Mr Don Preston
The Atonement was confined to the 70 weeks. But, the Atonement was not completed at the Cross!
Positing the end of the seventy weeks of Daniel 9 destroys the festal references in the text.
Did the OT use the language of imminence to speak of things hundreds of years away, thus negating objective imminence?
Revelation gives us powerful confirmation of the festal connections in Daniel 9-- demanding that the 70 weeks ended in AD 70.
James helps us confirm the "gap" in Daniel 9!!
The forty year "Gap" in Daniel 9 is based squarely on the Festal Calendar- and fully supported by the NT!
Daniel 9 posits the beginning of the festal calendar by referencing the death of Jesus (Passover). And leads inexorably to the rest of the feast days.
Brock Hollett claims that Christ's "thief coming" negates the language of Imminence. But that is false!
Jesus was the Passover sacrifice. Daniel 9 foretold the death of Jesus as Passover! Therefore, the Feast Days are fundamental to the 70 Weeks!
I suggest that Daniel 9:24-27 is based squarely on Israel's festal calendar, and that means the 70 weeks ended in AD 70!
The Jewish Festal Calendar should control our understanding of Daniel 9.
"Messiah shall be cut off and have nothing" Is this a prediction of Jesus' failure to establish the kingdom?