Meaning of Numbers: The Number 717
The possible meaning of the number 717 is derived from Biblical events and prophecy.
717 years after God created Adam, based on our Old Testament timeline, brings us to year 3252 B.C. The patriarchs alive in this year include Adam (717 years old), Seth (587), Enos (482), Cainan (392), Mahalaleel (322), Jared (257), Enoch (96) and Methuselah (30, see Genesis 5)!
The seventh chapter of 1Samuel has 17 verses (717) in the King James. The seventh chapter of the Psalms, as well as the prophetic books of Amos and Revelation, also have 17 verses.
Appearances of Number Seven Hundred Seventeen
The English word "know" is recorded 763 times, in 717 verses, in the King James Bible. It is found the most in Ezekiel (84 times), followed by the gospel of John (71). Of the 717 verses in which the word "know" is found only 275 are in the New Testament. It is first used by Satan the devil who, after possessing an animal, attempts to tempt Eve to sin by eating of the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil (Genesis 3:4 - 5, KJV).
Entry 717 in the Greek definitions portion of Strong's Concordance is found only once in the New Testament. This word in the Greek is armageddon which is derived from the Hebrew Har-Megiddo. The first part, Har, means a mountain or range of hills. The second part, Megiddo, refers to a city in ancient Israel. Taken together, Har-Megiddo means the mount of Megiddo.
It will be near Megiddo that the devil, along with deceived angels and humans, will soon fight a returning Jesus Christ who is coming to bring God's Kingdom to the earth!
For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty . . . And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon (Revelation 16:14, 16, KJV).
Wicked Ahaz and Number 717
Wicked King Ahaz, in 717 B.C., ruled over the Kingdom of Judah. His wickedness was such that he not only paid homage to a variety of pagan deities, he also committed the unspeakable act of burning his children alive as a sacrifice to the pagan god Moloch (2Kings 16:1 - 4, 2Chronicles 28:2 - 4)!
Ahaz's sinful behavior caught up with him when, around 732 B.C., God allowed Israel's king to kill 120,000 of Judah's troops in a single day (2Chronicles 28:5 - 6)! The king, sadly, was not deterred as he continued to erect places throughout Judah, including in Jerusalem, where pagan gods could be worshipped (2Chronicles 28:24 - 25). Ahaz's rule of evil finally ended in 715 B.C.
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 717
717 is the product of 3 x 239. Both 3 and 239 are prime numbers.
According to legend, the origin of Rome began in April 753 B.C. It is at this time that twin boys Romulus (c. 771 - c. 717 B.C.) and Remus (c. 771 - c. 753 B.C.) were believed to have founded the city.
Revelation 7:17 (717) offers comforting words to those who repent and remain faithful to God during the Great Tribulation period coming soon to the earth.
They shall not hunger any more, nor shall they thirst any more; neither shall the sun nor the heat fall upon them, because the Lamb Who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them, and will lead them to fountains of living waters; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes (Revelation 7:16 - 17, HBFV).