SRR 94 The Danielic Imperative Part 17 — The Seventy Years
We have covered the Seventy Week Prophecy of Daniel 9, and we have covered the Leviticus 26 protocol which required the Jews to be punished for their disobedience, and further required that they be punished seven-fold for failing to repent. That is how we know that the Seventy Weeks Prophecy of Daniel 9 is related to the Seventy Year Prophecy in Jeremiah 25 and 29. But when did the 70 years take place? Jeremiah's 70-year prophecy is one of the most baffling in all of scriptures because the Jews were not in captivity for 70 years, the city of Jerusalem did not lay in desolation for 70 years and Nebuchadnezzar and his sons did not even reign for 70 years before Darius the Mede and Cyrus of Persia became kings after them. And yet Jeremiah said the 70 years would happen, and Zechariah said the 70 years had happened. With a little analysis, we can find the exact, literal 70 year period of Jeremiah’s prophecy from the Scriptures.