This 70th week of Daniel Bible study post reviews a video by Gabriel Ansley Erb of 2028 END called DANIEL’S 70 WEEKS EXPLAINED | THE UNTOLD TRUTH
Gabriel Ansley Erb posted this video explanation in my End Times Deceptions Facebook group and tagged me in it, saying, “Hi David, the following video would bless you and your listeners to no end, for it correctly reveals how Christ “confirmed the covenant with many for ONE WEEK”. I’m serious, when you hear this, you will be dumbfounded. It’s a HUGE blessing. God bless.”
Here’s the video description: In the Book of Daniel (Chapter 9 | 24-27) the angel Gabriel gives Daniel a fascinating prophecy of 70 weeks that has left Bible scholars searching endlessly for the correct interpretation. For the first time ever, the prophecy is correctly revealed (explained)!
The information in this video has NEVER been known before. If you listen to this entire video, you will know the ABSOLUTE TRUTH of the angel Gabriel’s prophecy to Daniel.
Let me start this video review by saying that I appreciate that Gabriel Ansley Erb teaches that Daniel 9:27 is pointing to Messiah confirming the everlasting covenant, to fulfill the six items in Daniel 9:24, to atone for our sins.
And I appreciate that he sees that it was the Jews abominations which caused punishment to come upon them in 70 AD when Jerusalem, the temple and the Jewish nation were desolated.
But I respectfully disagree with Gabriel Ansley Erb’s major point in the explanation.
Gabriel Ansley Erb of 2028 END says that Daniel 9:27 is pointing to Messiah confirming the covenant for seven days.
“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.”
The word ‘for’ in Daniel 9:27 was added by the translators. The Young’s Literal Translation Bible reads:
“And he hath strengthened a covenant with many–one week, and in the midst of the week he causeth sacrifice and present to cease, and by the wing of abominations he is making desolate, even till the consummation, and that which is determined is poured on the desolate one.”
It is not saying that Messiah would confirm the covenant for seven days or seven years. It’s saying that in the seven years of the 70th week, Messiah would confirm the covenant.
And then it tells us when, in the middle of the seven years, as His sacrificial death caused the need for temple animal sacrifices to cease.
Messiah carried out His multiyear ministry in the first half of the seven years.
Then Messiah died in the middle of the seven years, exactly on time according to the prophecy.
During the latter 3 1/2 years of the 70th week, Messiah’s disciples preached the Gospel to the Jews for forgiveness of sins. Many believed in Messiah; 3,000 on the day of Pentecost and more were added daily.
At the end of the seven years of the 70th week, Stephen held the Jewish leaders to account for rejecting their promised Messiah and delivering Him up to be killed.
After Stephen was stoned to death by the wicked Jewish leaders, the narrative of Acts suddenly changes as the Gospel was also proclaimed to the Gentiles. This marks the end of the seven years of the 70th week of Daniel.
By this we see the fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9 prophecy during the seven years.
Gabriel Ansley Erb of 2028 END says that the ‘one week’ in Daniel 9:27 points to seven days in a week and that Messiah died in the middle of the week, on Wednesday.
This is a flawed explanation for many reasons.
First of all, there was no such thing as a Sunday-Saturday seven-day week when Messiah died, as the Romans observed an eight-day calendar and the days were named after the first eight letters of their alphabet.
It was not until later in the first century that the Romans also started using a seven-day week, but Saturday was the first day and Sunday the second, so Wednesday would have been the fifth day.
It wasn’t until the fourth century that the seven-day calendar became the official pattern in the Roman Empire, as they also used the eight-day week up until this point. It was changed by Constantine, who made Sunday the first day and Saturday the seventh day.
So it’s not valid to proclaim that Messiah died on Wednesday of the pagan Roman calendar.
Secondly, it’s flawed because Messiah died on Passover, the 14th day of the Scriptural month; was in the grave on the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the 15th day of the Scriptural month, which was a Sabbath; and He rose again on the third day, on the Feast of First Fruits, the 16th day of the Scriptural month.
Messiah said that He would rise on the third day, not the fourth day, as Gabriel shows on his chart.
And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again. Matthew 20:19
For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day. Mark 9:31
And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day. Luke 24:46
And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:4
Thirdly, and most importantly, it’s wrong because the one week in Daniel 9:27 is pointing Messiah confirming the covenant in the remaining seven years of the 490-year prophecy.
The previous verses say ‘weeks’ because they’re pointing to periods of seven weeks and sixty-two weeks, which were fulfilled in 49 years and 434 years respectively, for a total of 483 years. Daniel 9:27 says ‘week’ because it’s pointing to a single week of seven years.
It’s illogical to say that the previous seven week and sixty-two week periods are pointing to weeks of years, seven years each; but that the last week in Daniel 9:27 is pointing to Messiah confirming the covenant in seven days.
It’s a 490-year prophecy, so it’s apparent that the one week of Daniel 9:27 is pointing to seven years. A 70-week prophecy is fulfilled in 70 consecutive weeks.
Gabriel Ansley Erb of 2028 END says that the angel Gabriel did not foretell when Messiah would die.
This is not true, as we can see when the command was given to start the prophecy, so we know when the 70th week took place.
It’s clear that the angel Gabriel was telling Daniel that Messiah the Prince would die in the middle of the seven years, the only week remaining in the prophecy, as His death ended the need for temple animal sacrifices.
Messiah died 3 1/2 years after the 70th week of Daniel 9 began, which is what the angel Gabriel declared.
This is a clear proof of the authority of Scripture and the deity of Messiah, as it was fulfilled in exacting detail.
Gabriel Ansley Erb of 2028 END says that the 70th week began in 25 AD and that Messiah died in 28 AD.
Interestingly, his explanation that the 70th week of Daniel took place from 25-32 AD, and that Messiah died in 28 AD, places Messiah’s death in the middle of the seven years of the 70th week. By that we see that the prophecy is pointing to Messiah dying in the middle of seven years of the 70th week, not seven days of a week.
Gabriel Ansley Erb’s calculations are invalid for several reasons.
First of all, 483 years (69 weeks x 7) after his proclaimed 458 BC starting year, would result in the 70th week taking place from 26-33 AD, as there is no year zero, so you have to add one year to the calculation.
Secondly, most Bible scholars place Messiah’s death in years 30 or 31 AD. We see variances of explanations as the Scriptural year starts in the spring, not on January 1st of the pagan Roman calendar, so they’re out of sync.
Thirdly, most historicists point to 457 BC as the starting year of the command, which projects the 70th week as taking place between 27-34 AD. Messiah dying in the year 31 AD, places His death in the middle of the seven years of the 70th week of Daniel.
By this we see that Gabriel Ansley Erb’s calculations are off-target, so his declaration that Messiah will return 2000 years later in 2028 AD is also misguided.
At the end of the video, Gabriel Ansley Erb of 2028 END says that ‘we’re in the first years of the final seven years right now.’ Based on that, he proclaims that Messiah will return in 2028.
The concept of an end-times seven-year period is based on a future fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel, so his saying that we’re in the final seven years doesn’t make sense.
The concept of a 7-year tribulation period is based on Daniel 9:27. Gabriel Ansley Erb teaches that Daniel 9:27 was fulfilled by Messiah coming to confirm the everlasting covenant; and then Gabriel points to an end-times 7-year period, a future 70th week of Daniel. That’s illogical!
The 70th week of Daniel 9 prophecy was fulfilled completely after the 69th week. There won’t be a future 70th week of Daniel 9. A future 7-year tribulation period is not Scriptural, so his countdown to the year 2028 is misguided.
I pray that Gabriel Ansley Erb will learn the whole truth about the fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9, as he understands some of the fundamentals of the prophecy.
I wrote The 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded book to prove out the glorious fulfillment by Messiah, and expose the deception of the enemy.
It’s the one Bible prophecy that pointed to the exact time when Messiah would carry out His ministry and die for our sins, which is why the enemy seeks to hide the truth.
When you understand that the 70th week of Daniel 9 foretold the exact time that Messiah would carry out His ministry and die for our sins; then you know that it’s not about the antichrist.
Regarding the ‘covenant’ of Daniel 9:27, it’s the same covenant that Daniel just mentioned in Daniel 9:4, which already existed. It is the everlasting covenant that was made to Abraham, which Messiah came to ‘confirm’ with His blood as the Passover Lamb, which paid the price for our sins and ended the need for temple animal sacrifices.
We’ll all stand before our Righteous Judge to account for what we believe and teach about the most important prophecy in the Bible. I pray that you will read the explanations in this book about the 70th week of Daniel, compare it to Scripture, and discern it for yourself.