I think you are correct when asking," is there a textual association that should steer us towards it's correct interpretation."
In Daniel 9 v 24 we read concerning the end time,"He will confirm a covenant with many for one "seven".In the middle of the "seven" he will put an end to sacrifice and offering and on a wing of the temple,he will set up an abomination that causes desolation.
When you read Daniel 9,you will find that 69 sevens have past so we are waiting for "one Seven"
In Revelation the two periods of 1260 days equal "one seven year period" on a 30 day month.
Revelation 11 v 2 says "The Gentiles will trample on the holy city for a period of 42 months(1260 days) which is the same as a Time,Times and half a Time*(3 and one half years)* as spoken about in Daniel 12 v 7,when the power of the holy people has been finally broken.
Regarding your comment about the gentiles
.The "Time,Times and half a Time are the Times of the gentiles being fulfilled.Hope this steers you to more interpretation.
What the reader must understand is that the Abomination will not be standing inside a place that has been constructed with bricks and Mortar.
Daniel 9 v 27
And on the wing of the temple,he will set up the abomination that causes desolation
Revelation 12 v 14 The woman was given the two wings of a great
eagle,so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the
desert,where she would be taken care of for a time,times and half a
time,out of the serpents reach.
Here the woman represents Christs Church or Christs Temple and it will probably be on this temple that the Abomination that causes the End of the World will be set up.