forty and two months

Revelation 13:5

13:5 forty and two months. This is the same 3½ year period as in Revelation 12:6,14, and in Daniel 7:25; 12:7, the last half of the tribulation period. The thousand two hundred and threescore days of Revelation 11:3, however, is the first half of the tribulation. The two together comprise Daniel’s seventieth week of seven years, (Daniel 9:27), the first half marking the rapid ascendancy of the beast to world power, the second half to his global reign, with all seven years simultaneously being “the great day of [God’s] wrath” (Revelation 6:17) on the ungodly world.

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