[b]Know then, and understand.[/b] This is a command to "know and understand"
[b]that from the going forth of the commandment[/b] or the issuing of the decree; the next part tells us which decree or commandment.
[b]to restore and to build Jerusalem[/b] Ref [b]Neh. 2:1-8.[/b] Daniel is told that a decree to restore which had been broken down by Nebuchadnezzar and his army. There is some debate over which decree it was and its exact date. The decree, generally accepted, is that of Artaxerxes, issued approximately 445 B.C. when Jerusalem was to be restored.
[b]unto the Messiah the Prince[/b] or until the Anointed One, or the ruler, which is Jesus
[b]shall be seven weeks[/b] or 49 years,
[b]threescore and two weeks[/b] or sixty-two or 62 x 7 years which is 434 years:
[b]the street shall be built again[/b] which is in Jerusalem
[b]and the wall[/b] which is of Jerusalem shall also be built again Ref. [b]Neh. 2:17-18; 6:15-19,[/b]
[b]even in troublous times[/b] or in times of trouble Ref. [b]Neh. 4:-6:14.[/b]
This gives a total of 483 years, leaving one week or one period of 7 years left.
The seventy weeks are divided into three parts.
(1) Seven weeks or 49 years. This may also have covered the rebuilding in troublous times.
(2) Sixty-two weeks or 434 years. This covered from the end of the 49 years to, perhaps, the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem before His crucifixion. These weeks are all fulfilled.
(3) One week or 7 years remain. This is the Tribulation, which is still to come as of the writing
of this book.
Thus, 49 years + 434 years gives us a total of 483 years. This leaves one week or one period of 7 years to fulfill the total of 490 years.
And after the sixty-two weeks[/b] which is 434 years (note: the 434 years, plus the 49 years, equals a total of 483 years total),
[b]shall Messiah[/b] which is Jesus Christ or the Anointed One will
[b]be cut off[/b] or killed or [b]Isa 53:8[/b] [color=990000]for he was cut off out of the land of the living.[/color] Jesus Christ was crucified
[b]but not for himself[/b] He did not die for Himself, Jesus never sinned. He died for those who should trust on Him as their Lord and Savior.
[b]and the people,[/b] The European Union, which are the people of the Roman Empire, the fourth beast, the people
[b]of the prince[/b] or ruler
[b]that shall come[/b] The prince that shall come is referring to the Antichrist that would come in the future.
shall destroy the city[/b] which is Jerusalem
[b]and the sanctuary[/b] or temple
[b]and the end thereof shall be with a flood,[/b] which can indicate with great force or mightily,
[b]and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.[/b] 2 Thes. 2:4.
[b]And he[/b] The Antichrist, which shall come from the people that destroyed Jerusalem and the temple, in approximately 70 A.D.the Roman Empire,
[b]shall confirm the covenant,[/b] or "make strong," an existing agreement for seven years -- not make a new one. Or agree to treaty agreement, or peace accord
with many[/b] Israel and others.
[b]for one week:[/b] or one seven, or for seven years. The confirming or signing of this covenant might be the beginning of the last remaining seven years, what we call the Tribulation.
[b]and in the midst of the week[/b] or after the thousand two hundred and sixty days or three and one-half years or 42 months from the end of the midst of the 7 year Tribulation. This is showing that there are two parts to the Tribulation, separated by this event or by the seventh seal which we read about the silence in heaven for about ½ hour. The last 42 months of the Tribulation is also called the "Great Tribulation," Gods wrath.
[b]He[/b] The anti-Christ
[b]shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,[/b] which take place in the temple. This shows that the sacrifice and oblation will restart in Jerusalem as in olden times during the first part of the Tribulation. By this and other Scriptures [b]Rev. 11:1[/b], we also note that a temple will have to be rebuilt in Jerusalem for the sacrifice and oblation during the first part of the Tribulation.
At the approximate time of the midst of the Tribulation. The Antichrist Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
[b]Dan 12:11[/b] [color=990000]And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.[/color]
I dont know where this extra 30 days comes from yet.
[b]2 Thes 2:4[/b]. [color=990000]Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.[/color]
This will have the Antichrist stop the sacrifices and oblations because he will say that there is no need for it then.
[b]and for the extremity of abominations[/b] or because of the least of the abominations being placed in the temple
[b]He[/b] the Antichrist
[b]shall make it desolate[/b] This is referred to as the "abomination of desolation," in Mt 24:15. The temple is defiled. Some kind of abomination is set up on a wing of the temple, maybe the image that he sets up. People will be required to worship him or it or be put to death-ref [b]Rev 13:14,15.[/b]
[b]even until the consummation[/b] The end
and that which is determined shall be poured [b]upon the desolate.[/b]
on the Antichrist or the temple that was made desolate is included in "that which is determined.