Meaning of Numbers in the Bible
The Number 112

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The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 112

The possible meaning of the number 112 is derived from the occurrence of certain words in the Hebrew and Greek of Scripture.

The name Isaac is found 112 times in the King James Old Testament. Isaac, known as the son of laughter, was the promised child of Abraham and Sarah. As of 2016, according to the United Bible Societies, 112 English language editions of God's word existed (The Bible in 100 Numbers).

Psalm 112 contains two of the best verses regarding revering God.

Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! . . . He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord (Psalm 112:1, 7, ESV).


Appearances of Number One Hundred Twelve

One of only two Greek words that occur 112 times is anistemi, Strong's #G450. It is found the most in Acts (45 times) followed by the gospel of Luke (27). The word means to stand up, to arise, to raise up or to rise again. It is used in Jesus' famous condemnation of Jewish religious leaders in Matthew 12.

The men of Nineveh shall rise (anistemi) in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas (Jonah); and, behold, a greater than Jonas (Jonah) is here (Matthew 12:41, KJV).

The captives taken by Babylon out of Jerusalem and Judah were allowed to return to the land under Persia's King Cyrus (Ezra 1:1 - 3). Of the families that came back, those who were the children of Jorah (called the children of Hariph in Nehemiah 7:24) totaled 112.

And these are the children of the province who went up out of the captivity, of those who had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away to Babylon . . . These are the ones who came with Zerubbabel . . . The children of Jorah, a hundred and twelve (Ezra 2:1 - 2, 18, HBFV).

The Hebrew word negeb, Strong's Concordance #H5045, occurs 112 times in the Hebrew Old Testament. It is written the most in the book of Joshua (27 times) followed by Ezekiel (15). The word is translated "south," and sometimes "southward," in the King James. One of its first uses describes Abraham's journey from Egypt.

And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south (negeb, the southern part of Canaan, Genesis 13:1, KJV).

Number 112 and the Ark of the Covenant

King David, after he prepared a place in Jerusalem for the Ark of the Covenant, assembled the high priests and Levites together to transport it from Obed-edom (1Chronicles 15:1 - 4). This was his second attempt to move the ark as his first attempt failed with deadly consequences (see our article on this fascinating subject!). The sons of Uzziel, one of the Levitical families that aided the move, numbered 112 men.

And David gathered all Israel together to Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the Lord unto his place, which he had prepared for it. And David assembled the children of Aaron, and the Levites . . . Of the sons of Uzziel; Amminadab the chief, and his brethren an hundred and twelve (1Chronicles 15:3 - 4, 10, KJV).

More Info on Biblical Meaning of 112

The only Biblical chapter that has more than 100 verses is Psalm 119. Verse 112 of this Psalm states the following

I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes always, even to the end (verse 112 of Psalm 119, HBFV).

112 is equal to 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 (or 2 to the fourth power) x 7.

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