John and Doves,
Brother Ray, your interpretation may be right, as far
as it goes.
don't forget that many prophecies have both a near and a far
purpose of the near fulfillment is to give weight and definition to the
fulfillment of that very same passage. In other
words, time is heliacal in nature,
many large helices intersecting many smaller ones. The actual,
complete nature of
is impossible to discuss more fully with the words at hand.
heart, God's Word is true, and the zeal of the LORD will accomplish His
[Isaiah 9:7] His Word never returns
void. [Isaiah 55:11]
Ray Schulz (15 Feb
Interpretation Of Daniel 9:27"
To the Five
This note suggests a new and different way of explaining Daniel
9:27. I believe the key to understanding Daniel 9:27 is to realize that the
terms "one week" and "midst of the week" found in the KJV refer to a week of
days, and not to a week of years. Therefore in sharp contrast to previous
interpretations, this verse clearly prophesies the final week of the earthly
ministry of Jesus Christ.
"And 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." (Daniel 9:27, KJV)
The Hebrew word shabua
translated into English as "week" simply indicates a group of seven items.
Just as we use our word dozen when we refer to a group of twelve, like a dozen
eggs or a dozen years, Jews of those times commonly counted by groups of
seven. Since the Hebrew word is exactly the same in Daniel 9:27 as it was
earlier in Daniel 9:24-25, we must rely on the context of the passage to
understand whether it means seven days or seven weeks. Obviously verses
9:24-26 use the word "week" to represent seven years, just as we have always
understood it. However, because of the context of verse 9:27 I am convinced
the use of the word "week" shifts in that verse to mean a week of seven
Accordingly, the "covenant" noted in Daniel 9:27 refers to the
New Covenant, the covenant between God and the "many" followers of Jesus
Christ who believe on Him. The New Covenant was "confirmed" during the seven
days of the Holy Week (the "one week") which began with Christ's triumphal
entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and ended at nightfall of the Sabbath on
the evening before His resurrection.
The actual transition from the Old
Covenant to the New Covenant happened in "the midst of the week," the final
few days of the Holy Week that included the last supper in the upper room,
Christ's trials, the crucifixion, and the Sabbath day that preceded Christ's
The phrase, "he shall cause the sacrifice and the
oblation to cease" is a revelation that in the New Covenant, Christ will do
away with the animal sacrifices and the other temple offerings that were so
important in the Old Covenant.
This note was extracted from my new
article "The Revelation Of The Weeks" which you can access through the
Look Up! Ministries