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  • grahamcracker
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    Originally posted by Obsidian View Post
    What passage(s) cause futurists to claim that there is a seven-year tribulation period? I see 3.5 years mentioned several times in Revelation, but not seven.

    Is it solely from Daniel 9:27? Because I think that is most likely referring to Christ, who was specifically called a "prince" just two verses earlier, who judged the temple "desolate" in Matthew 23:38, and who ended the sacrifices by letting himself be cut off.

    Is there anything other than that verse?
    I suspect that it is believed the entire 70th week is the Tribulation. But I believe that only 3 1/2 years is the tribulation out of the entire 7 year period. That is, the tribulation was not 7 years but 3 1/2.

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  • Bill the Cat
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    Source: http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/anf05.iii.v.i.xxv.html

    For when Daniel said, “I shall make my covenant for one week,” he indicated seven years; and the one half of the week is for the preaching of the prophets, and for the other half of the week—that is to say, for three years and a half—Antichrist will reign upon the earth. And after this his kingdom and his glory shall be taken away.

    Appendix to the Works of Hippolytus, chapter XXV

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  • classical_hero
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    Even the Preterists say the events of Revelation are over a 7 year period, but they assume it happened already.

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  • Pentecost
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    I'm a futurist. I believe there will be a 3 1/2 year Great Tribulation that will not be suffered by the saints. But that is the latter half of the 70th week of Daniel if I remember right off the top of my head.

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  • Ged
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    Originally posted by Obsidian
    Is there anything other than that verse?
    No (x2)

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  • Sparko
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    I think it is part of Daniel's seventy weeks. Of which 69 passed and one is yet to come. Each "week" is 7 year period.
    http://www.gotquestions.org/tribulation.html

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  • seanD
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    Originally posted by Obsidian View Post

    Is there anything other than that verse?
    No.

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  • Obsidian
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    Where do futurists get seven years

    What passage(s) cause futurists to claim that there is a seven-year tribulation period? I see 3.5 years mentioned several times in Revelation, but not seven.

    Is it solely from Daniel 9:27? Because I think that is most likely referring to Christ, who was specifically called a "prince" just two verses earlier, who judged the temple "desolate" in Matthew 23:38, and who ended the sacrifices by letting himself be cut off.

    Is there anything other than that verse?

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