The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 67
The possible meaning of the number 67 is derived from both the Scriptural text and the historical record.
The Apostle Paul conducted his final missionary journey between 63 to 67 A.D. (Acts 28, Titus 1, 3, Romans 15). He journey ends when he is arrested, yet again, and taken back to Rome as a prisoner.
In 67 A.D., while in prison, Paul writes his final and fourteenth book called 2Timothy. It is a heartfelt letter to his best friend and fellow evangelist Timothy. It offered both encouragement and a warning that his martyrdom was fast approaching.
But as for you, be vigilant in all things, endure hardships, do the work of an evangelist; fully carry out your ministry. For I (Paul) am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight; I have finished the course; I have kept the faith (2Timothy 4:5 - 7).
67 A.D. will prove to be the last full year of Paul's life. Nero, who had recently begun the first state sponsored persecution of Christians, shows no mercy to Paul the Roman citizen. He condemns him to death by beheading in 68 A.D. just before he himself commits suicide on June 9.
Appearances of the number sixty-seven
The twelve Minor Prophets (Amos, Habakkuk, Haggai, Hosea, Joel, Jonah, Malachi, Micah, Nahum, Obadiah, Zechariah, and Zephaniah) have a total number of 67 chapters.
Two of Jesus' half-brothers (Matthew 13:55 - 56) eventually became leaders of the early New Testament church. His half-brother Jude, referred to as Judas, writes the book named after him between 66 and 67 A.D. James, the other close relative, oversees the famous Jerusalem Conference (Acts 15) and also writes a book named after him.
Number 67 and God's truth
Psalm 67, credited to King David, is a song praising God that expresses his desire that the whole world come to understand the salvation he offers to all.
May God be gracious to us, and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. So that Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations . . . Let the people praise You, O God; let all the people praise You (verses 1 - 2, 5).
Rejecting the Lord
Jesus' teaching that, "unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, you do not have life in yourselves" (John 6:53) causes the vast majority who followed him to reject him and his teachings (verse 66).
After this massive rejection, he turns to his remaining disciples and asks, in verse 67, "Are you also desiring to go away?" Peter, the impulsive and hyperactive apostle, immediately confirms they are staying with the Lord since he is the promised Messiah (verses 68 - 69).
Additional info on Biblical Meaning of 67
The Apostle John, between 64 and 67 A.D., writes 1, 2 and 3John. These books are written, in part, to combat the spreading heresy that denies Jesus' humanity.
During the time of Ezra the prophet, many of those in Babylonian captivity were allowed to move back into the Promised Land. After they settled in the land, the people donate sixty-seven priestly garments for the use of the priests (Nehemiah 7:72).
Only Genesis 24 in the Bible has exactly sixty-seven verses. There is no book in Scripture that numbers exactly 67 chapters.