Friday, November 12, 2010

Daniel Predicts the Messiah, Yeshua - Jesus Christ


There has always been a bit of contention and suspicion from Jews in regards to the King James translation of the Bible. I have worked somewhat on my own translation and the King James version is relatively close, my whole 20 verses of Genesis. Of course there are issue like the "Virgin girl" in Isaiah which is indeed mistranslated.

But Daniel absolutely nails the exact time period when Yeshua, Jesus the Christ was baptised.

Daniel Chapter 9

25Know 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.
26And 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.
27And 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.

We can perform some simple math to prove that Daniel was told by Gabriel when the Messiah would arrive.

First we have to look at Nehemiah 2 to determine when "the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem" actually happened.

Most Christians believe that the starting point for the commandment to restore and build Jerusalem was 455 B.C.E, and this is how they came to that conclusion.

Nehemiah 2

1And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not been beforetime sad in his presence.

Some historians place Artaxerxes say the first year of his reign was 474-5 B.C.E but there is some controversy about this date. If you search for the king you will find that scholars today say his first year as King was 465 B.C.E. But we will not argue with either, considering that the dates are relatively close.

Nehemiah 2

5And I said unto the king, If it please the king, and if thy servant have found favour in thy sight, that thou wouldest send me unto Judah, unto the city of my fathers' sepulchres, that I may build it.
6And the king said unto me, (the queen also sitting by him,) For how long shall thy journey be? and when wilt thou return? So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time.
7Moreover I said unto the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the river, that they may convey me over till I come into Judah;
8And a letter unto Asaph the keeper of the king's forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the palace which appertained to the house, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall enter into. And the king granted me, according to the good hand of my God upon me.

So the starting date for the "the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem" is 445-455 B.C.E.

"seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks" = 69 Weeks.

It is common in the Bible to consider a day a year so a week is seven years, or seven year units. So we would take the 69 weeks and multiply it by 7. the number we get is 483 years.

If we accept the later date for the "the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem" as 455 B.C.E and we add 483 years to that date we get 29 A.D or the year that most Christian theorize was the year that Yeshua was baptised or anointed as the Messiah. There is no real way of knowing the exact date of the baptism, 5 years here, 5 years there, of Yeshua but Daniel clearly nailed it.

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