10. What definite period of time was allotted to this great persecution of God's people under papal Rome?


"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." Verse 14.
NOTE-This is the same period as that mentioned in Dan. 7: 25, and, like the ten horns, identifies
the dragon with the fourth beast of Daniel 7, and its later work with the work of the little horn of that same
beast. In Rev. 13: 5 this period is referred to as forty-two months, and in Rev. 12: 6 as 1260 days, each
representing 1260 literal years, the period allotted to the supremacy of papal Rome. Beginning in A.D. 538,
it ended in 1798, when the Pope was taken prisoner by the French. See notes on page 27. The woman
fleeing into the wilderness fittingly describes the condition of the church during those times of bitter

What gave special force to the oath of an angel?
What did Adam say as he received his wife from God?
12. What prohibition did God give His chosen people against intermarrying with the heathen nations about them, and why?
What peaceful, happy conditions will prevail in the next world as compared with those of this life?
What was Christ's custom respecting the Sabbath?
What definite period is mentioned under this trumpet?
What is said of Cornelius and his family?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle