03.03.04 444 B.C. Prophecy concerning Jesus and His Ministry
Previously the prophet Daniel gave a messianic prophecy related to “sixty-nine weeks” of years or 176,295 days until the coming of the Messiah. Many scholars believe the beginning time of the prophecy was with a decree given in 445 B.C. by King Artxerses. However, there were several decrees issued about this time and the difficulty scholars have is to determine from which decree should they begin to count the years.
. Some scholars reckon the number of days to be 173,880. For an exhaustive study to support this conclusion, see Gleason Archer’s study in “Daniel” in the Expositor’s Bible Commentary, 111-21.
. See 03.02.14 and Appendix 15 concerning Daniel’s prophecy.
. See last section of 03.02.14.