Meaning of Numbers: The Number 111, 1111
The possible meaning of the numbers 111, 1111 and 11:11 comes from, in part, the Biblical Hebrew calendar. It is also derived from Jesus's role in the Godhead and how sin impacted King David and his throne over Israel.
There exists a repeating pattern of ones in the Hebrew (Biblical) calendar. The first day of the first Hebrew civil year began on Tishri 1 or 111 (also known as the Feast of Trumpets or Rosh Hashanah) in year 1 (1111).
The first Hebrew year began on a new moon which was declared to have occurred on Sunday, October 6 at 11:11 p.m. (1111) in 3761 B.C. (Julian). It was the first year in the first Biblical 19-year lunar cycle and had 355 days (Calendrical Calculations: The Ultimate Edition). Interestingly, according to Jewish tradition, Adam and Eve were created on the last day of this first Hebrew year which corresponded to Friday, September 26 in 3760 B.C. (Julian).
Appearances of Number One Hundred Eleven
The Psalms is the only book in the Bible that has 111 or more chapters. Psalm 111 praises God's mighty works and its last verse reveals how a person can gain wisdom.
Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart in the council of the upright and in the congregation. The works of the Lord are great, sought out by all those who have pleasure in them . . .
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever (verses 1 - 2, 10 of Psalm 111, HBFV).
The number 111 is also related to Jesus' role in the Godhead and his authority. Revelation 1:11, spoken by Christ to the Apostle John, proclaim not only that he is the first and the last in God's great plan to save man, he is also the true head of the church!
King David and Number 111
The Hebrew "Abshalom" (Strong's #H53) is found 111 times in 92 original language verses of the Old Testament. It is recorded the most in 2Samuel (102 times) followed by 1Kings (5). The word, usually translated as the name "Absalom," means "father of peace."
Absalom was a handsome and long-haired man (2Samuel 14:25 - 26) who was one of King David's many sons. After his efforts to win over the hearts of the Israelites was successful (15:1 - 9) he launched an attempt to take the throne from David. Although he was able to force his father out of Jerusalem (15:13 - 37), his army was utterly crushed by those loyal to the king (2Samuel 18). He was killed when Joab, David's military commander, found him caught in a tree due to his long hair.
As King David lay dying one of his sons, named Adonijah (2Samuel 3:4), attempts to steal the throne from Solomon. He secures the support of several important people as well as promoting himself as the new ruler (1Kings 1:5, 7, 9). Nathan the prophet warns Bathsheba (Solomon's mother) to take action in another use of 111 and 1111.
And Nathan spoke to Bathsheba . . . "Have you not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith reigns and David our Lord does not know? . . ." (1Kings 1:11).
Interestingly, although 1Kings 1:11 (1111) involves Solomon's right to rule over Israel, another verse involving the same digits tears (most of) the kingdom away from him!
And the Lord said to Solomon, "Since this (idolatry) has been done by you, and since you have not kept My covenant and My statutes . . . I will surely tear the kingdom from you." (1Kings 11:11).
While there are many verses with multiple ones (e.g. 111) in them, below are some of the most important found in the New Testament (capitalization added).
For if by the offense of the ONE man death reigned by the ONE, how much more shall those who receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life by the ONE (111), Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17).
Likewise, we, being many, are ONE body in Christ, and each ONE members of ONE another (Romans 12:5).
Note that in the below unique two-verse coupling that 111 appears in each of verses for a combined occurrence of six ones (111111)!
For even as the body is ONE and has many members, yet all the members of the ONE body, though many, are ONE body; so also is Christ. For indeed, by ONE Spirit we were all baptized into ONE body - whether Jews or Greeks, whether bondmen or free - and we were all made to drink into ONE Spirit (1Corinthians 12:12 - 13).
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 111
111 is the product of 3 x 37. Both 3 and 37 are prime numbers.
The representation of number 111 in binary code is 1101111, a sequence which ends with 1111.
There are no chapters in the King James Bible translation that contain 111 verses.
King David attracted a unique group of thirty-seven fighters known collectively as "the mighty men" (1Chronicles 11:11). The greatest of these elite warriors were three individuals whose acts of bravery on the battlefield earned them the title "the three mighties" (verse 12, KJV)!
The word "father," usually written in the New Testament as a reference to God the Father, is recorded 111 times in John's gospel.