Daniel: Chapter 12 Timeline
The following series of graphical timelines are intended to present a total view of all the prophesies that were revealed to Daniel in Daniel 12:1-13. There are two timelines that will be used to be built upon to finish the views for Daniel 12:1-13. The first is the occupation of Israel by the Antichrist, with more information available in the web page on this site on Daniel 11. There is more information on this web site in the section detailing Revelation 11, and a discussion on this same topic on Daniel's two time periods. The graphic from that discussion is repeated below, showing the temporal extent of the Antichrist's occupation in Jerusalem, which covers all of the second half of the tribulation period.
The first reference in this chapter to time times and half a time, or 3 ½ year is found in Daniel 12:7. This is referencing the latter half of the seven years of tribulation, which is described at some length on this site in the page on Daniel 12. The following timeline gives an illustration of the temporal extent of this period of time, which is the red horizontal line within the light yellow box circumscribed with a blue border.
The next timeline illustrates the additional days that were told to Daniel, which he wrote down in Daniel 12:11-12. Further discussion on this topic is found on this site in the page on Daniel 12. There is no consensus on how to interpret these last verses in Daniel, so it is with reservation that this opinion and scenario are provided. Within the same light yellow box is the second timeline, which originates just a few days before the point of origin on the red horizontal bar above it, which represents the last 3 ½ years of the seven years of tribulation. The lower red horizontal bar extends to the left of the bar above it, to represent the 30 days prior to the mid-tribulation point, and is the time when the sacrificing to the Lord in the tribulation temple is forced to stop. However, as noted in the graphic below, both time periods end at the same time, at the battle of Armageddon.
This next timeline is based on Daniel 12:12, which introduces a third time period. Further discussion on this topic is also found on this site in the page on Daniel 12. Again, there is no consensus on how to interpret these last verses in Daniel, so it is with reservation that this opinion and scenario are provided. Within the same light yellow box in the above timeline, the bottom two horizontal red bars originate with the cessation of the tribulation temple worship to the Lord. However, this last time period extends beyond the time period represented by the middle red bar below by 45 days. The reason for this extended period beyond the battle of Armageddon, is that the survivors of the tribulation are looking forward to the glory of the Lord arriving in His holy temple in the city that will be named, THE LORD IS THERE, or formally as Jerusalem, Ezekiel 48:35.
The final timeline is a summation of the above timelines against the building backdrop of all the previous chapters in Daniel. This timeline provides a glance of all of the events recorded by Daniel and arranged against the basic timeline, showing each events' temporal relationship with other events within the book of Daniel.