Dan.9:24, “Seventy weeks (490 Years) are determined upon your (Daniel’s) people (the Jews) and upon the holy city (Jerusalem), the prophesy begins in the first year of Darius, king of Persia, the year, 530 B.C.
This is when the angel Gabriel informed Daniel of the prophesy. The prophesy concerns a future king of Persia. That king would be Artaxerxes who began his rule over the empire in the year 457 B.C.
Daniel 9:25, “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 Years) and threescore and two weeks (434 Years): the STREET shall be built again, and the WALL even in troublous times.” The period mentioned above, covers only 483 years, and not the whole 490 years.
Four words stand out in the verse and must be examined and understood. They are, Restore: Build: Street: and Wall.
The 1st word is Restore:
In most commentaries, the word “Restore” has been miss-represented. Its true meaning in Hebrew speaks of the Jews returning, to be sent back to their former residence; sent back to the place of their original habitation, Israel. So, to restore means to return from captivity.
The 2ed word is “build,” means to construct, repair: to bring back to its past condition; raise up and re-establish.
3ed word is “Street. (refers to the open square in Jerusalem):”
The 4th word: is “Wall.” In Hebrew “wall” has several meanings: (1) In Daniel it speaks of a ditch or moat, (2) and the wall surrounded Jerusalem. Obviously, after 70 years in captivity, the moat, wall and square in the city were in dire need of repair.
Now, when we move forward in time from the year 457 B.C. when the king published his decree for the Jews to return, until the end of the 69 weeks of years, or 483 years, we would be standing in the month and year of October of 26 A.D.
It was in October of 26 A.D. when Jesus, the prophesied Messiah, the Prince of Peace would be revealed to the religious leaders, and the people of Israel at the river Jordon. This happened when Jesus was 30 Years of age, see Luke 3:23.
Seven years remain from October of 26 A.D. for the prince of the people, Jesus, to confirm his new covenant, see Jeremiah 31:31-32. The confirming of the covenant began in October of 26 A.D. to early April of 30 A.D. exactly 3 1/2 years. This leaves 3 1/2 years to complete the confirming of his new covenant, thus completing the prophesy of 490 years.
Enter the two witnesses of Revelation 11. After finishing what the Lord began 2000 years ago, the two Witnesses of Jesus Christ will finish confirming the new covenant as promised to the Jewish people, completing the full 7 years as promised.
One more thing, Easter was queen to king Artaxerxes in the year 457 B.C. the year the feast of Purim was established.