Re: Why does the 62 weeks of Daniel 9:26 begin 407 - 400 B.C.?
I don't think Daniel 9 is about he messiah. In never uses the expression "the messiah". It says "an anointed", which sounds completely different.
Originally Posted by Daniel Gracely
It seems to me that the crux of fulfillment of Daniel's prophecy depends a lot on picking the right starting date and the right length of a year.
Anyway, the crux of the fulfillment of Daniel’s prophecy (as well as the need to explain why the "70 years" of Exile was shy by about one year) depends on whether or not the length of the year at the time of Creation, and even well past that time, was of 360 days.
Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, and declare it on the islands from afar, and say, "He Who scattered Israel will gather them together and watch them as a shepherd his flock."