There are plenty of discussions transpiring about how Jews and Christians should understand these dates. Views aside for the moment, the combination of the following three things makes this prophecy interesting. First, Cyrus's command to rebuild Jerusalem took place in 457 BC. Second, if each "week" is actually measured as seven years, then the sixty nine weeks (seven plus sixty-two) would come out to 483 years. Third, 483 years after 457 BC is 27 BC, which is a possible candidate for the year Christ was actually crucified. Fourth, if the "after the sixty-two weeks" during which the anointed one is cut off is an ambiguous period of time before the last week occurs, then this could refer to the church age (underlined in the slide above). Fifth, the seventieth week could refer to a seven-year period of time, split up into a bad three and a half years and a worse three and a half years. Advocates of the Pre-trib, mid-trib, and pre-wrath views recognize a chronological fulfillment of the events in the book of Revelation and match this seventieth week with the Great Tribulation spoke of by Christ in Matt 24 and Revelation.