SHARED. Week 70. Why the title.STUDY by Fabian Massa.

Translated with Google Translator.


The "Week 70" is the last week of year prophecy told in Chapter IX of the book of Daniel. To understand the prophecy is necessary to understand the historical context and the biblical Daniel IX.

A. A little history

In 538 B.C. the army of Cyrus king of Persia, who had conquered the territories of territories of Media [1], Syria and Lidia [2] laid siege to the city of Babylon. According to Herodotus [3], on the night of October 12, 539 BC, Nabonidus was killed [4]. The priests of Marduk Nabonidus betrayed (2nd Lord of the Kingdom because the Lord was Nabopolassar 1) and opened all the doors inside the streets overlooking the river [5], having walls with doors on both sides of the Euphrates, likewise also the palace gates were left open, so that the city was accessible everywhere.Gobrias [6], general Persian exerted, without battle entered [7] [in Babylon on 12 October 539. C., Cyrus arriving several days later. Dario [8] was appointed governor of Babylon, and was appointed deputy governors in the provinces under. For the conquest of Babylon, Cyrus had the Babylonian priesthood substantial support, he was faced with Nabonidus because of his religious reforms.

Daniel related the fall of Babylon to the exile of the Jewish people. The Jews had been deported to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC In the book of Jeremiah 39.1 - 2 we read: "In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came with all his army against Jerusalem and besieged it. Eleven In Zedekiah, in the fourth month, on the ninth day of the month, a breach was made in the city and all the princes of the king of Babylon came in it ... "Jeremiah had prophesied that the people of Judah would happen 70 years [9] in exile to serve the king of Babylon (Jeremiah 25.11).

The text relates that Daniel was praying, confessing the sins of the Jewish nation and asking God's forgiveness when the angel Gabriel appears to him in vision and explains things to come:

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