Dead sea scroll dating
Daniels prophecy recorded in chapter 9 is called the prophecy of the 70-weeks.
The Hebrew word for "weeks" means a period of 7-years ].
The Archangel Gabriel brings an answer to Daniel that foretells the future.
Just as Daniel had prayed about the Jewish people and their return to Jerusalem, Gabriel gives Daniel a prophecy about the future of the Jewish people and Jerusalem.
The prophetic events are about the Jewish people, Jerusalem, and the coming Messiah.
Four trustworthy methods have been used to unerringly date when the Dead Sea Scrolls were written.Christians accept Daniels prophecy of the 70-weeks because the prophetic events fit Jesus life so well.In general, people understand the 70-weeks prophecy to be literally foretelling of the Messiah.The reliability of paleography as a dating method is thus confirmed.By using 165 BCE as the date of authorship, any prophecy before that date would be considered to be like writing about past events.