Meaning of Numbers in the Bible
The Number 424

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Meaning of Numbers: The Number 424

The possible meaning of the number 424 is derived from the Biblical calendar and Old Testament history.

God commanded ancient Israel to keep a Sabbatical year, also known as the land sabbath (Leviticus 25:2 - 6) or year of release (Deuteronomy 31:10). This year was the seventh in every seven-year cycle.

Sunset on September 14 in 424 B.C. (Tishri 1 on the Hebrew calendar) began a Sabbatical year. This special year ended at sunset on September 5 in 423 B.C. This was the 140th Sabbatical since the children of Israel received their inheritance in the Promised Land in 1398 B.C.

Appearances of Number Four Hundred Twenty Four

Sunset on September 14 in 424 B.C. also marked the end of one Biblical civil year and the start of another. On this date civil year 3337 ended and 3338 began.

Sunset on September 10 in 424 A.D. began a Sabbatical year. This special year ended at sunset on August 31 in 425 A.D. This was the 261st Sabbatical since the children of Israel received their inheritance in the Promised Land in 1398 B.C.

Sunset on September 10 in 424 A.D. also marked the end of one Biblical civil year and the start of another. On this date civil year 4184 ended and 4185 began.

Biblical (Hebrew) civil year 424 began at sunset on September 12 in 3338 B.C. which was the start of the Feast of Trumpets. The year ended at sunset on September 29 in 3337 B.C.

The Persians and Number 424

The Persian Empire (also called the Medes or Media) is discussed many times in the Bible and is the subject of several prophecies (see the books of Daniel and Ezra).

The Persians, in 424 B.C., experienced the unusual occurrence of having three different kings rule over the empire in a single year.

Artaxerxes I became king over the Persians in 465 B.C. Twenty years later, his interactions with his wine steward named Nehemiah led to Jerusalem's walls being rebuilt (Nehemiah 2).

And it came to pass in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I (Nehemiah) took up the wine, and gave it unto the king (Nehemiah 2:1, KJV).


Family of Darius before Alexander the Great
Family of (Persian King) Darius
before Alexander (the Great)
Francesco Fontebasso, 1750

When Artaxerxes died in 424 B.C. his son Xerxes II succeeded him on the throne. Xerxes, however, only ruled for 45 days as he was assassinated by Sogdianus his half-brother.

Late in 424 Sogdianus, possibly an illegitimate son of Artaxerxes I, became Persia's new ruler. His reign would also be cut short, however, as six months later in 423 B.C. he was assassinated by Darius II.

More Info on Biblical Meaning of 424

424 is equal to 2 x 2 x 2 (2 cubed) x 53. Both 2 and 53 are prime numbers.

424 is a unique sequence of numbers called a numeric palindrome. A palindrome, in general, is a word, phrase, sentence, or even a number that reads the same forward and backward.

The English word "mouth" is written 424 times in 384 King James Bible verses. It is found the most in the Psalms (64 times) followed by Proverbs (52) and then Job (36). Scripture offers plenty of wisdom regarding how our mouth can both bless and curse us.

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked (Proverbs 10:11, KJV).

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction (Proverbs 13:3, KJV).

Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips (Proverbs 27:2, KJV).

The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself (Ecclesiates 10:12, KJV).

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