7:25 for a time, times, and half a time. The word “time” is the same word used in 4:16 and 4:23, and as there may mean one year. Some interpreters take this verse to refer to the last half of the seventieth week of ch. 9 (see 9:27). Others do not assign a specific duration to the expression, but take it to be a period of time that is shortened because God intervenes.