Daniel 9:24 – 25 NIV
“Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.
This verse finally made this series, but it had to be reinstated after I read a section in Scott Hahn’s book Joy to the World. Another factor that helped me include it, was the numerous references to judgement that are associated with the other Christmas references we looked at. Daniel announced the time of Jesus’ arrival. Herod was concerned about a real King of the Jews showing up, apparently there were numerous people who tried to claim Jesus’ job by starting minor uprisings and revolts (Acts 5: 33 – 42).