Meaning of Numbers in the Bible
The Number 151

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Meaning of Numbers: The Number 151

The English phrase "hundred and fifty and one," used for the number 151, is not recorded in the King James Bible.

The possible meaning of the number 151 is derived from the occurrence of certain words coupled with Biblical history.

God commanded ancient Israel to keep a Sabbatical year, also known as the year of release (Deuteronomy 31:10). This year was the seventh in every seven-year cycle. Seven cycles of these sets of seven years (49 years total) were needed before the Jubilee year (50th year) could be celebrated.

A Sabbatical year began on August 31 in 151 A.D. (Tishri 1 on the Hebrew calendar). It ended the following year on September 17 in 152.

Coincident, a Sabbatical year began on September 26 in 151 B.C. It ended on September 16 in 150 B.C.

Appearances of Number One Hundred Fifty One

The English word "cattle" is found 151 times in 131 King James Old Testament verses. The word "cattle" refers to all domesticated livestock.

And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so (Genesis 1:24, KJV).

For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills (Psalm 50:10, KJV).

Link Between Numbers 50 and 151

The English word "fifty" is recorded 151 times in 137 King James Old Testament verses. It is written the most in the book of Numbers (33 times) followed by 2Kings (21).

Fifty plays an important role in Scripture. God commanded Noah to make an ark that was fifty cubits wide in order to save certain animals from the coming flood. Abraham was bold enough to ask Christ if he would destroy Sodom if fifty righteous were found within it.

The Biblical Holy (Feast) day known as Pentecost gets its name from it being the fiftieth day after the Sabbath celebrated during the Days of Unleavened Bread.

And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits (Genesis 6:15, KJV).

Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? . . . And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.

Even unto the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto the Lord (Leviticus 23:16, KJV).

The Mighty Assyrians

The Hebrew word ashshur, Strong's Concordance #H804, is recorded 151 times in 138 Hebrew Old Testament verses. It is found the most in 2Kings (49 times) followed by Isaiah (44) and then 2Chronicles (13).

Ashshur, which means "a step," is translated as "Asshur" or "Assyria" in the King James Bible. Nimrod, the son of Cush, built Nineveh which would become the core of the heartland of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (Assyria was known as "the Land of Nimrod," see Micah 5:6).

The Assyrian Empire reached its peak of power and territory from 884 to 612 B.C. God allowed the Assyrians, in 723 B.C. under King Shalmaneser V, to conquer Samaria and take the northern ten tribes of Israel captive to Assyria. The Israelites were replaced with pagans from Babylon and other cities controlled by the empire (2Kings 17:24).

And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria (ashshur). And the fourth river is Euphrates (Genesis 2:14, KJV).

In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria (ashshur) took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria (ashshur), and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes (2Kings 17:6, KJV).

More Info on Biblical Meaning of 151

151 is the 36th prime. Prime numbers just before it are 137, 139 and 149, and those after it are 157, 163 and 167.

There are 3 words and phrases in the Bible's original languages that are recorded exactly 151 times.

The Greek word sarx, Strong's #G4561, is found 151 times in 130 Greek New Testament verses. Sarx is found the most in Romans (27 times) followed by Galatians (18) and then the gospel of John (13). Sarx is translated as "flesh" in the King James translation.

And he (Jesus) answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? (sarx) (Matthew 19:4 - 5, KJV).

And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh (sarx) (Revelation 19:21, KJV).

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