Yeshua Bible Code
(and the Prophetic Calendar)
A prophetic year is 360 days
"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night;
The fact that the prophets understood a year as 360 days is well attested. God created the sun to mark the seasons and years. He made the moon to mark the days. There are 354.37 days in a lunar year (of 12 moons/months), and 365.24 days in a solar year; together they average 360 days.
The above asterisk * is found in the New International Version of the Bible where it reads in its margin: "Or a year, two years and half a year." I.e., 3-½ years. This key phrase, "time, times and half a time," is also found in Daniel 7:25, and Revelation 12:14, and further alluded to in Daniel 4:16; 5:25; 9:27.
The NIV's interpretation of "time, times and half a time" as '3-½ years' is obviously correct since this phrase is paralleled with the number "1290 days," found only four verses later in the same chapter, (1290 days equals 3-½ years):
"From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1290 days. Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1335 days," (Daniel 12:11-12).
Therefore, 1290 days is simply 1260 days with an intercalary month added. An intercalary month (i.e., a leap month of 30 days) is added for the same reason that leap days are added to our solar calendar---to keep up to the exact solar orbit of 365.2422 days in a (solar) year. Notice that a leap month may occur on any one of the above three "time" slots, depending upon where it happens to fall during the on-going cycles of the prophetic calendar system. (For more, see 360 calendar "How the Leap Months are Regulated.")
This verse proves that 1260 days is synonymous with "42 months;" in that 30-days-in-a-month, times 42-months, equals 1260 days. (For more, see Supplementary Three: "3-½ Years as Viewed in the Book of Revelation.")
What is more, notice the agreement of the "1260" with the phrase "a time, and times, and half a time" (Revelation 12:6 &14), the same way in which the 1290 was in Daniel 12:7 & 11.
We are told that the Flood covered the land from the 17th of the 2nd month to the 17th of the 7th month. This would amount to about 147 days of the lunar calendar. Instead however, this 5-month period is said to total150 days. This implies that the median 30-day-month of the prophetic year is here being used, (i.e., 30 x 5 = 150 days).
"...when he (King Xerxes) showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the splendor of his excellent majesty for many days, one hundred and eighty days in all," (180 = 6 x 30 = six months. Esther 1:4).
"Before a girl's turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics," (Esther 2:12).
"3-½ Years" as Viewed in the Book of Revelation