By Ed Tarkowski

Dan 9:27 AND HE SHALL CONFIRM THE COVENANT WITH MANY FOR ONE WEEK: AND IN THE MIDST OF THE WEEK HE SHALL CAUSE THE SACRIFICE AND THE OBLATION TO CEASE, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

This could not be Jesus who confirms "the covenant" for seven years for the following reasons:

    1. There is no other covenant Jesus established except that of Calvary.
    2. He did not confirm a covenant 3-1/2 years before Calvary. Calvary would have been the middle of the week, not the time of confirmation 3-1/2 years earlier.
    3. For Calvary to be the confirmation of the covenant, Calvary would have to have been the BEGINNING of the week.
    4. Therefore, it could not be the middle of the week when sacrifices were cut off.

The New Covenant was confirmed by His resurrection and the OT sacrifices were put to rest within a 3 day period. In Daniel 9:26, there is a three and a half year gap between the confirming the covenant and the cutting off of the sacrifices. Since Jesus made no other covenant with anybody, the person who confirms the covenant for seven years in Daniel 9:26-27 must be the prince of the people who destroys the city.

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