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Daniel 9:26:

And after the threescore and two weeks shall an anointed one be cut off, and be no more; and the people of a prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; but his end shall be with a flood; and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

What's the meaning of this?

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A more general question about the surrounding passage: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/13294. A slightly different but similar question, also about the surrounding passage: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/13392. –  msh210 Jul 1 at 5:35

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There are various explanations among the commentators; here's the M'tzudos'. I've put in square brackets the parts that don't translate the verse.

And after the sixty-two [complete] seven-year periods [from the start of the construction of the second Temple], the anointed [Agrippa] will be cut down and gone, and the nation [Rome] of the ruler ([Titus] who will come [to attack Jerusalem]) will destroy the city and the Temple. That [nation]'s end will be torrential [eventually]; but until the end of the [final] battle, [Jerusalem will remain] cut down to desolation.

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So there is no flood. What does it mean by torrential ending? –  Jim Thio Jul 1 at 9:57

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