Daniel 9:24–27:  69 Of 70 - Weeks

Jesus' 1st Coming Prophecy


Calendar Interpretations

 Dan. 9: 24:  Seventy weeks (70 periods of 7) are determined upon the people and upon thy holy city (Jerusalem), to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

        Jesus' 1st Coming:

Vs 25:  Know 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 (69) weeks;or 69 periods of 7’s in other versions: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times.  Vs. 26: And after threescore and two (62) 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.  

Jesus 1st coming:

According to Daniel 9:24-25 a period of 69 7-year periods, or 483 Prophetic Years (69x7) would pass until the coming of the Messiah.  Biblical prophetic years are 360 days long.  See Rev. 11:2-3, 12:6 and 13:5 which indicate 42 months as equivalent to 3.5 years or 1260 days.  See also Dan. 12:7-12


Nissan 10:  Jesus' triumphant entry 

Nissan 14:  Passover / Crucifixion    (Plus 7 weeks of 7 days + 1 day = 50; aka Pentecost)

Nissan 16:  Jesus' Resurrection              

Sivan     6:  Pentecost  (Nissan 1 plus 66 days) 


Gregorian calendar

69 periods of 7 years;  69 x 7 = 483 prophetic years

483 years x 360 days per prophetic year = 173,880 prophetic calendar days.

"King Artexerxes decreed in the month of Nissan, the order to restore and rebuild Jerusalem." (Neh. 2:1-8).  This may have been on the 1st day of the Jewish month Nissan in 445 BC.   173,880 prophetic calendar days later is  30 A.D. as prophesied; includes year zero.

(A.D. dates adjusted to our Gregorian calendar of 365.242 days per astronomical year.* 173,880 / 365.2422 = 476 years and 25 days; Nissan 25, 32 AD.   Gregorian calendar years; 445 + 30 = 476)


Lunar Calendar with Leap Years Interpretationt

Lunar Cycle Calculations  =  477 years + 50 days.

1 leap month of 29 days is added 7 times over a 19-year cycle.  This equals 203 days. 

1 – 19 year cycle  x 354 days per lunar cycle = 6,726 days total

1 leap month (29 days)  x 7 per 19-year cycle = 203 days total

A total 6924 days per 19-year cycle including Adar II as a leap month of 29 days.

By adding 7 leap months per 19-year cycle = 6,924 days per 19-year cycle.

173,880 prophetic days divided by 6,924 days per 19-year lunar cycle, including leap months equals 25.11265 cycles of 19 years 6,924 days per 173,880 days.


6924 days per 19-year cycle x 25.11265 = 173,880 days

6924 / 19 = 364.42105 solar days per year

25.11265 cycles of 19 years = 477.140 years at 364.42105 days / yr;  + .140 year equals 50 days; 477 years & 50 days.

25.11265 cycles x 6924 days (per cycle of 19 years) = 173,880 days


A lunar cycle applied to the prophetic days of 173,880 = 477 years and 50 days

445 BC + 477years + 50 days = 31 AD + 1 month  + 20 days  ( including 1 year for the zero year)



SIR ROBERT ANDERSON calculations of Daniel 9:24-26 70-Weeks Prophecy

Regarding the first 69 Periods of 7 is IN ERROR:

According to his own conclusion 173,880 DAYS, equate to 476 Gregorian calendar years plus 25 days.  

Daniel’s prophecy was 476 Gregorian calendar years plus 25 days from the time the order was given by King Artexerxes in the month of Nissan, unto the coming of the Messiah per Neh. 2:1,8. 

However, with, Passover on the 14th day of Nissan,  25 days  prior to Passover is Adar 15; obviously NOT in the month of Nissan. In other-words, Artexerxes would have been giving his order  on Adar 15, NOT in the month of Nissan per Neh. 2:1,8. 

Put another way:  Nissan 1, 445 BC + 476 Gregorian calendar years +  25 days =  Nissan 25, 30 AD -  A date of no significance.

Therefore SIR ROBERT ANDERSON calculations of Daniel 9:24-26 is IN ERROR by erroneously subtracting 25 days due to a lunar moons adjustment; which consequently is no longer 173,880 days per Daniel's prophecy.




A Biblical year is a Lunar (moon) Calendar 354 days long.  The Biblical Calendar for feasts is initiated by the first sliver of a new moon, and marks the beginning of a month, which is always a sabbath, and the 1st day of the month (even when a leap month is added) ; thereby determining when the feasts will be held per Leviticus Chapter 23. Consequently, the feasts always fall on the same day of the week every year   See Feasts Calendars file.  Note: The Biblical calendar year spans the Gregorian calendar years from the first month of Nissan; in approximately April or May.

In contrast to the Jewish Calendar year averages  363.3 days per year; comprised of 12 lunar months with 29.530573496 astronomical days per month; for a 354 day year; except on leap years where an extra month is added in to adjust to solar reckoning:  To approximately adjust to a solar calendar, a leap month called Adar II comprised of 29 days, is added on: the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th, 14th and 17th year based upon a 19 year cycle.  . This calendar is often (incorrectly) called a “lunar /solar” calendar.  Unfortunately it is neither, or a correct hybrid.

In contrast to a Solar Calendar of 365.2422 days per year (Today’s Gregorian Calendar) 30.43685 astronomical days, per month, average.  Note: the Gregorian calendar replaced the earlier, less accurate Julian calendar.

Jewish Calendaring of Feasts today: Today’s Jewish calendars superimpose a 354 day lunar calendar (Including a leap month Adar II) onto the Gregorian calendar of 365.2422 days per year.  Consequently the feasts then fall on a different day each year; rather than on the same day when based on a lunar calendar; as God had ordained in Leviticus 23. 

Christian Calendaring of feasts, such as the “Feast of Passover”; aka Crucifixion of Jesus”, or the “Feast of Weeks”; aka “Easter, or the “Feast of Weeks”; aka Pentecost.  The Christian calendaring of these feasts is also inaccurate; this is due to the overlaying of a lunar calendar, on top of a modern Gregorian calendar, then purposefully adjusting the feasts to fall on predetermined days;  i.e. the Crucifixion on Passover to be on a Friday.

In contrast to the Biblical Prophetic Calendar of 360 days per year.  See Rev. 11:2-3, 12:6, 13:5 and Dan. 12:7-12 which indicate 42 months as equivalent to 3.5 years or 1260 days; 360 days per year (also used by Babylonians)  This is the calendar used in prophecy of Jesus 1st coming in Daniel 9:24-26,  then reconciled with the other calendaring methods mentioned:



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