1654 numbers, 11-99
Significant numbers include twelve, often associated with the full number of God’s people, and multiples of ten, especially forty and seventy.
Twelve apostles Mk 3:14 See also Mt 10:1-4; Mt 19:28; Lk 9:1; Lk 22:30; Jn 6:70-71; Ac 6:2; 1Co 15:5 The term “the Twelve” is used here even though only eleven disciples remained at the time referred to.
Genealogy of Jesus Christ in spans of fourteen generations Mt 1:17
Forty days Jnh 3:4 Forty days is a standard period, sometimes viewed as a time of preparation or testing before a major event. Forty-day periods at the flood: Ge 7:4,12,17; Ge 8:6 Moses fasted for forty days on Mount Sinai: Ex 24:18; Ex 34:28; Dt 9:9,18
Mt 4:1-2 pp Mk 1:13 pp Lk 4:1-2 Jesus Christ fasted for forty days in the wilderness.
Nu 13:25; 1Sa 17:16; 1Ki 19:8; Ac 1:3
Forty years as a general term for a generation God’s anger against Israel in the wilderness: Nu 14:34; Nu 32:13; Jos 5:6; Ps 95:10; Heb 3:9,17 God’s provision for Israel in the wilderness: Ex 16:35; Dt 2:7; Dt 8:2-4; Dt 29:5; Ne 9:21; Am 2:10; Ac 7:36; Ac 13:18
Other significant forty-year periods Forty-year periods in Moses’life: Ex 7:7; Dt 34:7; Ac 7:23,30,36 Forty-year periods of peace: Jdg 3:11; Jdg 5:31; Jdg 8:28 Forty-year periods of leadership: 1Sa 4:18; 2Sa 5:4; 1Ki 2:11 pp 1Ch 29:27; 1Ki 11:42 pp 2Ch 9:30; 2Ki 12:1 pp 2Ch 24:1; Ac 13:21
The fiftieth year as the Year of Jubilee Lev 25:10-11 The word “jubilee” refers to the liberation of slaves, rather than to a fixed period of time. The number 50 represents the year following seven periods of seven years, i.e., 49 years + 1.
Seventy years as the human lifespan Ps 90:10
|7135||Israel, people of God|
|7217||exile in Babylon|
|7266||tribes of Israel|
|7482||Year of Jubilee|