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.
grammatical 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.
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:
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 most Holy.”
the ultimate purpose of God’s covenant / pledge. In other words, a completion of God’s plan of redemption
However, 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.
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.
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
Dan. 9:27 with
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),
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
To accomplish / 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; H5413)
Daniel 9:27 Basic Literal Translation
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 / wrath.
9:27 BASIC AMPLIFIED TRANSLATION:
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
"AND 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 (7-year 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").