The last of the seventy weeks

According to Flavius Josephus, the political leaders of Babylon, Persia, Greece or Rome showed great interest in Daniel’s prophecy. Even Titus and other Roman emperors respected the prophet. After foretelling the death of Messiah, the prophecy of the seventy weeks announces “desolations” for the city of Jerusalem, its people and the temple, its holy place. This is a tragedy coming upon Jerusalem some forty years after Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan when he was about[…]

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