The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 145
The possible meaning of the number 145 in the Bible is derived primarily from the book of Psalms.
The first chapter of Mark contains exactly 45 verses (145). After Jesus heals a man with leprosy, in one of his first miracles, he warns him not to spread the news of his healing. The man's feelings, however, override his obedience to the Lord and he publishes the news of his healing far and wide. This act causes Christ a great deal of inconvenience.
But after leaving, he (the man healed of leprosy) began to proclaim it extensively and to spread the matter abroad, so that He (Jesus) was no longer able to enter the city openly, but stayed outside the city in desert places; and they came to Him from every region (Mark 1:45, HBFV).
Appearances of Number One Hundred Forty Five
God commanded ancient Israel to observe what is known as a Sabbatical year (Exodus 23:10 - 11, Leviticus 25:1 - 7, 19 - 23). The beginning of this special period was proclaimed on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) at the start of every seventh year (Deuteronomy 15:1 - 4). A Biblical Sabbatical year ran from September 24 in 144 A.D. to September 14 in 145.
The Hebrew yoab, Strong's Concordance #H3097, is the only word recorded exactly 145 times in the original writings of the Old Testament. In the King James it is always translated as the name Joab. At least three people in Scripture are named Joab, the best known of these was a nephew of King David's (1Chronicles 2:16) who was made commander-in-chief over Israel's army (2Samuel 8:16, 20:23).
Number 145 and the Psalms
An important Biblical verse that refutes the notion that 100% of humanity will receive salvation is found in Psalm 145.
The Lord watches over all who love Him, but all the wicked He will destroy (Psalm 145:20, HBFV).
Psalm 145 also contains several comforting and encouraging verses that are especially helpful in a time of need.
The Lord is gracious and full of compassion; slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works . . .
The Lord upholds all who fall and raises up all who are bowed down . . .
The Lord is righteous in all His ways and loving in all His works. The Lord is near unto all who call upon Him, unto all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry, and will save them. The Lord watches over all who love Him . . . (Verses 8, 9, 14, 17 - 20 of Psalm 145, HBFV).
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 145
The numbers 5 and 29 are factors of 145.
145 is equal to (3 x 3 x 3 x 3) + (4 x 4 x 4). It is also equal to (12 x 12) + (1 x 1). The number can also be arrived at by (8 x 8) + (9 x 9).