I just realized something I never realized before, which may be key to unlocking Daniels daycounts:
In Daniel 12:8, the angel talks about the famous "time, times and half a time". Almost every existing timeline translates this to 1+2+0.5 = 3.5 years. But clearly, the angle could have said "year", but he chose to say "time", and we are left to ponder why.
But if you just continue to read a few verses, the angel actually gives the solution as of how to unlock this mystery in Daniel 12:11-12:
And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
If we take 1260 days as a basis (which is well supported in Daniel 7:25, Revelation 11:2, Revelation 11:3, Revelation 12:6, Revelation 13:5) and compare it to the numbers 1290 and 1335, and use a month (30 days) as "a time":
1290 = 1260 plus "a time"
1335 = 1260 plus "times and half a time"
1290 = 1260 + (1 x 30)
1335 = 1260 + (2 x 30) + (0.5 x 30)
Therefore, "a time" simply means "a moon" and not "a year". Note that the timespan between a new moon and a full moon (or vice versa) is exactly "half a time".
the full length (1335 days) is not "1260 plus one moon plus two moons plus half a moon".
the full length (1335 days) is only "1260 plus two moons plus half a moon".
Therefore, "a time, times and half a time" is not meant additive, but it is more like a stretch of the original 1260 days. It is like stretching a length of time: "stretch... ....stretch even more... ...stretch even a little bit more" and the total resulting stretch is 2.5.
If we further accept that Jesus "stopped all sacrifices" when he died as the Passover-lamb, we could understand Daniel 12 as follows:
From "Passover" (in some year) till the "future abomination that causes desolation" are 1290 days. Blessed is he who waits 1335 days since Passover.
Note that Passover is a feast that actually lasts 7-8 days.
If you are looking for 2015 as your year of redemption, the maths are as follows:
Passover April 6-14, 2012 + 1260 days = Sept 18-26, 2015 (1260 days + a time) -> Yom Kippur on Sept 23. 2015
Passover April 6, 2012 + 1290 days = Oct 18-26, 2015 (1260 days + times) -> future abomination that causes desolation?
Passover April 6, 2012 + 1335 days = December 2-10 (1260 days + times and half a time) -> Hanukkah 2015 is 6-14 Dec
Watch and Pray!Maranatha!YbiC, Joshua