The enigmatic three and a half times.
In most of these cases it seems to directly relate to “a time period”, but no single solution makes sense in all the places where it is used. I refer here to the widely accepted meaning being three and a half years.
My apologies to those who have used much time in 3½ year based calculations, as for some years I have suspected the case below, but did not think myself able to prove it [subject to Acts 17 v 11]. Then in the last few days it seemed so simple.
Getting to three and a half is the easy bit, Revelation 11 gives a row of clues
v2; 42 [42/12= 3½ ]
V3; 1260 [1260/360= 3½ ]
Go back and re-
So when the riddle is stated in verse 3 who is setting the times?
Here is another solution to this.
Not the Numbers 14 v 34 but 2 Peter 3 v 8, if you were able to actually be in the place of Revelation 11 just what would the pages in god’s own diary read as?
I suggest we view this as a bracketing figure, or a zone of permit.
Revelation 11 gives some testing points, the period includes;
Verse 5 consider Exodus 9 v 24, 1 Kings 18 v 37,38, 2 Kings 1 v 10,12, 2 Kings 6 v 17, clearly inside the three and a half.
Verse 6 consider 1 Kings 17 v 1, Exodus 7 v 19 clearly inside the three and a half.
Verse 7 consider Mathew 23 v 37, Romans 8 v 35 & 36 clearly inside the three and a half.
This shows an inclusion of both Hebrew and Gentile servants of God across time.
So when does it start? With certainty not before Deuteronomy 17 v 6, when two witnesses becomes a legal formality.
The clue is again from Revelation 11 v 3 notice the address-
Who or what are they, there are several ways of looking at this;
The separation of civil power and religious administrations, in Israel could be the two witnesses.
The Jewish system then the Christian one, as two witnesses.
Signifies true witness on behalf/for God.
Dates of the Exodus are not agreed on, but is probably after the conquest, when Israel stands as a Nation on its God given land. Consider Isaiah chp, 43.
However 3½ God days/times are 3500 years. [3449.69 years if Anderson applied.]
Which means its near ending soon.
Now do an Acts 17 v 11 on the above-
Here I talk to believers not the public, you all have access to the top desk and His main notebook, use it!
To stay balanced each way may I suggest; Daniel 9 v 2.: 2 Thessalonians 2 v 3.: Mathew 24 v 36. & Mark 13 v 32.: Mark 13 v 33.: