I was invited by a friend to come and hear a ‘guest speaker’ visiting our local town, where that evening he’ll be conversing on the subject of eschatology, and would be focusing on the Book of Daniel. Naturally, I was intrigued and did some background research on this scholar’s podcast from the Church he was attending… only to become disappointed as he advocated ‘Interpretation Six’ of the Daniel 9 Prophecy.
Thought this might be helpful for those wanting to know the ruler-ship years of some of the Old Testament Kings: from King Solomon (Israel) through to King Darius (Persia). It will be different to what Google says as Scholars have adopted a chronology based upon other historical documents in front of them (e.g. Herodotus), which has unfortunately influenced our understanding of biblical literature. The following is a chronology taken straight from the Bible only:
I must say I was initially intrigued with this new interpretative view, as it advocated patterns within other timelines. Put simply, this exposition argues that a “week” (“shabuwa”) refers to the Pentecost “Feast of Seven Days” celebrated every year (as spoken of in Deuteronomy 16). And because this “Feast of Week” is an annual event, it is therefore believed that the “70 weeks” of the Daniel 9 prophecy equates to a literal “70 years” (i.e. a ”week” means a “year”). And so, seeing that this viewpoint is unique, I have performed an intensive exegesis on this particular interpretation… only to find that it too has stretched the facts, which consequently forces it to join the abyss of other bias arguments.