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Reference: Time


Besides the ordinary uses of this word, the Bible sometimes employs it to denote a year, as in Da 4:16; or a prophetic year, consisting of three hundred and sixty natural year, a day being taken for a year. Thus in Da 7:25; 12:7, the phrase "a time, times, and the dividing of a time" is supposed to mean three and a half prophetic years, or 1,260 natural years. This period is elsewhere paralleled by the expression, "forty-two months," each month including thirty years, Re 11:2-3; 12:6,14; 13:5.

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The conception that we seem to gather of time from the Holy Scriptures is of a small block, as it were, cut out of boundless eternity. Of past eternity, if we may use such an expression, God is the only inhabitant; in future eternity angels and men are to share. And this 'block' of time is infinitesimally small. In God's sight, in the Divine mind, 'a thousand years are but as yesterday' (Ps 90:4; cf. 2Pe 3:8 'one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day'). Time has a beginning; it has also, if we accept the usual translation of Re 10:6 'there shall be time no longer,' a stated end. The word 'time' in Biblical apocalyptic literature has another meaning

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