posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 12:01 PM
Gabriel further said to Daniel: “After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing.” (Daniel 9:26) It
was sometime after the end of the ‘seven plus sixty-two weeks and into the start of the last week,’ actually about three and a half years
afterward, that Christ was cut off in death on a torture stake, giving up all that he had which was materially nothing nor did he have a stable home
for himself, as a ransom for mankind. (Isaiah 53:8; Luke 9:58)
Evidence indicates that the first half of the “week” was spent by Jesus in the ministry. On one occasion, likely in the fall of 32 C.E as he was
speaking, gave an illustration apparently speaking of the un-repentant Jewish nation as a non-producing fig tree (compare Matthew 17:15-20; 21:18, 19,
43) that had borne no fruit for “three years.” The vinedresser said to the owner of the vineyard: “Master, let it alone also this year, until I
dig around it and put on manure; and if then it produces fruit in the future, well and good; but if not, you shall cut it down.” (Luke 13:6-9) He
may have referred here to the time period of his own ministry to that unresponsive nation, which ministry had continued at that point for about three
years and was to continue into a fourth year.
Messiah was indeed cut off within that time. Counting from the start of the second month of the secular Jewish calendar: 2. Bul (October-November), 3.
Chislev (November-December), 4. Tebeth (December-January), 5. Shebat (January-February), 6. Adar (February-March), 7. Nisan (March-April) Jesus was
killed or cut off in death Nisan 14, 33 C.E.; exactly 6 months into the new year or 3 years 6 months into the final week or to the middle of the