Daniel 9:26 Index
"And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined."
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"...after threescore and two weeks..."

  1. The cutting off of the Messiah would take place, not within this period, but after its completion. This expression is not intended to fix the exact time when the calamitous event of the death of the Messiah would take place. That is done in Daniel 9:27, where the event is placed "in the midst of the week." (4BC 854)

"...Messiah be cut off..."

  1. According to this prophetic statement, Messiah would not appear as the Jews expected, a glorious conqueror and emancipator. Instead, He would meet a violent death; He would be "cut off." (4BC 854)
  2. As the baptism of Christ was one sign given by Gabriel by which the Jews might have known the Messiah, so His death was a second token. One week - seven years -- remained of the allotted time for the Jewish nation. During one half of that time -- three and one-half years -- the Son of God Walked among the people. The sick were healed; He comforted the brokenhearted, and preached the gospel to the poor (Luke 4:18-19). High and low, rich and poor, alike came within the circle of His influence. (SNH 149)

"...shall destroy the city and the sanctuary..."

  1. An obliteration of the Temple and the city of Jerusalem, is here foretold. This was fulfilled by the Romans in A.D. 70. The Roman soldiers took blazing firebrands and deliberately set them in the interior woodwork of the Temple structure, with the result that it was soon utterly demolished. (4BC 854)

"...the end thereof shall be with a flood..."

  1. That is, in the sense of being overwhelming (Isaiah 8:7, 8) (4BC 854)