One in Messiah Congregation

Talmud - Mas. Megilah 3a

R. Jeremiah or some say R. Hiyya b. Abba also said: The Targum4 of the Pentateuch was composed by Onkelos the proselyte under the guidance(5) of R. Eleazar and R. Joshua.(6) The Targum of the Prophets was composed by Jonathan ben Uzziel under the guidance of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi, (7) and the land of Israel [thereupon] quaked over an area of four hundred parasangs by four hundred parasangs, and a Bath Kol( 8) came forth and exclaimed, Who is this that has revealed My secrets to mankind? (9) Jonathan b. Uzziel thereupon arose and said, It is I who have revealed Thy secrets to mankind. It is fully known to Thee that I have not done this for my own honour or for the honour of my father's house, but for Thy honour l have done it, that dissension may not increase in Israel.10 He further sought to reveal [by] a targum [the inner meaning] of the Hagiographa, but a Bath Kol went forth and said, Enough! What was the reason? Because the date (11) of the Messiah is foretold in it. (12)

And I, Daniel, alone saw the vision ; for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, and they fled to hide themselves. (21)

(9) The Targum of Jonathan b. Uzziel is very paraphrastic, and applies many of the prophetic verses to the Messianic age.

(12) The reference is probably to the Book of Daniel. ( probably chap. 9 )

(21) Dan. X, 7.


Dan.9: [24] Seventy weeks (490 yrs.) are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

[25] Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks,( 49 yrs.) and threescore and two weeks : (434 yrs. total of 483 yrs.) the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

[26] And after threescore and two weeks (434 yrs.) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

כד שָׁבֻעִים שִׁבְעִים נֶחְתַּךְ עַל־עַמְּךָ וְעַל־עִיר קָדְשֶׁךָ, לְכַלֵּא הַפֶּשַׁע ולחתם )וּלְהָתֵם( חטאות )חַטָּאת( וּלְכַפֵּר עָוֹן, וּלְהָבִיא, צֶדֶק עֹלָמִים; וְלַחְתֹּם חָזוֹן וְנָבִיא, וְלִמְשֹׁחַ קֹדֶשׁ קָדָשִׁים

כה וְתֵדַע וְתַשְׂכֵּל מִן־מֹצָא דָבָר, לְהָשִׁיב וְלִבְנוֹת יְרוּשָׁלִַם עַד־מָשִׁיחַ נָגִיד ־־שָׁבֻעִים, שִׁבְעָה; וְשָׁבֻעִים שִׁשִּׁים וּשְׁנַיִם, תָּשׁוּב וְנִבְנְתָה רְחוֹב וְחָרוּץ, וּבְצוֹק, הָעִתִּים .

כו וְאַחֲרֵי הַשָּׁבֻעִים שִׁשִּׁים וּשְׁנַיִם, יִכָּרֵת מָשִׁיחַ וְאֵין לוֹ; וְהָעִיר וְהַקֹּדֶשׁ יַשְׁחִית עַם נָגִיד הַבָּא, וְקִצּוֹ בַשֶּׁטֶף, וְעַד קֵץ מִלְחָמָה, נֶחֱרֶצֶת שֹׁמֵמוֹת


A time to come........

He who? The Man of Sin

[27] And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: (7 yrs.) and in the midst of the week ( 3 1/2 yrs.) 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.
total 490 yrs - Dan.9 :[24 ] Seventy weeks (490 yrs.)

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