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Then the woman was given the two

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wings of a great eagle so she might fly into the wilderness, unto her place, where she is continually nourished for a time, and times and half a time,

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away from the face of the SERPENT.


Then God gave His people sufficient power and ability to swiftly get away to the place God had prepared for them, where they would be continually nourished for the short time this crisis would last, and be protected from the fury of the ORIGINAL DECEIVER.



“Two” symbolized a type of emphasis, but it is mild compared to some other numbers we are familiar with. The idea of “sufficient” is probably a good way to convey its emphasis, for animals and humans often have two body parts that must work together to get a job done (two hands, two feet, two eyes, two ears, etc.). Just one would be insufficient, but two represents a full compliment, capable of getting the job done.


“A time, times, and half a time” is equivalent to saying three and a half, which is a symbol for a limited time, or a period of time cut short. Think of it as “one unit of time, two more units of time, and half a unit of time.” This equals 3 ½, which is a symbol of a time period cut short.