Meaning of Numbers: The Number 516
The possible meaning of the number 516 is derived from the occurrences of certain words and from Biblical history.
God commanded ancient Israel to observe what is known as a Sabbatical year (Leviticus 25:1 - 7, 19 - 23). The beginning of this special period was (likely) proclaimed on the Day of Trumpets (Tishri 1) at the start of every seventh year. A Biblical Sabbatical year, the seventh in a series of seven, ran from Thursday September 24 in 515 A.D. to Monday September 12 in 516 A.D.
One of God's Jubilee years, proclaimed every 50th year on the Day of Atonement, started on Wednesday September 21 in 516 A.D. It is a joyous time when Promised Land territory that was sold came back into the possession of its original Israelite owner (Leviticus 25:10, 13). This Jubilee ended on Monday September 11 in 517.
Appearances of Number Five Hundred Sixteen
Entry 516 in the Hebrew definition portion of Strong's Concordance is al tashcheth. It is found only four times in the Hebrew Old Testament. Its four occurrences are in Psalms 57:1, 58:1, 59:1 and 75:1 where it is translated as "Altaschith" in the King James. The word itself, found in the title of these songs, means "do not destroy." Al tashcheth may have been an existing song the tune of which was to be utilized for these Psalms.
To the Chief Musician. "Do not destroy." A secret treasure of David when he fled from Saul in the cave (Title of Psalm 57).
Entry 516 in the Greek definition portion of Strong's Concordance is axios. It is recorded only 6 times in the original Greek of the New Testament. The word designates something that becomes worthy or is suitable to pursue. It appears in the Apostle Paul's exhortation to the church at Ephesus in the opening verse of chapter 4.
Therefore, I, the prisoner of the Lord, am exhorting you to walk worthily (axios) of the calling to which you were called (Ephesians 4:1, HBFV).
Biblestudy.org's Old Testament timeline places the creation of man in 3969 B.C. 516 years after this event brings us to 3453 B.C.
In 3453 B.C. the first six Biblical patriarchs, each of which represents a generation living on earth, are still alive! These patriarchs are Adam (516 years old), Seth (386), Enos (281), Cainan (191), Mahalaleel (121), and Jared (56 years old).
End Time Warnings and Number 516
The English word "hear" appears 550 times, in 516 verses, in the King James Bible. It is found the most in the Psalms (57 times) followed by Jeremiah (51) then Isaiah (44). Of the 516 verses in which the word "hear" is found only 130 are in the New Testament. Its last use in Scripture is meant to draw the reader's attention to God's warning about the devil's end time rule.
And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? . . .
And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear (Revelation 13:4, 7 - 9, KJV).
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 516
516 is the product of 2 x 2 (or 2 squared) x 3 x 43. 2, 3 and 43 are all prime numbers.
Jerusalem's temple, built by King Solomon, was destroyed and burnt to the ground by the Babylonians in 586 B.C. The rebuilding of Jerusalem and its temple began under Persian King Cyrus the Great (559 to 530) in 539 B.C. (Ezra 1:1 - 4).
It was during the sixth year of Persian King Darius I's reign, who began to rule in 522, that the rebuilding of Jerusalem's temple was completed (Ezra 6:15). In 516, seventy years after its destruction, the work on God's house of prayer was completed.