Applied hermeneutics requires
a clear and literal ‘in-context’ grammatical analysis to determine a passage of scripture’s exact meaning.
The key question here is verse 27 with the words "confirm" (gabar) and "covenant" (beriyth),
wherein gabar in it’s hyphil form "Higbir" (used in original Hebrew scripture) means ‘confirm; confirm
in reference to a covenant’; and beriyth meaning a ‘pledge’ or ‘covenant’, ‘covenant
between God and man’.
It is also interesting that Gen. 15:18 uses this same
word ‘beriyth’, aka ‘covenant’ in what is now termed the ‘Abrahamic covenant’.
Verse 27 is the final 1 period of 7 left in God's pledge to Israel and Jerusalem.
In verse 24 God had determined 70 periods of 7 upon Israel and Jerusalem; and He has applied 69 of these
7s as a sign of the Messiah's coming.
interpretation and transliteration’ of Hebrew of words, applied to the remaining 1 period of 7 can only be referring
to the 70 periods of 7 covenant.
However, when verse 27 reads "He shall confirm
the covenant", this is in reference to the covenant / pledge God had made to the people (Israel), the Holy City
(Jerusalem). Obviously, God can only confirm His covenant with Israel and Jerusalem IF they existed.
This had not been the case from 70 A.D. to until the1948 formation of Israel and 1967 recapture of Jerusalem!
Now that they the people (Israel), and the “Holy City” (Jerusalem) exists, God’s’70
periods covenant / pledge’ will be completed.
I.e. Just as the first
69 periods of 7 announced the Messiah, God has now initiated a completion of His full 70 periods of 7 covenant; for the
final 1 period of 7 with His people and the Holy City:
Vs. 24b “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
This is the ultimate purpose of God’s covenant / pledge.
In other words, a completion of God’s plan of redemption for mankind!
The Pre-Trib. interpretation of the antichrist making a covenant is not supported either grammatically or hermeneutically. This is a heretical change in Scripture from the
word "confirm" to "make".
Satan cannot / would not confirm
God's pledge / covenant between God and man; as stated in verse 24 for the final 1 period of 7. This is Replacement
Theology at its worst, resulting in eliminating the most profound prophecies related to Yeshua's Return.
Can you see how satan has virtually eliminated these 2 pledges by God to Israel, through this interpretation?
There is much more to this total topic, but this is a good start.
Praying for our "rightly
dividing of the truth", that we may walk in His wisdom, led by His Spirit.
Literal Hebrew Transliteration and English Equivalent of
with Strongs References:
To confirm / strengthen a covenant (gabar; H1396) a covenant / pledge / alliance / between God and
man (beriyth; H1285), [with] many (rab; H7227), one , (echad; H259), period of seven days (shabua; H7620),
[after 3.5 years; in the] middle/midst/one-half (chetsiy; H2677) [of the 7-year period],
thank-offerings and burnt sacrificial (zebach; H2077) offerings (bloodless offerings), and meat offerings
and grain offerings to a divinity without blood (minchah; H4503) are caused to cease, (shabath;
H7673) to the extremities of the earth (knaph; H3671),
abominable / detestable things
(shiqquwts; H8251), make waste / make desolate (shamem; H8074).
/ complete destruction (kalah; H3617), to be decisive; determined/ decree / to mutilate (charats;
H2782) destroyed / made desolate (shamem; H8074) God decreed to pour out His wrath (nathak;
Daniel 9:27 Basic Literal
And God shall confirm His covenant (of 70 periods of 7 upon the people and the city of Jerusalem) with them
for 1 period of 7. In the middle of this 7-year period bloodless sacrificial offerings of thank-offerings, burnt
offerings, grain offerings and meat offerings offered to God will cease; to the ends of the earth abominable detestable
things make waste / desolate; God’s decree to accomplish complete destruction by the pouring out of His own anger
And God shall confirm His covenant of 70 periods of 7 upon the people (Israel) and the Holy City of Jerusalem
with them for 1 period of 7. In the middle of the 7-year tribulation period, offerings of praise and commitment to
God will caused to be ceased by abominable / detestable things that make desolate and wasted. All the earth will
be destroyed as decreed by God by His wrath.
9:27 EXPANDED AMPLIFIED TRANSLATION
He (God) shall CONFIRM* (strengthen) the (His) Covenant / Promise (of 70 periods of 7
- upon the people (Israel) & the city (Jerusalem) with many for one week (1 period of 7)."
(Only God can confirm the last 70th 7 of v.24) (69 -7s of v.25 related to Jesus' 1st coming) and in
the midst of the week (7yr. period) He (God) shall cause (allow) the sacrifice ** (sacrifices of praise; i.e. burnt
offerings - not blood sacrifices for sin) to cease (thru His permissive Will, allowing the antichrist’s
activities to cause "Tribulation" *** during Seals 1-6; Rev. 6 &
Mth. 24:5-29-31), and for the overspreading of abominations he (antichrist) shall make it desolate,
even until the consummation ("Day of the Lord & His Wrath" i.e. End of the Age), and that determined (God’s wrath upon breaking the 7th seal, and opening the Scroll listing the 7 trumpets
and 7 bowls of God's WRATH) shall be poured upon the desolate ( i.e. the unrepentant during "tribulation").