I was never good at math, but basic math comes in handy when studying Bible prophecy. For example, can you solve this equation? Seven plus sixty-two plus one equals seventy. Bible prophecy experts call this “Daniel’s Seventy Weeks.” It spans 490 prophetic “weeks” or years of Israel’s history (Daniel 9:24-27).
Sixty-nine of the seventy weeks, or 483 years, has already been fulfilled. One seven-year period of time remains when, according to Daniel chapter 9, the prince who is to come “will make a strong covenant with many for one week”—one terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week.
A future time in Bible prophecy known as the seven-year tribulation adds up to “Jacob’s trouble,” the worst of times on planet earth.