According to the SDA interpretation of Daniel 9 the seventy weeks terminate in AD34.

Daniel 9:26 New King James Version (NKJV)

26 “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall [a]be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined.

Im interested especially in the destruction of the city and the sanctuary which according to them(SDA) fell during this period.

Does the destruction of the city and sanctuary take place during this period in time.

How can we understend this interpretation?

  • Can you please provide a link/quote from an official SDA source that says they believe the 70 weeks terminated in A.D. 34? – Lesley Oct 29 '18 at 16:35

Seventh Day Adventist Robert Wood gives this information on Daniel 9:26.

The “threescore and two weeks” or 434 literal years, also mentioned in the previous verse, begins after the “seven weeks” or 49 years mentioned in verse 25 which brings us to the same date, 27 A.D.[57] when Christ was anointed by baptism. Sometime after that date, Jesus would be “cut off,[58] but not for himself . . .” meaning: “He died the just for the unjust, . . . Tho innocent and undeserving of punishment, our Substitute and Surety was brought under the curse and condemnation that should have been ours.”[59]

Now, as we look back retrospectively on what happened, the same “people[60] of the prince” who were instrumental in Christ’s crucifixion in 31 A.D. also came and destroyed “the city and the sanctuary” in 70. A.D. by what Gabriel called an overwhelming “flood,” a great, irresistible army of Rome, represented by the “dreadful,” devouring, breaking, stamping “fourth beast” of Daniel 7:7, 19, 23. It was the most guilty of all “the transgressors” of Daniel 8:23 who had not yet “come to the full.” This all happened, we can suppose, mid shaft of the “legs of iron” in Daniel 2:33.

So, the “in the year 70 AD . . . The Roman army, led by the future Emperor Titus, with Tiberious Julius Alexander as his second-in-command, besieged and conquered the city of Jerusalem” which “was the decisive event in the ‘First Jewish-Roman War’ followed by the fall of Masada in 73 AD.”[61]

But, that was only the beginning of “a series of revolts by the Jews against the Roman Empire.” The second was the “Kitos War (115-117)” and the third is called the “Bar Kokhba revolt (132-135).”[62] Interestingly, the “Arch of Titus, depicting and celebrating the sack of Jerusalem and the Temple, still stands in Rome.”[63] But, in spite of the ongoing Jewish resistance even after the fall of Jerusalem, Gabriel predicted their revolts would be fruitless, observing that “desolations are determined” or decreed [64] in which their final destruction at “the end of the war” were inevitable.

Explore Daniel & Revelation

  • 1
    Alan, that link is actually about being GDPR compliant, whatever that is! – Lesley Oct 31 '18 at 14:47
  • The link is totally SDA. Look t the footnotes. there are 19 references to SDA material and 8 references to E.G. White. On the homepage, Robert Wood says " (4) As a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, I have found the writings of Ellen G. White enormously helpful... (5) You will note in my bibliographies, that I often refer to the Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary which I highly respect. " – Alan Fuller Nov 1 '18 at 15:20
  • I don't find GDPR anywhere. Maybe the link isn't working for you. – Alan Fuller Nov 1 '18 at 15:23
  • 2
    checked out the other link you provided in your comment but that also comes up with the GDPR stuff. Never mind. Have an upvote because it's Christmas. – Lesley Dec 19 '18 at 16:54
  • 1
    I dont have any problems with the links...works perfectly for me. – Adam Jan 30 at 23:36

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.