What were the beliefs regarding the total fulfillment/non total fulfillment of Daniel's 70 weeks prophecy before the Scoffield bible era?

I am especially interested in those who believed there was either 1 week or a half week left at the "end before Christ" returned.

However, I am also interested in those who believed the prophecy was totally fulfilled.

NOTE: I am looking for both early 1st century to Scofield bible opinions.

  • Do you mean for this to be equivalent to those who believed that Daniel's prophecies were fully fulfilled? – Nathaniel is protesting Sep 30 '18 at 13:33
  • Good question. None I'm aware of. – SLM Sep 30 '18 at 14:32
  • This may need to be narrowed some, as Daniel contains numerous historical prophecies. Do you want to know specifically about the 70 weeks prophecy, for example? – Bit Chaser Oct 1 '18 at 3:00
  • Disciple, yes i was. I wanted to know if we have any writings that talk about the 70 weeks. Specifically them not already being fulfilled – Crisett Oct 1 '18 at 3:04
  • I edited the question to be more specific. – Crisett Oct 1 '18 at 3:05

I can only share my understanding of the 'total fulfillment' option in your question.

A 'week' was referring to the Sabbatical cycles of seven years and 'middle of the week' was understood by the early Christian Church to be when Christ’s sacrifice took place 3½ years into the final week, resulting in the abolition of the old method of atonement. So, Jesus' ministry was between the beginning of Daniel's seventieth week when Christ was revealed, and the middle. The historian, Eusebius, put it this way:

“The prophecy of the events that happened to the Jewish nation in the intermediate period between the seven and sixty-two weeks, there follows the prophecy of the new Covenant announced by our Saviour. So, when all the intermediate matter between the seven and the sixty-two weeks is finished, there is added, "And he will confirm a covenant with many one week, and in half the week the sacrifice and the libation shall be taken away." (Eusebius, Demonstratio Evangelica, Book 8 Chapter 2)

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