Time, and Times, and Half a Time

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  1. Time, and Times, and Half a Time

    Revelation 12:14 (King James Version)


    14And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.


    I look at several versions and they all say the same thing but the Amplified Version says it means three and a half years. How does it come to this conclusion?:)
     
  2. Here’s a little info on it.

    Rev 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

    time
    G2540
    καιρός
    kairos
    kahee-ros'
    Of uncertain affinity; an occasion, that is, set or proper time: - X always, opportunity, (convenient, due) season, (due, short, while) time, a while. Compare G5550.


    time
    G2540
    καιρός
    kairos
    Thayer Definition:
    1) due measure
    2) a measure of time, a larger or smaller portion of time, hence:
    2a) a fixed and definite time, the time when things are brought to crisis, the decisive epoch waited for
    2b) opportune or seasonable time
    2c) the right time
    2d) a limited period of time
    2e) to what time brings, the state of the times, the things and events of time
    Part of Speech: noun masculine
    A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: of uncertain affinity
    Citing in TDNT: 3:455, 389


    And in Daniel, the same phrase is used. Sometimes it helps to look back at the Hebrew meanings as well. Dividing is the same as half.


    Dan 7:25
    And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.


    time
    H5732
    עדּן
    ‛idda^n
    id-dawn'
    (Chaldee); from a root corresponding to that of H5708; a set time; technically a year: - time.
     
  3. The best way to find out how long the time, times, and half a times in Revelation 12:14 is, is to check out Revelation 12:6 it is speaking of the same woman and same event, and the same time frame.
    Revelation 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
    So we see that 1260 days lines up with the 3.5 years thought. So now that we have confirmed that time, times, and a half a time, is 1260 day or 3 1/2 years then when we see that phrase elsewhere we can be assured that it means 3 1/2 years in that those passages as well.
     

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