JEREMIAH'S PROPHECY of
JERUSALEM'S 70 YEARS OF CAPTIVITY
Jeremiah 25:8-11, Jeremiah 29:10 & II Chronicles
605 B.C. - Original
Nebuchadnezzar took temple treasuries and the seed royal including Daniel to
II Chronicles 36:6-7 and Daniel 1:1-3
597 B.C. - Nebuchadnezzar
came, took the rest of the treasuries, King Jehoiachin and 10,000
officers and chief men and carried them to
Babylon. II Kings 24:14-16
586 B.C. - Babylonians
burned Jerusalem, broke down its walls and put out the eyes of King
leaving only a remnant of the poorest class of people. II Kings 25:8-12
DANIEL - CHAPTER 9
Verse 1 - In the first
year Darius...the Medes... - 539 B.C. Darius assumed the rule of
This change of power caused Daniel to search the scriptures to
if there was any prophetic significance of the capture of Babylon
Verse 2 - 606 B.C. First
Captivity of Jerusalem
of Jeremiah's prophecy (cf above)
=536 B.C. the
prophecy should be fulfilled
536 B.C. - 49,897 return
from Babylon to Jerusalem. Zerubbabel with 42,360 Jews, 7,337
200 singers, 736 horses, 245 mules, 435 camels, 6,720 asses, 5,400 gold
OR ANOTHER WAY TO RECKON JEREMIAH'S 70 YEARS
Verse 2 - 586 B.C.
Jerusalem burned by Babylonians the temple is destroyed.
Years of Jeremiah's prophecy (cf: above)
= 516 B.C.
the prophecy of Jeremiah was fulfilled and the new temple was dedicated.
12th month March, the 3rd day, the temple is completed
7th month, they build an altar and offer sacrifices
Work on the temple begun and stopped
520 B.C. Work renewed by Haggai and Zechariah
457 B.C. Ezra returned with 1,754 males, 100 talents of gold, 750
talents of silver.
Journey took four months.
Nehemiah as governor with an army escort went to rebuild walls and
fortify the city at government expense
Note that there
is exactly 20 years in God's last warning to Judah, 606 B.C. the first
586 B.C. destruction of Jerusalem and the final captivity.
the destruction of Jerusalem
And there is exactly 20 years between the first
return in 536 B.C. and the dedication of the
Temple in 516 B.C.
Daniel's 70 Weeks of Years
The Commandment to restore and rebuild Jerusalem
decrees are mentioned in scripture:
The decree of Cyrus. II Chronicles 36:22-23, Ezra 1:1-4
B.C. The decree of Darius I. Ezra 6:1, 6:12
The decree of Artaxerxes I. Ezra 7:11-26
Artaxerxes to Nehemiah. Nehemiah 2:1-8
Daniel 9:24 weeks, i.e.
Hebrew sabbatical year or 7 full years.
7 seven weeks of sabbatical years
threescore (60 weeks of sabbatical years)
+ 2 and 2 weeks of sabbatical years
=69 weeks of sabbatical years
x 7 years each
is 483 years.
RECKONING BASED on A SOLAR CALENDAR for ALL THE
WORLD TO SEE
457 B.C. A
principal commandment to restore and rebuild Jerusalem
years i.e. 69 weeks of years or 69 x 7 = 483 years
26 A.D. The very year that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist &
-A Jewish Rabbi must be 30 to teach
B.C. Approximate date MESSIAH to be born.
Further more, within 3 ½ years (midst of week) of 26 A.D.
- in 30 A.D,
JESUS is crucified - shall MESSIAH be cut off. Daniel 9:26
He (Jesus) shall cause the sacrifice and the obligation to cease
This is the point of
the entire book of Hebrews no more blood of bulls & goats after 30AD
Abominations He (Jesus)
shall make it desolate in His
coming in the destruction of Jerusalem (last 3 ½ years) 66-70AD by Titus of
Rome. cf: Matthew 24:1ff
RECKONING BASED on a LUNAR CALENDAR SPECIFICALLY
for the JEWS
Using a 360, 12 month, 30 day calendar, Sir Robert Anderson was the first to
calculate that the 69th week would fall on Palm Sunday just before
the crucifixion in 30 A.D.