Session 7: Calculating The Sixty-Nine Sevens

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                    Decree to rebuild Jerusalem: Artaxerxes Longimanus 20th yr to Nehemiah
(Neh. 2:1-8,13,17), March 5, 444 B.C..

                    Until Messiah, presentation of Jesus as King, March 30th, A.D. 33 (Luke 19:28-40)

LUNAR YEARS (69 Sevens)

69 x 7 = 483 years, 483 years x 360 days/lunar year = 173,880 days

SOLAR YEARS (March 5, 444 B.C. to March 30, A.D. 33)

444 B.C. to A.D. 33 = 476 years (only one year between B.C. 1 and A.D. 1)

476 years x 365 days/year = 173,740 days

173, 740 days + 116 days in leap years + 25 days (March 5 - 30) = 173,880 days[1]



[1] John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck, eds., The Bible knowledge commentary (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.) Dan. 9:26.