The very brief but famous prophecy of the seventy weeks, recorded in Daniel 9:24-27, has always been a focus of interest to interpreters of the Word, regardless of their theological bias. Probably no single prophetic utterance is more crucial in the fields of biblical interpretation, apologetics, and eschatology.
A proper understanding of the seventy weeks of Daniel not only safeguards the Christian against the elaborate guess-work of those who persist in setting dates for the Lord's return, but also furnishes the infallible key to the real chronology of all New Testament prophecy.
The first sixty-nine weeks and the coming of the Messianic Prince
The parenthesis of time between the sixty-ninth and seventieth weeks
The seventieth week and the coming of the Roman Prince