1260 Day Prophecy Explained

This is the most frequently mentioned time prophecy in the Bible.

Daniel 7:25 "a time and times and the dividing of time"
Daniel 12:7 "a time, times, and an half"
Revelation 12:14 "a time, and times, and half a time."

"Time"=1 year, "times"=two years, "dividing of time"=1/2 a year.  Total: 1+2+1/2=3 years of prophetic time.

Revelation 11:12 "forty and two months."

Revelation 13:5 "forty and two months."
3 1/2 years=12 months+12 months+12 months+6 months, which=42 months. The "time, times and half a time" is the same as the "forty and two months."
Revelation 11:3 "a thousand two hundred and threescore days"

Revelation 12:6 "a thousand two hundred and threescore days."

The Jews commonly used a lunar year of 360 days containing 12 months of 30 days each. 42 months ×30 days=1260 days. The 3 1/2  years,  42 months and 1260 days are all the same amount of time.

In Bible Prophecy each day represents one literal year(Ezekiel 4:6; Numbers 14:34) so The 1,260 days stand for 1,260 literal years. This 1260 year time period spanned from A.D. 538 to 1798.This was a time of Papal supremacy ending with the Pope taken captive.

"Revelation  13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.  13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints."

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