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12:11 the abomination that makes desolate is set up. See third note on 9:27. The similar activity of Antiochus IV prefigured this activity of the Antichrist (8:13).
1,290. The significance of these time frames is obscure. Three and one-half years is 1260 days of a 360-day year, or 1278 days of a 365-day year.