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Numbers Revealed







Thirteen (13)







It is the number of rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption, disintegration or revolution.  Occurs first in Gen. 14:4...
"Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer and the thirteenth year they REBELLED."
Ishmael was thirteen years old when Abraham circumcised him.  Jericho was marched around thirteen times.  In the thirteenth year of Josiah, Jeremiah began to prophesy against the apostasy of Judah.  Solomon was thirteen years building his own house, which was full of apostasy.  The word 'leaven' (zumee) in the NT is mentioned 13 times and pertains to corruption and denotes apostasy from the truth.




Forty (40)
It is the number of probation, trial and chastisement (not judgment).  It is the product of 5 and 8 and points to the action of grace (5), leading to and ending in revival and renewal (8).  This number is closely connected with Judah.  Forty days in the wilderness for Israel and Jesus. (There are many, many more occurrences of 40 in the Bible).






Forty-two (42)
It is the number connected with the Anti-Christ.  Its factors are six and seven (6 x 7 = 42), which shows a connection between man and the Spirit of God, and between Christ and Anti-Christ.  Significant of the working out of man's opposition to God. Forty-two months (3 1/2 yrs.), middle of Tribulation period.  Also 1260 days (30 x42).

Fifty (50)
It is the number of jubilee or deliverance.  Acts 2:1, Day of Pentecost or Feast of Weeks or Feast of Harvest.



Seventy (70)
It is the number signifying perfect spiritual order carried out with all spiritual power and significance. Especially connected with Jerusalem.  Lord sent 70 disciples out.  The 70 Weeks of Daniel.  70 years of captivity. (7x10).









Six hundred sixty-six (666)
It is "the number of a name" (Rev. 13: 17,18).  Number which is given to Anti-Christ.  It is the number representing "the perfection of imperfection." 666 was the secret symbol of the ancient pagan mysteries connected with the worship of the devil. The efforts of the great enemy now are now directed towards uniting all into one great whole.  All markings and signs leading to the coming Apostasy.   The number '6' in the Greek alphabet is the letter 'S', but is a peculiar form of an 'S' called a "stigma".  The definition of stigma is a mark, but especially a mark made by a brand as burnt upon slaves, cattle or soldiers, by their owners or masters; or on devotees who thus branded themselves as thus belonging to their gods.  Solomon in one year collected 666 talents of gold. The duration of the old Assyrian Empire was 666 years before it was conquered by Babylon. The Nazi's in WW2 had a group called the " SS" who were very sadistic and cruel.  66 is connected with the pride of absolute dominion.
(end of the Bible Number study)