The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 133
The possible meaning of the number 133 is derived from the occurrence of certain words and from history.
Apostello, Strong's #G649, is a Greek word that appears 133 times in the original Greek of the New Testament. It occurs the most in the gospel of John (28 times) followed by Luke (26) and Acts (25). It means to set someone apart or to send one or more people to a particular place.
These twelve (disciples) Jesus sent out (apostello) after commanding them, saying, "Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter into a city of the Samaritans . . ." (Matthew 10:5, HBFV).
Appearances of Number One Hundred Thirty-Three
The Greek Ioannes, Strong's #G2491, is recorded 133 times in the Greek New Testament. It is translated, in the King James, as the personal name John. It occurs the most in the Gospel of Luke (31 times) followed by the gospels of Matthew and Mark (26 times each). Ioannes can refer to one of four distinct Johns. These four are John the Baptist, the apostle named John, John Mark (another name for the gospel writer Mark) and John the son of Annas the High Priest.
The Hebrew par, Strong's #H6499, is written 133 times in the Hebrew Old Testament. It is found the most in Numbers (52 times) followed by Leviticus (30). The word, in the King James, is commonly translated as "bullock." Bullocks were frequently used as animal sacrifices to God. This was especially true during Biblical Holy Days such as the Feast of Tabernacles, where 70 bullocks, starting with 13 on the first day, were offered during its seven-day observance.
And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month (the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles) ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a feast unto the Lord seven days: And ye shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the Lord; thirteen young bullocks (par, Numbers 29:12 - 13, KJV) . . .
The Psalms and Number 133
Psalm 133 is one of only three psalms that contain only three verses.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head that ran down upon the beard, Aaron’s beard, that went down to the hem of his garments;
Like the dew of Hermon that descended upon the mountains of Zion, for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life forevermore (Psalm 133:1 - 3, HBFV).
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 133
The Romans, in 133 B.C., took control of the city of Assos. Many years later, during his third missionary journey, the Apostle Paul walked from Troas to the port of Assos. In Assos, after meeting his traveling companions who had sailed to the city, he continued his journey by boat (Acts 20:13 - 15).
The Roman province of Asia was created around 133 B.C. It included regions such as Phrygia (Acts 2:10, 16:6, 1Timothy 6:21) and Mysia (Acts 16:7 - 8). This area of the world was evangelized by the Apostle Paul during his second and third missionary journeys.
Of the ten most referred to Scriptural books in the New Testament, the book of Daniel is ranked 7th with 133 references.
133 is the product of the primes 7 and 19.
The name Jeremiah is recorded in 133 verses for 147 total matches in the King James Bible. The name Paul, used in referenced to the Apostle Paul, is written 163 times in the King James Version of the New Testament. It is found the most in the book of Acts with 133 mentions in 130 verses.