In the three years and six months of drought during the time of Elijah, God appointed ravens to bring food to him. [1 Kings 17:1-7] In the New Testament, the famine of three years and six months in the time of Elijah is connected to the age of the church, and the role of the holy Spirit. The age of the church is represented by the same symbolic period, of three years and six months, which is half of seven years, or seven times. Together with the ministry of Jesus and John the Baptist, the whole time assigned to the church is “seven times.” Note that a “time” can be expressed in various units.
In an article on “Daniel’s Seventy Weeks and the New Exodus”, Peter J. Gentry, Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, presents a preterist interpretation of Daniel’s 70 weeks prophecy.  He discusses the background of Daniel’s prayer of confession, which he relates to Solomon’s dedication of the temple. [1 Kings 8:33-34, 46-51] He notes that the exile is due to the violation of the covenant which brought on the curse. [Deut. 28:15-68]
Many of the things said of Jesus in scripture are also said of his saints. Some similar sayings are compared in the table below.
Does the 70 weeks prophecy apply to the church?
Which commandment began the 70 weeks?
Is the 70 weeks prophecy connected to Leviticus 26?
How do the 70 weeks “seal up the vision and prophecy”?
Why are there three sections in the 70 weeks?
When did the ministry of Jesus begin?
When did the ministry of Jesus end?
What covenant is confirmed for one week?
Did sacrifices cease in the midst of the week?
Was Jesus crucified in the 70th week?
What about gaps in the 70 weeks?
What is the flood at the end?
What war continues to the end?
What does the “wing” represent in verse 27?
What holy city has become desolate?
How does the 70 weeks prophecy relate to the gospel?
Is the last half of the 70th week a long period of time?
Joseph Tyso commented on some of the interpretations of the 1260 days of Revelation 11 and 12 :3 that are included in my post Genealogy of the gap.
The idea of a gap in the 70 weeks, or in the period between the earthly ministry of Jesus and the start of the time, times and a half, has been nurtured for centuries by scholars who embraced the year-day theory. 1260 days is the duration of the ministry of the two witnesses of Revelation 11, and the period for which the woman in Revelation 12, who represents the church, flees to the wilderness. The idea of a gap prior to the 1260 days was adopted by futurists and incorporated into dispensationalism, whose gap surpasses every historicist gap.
In the book of Revelation, John alludes to themes from the Old Testament, such as the Exodus, and Israel’s sojourn in the wilderness, and the conquest and possession of the land under Joshua, and other events in Israel’s history, which are applied to the church’s spiritual experience.