According to Flavius Josephus, a first-century Jewish historian, the prophecies of Daniel were admired and studied by the political leaders of Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome. Even Titus and other Roman emperors respected the ancient prophet. Daniel’s view of the “times of the Gentiles” has thus far been fulfilled with uncanny accuracy.
Beyond his writing about the four kingdoms and the cutting off of the Messiah, Daniel focused on the roots and works of the future Antichrist. No other Old Testament prophet spent as many chapters on the “little horn” as Daniel. In fact, when John penned the Apocalypse, most of his metaphors — the beasts, 3 1/2 years timing, God’s throne, etc. — alluded to Daniel’s remarkable visions.
The prophecy of the “seventy weeks” has perplexed theologians for centuries. Many have tried to figure out the timing, but with little success. However, in this volume, you will discover that Daniel’s “weeks” were fulfilled in concert with the Sabbatical cycles, as given in the Mosaic Law. Problems with dating occurred because second-century rabbis removed 243 years from their calendar in order to cause Daniel’s prophecy to line up with Rabbi Akiva’s declaration that Bar Kokhba was the promised “star” out of Jacob. You will find that this book fills in the gaps and lays out the calendar of events in an easy-to-understand format.