Hebrew Language/Shabua

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How can 70 shabua be interpreted 70 times 7 years (490 years) instead of 70 weeks (490 days)?

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Hi Charles,

As you know, Shavua (it's a V, not B) is a derivative of Sheva, the Hebrew numeral 7. Shavua is used exclusively to denote 'week', or 7 days, but some of those who calculate the end of days think that the Biblical prophesy really meant years, rather than weeks.

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