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The Number 808

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Meaning of Numbers: The Number 808

The possible meaning of the number 808 is derived mostly from the Biblical calendar.

Definition 808 in the Greek section of Strong's Concordance is the word aschemosune. The word, used only twice in the New Testament, means something that is indecent, shameful or unseemly.

And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly (aschemosune), and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet (Romans 1:27, KJV).

Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame (aschemosune) (Revelation 16:15, KJV).

Appearances of Number Eight Hundred and Eight

Entry 808 in the Hebrew definitions portion of Strong's is the word ashiysh. The word, which occurs only once in the King James, is translated as "foundations" in Isaiah 16.

We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so. Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations (ashiysh) of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken (Isaiah 16:6 - 7, KJV).

In 808 B.C. righteous King Joash ruled over the Kingdom of Judah. He was one of several kings over the Jews who were obediant to God. His reign, which began in 835, ran until 796 B.C.

In 808 B.C. King Jehoahaz, generally considered a bad ruler, reigned over Israel (the northern ten tribes).

Sabbatical, Jubilee and Number 808

God commanded ancient Israel to keep a Sabbatical year, also known as the land sabbath (Leviticus 25:2 - 6) or year of release (Deuteronomy 31:10). This year was the seventh in every seven-year cycle.

Sunset on September 10 in 809 B.C. (Tishri 1 on the Hebrew calendar) began a Sabbatical year. This special year ended at the start of Tishri 1 or sunset September 30 in 808 B.C. This was the 85th Sabbatical since the children of Israel received their inheritance in the Promised Land in 1398 B.C.

Tishri 1 (Feast of Trumpets) in 808 B.C. also ended a Biblical civil year and began a new one. Civil year 2953 ended and year 2954 began.

God commanded ancient Israel to keep a Jubilee year (Leviticus 25:8 - 40). When seven cycles of seven years completed (49 years total) the next, or 50th year, was declared to be a Jubilee. These years always began and ended on the Day of Atonement (aka Yom Kippur).

At sunset on October 9 in 808 B.C. a Jubilee year began. It lasted until sunset on September 29 of 807. This was the 13th Jubilee since the children of Israel received their inheritance in the Promised Land in 1398 B.C.

The Feast of Trumpets in 808 A.D. was celebrated sunset September 24 to sunset the next day. It ended Biblical (Hebrew) year civil year 4568 and began civil year 4569.

Biblical (Hebrew) civil year 808 began at sunset on September 26 in 2954 B.C. which was the start of the Feast of Trumpets. The year ended at sunset on September 13 in 2953 B.C.

More Info on Biblical Meaning of 808

There are no words in the Bible's original languages that are recorded exactly 808 times.

808 is equal to 2 x 2 x 2 x 101, all of which are prime numbers.

808 is a unique sequence of numbers called a numeric palindrome. A palindrome, in general, is a word, phrase, sentence, or even a number that reads the same forward and backward.

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