I thought it be good to take another look at Daniel's seventy weeks. For the simply reason many of us have change in time how we view them.
- First there have been the question should there be any gaps or should it be a continually weeks?
But lets first say it was told to Daniel in three parts one of 7 x week = 49 and 62x week = 434 and the final week of 1 x week =7. Which add up to the 7+62+1= 70 .
Here I've taken Joe's [TheForgiven] point of view.
7 x 7 = 49 years = start / completion of city and temple
62 x 7 = 434 years = from temple to Anointment of Christ (Baptism)
7 x 1 - 7 = 3 1/2 years Christ ministry, 3 1/2 year Jewish confirming (Gospels through signs and wonders)
Now if one would add the years to this formular it would be as this:
457BC to restore the city and walls (-7) 450BC
450BC to the Messiah the Prince (-434) 26CE
26EC to the middle of that week of the cross (-3.5) 29.5/30CE
In this view one sees what Daniel said concerning the 'week' of verse 27 as then final 70th week of which in the middle Christ is on the cross and the remaining 3.5 of that final week is confirming the gospel to the Jewish nation.
Also in this view one would also be saying that the sacrifice and the oblation to cease. That would be seen not of the literal taken away of the daily, but by the vail been torn and Jesus anointed as the most Holy. And it shall remain this way to the very end and the end of the war desolations are determined. So the final half of the seventy weeks ends around 33AD and it remains until the city and sanctuary is destroyed in 70AD.
Now some here see it much different. Some see the 'week' with a gap of 2000 years and some see that 'week' of Daniel 27 as the final week of the end as in the destruction of the city Jerusalem. Separating the 70 weeks from the end time which would also have a week in determining Judgment on Jerusalem.
The reason I mention these is becasue at one time I saw and understood in these points of views.
So in determining for me one key point is how do we determine the 'he' that confirmed the covenant in the midst of the final week?! To me this has to be referring to Christ on the cross with in the final seventh week.
How to do see this?