Light To The Nations
The Septuagint And The Seventy Weeks
By Pastor G. Reckart
The Septuagint Version of the Old Testament is said to have been translated about 285BC in Egypt by seventy of the greatest Jewish scholars and scribes of that day. It is claimed that the miracle of this sacred translation is that each of the 70 were isolated from one another, yet each translated the Hebrew into Greek *exactly* word for word the same, although none of the seventy talked to another of the seventy during the translation.
It is indeed remarkable that this alleged most holy Greek version of the sacred Hebrew Scriptures, is now said to be different than the current Babylonian Aramaic manuscripts used for the Jewish Bible. The idea of inerrant Scripture in every jot and tittle then has no basis of fact. We might ask, which version God had a hand in to make sure it was translated without error? The King James Version certainly cannot boast of inerrancy.
The Septuagint Greek version is the very text that Jesus and the Apostles used in establishing the New Testament Church. This being true, the text of Daniel 9:24-27, is of extreme importance. Of such importance that if it disagrees or is not the same as that in the King James Version, then the Septuagint holds greater power over the wording of the text than the KJV.
We find the KJV of the Daniel 9:24-27 text and the Septuagint text differs in important aspects and wording. Since the KJV text did not exist in the days of Jesus or the Apostles, it is the opinion of the Apostolic Messianic Fellowship that the Septuagint Version of Daniel 9:24-27 is the exact one Jesus and the Apostles would refer to in Prophetic fulfillment.
It is of extreme importance that the word *Christ* appears in the Septuagint text at Daniel 9:25 and any use of the word *Christ* by anyone expecting the fulfillment of the Messianic Hope, would be referring to the *Christ* of the Daniel 9:24-27 text in the Septuagint. For Jesus to call himself the Christ is a confession he was the Christ of Daniel's prophecy. The use of the word Christ in all of the New Testament Scriptures must first be certified to Jesus based upon his being the Christ of the Daniel text. The expose of all antichrist who would deny that Jesus was Christ come in the flesh at his first advent, is tied to the Daniel text with such force, as to damn anyone who refused to confess this with their mouth.
I now publish the text of Daniel 9:24-27 from the Septuagint so that you the reader can see for yourself that the Apostolic Messianic Fellowship does not pervert interpretation of the Scripture when we allege that the seventy weeks are completed, and that Jesus conducted his whole Ministry during the seventieth week. Dispensationalist refuse to make this text available to their believers, for fear their false teachings would be exposed. Here is the Septuagint text:
Septuagint Daniel 9:24-27:
24 Seventy weeks have been determined upon thy people, and upon the holy city, for sin to be ended, and to seal up transgressions, and to blot out the iniquities, and to make atonement for the iniquities, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal the vision and the prophet, and to anoint the Most Holy.
25 And thou shalt know and understand, that from the going forth of the command for the answer and for the rebuilding of Jerusalem until Christ the prince there shall be seven weeks, and sixty-two weeks: and then the time shall return, and the street shall be built, and the wall, and the times shall be exhausted.
26 And after the sixty-two weeks, the anointed one shall be destroyed, and there is no judgment in him: and he shall destroy the city and the sanctuary with the prince that is coming: they shall be cut off with a flood, and to the end of the war which is rapidly completed he shall appoint the city to desolations.
27 And one week shall establish the covenant with many: and in the midst of the week my sacrifice and drink-offering shall be taken away: and on the temple shall be the abomination and desolations; and at the end of the time and end shall be put to the desolation.
Fact: Christ appears in Israel after the 69 weeks are ended.
Fact: Christ appears in Israel during the 70th week.
Fact: Christ as the *anointed one* is destroyed (crucified).
Fact: The times of the Seventy Weeks time frame shall be exhausted by the time the temple is destroyed.
Fact: Jesus is the one who sends Titus to destroy the city of Jerusalem and the temple because of the abomination of desolation brought on by the Talmudic Pharisees and the Sadducees.
Fact: The Sacrifice and drink-offering were to be taken away by the finished work of Jesus as the Christ on Calvary, and as a sign of this event, the temple veil was rent. This was a warning the temple would be destroyed. It is then no small matter for Messianic Believers to preach and testify that Jerusalem and the temple were destroyed by God as a sign to all the world that Calvary and the New Testament Church replaced sacrifices, the priesthood who offered them, and the temple where they were officiated.
When dispensationalist or others corrupt and twist the KJV of the text to make the work of Jesus in ending the sacrifice and drink offerings, the work of antichrist, they are false teachers.
To make Jesus the antichrist is beyond honesty and integrity. We should look at the Septuagint version of the text and join with Jesus and the Apostles in the correct interpretation of the entire seventy weeks. The 70th week was not severed from the former 69 weeks. There is no gap between the 69th and the 70th. There is no seven years of the Law dispensation saved off the Cross by God the Father so he can used this *unused* time of the Law to redeem Israel with a red heifer and animal blood after the Church is alleged to have been secretly snatched before these seven years are to commence. The very theory that seven years were not nailed to the Cross of Jesus and the Law totally ended and abrogated, is false.
Tribulation will last only three and one half years, exactly to the day the Lord Jesus Ministered to Israel and they rejected him. And his judgment upon the world and Israel revived, will be exactly 42 months, 1,260 days, or three and one half years. Jesus began his Ministry at the age of thirty and completed it at the age of thirty three and one half years. Jesus was cut off, destroyed (destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up): there are other *destroy* versed to prove this refers to Jesus) in the midst or middle of the 70th week of Daniel. The Septuagint proves it.
Pastor G. Reckart