9:26 after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off. Many interpreters understand this to refer to the crucifixion of Christ. According to view (b) above, the “anointed one” of v. 26 is Christ, and the “anointed one” of v. 25 is Cyrus.
the people of the prince. Many interpreters agree that the assailants are the armies of Titus who destroyed Jerusalem in a.d. 70. Some adherents of the second-advent view (9:24–27 note), however, argue that while the assailants are the armies of Titus, the “prince” himself is the Antichrist. This identification provides a transition to the second-advent interpretation of v. 27.