The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 110
The possible Bible meaning of the number 110 is derived primarily from the Psalms and Biblical history.
The patriarch Joseph, sold into slavery by his brothers at the age of 17, lived to the age of 110 (Genesis 50:22). At the time of his death he had served as Egypt's second most powerful person for eighty years.
Joshua led the ancient Israelites into the Promised Land after the death of Moses. At the age of 92, after waging several wars to claim Israel's inheritance in Canaan, he finally ceases fighting. He then turns his attention to dividing up the land among God's people (Joshua 15 - 21) and serving as Israel's first Judge. Joshua dies at the age of 110 (Joshua 24:29).
Appearances of number one hundred ten
Only two Greek words, aletheia (Strongs #G225) and sozo (#G4982), are recorded exactly 110 times in the New Testament. Aletheia is always translated as "truth" in the KJV such as in John 1:17. Sozo means to save, deliver or protect. Its first KJV usage occurs when an angel informs Joseph, in a dream, of the purpose of Jesus' life.
And she (Joseph's wife Mary) shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save (sozo) his people from their sins (Matthew 1:21, KJV).
Number 110 reveals two Gods!
Psalm 110 is an amazing section of Scripture that reveals a number of truths about God. Its foremost revealing is that there are two Beings in the Godhead!
"Psalm 110 gives us undeniable Scriptural evidence that there were two divine Beings Who were both known as Jehovah in Old Testament times. In the first verse of Psalm 110, David was inspired to prophesy that a divine Being called Adon would be invited to sit at the right hand of a divine Being called Jehovah.
"In the original Hebrew text, the same divine Being Who is called Adon in Verse 1 is called Jehovah in Verse 5 (Massorites altered the text to read Adonay). Psalm 110 is actually describing one Jehovah sitting beside another Jehovah!" (Two Jehovahs of the Psalms by Carl Franklin).
The Scriptures in question are the following.
The Lord (Jehovah, God the Father) said unto my Lord (Adon, Jesus Christ), "Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies as Your footstool." . . . The Lord (Jehovah) has sworn and will not repent, "You (Jesus Christ) are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek."
The Lord (Adonay, but was originally Jehovah) at Your (God the Father's) right hand shall strike through kings in the day of His wrath (Psalm 110:1, 4 - 5, HBFV).
Verse 1 of Psalm 110 is later quoted by Jesus to confound Jewish religious leaders who were seeking a way to condemn him (Matthew 22:44). The puzzle the verse poses finally stopped religious leaders from trying to trap him in his words (verse 46). The verse is also referenced in Acts 2:34 - 35 and Hebrews 1:13, as well as alluded to in 1Corinthians 15:25 and Hebrews 10:13.
This Psalm also proclaims that Jesus would be a priest after the order of Melchizedek.
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 110
The word aphar (Strong's #H6083) is usually translated as dust, earth or clay in the King James. It is the only Old Testament Hebrew word that numbers exactly 110 occurences. Perhaps its most profound use is in regard to Adam and Eve as representatives of humanity. God revealed not only that he made man out of the dust, or ground, but that the penalty for disobedience was to return to it.
In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust (aphar) you are, and to dust (aphar) you shall return (Genesis 3:19, HBFV).