Meaning of Numbers: The Number 104
The possible meaning of the number 104 is derived primarily from the Psalms.
The English word "gospel" is written 104 times in the King James Bible. It is recorded the most both in the books of Romans and 1Corinthians (13 times each) followed by Galatians (12) and then both 2Corinthians and Philippians with 9 each. Its first use takes place after Jesus calls several men (Peter, Andrew, James and John, Matthew 4:18 - 22) to follow him.
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people (Matthew 4:23, KJV).
Judah Aristobulus I is the son of John Hyrcanus I and grandson of Simon Thassi. Simon was one of the five brothers whose rejection of their Seleucids overlords in 167 B.C. started the Maccabean revolt in Judea. In 104 B.C. Judah Aristobulus I becomes both High Priest and King of Judea.
Appearances of Number One Hundred Four
The Hebrew Yarobam, Strong's #H3379, is written 104 times in the Old Testament. It is translated as the name Jeroboam, the first ruler of the Kingdom of Israel (northern ten tribes) after it split with the Kingdom of Judah. Jeroboam's many sins and indulgences in idolatry would later be used by God to showcase Israel's pattern of rebellion against Him.
And he (King Baasha of Israel) did evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin (1Kings 15:34, KJV).
The Hebrew word gaal (Strong's Concordance #H1350) is recorded 104 times in 84 Hebrew Old Testament verses. It is written the most in Isaiah (24) followed by Leviticus (22) and the book of Ruth (21). The word means to redeem someone or something, an act God can perform or a person's kinsman. Gaal can also sometimes be used to describe one of God's perfect traits.
And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer (gaal, Psalm 78:35, KJV).
Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer (gaal), the Holy One of Israel; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go (Isaiah 48:17, KJV).
Psalm 104 mentions two unique animals. The first is a stork, one of the many animals considered "unclean" and forbidden by God to be eaten. The second is called a leviathan in the King James. This huge beast, according to Job, was unafraid of humans and looked like it breathed out fire and smoke (Job 41:19 - 21, 25 - 30, 33).
Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house . . . There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein (verses 17 and 26 of Psalm 104, KJV).
The Psalms and Number 104
Verse 35 of Psalm 104 uses two of God's many Hebrew names. It first lists the name Jehovah (Strong's #H3068) and then records the name Jah (#H3050). Jehovah is represented, in the Hebrew, with the consonants YHVH that is often called the Tetragrammaton.
Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the Lord (Jehovah or YHVH), O my soul. Praise ye the Lord (Jah, Psalm 104:35, KJV).
The two part word Hallelujah is first recorded in the Hebrew version of verse 35 of Psalm 104. While most Biblical translations translate it as "Praise the Lord," others like the Holman Christian Standard Bible use the word Hallelujah.
Verse 104 of Psalm 119 reveals that true wisdom can only be achieved through obedience to God.
Through Your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way (HBFV).
Verses 1 and 15 of Psalm 104 reveals that God created grapes that can be turned into wine for the enjoyment of mankind.
Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great . . . And (God makes) wine that makes glad the heart of man . . . (HBFV).
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 104
Number 104 is equal to 2 x 2 x 2 (or 2 to the third power) x 13.
Athens was known, among many things, for its giant temple dedicated to the Greek god Zeus. This temple, which was larger than the Parthenon, had 104 columns that were about 56 feet (17 meters) tall.
The Hebrew chuqqah (Strong's #H2708) is recorded 104 times in 100 Hebrew Old Testament verses. It is written the most in Leviticus (26 times) followed by Ezekiel (22) then Numbers (14). The word refers to a statute, ordinance, enactment or a custom. It is commonly used for God's commandments and other rules he commands human obey.
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes (chuqqah), and my laws (Genesis 26:5, KJV).