The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 113
The possible meaning of the number 113 is derived from the occurrence of certain words and from the Psalms.
The Hebrew word sheqer, Strong's #H8267, occurs 113 times in the original language of the Old Testament. It is written the most in the book of Jeremiah (37 times) then the Psalms (22) followed by Proverbs (20). The word is used to convey that an act or fact is not true and that the person or spirit promoting such is false, wrong, a fraud, deceitful, a sham or a lie.
(Speaking to Kings Ahab and Jehoshaphat) Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying (sheqer) spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets (the false prophets of King Ahab), and the Lord hath spoken evil concerning thee (1Kings 22:23, KJV).
Appearances of Number One Hundred Thirteen
The Greek word kurios, Strong's #G2962, refers to someone supreme in authority or to someone who owns a person or thing. Commonly translated as "Lord" or "lord" in the King James, the word often refers to Christ. It is recorded 113 times in the book of Acts, the most of any New Testament writing. Its first use in Acts is on May 18 in 30 A.D. when Jesus met for the last time with his disciples before his ascension.
So then, when they (the apostles) were assembled together, they asked Him (Jesus), saying, "Lord (kurios), will You restore the kingdom to Israel at this time?" (Acts 1:6, HBFV).
Some of those who returned to Judah and Jerusalem after Babylonian captivity confessed that they had sinned by marrying foreign wives (Ezra 10:1 - 4). God had commanded his people not to marry foreign women so that they would not be led astray to worship other gods and sin against him (Exodus 34:15 - 16).
Ezra the priest, after the people confessed their sin, called upon those who married foreign women to divorce them and send them and their children away (Ezra 10:3, 10 - 11). He then called upon the heads of certain households to help him determine which of the marriages should be recommended for dissolution via divorce (see Deuteronomy 24:1 - 2). 113 men composed of priests, Levites and other Israelites were found to have illegally married (Ezra 10:18 - 43).
Number 113 and the Psalms
Psalms 113 to 118, collectively known as the Hallel (Praise God) Psalms, were some of the special songs sung during the Feast of Tabernacles observance.
The only Biblical chapter containing 113 (or more) verses in Psalm 119. The one hundred thirteenth verse begins a section labeled with the fifteenth letter of the Hebrew Samech (Samekh). The verse states the following.
I hate those who are double-minded, but Your law do I love (Psalm 119:113, HBFV).
Psalm 113, written by King David from 1010 to 970 B.C., rejoices in God's majesty and glory. It also praises his mercy for lifting up the poor, lowly or needy.
Who is like the Lord our God, Who dwells on high . . . He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts the needy out of the dunghill in order to seat them with nobles, with the princes of his people. He causes the barren to dwell in the house as a joyful mother of children. O praise the Lord! (Verses 5, 7 - 9, HBFV).
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 113
The book of 1Timothy, written by the Apostle Paul in 63 A.D., has six chapters and is the only book in the Bible with 113 verses.
The number 113 is the 30th prime in a sequence that begins with 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19 and so on. The primes immediately after 113 are 127, 131, 137, 139, 149 and many others.