Meaning of Numbers in the Bible
The Number 92

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The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 92

The meaning of this number is heavily influenced by Psalm 92. This song holds the unique distinction of being the only Psalm expressly designated to be sung on the Sabbath. As such it praises God for his love, mercy and faithfulness.

It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises unto Your name, O Most High, to show forth Your lovingkindness in the morning and Your faithfulness every night . . . For You, Lord, have made me glad with Your work; I will exult in the works of Your hands (verses 1 - 2, 4 of Psalm 92, HBFV).

The book of Psalms was originally divided into five sections. Psalm 92 was the third song of the fourth section. This section contains Psalms 90 to 106, all of which are believed to have been written by priests serving during King David's reign.


Number ninety-two and music

A fascinating fact about Psalm 92 is that its third verse mentions three stringed musical instruments used in the worship of God.

Upon an instrument of ten strings (Hebrew asor, Strong's Concordance #H6218), and upon the psaltery (Hebrew nebel, #H5035); upon the harp (Hebrew kinnor, #H3658) with a solemn sound (verse 3, KJV).

The asor was a ten stringed instrument. The nebel and kinnor, according to the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia, were two other distinct instruments. All three were played either by using one's fingers or possibly with a little stick. The most popular of these three is the kinnor, the creation of which is attributed to Jubal, the originator of musical instruments (Genesis 4:21). It was small enough to be played while walking (1Samuel 10:5).

Mythical unicorn discussed in Psalm 92
Mythical unicorn discussed in Psalm 92
Garden of Earthly Delights (H. Bosch)

It should come as no surprise that King David, called "the sweet psalmist of Israel" (2Samuel 23:1), was proficent on the kinnor found in Psalm 92. It was David's expert playing of the instrument (labeled a "harp" in the KJV) that caused an evil spirit to leave King Saul and allow him some rest.

And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp (kinnor), and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him (1Samuel 16:23).

Mythical beast and number 92

Verse 10 of Psalm 92 is one of the few places in the King James Bible that mentions a most unique beast.

But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil (verse 10 of Psalm 92, KJV).

This single horned beast was known for its incredible strength (Numbers 23:22). God Himself, in order to humble Job, challenged him to tame the untrustworthy, fierce and agile unicorn (Job 39:9, 11 - 12, Psalm 29:6 in the KJV). Biblical commentaries offer differing opinions regarding the real life identity of this mythical creature.

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Joshua, after the death of Moses, led the children of Israel into the Promised Land when he was an incredible 85 years old! The next seven years of his life were spent leading Israel's army into battle to claim their inheritance from God. Finally, in 1398 B.C., the fighting stopped and Joshua divided up the conquered lands among the tribes (Joshua 14:1 - 5). He then, at 92, became Israel's first Judge, serving until his death at the age of 110 (Judges 2:8).

King Herod Agrippa II was a great-grandson of Herod the Great. He was the ruler who heard the Apostle Paul defend his actions that led to him becoming a Roman prisoner (Acts 25:13 - 26:32). Agrippa's death in 92 A.D. ended the Herodian (Idumea) dynasty of rule that had begun in 47 B.C. under Antipater I the Idumaean.

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