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Ch. 2a, "How Long?"

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(Bible Prophecy Numbers: Intro., Chapters One, Two, Three)



"How Long?"

"One said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river,
"How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?"'"
(Daniel 12:6)




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Bible Prophecy Patterns

Theme: Exile and Tribulation

From the seven-year "world-wide" famine of Joseph,
until the falls of Egypt, Israel, Assyria, Judah, and Babylonia…

1878–1871 BC
Enter Egypt 1876


1446 BC

722 BC

612 BC

586 BC

539 BC



Fall of

(i.e., the Exodus)

Fall of  

Fall of

Fall of

Fall of

Total years later from the famine -->


years (Ezk.4)

from famine


from famine


from famine


from famine


from famine

"At first my people went down to Egypt to live;
lately, Assyria has oppressed them,"
(Isaiah 52:6b)

Chart briefly explained: From the seven-year famine of Joseph in 1878-1871 BC, until the exodus in 1446 BC are 430 years; and from the seven-year famine of Joseph in 1878-1871 BC unto the fall of Israel in 722 BC are 1150 years; and from the seven-year famine of Joseph in 1878-1871 BC unto the fall of Assyria in 612 BC are 1260 years; etc.



The General Meaning of
Biblical Time-Periods

"A mighty angel" radiating the glory of Christ stands above the river (of time?) with two witnesses{1} down below either side, (cf. Revelation 10:1). In the hearing of these two witnesses, the answer to "How long?" thunders from this mighty one:

    "It will be for a time, times and half a time [3½-years]. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed" (Daniel 12:7).

Our study answers this important question of "How long?" The answer given by the angel was that the trial would last 3½-years. In this study we demonstrate "how long" by examining the consistent use of 3½-year time frames in biblical history. We show that this 3½-year time frame binds together the history of Israel with the history of world empires, and with all bible prophecy. For by studying the patterns from the past we unveil the shape of the future. The patterns that we will examine are nothing short of astounding.

This, then, is the general meaning of the various time-periods in the Bible:

A specific time period determined upon a people or person for the purpose of glorifying God in the display of both His power and love in their humiliation and redemption––by breaking---then making them fashionable unto His purposes, no matter how long, many, or varied, the trials.

How will this study comfort the one suffering?

The comfort appears when one explores the awesome thought and care put into every trial from above––be it our fault or not. "Behold, the very hairs of your head are numbered," Jesus consoles, (Matt. 10:30).

We begin our study with the seven-year famine of Joseph in 1878 to 1871 BC. 

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