The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 34
Part of the meaning of the number 34 may be related to the naming of a son. The thirty-fourth time Abraham's name is recorded in Scripture is when he named his first and only son, through Sarah, Isaac (Genesis 21:3).
Leah (Jacob's first wife) is one of the most referenced females in Scripture. Her name is recorded 34 times.
Of the top ten largest books in the entirety of Scripture, eighth ranked Deuteronomy has 34 chapters, 959 verses and 28,461 words (KJV Bible). The longest book is Psalms with 150 chapters.
Appearances of the number thirty-four
The thirty-fourth person in Jesus' physical lineage is King Solomon of Israel. Solomon, the last monarch over a united Israel, reigned for 40 years until his death in 930 B.C.
The patriarch Eber's first son, Peleg, is born when he is 34 years old (Genesis 11:16). It is likely, during Peleg's lifetime, that land bridges between the major continents were covered by melting ice water trapped during Noah's flood (Genesis 10:25, see also our article on the separation of continents). Such great volumes of water would make travel to different parts of the globe, via land, impossible.
Number 34 and myths
Isaiah 34 is unique in that it mentions two mythical beasts and a mythical person in only two of its verses.
And the unicorns shall come down with them . . .
The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there . . . (Verses 7 and 14 of Isaiah 34, KJV).
Verse 7 mentions unicorns, which are strong, fierce and untamable mythical beasts possessing a single horn coming out of their head. Satyrs, found in verse 14, are half-human and half animal. They have a head and torso of a man but the legs and feet of a goat.
The Hebrew word from which we get "the screech owl," a phrase also in verse 14 of Isaiah 34, is liyliyth. Lilith, based on this word, is the name given in Jewish demonology for a mysterious female night spirit considered the mother of all demons.
The Fibonacci sequence
The number 34 might derive part of its symbolism from being the tenth numeric in a unique series known as the Fibonacci sequence.
Fibonacci numbers are named after Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa (who was later known as Fibonacci). His sequence was introduced to Western Europe in 1202 A.D.
A Fibonacci sequence is a set where each of them is the sum of the previous two in the list. The sequence begins with 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, etc. This sequence, used in some computer algorithms, also appears in God's creation. It has been observed that the arrangement of leaves on certain stems, the distribution of fruit sprouts of a pineapple, and so on follows a Fibonacci pattern.
Additional info on Biblical Meaning of 34
Paul, around the spring of 33 A.D., becomes converted after God miraculously appears to him on his way to Damascus (Acts 9:3 - 18). It does not take him long, however, to begin powerfully testifying in the local synagogues that Jesus is the promised Messiah. The Jews, who hate his message, begin to plot his death. The apostle narrowly escapes the city and travels to Arabia. The year 34 A.D. marks the end of his first year of being taught directly by Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:11 - 12, 15 - 18).