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Daniel’s Prayer

The Book of Daniel, Part 11

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Daniel’s Prayer : The Book of Daniel, Part 11

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Hal Smith Pennsylvania June 23, 2022

Thank you for an interesting and informative talk, Rabbi Dubov.
The 70 weeks prophecy at the end of Chapter 9 comes across as puzzling, which makes sense because you said earlier that the meaning of the calculations is rather obscure.
Verse 25 says in the JPT translation:

"And you shall know and understand that from the emergence of the word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem until the anointed king [shall be] seven weeks, and [for] sixty-two weeks it will return and be built street and moat, but in troubled times."

"The word to restore and to rebuild Jerusalem" is worth clearer specification. For example, where in Tanakh do we find a specific "word" or "decree" (davar) to specifically restore and rebuild Jerusalem? One might infer that Hashem or Cyrus gave such a decree during Cyrus' rule, but I only found explicit words/decrees to restore or rebuild the city after Cyrus' time.

Shalom. All the Best. Reply

Rolando Virginia July 22, 2015

Thank you for the fascinating lesson both of prophecy and history showing G-d's dealing with his chosen people both in the spiritual realm (prayer heard and answered) and the physical realm (exile and freedom). Reply

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