And Their Meanings
The following numbers correspond
to the meanings found in the Bible. This Biblical tool, Numerology, in
its purest sense, brings forth and clarifies that which is written. Certainly
its brevity indicates only a partial listing, hithertofore, the wise do
not idolize but build knowledge and then wisdom.
Some examples from The Companion Bible:
FOUR - Denotes creative works,
and always has reference to the material creation, as pertaining to the
earth, and things "under the sun", and things terrestrial.
SEVEN - Denotes spiritual perfection.
It is the hall-mark of the Holy Spirit's work. He is the Author of God's
Word, and seven is stamped on it as the water mark is seen in the manufacture
of paper. He is the Authorand Giver of life; and seven is the number
which regulates every period of Incubation and Gestation, in insects, birds,
animals, and man.
EIGHT - Denotes resurrection, regeneration;
a new beginning or commencement. The eighth is a new first. Hence the octave
in music, colour, days of the week. It is the number which has to do with
the Lord, Who rose on the eighth, or new "first-day". This is,
therefore, the Dominical number. By Gematria (the addition of the
numerical value of the letters together) the Greek letters for Jesus makes
the numbers 888. It, or its multiple is impressed on all that has to do
with the Lord's Names, the Lord's People, and the Lord's works.
The following table is taken from God Counts.
||Unity; New beginnings
||Union; Division; Wittnessing
||Divine completeness and perfection
||Creation; The world; Creative works
||Grace; God's goodness; Pentatuech (first five books)
||Weakness of man; Manifestation of sin ; Evils of Satan
||Resurrection; Spiritual completeness; Fathers perfection
||New birth; New beginnings
||Fruit of the spirit; Divine completeness from the Father
||Testimony; Law and responsiblity
||Disorder and judgement
||Apostacy; depravity and rebellion
||Exceeding sinfulness of sin
||Repentance; The forgiveness of sins
||The Gospel of Christ
||Preaching of the Gospel
||Blood of Christ; Dedication
||Naming of a son
||The word of our Father
||Trials; Probation; Testings
||Israel's opression; First advent
||Judgement of the World
||Holy Spirit; Pentacost
||Punishment and restoration of Israel; Universality
||Election; Children of the promise
||Spiritual perfection and victory 7*17=119
||Divine period of probation
||The Spirit guided life
||Holy Spirit; The sum of Tree of Life
||Divine completeness and Fathers glory
||Salvation of the world through the blood of the Lamb ( Those
who chose between Christ and Antichrist)
||Deception of Antichrist; Second advent
||Final judgement; Zadok
||Those numbered of Isreal
For further numeric study, I invite you to get any book by Bonnie Gaunt. Her work with
is excellent. My favorite is "Beginnings".
For a differnt type of numeric study of the Bible, Ivan Panin is unsurpassed in discovering the numeric schemes of the Bible. This study has nothing to do with the letter values, like gematria, but demonstates clearly God's hand in the writing of the Bible.
Bible Numerics is a good place to start.
E. W. Bullinger has done some work with the numbers of the Bible; I only have his book "The Gospel in the Stars", so can't recommend him from personal experience. Sorry.
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