Meaning of Numbers in the Bible
Number 73, 74, 76 and others

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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 73, 74, 76, 79, 93, 96, 97 and 390.

The Number 73

The book of Joel has 3 chapters and 73 total verses. Joel, one of the minor prophets, is the only Old Testament prophetic book to mention the moon turning to blood before the return of Jesus Christ.

The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord (Joel 2:31, HBFV, see also Revelation 6:12).

Nehemiah 7 is the only Biblical chapter that has exactly 73 verses. This chapter is also the fourth largest in the Old Testament in terms of number of verses. Only 1Chronicles 6, Numbers 7 and Psalm 119 has more verses in the King James Bible.

The book of Psalms, in the original Hebrew manuscripts, is divided into five sections. Psalm 73 is the first song in the third division whose general theme is the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple.

Psalm 73 is one of twelve Psalms written by or for Asaph. These songs are Psalm 50 and 73 through 83.


The Number 74

The creature called a leviathan is found in only four King James Old Testament verses. One of its four mentions is in verse 14 of Psalm 74. Verse 13 of the same chapter also mentions dragons!

For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth. Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.

Thou brakest the heads of leviathan in pieces, and gavest him to be meat to the people inhabiting the wilderness (verses 12 - 14 of Psalm 74, KJV).

In 74 A.D. the province of Lycia and Pamphylia was created from the existing provincial area of Lycia (formed in 43 A.D. by Emperor Claudius) and Pamphylia. Lycia is directly referenced once (Acts 27:5) while Pamphylia is found five times in the King James translation (Acts 2:10, 13:13, 14:24, 15:38 and 27:5).

Psalm 74 is one of twelve Psalms written by or for Asaph. These songs are Psalm 50 and 73 through 83.

The Number 76

A unique tradition took place each day of the Feast of Tabernacles and on the Last Great Day. At Jerusalem's temple, a ritual known as the water pouring (libation) ceremony occurred each morning. It is unclear when the tradition was adopted or who began it. What is known is that this practice existed when Alexander Jannaeus served as the High Priest from 103 to 76 B.C.

Psalm 76 is one of twelve Psalms written by or for Asaph. These songs are Psalm 50 and 73 through 83.

The Number 79

The city of Pergamos is located 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Smyrna and 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Thyatira. It is a town of Mysia located on the Caicus river. The city, from 281 to 133 B.C., was the residence of Attalia's kings and the kingdom's capital.

Psalm 79 is one of twelve Psalms written by or for Asaph. These songs are Psalm 50 and 73 through 83.


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
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90    -    91    -    92    -    93    -    94    -    95
96     -     97     -     98     -     99     -     100
111    -    120    -    153    -    200    -    222
300    -    333    -    390    -    400    -    430
444    -    490    -    555    -    666    -    777
888   -   911    -    999    -    1000    -    1111
10000   -    144000    -    500000    -   Biggest!
Revelation Numbers   -   What's Numerology?
Numerics in Creation
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Series References
Number in Scripture: Its Supernatural
Design and Spiritual Significance

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numbers 73, 74, 76, 79,
93, 96, 97 and 390
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