Strangely, desecration of the temple similar to that by Antiochus Epiphanes in the Greek Empire is perpetrated by the Jewish people themselves, resulting in the destruction of Jerusalem. But at His second coming, Jesus will return in great honor and glory Matthew The liberation through Cyrus would one day be surpassed by a far greater liberation through the suffering servant, Jesus Christ, whose work of atonement would be an ultimate jubilee.
Below we will contend that the seventy sevens of chapter 9 reach fulfillment in the vicarious death of Jesus Christ and in the destruction of the Jerusalem temple. This prophecy will be fulfilled in the last 'seven' mentioned in verse The nation has been under attack for thousands of years.
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The fifth task, seal up vision and prophecy, refers to the fulfillment of all Messianic prophecies. But the "weeks" are actually years.