The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 211
The possible meaning of the number 211 is derived primarily from its link to King David.
The Hebrew word minchah, Strong's Concordance #H4503, occurs 211 times in the original language of the Old Testament. It is the only word to occur this exact amount of times. It is often translated as the words "offering," "present," "meat offering" or sometimes "oblation" in the King James as in the following.
And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering (minchah) unto the Lord (Genesis 4:3, KJV).
And he put the altar of burnt offering by the door of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation, and offered upon it the burnt offering and the meat offering (minchah); as the Lord commanded Moses (Exodus 40:29, KJV).
Minchah, many times used in relation to the Old Testament's sacrificial (offering) requirements, is utilized the most in the Book of Numbers (62) followed by Leviticus (36) and Ezekiel (15).
Number Two Hundred Eleven Appearances
The book of the minor prophet Zechariah contains 14 chapters and 211 verses in the King James translation. Zechariah is listed, in most Bibles, as the next to last book of the Old Testament. Verse 2:11 of the book looks prophetically forward to the time when Jesus will bring God's Kingdom to the earth in the Millennium.
And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and shall be My people; and I will dwell in your midst, and you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you (Zechariah 2:11, HBFV).
Roman Emperor Septimius Severus, in 211 A.D., died. He issued, sometime after rising to power in 193, an edict that forbade the conversion of people to Judaism or Christianity (Historia Augusta, Volume 1, page 411). Some historians argue that in the tenth year of his reign he began actively persecuting Christians (Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire).
Number 211 and King David
211, in a few Biblically places, is linked to King David.
And Nahshon begat Salma, and Salma begat Boaz (Boaz was the great-grandfather of King David, 1Chronicles 2:11).
And Boaz answered and said to her (Ruth, his future wife), "It has been fully shown to me all that you have done to your mother-in-law since the death of your husband, and you left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know before now" (Ruth 2:11).
And it came to pass, the number of days that David was king in Hebron over the house of Judah was seven years and six months (2Samuel 2:11).
And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years. He reigned seven years in Hebron, and he reigned thirty-three years in Jerusalem (1Kings 2:11).
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 211
A homer (cor) was used for both dry and liquid measures in the Bible. One homer, used as a dry measure, was roughly equal to 211 liters or 6.2 bushels. A "211," used by some police departments, is a code that means a robbery is currently taking place.
211 is the 47th prime in a series that begins with 2, 3, 5, 7, 11 and so on. It is, additionally, the sum of the three consecutive primes (67, 71 and 73). The telephone number 211 is reserved in the United States and Canada as a fast and easy-to-remember way of accessing information.