Meaning of Numbers: The Number 127
The possible meaning of the number 127 is derived from Biblical history and the occurrence of certain words.
The word emeth, Strong's #H571, is found 127 times in 125 Hebrew Old Testament verses. It is recorded the most in the Psalms (37 times) followed by the books of Proverbs and Isaiah with 12 occurrences each. The word, which conveys certainty and truth, is first used when Abraham's most trusted servant is led to his relatives in order to find a wife for Isaac.
And he (Abraham's servant) said, "Blessed be the Lord, God of my master Abraham, Who has not left my master destitute of His mercy and His truth (emeth). The Lord led me, I being in the way, to the house of my master’s brothers." (Genesis 24:27, HBFV).
Appearances of Number One Hundred Twenty-Seven
The word qabats, Strong's #H6908, is found 127 times in 121 Hebrew Old Testament verses. It is most commonly written in the book of Isaiah (20 times) followed by Ezekiel (16) and 2Chronicles (11). The word means to grasp, gather, collect or assemble. One of its profound and comforting uses is in a prophecy that foretells Jesus, in the near future, will regather his people in their own land.
And He shall lift up a banner for the nations, and shall gather the outcasts of Israel and gather together (qabats) the scattered ones of Judah from the four corners of the earth (Isaiah 11:12, HBFV).
The Hebrew khoke, Strong's #H2706, is written 127 times in 124 Hebrew Old Testament verses. It is listed the most in the book of Psalms (30 times) followed by Deuteronomy (21). The word references a statue, ordinance, custom, degree or appointment of something. It is used in the famous prophecy of Psalm 2 foretelling that God's Son would come to earth.
I will declare the decree (khoke) of the Lord. He has said to Me, "You are My Son; this day I have begotten You." (Psalm 2:7, HBFV, see also Matthew 3:17).
The English word "valley" appears 140 times in 127 King James Bible verses. It is recorded the most in Joshua (26 times) followed by Jeremiah (14) then the book of Judges (10).
Out of 127 verses in which "valley" shows up, only one of them occurs in the New Testament. Its single use is related to the prophecy that a "voice of one crying in the wilderness" (Luke 3:4) will precede the coming of the Messiah. This "voice" was John the Baptist.
And the Philistines came up yet again, and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim (2Samuel 5:22, KJV).
As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias (Isaiah) the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth (Luke 3:4 - 5, KJV).
Persia and the Number 127
The book of Esther opens with declaring that King Xerxes I (Ahasuerus) the Great, ruler over the mighty Medo-Persian Empire, was powerful enough to reign over 127 provinces.
Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus (this is the Ahasuerus who reigned from India even to Ethiopia, over a hundred and twenty-seven (127) provinces) (Esther 1:1, HBFV).
King Xerxes ruled the Persian Empire from 485 to 465 B.C.
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 127
Sarah, the righteous wife of the patriarch Abraham, holds the distinction of being the only female in the Bible whose age at death is recorded. She lived to the ripe old age of 127. Abraham, after her death, purchased a cave near Hebron and buried her in it (Genesis 23).
Psalm 127 is one of only six of the psalms that have only five verses.
The Temple of Artemis (Diana) in Ephesus is considered one of seven wonders of the ancient world. The structure, paid for by the people of the city, measured 450 feet long (137 meters) by 225 feet wide (69 meters) and 60 feet (18 meters) high. The upper part of the building was held up by more than 127 columns. Those who worshipped Diana stirred up trouble for the Apostle Paul during his third missionary journey.
127 is the 31st prime. The prime numbers that occur immediately before it are 107, 109 and 113, and those immediately after it are 131, 137 and 149.
127 is also equal to the addition of nine consecutive primes or 3 + 5 + 7 + 11 + 13 + 17 + 19 + 23 + 29.