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God is amazingly smart in math! What an awesome book! However, the information and accuracy of the scripture was phenomenal. Dec 09, John Sheehan rated it liked it. Interesting work and a pleasure to read. Most entertaining in the spiritualizing of Biblical Numerology understanding. A quick read and does not require much biblical knowledge to understand but I would not set this as a book of foundational studies of Biblical Numerology but a good place to start.
Aug 08, Shahin Azad rated it did not like it. Loretta G. God planned that this animal would have a huge body, too large to live on two legs.
For this reason He gave it four fulcrums so that it can rise from the ground easily. Only the God-planned life is successful. Endnotes: 1. Matthew in the New American Bible interprets the number as 77 times: Then Peter approaching asked him, "Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him?
As many as seven times? The number Jesus gives Peter is significant. This is a number that is not to be taken literally but is a number that has a symbolic value. In both cases, seven is the number of perfection, fulfillment and completion; it is also the number of the Holy Spirit. Ten is the number of divine government. Taken together the numbers symbolize the spiritual perfection and fulfillment of divine government in the Church offing forgiveness to repentant sinners.
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Permissions All Rights Reserved. Isaiah Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain wisdom of heart. Psalms As for God His way is perfect. Psalms All God's ways are perfect. For example: The six day period of Creation may be literal but it might also not be literal, representing a symbolic period of time that was perfected on the seventh day when God rested—seven being one of the four "perfect" numbers. The number of the , heavenly souls were marked with the "seal of the living God" in Revelation chapter 7. Bible scholars both ancient and modern have interpreted this number as reflecting the symbolic perfection of redeemed man in terms of the "perfect" number 12 which signifies perfection of government in Scripture multiplied by divine order the number ten signifies divine order in scripture.
In Matthew Simon-Peter asks Jesus how many times he must forgive a bother who has sinned against him. Peter asks, As many as seven times? According to ancient tradition each number has significance, for example: Three is the number of perfect completion for the Jews, and for Christians the number three symbolized the perfection of the Godhead—the Most Holy Trinity. Eight is the number of salvation. It is the number of Christ, of the resurrection, and of the Second Coming. This concept of one as a unity of one God is expressed in the opening lines of the first profession of faith found in Scripture, the Shema: Hear O Israel, Yahweh our God, Yahweh is One [ Deuteronomy ].
One as a cardinal number symbolizes Unity.
The number One is indivisible and not made up of any other number representing the unity of the One true God in which there is no division One as an ordinal number denotes primacy, sovereignty, divine completeness or perfection. In the Creation event, God separated light and darkness.
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In the Old Testament: It is the first of the 4 perfect numbers which are 3 divine perfection ; 7 spiritual perfection ; 10 ordinal perfection ; and 12 governmental perfection. Abraham was commanded to sacrifice his son after a three-day journey to Mt. Moriah [ Genesis ]. Baby Moses was hidden by his mother for three months [ Exodus ] and the adult Moses requests of Pharaoh that he let Moses take his people on a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifice to their God [ Exodus ].
There were three divisions of the desert Tabernacle and later the Temple in Jerusalem: the Outer Court, the Holy Place, and the Holy of Holies [ Exodus ; , ; ; ; ; ; 1 Kings 6: ].
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God is mentioned three times in the Shema, the Old Covenant profession of faith [ Deuteronomy ] and three times in the priestly blessing [ Numbers ]. Of the seven annual Holy Feasts of the Sinai Covenant, three are "pilgrim feasts" in which every man 13 years or older must present himself before God at His Sanctuary and later at the Temple in Jerusalem. This command is repeated three time in scripture [ Exodus ; ; Deuteronomy ] Jonah spent three days in the belly of the great fish [ Jonah ]; Jonah took three days to journey across the city of Nineveh [ Jonah ] In the New Testament: Jesus' ministry lasted three years, covering three Passovers [ John ; ; ].
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Three is also recognized as the number of the Holy Spirit. Abraham and Sarah were transformed by grace to become the parents of a family from which the Messiah would be born The Tabernacle was measured in multiples of five [ Exodus 25 - 27 ] There are five books of the Torah first 5 books of the Old Testament Matthew's Gospel is divided into five "books" composed of five narratives and five discourses. Jesus bled from five wounds on the altar of the Cross: His two hands, his two feet and His head. Jesus suffered on the cross for six hours as he suffered that man might be saved ; from 9 AM, see Mark the hour of the first daily sacrifice in the Temple to 3 PM, see Mark ; Matthew ; Luke the hour of the last sacrifice, and gave up His life at the beginning of the 7 th hour the number of completion and fulfillment.
Seven is the second perfect number. In Hebrew seven is shevah shebah from the root shava shaba or sheba , meaning "to be full. The Tabernacle was built in six days and dedicated on the seventh [ Exodus ] It took Solomon seven years to build the Temple in Jerusalem. But with other insects it is seven whole days. The majority of insects require from 14 2x7 to 42 6x7 days and the same applies to the larva state.
Man's pulse beats on the seven-day principle. For six days out of seven it beats faster in the morning than in the evening while on the seventh day it beats slower. The seventh day is the day of rest! Eight is the first cubic number 2 x 2 x 2. This is significant because the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle and in the Jerusalem Temple was the same height, length and breadth--a perfect cube [ 1 Kings ]. Eight is the number of our salvation and the Second Coming. It is the day Christ arose from the dead [ Matthew ; Mark ; Luke ; John ]. Eight okto in Greek days after the resurrection in the literal Greek translation Jesus appeared to his disciples a second time; this time with Thomas [ John ].
The eighth day, which is Resurrection Sunday the day after the seventh day Jewish Sabbath , is the first day of the New Covenant. Eight people were saved in the ark during the Great Flood including Noah, his wife, his three sons and their wives [ Genesis ]. On the 8 th day of an Israelite male child's birth, he entered the Sinai Covenant by the ritual of circumcision [ Genesis ; Exodus ; Leviticus ].
On the eighth day of the dedication of the desert Tabernacle, during the morning liturgical service, God lit the fire of the sacrificial altar. This day was commemorated in the Feast of Tabernacles Sukkoth which was an eight day feast [ Leviticus ]. The feasts of Passover Nisan 14 th and Unleavened Bread Nisan 15 th st lasted 8 days and marked the beginning of the Liturgical year [ Leviticus ], while the Feast of Tabernacles lasted 8 days and marked the end of the Liturgical year. The priesthood of Aaron and his sons was consecrated on the eighth day [ Leviticus ].