Meaning of Numbers in the Bible
Number 93, 96, 97 and 390

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Our research into the meaning of numbers in the Bible sometimes turns up fascinating facts that are insufficient, at the present time, for a single dedicated article. This article presents our findings so far on the numbers 93, 96, 97 and 390.

The Number 93

The Apostle Paul was able to travel with relative ease to Derbe, during his first missionary journey, using the then roughly fifty-year old Roman paved road called the Via Sebaste.

The Via Sebaste ran through Pisidian Antioch to Iconium, a distance of about 93 miles (150 kilometers). It then ran from Iconium to Lystra, a distance of 18.5 miles (30 kilometers). From Lystra there was an unpaved track of road about 62 miles long (100 kilometers) that led to Derbe (Book of Acts in Its Graeco-Roman Setting, Volume 2, Chapter 10).


The Number 96

Gideon is discussed in Judges Chapters 6 through 8 while Samson is discussed in chapters 13 through 16. The Biblical record related to Gideon is 100 verses long totaling 3,234 words, while Samson's is 96 verses long for 3,229 words.

Laodicea, located at the junction of several important trade routes, is 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Philadelphia (Alasehir) and 155 kilometers (96 miles) from Ephesus.

God gave the final task of collecting and canonizing the New Testament to the apostle John, who undertook the project from 96 to 99 A.D..

"Although Paul and Peter had canonized their writings before they died, the official canonization with the final arrangement of the books of the entire New Testament was accomplished by the apostle John in 96 - 99 AD. As one of the last living apostles and the last living eyewitness of Christ’s transfiguration, John was uniquely qualified and chosen by Jesus to canonize the entire New Testament in its final form" (Holy Bible a Faithful Version, 2nd Edition, Chapter 10).

The Number 97

Jacob and Esau, twin brothers, are born in 1800 B.C. Jacob, when the brothers are 77, steals Esau's birthright blessing from their father Isaac. Fearing for his life he then flees the country (Genesis 27). Twenty years later the brothers meet and are reconciled when they are both 97 (Genesis 33:1 - 16).

Roman Catholic tradition states Timothy, who worked alongside Apostle Paul, died in Ephesus when he was over 80 years old (1913 Catholic Encyclopedia). According to Foxe's Book of Martyrs, however, he died in 97 A.D. Foxe's also writes that he was the bishop of Ephesus and was martyred by pagans after stating their idolatrous celebrations were ridiculous.

The English word "God" appears in sixty-four of sixty-six books or 97 percent of all Bible books. For comparison, the word "Lord" shows up in 92 percent of all books.

The Number 390

In Scripture, the number 390 symbolizes a separated and punished Israel (Ezekiel 4:5). This is because Ezekiel was commanded to lay on his left side 390 days to represent the sins of the people and the length of their punishment in years (Ezekiel 4:1 - 5).

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Biblical Meaning of Numbers
Introduction    -    0 (Zero)
One Tenth (1/10 or Tithe)
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120    -    153    -    200    -    222    -    300
333    -    390    -    400    -    430    -    444
490    -    555    -    666    -    777    -    888
911   -   999    -    1000    -    1111   -   10000
144000    -    500000    -   The Biggest!
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