Both numbers and colors have significance in interpreting Scripture (Read also: The Meaning of Colors in the Bible). The Word of God is clear in what is written, and it is deep in what is revealed through patterns, types, and symbolism. Hebrew hermeneuticshasan interpretation approach that includes somethingcalleda “remez.” A remez is a hint of a hidden message or a deeper meaning that is below the surface or behind the words. Numbers and colors area remez.
Believing everything in Scripture has significance, and knowing that everything was put there by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, we should approach the symbolism of biblical numbers and colors with a desire to understand what God is revealing through them. We will address numbers here and colors next week.
Numbers in the Bible
“If God has given all things their significance, and defined their bounds according to time, space, power, and number, and if He has appointed certain measurements to regulate things and times, biblical numbers must be symbolical, and be worthy of our study; and if a fit subject for study, the laws by which this symbolism of numbers is controlled, require to be ascertained.” — Patrick Fairbairn, Scottish minister and theologian, 1805-1874
Symbolism of numbers is defined by identifying patterns throughout the Bible. Since the patterns vary, some numbers are not as clearly defined as others. Thesymbolismof numbers 1, 3 and 7 are most agreed upon, while variations may occur withothers.
Remember, the meaning of numbers in the Bible is not perfect, but the meaning of the written Word is always perfect. This list of biblical numbers and meanings is by no means exhaustive. It is provided to give a basic understanding of patterns that reveal what these numbers represent.
1. Union and Oneness
One is independent of all other numbers and yet is contained in all other numbers. One is only divisible by itself.
1 represents the union of the Godhead as one God.
Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD
John 10:30 I and my Father are one.
1 Corinthians 8:4 …there is no other God but one.
Galatians 3:20 … God is one.
1 represents the union of man and woman becoming one flesh (Genesis 2:24; Mark 10:7-9)
1 represents the union of God and man in salvation (John 17:11, 20-21, 1 Corinthians 6:17, Ephesians 5:30)
2. Companionship, Witness, Division
Although a man and woman are brought together as one in marriage, they are still two individual people, purposed by God to be companions to each other in separate and unique ways (Genesis 2:18, 22, Ecclesiastes 4:9, Amos 3:3).
2 of every kind of animal entered the ark
2 tablets contained the Ten Commandments
2 testaments make up the Word of God
2 witnesses were required by law for valid testimony (Deut 17:6, Num14:6-7, 1 Kings 21:10, Mat 18:16, John 8:17, 2 Cor 13:1, Rev 11:3)
2 times Pharaoh was given a dream “because it was established by God” (Gen 41:32)
2 parts in the day
2 great lights to divide the day and night (sun and moon)
2 cherubimat the 2 ends of the mercy seat
2 turtledoves or two young pigeons served as an acceptable sin offering for the poor (witnessed to the lamb)
2 loaves and 2 lambs were the wave offering of Shavuot
2 goats in the Day of Atonement offering
2 pillars at the entrance of God’sTemple built by Solomon
2 doors, 2 leaves for each door on the Temple in Ezekiel 41
2 olive trees that are “the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.” (Zechariah 4:14)
2 blind men who testified of Jesus healed(Matthew 9:27, 20:30)
2 disciples were given the testimony of Jesus to give to John in prison (Matthew 11:2-6)
2 disciples sent to get a donkey and a colt (2) and tell “the Lord has need of them.”
2 commandments on which “hang all the law and the prophets” (Matthew 22:40)
2 masters (Luke 16:13) One true: God; one false: money
2 thieves on crosses=2 testimonies (but only one true testimony)
2 angels testified at the tomb (John 20:12)
2 witnesseswho are the2 olive treesand2 candlesticks during the Tribulation (Revelation 11:3-4)
3. Triunity of Divine Design
Three is the number of triunity as perfectly seen in the Holy Trinity — one God in three Persons. Triunity existed before the foundations of the world, with the infinite and eternal Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
God set patterns of three in many of the rituals and instructions for His people Israel:
Three things were put in the Ark of the Covenant (jar of manna, Aaron’s staff, tables of stone); Daily prayers were three times a day; Appointed times (feasts) were three times each year; Three laws: moral, ceremonial and civil; Three types of sacrifice: Sin-offering, peace offering, and praise offering. Other patterns of triunity in the Bible and in our world include:
3 places men dwell: Heaven, earth and the underworld
3 time frames: Past, present, and future
3 points ofmeasurement: Beginning, middle, and end
3 measurements: Length, width, and height
3 states of water: Solid, liquid, gas
3 abilities of man: thought, word, and deed
3 qualities: good, better and best
3 gifts of grace: faith, hope, and love
3 temptations of Eve: The tree was good for food, pleasant to the eyes; desired to make one wise.
3 temptations of man: the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, pride of life
3 great enemies: the World, the flesh, and the devil
3 kinds of matter: mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdom.
3 Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
3-part deliverance of Israel (in relation to land): out of Egypt, through the wilderness, into the Promised Land
3-part instruction: Law, the prophets, and the psalms/writings (Luke 24:44)
3 divisions in the tabernacle and the temple: Outer Court, Holy Place, and Most Holy Place
3veils in the tabernacle: the outer veil to the inner court, the inner veil to the Holy Place, the innermostveil to the Holy of Holies
3 Kings of the united kingdom: Saul, David, and Solomon
3 faithful ones persecuted: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
3 intimate friends of Jesus: Peter, James, and John (witnesses to the Transfiguration)
3 Witnesses: the Spirit, the water, and the blood (1 John 5:8)
3-part completeness in divine judgment: Numbered, weighed, and divided
3-part existence of Jesus: Which was, and which is, and which is to come
3-partfullness of the Godhead: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
3-partfullness of man: Spirit = Essences (I am); Soul = Consciousness (I see and I know); Body = Appearance (I am seen) 1 Thess 5:23
3 redemptive acts of God: Loved, cleansed, and crowned
3 times God spoke from Heaven (Matthew 3:17, 17:5, John 12:28)
3-fold growth in the good ground–produces some 30 fold growth, some 60, some 100 (Mark 4:8)
3 Shepherd Psalms prophesied of Jesus: The Good Shepherd telling of His death (Psalm 22, John 10:14-15); The Great Shepherd telling of His resurrection (Psalm 23, Hebrews 13:20) and The Chief Shepherd telling of His glory (Psalm 24, 1 Peter 5:4)
3 appearances of Christ in Hebrews 9: He has appeared to put away sin (vs 26) He now appears in the presence of God (vs 24) and He shall appear (vs 28) to those who look for Him (vs 28)
3-part salvation: Justification, sanctification, glorification (2 Corinthians 1:10)
3-part life in Christ: Positional, practical, and spiritual
3 stories high and 300 hundred cubits long was the size of Noah’s ark
3 offices of Christ: Prophet, Priest, and King
3 Spiritual Things — Gifts, Ministries, and Effects (1 Corinthians 12:1)
- Read more: What is the triunity of creation?
4. Creative Works of God
Four pertains to God’s earthly, “under the sun,” creative works.
4 corners of the earth (Revelation 7:1)
4 cardinal directions (N, S, E, W)
4 phases of the moon
4 elements(earth, fire, water, air)
4 rivers of Paradise (Genesis 2:10)
4 winds of heaven (Jeremiah 49:36)
4 Things that make up the universe (time, energy, space, and matter).
4 Seasons (summer, autumn, winter, and spring).
4 Divisions of the day (morning, noon, evening, and midnight).
4 Major provisions for man (earth, air, fire, and water).
4 Winds (Matthew 24:31)
4 generals took over Alexander’s kingdom (broken by God)
4 world empires (beasts) of Daniel
4 horns (gentile powers) of Zechariah
4 guardians of the throne of God
4 horsemen will bring calamity on the earth (Revelation 6:1-8)
4 acts of judgment — sword, famine, evil beasts, and pestilence) with which God condemns the idolators of Jerusalem (Ezekiel 14:21).
5. Humanness:Weakness (man’s limitations), Dependance (man’s insufficiency in himself), Death
5 fingers,5 toes,5 senses
5 books of law (Genesis – Deuteronomy)
5 kinds of animals were sacrificed underthe Levitical law: goats, sheep, cattle, pigeons, and doves.
5 loaves were not enough to feed the great multitude.
5 brothers in Luke 16who would not believe Moses and the prophets.
5 husbands could not satisfy the woman at the well.
5 wounds were inflicted upon Jesus (two hands, two feet, and His head) while alive on the cross. A sixth wound was inflicted after his death.
5 empires of man represented in King Nebuchadnezzar’s statue (Daniel 2:32-Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, Final Kingdom — 4 are fallen and the last will fall also)
6. The Number of Man, including the Fallen Nature of Man and the Works of Fallen Man and the Evil of man
Six falls short of the number seven, God’s number of completion and perfection, and man falls short of the perfection God created him to be. With 5 as the number of humanness and death, six represents man, his fallen nature, and his works. No wonder the number of the beast is represented as an unholy trinity of 666.
6th day God created man (Genesis 1:27)
6days were given to man to work (Exodus 20:9, 31:15)
6 generations of Cain’s descendants
6 years aservant had to work before he could be set free
6times Jesus was accused of being demon-possessed
6 timesJesus was asked to give asign to PROVE Himself
6people proclaimedJesus innocent but did nothing to stop His crucifixion (Pilate, Herod, Judas,Pilate’s wife, the thief on the cross, a Roman Centurion).
6 New Testament reference to people practicing sorcery (divination)
666 is the number of Satan
7. God’s Number of Completion, Perfection, and Rest
7th day of creation signified completion and rest
7 great landmasses form the complete earth
7 great bodies of water form a complete ocean
7 colors make a perfect spectrum
7 colors in the rainbow (interesting that the LGBT flag has only 6 colors; ReadWhy Does the LGBT Use God’s Rainbow For Its Flag?)
7 notes make a perfect scale
7 covenants of God with man: Adamic, Noah, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Levitic, Davidic, Messianic
7 dispensations of God complete human history
7th day was a Sabbath for Israel, a day of rest
7th year was a Sabbatical year, a year of rest.
7 Sabbatical years, followed by the year of Jubilee.
7 days for the Feast of Passover
7 weeks between Passover and Pentecost.
7 days for the Feast of Tabernacles
7 years was the time it took to complete construction of the First Temple
7 pieces of furniture in the Tabernacle
7 days was the time of mourning for the dead
7 times equals purification (of the word of God – Ps 12:6)
7 times offorgiving was elevated to 70 x 7 byJesus
7 Greek-speaking Christians were appointed by the 12 apostles(Acts 6:3)
7 titles for Jesusin Hebrews.
7 Spiritual Gifts—Given from God the Father (Romans 12:1-8)
7 divisions in the Bible:Law, Prophets, Writings(Psalms), Gospels & Acts, Paul’sEpistles, General Epistles, and the book of completion…
The Book of Revelation, which offers this great display of sevens:
7 Letters to the 7 Churches
7 Golden Candlesticks
7Lamps of Fire
7 Spirits of God
7 Seal Judgments
7 Horns and 7 Eyes on the Lamb
7 Trumpet Judgments
7 Thousand Men Slain
7 Heads and 7 Crowns onthe Great Red Dragon
7 Heads on the Leopard-like Beast of the Sea
7 Last Plagues
7 Golden Vials
7 Bowl Judgments
7 heads of blasphemy on the Scarlet Colored Beast
* 7 hours: This is of interest, but understand that it is not of biblical authority. Thereis a claim inJewish tradition that the first man, Adam, was completed in 7 hours. The Talmud records,
“How was Adam created? In the first hour his dust was collected; in the second his form was created; in the third he became a shapeless mass; in the fourth his members were joined; in the fifth his apertures were opened; in the sixth he received his soul; in the seventh he stood up on his feet . . .”
8. New Beginnings
8represents new life, regeneration, resurrection, and commencement.
8 people were on the ark for the new beginning after the flood.
8 words of God to bring forth creation (Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24, 26)
8 souls passed through God’s judgment by floodwaters and began a new world.
8 beatitudes of the sermon on the mountain. (Matthew 5:3-11)
8th day starts the week over again.
8th note on a piano starts the scale over again.
8th day a male child was circumcised according to the law.
8th day the first-born was given to Jehovah (Exodus 22:29,30)
8th day consecration of Aaron and his sons as priests (Leviticus 9:1)
8 covenants God made with Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3, 12:7, 13:14-17, 15:13-21, 17:1-22, 18:9-15, 21:12, 22:15-18)
8th dispensationof God with man will usher in the eternal state, the New Jerusalem
8 people were resurrected in the Bible, excluding Jesus’ resurrection and the saints who rose at that time. (1 Kings 17:17-22, 17:17-22, 2 Kings 4:30-37, 13:21, John 11:38-44, Luke 7:11-17, Matthew 8:28-43, Acts 20:7-12, Acts 20:7-12, Acts 9:36-42)
8th son of Jesse was the new King of Israel, David
8th day (day after the Sabbath, the 7th day) Jesus rose from the dead, ushering in a new beginning.
9. Finality and Faith
9th year of the prophet Hosea the faith of the Northern Kingdom was judged by God as idolatrous. The kingdom was conquered by the Assyrians and the people carried away into exile (2 Kings 17:6).
9th year of King Zedekiah, God sent judgment upon the Southern Kingdom. Judah was conquered by Babylon and the city of Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed (2 Kings 25:1).
9th hour Jesus declared, “it is finished.” The penalty for sin was paid by His faithfulness.
9 fruits in the Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control
9 Gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12.8-10)
9 Beatitudes (Mat 5.3-11)
10. Completion of Divine Order
10th generation from creation was judged for sin by the Great Flood.
10 Commandments are the perfect instructions in righteousness
10% tithe was an acknowledgment of God’s gifts of abundance
10 plagues on Egypt completed God’s judgment when Pharaoh failed to release God’s people.
10 spies failed to see Gods power and provision, so they brought back an evil report (Num 13:32)
10 witnesses were called in the Book of Ruth (Ruth 4:1-2)
10 men were a quorum for the Sanhedrin to convene.
10 was the number of generations until an illegitimate son could enter the congregation of Israel (Deut 23:2) David was the 10th generation from Pharez, the illegitimate son of Tamar and Judah.
10 was the number of generations until anAmmonite or Moabite could enter the congregation of Israel (Deut. 23:3).
10 tribes failed to walk with God and to do His will. They established a separate kingdom given to idolatry, which God judged and scattered the people.
10 times weaker than God’s people (Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah) were Kind Nebuchadnezzar’s magicians and astrologers (Daniel 1:20
10 lepers were unable to cure themselves, they needed Jesus (Luke 17:12)
10 kingdoms in the end times
Other numbers also have meaning, but most with less significance than 1-10. Exceptions would be the numbers 12 and 40, which areclearly traced throughout the Bibleand have clearand significant meanings.
12. God’s Perfect Government
12 lunar cycles corresponding to 12 months in the year
12-hour periods in day and night
12 signs of the Mazzaroth was the order of the stars
12 patriarchs, from Seth to Noah and his family
12 patriarchs from Shem to Jacob
12 powerful judges throughout the national history of Israel
12 stones on the breastplate of the high priest
12 spies commissioned by Moses to spy in Canaan
12 was continuously represented in the design and flow of Solomon’s temple
12 sons of Jacob/Israel (Genesis 35:22-27)
12 Tribes of Israel (Genesis 49:28)came from the 12 sons of Jacob
12 years old Jesus was publicly recognized to have spiritual authority
12 apostles chosen by Jesus (Matthew 10:2-4)
12 Kingdom of Heaven Parables
The Book of Revelation reveals a pattern of the number 12:
12 x 2 (2-the number of witness) = 24 elders around the throne of God (Revelation 4:4)
12,000 (sealed) x 12 (# of tribes) = 144,000 sealed witnesses (Revelation 7:4)
The New Jerusalem is seen in its 12 gates, each with 12 foundations,
The circumference of the New Jerusalem is 12,000 furlongs, and its walls are 144 cubits high (Revelation 21:10-21; Ezekiel 48:30-35).
30. Dedication to a Task or Calling
30 was the age that Joseph came to power in Egypt (Genesis 41:46)
30 was the age that men in Israel entered the military and serves in battle.
30 was the age Levites began priestly service.
30 was the age David became king (2 Samuel 5:4).
30 was the age John the Baptist began baptizing (based on the age of Jesus).
30 was the age Jesus began his earthly ministry (Luke 3:23).
Israel mourned for 30 days the deaths of their leaders Aaron and Moses(Numbers 20:29,Deuteronomy 34:8)
Judas covenanted to betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:15)
40. Trials, Probation, Testings, and Preparing
40 days and 40 nights it rained upon the earth
40 years Moses was in Egypt, 40 years in Midian, 40 years Moses served God
40 days Moses was on Mt. Sinai when he was given the Law
40 days Moses was on Mt. Sinai when he returned after breaking the tablets
40 days after his birth a male child was dedicated to God
40 days the spies were in the land of Canaan
40 years Israel wandered in the wilderness
40-year intervals of peace in the age of the Judges
40 years of war between Israel and the Philistines
40 years Saul ruled as King
40 days Goliath presented himself to the armies of Israel
40 years David ruled as King
40 days and 40 nights Elijah went in strength (angel had provided food)
40 years Solomon ruled as King
40 days Jonah was in Nineveh
40 years Josiah ruled Judah
40 days Ezekiel lay on his right side to symbolize the 40 years of Judah’s transgression
40 days was prophecies by Jonah to be the time before judgment would come on Nineveh
40 days Jesus fasted in the wilderness
40 days Jesus taught His disciples after the Resurrection
70. Seventy can be understood by understanding it’s the product of 7 x 10. Seven represents completion, perfection, and rest. Ten represents the completion of divine order. Therefore, seventy can be understood as the ultimate completion and perfection of God’s divine order.
70 descendants of Noah repopulated the world after the flood (Gen 10)
70 members of Jacob’s family went down to Egypt (Gen 46:27)
70 elders were appointed to help Moses administer Israel in the wilderness (Num 11:16)
70 years of exile in Babylon for the people of Judah (Jer 5:11; 29:10)
70 weeks (70 sevens) were decreed by God as the period in which Messianic redemption would be accomplished (Dan 9:24)
70 men sent forth by Jesus (Luk 10:1)
70 times 7 times was the number of times Jesus said we are to forgive others (Mat 18:22)
Fun Stuff About Numbers
From Scott M: The number 8 represents infinity, eternity, and also a return to the beginning. The infinity symbol looks like the number 8. When you trace your finger on the number 8, you “cross over” and return back to the beginning.
The number 9 is very unusual. Take any other number (no matter how big or small) multiply it by 9, then keep adding those digits together. The result will always come out to 9! Examples:
2×9=18 and the 1 plus the 8 equal 9!
25×9=225 and 2 plus 2 plus 5 equals 9!
502×9=4518 and 4 plus 5 plus 1 plus 8 equals 18, and 1 plus 8 equals 9!
So mathematically, we could say this number equates to God. It is the highest number, and no matter how many other numbers you multiply it with, adding up the digits of the product will always result in 9… the highest and the greatest of all.
From Shari: Thank you Scott. What you sent reminded me about how I learned to multiply by nine. Take the number you are multiplying, subtract 1, and add what you need to reach 9 to get the product. Examples:
4×9:4-1= 3, 3+6=9, the product of 4×9 is 36!
7×9:7-1= 6, 6+3=9, the product of 7×9 is 63!
9×9:9-1= 8, 8+1=9, the product of 9×9 is 81!
Who “created” numbers and math? God!!!
The book is basically the sacred history of the Israelites as they wandered in the wilderness following the departure from Sinai and before their occupation of Canaan, the Promised Land. It describes their sufferings and their numerous complaints against God.
The book of Numbers is named for the Lord's instruction to Moses to number, or count, all the Israelite males “from twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war” (Numbers 1:3).
The term "God's number" is sometimes given to the graph diameter of Rubik's graph, which is the minimum number of turns required to solve a Rubik's cube from an arbitrary starting position (i.e., in the worst case). Rokicki et al. (2010) showed that this number equals 20.
The number 12 is mentioned often in the New Testament of the Bible, such as Jesus' selection of 12 apostles, he said. That choice was deliberate, with each apostle representing one of the 12 tribes of Israel, said Reed, a professor emeritus of pastoral theology and research.
In mathematics, numbers are used to count, measure and calculate. The introduction mentioned the decimal or base 10 system, which many of us use and recognise. Numbers that cannot be represented by a single digit are arranged in columns called place values.
The book of Numbers shows a God who chose to live close to His people. Likewise, when we believe in Jesus and give ourselves to Him, we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit who indwells us. We become the tabernacle of God. The Spirit gives us the peace, power and presence of God at all times - God is still with us.
It's a design pattern. Jon: For the attentive Bible reader, the idea of resting, and the number seven are intimately connected. God stopped on the seventh day. In Hebrew, the number "seven" has the same consonants as the word for completeness or wholeness.
Biblical Numerology: A Basic Study of the Use of Numbers in the Bible: Davis, John J.: 9780801028137: Amazon.com: Books.
The Hebrew people lived in the lands outside of the promised land for "forty years". This period of years represents the time it takes for a new generation to arise (Numbers 32:13). Several early Hebrew leaders and kings are said to have ruled for "forty years", that is, a generation.
The number 'seven' is widely used throughout Revelation, including in reference to the seven churches, seven bowls, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven thunders, Seven Spirits of God, seven stars, seven lampstands, seven eyes and horns of the Lamb of God, seven heads and diadems of the dragon, and seven heads of the ...
Symbolism and numerology
In some Christian numerology, the number 888 represents Jesus, or sometimes more specifically Christ the Redeemer.
The number 666 is used to signify the devil, the antichrist, or evil in general. It's not be confused with another, unrelated 666, used by Chinese gamers to commend skillful play.
Description. The numbers in the King James Holy Bible have significant meaning that follow the number throughout the scripture. The number 13 has always been an 'unlucky' number. The number 13 is the number that represents Satan, evil, wickedness, devils, and everything vile that is connected to them.
The number seven was considered to be particularly interesting because it consisted of the union of the physical (number 4) with the spiritual (number 3). In Pythagorean numerology the number 7 means spirituality.
The number 13 brings the test, the suffering and the death. It symbolises the death to the matter or to oneself and the birth to the spirit: the passage on a higher level of existence.
The basic pattern is the name of the Book, the chapter number followed by a colon, and the verse number. For example “Genesis 1:3” refers to the book of Genesis, the first chapter, and the third verse.
We use numbers in school and work, counting money, measurements, phone numbers, password on our phone , locks, reading, page numbers, and TV channels. Engineers use number for their calculation to construct building and roads. Doctors use it for blood counts and medicines.
The message is clear: failure was not due to any fault in the preparation, because Yahweh had foreseen everything, but to Israel's sin of unfaithfulness. In the final section, the Israelites of the new generation follow Yahweh's instructions as given through Moses and are successful in all they attempt.
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Studying the biblical meaning of numbers can be both fascinating and a dangerous temptation. Most scholars are cautious about Bible numerology.
(Deuteronomy 6:4, ESV) The number two symbolizes witness and support.. ( Ecclesiastes 4:9, ESV) The number three signifies completion or perfection, and unity.. The number four relates to the earth.. "The cities that you give to the Levites shall be the six cities of refuge, where you shall permit the manslayer to flee ..." (Numbers 35:6, ESV) Adam and Eve were created on the sixth day (Genesis 1:31).. (Exodus 21:2, ESV) On the seventh day, God rested after completing the creation (Genesis 2:2).. The number eight may signify new beginnings , although many scholars don't attribute any symbolic meaning to this number.. The number nine may mean fullness of blessing, although many scholars don't assign any special meaning to this number.. The number twelve relates to divine government, God's authority, perfection, and completeness.. It [the New Jerusalem] had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed... And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.. (Revelation 21:12-14, ESV) Thirty is a time frame and number associated with mourning and sorrow.. (Matthew 27:3-5, ESV) Aaron 's death was mourned for 30 days (Numbers 20:29).. And before them stood seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel... (Ezekiel 8:11, ESV) 70 elders were appointed by Moses (Numbers 11:16).
Studying the biblical meaning of numbers can be both fascinating and a dangerous temptation. Most scholars are cautious about Bible numerology.
(Deuteronomy 6:4, ESV) The number two symbolizes witness and support.. ( Ecclesiastes 4:9, ESV) The number three signifies completion or perfection, and unity.. The number four relates to the earth.. "The cities that you give to the Levites shall be the six cities of refuge, where you shall permit the manslayer to flee ..." (Numbers 35:6, ESV) Adam and Eve were created on the sixth day (Genesis 1:31).. (Exodus 21:2, ESV) On the seventh day, God rested after completing the creation (Genesis 2:2).. The number eight may signify new beginnings , although many scholars don't attribute any symbolic meaning to this number.. The number nine may mean fullness of blessing, although many scholars don't assign any special meaning to this number.. The number twelve relates to divine government, God's authority, perfection, and completeness.. (Revelation 21:12-14, ESV) Thirty is a time frame and number associated with mourning and sorrow.. (Matthew 27:3-5, ESV) Aaron 's death was mourned for 30 days (Numbers 20:29).. And before them stood seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel... (Ezekiel 8:11, ESV) 70 elders were appointed by Moses (Numbers 11:16).
Biblical numbers are used in prophecy of time and cycles. The interpretation of numbers in the Bible is quite different from how numbers are interpreted under popular numerological methods.
The numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 40, 49, 50 and 70 are those 13 significant numbers.. Each figure is associated with some spiritual meaning of numbers like the most used numbers are 7 and 40.. For example, the number 13 is mentioned many times in the Bible, each time signifying a different event, for example, it is the number of years Solomon took to build his palace (1 Kings 7:1).Similarly, it could even denote Jesus and his 12 disciples.. Thus, only an expert in Biblical numbers will be able to decipher the true meaning of the numbers in a specific context.. Many times, people in search of some hidden meanings of numbers of Bible do not understand that certain numbers mentioned in the Holy Book are just numbers.
You might be here because you see the same biblical number over and over. You might want to know what the biblical numbers actually represent in our modern world! Maybe even if a certain number means something is going to happen to you?
The meaning of these numbers is both symbolic and literal, I have written the biblical meaning of numbers 1-100 so please scroll down to find your number meaning!. As you can see from such a high number, this is used extensively and the frequency of the number 7 leads many authors of biblical numerology feeling that the number 7 has some BIG spiritual significance.. So, if you keep seeing number 15 and wonder the biblical meaning of number 15, know that in the Bible, it symbolizes spiritual rest.. Related to number 5 which stands for grace, number 25 is one of the most beautiful and important numbers in the Bible.. The biblical meaning of number 31 is followed by the meaning of number 30.. I have already mentioned the importance of the number 40 in the bible Number, thus the number 40 is one of the most important numbers in the Bible.
In both Hebrew and Greek, letters have numerical values, so many people, both in the past and today, saw hidden meanings in words as well as numbers found in the Bible. Here are just a few examples.
For example, in both the Hebrew and Greek languages, letters and words also have numerical values.. In Hebrew, the practice of assigning symbolic meaning to the numerical values of words is called gematria and was popular with kabbalists and Jewish mystics.. The number 7 appears more than 600 times in the Bible, but here are some of the most significant mentions:. And Jesus responds, "Not seven times, but seventy-seven times" or "seventy times seven" in some translations.. Some scholars note that 40 days in the Bible doesn't always mean 40 days literally, but may be a symbolic way of saying "a long time.". In the Bible, there are numbers that are repeated often.. He tells his disciple Peter to cast his net into the water.. To make his point that circumcision was supplanted by Jesus Christ, the author of Barnabas focuses on Genesis 14 and the story of Abraham (then known as Abram) rescuing his nephew Lot from captivity.
Whenever you see a time on a clock or number in repetition, remember what you are doing at the time you see it. It may have something to do with why you are seeing it. Ask God to reveal to you what...
Whenever you see a time on a clock or number in repetition, remember what you are doing at the time you see it.. You will often find a pattern.. say you see 10:10 on the clock or 1010 often, go to scriptures that are 10:10 like John 10:10.. etc.. 3:33; 3's - Fresh revelation, divine strategy out of heaven and being released (pray and ask and expect revelation and nearness of God's presence, the unknown available to the known, pray for the hidden to be revealed and ask God) Jeremiah 33:3 "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.". 7's; 77;777; 7777 - Completion, fullness, restoration, wholeness, God will complete what He has promised, entering into a promise of God, God is revealing pathways of breakthrough that have previously been unseen, sevenfold perfected divine restitution, a paying back of what the enemy has stolen, a promise of full restoration, God's promising, completed restoration and restitution -- However, allow God to do this His way, surrender to His plan, let Him do it His own way, don't try to do it yourself.. 9:11; 911 - urgency in the Spirit to pray, restoration of promise, rebuilding of God's original intention (Psalms 91:11, Amos 9:11), repair and healing, a brokenness and repairing of Kingdom structures strategy, a call to decree and pray, a call to prayer and a call to decree what heaven is releasing as opposed to what darkness is trying to release.. - these sequences mean: a reminder that God is lining things up and bringing things into correct order, alignment for a move of His Spirit, a time of strategic transition into His promises, a countdown in the Spirit, a call to decree His purposes (get on your knees and get to praying).. 00 times on the clock like 10:00 - keep going, press in, sell out to Christ.. 14; 28 - Jesus the King, Jesus the High Priest who intercedes for us.
If you want to know what is biblical numerology, and what is the connection of numerology with the bible, check out number meanings in this article ...
If you want to know the biblical numerology number meanings , here is what the Bible really tells about the numbers.. Number five symbolizes God’s grace and kindness upon humankind.. According to biblical numerology, the number 6 is related to evil powers, sins, and human.. This two numbers summed together gives 10 which symbolizes men on Earth need to follow God’s laws for perfection and harmony.. There are 10 commandments also representing the relation between God and humankind.. 12 is one of the most used and widespread among all numbers, but what does number 12 mean in biblical numerology ?. Moses served God 40 years and was on Mt.Sinai for 40 days when God bestowed law upon him.. Above are some of the most powerful and widespread numbers and their significance in biblical numerology described.
The power of numbers is everywhere, even in the Bible. Find out what biblical numerology reveals about one of the world’s holiest books.
The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20) 40 days (Genesis 7:17, Matthew 4:2, Acts 1:3) The 6th day (Genesis 1:31, Exodus 16:5, Exodus 16:22, Exodus 16:29, Numbers 7:42) Twelve tribes (Genesis 49:28, Acts 26:7, Matthew 19:28). Looking at a numerical pattern isn’t new for those who study numerology.. But if you believe that every word in the Bible is there by design, that means God also meant for you to study the numerical pattern.. In 1890, discovering this connection changed one man’s life.. He went on to devote most of his life to the research and study of Bible numerics.. Panin wasn’t the only man to discover the mystery of numbers in the Bible.. Also, there are references to “two witnesses” in the Bible, and Jesus sent out his disciples “two by two” (Luke 10:1).. For example, Jesus Christ’s ministry on earth lasted three years (Luke 13:7).. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth” – Revelation 8:13. This number also appears in Bible verses Matthew 24:31, Acts 10:11, and Revelation 20:8.. There are many other references to the number seven in the Bible.. The number ten appears in the Bible to represent human governments and law.. The number 30 may signify sorrow, but 50 brings power and celebration.. In Acts 2, believers became filled with the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, 50 days after the Resurrection.. Understanding the power and repetition of numbers in the Bible can help you uncover deeper, hidden meaning in Bible verses.
THREE WAYS OF READING NUMBERS If we read in the papers that somebody died at age of 38, or that the 7th floor of a building had been on fire, nobody will ever doubt the meaning of these numbers
We are no longer sure if these numbers really refer to the number of years the man was sick or the quantity of baskets of leftovers that were gathered.. While we usually use numbers to indicate the quantity of something, the biblical mentality expresses not just one but three realities, each of them different: quantity, symbolism and gematric meaning.. When we are told that the prophet Elijah predicted a 3-year drought in Israel (1 K 18:1) or that king Josiah governed for 31 years in Jerusalem (2K 22:1), that Solomon put 12 governors in charge of maintaining the palace monthly (1 K 4:7), that Bethany, the village where Jesus restored Lazarus back to life, was 15 stadia (3 km) away from Jerusalem (Jn 11:18), it is evident that these are not symbolic numbers.. A symbolic number does not indicate a quantity but expresses an idea, a message different from it, going beyond the “number” and overflowing in its meaning.. The number 5 means “some,” “a number,” an indefinite quantity.. When 4 persons brought a paralytic on a bed to Jesus it is evident that the number 4 was not symbolic but a real number quantity.. We write number with certain signs (1,2,3) and the letter are written differently (a, b, c); in Hebrew and Greek, the very letter of the alphabet is used for the numbers.
Dive into the interesting world of Biblical numbers! We will take a look at popular numbers in the Bible and what they mean symbolically and spiritually.
Understanding the symbolic meaning of numbers in the Bible is called Biblical numerology.. A number that is well known for its Biblical meaning is the number 40.. 40 days and 40 nights it rained on the Earth during the days of Noah (Genesis 7:12) 40 years Israel wandered in the wilderness (Numbers 32:13) 40 days Ezekiel laid on his right side.. This is where we start to see a number having a symbolic meaning in the Bible.. God loves numbers .. Unity between the church and Christ – (1 Cor.. Mankind And the Flesh – God created humans on the 6th day (Genesis 1:31) work/toil for 6 days (Exodus 31:15). In this section, I wanted to share with you some things I have discovered about numbers and their connection with scripture.. Since this is a new study to me I thought it would be best to share my finds from the matter.. Well, it’s pretty clear that numbers were used in dreams in the Bible.. Well, I still believe God speaks in dreams.
In scripture the number 1000 is symbolic and conveys the idea of immensity, fullness of quantity or a multitude.
“A little one shall become one thousand”.. 1000 in Reference to Time – People or Things. In scripture, the term “thousand,” when in reference to time, is always used symbolically.. 1000 in Reference to Time – Days, Years, and Generations. Psalms 105:8 (KJV) – “He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.”. So where does the phrase “1000 Year Reign of Christ” appear in scripture?. So what do the scriptures reveal about the number 1000?
The following material from The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia should be helpful here: III. Significant numbers Numbers are also used with a symbolical or theological significance. One is used to convey the concept of the unity and uniqueness of God, e.g. Dt. 6:4, ‘The Lord our God is one Lord’. The human race stems from one (Acts 17:26). The entry of sin into the world is through one man (Rom. 5:12). The gift of grace is by one man, Jesus Christ (Rom. 5:15). His sacrifice in death is a once-for-all offering (Heb.
The number 3 is also associated with certain of God’s mighty acts.. In Hosea’s prophecy the Lord would raise up his people ‘on the third day’, probably meaning a short time (Ho.. 12:40), and God raised Christ from the dead, on the third day (1 Cor.. A further instance of three being used in connection with periods of time is the choice offered to David of 3 days’ pestilence, 3 months’ defeat or 3 years’ famine (1 Ch.. In the creation narrative God created man and woman on the 6th day (Gn.. In the creation narrative God rested from his work on the 7th day, and sanctified it.. 25:2-6), and also to the year of jubilee, which followed 7 times 7 years (Lv.. Elijah’s servant looked for rain 7 times a day (1 Ki.. The psalmist praised God 7 times a day (Ps.. 35:22-27; 42:13, 32) and there were 12 tribes of Israel, the people of God (Gn.. Forty is associated with almost each new development in the history of God’s mighty acts, especially of salvation, e.g. the Flood, redemption from Egypt, Elijah and the prophetic era, the advent of Christ and the birth of the church.. The following periods of 40 days may be listed: the downpour of rain during the Flood (Gn.. 666 (or 616) is the number of the beast in Rev.. Many interpretations of this number have been proposed, and by gematria, in which figures are given the value of corresponding letters, the number 666 has been identified with the numerical values of the names of a variety of personalities from Caligula and Nero Caesar onwards, and with such concepts as the chaos monster.. 7:4; 14:1 records the number 144,000 ‘which were sealed.’ It is the number 12, the number of election, squared, and multiplied by 1,000, an indefinitely large number, and symbolizes the full number of saints of both covenants who are preserved by God.
Did you know that one in every five Bible verses on average contains a number? Numerology is a reflection of the universal language of mathematics. We might have thousands of different linguistics around the
If you see a specific number appear in your dream, then these are the potential interpretations that may apply in your situation.. Let’s say. that you see the number 2,050 in your dream.. Let’s use the number 12,595 as an example here.. You would want to look up the meaning of seeing the number four in your dream.. For the number 34, you would look at what having a seven could indicate.. Seeing this Biblical number in your dream is an indication that now is the time to take a stand.. Three can also be a reflection of the Trinity in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.. Some dreams. might have the number 12 in. them, which could signify your completeness in faith with God.. Many different numbers can appear in dreams.
If you're curious as to what does the number 12 mean in the Bible, this article is for you. Continue reading to uncover the biblical secrets behind number 12.
The number 12, in particular, has a spiritual significance that most people may not be aware of, so if you keep coming across this mystifying, powerful number, know that there’s a biblical meaning behind it.. Based on how often this number is used in both the Old and New Testaments, it’s fair to say that you’re blessed and highly favored if you come across this number often.. In this post, we’ll explore the hidden messages of the number 12 and help you understand its special meaning in your life.. The number 12 is a sign of God’s perfect governmental foundation and divine authority.. Because this number symbolically represents completeness, most Christians who have a strong belief in Bible prophecy associate it with the second coming of Jesus Christ.. The number 12 is a symbol of perfection and authority.. Whenever the number 12 is used in biblical numerology , it signifies everything in its complete nature—the twelve tribes of Israel, the twelve stars, the twelve apostles, the twelve princes, and so on.. In Numbers 31, twelve thousand men battled the Midianites.. Certain numbers in Hebrew culture have a more profound meaning that’s far from its biblical meaning.. The significance of the number 12 in the Hebrew culture focuses on God’s divine kingdom and His holy temple.. If you keep coming across the number 12 daily, don’t ignore the meaning behind it—it’s a sign that your angels are trying to relay an important message to you.. Angel number 1 means that you’ll achieve your goals only if you maintain a positive attitude.. Jacob perfected his presence in Israel when he sired 12 sons, and the new city detailed in the book of Revelation has 12 angels, 12 gates, 12 sons who formed 12 tribes, and so on.. So the next time you see the number 12, be reminded of your life purpose and the deep meaning it holds.. We hope this post helps you understand the symbolism behind the 12th angel number.
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Christ said it would:. Six is man’s number.. (For more details, read our book Saturday or Sunday – Which Is the Sabbath?. and our booklet The Truth About God’s Calendar .). The number 12 is also significant, as it implies structural beginning or foundation of organization, as well as governmental perfection.. Twelve thousand from each tribe of Israel constitute the 144,000 of Revelation 7 and 14 .. Israel had been in the wilderness for 40 years for reasons that included proving or testing ( Deut.. Certain kings of Israel reigned for 40 years ( II Sam.
Want to know the biblical meaning of number 5 in detail? Spirituality and numerology often coincide with each other.
In the Holy Bible, the number 5 appears 318 times across the book.. What does the number 5 mean in the Bible?. According to the Bible, the number 5 is the number of the universe and a symbol of the Divine’s will.. We have already mentioned how the number 5 symbolizes God’s grace, but when this number is multiplied by itself, it results in the number 25.. The Pentateuch (Penta meaning five) or God’s Law books are also 5 in number.. In the Bible, the number 5 holds numerous meanings.. Transformation of Man Number 5 symbolizes the divine transformation as it is this number that transforms a man from nobody to somebody according to God’s will.. As 5 represents God’s grace, the number can help people destroy their enemies.. Video: Biblical Meaning of Number Five – 5 – “The Grace of God” The number 5 is often associated with the meaning of balance.. To summarize, the number 5 stands for balance, God’s grace, independence, and human beings’ impotence.
I. TITLE: A. The Hebrew title is Bemidbar or “In the Wilderness” (rbdmb) (of Sinai?)1 B. The Greek title in the translation of the OT (LXX) was arithmoi (ARIQMOI) emphasizing the lists of numbers recorded in the book (1--4; 26)
The Passover occurred on the fourteenth day of the first month of the year and the nation departed from Egypt on the fifteenth day of the first month (Num 33:3; Ex 12:2, 6). The tabernacle was erected at Mount Sinai exactly one year after the Exodus (on the first day of the first month of the second year; Ex 40:2, 17). C. One month later the nation prepared to leave Sinai for the Promised Land (on the first day of the second month of the second year; Num 1:1). D. On the twentieth day of the second month of the second year “the cloud was lifted from over the tabernacle of the testimony and the sons of Israel went out on their journeys from the wilderness of Sinai” (Num 10:11-12).. This is 38 years, eight months and ten days after the nation departed from Sinai (Deut 1:3; cf.. Num 10:11-12)Therefore, Numbers covers a period of time known as the wilderness wanderings which lasted 38 years, nine months and ten days.. 1st day of 1st month of 2d year. The first census was taken in the second month of the second year after the Exodus (Num 1:1) numbering the first generation of post-Exodus Israelites. The second census was taken in the fortieth year after the Exodus numbering the second generation of post-Exodus Israelites (Num 20:1, 22-29; 33:38). If one understands the numbers to be literal and the men to represent about one-fourth of the population, then the number of the Israelites ranges from two to three million people 10. A literal understanding of the numbers in the census is in congruence with Pharaoh’s fear of the rapidly increasing Hebrews overrunning Egypt (Ex 1:7-12), the promises made to Abraham about becoming a great nation (Gen 12:2; 17:5-6), the earlier census taken during the first year in the wilderness (Exod 30:12--16; 38:26), and other traditions about the numbers of adult males who left Egypt (Ex 12:37; Num 11:21) 11. Judg 6:15; Zech 9:7) or even “chieftain” or “armed warrior” (e.g., Gen 36:15).Hill and Walton write, “Hence the census lists of Numbers record either military ‘units” or an unspecified number of warriors or individual (armed) fighting men.. Such accounting lowers the Israelites army to a figure somewhere between 18,000 and 100,000 men, with the total Hebrew population numbering between 72,000 and 400,000 people.It is argued that these drastically reduces figures are more consistent with available historical and archaeological data regarding population patterns during the period of the Hebrew Exodus.. C. Culture in Ritual: It seems that the rituals described in Numbers are to be closely tied to an understanding of Israel’s culture and thus Israel herself.. Wenham has offered suggested interpretations of ritual in Leviticus and Numbers based upon studies in anthropology which suggest very plausible means by which one might interpret Israel’s cultural ritual 13
Angel numbers are a series of numbers that appear together, and keep showing up in someone's life in order to send a message. They are called angel numbers
Angel numbers are a series of numbers that appear together, and keep showing up in someone's life in order to send a message.. Within a set of numbers, like the 444 angel number, there are beliefs attributed to those specific sequences that give significance to certain aspects of your life (such as love, making decisions, faith and more).. Whether you're in a relationship or single, you can apply the 444 angel number meaning in love.. If you are single, the 444 angel number meaning love is an indication that you truly love yourself, and that is the best place to start if you're looking for a future relationship.. As for the 444 angel number meaning for love and soulmates, this means that you are either with your soulmate already, or are on the perfect path to meeting them and the angels support you.. Seeing the angel number 444 means that the universe needs you to know you can act decisively, that you are fully supported and should feel safe in your decision making.. When this concept is looked at through the lens of what 444 means as an angel number, we can also assume that the 444 biblical meaning is that of change and preparation.. The 444 angel number meaning in manifestation is simply that you are in the best place in your life for growth.. If you take the meaning of 444, preparation and change, and combine that with the financial meaning of 333 , that you have the means necessary to make your dreams a reality, it can be concluded that you have what it takes to make the changes in your life to reach your goal of financial freedom.
The 808 angel number is a message sent by your guardian angel that means you're on the right path in life. If you're constantly seeing the 808 angel
The 808 angel number is a message sent by your guardian angel that means you’re on the right path in life.. As the number 8 is doubled in the 808 angel number, we should know that the number is directing us towards new beginnings and promises us ultimate fulfillment.The second number in the angel number 808 sequence — 0 — means that the cycle is closed and that we’ve learned all we can from the lessons the universe has taught us.. As the lessons have come to an end, it means we are ready to move forward to the next thing, and we can do so with a clean and fresh slate.Something 8 and 0 have in common, however, is their infinity status as, just like the number 8, the circle that makes up the 0 in the angel number 808 never ends.. The angel number 808 means that your twin flame could be nearby, but you may not meet them quite yet if you haven’t been prioritizing you.. If you have your twin flame, the 808 angel number means you need to cherish and nourish the relationship you have.. Yes, the 808 angel number means an impending twin flame reunion.. If you’ve been putting in the work to focus on yourself and your goals, seeing angel number 808 is your angels’ way of telling you that you’ll soon meet your twin flame and start your spiritual journey as a pair.. And, since 808 is a symbol of abundance, seeing the 808 angel number means that you and your twin flame have found your way onto the same stream of prosperity and vibration frequency.. To reunite with your twin flame after a prompt from the 808 angel number, you need to keep focusing on yourself and take responsibility of your own life.. If you and your twin flame have separated, seeing the angel number 808 means it’s time to take a step back and look closely at the toxic behaviors that have driven you apart.If your twin flame has hurt you in the past, you need to let it go and move forward.. When the 808 angel number makes an appearance in your life, it’s your angel guides telling you that your soulmate is close by.
Found 187 times in the Bible, the number 12 makes a special appearance in Revelation, showing the authority and perfection of God’s kingdom at last. Here are 12 things to know about 12 in the Bible.
When exploring which numbers in the Bible carry symbolic significance, number 12 stands out as one of the most prominent in Scripture.. Among numbers such as 3 and 40, the number 12 appears numerous times throughout the Old and New Testament.. Similar to the number three, it’s likely not every instance of the number 12 is a ‘good’ kind of perfection.. Although in most instances in the Bible, the numbers have a literal and symbolic interpretation (Jacob didn’t metaphorically have 12 sons), sometimes numbers may have just a symbolic meaning.. Numbers in the Bible can clue readers into a deeper meaning in the text; but we have to make sure the context of the passage aligns with the typical symbolism attributed to the number.. This could be a case in which the people were actually more than 12,000 (or it the number wasn’t 12,000 exactly), but the writers wanted to indicate that a vast number of people came.. Having written articles on number symbolism in the Bible, I have received letters from people interested to know deep meanings behind other numbers.. Although it makes me happy to know people are genuinely interested in how God operates through numbers, we do have to exercise caution for any number that isn’t 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 12, or 40.
Numerology is a science that has attracted the attention of people from the oldest times. In the Bible many numbers are repeated several times and they are used for description of important events in this book.
There is no doubt that number 4 has a very important place in the Bible and in numerology in general. If you may have noticed that number 4 is appearing in your life very often, then this article will be particularly interesting for you.. Apart from the biblical meaning of number 4, we will tell you also something about its meaning in general and you will get to know why this number is appearing in front of you all the time.. As we have said, number 4 is a sign that your guardian angels may be sending to you in order to give you important messages related to your future.. When it comes to love, number 4 will symbolize the stability of your relationship, as well as your feeling of safety and protection.. If number 4 entered your life and if you have a feeling that it is following you all the time, then you should think more about the meanings that we have mentioned and that can be hidden in number 4.. Like many other numbers, number 4 is mentioned in the Bible a lot of times.. Its biblical meaning is very important, so it could be interesting for you to know what this number represents in the Bible and in which parts of the Bible this number is mentioned.. The first thing that we will say when it comes to number 4 as a Christian symbol is that this number is associated with the cross and also with the crucifixion of Jesus.. If we talk about the biblical meaning of number 4, we have to mention that there are 4 gospels about the life and about the ministry of Jesus Christ on the Earth.. According to Luke, Jesus was a perfect man, while according to John, Jesus was represented as the only son of God.. Now when you know the biblical meaning of this number, we will tell you why this number may be appearing in your life and what you should do when you see it.. If you are wondering why number 4 is appearing in many situations in your life, then you should know that it could be a very important sign from the universe.. If you keep seeing number 4 all around you, then you can be sure that your angels will bring stability in all aspects of your life.. In this article you have seen that number 4 has been important since ancient times and it is particularly important to take into account its biblical meaning.
The number 40 in the bible means a great deal, this is apparent with the numerous instances I which the number 40 has been mentioned.. The Israelites tested God and hence God tested them.. Once again, we see the number 40 in the bible, as the colossal body of water flooded land for 40 days and nights.. The days corresponded to the number of years the kingdom of Judah insulted the name of God by rebelling, defying, sinning and being evil.. Goliath made light work of a new Israelite soldier with every passing day for 40 days.. The trials and tribulations associated with the number 40 in the bible is no different from the trials and tribulations God puts us through today.. Much like the tests in the bible, we are being tested to see if we still seek God and have faith in him when life gets us down.