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Chapter 11

There is no denying that numbers play a significant role in the Bible. Patterns have even been found in the text when taking a closer look. For example, the Israelites were in the wilderness 40 years. Jesus was in the wilderness forty days. Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days, Jesus was in the belly of the earth three days. There are four major prophets in the Old Testament and four major evangelists in the New. There are twelve minor prophets in the Old Testament and twelve apostles in the New Testament.

The Hebrew and Greek languages themselves are numbers. Each letter has a numerical equivalent. So, where we see numbers in our English Bibles, in the original languages they are actually letters. This can be significant when discovering that the anti-Christ’s number is 666. The early Christians would have understood that the name of the anti-Christ, using each letter’s numerical value, would add up to 666. Another example is Jesus’ name. When the values are added together it equals 888. As one might imagine, this numerical encoding can lead to some really interesting number crunching. It has also led to a great deal of nonsense. Many books have been written on


Biblical numerology and the supposed prophecies the hidden codes reveal. In this chapter, clarification is only given to the numbers explicitly found in the Bible.

ONE – 1. It is the number of unity. As stated in Deuteronomy 6:4 (called the Shema), “the Lord is one.” While He is made up of three persons, (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), these three are united as one God. Each person of the Trinity is of the same substance.

TWO – 1. It is the number of division. 2. There are two natures of Jesus. He was both fully man (human) and fully divine (God). 3. It is the number of sexes, male and female. 4. It is the number of testaments (Old and New) in the Bible. 5. Two vessels are mentioned in Romans 9. One vessel was made for honor and one vessel was made for dishonor. 6. Their are two categories each person falls into, either a sheep (believer) or a goat (non-believer) (Matthew 25:33). 7. It is the number of ages, the current age and the age to come (Matthew 12:32).

THREE – 1. It is the number of divine perfection. While God is one, He is made up of three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is called the Trinity. 2. It is the number of offices Jesus fulfilled: prophet, priest and king. 3. It is the number of God’s divine attributes: omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent. 4. It

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