Number Patterns in Scripture
Have you noticed how often certain numbers appear together in Scripture passages? Information that is not hidden in Hebrew or Greek letter values or in letters found after repeated spacings, but right on the surface as words in the text. A number code available to anyone who can read. The numbers 7, 12, 40, and 50 occur frequently within the same Bible passage. God as the master mathematician talks in number patterns. To begin a discussion on number patterns in Scriptures, first we need to see the pattern, then ask what does it mean?
The numbers 7, 12, 40, and 50 are used right on the surface of the text in Bible stories (7 days of creation, 7 candles, 12 shewbread, 12 disciples, 40 days and nights of rain, 40 years of wandering, 50 days of Pentecost etc.). Often studies on Bible numbers proceed by ascribing certain attributes to each number; listing each number in turn with a brief paragraph. But let us limit our search to the numbers 7, 12, 40, and 50.
Halley in his Bible Commentary, writing of the 12 disciples: (p. 465 1965 edition):
Mr. Halley how right! More 7's listed by Halley's are: every 7th day a Sabbath, every 7th year a Sabbatic year, every 7th Sabbatic year was followed by Jubilee year, every 7th month was especially holy-having 3 feasts, there were 7 weeks between Passover and Pentecost, Passover Feast lasted 7 days, Tabernacles Feast lasted 7 days, at Passover 14 lambs were offered daily, at Tabernacles 14 lambs daily and 70 bullocks, at Pentecost 7 lambs were offered.
Ivan Panin earlier this century, has written marvelous accounts of the numeric symmetry of the Scriptures particularly regarding the number seven. The mathematical probabilities of this all happening by chance are so remote that he believed his writings constituted scientific proof of God. E. W. Bullinger author of Number in Scripture, writes that "we have but touched the fringe of this great and important subject."
Even outside the Bible, you can see this pattern (7, 12, 40, and 50) in the organization of time (7 days a week, 12 months a year, 40 years per generation, 50 year jubilee), 7 colors in the rainbow, 7 seas and continents, 12 divisions to the sky, an octave of piano notes has 7 white keys and 12 notes total, and gestational periods in multiples of 7 (man's is 7x40, sheep 21x7, dog 9x7, cat 8x7, hen 3x7, lion 7x7x3).
Why did God bother with a number pattern at all? God has not used numbers haphazardly -every word is there intentionally. Why should Bible number patterns be studied and interpreted at all? Perhaps the strongest answer is because the pattern is there and if God chose to speak to us this way, we should choose to listen. In the book of Revelation, seven times God said let him that has ears to hear, hear what the spirit says to the churches. To communicate, we need to recognize language patterns: sounds, letters, words, phrases, etc. Words have meaning according to how they are used in relationship to each other.
We have not recognized numbers as symbols, their use as letters to form "words" and as a language to communicate. Authors of this subject usually give one meaning to each number, but we don't use letters that way. The question should be: why have we not studied this number pattern before? Otherwise what difference could it make for the story? Who cares how many brothers, sisters, or days, or years, times to sprinkle the ark, numbers of candles, stars, stalks of wheat. God is marking His message with numbers in the hope we will ask why does God bother to number how many sneezes. There is a pattern for redemption; we just haven't seen it but it is there. It is not hidden at all, just sealed until we seek to find it.
Perhaps God uses number patterns because they translate into any language without perversion over time. God speaks of things such as DNA, chromosomes, conception, egg, sperm, and the passage of time in a number language. These things were alluded to before man had words or knowledge to describe wonders yet undiscovered. God is indeed a "Wonderful Numberer" as spoken of by Daniel.
There is great interest today in hidden Bible Codes where messages are concealed in evenly spaced letters found by computer searches. To prove this to be true requires careful statistical analysis beyond the reach of most Bible students. This study doesn't deal with formulas that need the help of sophisticated computer software but deals with the surface text of the Bible.
These four numbers, 7, 12, 40, 50 are like a simple "alphabet" of God's number language. Some passages have some of these numbers and some have three: 7, 12, 40. The analysis of probability is simple. The chances of choosing a number at random is 1 out of the total. For example the chances of getting a 6 with one throw of the dice is 1 out of 6. To get two sixes out of two throws the chances are 1 out of 6X6 or 1 out of 36. If the numbers in Bible stories are random and without God's direction the probability of getting a 7, then 12, then 40 in a given story is 1 out of 7X12X40 or one out of 3360. Twelve of the main persons and events of the Bible have all three numbers of the pattern. The probability of the Bible's main twelve stories having all three numbers is less than 1 out of 40,000 (7X12X40X12).
Within the main twelve events surrounding Jesus, Elijah, Moses, Elisha, Ezekiel, David, Solomon, Jacob, Joshua, Paul, the return from exile, and Jonah; there is imprinted three numbers (7, 12, 40). Only the Tabernacle/Temple, Moses, Elijah/Elisha, and the Miracle Feeding with Loaves and Fishes have all four. Maybe God is trying to tell us something here. The challenge is to see the pattern and then ask what does it mean. Jesus makes this challenge as He discusses the miracles of the loaves and fishes:
God is speaking in a number language. In Mark, Jesus is disappointed that the disciples have not understood yet. By the time God speaks in Revelation, He doesn't hold back using numbers to communicate. Sevens and twelves adorn the whole book. The pattern multiplies like a fractal throughout the Bible: twelve women have seven associated with their lives, twelve men are mentioned in groups of twelve, twelve time periods are mentioned for 40 days (not counting unrighteous mocking by Goliath) and 12 periods of 40 years.
This discussion should generate the question, "What does the number pattern 7, 12, 40, 50 symbolize?" How God uses numbers can help us to hear what is closest to His heart. We do not hear because we really are not listening to what He is saying. Much of what is really on the surface of His Word regarding the use of numbers goes unnoticed. Noting God's use of numbers may open a door to the mysteries of God and His Holiness. For instance, we need to concentrate more on the first part of this oft quoted verse on the number 666:
Actually the original question of this study is: What does it mean to be born spiritually? The author believes God answered by pointing out a number pattern throughout Scripture. This pattern does not change from Genesis to Revelation. This fact adds to a conviction that the Scriptures are divinely inspired. Since no men had control over all the persons and events that are recorded, numbers could not be controlled by man. Since they are not randomly distributed, God must have placed them intentionally to speak to us. As Christians, we know we are to be the Bride of Christ, we need to learn His language. Throughout Scriptures, God has apparently chosen to mark His message with numbers. This is spiritually speaking, a kindergarten lesson that as it is mastered can open up understanding throughout the Bible. Once the pattern is understood many Bible stories with numbers in them can be comprehended more fully.
These numbers are imprinted in our physical bodies in human reproductive cycles: 12 monthly cycles/year and conception occurring on the 14th (2x7) day of the female's cycle, and a gestational period of 280 (40x7). Zola Levitt has a video and a book on the Feast Cycle mirroring the development of the child in the womb. Right to Life describes the womb as a sanctuary. Perhaps an interpretation of the symbolism surrounding the Tabernacle and its function and this number pattern in Scriptures is that they symbolize and parallel reproduction as we know it in the physical world.
Inside the curtains of the Holiest Place atop the Mercy Seat is the shadow of the pattern showing the beginning of life in the spiritual sense - a conception. We know a lot more about the facts of physical conception than ever before. We can use this to understand the symbols in the Tabernacle and ultimately our own redemption (conception) in the Spirit as we are born again in Christ. This author has been seeking the Lord on this question about the analogy of spiritual and physical birth since April 1991. If we are spiritually "born," who is father, mother, where is the womb, how long till we are "born" after conceived etc.?
Another key to interpretation is the parable of the sower. The seed (sperma in Greek) or the Word of God is the male element. Tabernacle, Temple, Upper Room were types of the female element even to the point that the floor plans resembled female anatomy. The Feast Cycles based on the moon were feminine as well. Reproduction and the use of a number pattern become a type of Rosetta Stone (the stone dictionary with several languages used to translate hieroglyphics) to understand the meaning of spiritual birth. Physical reproduction could be used to understand spiritual redemption. The number pattern 7, 12, 40, 50, describes throughout all of Scripture how spiritual birth is like physical birth--Jesus said, "marvel not, you must be born again."
Realizing that the Tabernacle represents the location of conception; what is the meaning of 7 candlesticks and 12 shewbread? If this is the type for the place of conception, which side is male which is female? Psalm 119:105 says thy Word (sperma) is a lamp (the special lampstand or the menorah of seven candles). That is it! Seven is symbolic of the male type! Twelve of the female. Forty times seven days for human gestation. Don't let this bother you that 12 disciples were physically male--spiritually they are the female type of the Bride of Christ. Washings and purifications were repeatedly stated to be done 7x--a male type in the same way an egg is bathed in seed at conception. Jesus said to pray "our Father" and God as Father established the seven day week of creation setting the pattern for the beginning of life with the number seven as maleness. For life to occur there is the union of two elements- one male and one female. In the beginning, there was a separation-heaven (God's domain- male) from earth (female). To bring life and redemption, God spoke over 7 days and His Testimony (same root word as testosterone) brought life to the earth (female). Here what is seem from space (earth) and what is seen under the microscope (egg) appear to be a similar form. Jesus' genealogy is full of sevens (see Panin's work) as we are told of the Savior's birth. Interestingly, the Heavens are divided into 12 signs of the Zodiac and the earth is divided into 7 continents.
In kindergarten classrooms, children sing of the 12 months of the year and 7 days of the week. How is it that God's pattern is so clear to children? He puts it in their hands. The numbers in the miracle feedings with loaves and fishes follow the same pattern and in their simplicity are actually the most profound in meaning.
The Mercy Seat is flanked with cherubims described as having two wings up and two wings down. I see the cherubims to be types of chromosomes with the same physical description. With the help of Strong's book on the Tabernacle of Israel: embroidered on the curtains are 23 cherubims/chromosomes (7 on 3 sides +2 on the dividing curtain torn at the crucifixion). Man has 23 pairs of chromosomes. How well our Creator knows us and reveals information today that he has kept hidden for centuries.
When the pattern of 7 and 12 became apparent, I thought how it was everywhere in the Bible and supposed that opening to any page I could find it. A random selection found 2 Chronicles 7 on Solomon's dedication of the Temple. Solomon offered a hundred and twenty thousand (12 x 10,000) sheep over a seven day feast. I then looked up the numbers used specifically in the main Bible events: birth of Christ, the Last Supper, Resurrection, Ascension and found the same phenomena.
This came in handy when I was asked to lead the devotion at a Ladies' Christmas Cookie Exchange a few years ago. The Lord was just showing me all about this number pattern. My friend said that she would really rather have a Christmas message and I told her I had not looked there yet for evidence of the pattern, but that I would and report back. In faith, I searched in Luke. No 7 angels, 12 shepherds--nothing until the last few paragraphs where it mentioned Anna. She lived with her husband 7 years, without him 77 years and was now 84 (12X7). I told my friend she would get a Christmas devotion on number patterns. I sent out invitations to meet at 7:12 pm, bring 7 dozen cookies, to sing the Twelve Days of Christmas and hear of the twelve testimonies of the birth of Christ (shepherds, Angels, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, Wisemen etc.) A few asked why 7:12pm? I think seven women showed up. I am not sure they were counting.
To get back to the subject, I Chronicles 23, 24, 25, 27 are loaded with 12's and 24's to mark the Temple with the number 12. God sure wasted a lot of print in those chapters if He wasn't trying to make a point. There is more ink and paper here than on the whole Christmas story . We really are hard of hearing. Hear again what Jesus said as He tried to explain the number pattern of the Loaves and Fishes:
The parable of the sower tells us that the Word of God is the seed (sperma in Greek). Psalm 119 tells us that His Word is a Lamp (the special lamp or menorah of 7 candlesticks). Our Father created heaven and earth by the Spoken Word in 7 days. God is using numbers like adjectives to mark things with similar attributes. Seven is identified with maleness. In Revelation, we see Jesus, our Bridegroom, with 7 spirits before His throne, with 7 golden candlesticks speaking to 7 churches, holding 7 stars and a Book of 7 seals, with 7 angels and 7 trumpets, and 7 thunderings preparing 7 plagues and 7 vials, 7 horns, 7 eyes, 7 heads, 7 mountains, 7 kings, 7,000 men. You know, if the numbers are meaningless, there is a lot of wasted text here. Seven appears about 50 times. It seems to me that there has got to be something to explain what God is trying to say here.
We also see the Bride adorned with 12 stars, the New Jerusalem with 12 gates, 12 angels, 12 tribes, 12,000 of each tribe, 12 foundations, 12 apostles, 12 pearls, 12 stones, 12,000 furlongs on 3 dimensions (this is lost in some translations and found in KJV), 12 fruits of the tree of life, 144 cubits the measure of the wall--12 things in all marking again the female, the Bride. No restraint of a number pattern here--by now we should understand God's number language. In Revelation, it is written 7 times to the 7 churches, "Let him that has ears to hear." There is no mixing of the use of 7 or 12. In other words all things associated with the Bride, the New Jerusalem, are by 12's--she's all girl. The Bridegroom likewise is surrounded with 7's--all boy. Our couple is in full maturity. This is a wedding! At times when I see in Scriptures an abundance of 7, 12, or 40's I see creation, procreation, renewal, redemption and life. God has adorned His message with a sprinkling of numbers.
The Blood of Christ, we are told fell to the ground (female)--a type of conception. Christ on the cross spoke giving us his Word (His Testimony and His Blood) in seven phrases from the cross listed by Bullinger p181 of Number in Scriptures (of 300 pages, 41 devoted to the number 7):
Seven phrases from the cross:
At the Last Supper, Jesus gave each disciple a piece of his body (12) pieces of bread and then they received the wine (His Blood) into their bodies and the two elements brought life, a type of conception. Look at Judas, he dipped the bread in wine outside his body--a test tube try at conception that did not come to life, it was outside his body, and it died not attaching to a body to grow. Within their bodies the disciples received bread (female element) and the wine (male element). God's Spirit, His Testimony or His Word or His Blood, His New Covenant (Testimony) symbolized by the wine to us effectively function as we know sperm to function to give us life. The number pattern helps to say this also. I Peter 1:23 does too.
Follow the actions and number pattern surrounding the Ark of the Covenant at the battle of Jericho. The Captain of the Host tells Joshua to have 7 priests with 7 trumpets, on 7 days after the 7th time around the city to blow the trumpets. I think the people were told not to talk so they wouldn't compare notes and conclude--now this is silly! We have here a picture of a type of conception of sperm (God's Word) penetrating egg (the walled city). Man had no knowledge of cells and cell walls and the miracle of conception then. We can see that now especially if we understand God's number pattern. We can hear that 7 is really emphasized in this story and look for the male element--God's Word, which is characteristically male as in:
Perhaps God is showing us He knows of cell structure and function, after all, He created it. The Tabernacle pattern in itself is like a cell with an outer cell wall or curtains and inner wall defining a nucleus or the Holiest of Holies. The Ark containing the Commandments represents the Word of God; our pattern for Spiritual life is like the nucleus containing DNA--the words in a four letter chemical language specifying the pattern for our physical life. The High Priest was instructed to sprinkle blood seven times (as a male) upon the Ark on the Day of Atonement--the renewal of life for the year. Christ did this once and for all with His own Blood.
Jews celebrate Hanukkah, but note the number of candles in the modern menorah--nine. I know this is in memory of the days the candles burned without oil, but I see this number as a departure from the original design that God set within the Tabernacle for the candlestick. God told Moses to carefully follow the pattern that was presented. The Jews are not doing this now, neither have they received the true Word that "Tabernacles" among us--The Word made flesh in Jesus.
Panin wrote a lot about the number seven, especially in relationship to the genealogy of Christ. I've read from Creation ExNihilo Technical Journal, vol. 7(2), 1993, pp184-196, an article: The Ultimate Assertion: Evidence of Supernatural Design the Divine Prologue by Vernon Jenkins, a mathematical analysis of the first seven words of Genesis--that demonstrates with mathematics and geometric patterns the connection that God's Word has to the number seven and other patterns in general including musical scales.
For those with wisdom count....(Rev. 13:18) ...not just the number of the beast but the numbers of our God. How many times is the "voice of the Lord" mentioned in Psalm 29? Do you know before you count? (God's Word is seed, male, marked by the number seven)
The basic assumption underlying this study on number patterns in Scripture is that "All scripture is given by inspiration of God..." 2 Tim. 3:16. That every word is meant by God to be there. We have neglected the many times that numbers appear throughout the Bible stories. We have failed to see the Word as one story--His story with a common thread of a number pattern throughout. We have failed to ask what is God saying with the reoccurring numbers. The book of Revelation was discussed as a type of a wedding because the overwhelming presence of 7 (maleness) and 12 (femaleness). The last chapter of the Bible is the invitation by the Spirit (7) and the Bride (12) to come and take freely of the gift of the water of life. We know of the Jewish tradition that the Bridegroom must go and prepare a place for his bride that meets with the father's approval before he can steal his bride away as a thief in the night.
This is what our Bridegroom is doing in the book of Revelation--judging the earth and preparing it for our thousand year reign together and then preparing a new heaven and a new earth for us to live together forever.
On the board in a third grade classroom, the teacher wrote four things that were similar for the students to notice a pattern:
1. hours from 12 noon to 12 midnight
Of course these things contain twelve each. What a strange number imprinted on time, space, and quantities of eggs. Again the pattern given to children. Perhaps the British system of measurement relates to the Biblical pattern. British scientists had the King James Bible and were to some extent established in the Christian faith. Why else would such an unnatural system be in place-12" to a foot. Twelve was the pattern for earthly measurements when based in a sacred system of measurement not a secular. Isn't the decimal system based on 10 a much better way for man?
God doesn't treat the number ten very kindly. Ten Commandments tell us that we are sinners deserving of death. Ten lepers except one didn't thank the Lord for healing. Ten spies came back with a bad report. If we work for our salvation, it is our ten fingers that try to improve on God's grace. Sarah gave Hagar to Abraham after ten years, in Lev. 26:26 10 women baking cannot satisfy hunger, Numbers 14:22 the people didn't hear God 10X, Naomi was 10 years in Moab, 10 men of Joab killed Absalom, 10 of David's concubines profaned by Absalom were shut up and died in widowhood, 10 is an important number in Solomon's temple (worldly influence?), Jeroboam's son died after his wife offered 10 loaves to a prophet.
Often forty is seen representing a period of trial or punishment. God uses 40 to show us redemption and this parallels the process of birth. Forty is the number of weeks of a human pregnancy and where this involves a time of probation and trial and tribulation, the pain is secondary to the joy of new life--ask any mother. The 40 lashes are not meant to just be punishment but perhaps the means to cause a change to a better way of life for a guilty man. In other words not a criminal way of life. Any more lashes would presumably bring death. Therefore maybe fewer than 40 lashes is meant to provide life. The 40 days and nights of rain were a time of isolation for Noah's family not unlike a womb or sanctuary experience. The volume of the Ark is 5x5x5x5x5x12x12 from the Biblical dimensions. I've been speculating the feminine nature of the number 12. Noah's family was sealed within the walls of the Ark to "gestate" for a season. The 40 years of wilderness was a punishment but also a probation which resulted in the still birth of that generation. They did not receive God's Word--male seed (they wanted Moses to hear for them). Joshua's generation was alive and they brought God's Word into Jericho (lots of sevens). They inherited the land (female) divided up for the twelve tribes. Jesus' fast was not a punishment as much as a trial and He was "born" out of it into His life of miracles and ministry. This discussion doesn't have the right to any private interpretation. But here is a value to searching out the number pattern in Scripture.
In the way that 40 tells of the time necessary to bring forth physical birth (subject to death), 50 tells us of a second birth--redeemed and life anew immune from death. In the feeding with loaves and fishes, 40 is associated with 7 and 50 with 12. Creation sprang to life at God's speaking in 7 days and was tested with only the righteous surviving through 40 days and nights of Noah's Flood. Abraham looked for 50 righteous men to be saved from judgment. A trial of 40 didn't bring eternal life to Noah or Moses. We must wait another 10 days after the Ascension (40 +10=50), till Pentecost (50th Day after Passover) for another birth or process of redemption (conception). We must be born again. The Spirit of God rushed into the Upper Room to unite with the 120 believers (a type of Bride-female) to give us conception in the Spirit. We are called to 10 days of awe and repentance before the Feast of the Tabernacles to repent of our sinfulness before the Day of Atonement. We are given Ten Commandments that tells us of our sinfulness. We are redeemed from a enslaved and sinful life as the humbled woman is freed with the price of 50 shekels. The Tabernacle was held together by parts in groups of 50:
The number fifty is used to communicated a uniting and gathering together to be one. We see the crowds gathered together by groups of 50 and 100 at the miracle feeding of loaves and fishes. At Pentecost, the body was gathered together. Redemption not just to an individual, but an incorporated body.
It is not by coincidence that there are 50 states in the United States of America. The author believes that God had his hand on the formation and redemption of this part of the earth; that the founding fathers entreated the Creator at its conception to direct and bring it to life; that God's Word was the foundation to our system of laws. Our system of justice is based on 12 jurors. Nowhere on earth has liberty been given free reign to express its gifts of prosperity and tolerance. Many realize that in recent decades, we have departed for our foundations. We are now at the 40th anniversary of our 49th State (Alaska) and our 50th State (Hawaii). In 2009, we may be called to a jubilee and if so, will we be judged as Israel for not celebrating the Jubilee Sabbatical for the land? These things cannot be stated dogmatically, since it is not expressed specifically in the Scriptures, but God's number pattern seems to finds itself expressed wherever we see God's handiwork in Creation and our Redemption.
This list is part of the study Number Patterns in Scripture. Note the many uses the numbers 7,12,40, 50. They are grouped beside the headings:
LIVING THING CONCEIVED--
OUTLINE OF THE NUMBER PATTERN IN THE LOAVES AND FISHES:
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- miracle leftovers
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Miracle feeding of the crowds
EXAMPLES OF THE NUMBER PATTERN:
LIVING THING CONCEIVED---human
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Creation
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- time
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- time cycles (adapted from Grant Jeffrey's book, Appointment with Destiny, 1997)
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- creation of man, Adam, a living soul
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- man in the days of Noah
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Abraham
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- the King over Joseph in Prison
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Jacob embalmed
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Jacob's family
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- the names "Abraham, Isaac, Jacob" recorded in Scripture
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Joseph's dreams
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Egypt saved from starving
LIVING THING CONCEIVED--Two signs in the sky,
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Tabernacle, Temple
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Tabernacle, Temple
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Temple servants
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Dedication of the Temple
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- nation of Israel w/Moses
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Moses' life
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Life at Elim, after Red Sea
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Hope of Promised Land
LIVING THING CONCEIVED--10 Commandments to God´s people
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Ten Commandments changed to 12
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Feast of the Tabernacles, 2nd Advent, Marriage of the Lamb
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Life every year by Feasting with seven appointed feasts
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Passover fulfilled by Christ
LIVING THING CONCEIVED--Spirit filled life at Pentecost
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- life anew by forgiveness of sins
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Balaam´s sacrifice
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- nation of Israel w/Joshua
LIVING THING CONCEIVED--Life in the Promised land
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Conquest of Jericho
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Ruth's redemption
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Reigns of Kings and Judges
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Elijah challenge against Baals
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Elijah
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Elijah calls Elisha
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Elisha's ministry
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Purification
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- David's life spared
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Ezra's offering at returning to Jerusalem
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Esther's people
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Job
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- creation
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Daniel
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Nebuchadnezzar´s judgment
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Ninevah's last chance
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Jesus' body
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Christmas message
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- child Jesus
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Kingdom of Heaven in the parable of the sower
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- spiritual birth
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Jesus' life in the Spirit
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Judas death
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Jesus´ death on the cross 7
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- In Jesus' ministry
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Jesus on the cross
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- nation of Israel
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Jesus' Resurrected Life
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- People of faith Heb. 11
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Jesus' church, the Bride
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Young church- after Pentecost
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Paul's life
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Paul's missions
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Redemption of creation in Revelation
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- ‘Super-stars´ of Rev.
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- misc groups of people
LIVING THING CONCEIVED--12 women bearing the number 7:
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Books of the Bible
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- God's chosen people in History
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Number pattern outside the Bible
NOTE NEGATIVE USE OF THE NUMBER PATTERN
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Egypt's plagues
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Life subject to death
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Solomon
LIVING THING CONCEIVED-- Beast
NOTE THE USE OF NUMBERS IN THE FOLLOWING VERSES:
Psalm 12:6 The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Psalm 119:164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
Proverbs 9:1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
Isaiah 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.
Isaiah 30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
Amos 5:8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is his name:
Zech. 3:9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
Zech. 4:2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:
Zech. 4:10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth.
Matthew 12:45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
Matthew 26:53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
Rev. 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
Rev. 3:1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
Rev. 4:5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
Rev. 5:5-6 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. 6And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
Rev. 12:1-3 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:  And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.  And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
Rev. 21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
In the future, if there is interest, this study will go into telling time with a stellar clock. The world uses calendars that are subject to changes of governments and to errors over long periods of time. Time is organized by the numbers 7 and 12 so an investigation of time should be part of this Number Patterns in Scripture study. Generally believers strive to understand the date of Christ's return and that is not the primary emphasis of this study, though the author believes an understanding of God's number patterns would enlighten anyone in that search. Other topics might include analysis of the Pyramid numbers vs. numbers found in Tabernacle furniture and the Golden Section. Perhaps readers might work with the author on Daniel's two 4 digit numbers, 1290 and 1335. Comments appreciated to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Till next time.