The Mathematics of Daniel’s Amazing 70 Weeks Vision of Governance (Christianity has never understood the Book of Daniel)
Here is the mathematics of Daniel’s amazing vision of 70 weeks of Daniel 9:24-27. This vision is broken into 483 years (49 years + 434 years) and a final 7 years period (49 + 434 + 7 = 490 after applying the well-recognized day-for- a-year principle). Daniel was writing after the downfall of Antiochus Epiphanes and had two witnesses of Jewish governance, having been plundered, the nation mourning and reconstituting itself. The first was in Ceremonial times ((Pre-exilic times, pre-Babylonian captivity, pre-chronological) and the second in Chronological time (Post-exilic, post-Babylonian captivity). Daniel brings these two traumatic experiences together into 70 weeks (three score and ten) representing each individual’s chance to develop their full sentient potential and be in likeness.
This 70 symbol follows on from Nebuchadnezzar’s dream image of Babylon (Head), Media-Persia (Belly and Thighs), Legs (Ptolemaic), Feet (Antiochus Epiphanes) and Rock (Judas Maccabees) of Daniel 2. And it also follows the images of the kingly beasts Saul (Lion), David (Leopard), Solomon (Leopard) and the diverse beast (kingdoms of Israel and Judah) of Daniel 7. The 70 weeks was a culminating image and a major transition, using human form, to explain governance’s animalistic characteristics. It is very a very realistic colorful and numerical transitional pedagogical philosophy far beyond the surreal and especially Grecian mysticism. It was the first governmental philosophy contrasted to the cosmological evolutionary creativeness from which consciousness had been drawn and nurtured.
Daniel’s vision is really the epitome, a stepping stone, of Jewish philosophy and distinguished the Hebrew community from the barbarity of surrounding nations and their chaotic attempts at waffle philosophies singing of numerous gods of all kinds. It also defined democracy in terms of freedom from being bonded from ritualistic ceremonial. It is the first attempt to synchronize logos and mythos, object to subject (the very real and at times abstract), to figuratively use numbers to portray governance that oscillated from encouraging empowerment of the human spirit to regressing back to bonding and enslavement. Reality of ceremonial times was being orally recalled and recorded in chronological time – objective recall projecting an abstract for the subjective application.
So let’s examine Daniel’s amazing confluence of numbers, governance and distinguished insight.
Pre-exilic Ceremonial Time
The record of Kings and Chronicles is in the texts of King and Chronicles. The 483 years of Daniel’s vision is as below.
Let’s count the years of kings recorded from David decree to construct the Temple: 49 ( -5) + 17 + 3 + 41 + 25 + 8 + 1 + 6 + 40 + 29 +52 + 16 + 16 + 29 + 55 + 2 + 31 +1/4 + 11 +1/4 + 11 years + 50 years of captivity = 483
The (-5) is because Shishak pillage the Temple 5 years into Rehoboam’s 17 year reign. And the 49 years (first break of Daniel 9:24-27) occurred at that time of the pillage as the first failure in governance following David’s decree.
1021 – 483 = 538 Ceremonial Years (not Chronological) when form against the warrior classes was being established in written word as a combative pedagogical weapon of an evolving society.
69 weeks = 483 years (69 X 7).
The book of Daniel is not a prophecy but a recording of the 1st Temple and 2nd Temple eras. The final 1 week of Daniel 9:24-27 is 2520 days over a seven year period (360 X 7) made up of 2300 + 10 + 210 – outline below.
Here is the absolute proof from the Testament – the Word.
Ceremonial Years and Dates of Kings of Judah from KJV
Pre-exilic: First Testament of Old Testament
69 Weeks = 483 years (Day/Year Principle)
483 Ceremonial Years (Not Chronological time)
1021 David’s command to restore and build Jerusalem 49 years (D/Y principle) 7 weeks = 49 days 1021 BC to 972 BC according to Daniel 9:24. David was said to have reigned 40 years.
976 Rehoboam – 17 years: 1 Kings 14:21 Rehoboam “reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem”
972 Rehoboam (Shishak, King of Egypt, against Jeroboam of Israel in 972, in fifth year of Rehoboam) Shishak pillages Temple
959 Abijah – 3 years: 2 Chron. 13:2 Abijah “reigned three years in Jerusalem”
956 Asa – 41 years: 2 Chron. 16:13 Asa “died in the one and fortieth year of his reign”
915 Jehoshaphat – 25 years: 2 Chron. 20:31 Jehoshaphat “reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem”
889 Jehoram – 8 years: 2 Chron. 21:5 Jehoram “reigned eight years in Jerusalem”
885 Ahaziah – 1 years: 2 Chron. 22:2 Ahaziah “reigned one year in Jerusalem”
883 Athaliah – 6 years: 2 Kings 11:3, 21 Athaliah reigned for two years in Jerusalem
877 Johoash – 40 years: 2 Kings 12:1 Joash “forty years reigned he in Jerusalem”
838 Amaziah – 29 years: 2 Kings 14:2 Amaziah “reigned twenty nine years in Jerusalem”
808 Uzziah – 52 years: 2 Chron. 26.3 Uzziah “reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem”
756 Jotham – 16 years: 2 Kings 15:33 Jotham “ reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem”
742 Ahaz – 16 years: 2 Chron. 27:8 Ahaz “reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem”
726 Hezekiah – 29 years: 2 Chron. 29:1 Hezekiah “he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem”
697 Manasseh – 55 years: 2 Chron. 33:1 Manasseh “reigned fifty and five years in Jerusalem”
642 Amon – 2 years: 2 Chron. 33:21 Amon “reigned two years in Jerusalem”
640 Josiah – 31 years: 2 Chron. 34:1 Josiah “reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty years”
Josiah’s good reforms, 625 BC
609 Jehoahaz – ¼ year 2 Chron. 36:2 Jehoahaz “he reigned three months in Jerusalem”
609 Jehoiakim – 11 years: 2 Chron. 36:5 Jehoiakim “he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem”
606 Captivity 70
599 Jehoiachin – ¼ year 2 Chron. 36:9 Jehoiakim “reigned three months and ten days”
599 Zedekiah – 11 years: years: 2 Chron. 36:11 Zedekiah “and he reigned 11 years in Jerusalem”
588 Partial captivity
585 Captivity, completed by 585 BC Starting point to work backward with dating of kings’ reigns
538 Jews commence return under Zerubbabel 434 (62 X 7) years – 62 weeks = 434 days, 972 BC to 538 BC
538 Darius took the kingdom (Dan. 5:31) Total 483 Ceremonial Years according to Bible 483 (69 X 7) years – 69 weeks = 483 days (D/Y principle) 1021 BC – 538 BC
535–536 Cyrus’s (the anointed) decree (Ezra 1:1)
The book was open in the time of Daniel – Dan. 9:22, thanks to Gabriel. Daniel portrayed the transposition of natural evolvement from local, to national, but he had to complete a 1 week 7 days = 7 years according to day-for-a-year principle = 7 X 360 = 2520 days. Daniel knew that the world was round and that the original Ancient philosophy was based on 30 days a month or 360 days a year with intercalary adjustment necessary to fully synchronize with the cosmology. 5 months of Gen. 8 had 150 days and twelve represented the diversity of life. Dividing the year into two equal proportions of 1260 days was stating the civil had to be synchronized with the cosmological, the divine sacred that was beyond comprehension, and unnamable. It is up to us to hold the baton from sunrise to sunset.
Post-exilic Chronological Time – Daniel’s Masterpiece Completion
So let’s finalize Daniel’s amazing confluence of numbers, governance and distinguished insight into an open book.
Daniel second recollection, of Jewish governance and the aggression of surrounding nations, was contemporary with his time. He had the books of Maccabees and Ezekiel’s vision of the destruction of Gog and Magog, where he foresaw Israel’s enemies destroyed and a new age of peace eventually established. Ezekiel saw Israel going astray in the second Temple era when many of the Jews joined with the forces of Alexander as recorded in the books of Maccabees. Gymnasiums were built and Greeks occupied the Temple with the consensus of many Jews. Such compromise let to the victorious battles of Antiochus Epiphanes and not until the greater victories of Judas Maccabees could old men sit in the street and sing again. Daniel knew all this history and had 2520 days to complete his 70 weeks or 490 years vision of life. He had 10 days of intense persecution recorded in Maccabees, 210 days in Ezekiel’s future vision and the balance was 8,300 that he labelled “in the midst of the week”. This completed the 70 weeks of Dan.9:24 and covered plunder, mourning and exchange. Daniel had compiled an amazing colorful histogram in numerical form and entwined it to complete his 70 weeks symbol of Dan. 9:24:
|1.||2,300 days — “in the midst of the week” — plunder (Dan. 8:14, 9:27)|
|2.||10 days — of intense persecution — mourning (1 Macc. 1:54–64)|
|3.||210 days — of burying dead — reconstitution (Ezek. 39:12)|
|Total||2,520 days (2,300 + 10 +210)|
As stated some content of this type comes from two books in existence when Daniel was written. It also is proof beyond all doubt that the center of focus of the OT was on the events of the two temple eras — and no later era. Daniel 8:14 recorded the 2,300 days of Dan. 9:27 stating it was in the “midst of the week.” Daniel 8 was speaking about the period initially of Media-Persia (the ram; Dan. 8:3) and then, in Dan. 8:5, Greece (the he goat), and Gabriel was to tell the interpretation (Dan. 8:16). Daniel had been told that the message had been understood in the time of Hezekiah (Dan. 7:10) when “judgment was set, and the book were opened.” Daniel was supplementing with numerical accuracy, the three score and ten years of opportunity, each individual’s indispensable gift.
One could ask is 2,300 days “in the midst” of 2520 days. To have an inkling of the meaning of “in the midst”, in Jewish language, other earlier statements of the phrase cast light:
- “in the midst of the Red sea” – Exd. 14:29 – this never meant right in the middle
- “in the midst of the seventh day” – Exd. 33:3 – this never meant right in the middle
- “in the midst of Egypt” – Exd. 24:16-18 – this was a generalized descriptive
- “midst of the land”- Deut. 19:2 – genalized descriptive
- “in the midst of Jordan” – Josh. 4:3 – another generalized descriptive
All of these books interlock even if blocks are moved around. The universe was holistic; the writers were in unison. The ten days of mourning symbol (15th -25th of Casleu) is given in 1 Maccabees 1:54. The book of 1 Maccabees concerns the reign of Alexander, son of Philip, the Macedonian, who reigned after the Persians and Medes and who was the first to reign over Greece. The final portion, the 210 days (30 X 7), or 7 months, of reconstitution, was a symbol of restitution, redemption or release, as recorded in Ezekiel 39. The writers never were going to spell out this mystery in one book alone. “Seek and find” was the message they conveyed. Detail is the key for a complete vision. It has eluded our Christian brothers and sisters, and was never in the same orbit with our fathers who establish content for the void of barbarity.
To see the disgraceful interpretation of Christianity go to Wikipedia who project this vision only forward to their adorable Christ and abnegate the Ancient’s construction.
And Google’s images are hilarious: