Messiah was to come after the
69
th
sabbath cycle.
The unit of time-measurement appears to be
cycles of sabbatical years, here translated
Ôsevens,Õ traditionally Ôweeks.Õ
The starting point seems to be the command
of King Artaxerxes 1 in his 20
th
year (445 BC).
The sabbatical cycle in which this starting
point falls is 449-442 BC.
Using the usual inclusive method of counting,
the 69
th
cycle is 28-35 AD.