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Bible Q

Is there any basis to numerology or gematria in the Bible?

Basically the answer to this question is : Yes, for a few very simple Old Testament associations with some numbers – such as 7 for 7 days, and 12 for 12 tribes. No, for most other numbers. And as regards gematria (a rabbinical term) and the assignment of number values to letters in a word, […]

Which numbers in the Bible are literal and which aren’t?

The only way to tell the difference between literal and figurative is context. For example, when we find something in a historical book, like the book of Kings, then it is likely to be literal. When we find something in a poetic book, like Psalms, then it is likely to be figurative. However, even then […]