The Accuracy of Bible Prophecy

Recently, I was watching a program on Bible Prophecy.  There is a lot of ground to cover regarding the prophecies discussed in the segment, but today I will share one prophecy that was fulfilled with stunning accuracy.

Nehemiah 2:5-18** discusses the commandment to rebuild Jerusalem.  This was written in March 14, 445 BC.  Daniel 9:25 gives us the details on which date Jesus would be presented as the Messiah.  It is the only time that He presented himself in public as King.  Jesus entered Jerusalem triumphantly, riding on a donkey (another prophecy fulfillment**) which is known as Palm Sunday today.

Daniel 9:25

Dan 9:25

“Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command To restore and build Jerusalem Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; The streetfn shall be built again, and the wall,fn Even in troublesome times.

(9:25) Or open square
(9:25) Or moat

These are 69 weeks of years.

*  1 week  7 years

*  360 days in ancient calendar years

69 weeks x 7 years/weeks x 360 days/year = 173,880 days.

Jesus entered Jerusalem and was presented as the Messiah on April 6, 32 AD

This was exactly 173,880 days from the Daniel prophecy of March 14, 445 BC!

This prophecy was so accurate that skeptics claimed that Daniel must have been written at the time of Christ.  However, the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 revealed that Daniel was written centuries before the time of Jesus!

Today, IMHO, we don’t even need to look at history to substantiate Bible Prophecy.  Just look at the evening news.

**Further reading:

Nehemiah 2

David Guzik commentary on Nehemiah 2

What Saith the The Coming Prince Note: Text PDF.

***Zec 9:9

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your King is coming to you;
He is just and having salvation,
Lowly and riding on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.

Hat tips:

Blue Letter Bible

The Coming Prince

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