Revelation 11:2 but the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles; and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty two months.”
“Leave out the court…it has been given to the Gentiles.”
Jerusalem, the holy city shall be “tread under foot forty two months.”
I will be consistent to principle which I introduced to you.
A prophetic day = a year.
A solar year is 365.24 days. There are 12 months in a year.
365.24 divided by 12 = 30.44 average days in a month.
Revelation 11:2 speaks of 42 months.
Hence, 42 months x 30.44 days = 1278.5 days as years.
The city of Jerusalem was “under foot” of the Gentiles until it was taken by the Israelis in 1967.
June 6, 1967 at the end of the Six Days War, General Moshe Dayan led a contingent of Israeli commandos that stood before a wall of ancient stones in the holy city of Jerusalem. They were standing at the Wailing Wall in East Jerusalem swearing an oath: “Never again shall be we driven from this place.”
For the first time in 2573 years (606BC to 1967 AD) the Jewish people were in control of the Holy City.
1967 AD – 1278.5 = 688.5 AD (The Dome of the Rock)
Evidently, it is very possible that this event was the fulfillment of the prophecy concerning 42 months.
Solomon built the temple over a threshing floor which his father David purchased from Ornan the Jebusite. The threshing floor was the bedrock on which the Ark of the Covenant stood in the Holy of Holies.
The popular assumption is the Dome of the Rock is the site of the location where the Arc stood. If one carefully examines the stone beneath the Dome of the Rock; it becomes apparent that a farmer could never thresh grain upon this stone. Threshing and recovering the grain is impossible on the rock beneath the Dome. But there is bed rock which flat and smooth 330 feet northwest of the memorial to the false prophet.
The Old Testament principle – day = year “language” is suggested in the Genesis’ account of the flood; a thirty day month indicating a 360 day prophetic year. Consequently, each prophetic year is equal to .9857 solar year.
360 / 365.24 = .9857
1290 x .9857 = 1271.5
1271.5 – 583 (date of the abolition of the sacrifice in Jerusalem) = 688.5 AD
1271.5 solar years.
The “Dome of the Tablets” also known as the “Dome of the Spirits” is a cupola covering the smooth flat threshing floor at the site of Solomon’s temple.
The Eastern Gate aligns perfectly with the “Dome of the Tablets”. The Court of the Gentiles, an area where unwashed slaves were permitted, is the location of where the Dome of the Rock now stands. Consequently, the “Dome of the Rock” was built in the court outside of Solomon’s magnificent temple. The Moslems built the Dome of the Rock over the wrong rock!
There is a 2-3 year latitude in the historic Babylonian dating period. Therefore the "zero year" between 1 BC and 1 AD is rendered unimportant. It is likely the Lord allowed the calculation to remain simple.
Although Daniel and John’s prophecies were written over 500 years apart; their prophecies coordinate with precise mathematics. Both John and Daniel’s prophecies establish 688 AD. The explanation is indicated to Daniel when he is given the following instructions.
Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, [even] to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words [are] closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
Consequently, we would not understand the book of Daniel and Revelation until the ‘time of the end.”