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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, […]

What is the significance of the number 7 in the Bible?

The number 7 occurs many times in the Bible, beginning with the seven days on which God created and rested (Gen 2:3) through to the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues (Revelation 21:9). It is used so often that God must be telling us something by its repetition, […]

What does the number 666 mean?

The number 666 is the number of the beast in Revelation, the last book of the Bible: This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666. (Revelation 13:18) The “beast” in Revelation is a symbol […]

What is the biblical meaning of the number 10?

Some Bible readers interpret many numbers symbolically. Certainly some numbers occur with sufficient frequency that they seem to have meaning beyond their numerical value. For example, the number 7 occurs frequently, especially in the book of Revelation, and appears to indicate completeness of some kind. Also the number 12 occurs often (e.g., 12 tribes, 12 […]