SRR 102 The Danielic Imperative, Episode 20 — The Days, Weeks, Month and Years of Prophecy

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When it comes to prophetic time periods in Scripture—at least in the historicist school—days, months and years are typically interpreted as “days of years” based on Numbers 14:34 and Ezekiel 4:6. Thus, the 2,300 days of Daniel 8, the 1,290 days and 1,335 days of Daniel 12, and the 42 months and 1,260 days of Revelation 11, 12 and 13 are all taken as “days of years,” just as the Seventy Weeks of Daniel 9 are understood as Seventy “Weeks” of seven years each. But such analysis is generally performed without knowledge of the lunisolar calendar in Scriptures or the principle of intercalation that logically follows from it. Without that knowledge, we are left guessing which periods are supposed to literal days, and which periods are supposed to be understood as prophetic “days of years.” By leveraging the Scriptural concept of intercalation as a necessary implication of the lunisolar calendar revealed to Moses, we understand from context which periods are literal solar days, and which are prophetic “days” of solar years.