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The continuity of Daniel’s time prophecies

July 8, 2012

The continuity of Daniel’s time prophecies is illustrated when the prophecies of Daniel 2, 7 and 9 are compared. The image representing successive kingdoms in the prophecy of chapter 2 is continuous. The four periods of seven times mentioned in Leviticus 26 also represent a continuous time of punishment for Israel. In the table below Daniel’s prophecies are compared with the four periods of seven times of Leviticus 26.

Daniel 2 Daniel 7 Leviticus 26 Daniel 9
Thou art this head of gold.
lion 7 times 70 years exile
And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee
bear 7 times
(7 x 19 years)
7 weeks (of leap years) from Cyrus’ decree in 538 BC to 405 BC
7 times
(7 x 62 years)

62 weeks
405 BC to 28 AD
and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.

And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

Christ’s kingdom
And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

a terrible beast with 10 horns

a little horn with eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth speaking great things against the Most High arises among the ten horns of the beast and it makes war against the saints for ‘a time, times and a half’
7 times 1 week

it began 28 AD and extends to the end of the age

the 70th week consists of two parts: the 3 ½ year ministry of Jesus plus ‘a time, times and a half.’

Jesus confirms his covenant for one week


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