Meaning of Numbers: The Number 140
The possible meaning of the number 140 is derived from Biblical history and the occurrence of certain words.
Job, after all his trials and troubles, lived another 140 years.
After this Job lived a hundred and forty years (140), and he saw his sons, and his sons' sons, four generations (Job 42:16, HBFV).
Unfortunately, Scripture does not tell us how old Job was when his calamities came upon him. It is quite possible that since God blessed him with double the wealth he previously possessed (Job 42:10) he was also blessed with double the number of years he already lived. If this was the case then the patriarch lived to 210.
Appearances of Number One Hundred Forty
The only Biblical chapter that has more than 125 verses is Psalm 119. Verse 140 of the chapter testifies to the writer's zeal toward the Lord.
Your word is very pure; therefore Your servant loves it (Psalm 119:140, HBFV).
An adder is a poisonous serpent. Psalm 140 is one of only four Biblical places that mention the animal.
Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man . . . They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah (Psalm 140:1, 3, KJV).
One of the many people or groups who preserved the Old Testament text was the Jabneh Academy that existed from 50 to 140 A.D. They, like the Usha Academy from 140 to 170 A.D. who also preserved the text, were part of the House of Hillel School of Tannaim. The House of Hillel was founded by Rabbi Hillel I who was active during the end of the first century B.C. and the beginning of the first century A.D.
The English word "money" is found 140 times in 123 King James Bible verses. Its most frequent use is in Genesis (32 times) followed by 2Kings (19) and Exodus (10). 23 out of its 140 occurrences are found in the KJV New Testament.
A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things (Ecclesiastes 10:19, KJV).
Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee (Matthew 17:27, KJV).
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).
Wine and the Number 140
The Hebrew word yayin, Strong's #H3196, occurs 140 times in the original manuscripts of the Old Testament. It is written the most in the book of Jeremiah (15 times) followed by Isaiah (14), then Genesis and Proverbs (10 times each). The word means fermented wine that, if too much is drunk, causes inebriation. Scripture approves of the moderate use of wine but condemns drinking it to excess.
Wine (yayin) is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise (Proverbs 20:1, KJV).
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine (yayin) with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works (Ecclesiastes 9:7, KJV).
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 140
The Gnostic heretic Marcion, a prominent ship owner from Pontus in Asia Minor, is in Rome around 140 A.D. He creates an abbreviated canon which has corrupted versions of the gospel of Luke and several of Apostle Paul's writings (Holy Bible, Faithful Version, Chronology VI).
According to the "Complete Book of When and Where: In the Bible," one of Marcion's heretical teachings was that the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament were completely separate beings. He promoted the idea that the God of the Old Testament created the world and the evil in it while the God of the New Testament (and Father of Jesus) was one of love and grace. Marcion was cast out of the church for immorality in 144 A.D.
140 is equal to 2 x 2 (or 2 squared) x 5 x 7. 2, 5 and 7 are all prime numbers.
140 is also equal to the square of the first seven integers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) added together or 1 + 4 + 9 + 16 + 25 + 36 + 49.
The island of Rhodes is mentioned in 1Maccabees 10 verses 15 and 23. The Apostle Paul sailed near the island, as a Roman prisoner, during his fourth missionary journey (Acts 21:1). Rhodes, according to the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia, had Jews living on it as early as 140 B.C.
The King James contains at least 140 references to Roman provinces and refers to many regions and areas around the known world.
The Hebrew word nechosheth (Strong's Concordance #H5178) appears 140 times in 119 Hebrew Old Testament verses. It is written the most in Exodus (39 times) followed by 2Chronicles and Jeremiah (14 each). The word refers to copper or bronze or to fetters made of either material. Although the King James frequently translates the word as "brass," a more accurate translation, in many cases, would be "copper."
All the vessels of the tabernacle in all the service thereof, and all the pins thereof, and all the pins of the court, shall be of brass (nechosheth, Exodus 27:19, KJV).