Meaning of Numbers in the Bible
The Number 62

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The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 62

The meaning of number 62 comes, in part, from its role in the famous 70 weeks prophecy of Daniel 9. The prophet Daniel, after he discovers that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years, is given by the angel Gabriel a prophetic timetable of seven weeks, then 62 weeks, then one final week.

Seventy weeks are decreed upon your people and upon your holy city to finish the transgression and to make an end of sin, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy.

Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem, to Messiah the Prince, shall be seven weeks, and sixty-two (62) weeks . . . And he (the Messiah) shall confirm a covenant with many for one week . . . (Daniel 9:24 - 25, 27).


Persia and the number sixty-two

Persia's Cyrus the Great, acting by the authority of Darius the Mede (see Daniel 6:28), conquers the city of Babylon when Darius is 62 years old (Daniel 5:31). The fall of the city, in 539 B.C., marks the end of the Babylonian empire that had existed for only seventy-three years.

The same year as Babylon's downfall is also when Daniel received his prophetic 70 weeks vision (mentioned above) that contained a sixty-two week period (Daniel 9:1 - 2, 22 - 27). The start of the entire prophecy's first seven weeks was to begin "from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem" (Daniel 9:25). The Persian edict that commanded the rebuilding of both Jerusalem and her temple (Ezra 1:1 - 3, Isaiah 44:28) was proclaimed in 539 B.C.!

Number 62 and Paul

The Apostle Paul is sixty-two years old in 64 A.D. In this year, he is carrying out his fifth missionary journey which will take him to Spain (Romans 15:22 - 24, 28) and possibly to Britain.

The Apostle Paul is sixty years old in 62 A.D. In this year, he is in the middle of a two-year waiting period before his trial is heard by Roman Emperor Nero. Paul, not wanting Jewish religious leaders to try his case or attempt to murder him in Jerusalem, exercises his right as a Roman citizen to defend the charges against him before the emperor (Acts 25).

A Psalm of quiet faith

Psalm 62 is a relatively short song penned by King David. It reflects his faith and quiet resolve in God's care in spite of whatever the wicked may do.

Only for God does my soul wait in silence; from Him comes my salvation. He only is my Rock and my salvation; He is my fortress; I shall not be greatly moved . . . My soul, wait in silence for God alone; for from Him comes my hope (verses 1 - 2, 5 of Psalm 62).


Additional info on Biblical Meaning of 62

Isaiah 62 is a chapter that primarily addresses the preparation for the Lord's Second Coming and the glorious restoration of His people.

For Zion's sake I will not be silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until its righteousness goes out as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch . . .

Behold, the Lord has sent a message to the end of the earth, "Tell the daughter of Zion, 'Behold, your salvation comes. Behold, His reward is with Him, and His work before Him'" (verses 1, 11).

Book number 62 in the King James, and the majority of modern translations, is 1John. Only Luke 2 in the Bible has exactly sixty-two verses. The only books that have more than sixty-two chapters are the Psalms and the book of Isaiah.

David specially selected the male descendants of Obed-Edom, which numbered 62 men who were able and strong, as doorkeepers for Jerusalem's temple (1Chronicles 26:8).

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