Meaning of Numbers: The Number 345
The possible meaning of the number 345 is derived from the occurrence of certain words in Scripture's original language and in the King James text.
The name Jacob is found 377 times in the King James Bible in 345 verses. Jacob is the fourth most frequently written name in God's word. The top three are David (recorded in 968 verses), then Moses (784 verses) then Saul (351 verses). Of the 345 verses in which the name Jacob is found only 25 are in the New Testament.
The first of 345 verses in which Jacob is mentioned occurs when he is born with his twin brother Esau.
And after that his brother came out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel. And his name was called Jacob. And Isaac was sixty years old when she (Rebekah, Isaac's wife) bore them (Genesis 25:26, HBFV).
Appearances of Number Three Hundred Forty Five
The Hebrew word ohel, Strong's Concordance #H168, is found 345 times in 314 verses in the Hebrew version of the Old Testament. It appears most frequently in the book of Numbers (76 times) then Exodus (62).
Ohel can be used to refer to a tent or covering, a dwelling place, a habitation or home. It is frequently translated as "tabernacle" in the King James. The tabernacle in the wilderness was a portable structure God commanded Israel to make where they could offer sacrifices and worship the Lord.
And I (God) will sanctify the tabernacle (ohel) of the congregation, and the altar: I will sanctify also both Aaron and his sons, to minister to me in the priest's office (Exodus 29:44, KJV).
The English word "five" appears 345 times, in 270 verses, in the King James text. It is recorded the most in the book of Numbers (68 times) followed by Ezekiel (53) then 2Chronicles (28). It is derived, in the Old Testament, from the Hebrew chamesh (Strong's #H2568) and in the New Testament from pente (Strong's #G4002).
Pente is used to create compound words such as "pentagon" (a five-sided object) and "pentateuch" (first five books of Scripture). Paul used the word to underscore that speaking in tongues was not as great a gift as people thought.
Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue (1Corinthians 14:19, KJV).
Entry 345 in the Greek definition portion of Strong's is the word anakeimai. The word, found only 14 times in the New Testament, means to recline, or to lie or sit at a table usually to eat.
And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down (anakeimai); and likewise of the fishes as much as they would (John 6:11, KJV).
Moses and the Number 345
The English word "lord" appears 406 times in 345 verses of the King James version of Exodus. It is amazingly found in 6,749 verses in the entirety of Scripture! Its first two uses in the book of Exodus revolve around God using a miraculous burning bush to call Moses into serving him.
And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed . . . And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I (Exodus 3:2, 4, KJV).
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 345
345 is the product of 3 x 5 x 23. 3, 5 and 23 are all prime numbers.
The Bible offers precise details regarding which and how many descendants of Judah's Babylonian captives returned home. One family had 345 people return to Judah and Jerusalem.
The children of Jericho, three hundred forty and five (Ezra 2:34, KJV).