Meaning of Numbers in the Bible
Number 47, 48, 65, 390

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Our research into the meaning of certain numbers in the Bible sometimes turns up fascinating facts that are insufficient for a single dedicated article. This article presents our findings on 47, 48, 65 and 390.

The Number 47

Rachel, Jacob's beloved wife, is mentioned 47 times in the Bible, the second most of any woman. The word "Israel" appears in 47 Biblical books or 71.2% of all books in Scripture.

The book of 2Thessalonians, written by the Apostle Paul in 51 A.D., has 47 verses. The book of Nahum, written by the minor prophet in 711 B.C., has only 3 chapters and 47 verses.

The Number 48

In the King James Bible the word "milk" is used 48 total times.

The tribe of Levi, because they were dedicated to serving God, did not receive an inheritance of farmable land in Canaan (Num. 18:20, Deuteronomy 18:1 - 2). The Eternal, using the tithes and offerings Israelites gave, was to be their primary means of support. They did receive, however, 48 cities in which they could live, six of which were to be designated as cities of refuge (Num. 35:7, Joshua 20, 21:41).


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In 48 A.D., both the Apostle Paul and Barnabas reside in the city of Syrian Antioch. They began their stay in the city in 46 after completing their first missionary journey. Unfortunately, this will be their only evangelistic campaign taken together. They will separate over the issue of John Mark before Paul's second journey starts in late autumn of 49 A.D.

Ezra mentions Jerusalem a total of 48 times in his Biblical book.

Jonah chapter four is one of the shortest chapters in the Bible with 48 verses and 1,321 words. Ezekiel is the third largest book in Scripture in terms of words. His prophetic book, written between 597 and 570 B.C., has 48 chapters, 1,273 verses and 39,407 words.

The Number 65

The Apostle Paul is preaching the gospel either in Spain and Britian in 65 A.D.

Mahalealel, the great, great grandson of Adam, and Enoch, representing the seventh generation of patriarchs, were both 65 years old when they had their first son (Genesis 5:15, 21).

Sixty-five (65) is also associated with the Israelite tribe of Ephraim. This relationship is due to Isaiah the prophet’s words that stated, "Within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken . . ." (Isaiah 7:8).

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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References

Number in Scripture:
Its Supernatural Design and Spiritual Significance

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meaning of numbers 47, 48, 65 and 390 from
Holy Bible in Its Original Order, Second Edition


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