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**I have used astronomy and archaeology to show Daniel's linear
prophecy began on March 16, 445 BC. We count 173,880 days from March
16, 445 BC, to Jesus' entry into Jerusalem on April 6, AD 32.

Why are the 173,880 days important?

The 173,880 days come from Daniel's "time-oriented"
prophecy. According to Daniel's prophecy, the Messiah would enter
Jerusalem at a specified time after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem
was issued as shown by a literal interpretation of the following
verses.

From the issuing of the decree to restore and
rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One [Messiah],
the ruler, comes, there will be __seven
`sevens__,'
and __sixty-two `sevens__.'
.... After the sixty-two `sevens,' the Anointed One will be cut off
[crucified] and
will have nothing (Dan. 9:25-26).

A literal interpretation of biblical literature yields the
173,880 days. Consider these ideas:

Daniel's prophecy is based on seventy (70) periods of seven year
cycles. Literally, the Old Testament called for the land in Israel
to lie idle every seventh year. "Six years
you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your
vineyard and gather in its crop, but during the seventh year the
land shall have a sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord. . . . the
land shall have a sabbatical year"
(Lev. 25:3-5).

Keeping the seven year cycles in mind, Daniel's prophecy reveals
that seven "cycles of seven years"** **would
be counted to start the prophecy, which equals 49 years. So the
first segment of Daniel's "time-oriented" prophecy
culminated in a year of Jubilee, the 50th year.

The second time span in Daniel's prophecy calls for a period of
sixty-two (62) "cycles of seven years," which equals 434
years. Adding the initial 49 years to the 434 years equals 483
years.

According to Daniel's prophecy, the Messiah was to appear at
Jerusalem 483 years after the decree to rebuild Jerusalem.

Let's multiply the 483 years by the number of days in a year. Our
solar calendar has 365¼ days each year. The Hebrew lunar calendar
contains 354 days in a normal year or 383 days in a leap year. Which
length is correct? Let's assume that the length of a year revealed
in the Bible is correct. What will we find?

The Bible uses 360 days for a biblical year. We find the 360 days
in the books of Genesis [noah], the Torah [Moses], Daniel, and Revelation. Consider the 360 day
year found in the book of Revelation.

They [Gentiles]
will trample on the holy city for __42
months__. And I will give power to my
two witnesses, and they will prophesy for __1,260
days__, clothed in sackcloth
(Rev. 11:2-3).

By this verse, 1,260 days equal 42 months. We divide the 1,260
days by 42 months to arrive at 30 days in a month.

Since there are 12 months in a year, we multiply 30 x 12 to equal
360 days in a year.

Now we can get the exact length of Daniel's time line. We must
multiply 483 years by 360 days in a year to get 173,880 days.

When we add 173,880 days to March 16, 445 BC, we arrive at
Sunday, April 6, AD 32. Jesus rode into Jerusalem on April 6, AD 32
with crowds proclaiming him as the Messiah. The date of April 6, AD
32, isolates the 14,000 days hidden in Daniel's
"time-oriented" prophecy.