Meaning of Numbers: The Number 234
The possible meaning of the number 234 is derived from the occurrence of certain English words in the King James translation of God's word.
Of those Biblical books that have at least two chapters, only ten of them have 34 verses or more (234). These are the second chapters of Numbers, Deuteronomy, 1Samuel, 1Kings, 1Chronicles, Ezra, Jeremiah, Daniel, Luke and Acts.
Moses' name appears 234 times in 216 verses in the King James translation of the book of Numbers. His first appearance is in chapter one's first verse!
And the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying . . . (Num. 1:1, HBFV).
Appearances of Two Hundred Thirty Four
The Hebrew maaseh, Strong's #H4639, is the only word in the Bible's original language to occur 234 times. It is used to refer to a deed, an act, an occupation or other works. In the King James it is commonly translated as "deed," "works," "needlework," or "acts." The word is recorded the most in both Exodus and the Psalms with 39 occurrences. The first time it appears in Scripture is related to the birth of Noah.
And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work (maaseh) and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed (Genesis 5:28 - 29, KJV).
And thou shalt make a vail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made (Exodus 26:31, KJV).
The English word "offering" is found 234 times, in 153 verses, in the King James translation of the book of Numbers. Its first use is in the book's fourth chapter.
And to the office of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest pertaineth the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the daily meat offering . . . (Num. 4:16, KJV).
The English word "anger" is found 234 times, in 228 verses, in the King James Bible. It is found the most in the book of Jeremiah (36 times) followed by the Psalms (25) and Isaiah (23). One of its few New Testament appearances is an admonishment by the Apostle Paul on how Christians should behave.
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice . . . (Ephesians 4:30 - 31, KJV).
The word "spirit" is written 261 times in 234 KJV New Testament verses. It appears the most in 1Corinthians (35 times) followed by Romans (29) then the book of Acts (24).
God's Spirit and Number 234
The English word "spirit" is recorded in 234 verses in the King James New Testament. It is found the most in the book of 1Corinthians (35 times) followed by Romans (29) then Acts (24). Its first appearance showcases the moment when God's Spirit, like a dove, descended from heaven upon Jesus.
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him . . . (Matthew 3:16, KJV).
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit (Romans 8:1, KJV).
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God (1Corinthians 2:11, KJV).
The purpose of this miraculous manifestation in Matthew 3 was to confirm to John the Baptist who was the true Messiah (John 1:32 - 34).
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 234
The Hebrew Gematria for Jericho's name (Strong's #H3405) is 234 (10 + 200 + 10 + 8 + 6).
234 is the product of 2 x 3 x 3 (3 squared) x 13. 2, 3 and 13 are all prime numbers. 2, 3, 6, 9, 13, 18, 26, 39 and 78 are also factors of 234.
The word "death" is written 234 times in 218 KJV Old Testament verses. It is recorded the most in the Psalms (27 times) followed by Jeremiah (22).
And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death (Genesis 24:67, KJV).
And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death (Jonah 4:9, KJV).