Meaning of Numbers in the Bible
The Number 94

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The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 94

The possible meaning of the number 94 is derived primarily from history, its use in the Psalms and the occurrence of certain words in Scripture.

Domitian was Roman Emperor from 81 to 96 A.D. he begins, in 94, a short but violent persecution of Christians, the second one endorsed by the leader of the empire (the first was under Nero). His persecutions ultimately lead to the Apostle John being exiled to the island of Patmos, "because of the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ" (Revelation 1:9, HBFV) around 95 A.D.

The English word "holy," in the King James Bible version of Leviticus, is recorded 94 times. It is the found more often in this book than in any other Old or New Testament writing. The writing that contains the next most occurrences is Exodus with 55.


The Psalms and number ninety-four

Psalm 94 is one of several songs in the Psalms that does not have an inscription. Others that do not have one are Psalms 1, 2, 32, 42 and several more. Inscriptions usually convey the person (or group) who wrote the song or for whom it was written. Internal evidence suggests this Psalm was written from 1010 to 970 B.C. by priests who served under King David.

This Psalm cries out to God for vengeance against the wicked who bring trials and calamities upon his people. These evil people are full of vanity and take unrighteous advantage against the less fortunate like widows and those who are fatherless. Although in the short time they seem to get away without punishment, the Lord will ultimately judge and punish their sinful ways.

O Lord God to whom vengeance belongs, O God, to whom vengeance belongs, show Yourself. Lift up Yourself, Judge of the earth; render recompense to the proud. How long shall the wicked, O Lord, how long shall the wicked exult? . . .

They crush Your people, O Lord, and afflict Your inheritance. They kill the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless . . . And He will bring upon them their own iniquity, and He will cut them off in their evil. The Lord our God shall cut them off (verses 1 - 3, 5 - 6, 23 of Psalm 94).

Blessings, purity and number 94

According to Number in Scripture by Bullinger, there were 94 people in the book of Luke who received a direct blessing from Jesus. The occasions in the Bible where people were blessed are found in Luke 7:12 (1 person), 7:37 (1), 8:3 (2), 9:59 (1), 10:1 (70), 10:38 (1), 13:11 (1), 14:2 (1), 17:12 (10), 18:35 (1), 19:2 (1), 22:51 (1), 23:43 (1) and 24:13 (2).

Found 94 times in the Hebrew Old Testament, the word taher (Strong's #H2891) is used to convey cleanliness or purity either of the physical or spiritual kind. The well-known Psalm 51, where David cries out to God for forgiveness after his adultery with Bathsheba, uses the word twice.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse (taher) me from my sin . . . Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean (taher); wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow (Psalm 51:2, 7, HBFV).

More info on Biblical Meaning of 94

Scripture does not contain any book that has exactly 94 verses. The closest writing to this count is the book of Colossians, which has 4 chapters and 95 verses total.

The Hebrew word baar (Strong's #H1197), which is many times used to denote something that is consumed, burned, kindled or otherwise wasted, appears 94 in the Old Testament's original language. The word is first used to describe how God got Moses' attention in order to send him to save Israel out of Egyptian slavery.

And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned (baar) with fire, and the bush was not consumed (Exodus 3:2, KJV).

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