Seventy Weeks?

Instead of the 3 to 3 1/2 years that is so often taught?

This is a study of the Year of the favor of YHWH, or as some know it, the acceptable year of the Lord … from the KJV. This seems to be more true to what the Word of YHWH says (we will not be totally sure until we all know the TRUTH)

For Tziyon’s sake I will not be silent,
for Yerushalayim’s sake I will not rest,
until her vindication shines out brightly
and her salvation like a blazing torch.
The nations will see your vindication
and all kings your glory.
Then you will be called by a new name
which Adonai himself will pronounce.
You will be a glorious crown in the hand of Adonai,
a royal diadem held by your God.
Yesha’yahu/Isaiah 62:1-3

Yeshua returned to the Galil in the power of the Spirit, and reports about him spread throughout the countryside. He taught in their synagogues, and everyone respected him. Now when he went to Natzeret, where he had been brought up, on Shabbat he went to the synagogue as usual. He stood up to read, and he was given the scroll of the prophet Yesha‘yahu. Unrolling the scroll, he found the place where it was written,

“The Spirit of Adonai is upon me;
therefore he has anointed me
to announce Good News to the poor;
he has sent me to proclaim freedom for the imprisoned
and renewed sight for the blind,
to release those who have been crushed,
to proclaim a year of the favor of Adonai.”[Isaiah 61:1–2; 58:6]
Luke 4:14-19

NOTE: Yeshua quoted Isaiah 62:1 and the first half of verse 2 in Luke 4:18-19.

When I was growing up, these two scriptures confused me. There are many that teach the ministry of Yeshua was 3 to 3½ years long.

From what I have learned throughout the years is that Matthew, Mark, and Luke give a continual time line that shows an overlapping of just one year. The problem is the book of John which has an extra Pesach (Passover). First we need to look at the description of what the Passover Lamb should be in years.

The above graph is from the 4 Gospels – 4 accounts of a 1 year Ministry website.

Speak to all the assembly of Isra’el and say, ‘On the tenth day of this month, each man is to take a lamb or kid for his family, one per household — except that if the household is too small for a whole lamb or kid, then he and his next-door neighbor should share one, dividing it in proportion to the number of people eating it. Your animal must be without defect, a male in its first year, and you may choose it from either the sheep or the goats. Sh’mot/Exodus 12:3-5

Now lets look at the verses in the book of John that speak about Pesach and the other feast of YHWH that Yeshua attended.

It was almost time for the festival of Pesach in Y’hudah, so Yeshua went up to Yerushalayim. Yochanan/John 2:13

Now while Yeshua was in Yerushalayim at the Pesach festival, there were many people who “believed in his name” when they saw the miracles he performed. Yochanan 2:23

Some time later, Yeshua went over to the far side of Lake Kinneret (that is, Lake Tiberias), and a large crowd followed him, because they had seen the miracles he had performed on the sick. Yeshua went up into the hills and sat down there with his talmidim. Now the Judean festival of Pesach was coming up; so when Yeshua looked up and saw that a large crowd was approaching, he said to Philip, “Where will we be able to buy bread, so that these people can eat?” Yochanan 6:1-5

(The road distance between Tiberius and Jerusalem is 100.7 miles. According to John 6, Yeshua traveled by boat with His Apostles, north from Tiberius to Capernaum.)

Pesach was supposedly near but Yeshua was not in a hurry to get to Jerusalem? The lake of Kinneret is the Sea of Galilee, which is 100 miles away from Jerusalem. In those days, it took days to travel 100 miles. In John 2, when it was almost time for Pesach, Yeshua did not waste any time in going to Jerusalem. In chapter 6, it seems like Yeshua could care less (this could not have happened), teaching the people instead.

Yeshua answered them, “Didn’t I choose you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is an adversary.” (He was speaking of Y’hudah Ben-Shim‘on, from K’riot; for this man — one of the Twelve! — was soon to betray him.)  Yochanan 6:70-71

If John 6:4 is really before Pesach, as it says, the betrayal of Yeshua would be more than a year away and would not be soon. Yet here is what John 7:2 says:

But the festival of Sukkot in Y’hudah was near; Yochanan 7:2

Then there is Hanukkah:

Then came Hanukkah in Yerushalayim. It was winter, Yochanan 10:22

Then came Pesach when Yeshua became the Pesach Lamb.

The Judean festival of Pesach was near, and many people went up from the country to Yerushalayim to perform the purification ceremony prior to Pesach. Yochanan 11:55

From this verse through chapter 19 the book of John is speaking about the last Pesach Yeshua spent here on earth.

Six days before Pesach, Yeshua came to Beit-Anyah, where El‘azar lived, the man Yeshua had raised from the dead; Yochanan 12:1

It was just before the festival of Pesach, and Yeshua knew that the time had come for him to pass from this world to the Father. Having loved his own people in the world, he loved them to the end. Yochanan 13:1

They led Yeshua from Kayafa to the governor’s headquarters. By now it was early morning. They did not enter the headquarters building because they didn’t want to become ritually defiled and thus unable to eat the Pesach meal. Yochanan 18:28

When Pilate heard what they were saying, he brought Yeshua outside and sat down on the judge’s seat in the place called The Pavement (in Aramaic, Gabta); it was about noon on Preparation Day for Pesach. He said to the Judeans, “Here’s your king!” Yochanan 19:13-14

That is not all, there are more verses that have multiple meanings from the Tanakh:

“Seventy weeks have been decreed for your people and for your holy city for putting an end to the transgression, for making an end of sin, for forgiving iniquity, for bringing in everlasting justice, for setting the seal on vision and prophet, and for anointing the Especially Holy Place. Know, therefore, and discern that seven weeks [of years] will elapse between the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Yerushalayim until an anointed prince comes. It will remain built for sixty-two weeks [of years], with open spaces and moats; but these will be troubled times.Then, after the sixty-two weeks, Mashiach will be cut off and have nothing. The people of a prince yet to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary, but his end will come with a flood, and desolations are decreed until the war is over. He will make a strong covenant with leaders for one week [of years]. For half of the week he will put a stop to the sacrifice and the grain offering. On the wing of detestable things the desolator will come and continue until the already decreed destruction is poured out on the desolator.” Dani’el 9:24-27

Looking at the seventy weeks in another way. The time from the start of the ministry of Yeshua to when He rode in to Jerusalem on the donkey would have been sixty-two weeks. The week Yeshua was crucified, this came at the middle of one week, on the fourth day. When Yeshua rose from the dead at the end of Shabbat, this began the seven weeks or forty-nine days to Shavuot.Daniel 9:24 has a few other meanings but also speaks of the YEAR OF THE FAVOR OF YHWH, (Seventy weeks).

Moreover, dear friends, do not ignore this: with the Lord, one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day[Psalm 90:4
Kefa Bet/2 Peter 3:8

Looking at when Yeshua died on the cross, it was the end of the fourth millennium, the middle of week of the Creator’s calendar. Daniel 9:24-27 has more then one meaning. There are three different meanings that I know of, there maybe more. There is the one that most often is looked at; the building of the Temple and Yeshua confirming it. Then there is the meaning referred to above. The last one was believed to have started in 1947-48 … we will see if that is true are not, that would end in 2017-18.

After looking at John chapter 6 more closely, verse 4 was either added or changed from its original text, after the book was finished. This day, more then likely, was the Day or Feast of Trumpets, described in Leviticus 23:24.

“Tell the people of Isra’el, ‘In the seventh month, the first of the month is to be for you a day of complete rest for remembering, a holy convocation announced with blasts on the shofar. Vayikra/Leviticus 23:24

Yeshua kept all the feasts of YHWH, He had too, for if He didn’t He would have been going against the Word; which He is.

Note: The theme of a literal 70 week ministry revealed in the chronology of Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John; is based largely upon a series of video presentations, “The Jonah Code” – part 1 of 5, 2 of 5, 3 of 5, 4 of 5, & 5 of 5, by Michael Rood.


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