Meaning of Numbers: The Number 19
The meaning of 19, which is the combining of 10 and 9, revolves around God's perfect order concerning his judgment in the Bible. The names Job and Eve, if we substitute letters for numbers, add up to 19.
How is 19 related to Israel? The united Israelite kingdom split into two pieces after the death of Solomon. The piece referred to as Israel, or the Northern Ten Tribes, had Jeroboam as their first king (930 to 909 B.C.). Judah's first king, after the split, was Solomon's son Rehoboam (930 to 913 B.C.).
During Judah's history as a kingdom, which ran from 930 to 586 B.C., it was governed by 19 men and 1 woman. The woman, Queen Athaliah, was a particularly devilish ruler who was in power for roughly six years. Judah, in 586, is conquered by Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar. He destroys the kingdom, burns Jerusalem and its temple to the ground, and then takes most of the people as captives back to Babylon.
Appearances of Number Nineteen
Discovered in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls were found east of Jerusalem. Among all the scrolls unearthed over the years, nineteen copies of Isaiah the prophet have been identified. Of the ten most frequently mentioned women in the Bible, Mary (Jesus' mother) is listed 19 times.
The number 19 is the 8th prime. The primes before it are 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13 and 17, while those after it are 23, 29, 31 and so on.
In the Old Testament, the Biblical chapters of Leviticus 5, Deuteronomy 25, 26, 2Samuel 10, 1Chronicles 22, 2Chronicles 10, 15, 17, Nehemiah 5, 6, Psalm 51, 80, 116, Isaiah 63, Jeremiah 1, 35, Hosea 4, Nahum 3 and Habakkuk 3 contain 19 verses in the King James translation.
In the New Testament, the chapters Hebrews 3, 1Peter 4 and Revelation 11 have 19 verses in the KJV.
Nahor, the father of Terah, lived one hundred and nineteen years after he begat Abraham's father (Genesis 11:25). He lived to the ripe old age of 148.
The number 19 itself appears only three times in the King James version of God's word (Genesis 11:25, Joshua 19:38 and 2Samuel 2:30).
Joab Versus Abner
A civil war existed after David was made King over Judah. David's commander Joab and his men battled Abner and his forces who wanted Saul's son Ishbosheth to rule all Israel. In one battle twelve of Joab's soldiers fought twelve of Abner's men.
Abner's twelve men are badly beaten in the battle. Abner, while fleeing Joab's army, ends up killing Asahel, Joab's brother, in order to escape. Although David's army loses 19 soldiers, not including Asahel, in the pursuit, Abner's forces lose 360 (2Samuel 2:12 - 32).
And Joab returned from following Abner. And when he had gathered all the people together, nineteen men and Asahel were missing from David’s servants (2Samuel 2:30, HBFV).
Number Nineteen and Prophecy
The Israelite tribe of Naphtali received 19 cities, with their villages, as part of their inheritance in the Promised Land (Joshua 19:38). Their gift of land, from God, was in the northern most part of what would become Israel. It encompassed the entire western section of the Sea of Galilee.
Isaiah prophesied that the land of Naphtali and Zebulon would someday see a shining beacon in their lands (Isaiah 9:1 - 2). This prophecy, which only the book of Matthew records as being fulfilled, came true during the life of Jesus. Matthew states, "The people who were sitting in darkness have seen a great light; and to those who were sitting in the realm and shadow of death, light has sprung up." (Matthew 4:16, HBFV).
The fulfillment of this prophecy related to 19 occurred when Christ, who had lived in Nazareth all his life, moved at the age of 30 to the Galilean city of Capernaum. Once in the city he started his ministry and began to preach the gospel (Matthew 4:14 - 17).
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 19
The Hebrew calendar is the inspired method for determining when God's seven annual Feast days should be kept. It was the calendar that Jesus, the apostles, and the early church considered authoritative concerning when to keep such celebrations as Passover, Pentecost, and the Feast of Trumpets (Calendar of Christ and Apostles by C. Franklin, revised 2004).
This method of tracking time is based on a repeating time cycle of 19 years. The Hebrew civil calendar adds an additional month (making 13 months total) in years 3, 6, 8, 11, 14, 17 and 19 of each cycle. Such leap periods are necessary in order to help the lunar and solar years stay in sync. Postponement rules are also used to declare the first day of each civil year.
Each year it takes 19 days to observe all of God's annual Feast (Holy) days. These commanded yearly celebrations are the Passover (1), Days of Unleavened Bread (7), Pentecost (1), Day of Trumpets (1), Day of Atonement (1), Feast of Tabernacles (7) and Last Great Day (1).
Psalm 19, written by King David, declares that the heavens and everything else humans see is a living testament to the existence, glory and power of God. The Apostle Paul reiterates this fact in Romans 1:19 when he writes, "Because that which may be known of God is manifest among them, for God has manifested it to them" (HBFV).