NUMBERS IN SCRIPTURE
1 - Unity, Love, Holiness, purity, whole; God the Father
(1st person of Trinity)
Gen. 1:3-5 - creation of indivisible light.
2 - Divine division or separation
Jn 10:30 - God the Father and Son are one in essence.
Jn 17:22 - Believers should be Spiritually one in essence
with the same Divine Righteousness, Justice, and Love.
1 Jn 4:8b - "God is Love"
Isa 6:3; Rev 4:8 - Holy
Jas 3:17; 1 Jn 3:2 - Pure
Gen. 1:6-8 - separation of earth's water and atmosphere,
and separation of light and darkness (Gen. 1:3-4).
3 - Justice of the Holy Spirit; Trinity; spirit, air
Nu 8:14-16; Lev. 10:8-10 - separation of the Levitical
Ex 26:33; Ezek 42:20- separation in the Temple.
Lev. 11:46-47 - separation from the unclean.
Ezra 9:1-2 - separation from marrying foreigners.
1 Chron 12:8; 2 Chron 25:10 - mustering an army
Lev. 20:24, 26 - separation of the Client Nation
2 Cor. 6:17 - separation of the Royal Family of God
Rom. 1:1 - appointment to a Christian calling
Heb. 4:12 - division of soul and spirit
Zech. 4:6; Psalm 89:14; Matt. 28:19; Gal. 4:6.
The impartial administration of the Justice of God in the implementation
of His Sovereign Design,
which usually means suffering for the recipients.
4 - Weakness; relationship of Earth to the Ruler of Creation
in the Heavens
Jn 3:8 - Wind, air, Spirit.
Gen. 1:17-18; Ex. 38:19 - four pillars in the Gate of
the Tabernacle for the weakness of man at salvation.
5 - Grace; giant.
6 - Man, or mankind; work; the sixth
step of a categorical sequence.
Gen. 1:22 - God blesses the animal creation;
Ex. 26:37 - Five pillars in door of Holy Place of Tabernacle.
5 evil kings of the Amorites opposed Gibeon (Joshua 10:5).
5 evil lords of the Philistines (1 Sam. 6:16).
5 giants of the Philistines opposed David (2 Sam. 21:22).
Gen. 1:27, 31 - Man was created on the 6th day.
Man sinned and had to work for a living.
7 - Complete Category; Light; Categorical suffering; Sabbath,
swearing to a covenant
Gen. 2:2.- God completed the re-creation in seven days.
8 - New Birth
Ex 25:31; 37:23 - Golden Lampstand with its 7 lamps.
Lev 26:18, 21, 24, 28 - Categorical punishment
Gen 22:16 - swearing a covenant, the Hebrew shaba`,
based on the number 7.
1 Pet. 3:20 - Eight persons survived the Noahic Flood,
which was a type of Salvation, New Birth. Gen. 17:12 - Circumcision was
performed on the 8th day after the completion of the first category of
7 days; similarly, salvation the beginning of a new life.
9 - Plagues, blows, strokes; scourging
Ex. 9 - 11 - the 9 plagues on Egypt.
10 - Laws of Establishment; Commandments; Doctrine
Deut 25:2-3; Psa 89:32; Prov 20:30 - stripes, strokes
Isa 53:5; Heb 12:6 - scourging
Ex. 20:1-17; 34:28 - the Ten Commandments;
the 10th judgment in Egypt was death of the first-born (Ex 12:12, 29);
the tenth Covenant is the
of Fire (Ezek 34:17; Matt 13:40-43; 25:30-34).
11 - Witness
Matt. 28:16 - the 11 true disciples. Ex. 26:7-8; 36:14-15
- 11 Curtains of Goats hair in the Tabernacle.
12 - Authority
Gen. 49:28 - twelve tribes of Israel. Mark 3:14-15 Authority
of the Twelve Disciples.
13 - Double Blessing
Gen. 48:20 - Thirteen tribes of Israel due to double
blessing of Ephraim and Manasseh.
14 - Passover, cross over; Hebrew
Gen. 17:25 - Ishmael was circumcised at 13. This
symbolized sanctification of the phallus for procreation of the child of
the promise (or double blessing of the firstborn).
Num 29:13-14 - The 13 bulls offered on the first
day of the Feast of Tabernacles symbolized the double portion of the fat
of the land during the time of harvest – i. e. a bountiful harvest.
Nu 19:6; 21:4, 6, 19, 33; 1 Chron 6:60, 62 - The 13 cities
allocated to Simeon, the Levites, and Gershonites symbolized the double
Ezek 40:11 - The length of the gate of the Millennial
Temple was 13 cubits to symbolize double blessing.
Ex 12:11-13; Lev. 23:5.- the Passover; the Angel of Death
passed over the homes of the Hebrews at the Exodus.
15 - Cover, covering; Mercy Seat
Gen 14:13 - a Hebrew was one who crossed over, or one
beyond the river. Abraham was from beyond the Euphrates and the Jordan
Gen. 7:20 - water of the flood covered the earth 15 cubits
16 - Sanctification
Ex 25:17 - Mercy Seat, Hebrew kaphoreth, for a
cover or lid
2 Chron. 29:17 - the 16 days required to sanctify the
17 - Lawlessness
Ex 26:25; 36:30 - the 16 sockets for the 8 boards of
the back of the Holy Place symbolized sanctified feet
18 - Pillar
Gen. 7:11 - The flood began on the 17th day of the month
and the ark rested on Mt. Ararat on 17th day of 7th month (150 days after
flood began) (Gen. 8:4).
Joseph was 17 when he was sold into slavery (Gen. 37:2, 28).
Jacob lived in Egypt 17 years (Gen. 47:28)
Rehoboam reigned 17 years in Jerusalem and did evil (1 Kings
Judg. 8:26 - 1700 earrings of the the Ishmaelites given to
2 Sam. 8:3 - David captured 1700 horsemen from the king of
Jehoahaz reigned over Israel in Samaria 17 years (2 Ki. 13:1).
Jeremiah signal resumption of business by buying the field
of Hanameel for 17 shekels (Jer. 32:9).
1 Ki. 7:15; 2 Ki. 25:17; Jer 52:21; Rev. 3:12 - Maximum
19 - King, Royal Government (Federal Government)
19 kings in both the Northern and Southern Kingdoms of
Israel (although S. Kingdom had one queen)
20 - External Gates; going out and coming in; military; a
Ex. 38:18 - width of Gate of the Tabernacle; Draft age
21 - Providential Preventative Suffering (Checkmate)
Dan. 10:13 - Angel sent to help Daniel was opposed for
21 days; Zedekiah, last King of the S. Kingdom was 21 when he began his
reign (Jer 52:1).
22 - Cursing
23 - Cursing turned to blessing; Spiritual uptrend in history.
22,000 Levites in 2nd year of Exodus; Jair judged Israel
22 yr. while Israel did evil and was cursed (Judg. 10:3).
Jeroboam, who rebelled against Rehoboam, reigned 22 yr. (1
Ahab ruled Israel 22 yr. (1 Ki. 16:29).
Number of Levites in 2nd yr. of exodus was 22,000 and
in 40th yr. was 23,000 (Nu.
3:39 cf. 26:62); Dan. 8:14 - 2300 evenings and mornings in Tribulation.
24 - Elders of Israel; Strategy
25 - Sovereignty of God
The number 24 refers to Israel - derived from the 24 Elders
of Israel (Rev 4:4, 10; 5:8; 11:16; 19:4. The Elders were in positions
of leadership and responsible for strategic alignment.
Satan's strategy has always been to destroy Israel; thus,
24 refers to a strategic Satanic Counterattack on Israel: The giants who
opposed the army of Israel had 24 fingers and toes (2 Sa. 21:20; 1 Chron.
Strategic advance in Israel is designated by 24: There were
24 bulls for peace offerings in dedication of the Tabernacle and 2400 shekels
total silver utensils (Nu. 7:85). On the 24th of 7th month during Feast
of Tabernacles regathered Israel celebrated a Holy Day convocation. Daniel's
vision on 24th day of first month (Da. 10:4). God stirred Zerubbabel to
rebuild the temple on the 24th of the 6th mo. (Hag. 1:15); prophesy on
24th of 9th month (Hag. 2:10, 18, 20). Zechariah's vision on the 24th of
the 11th mo.
David's Organizational Structure was based on the number,
24 (1 Chron. 24, 25, 27).
means the decision belongs to God. The Lord Jesus Christ controls history.
He raises one King up and puts another down. He decides the time, place,
and manner of our death.
26 - Political Babylon, Politician
Appointment of Priests: The age of service for the Priesthood
in Israel was 25 - 50 (Nu. 8:24).
Control of History: Wall completed on the 25th of Elul (Neh.
6:15); Jehoiachin brought out of prison on 25th of 12th month (Jer. 52:31);
prophesy of the New Jerusalem in 25th year of exile (Ezek. 40:1).
Appointment of Kings: (1) Jehoshaphat reigned 25 yr., did
good (1 Ki. 22:42), (2) Amaziah became king age 25, did good (2 Ki. 14:2),
(3) Jotham became king at 25, did good (2 Ki. 15:33), (4) Hezekiah became
king at 25, did good (2 Ki. 18:2), (5) Jehoiakim became king at 25, did
evil (rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar) (2 Ki. 23:36).
27 - Horn
Elah, son of Baasha, became king of Israel in 26th year of
Asa (1 Ki. 16:8). He was killed by Zimri, commander of half his chariots,
while he was drinking himself drunk with his political friend, Arza, head
of the household (capitol).
26,000 sons of Asher (1 Chron 7:40).
26,000 men of Benjamin who harbored (political relationship)
rapists and warred against Israel (Judg. 20:15).
28 - Fortress, stronghold
Length of a lunar day - i.e. the number of days required
for the Moon to make a complete rotation on its axis (and thus revolve
around Earth) as established on the 4th Day of re-Creation (Gen. 1:16).
The phases of the Moon appear as horns. This represents justice during
the month in contrast to the Full Moon.
After the Flood the Earth was dry (due to the Sun) on the
27th of the month (Gen. 8:14).
Sarah died at age 127 in Hebron (which means to cross over
as the army of Israel would later cross over the Jordan in a horn envelope,
dry-shod, and enter the promised land) (Gen. 23:1-2; Josh. 3:14-17).
Death blow from a sword or club (horn judgment) (1 Ki. 16:10,
Jehoiachin, king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-seventh
day of the month, was released from prison by Evil-merodach king of Babylon
(2 Ki. 25:27).
In the 27th year Ezekiel prophesied of the destruction of
Egypt by Nebuchadnezzar and of a horn that
would rise in Israel (Ezek. 29:17-21). This horn refers to the deliverance
of Israel over the nations of the earth (symbolized by Egypt) at the 2nd
Advent and the Millennial rule of the Lord Jesus Christ, the horn of David
(1 Sam. 2:10; Psa. 92:10; 132:17). The horn is the symbol of the anointing
of a king, since the king was anointed with a horn of oil.
27 = 33 is a horn, the symbol of an Angelic
29 - Victory over Edom (Laws of Establishment Victory)
Jehu reigned over Israel 28 years and destroyed Jezebel and
all the worshippers of Baal (2 Ki. 10:36).
The curtains in the Tabernacle were 28 cubits long by 4 cubits
(Ex. 26:2; 36:9).
Rehoboam fathered 28 sons and 60 daughters (2 Chron 11:21).
He sent his sons to fortify the land (2 Chron. 11:23).
Therefore, 29 refers to Laws of Establishment victory over
Edom, but not grace-blessing from God. Edom was the land of the descendants
of Esau, the unbeliever hunter of Jacob (the believer). Edomites were very
cruel, e.g. they looted Jerusalem in 586 BC after Nebuchadnezzar conquered
it. Edomites were idolaters.
30 - Priest
Nahor lived 29 years and became father of Terah, who lived
70 year and became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran. (Gen 11:24).
There were 29 cities in the inheritance of Judah, which was
on the Edom border (Josh. 15:32).
Amaziah reigned 29 years in Jerusalem. He did good, conquered
Edom, but died the sin unto death and allowed Phallic Reversionism to continue
in the land (2 Ki. 14:2).
Hezekiah reigned 29 years in Jerusalem. He did good but he
compromised with the world (2 Ki. 18:2).
31 - Evil King, Archon, Satan's god of war or goddess
Age of service in the Levitical Priesthood (30 to 50) (Nu.
4:3, 23, 47).
Adam was 130 years old at the birth of Seth, the believer
Joseph was 30 when he became Prime Minister of Egypt (Gen
Jesus Christ was 30 when He began His earthly ministry (Luke
32 - Conspiracy
There were 31 kings conquered in the conquest of the Promised
Land (Josh. 12:24).
The evil king is a type of Satan, who sits his archon
up as ruler on earth. The spiritual type is the god of war (Baal, Molech,
Beelzebub, etc.) who sits behind a fortress and the goddess of love (Venus,
Aphrodite, Asherah, Ishtar, etc.).
Spiritual warfare in the church age portrays this king in
many ways (2 Cor. 10:4-6). Examples: Man of Lawlessness, the deceiver,
the accuser, the bear, lion, wild animal.
33 - Purification of the Holy Spirit
The king of Syria with 32 kings attacked Samaria (1 Ki. 20:1,
Later, the king of Syria commanded the 32 captains of his
chariots when Ahab formed an alliance with Jehoshaphat (Judah) to attack
the king of Syria. Ahab died in battle (1 Ki. 22:31).
Jehoram, son of Jehoshaphat, became king of Judah at age
32. He married the daughter of Ahab and did evil (2 Ki. 8:17).
34 - Division, division of the land
33 days required for a woman's purification following the
birth of a male child (Lev. 12:4). The woman was considered unclean during
this time, which meant stay away, keep away, and don't let her touch anything
David ruled 40 years (7 in Hebron and 33 in Jerusalem) (2
Sam 5:5; 1 Ki. 2:11; 1 Chron. 3:4; 1 Chron. 29:27).
Kohath (priest, son of Levi) lived 133 years (Ex. 6:18).
1. Gen. 11:16 - Eber (which means the region beyond)
lived 34 years and became the father of Peleg, which means division - the
Earth (or land) was divided (Gen 10:25). Eber lived 430 years after this.
This refers to dividing of languages and scattering of peoples of the Earth
after the Tower of Babel fiasco.
35 - Rest from Enemies
End of Series
Note the reversal of 34 and 43, which is God's designation
of the beginning and end.
2. Bela (which means destruction) was a son of Benjamin
and led 22,034 troops (1 Chron. 7:7).
36 - Ai; shooting yourself in the foot.
There was no more war Asa's reign to the 35th
year of the Southern Kingdom (2 Chron. 15:19).
Jehoshaphat was 35 when he became king (1 Ki. 22:42; 2 Chron.
20:31). He reigned 25 years and was a good king. He had rest from
his enemies (2 Ch 20:30).
Arpachshad was 35 when his first son was born (Gen 11:12).
35,400 in Tribe of Benjamin (to provide national security)
(Nu 1:37; 2:23).
1,335 days until blessing (rest) in 2nd half of Tribulation
37 - Warrior; mighty warrior; military hero
Men of Ai struck down 36 Jews in the initial attack and routed
them (Josh. 7:5).
In the 36th year of Asa's reign, he made a treaty with Syria
and bribed them to attack Israel (2 Chron. 16:1).
Solomon had 3,600 supervisors over the aliens in Israel (2
38 - Dying in the Wilderness
There were 37 of distinguished military heroes (medal of
honor winners) on David's staff (2 Sam 23:39).
"In the 37th year of Joash, king of Judah, Jehoash" became
king of Israel" (2 Ki. 13:10). Joash was a mighty warrior (2 Ki. 13:12).
Divisions who came to David at Hebron to fight Saul: 3700
from the House of Aaron (1 Chron 12:27), 37,000 with shield and spear (1
39 - Sin
Leading to Death
38 years required for reversionists of Israel to die in the
wilderness from Kadesh-barnea to the brook Zered (Deut. 2:14).
Levites 30 years old and over was 38,000 (1 Chron. 23:3).
Lame man by the pool of Bethesda had been sick for 38 years
40 - Maximum Divine Discipline
Asa got the foot disease from which he died in the 39th year
of his reign (2 Chron. 16:12). He relied upon physicians rather than the
Lord, who is the only one who can cure the sin leading to death. Asa means
Shallum began his reign in the 39th year of Uzziah (2 Ki.
15:13). He reigned 1 mo. and was murdered.
Menahem succeeded Shallum in the same (39th) year (2 Ki.
15:17). He reigned 10 yr. and was murdered.
Ezekiel was to lie on his side 390 days for the 390 yr. required
for Israel (N. Kingdom) to die the sin unto death (Ezek 4:5, 9).
Paul received 39 lashes five times (2 Cor 11:24).
41 - Happiness
Gen. 7:4 - Noahic flood: It rained 40 days and 40 nights.
Moses was on the mountain (Mt. Sinai) 40 days and 40 nights
Israel wandered in the wilderness 40 years (Num. 32:13).
42 - Bear, Baal
Rehoboam was 41 when he began to rule; he ruled 17 years
and did evil (1 Ki. 14:21; 2 Chron. 12:13). Happiness is here because God
gave Rehoboam two tribes to rule (1 Ki. 11:31-32) and did not cut off the
line of David when He gave ten tribes to Jeroboam, King of Israel.
Asa reigned 41 years and did right in the sight of the Lord
(1 Ki. 15:10; 2 Chron. 16:13). Asa was the first good king of Judah after
Solomon even though he died the sin unto death. Thus, he brought happiness.
43 - Fulfill; complete
42 children killed by bears (2 Ki. 2:24). Note: The god of
child sacrifice is Baal.
42 portions of the wall restored (Neh. 3).
42,000 men of Ephraim killed at the Jordan (Judg. 12:6).
They counterattacked Jephthah after he won over Ammon and became king.
Jephthah's daughter was cursed.
42 sons of Azmaveth (Ezra 2:24; Neh 7:28) - the least household
that repopulated Jerusalem.
42 relatives of Ahaziah (King of Judah) killed by Jehu (King
of Israel) (2 Ki 10:14).
Beast from the sea will rule 42 months during the Tribulation
(Rev. 13:5). He had the feet of a bear (Rev. 13:2).
44 - Suffering
See Number 34 (Gen. 11:16-17).
Israel lived in Egypt 430 years to the day (Ex. 12:40-41
cf. Gal. 3:17).
45 - Victory over the Stronghold
144,000 Jewish evangelists during Tribulation (Rev. 7:4;
44,760 sons of Reuben, the Gadites, and Manasseh who went
to war (1 Chron. 5:18)
144 cubit (248 ft.) high wall around Heavenly Jerusalem (Rev
21:17) - a city wall is for security to protect from suffering.
46 - Pregnancy, a project
Caleb waited 45 years to inherit Hebron, the stronghold (Josh.
The foundation of Solomon's house had 45 pillars (1 Ki. 7:3).
450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of Asherah who confronted
Elijah at Mt. Carmel (1 Ki. 18:19). Elijah killed the prophets of Baal
(1 Ki. 18:40).
The measure of one side of the holy city was 4,500 cubits
(Ezek. 48:16, 30-34).
47 - Peace
Nebuchadnezzar carried away 4600 into captivity (Jer. 52:30).
46 years required to build the Temple (John 2:20).
Note: 46 chromosomes in fertilized ovum = 23 male and 23
48 - Inheritance of the Levites
Jacob lived 147 yr. - 17 in Egypt (Gen. 47:28).
1,247 sons of Pashhur (meaning prosperity expanded all around)
(Ezra 2:38; Neh 7:41)
470,000 soldiers in Judah when David sinned and numbered
Israel (1 Chron 21:5).
Number of cities in the inheritance of the Levites (Num.
35:7; Josh 21:41).
49 - Length of time before 50, i.e. Pentecost or the Church
The inheritance of the Levites was an icon of the Promised
50 - Church
49 years before Jubilee - i.e. the completion of the wait
before Jubilee (50) (Lev. 25:8).
Pentecost (50) is seven sabbaths (49 days) after the Feast
of Unleavened Bread (day after Passover) (Lev. 23:16).
Church began at Pentecost (Acts 2:1).
51 - Arrogance
Total in the camp of Reuben (firstborn, who was cursed)
was 151,450 (Num. 2:16).
52 - Wall, wall of protection
53 - Large fish; ship.
Wall was completed in 52 days (Neh. 6:15). City wall provides
security or the city.
Pekah (meaning opening), son of Remaliah, became king over
Israel and did evil (2 Ki. 15:27).
54 - Redemption
153 fish in the net (John 21:11).
From calculation: Number of weeks Noah was in the Ark - 375
days = 53 weeks.
55 - Grace Blessing
54,400 in the army of the tribe of Issachar, called a donkey
(Gen 49:14-15), who paid tribute to marauding bands (Num. 1:29; 2:6).
5400 articles of gold and silver collected for rebuilding
the Temple (Ezra 1:11).
1254 sons of Elam (hidden) returned (Ezra 2:7; Neh 7:12).
56 - dropping; dripping, e.g. wine dripping from a vat or
dung dropping in the open field.
There were 550 of Solomon's chief officers over the people
who did his building of cities (1 Ki. 9:23). This was grace blessing in
the midst of suffering: Whereas, Solomon was a cruel labor leader, the
building was prosperity.
Manasseh (whose name relates to the double blessing) was
allowed to reign 55 years even though he did evil (2 Ki. 21:1).
Total number of men of Israel (Ex. 38:26; Nu. 2:32).
57 - Zebulun
Men of Netophah, which means dropping; distillation (Ezra
156 sons of Magbish, which means crystallizing (Ezra 2:30).
956 sons of Benjamin who returned from Babylon (1 Chron.
9:9). Thus, the number, 56, refers to the fall of soldiers in the Babylonian
Captivity (1 Chron. 9:1).
58 - Levite
57,400 in the Tribe of Zebulun (related to the sea and atmosphere,
Gen. 49:13) (Nu. 1:31; 2:8)
157,600 in camp of Dan and others on the North side of the
Tabernacle (Num. 2:31).
8,580 numbered men of the Levites (Nu. 4:48), the priests
59 - Simeon; criminality; justice of dividing and scattering
59,300 in the Tribe of Simeon (division) (Nu. 1:23; 2:13).
Simeon means to divide (Hebrew ql^j*, chalaq)
and to scatter (Hebrew JWP, putz) (Gen.
49:7), a combined term for judgment as a rod of iron smashing a clay pot
(Rev. 2:27). Simeon bore the curse of criminality (Gen. 49:5-7).
Simeon means the "offspring of hyena and wolf."6
Simeon was also a post-exilic Jew married to a foreign wife (Ezra 10:31).
60 - Worldly production
61 - Income tax
Isaac was 60 when Esau and Jacob were born (Gen. 25:26).
Solomon's Temple was 60x20x30 cubits (1 Ki. 6:2).
Rehoboam had 18 wives and 60 concubines he had 28 sons and
60 daughters (2 Chron. 11:21).
Solomon had 60 queens and 80 concubines (SOS 6:8).
Nebuchadnezzar's golden image was 60 x 6 cubits (Dan. 3:1).
Crop production 30, 60, hundredfold (Mat. 13:8, 23; Mk. 4:8,
62 - The end
61 donkeys in the Lord's levy (Nu. 31:34 cf. 39).
61,000 gold drachmas given for restoration of the House of
God (Ezra 2:69).
63 - Outcast
Jared (descent, going down) became the father of Enoch at
age 162 (Gen 5:18). Jared lived 962 years (Gen. 5:20). Four generations
before the flood (1-Enoch, 2-Methuselah, 3-Lamech, 4-Noah).
Age of Darius the Mede, who became king the night Belshazzar
was slain (Dan. 9:25-26).
64 - Maximum weakness, hirelings, slave labor
Number of Gershonites (outcasts) = 2,630 (Nu. 4:40).
Sons of Senaah (sons of the hated (rejected) woman,
bastards) = 3,630 (Ezra 2:35).
Note: Outcasts refer to people who are cast out of
a nation when it is conquered (Lev 18:24; 26:33; 1 Ki 21:26). This
corresponds to the salt of the land that is cast out (Matt 5:13) and dead
branches that are taken out and burned (Jn 15:6)
65 - Inclined Plane Going Down; Reversionism
Those numbered with Issachar were 64,300 (Num. 26:23-25 cf.
Number of Dan and Shuhamites 64,400 (Num. 26:42-43).
This corresponds to 44 .
66 - Worldliness
Mahalalel became the father of Jared, which means going down,
or descent, at age 65 (Gen. 5:15).
Enoch became the father of Methuselah at 65 (Gen. 5:21),
and human history was going down to the Flood.
Enoch lived 365 yr. (300 = judgment + 65) = prophecy of the
flood, i.e. there would be no more (as 365 days ends a year and it is no
Isaiah prophesied the destruction of Ephraim (Israel) within
65 yr. (Isa. 7:8).
67 - Giving (of worldly possessions).
66 persons went down to Egypt (a type of the world) with
Jacob (Gen. 46:26).
66 days required for purification of the woman following
birth of a female child (Lev. 12:5). Failure to be sanctified would constitute
a worldly female.
68 - Serving in Edom
The people contributed 67 priests' garments (Neh. 7:72).
6720 donkeys returned from Babylon (Ezra 2:67). Probably
not relevant but included for completeness.
69 - Running the course.
Obed-edom kept the ark in his house 3 mo. after Uzza was
killed transporting it to Jerusalem (1 Chron. 13:13-14; 2 Sam 6:10-12).
Obed means to serve and Obed-edom means serving in Edom. Edom was a symbol
of the world, out of fellowship with God.
Obed-edom with his 68 relatives were appointed gatekeepers
for the ark in Jerusalem (1 Chron. 15:18; 16:38).
6800 who bore shield and spear from the house of Judah defected
to David at Ziklag (1 Chron. 12:24).
70 - Elder; prophet, pastor-teacher
Methusaleh lived 969 years - oldest person ever (Gen. 5:27).
This corresponds to running the course of life (2 Tim 4:7).
690 sons of Judah (and relatives) who returned from Babylon
(1 Chron 9:6).
71 - Strait
The seventy elders of Israel were judges and administrators
who governed Israel under the leadership of Moses (Ex 24:1, 9; Num. 11:24-25).
The seventy Jewish evangelists who were called by the Lord
Jesus Christ and sent to take the gospel to the world (Luke 10:1, 17).
By analogy in the Church Age, these are the leaders of the Church - formerly
apostles, then evangelists and pastor-teachers (Eph. 4:11).
7100 sons of Simeon, mighty men of valor for war, who
came to David at Ziklag (1 Chron. 12:25). Here David was in a strait -
between a rock and a hard place. Simeon means division but a division
can also be a passage on land or sea between the mountains or rocks.
Simeon was the second tribe listed because Simeon means number two but
also because Simeon symbolized the strait, or passage. The next tribe
listed was Levi with 4600, which is the number for pregnancy. This
meant the army that David needed would be born, and Simeon had provided
that passage to success. The symbolism here is analogous to
a sperm (with 23 chromosomes) swimming through a strait (71) to fertilize
the ovum (with 23 chromosomes) and cause pregnancy (46 chromosomes).
72 - Gatekeeper; guard; security.
73 - Freedom
172 gatekeepers of Jerusalem (Neh. 11:19).
First two groups who returned to the land from Babylon: the
sons of Parosh, 2,172; the sons of Shephatiah, 372 (Ezra 2:3-4; Neh. 7:8-9).
The gatekeepers (similar to police) protect the civilian population during
peace just as the military does during war; so it makes sense that the
security force would be the first deployed.
Note: This corresponds to the Criminal Justice System,
which in Israel was the responsibility of the Levite judges.
74 - Spiritual Freedom
273 in the first census for whom a ransom had to be paid,
i.e. (22,273 Firstborn in Israel) - (22,000 Levites) = 273 (Nu. 3:46).
973 Priests, sons of Jedaiah, who returned (Ezra 2:36; Neh.
75 - Sovereign Plan
Spiritual Freedom means freedom from the Cosmic System ruled
74 Levites (priests) who returned, sons of (1) Jeshua (Jehovah
is salvation), (2) Kadmiel (before, in the presence of, God), (3) Hodaviah
(Jehovah is his glory) (Ezra 2:40; Neh. 7:43).
The concept of Spiritual Freedom in the NT: John 8:32; Gal.
5:1; 2 Cor. 3:17.
Abram was 75 when he departed from Haran to go to Canaan
(Gen 12:4). This was God's sovereign plan.
76 - Skill
77 - Reverse Process Reversionism
1,760 sons of the priestly family, "very able men" left in
Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity (1 Chron. 9:13).
44,760 sons of Reuben, Gadites, and Manasseh who "were skillful
in battle" (1 Chron 5:18) with bows and swords.
760 sons of Zaccai (pure) who returned from captivity (Ezra
2:9; Neh. 7:14).
78 - Sexual abuse
Reverse Process Reversionism (RPR) means turning away from
Man - Right Woman to pursue a paramour. The subject is more complicated
than this brief definition. The individual in this judgment is under
strong attraction to the paramour while strongly rejecting Right Man -
Right Woman. In addition, the Lord avenges anyone who interferes
in the judgment.
Lamech, the first polygamist (RPR) in history, said if Cain
were avenged seven-fold, then Lamech seventy-seven fold (Gen. 4:24).
77 elders of Succoth whom Gideon thrashed with desert thorns
(Judg. 8:14), which avenged their refusal to give bread to the army of
Ma`akah (also Maacah), which means sexually
abused, fondled, pressured sexually, was the favorite wife out of the 18
wives and 60 concubines (i.e. 78 total) of Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 11:21).
79 - No direct reference to 79 in scripture has been found.
80 - Strength
The number 79 may stand for Hardness of the Heart,
although this cannot yet be proven from scripture. When the Philistines
captured the Ark of the Covenant, they were struck with a plague just as
Pharaoh of Egypt of the Exodus generation (1 Sam. 6:4). They hardened their
heart as Pharaoh did (1 Sam. 6:6). Further, 50,070 Jews from Beth-shemesh
died because they had looked into the Ark. In this passage (1 Sam. 6:1-21),
there is hardness of the heart which resulted in a plague (for which the
number would be 9) and arrogance of hardness of the heart leading to death
of Philistines and 50,070 Jews. The arrogance opposed the authority of
national rulership vested in the elders and symbolized by the 70. The passage
obviously contains a 70 and 9, but it would be a violation of our principles
of interpretation to add them.
81 - Grace Counterattack.
"or if due to strength eighty years" (Psa 90:10).
Moses was 80 when he confronted Pharaoh (Ex. 7:7).
Israel had peace for 80 years following the victory of Ehud
over Moab (Jdg. 3:30).
82 - Breakpoint; break with the past.
The number of days and nights that Elijah was in the wilderness
fleeing from Jezebel en route to Mt. Horeb after his grace victory on Mt.
Carmel (1 Kings 19:4, 8)
81 = 34 where 3 is for the Justice of the Holy
Spirit. Three raised to the 4th power represents a Throne
Angel; Satan as a Throne Angel counterattacks grace; 27 = 33
is a horn, the symbol of an Angelic Power.
83 - Levitical Priest; High Priest
Methusaleh lived 782 years after becoming the father of Lamech
Lamech lived 182 years and became the father of Noah (Gen
84 - Weakness of the Congregation and later the Church.
Aaron was 83 when he and Moses stood before Pharaoh (Ex.
7:7). Aaron was the first Levitical Priest.
8300 Koathites (8600 is a misprint) (Num. 3:28).
From history, there have been 83 High Priests in Israel.
85 - Eye (Spy)
Age of Anna at the time of Christ's birth and Offering of
Purification (Luke 2:37).
284 Levites in the Holy City (Neh. 11:18).
Josh. 14:10 - Caleb was 85 years old when he received
the inheritance he had spied out 45 years earlier.
86 - Legalistic Persecution; Son of the Bondwoman
1 Sam 22:18 - Doeg spied on David when he fled from Saul.
Gen. 16:16 - Age of Abraham when Hagar bore Ishmael to
him. The son of the bondwoman persecuted the son of the free (Gal
87 - Donkey, Mule - transportation system
1 Chron. 7:5 - The 87,000 relatives of Issachar, who
was a donkey (Gen. 49:14)
88 - Blessing
89 - Without Divine Authority; Authority Counterattack
1 Chron. 25:7 - number in the orchestra of David (288).
Neh. 7:26 - number of noblemen of Bethlehem and Netophah
(188) returning from Babylonian captivity.
Nehemiah 7:39-41; Ezra 2:36-39 - total number of priests
who returned from captivity was 4,289. These priests were without
divine authority in that there was no Ark of the Covenant, no Shekinah
Glory, and the Urim and Thummim were no longer functional. Nehemiah
7:7-72 - total number who returned from captivity 31,089.
90 - Election, new order
Gen 17:17 - Sarah was 90 when Isaac was born and the
Jewish race began
91 - Emergency; coup de grace
Gen. 5:14 - Kenan lived 910 years. He was the father
of Mahalalel, the son who represented a downward incline in history.
92 - Servant; son of a slave, homeborn slave
Ezra 2:58; Neh. 7:60 - 392 sons of Solomon's servants
93 - Guilt
Gen. 5:5 - Adam lived 930 years (through whom the guilt
of sin entered the human race); 1 Chron 26:8-13 - number of heads of the
94 - Footstool
95 - Hero
94 is the end of the sequence of 49, which is the number
of days in the 7 weeks of the sacred period after the Passover before Pentecost
(Deut. 16:9-10). Pentecost was the celebration of the termination
of the harvest after the latter grain had been cut and gathered but not
yet threshed. The sickle cutting the standing grain represented the
Fifth Cycle of Discipline after which the surviving captives were taken
to the footstool of the victorious king.
94 represents a paradigm shift after a category (7) of categories
(7), or 49. The Passover was a type of the Cross, which was followed
by the new paradigm of Resurrection and the Church.
Nimrod (Evil King), dr)m+n! =
294 = 42 X 7 = a category of Baal. He was the first conquering king.
Thus, directly or indirectly, he made his enemies a footstool.
Symbolized by a double rainbow. Judgment of the footstool
is criminal judgment following military judgment. Thus, it is the
end of the second judgment.
Atomic number of Plutonium.
Ezra 2:20 - 95 sons of Gibbar, which means hero; Gen
5:30 - Lamech lived 595 years after he became the father of Noah.
96 - Spoils of Victory; Benjamin
Jer. 52:23 - 96 exposed pomegranates on the capitols
of the pillars of Solomon's Temple which were being taken away as spoils
to Babylon. Note also: Gen. 49:27 - Benjamin was the ravenous wolf that
ate the spoils of victory.
97 - Reduction in Force (RIF)
Judges 7:3 compared with 7:6: 10,000 - 300 = 9700
(Reduction in Force of Gideon's army)
98 - Ichabod (the Glory of the LORD has departed)
1 Sam. 4:15 - Eli was 98 when the Ark of the Lord was
captured by the Philistines, and the Shekinah Glory no longer dwelt in
Israel; Ezra 2:16, Neh. 7:21 - 98 sons of Ater of Hezekiah, where Ater
= bound, shut up and Hezekiah = the might of Jehovah: thus "the might of
Jehovah is bound (or shut up)."
99 - The Challenger (almost but not quite)
100 - Maximum Divine Good Production
Matt. 18:12, Luke 15:4 - Parable of the 99 sheep and one
Abraham was 99 (Rom. 4:19) when Sarah was pregnant with Isaac.
111 - No scripture reference found.
Isaac reaped a hundredfold (Gen 26:12).
Maximum production (Matt. 13:8; Mark 4:8).
By deduction, the witness of truth.
200 - Double Portion
222 - Strong negative; cursing; rejection.
Double portion (Deut. 21:17)
200 female goats (Gen 32:14).
200 pomegranates around the capitals of the 2 pillars of
Solomon's Temple (1 Ki. 7:20).
300 - Judgment
1,222 sons of Azgad (meaning strong invader) returned from
Babylon (Ezra 2:12).
333 - No scripture reference found.
Noah's Ark was 300 cubits long (Gen. 6:15).
Gideon's army numbered 300 (Judg. 7:6-8).
Based upon deduction, the number refers to the purification
of the Holy Spirit in a mighty way, e.g. a hurricane.
400 - Weak production
444 - No scripture reference found.
400 virgins taken by the Benjamites at Shiloh (Judg. 21:12).
Wall of Jerusalem torn down from Gate of Ephraim to Corner
Gate 400 cubits (2 Ki. 14:13).
Israel would be enslaved in Egypt 400 years (Gen. 15:13)
- actually 430 years (Ex. 12:40-41).
400 men came to David at the Cave of Adullam (1 Sam. 22:1-2).
400 pomegranates in Solomon's Temple (1 Ki. 7:42).
By deduction the number would refer to maximum weakness,
e.g. 2 Cor. 12:9.
500 - Grace Production
555 - No scripture reference.
Jews under Mordecai killed 500 of their enemies in Susa (Ester
New Temple for Millennium was 500 reeds (6 cubits) square
By deduction, opposition of giants.
600 - Production of Man
666 - Monetary Reversionism (Love of Money)
Noah was 600 years old when the flood started (Gen. 7:6).
Pharaoh chased Israel at the Exodus with 600 chariots (Ex.
"Shamgar the son of Anath, ... struck down six hundred Philistines
with an ox goad; and he also saved Israel" (Judg. 3:31).
600 men, sons of Dan (Judg. 18:16).
600 men with Saul (1 Sam. 13:15; 14:2).
Head of Goliath's spear weighed 600 shekels (1 Sam. 17:7).
David had 600 men (1 Sam. 23:13).
David bought the threshing floor of Onan for 600 shekels
of gold (1 Chron. 21:25).
"Now the weight of gold which came to Solomon in one year
was 666 talents of gold," (2 Chron. 9:13).
666 sons of Adonikam (meaning my lord has risen) who returned
from Babylon (Ezra 2:13).
The number of the beast, for the number is that of a man;
and his number is six hundred and sixty-six (Rev. 13:17-18). The mark was
required to do business.
700 - Choice Production
Romulus - founder of Roman Empire, i.e. Rumiith (Hebrew)
= 200 + 6 + 40 + 10 + 10 + 400 = 666
Lateinos (Greek) = Latin man, man of Latium (a city from
which the Romans derived their origin). Lateinos = 30+1+300+5+10+50+70+200
777 - Tangent; fly off never to return.
700 choice men (Judg. 20:15, 16).
700 charioteers that David killed (2 Sam. 10:18).
Solomon had 700 wives (1 Ki. 11:3).
700 men who drew swords (2 Ki. 3:26).
Lamech, father of Noah, lived 777 years (Gen. 5:31).
800 - Production of New Birth
888 - Jesus (Greek); magnified blessing
Adam lived 800 years after the birth of Seth, who was born
again (Gen. 5:4).
Jared lived 800 years after the birth of Enoch (Gen. 5:19).
Adino the Eznite, war hero of David, killed eight hundred
one time (2 Sam. 23:8).
'Iesous (Greek) = 10+8+200+70+400+200 = 888.
900 - Production of Divine Cursing (like the Plagues of Egypt)
Canaanites who oppressed Israel had 900 iron chariots
(Judg. 4:3, 13).
999 - No scripture reference.
By deduction, extremely close but not quite.
1000 - A large number (e.g. a myriad); a number for God's
riches or blessing.
2000 - Crossing the Jordan (Joshua 3:4; Num. 35:5) (see year
A thousand pieces of silver (Genesis 20:16)
"The cattle on a thousand hills" (Psalm 50:10)
1. E. A. Pollard, Southern History of the War (The
Fairfax Press), pp. 60-61.
3. Larry Wood, "Marriage
Culture, Seed of Society - Root of Behavior," January 12, 1997.
5. Larry Wood, "God
of the Covenants," 1996.
6. Francis Brown. The New Brown-Driver-Briggs-Gesenius
Hebrew and English Lexicon, (Lafayette, Indiana 47902: Associated
Publishers and Authors, Inc.), 1978. Page 1035.
Larry Wood, 1997 - Last Revised: July 20, 2016
Author: Larry Wood