1260 Days, Revelation 12:6 and 12:13-14

The woman symbolizes the nation of Israel (shown by the crown of 12 stars upon her head symbolizing the 12 tribes of Israel).
The man-child born from Israel symbolizes The Messiah or The Christ. Or maybe the man-child symbolizes the 144, 000 Jews that are given a special mission by God.

The time span of 1260 days is also known as 42 months or three and a half years.

A Time is often used in scripture to denote the full circle of 360 degrees/year spans – thus a Time, Times and Half a Time = 1260.
At one stage many many years ago it took 360 days for the earth to go round the sun unlike now where it is 365 days. Both 360 and 365 are rounded figures.

Background Reading:

The 1260 Days

12:6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where a place had been prepared for her by God so that she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.
Revelation 12:6

and
Persecution and Flight of Israel for 3.5 years (Revelation 12:6, refs)

12:13 When the dragon saw that it had been thrown down to the earth, it pursued the woman who had given birth to the boy. 14 However, the woman was given the two wings of a large eagle so that she could fly away from the serpent to her place in the wilderness, where she could be taken care of for a time, times, and half a time.
Revelation 12:13-14


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