Numbers In Scripture

Q. Where do you find out what the meaning of numbers are? Such as the number 7 being perfection and 4 being creation? I am curious to know what other numbers mean. Can you tell me?

A. The study of the use of numbers in Scripture is a fascinating one that can add a great deal to your understanding. I first became interested in this nearly 20 years ago after reading E.W. Bullinger’s book, “Number in Scripture.” While there are other good resources as well, I have come to rely heavily on Bullinger’s research. You can find a summary of his work on line at http://philologos.org/__eb-nis/

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