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14: And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
[12:14. The wings of a great eagle represent swift escape from persecution. The wilderness symbolizes the Gentile nations of the world (cf. Matt. 24:16-20, 31), where believers will help to hide Jews from the Antichrist's persecution. According to Zechariah 13:7-9, however, two-thirds of the Israelites will die first. The time, and times, and half a time equals three-and-a-half times, which refers to the last three-and-a-half years of the Tribulation period (cf. Dan. 7:25; 12:7), the time of "great tribulation" (Matt. 24:21).]