Numbers are often a great way to find meaning or symbolism in the world around us. For example, life path numbers can be used to find love, or at least help us understand what kind of person our love interest is.
Religious texts often attach significance to certain numbers and the Bible is no different. And there are some really important numbers in Biblical numerology.
Here, our psychic readers will take you through some of the most important numbers in biblical numerology, highlighting what they mean and why they are classed as significant.
The number three isn’t just the magic number, it’s a divine number. This is because it refers to the Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. It is thought that because of this meaning, we subscribe to the fact that “bad things happen in three.” This is to signify that we are being tested; if you’re strong enough to overcome the three tests then you can overcome anything!
The number seven is known as God’s Number. It refers to completion and perfection – something that only God truly is. God seems to love the number seven. He did create the world in seven days after all. There are also seven colours in a rainbow and seven notes to the diatonic scale. Seeing the number seven often means things have come full circle or some sort of completion will occur.
The number forty appears an awful lot in the Bible. Because of the circumstances in which it appears; the Israelites wandering the desert for forty years, Jesus being tempted by the devil for forty days and forty nights, and there being forty days between Jesus’ resurrection and his ascension, it is thought that the number forty brings pain and suffering. You’ll probably see this number cropping up whilst you’re going through tough or painful situations.
We couldn’t do a post about Biblical numerology without mentioning the Number of the Beast. There’s some debate about whether the number is actually 666 or 616 although in popular culture it is most widely recognised as 666. Lots of fear and superstition surrounds this number as it is associated with the Devil.
People tend to use Biblical numerology to make some sense or get some meaning from certain situations that they find themselves in. It can help them to understand why something might happen and give them the strength to see the light at the end of the tunnel. They also know what numbers to avoid!
Have we missed any important numbers out? Are there any other places where numbers hold great significance? Let us know and we’ll include them in some upcoming psychic guides.