The Seventy Weeks of Daniel

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The Seventy Weeks of Daniel






The Seventy Weeks of Daniel

Task 1: Annotated Bibliography   

The biblical seventy weeks of Daniel identified the key events in the life of the Israelites. This prophecy also had significant effects on the welfare of the church as it determined major events including its inception. Seemingly, the life and works of Jesus are also defined in terms of this prophecy.

Anderson, R. (2007). The coming prince: The marvelous prophecy of Daniel’s seventy weeks concerning the antichrist. USA: Cosimo Classic

The author strongly believes that the bible is the word of God that can not be compromised or argued about. He explores the prophecies of Daniel as presented in the Old Testament. He indicates that this is a typical example of an early apocalyptic philosophy that informs Christians about what they need to expect in future. He maintains that Christ was the prophesied messiah who had a mission to fulfill on this earth. He uses mathematic calculations to analyze the prophecies of Daniel regarding Jesus Christ. According to him, we are currently in the second half of the seventy years that were prophesied. This book was insightful because it presents a different perception of the prophecy as compared to the other authors. It can therefore be effectively employed in counter arguments regarding he actual period that was highlighted in Daniel’s prophecy. For this reason, it was considered suitable for the study. Its in text citation would be Anderson (2007).

Bosanquet, J. (2009). Daniel’s prophecy of the seventy weeks, interpreted by a layman. USA: BiblioBazaar

The author posits that the seventy weeks prophecy of Daniel constitutes one of the biblical mysteries that have attracted various scholars. The author indicates that the prophecy was closely related to the events of the New Testament.  It prophesied the birth as well as life of Jesus Christ. Most importantly, the author indicates that this study detailed the future experiences of the Israelites. He indicates that the implications of the book of Daniel to Christianity are wide ranging. In essence, the author provides distinct calculation of the years basing on the figures provided as well as the events that have already occurs. This book is important for this study because it informs the reader about the actual figures and enables the audience to understand their implications. The correct in text citation for the book would be Bosanquet (2009).

Camping, H. (1979). The seventy weeks of Daniel nine. USA: Family Stations.

The author attempts to give an individual interpretation of this prophecy. He considers the Jewish interpretation to be the most ideal as well as accurate. According to him, the first sixty two weeks have been separated form the rest of the weeks as highlighted by the King James Version. He argues that the conclusion of Christians regarding this prophecy is incorrect because their sixty nine weeks have not been divided in two parts. In essence the author provides a Jewish interpretation of this prophecy and compares it to the Christian version. The comparative study underscores the differences between the two interpretations and based on the scripture, it gives the audience a chance to make an individual interpretation. This book was considered useful for this study because it provides vital information regarding the prophecy as well as the varied perceptions of two important religious groups. The correct in text citation for it is Camping (1979)

Gingrich, R. (1985). The seventy weeks of Daniel. USA: Riverside Press.

Literarily, the author argues that this prophecy constitutes the reply of angel Gabriel to Daniel. He cites that this prophecy constitutes one of the Jewish accounts regarding Christian eschatology history. The text according to the author underscores how Daniel records the response that he gets form the angel regarding the timing of vital events that would characterize the future of the Israelites.  He indicates that the first sixty nine yeas would come to pass but the 70th week would represent a period of eternity. The book was considered very important for the study because it gives a comprehensive account of the biblical version of the prophecy. The explanations are comprehensive enough to be understood by individuals with varied religious background. In this regard, the book can be effectively employed by an academic audience. This would be useful in providing important back ground information about the study.  The in text citation for the study is Gingrich (1985).

Kalafian, M. (1991). The prophecy of the seventy weeks of the book of Daniel: A critical review of the prophecy as viewed by three major theological interpretations and the impact of the book of Daniel to Christology. USA: University Pr of Amer

The author ascertains that biblical prophecies are very important to cultural interest in the future. His study analyzes the prophetic perspectives that have been put forth by three main Christian theologists. These include the premillennial theology that explores the 69 weeks that it considers have already been fulfilled and this 70th week that is yet to be fulfilled. The amillennial perspective on the other hand concurs that indeed, the first sixty nine weeks have already been fulfilled. However, it indicates that the 70th week is also already fulfilled but has been extended to a time of eternal state. The higher critic perception on the other hand opposes any Christological interpretation regarding this prophecy and maintains that the entire prophecy was fulfilled during the second century before the birth of Christ. This book was considered important for this study because it provides an in depth evaluation of the aspects pertaining to the seventy weeks.

Layman, L. & Bosanquet, J. (2009). Daniel’s prophecy of the seventy weeks (1836). USA: Kessinger Publishing.

The authors begin by detailing the prophecy as it is presented in the bible. They cite that chapter nine verses twenty five mark the onset of the seventy weeks chronological unfolding. They proceeds to exploring the concept of seven weeks and highlights that the seventy weeks were further divided in seven weeks, one week and sixty two weeks.  The first sixty two weeks and seven weeks were fulfilled during the time of Jesus and are recorded in the book of Luke. The book then posits that the end would be characterized by war and destruction. Certainly, the book provides a clear relationship between the events of the old and new testament as presented in the prophecy. It was considered vital for this study because of its compressive and harmonic analysis of the relative prophecies. Its in text citation is Layman and Bosanquet (2009)

McClain, A. (1986). Daniel’s prophecy of the 70 weeks. USA: Zondervan

The author explores the prophecy of the seventy weeks in detail. He underscores the relationship between the Old Testament prophecy and the New Testament activities that Christ engaged in. he underscores the importance of both the second and first coming of Christ and establishes a relationship between these two occurrences. According to him, there is a gap of close to 2000 years that is not accounted for by the Prophet Isaiah. He therefore argues that there is likely to be a gap between the 69th and 70th week of Daniel. Unlike other others, McClain provides both the arguments of reformed eschatology and dispensational eschatology. He provides vital illustrations or demonstrations from the scripture to accredit his preposition. The scripture passage provides important information to the reader regarding the seventy weeks prophecy. His illustrations go a long way in accrediting the information that he provides abut various issues. The correct in text citation would be Daniel (1986).

Seed, H. (2007). Future history: Understanding the book of Daniel and end times prophecy. USA: New Song Press.

In this study, the author explores the fascinations as well as mysteries of the life of Daniel and the relative prophecies of the end time. He provides a comprehensive detail of the life of various individuals as well as the events that occur during this period in time. He uses various references to primary as well as secondary documents and succeeds in convincing the audience about his arguments. He indicates that of the twelve chapter that are found in the biblical book of Daniel, seven of these are prophetic. According to the author, Daniel predicts the rise as well as the fall of Rome, Greece, Persia and Babylon through dreams. This book was considered important for this study because of its detail of the book of Daniel. Besides exploring the prophecies, it delves deeper into other chapters that are also important for this study. Its in text citation is Seed (2007).

Showers, R. (1982). The most high God: A commentary on the book of Daniel. USA: The friends of Israel Gospel Ministry.

The author identifies the relationship between the book of Daniel and the revelation. He begins by providing a distinct over view off the prophecy of Daniel. His review of the history of Daniel indicates that God is not only mighty but also very strong. The author provides a commentary on each verse in the book of Daniel. He indicates that although certain chapters such as chapter seven, two and nine do not directly focus on prophecy, they are vital for understanding the life of Daniel as well as the time that Christ would return. The book also integrates perceptions from different documents and analyzes them. This plays an important role in enhancing its objectiveness and overall credibility. It is for this reason that it was considered important for this study. Its correct in text citation is Showers (1982).

Walvood, J. (1989). Daniel: The key to prophetic revelation. USA: Moody Publishers

The author explores the prophecies of Daniel with respect to the current archeological evidence. His study found out that the prophecies of Daniel are sound and genuine. It evaluates various historical inaccuracies that are ingrained in the modern day interpretations. Also, it analyzes the apocryphal phrases that seem very difficult to interpret. The author bases his interpretations of key activities and events on the background events that anchor the biblical history. Furthermore, he considers the future fulfillments of distinct prophecies that were put forth by Daniel. The au.............

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