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The Number 323

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Meaning of Numbers: The Number 323

The possible meaning of the number 323 is derived from Biblical prophecy and events in Jesus' ministry.

Luke 3:23 (323) reveals how old Jesus' was when he began his earthly ministry.

And the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in a bodily form like a dove; and there came a voice from heaven, saying, "You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased." And Jesus Himself began to be about thirty years old . . . (Luke 3:22 - 23, HBFV).

Jesus, who was born on September 2 in 5 B.C., turned thirty years old when the event delineated in Luke 3:23 (323) took place. Thirty was the minimum age required before a priest could begin to serve God (see Numbers 4:3, 23, 47).

Christ, after his baptism, is then moved by the spirit to journey to the Judean wilderness. His ministry officially begins on the Day of Atonement (September 11) in 26 A.D., the first of forty days of temptation by Satan the devil (Matthew 4:1 - 11, Mark 1:12 - 13, Luke 4:1 - 13).

Appearances of Number Three Hundred Twenty Three

The Greek word ei, Strong's Concordance #G1487, is the only Biblical word that occurs 323 times in the original manuscripts of Scripture. It is found the most in 1Corinthians (43 times) followed by Matthew and John (both 38 times). Translated in the King James as "if," this short two letter word was used deceptively by the devil in his first recorded temptation of Jesus Christ.

And when he (Jesus) had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter (Satan the devil) came to him, he said, IF (ei) thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread (Matthew 4:2 - 3, KJV).

The Bible offers precise details regarding which and how many descendants of Judah's Babylonian captives returned home. One family had 323 people return to Judah and Jerusalem.

The children of Bezai, three hundred twenty and three (Ezra 2:17, KJV).

Alexander the Great and Number 323

Alexander the Greatest is considered one of the greatest military leaders in history. After He assumed his father's throne at the age of 20, he began a quest of conquest that would overthrow the mighty Persian Empire as well as nations such as Phoenicia, Egypt and Mesopotamia. Alexander, as the year 323 B.C. approached, had conquered territory stretching from the Ionian Sea in the west to India in the east!

It was in 323 B.C. that Alexander died, in Babylon, of unknown causes. His vast empire was quickly fought over and was ultimately divided into four pieces as was foretold in Bible prophecy (Daniel 8:21 - 22, 11:3 - 4). His conquests brought Greek culture to vast parts of the known world and made the Greek language the most common one spoken in Palestine during New Testament times.

More Info on Biblical Meaning of 323

323 is the product of 17 x 19. Both 17 and 19 are prime numbers.

323 is the sum of the nine consecutive primes 19 + 23 + 29 + 31 + 37 + 41 + 43 + 47 + 53. It is additionally the sum of the thirteen consecutive primes 5 + 7 + 11 + 13 + 17 + 19 + 23 + 29 + 31 + 37 + 41 + 43 + 47.

The third chapter of 1Corinthians has 23 verses (323) in the King James translation of Scripture.

Eusebius, born in 260 A.D., was a Greek (or possibly Palestinian) Christian historian. According to the "Complete Book of When and Where: In the Bible," in 323 he completed his well-known work called Ecclesiastical History.

Eusebius' 323 A.D. writings were an invaluable history of the church. They contained records of many events not found elsewhere in existing documents. Eusebius, who lived to see Constantine the Great's entire reign from 306 to 337, died in 339 at Caesarea Maritima.

The English word "cast" is written 334 times in 323 Old Testament King James verses. It is found the most in the book of Psalms (41 times) followed by Jeremiah (35) and then Isaiah (26). The word is first used by Sarah when she told her husband Abraham to expel Hagar and her son Ishmael from living among them.

Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac (Genesis 21:10, KJV).

Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his (Moses') feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me (Exodus 4:25, KJV).

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