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First Year Cyrus
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As we discovered from the Google search on the prior page, 537-536 BC is supportable dating for the first year of Cyrus in Babylon, which would put the third year of Cyrus at 534-533 BC (subtracting 3 years, to advance in time, since the dates are BC).
(The hyphenated variable is indicative of a 1-2 year leeway in dating of the Babylonian period and consideration of the "zero year" will be discussed later)
Following is an example from "Halley's Bible Handbook": "This last vision (chapters 10, 11, 12), was given two years after the Jews had returned to Palestine (534 B.C.)....."

After reading the three chapters that detail Daniel's dream, and arriving again near the end, you would discover:

(KVJ) Daniel 12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which [was] upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that [it shall be] for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these [things] shall be finished.

Hebrew scholars readily admit that the Old Testament scriptures are silent, on just what is indicated by a "time", but what might the New Testament reveal?

2Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

In 2Peter 3:8 the Greek word "hemera" translated as "day" in that verse is an ambiguous term that is variously understood according to the context in which it is found. Look at the "translation count" for hemera at this link (at BlueLetterBible), and you will notice another translation of this Greek term, that is used in three instances in the King James Bible.

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