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January 14, 2002

Mr Yun breaks out the Bible and strikes again!

Mr Yun writes:

I found this passage when searching for keywords "Truth and Reconciliation" Only 2 passages "Hit" for the words.

Book of Daniel 9
The Prophecy concerning the Seventy Weeks

[First paragraph omitted (it deals with how the prophesy came to Daniel), this is the second paragraph]

24 ? Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy.

25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem, unto the Messiah the Prince, shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.


The passage reads like a Prophecy out of a Covenant holy book:
A commandment to make "an end of sins" and bring righteousness (Covenant motivation to kill humans?)
References to a war in which a flood would come at the end; covenant, and a Sanctuary/City (Halo?) that would be destroyed by men of the "Prince" (MC?). The Prince would stop "the overspreading of abominations" (Flood?).

-Mr Yun

Very interesting; the connections between the Master Chief and biblical figures draw closer and closer.
††††Of course, the "flood" occurs AFTER the "sanctuary" has been destroyed. Perhaps the destruction of Halo had some adverse effects neither the Master Chief nor Cortana foresaw. Did the Forerunner get so angry that they just up and released the Flood into the galaxy? Did some Flood survive the destruction of Halo 04? Did Guilty Spark zip off with a few viral spores to Earth? Whatever, happened, one thing is for sure.
††††The Master Chief was right. The destruction of Halo seems to be just the beginning.

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