Dead sea scroll dating
Other Dead Sea Scrolls manuscripts analyzed by the University of Arizona agree with the dating done at a lab in Zurich, Switzerland.Before doing any tests, the University of Arizona lab was given a scroll piece that had previously been dated by the Zurich lab.However, events foretold to happen that occur after 165 BCE are truly prophetic.Objective evidence to confirm each event is all that is required.The University of Arizona lab arrived at the same date as the Zurich lab without knowing the date achieved at the Zurich lab.
At various stages during this time, specific human events are expected to occur.Christians accept Daniels prophecy of the 70-weeks because the prophetic events fit Jesus life so well.In general, people understand the 70-weeks prophecy to be literally foretelling of the Messiah. The date for when the book of Daniel was written is somewhat controversial.
For conservative Christians, the earliest date is about 530 BCE.
For liberal scholars (), the latest data is about 165 BCE.