And after those sixty-two weeks, the anointed one will disappear and vanish. Daniel 9:26.
I heard this is referring to High Priest Alexander Yannai.
Just to add another source for the Cassuto answer.
Umberto, Moshe Duvid, Cassuto was a Gaon Olam and much under appreciated. Some might have difficulties with some of his explanations as they are creative, sometimes rely on support
of archeological records, and sometimes make ...
I see Rashi's answer, the Ramban's questions and his two answers which rely on a huge coincidence that the number of people who dies equaled the number of people turning 20; and/or that includes the Leviim. Both equal exactly 603,550. Impossible statistically!!
Rabbi Moshe Duvid Casutto, aka Umberto Cassuto, who was an Orthodox Rabbi in Italy, then exiled by ...
Doniel 3:1 - Nevuchadnezzar made a gold statue measuring 60 amos high.
נְבוּכַדְנֶצַּ֣ר מַלְכָּ֗א עֲבַד֙ צְלֵ֣ם דִּֽי־דְהַ֔ב רוּמֵהּ֙ אַמִּ֣ין שִׁתִּ֔ין פְּתָיֵ֖הּ אַמִּ֣ין שִׁ֑ת אֲקִימֵהּ֙ בְּבִקְעַ֣ת דּוּרָ֔א בִּמְדִינַ֖ת בָּבֶֽל׃
King Nebuchadnezzar made a statue of gold sixty cubits high and six cubits broad. He set it up in the plain of Dura in the ...
Bereishis 25:26 - Yitzchak was 60 when Yaakov and Eisav were born
וְאַֽחֲרֵי־כֵ֞ן יָצָ֣א אָחִ֗יו וְיָד֤וֹ אֹחֶ֙זֶת֙ בַּעֲקֵ֣ב עֵשָׂ֔ו וַיִּקְרָ֥א שְׁמ֖וֹ יַעֲקֹ֑ב וְיִצְחָ֛ק בֶּן־שִׁשִּׁ֥ים שָׁנָ֖ה בְּלֶ֥דֶת אֹתָֽם׃
Then his brother emerged, holding on to the heel of Esau; so they named him Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when they were born.
The sixty rams of the peace offering corresponded to the sixty myriads of Israel's fighting hosts; the sixty he-goats to the sixty empires; and the sixty he-lambs to the building of the second Temple that measured sixty cubits in height and sixty in width. Legends of the Jews 3:3:65. When I get access to my library, I'll find the source.
As many of the commentators here already pointed out, gematria plays significant role in various aspects of Jewish thought, especially in kabbalah and hasidism. Of course the idea of interpreting letters as numbers can be found in many cultures (say, Pier Bezukhov in Leo Tolstoy's "War and Piece" uses gematria to find out his own future). It is ...
Nazir 60b speaks about a Nazir who was a confirmed leper:
מוּחְלָט סָפֵק וְטָמֵא וַדַּאי אוֹכֵל בְּקָדָשִׁים לְאַחַר שְׁלֹשִׁים וְשִׁבְעָה יָמִים וְשׁוֹתֶה יַיִן וּמִיטַּמֵּא לְמֵתִים לְאַחַר שִׁבְעִים וְאַרְבָּעָה יָמִים
(A nazirite whose status as) a confirmed leper was uncertain and who was definitely impure (from a dead body) partakes of sacrificial ...
R Yossi Haglili says: After Scripture equates the deed of the land of Egypt with that of the land of Canaan, and that of the land of Canaan with that of the land of Egypt, why did the Canaanites merit remaining in their land for forty-seven years, as it is written (Bamidbar 13:22) "And Chevron (in Canaan) was built seven years before Tzoan (in) Egypt&...
Moshe himself entreated God
for clarity, but God refused, transmitting instead forty-nine aspects of purity and forty-nine aspects of impurity.
Yerushalmi, Sanhedrin 4:2, Pesikta Rabbati 21:14-5, Midrash Shoḥar Tov 12:4, and
Masekhet Sofrim 16:5.