Revelation 12:6 (KJV) And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days Revelation 12:14-16 (KJV) 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 When I first read this, I figured it was Mary the mother of Jesus. Before that I had read some Watchtower paraphernalia about apocalypse so I 'knew' Revelation had symbol. But then Just as fast I quickly dismissed it. John is writing many years after the birth of Christ and at least from his vantage point, the birth is past....history yet he had been told to; Revelation 1:19 (KJV) Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter Clearly John was no Josephus. Now in 2015, we have some 'problems'; 1. We may misread/misunderstand some or all Revelation symbols or read symbolism into some/all literal events and miss the boat by rivers, 2. Read PAST prophesied events as yet to come or current, or read FUTURE prophesied events as past. In either of this, we again miss the boat by rivers. Brethren, I need your opinion on this Woman. It is obvious we may not agree on her ID and thus we may not all be right at the same time,but we can always discard some interpretations as wild and unwarranted on the basis of the text itself.