What Does The Number Ten (10) Mean or Represent in the Bible?

Number 10 in the bible

Is there meaning to the number 10 in the Bible? If so, what does this number mean or represent?The 10 Commandments God gave us the 10 Commandments that were a reflection of His expectations of mankind and as a way to represent His holiness.  The first four are vertical (towards God) and the last six are horizontal (human relations).  Couldn’t there have been more than 10 Commandments?  Why not 15 or 20?  The fact is that the 10 Commandments, if kept, would be all that society would require t … [Read more...]

What Does the Number Forty (40) Mean or Represent in the Bible?

40 in the Bible

Numbers can often have meaning in the Bible so what does the number forty mean and what is normally associated with it?Forty: the Number of Testing The number forty usually has to do with testing in the Bible.  There are dozens of examples to show this and we will examine a few to see why this is so.  From Jesus to the children of Israel in the Wilderness, the number forty shows that testing and trials are sometimes associated with this number and so we read in the Scriptures that the n … [Read more...]

What is Apologetics? What is an Apologist?

What is Apologetics

You’ve probably heard the word “apologetics” but what does it mean exactly?  What or who is an apologist?What Apologetics is Not Apologetics is not an apology where you say you are sorry for something.  It is not browbeating someone into submission so that they see that you are right. It is not intellectually destroying every non-believer you come into contact with that tries to force them to believe in God and the Bible, even if it’s against their will.  Apologetics is never arguing or deba … [Read more...]

What Does The Number Thirteen (13) Mean or Represent in the Bible?

Number 13 in the Bible

Is there something symbolic or meaningful about the number 13?   If so, what is it?Not an Unlucky Number God is sovereign over all that happens and there are no accidents in the reign of God so 13 is not a lucky or unlucky number.  In fact, luck is like chance…it is nothing.  Some hotels and airlines have no 13th floor or 13th aisles in them because of superstition.  Friday the 13th also carries that stigma with it. When we attribute certain power or luck to a number we are revealing our ign … [Read more...]

What Does The Number Twelve (12) Mean or Represent In The Bible

Number 12 in the Bible

Numbers have meaning to God and often certain numbers have special meaning.  What special meaning or purpose does the number 12 have in the Bible?The Number Twelve You’ll find the number 12 used in 187 places in the Bible and there are some significances to this number as we will read.  The number twelve seems to be very important to God and it represents, in most cases, the number of perfection and authority.  The number 12 shows up in the Book of Revelation 22 times and are very important … [Read more...]

What Does the Number Seven (7) Mean or Represent in the Bible

The Number Seven In The Bible

There are many references to the number seven in the Bible.  What is this significance of this number and what does it mean or represent in Scripture?Seven, the Template for Mankind The number seven is a number of completeness, divine perfection or something that is finished, as in the creation week in Genesis one.  Even though God spends six days in creating the earth, He could have done it all on one day but I believe God is giving a pattern for mankind to follow.  That is, God is showing … [Read more...]