Would you please tell me your understanding of "time, times, and half a time," as in Daniel 7, Daniel 12, and Revelation 12? -- Noel Honey (Johannesburg)

You are referring to the "broken seven." In Revelation it may depicted as time, times, and half a time (1 + 2 + ½), 1260 days (3½ years @ 360 days), or 42 months (again, 3½ years).

In numerology, seven is the number of completeness. That is why the broken seven, 3½, is the number of incompleteness.

It suggests the "not yet" of a process. Patience is required. The time has not yet been fulfilled. For more information, please see any good introduction to the book of Revelation. Or see what Wikipedia currently has on the topic. (Click here.)

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