Daniel’s prophecy of the 70th week is significant for two reasons:
1. God affirms that His Kingdom will come after 70 weeks which will include the fulfillment
of His covenant promises (Dan 9:24).
2. God reveals a timeline.
a) When the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem is announced, Jerusalem will be rebuilt
in 7 weeks (Dan 9:25).
b) 62 weeks later, Messiah the Prince will arrive and afterwards be cut off
c) The 70th week appears discontinuous and does not follow the 69th week. Instead begins with
the emergence of the "one who makes desolate" (Dan 9:27).
For deeper study:
Of Sevens and Weeks
Seven and Sixty Two Weeks