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Times and weeks in Daniel 9 and Leviticus 26

January 27, 2011

The periods of “seven times” mentioned in Leviticus 26 correspond to the 70 years of the exile in Babylon, plus the three sections of the 70 weeks of Daniel 9. The units of “times” vary in each of the “seven times.” The correspondence is illustrated in the chart below. No gaps can exist in the 70 weeks, and they are fulfilled at the end of the age.

A chart of the 7 times of Leviticus 26 and the 70 weeks

First 7 times
Lev. 26:18
70 years of exile in Babylon
2 Chronicles 36:17-23; Jeremiah 25:11-12; Jeremiah 29:10
Second 7 times
Lev. 26:21
7 weeks, Daniel 9:24-27
Units are leap years; years of 13 months
7 x 7 leap years = 133 years
538-405 BC
Third 7 times
Lev. 26:24
62 weeks, Daniel 9:24-27
62 x 7 years = 434 years
405 BC – 28 AD
Fourth 7 times
Lev. 26:28
1 week, Daniel 9:24-27
Christ confirms the covenant for 1 week, having two parts: Jesus’ ministry on earth, plus a symbolic half-week, represented by ‘a time, times, and a half,’ Revelation 12:14; 1,335 days, Daniel 12:12; 1,290 days, Daniel 12:11; 42 months, Revelation 11:2, 13:5; 1,260 days, Revelation 11:3, 12:6. The last half-week spans the whole time from 30 AD to the end of the age
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