Is numerology biblical

What is Biblical Numerology?

Biblical numerology is the study of numbers in the Bible. Two of the most commonly used numbers in the Bible are the numbers 7 and 40. The number 7 indicates completion or perfection (Genesis 7: 2-4; Revelation 1:20). It is often called "God's number" because he is the only one who is perfect and perfect (Revelation 4: 5; 5: 1, 5-6). The number 3 is also the number of divine perfection: the trinity consists of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

The number 40 is often understood to mean the “number of exams”. For example, the Israelites wandered in the wilderness for 40 years (Deuteronomy 8: 2-5); Moses was on the mountain for 40 days (Exodus 24:18); Jonah warned Nineveh that the judgment would be made after 40 days (Jon 3: 4); Jesus was tempted by the devil for 40 days (Matthew 4,2); there were 40 days between the resurrection of Jesus and his ascension (Acts 1: 3). The number 4 is also repeated many times in the Bible; it is the number of creation: north, south, east, west; four Seasons. The number 6 is the number of man: man was created on the 6th day; the person only works 6 days. Another example where the Bible uses a number to refer to something is in Revelation chapter 13; here the number 666 indicates the Antichrist.

Whether or not these numbers matter is still a matter of debate in many circles. The Bible definitely seems to use numbers in patterns or to teach spiritual truth. However, many give too much importance to "biblical numerology" and try to find meaning behind every number in the Bible. But often a number in the Bible is just a number. God is not calling us to look for secret messages and hidden messages or codes in the Bible. There is more than enough plain truth in Scripture to meet all of our needs, "that the man of God be perfect, sent to all good work" (2 Timothy 3:16).


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What is Biblical Numerology?
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