For history tells us that the Romans mysteriously withdrew to fight another battle (allowing Christians to flee the city per the instructions of Jesus), and they thereafter returned to destroy the city, its priesthood, and its Temple (its entire way of worship) about 3-1/2 years later, in 70-CE.
Also note that there may be another half of a week between the fall of Jerusalem and the final conquest of Masada (70 to 74-CE).
He'll be allowed to change laws and times, For a time, [two] times, and a half.' (1 2 1/2=3-1/2) What does all of this signify?
We don't wish to enter such fields of speculation as others have done in the past.
So it appears as though these 3-1/2 year periods made up part of a whole number.
And if so, where we can identify a 3-1/2 year beginning period in a prophecy, we might also find a later 3-1/2 year ending period.
shavta) until seventy years are fulfilled.' There is a special expression in the Hebrew, which means to observe or keep the Sabbath; it is 'lishmor shabat,' and this is not found in the Hebrew text here. It appears as though some have tried to twist the words in order to create some compromise between what the Bible says and secular chronology, which chronology is far from being 100% accurate.In several other Bibles, 1 John 5:7, 8 reads, 'There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, and these three are one.' However, Bible manuscripts that were written prior to the Eleventh Century CE (AD) read quite differently.So it appears as though someone who wanted to provide scriptural backing for the 'Trinity Doctrine' changed this verse about 1,000 years after John penned his Gospel.And then, almost 40 years elapsed between the start of his ministry and the time when Jeru Salem was actually destroyed.But you can see that there's another possible three-and-a-half year period that led up to the fulfillment of that rejection, which started in 66-CE when the Roman armies first attacked Jeru Salem.
Also note that this 'week' of two 3-1/2 year periods seems to correspond to the fulfillment of Jesus' prophecy to Peter about his having been given 'the keys to the Kingdom,' since he was the person who explained the outpouring of God's Spirit on the Jews at Pentecost of 33 CE and later about the outpouring of God's Spirit on the Gentiles (with the conversion of Cornelius and his family).