I used to pride myself as a student of Bible prophecy until I realised that the Bible writers often insert a caveat emptor in their writings. One of such is Daniel chapter nine which seems to give a definite ‘date’ when the “Messiah the Prince” would be born, that is, 3 BCE. From my first post on this topic I had shown that no Messiah was born 3 BCE. Is the prophecy false?

In the first verse of Daniel chapter nine, the writer said angel Gabriel (vs 21) visited him in the first year of the reign of Darius of the seed of the Medes to unveil the mystery of the 70 weeks to the liberation of the Jews from Babylonia Captivity.

1. In human history, there is no Darius of the seed of Medes.

In the second verse of Daniel chapter nine, the writer made reference to the prophecy of Jeremiah that the Jews would spend 70 years in the Babylonia Captivity.

2. The Jews never spent 70 years in the Babylonia Captivity. The Cambridge Ancient History says “As regards the length of the Exile, the familiar three-score years and ten is too long” (2nd edition, vol. 1, p.162) By my own counting, the Jews spent 59 or 60 years in Babylonia Captivity.

With this particular chapter that seems to give the most clarity about the coming of a Messiah, opening its chapters with two fallacious statement, will it not be tantamount to self-delusion if anyone will ascribe divine inspiration to the content of the book.

Black man use your brain.

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