Meaning of Numbers: The Number 65
The meaning of the number sixty-five (65) is linked to the leading Israelite tribe of Ephraim. This relationship is due to Isaiah the prophet's words that stated, "For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within sixty-five years Ephraim shall be broken so that it shall not be a people" (Isaiah 7:8).
Mahalealel, the great, great grandson of Adam, and Enoch, Mahalealel's grandson, were both 65 years old when they had their first son (Genesis 5:15, 21).
In 65 A.D., the Apostle Paul was preaching the gospel in either in Spain and Britain.
Paul was 65 years old in 67 A.D. In this year, he writes his last New Testament book, his heartfelt letter to his best friend Timothy (2Timothy). It is also the last full year of his life, as he will be martyred the next year before Emperor Nero commits suicide on June 9.
David and Number Sixty-Five
Psalm 65, written by King David, testifies of God's awesome power and his willingness to hears us and forgive sins. The Psalm praises the Lord's generosity in providing a bountiful harvest and increasing our wealth, as well as his ability to offer us eternal salvation.
Iniquities prevail against me; as for our transgressions, You shall forgive them. Blessed is the one whom You choose and cause to come near You, that he may dwell in Your courts; we shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, even Your holy temple.
By awesome works in righteousness You will answer us, O God of our salvation; You are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of those of the distant sea (Psalm 65:3 - 5, HBFV).
Psalm 65 is an excellent section to read during times of thanksgiving or on a Thanksgiving holiday.
Number 65 and the Millennium
Isaiah 65, among other things, offers prophecies concerning the effects of Christ's righteous rule over the earth during the period known as the Millennium. It also reveals God's plan to ultimately create a new heaven and new earth (along with a new Jerusalem) in the near future (verse 17, see also Revelation 21).
Isaiah 65 also contains one of the most beautiful and well-known passages quoted concerning God's future kingdom coming to the earth.
"The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox; and dust will be the food of the serpent. They will not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain," says the Lord (verse 25, HBFV).
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 65
The Hebrew word ishshah (Strong's Concordance #H801) is found 65 times in the Old Testament's original language. It is found the most in the book of Leviticus (42 times) followed by Numbers (16). The word refers to a burnt-offering made by fire to God. It is often translated as the phrases "an offering made by fire" or "a sacrifice made by fire" or similar phrase in the King James Bible.
And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the Lord: it is a sweet savor, an offering made by fire (ishshah) unto the Lord (Exodus 29:18, KJV).
65 is the product of 5 x 13. Both 5 and 13 are prime numbers.
The Hebrew word yeor (Strong's #H2975) is written 65 times in the original language of the Old Testament. It occurs the most in the book of Exodus (25 times) followed by Isaiah (10). The word is translated as "river," "rivers," or sometimes "flood" in the King James. Although it can refer to any watercourse or stream, it is frequently utilized as a reference to the Nile River.
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, In my dream, behold, I stood upon the bank of the river (yeor): and, behold, there came up out of the river (yeor) seven kine, fatfleshed and well favored; and they fed in a meadow . . . (Genesis 41:17 - 18, KJV, see also Exodus 2:3 - 5, Isaiah 7:18, 23:3, 10, Jeremiah 46:7 - 8, Amos 8:8, 9:5, etc.).
The number 65 reveals that Jesus actually had two trials before he was finally condemned to die by Pontius Pilate. The first trial, carried out at the High Priest's palace, was after his arrest (verses 55 to 65 in Mark 14 and verses 63 - 65 of Luke 22). The second trial, held around 6 am, was before the entire Sanhedrin.
Only the books of Psalms and Isaiah have more than 65 chapters.
Jude, book sixty-five in most modern Bible translations, contains only one chapter and 25 verses total. Jude was one of the half-brothers of Jesus.
The books of 1 and 2Chronicles together have sixty-five chapters.
Only chapter 26 in the King James Bible version of the book of Numbers has exactly 65 verses.