

Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy place.  NASB

 

 Have been decreed forThis term may reveal more than you think.  It could either be translated as “are determined for,” “are decreed for,” or “have been decreed for.”  The preposition “for” may also be translated as “upon.”  The basic meaning of this verb is “cut” or “divide.”  According to Barns, “The meaning would seem to be, that this portion of time—the seventy weeks—was “cut off” from the whole of duration, or cut out of it, as it were, and set by itself for a definite purpose.”  Dr. Leon Wood (from Thomas Ice’s commentary) says, “The thought is that…

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