Meaning of Numbers: The Number 132
The possible meaning of the number 132 is derived primarily from the occurrence of certain words in the Hebrew and Greek versions of God's word.
The Apostle Paul's name is written 132 times in 129 verses in the King James Bible translation of Acts. His name is mentioned 16 times alone in Acts 23! It just misses the top ten list of most frequently mentioned personal names in Scripture, being recorded 163 times total in 159 verses. The first mention of his name takes place when Luke, the writer of Acts, transitions from using Saul (Paul's birth name) to using Paul.
Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost (Spirit), set his eyes on him . . . (Elymas the sorcerer, Acts 13:9, KJV).
Construction began on the temple of Olympian Zeus, in ancient Athens, in the 6th century B.C. It was not completed, however, until more than 600 years later! It took Roman Emperor Hadrian, in 124 A.D., to begin a massive building program in the city that included finishing the temple. Eight years later Hadrian formally dedicated the temple in 132 A.D. The edifice, and its surrounding precinct, was also adorned with numerous statues depicting the Emperor as well as the gods and personifications of the Roman provinces.
Appearances of Number One Hundred Thirty Two
The Greek word nekros, Strong's #G3498, is found 132 times in 123 Greek New Testament verses. It is recorded the most in the book of Acts (18 times) followed by Romans (15) and then Luke (13). The word refers to a corpse or to someone who is dead either literally or figuratively. Its first use takes place when a disciple asks Jesus if he can be excused from following him in order to bury his father. Jesus' response is rather blunt.
But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead (nekros) bury their dead (nekros, Matthew 8:22, KJV).
The name Isaac is written 132 times in 123 King James Bible verses. It is most frequently mentioned in the book of Genesis (80 times). Isaac was a son of promise, the only child produced by Abraham and Sarah and heir to the blessings God offered to them. His name is first recorded in Genesis 17.
And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him (Genesis 17:19, KJV).
The Hebrew word mispar, Strong's #H4557, is written 132 times in 128 Hebrew Old Testament verses. It is recorded the most in the book of Numbers (34 times) followed by 1Chronicles (19) and then the book of Job (13). It is usually translated as the word "number" in the King James translation as in the book of Deuteronomy.
And the Lord shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number (mispar) among the heathen, whither the Lord shall lead you (Deuteronomy 4:27, KJV).
The English word "desolate" is written 148 times in 132 King James verses. It appears the most in Ezekiel (44 times) followed by Jeremiah (31) then Isaiah (18). The word references something that is wasted, ruin or despoiled, either literally or figuratively.
And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire (Revelation 17:16, KJV).
Revolt and the Number 132
The Bar Kokhba revolt was an uprising by Jews against the Roman Empire and their occupation of ancestral lands given them by God. This revolt for independence raged in Judea from 132 to 135 A.D. The war fought with Rome cost the Jews more than half a million people slaughtered in their attempt to secure their freedom. The Emperor, after his forces finally crushed the rebellion, enacted several restrictive policies such as banning all Jews from Jerusalem and outlawing the Sabbath and Holy Days in Judea.
The revolt of 132 to 135 A.D. marked the second time Jerusalem was attacked and conquered after the death and resurrection of Jesus in 30 A.D.
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 132
Out of 150 Psalms only two, 89 and 132, list King David's name four times. In Psalm 132 his name is recorded in verses 1, 10, 11 and 17 of the King James.
The Hebrew word ishshah, Strong's #H802, is found 152 times in 132 verses of the Hebrew language version of Genesis. It is used to refer to a woman or wife, or to female animals. Its first use is linked to the creation of Eve out of Adam's rib.
And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman (ishshah), and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman (ishshah), because she was taken out of Man (Genesis 2:22 - 23, KJV).
132 is the product of 11 and 12. 11 is a prime number while 12 is not.
132 is the product of 2 x 2 (or 2 squared) x 3 x 11. 2, 3 and 11 are primes.
132 is also equal to 12 + 13 + 21 + 23 + 31 + 32. 13, 23 and 31 are primes while 12, 21 and 32 are not.