Q Do the 42 months of Revelation 112 encompass the times of the Gentiles

Revelation 11:2 reads:

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 and two months.

The times of the Gentiles are not mentioned in this verse. The 42 months noted in the verse do not in any way contradict the theory that the times of the Gentiles noted in Luke envisioned 2,000 years. The passage discusses the treading under foot of Jerusalem by the Gentiles. The 42 months correspond to the roughly 3.5 year periods noted throughout Revelation 11-13. I believe the author was describing circumstances he felt would exist during the 3.5 years preceding the end of the world. The presence of Gentiles in Jerusalem is but one of them. The "treading under foot" by the Gentiles simply means the presence of Gentiles in Jerusalem, which has been true for over 2,000 years. History reveals that Jerusalem has been tread under foot by Gentiles for far longer than 3.5 years.

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