The day-year principle, year-day principle or year-for-a-day principle is a method of interpretation of Bible prophecy in which the word day in prophecy is symbolic for a year of actual time. It is used principally by the historicist school of prophetic interpretation.
This view was recognized by the Jews as seen in Daniel 9:24-27, and as seen in Jesus' use of the day-year principle in Luke 13 verses 31-33, and in the early church. Protestant Reformers were well established on the day/year principle and it was also accepted by many Christian groups, ministers, and theologians. It is held by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Jehovah's Witnesses, some Pentecostals, and Baha'is today.
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