Bible Numbers 2.0

The End Of Ancient Israel

Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he became king, and he reigned three months in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Nehushta the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem. (2 Kings 24:8)1
בן שמנה עשרה שנה יהויכין במלכו ושלשה חדשים מלך בירושלם ושם אמו נחשתא בת אלנתן מירושלם
2(2Kings 24:8 BHS)

Why does 2 Kings 24:8 have numeric features like The Proclamation? In God’s eyes it marks the end of ancient Israel.

Jehoiachin was the last king of David's line to succeed his father. He ruled three months and was taken to Babylon. The rest of his life was spent as a prisoner until Evilmerodach freed and provided for him (2 Kings 25:27-29).

Thus says the LORD: "Write this man down as childless, a man who shall not succeed in his days; for none of his offspring shall succeed in sitting on the throne of David, and ruling again in Judah." (Jeremiah 22:30)

This prophecy was given by Jeremiah concerning Jehoiachin. None of his children would become king (whether they were his own or adopted). This broke the lineage of David and marked a turning point for the kings of Judah and for Israel as a whole. It wasn't just the end of the nation, but the end of the best of that nation, the end of the royal line.

By the Roman period, the royal line of David had become common stock in the persons of Joseph and Mary. Joseph was a carpenter, and Mary just another woman (Mark 6:3).

But it is the break in the line of David that fulfills prophecy for the coming of the messiah (Isaiah 11:1-2). God’s spirit would rest on the messiah (John 1:33). This was not a matter of might or power (Zechariah 4:6). Jesus was grafted into David's line by the power of the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35).

The numbers Numerics Gematria cover the span of ancient Israel's history. There was the origin of Israel in the stories of Abraham and Jacob. There was the birth of the nation during the Exodus. The numbers Numerics Gematria cover their conquest of Canaan, and their decision to serve God after they gained the land. There was the high point with the dedication of the temple. And in this section there is the end of that first nation.

In 1 Samuel 8:6-7 Israel asked for a king, rejecting God as their king. God granted what they asked for, and warned them He would not help them against their kings (1 Samuel 8:18). Here in 2 Kings 24:8 is the removal of that kingship.

As mentioned earlier, the story of ancient Israel is the story of physical freedom. But physical freedom proved useless without God. Now the numbers Numerics Gematria change. It is no longer just about Israel. The numbers Numerics Gematria pick up again with John 1:1-37a showing the true story of Jesus' coming into the world. The messiah brings spiritual freedom.

1          2                 3                   4
52         395               575                 355
1  2       3    4   5   6    7   8    9    10    11   12  13
2- 50      300- 40- 50- 5    70- 300- 200- 5     300- 50- 5
son of     eight             ten                 year

5                          6                          7
111                        98                         641
14  15 16 17  18 19  20    21 22  23  24  25          26 27  28 29  30
10- 5- 6- 10- 20-10- 50    2- 40- 30- 20- 6           6- 300-30-300-5
Jehoiachin                 when to become king him    and three

8                     9               10
362                   90              588
31  32 33   34  35    36  37  38      39  40  41   42 43   44  45
8-  4- 300- 10- 40    40- 30- 20      2-  10- 200- 6- 300- 30- 40
months                he reigned      in Jerusalem

11               12                 13
346              47                 759
46  47   48      49 50  51          52  53 54   55   56
6-  300- 40      1- 40- 6           50- 8- 300- 400- 1
and name of      mother of him      Nehushta

14              15                     16
402             531                    626
57  58          59  60  61  62   63    64  65  66   67 68   69  70
2-  400         1-  30- 50- 400- 50    40- 10- 200- 6- 300- 30- 40
daughter of     Elnathan               from Jerusalem3

Numeric Features

Primary Features

(Derived from Revelation 1:8 and grouped for easy reference.)

A.1Numeric total: 5978 = 2 x 7 x 7 x 61. (See feature 1.3.)

A.5Number of letters: 70 = 2 x 5 x 7. (See feature 1.2.)

B.4Every other letter (odd): 3374 = 2 x 7 x 241. (See feature 4.1.)

B.4.2Every other letter (even): 2604 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 31. (See feature 4.2.)

C.3.2First and last letter of each word: 1603 = 7 x 229. (See feature 2.3.)

C.4First and last letters: 42 = 2 x 3 x 7. (See feature 2.5.)

D.3.3First letter of each word: 840 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 7. (See feature 2.1.)

E.3.3Last letter of each word: 763 = 7 x 109. (See feature 2.2.)

Word & Letter Features

1.1Number of words: 16 (nf).

1.2Number of letters: 70 = 2 x 5 x 7. SF: 14 = 2 x 7.

1.3Numeric total: 5978 = 2 x 7 x 7 x 61. SF: 77 = 7 x 11.

2.1Sum of first letter (positions & values):

1 3   7  11  14 21 26 31 36 39 46 49 52 57 59 64
2 300 70 300 10 2  6  8  40 2  6  1  50 2  1  40

Letter total: 840 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 7. SF: 21 = 3 x 7.

2.2Sum of last letter (positions & values):

2  6 10 13 20 25 30 35 38 45 48 51 56 58  63 70
50 5 5  5  50 6  5  40 20 40 40 6  1  400 50 40

Letter total: 763 = 7 x 109.

2.3First and last letters together: 1603 = 7 x 229.

2.4Letters that are not first OR last: 4375 = 5 x 5 x 5 x 5 x 7.

2.5The first and last letters: 42 = 2 x 3 x 7.

3.1Odd positioned words:

1  3   5   7   9  11  13  15
52 575 111 641 90 346 759 531

Total: 3105 = 3 x 3 x 3 x 5 x 23. (Twenty-three clearly indicates this is all about a man.)

3.2Even positioned words:

2   4   6  8   10  12 14  16
395 355 98 362 588 47 402 626

Total: 2873 = 13 x 13 x 17. (Hidden on the other side is God’s hand. God’s name is signed with the two 13s, or twenty-six.)

4.1Odd positioned letters:

1 3   5  7  9   11  13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27  29  31 33  35 37 39
2 300 50 70 200 300 5  5  10 10 2  30 6  300 300 8  300 40 30 2

41  43  45 47  49 51 53 55  57 59 61 63 65 67 69
200 300 40 300 1  6  8  400 2  1  50 50 10 6  30

Total: 3374 = 2 x 7 x 241.

4.2Even positioned letters:

2  4  6 8   10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
50 40 5 300 5  50 10 6  20 50 40 20 6  30 5  4  10 40 20 10 6  30

46 48 50 52 54  56 58  60 62  64 66  68  70
6  40 40 50 300 1  400 30 400 40 200 300 40

Total: 2604 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 31.

5.1Odd valued letters:

6 10 13 15 30 49 56 59  
5 5  5  5  5  1  1  1

Total of their positions: 238 = 2 x 7 x 17. SF: 26 = 2 x 13. Letter total: 28 = 2 x 2 x 7.

5.3Even valued letters:

1 2  3   4  5  7  8   9   11  12 14 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
2 50 300 40 50 70 300 200 300 50 10 6  10 20 10 50 2  40 30 20 6

26 27  28 29  31 32 33  34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41  42 43  44 45 46
6  300 30 300 8  4  300 10 40 40 30 20 2  10 200 6  300 30 40 6

47  48 50 51 52 53 54  55  57 58  60 61 62  63 64 65 66  67 68
300 40 40 6  50 8  300 400 2  400 30 50 400 50 40 10 200 6  300

69 70  
30 40  

Total of their positions: 2247 = 3 x 7 x 107. SF: 117 = 3 x 3 x 13. Letter total: 5950 = 2 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 17.

6.Rank the letters from small to large. The lesser half of the letters:

49 56 59 1 21 57 39 32 13 15 6 30 10 46 16 51 25 26 42 67 31 53
1  1  1  2 2  2  2  4  5  5  5 5  5  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  8  8

40 17 19 34 65 14 18 24 38 37 23 60 44
10 10 10 10 10 10 20 20 20 30 30 30 30

Letter lesser half total: 338 = 2 x 13 x 13. SF: 28 = 2 x 2 x 7.

7.The first half of the Hebrew alphabet consists of letters with values from 1 to 20. All letters from 1 to 20 are listed below.

1  6  10  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  21  24  25  26  30  31  32
2  5  5   5   10  5   6   10  20  10  2   20  6   6   5   8   4

34  38  39  40  42  46  49  51  53  56  57  59  65  67
10  20  2   10  6   6   1   6   8   1   2   1   10  6

Position total: 1014 = 2 x 3 x 13 x 13.

8.There are 16 words (2 x 2 x 2 x 2). The following sequences of words can be pulled (2, 4, 8). Only one works. Words from 8 to 16 every 8:

8   16
8   16
362 626

Letter total: 988 = 2 x 2 x 13 x 19.

9.There are 70 letters (2 x 5 x 7). The following sequences of letters can be pulled (2, 5, 7, 10, 14, 35). Three of them work, and one sort of works. A sequence of 2 was seen earlier with every other letter. Two new ones are presented below.

9.1.1Words from 1 to 70 every 5:

1  6  11  16  21  26  31  36  41 46  51  56  61  66
1  6  11  16  5   10  15  4   9  14  3   8   13  2
52 98 346 626 111 588 531 355 90 402 575 362 759 395

Letter total: 5290 = 2 x 5 x 23 x 23.

9.1.2Letters from 1 to 70 every 5:

1 6 11  16 21 26 31 36 41  46 51 56 61 66
1 6 11  16 21 26 31 36 41  46 51 56 61 66

2 5 300 6 2 6 8 40 200 6 6 1 50 200

Letter total: 832 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 13.

9.2.1Words from 1 to 70 every 14:

1  15  29  43  57
1  15  13  11  9
52 531 759 346 90

Letter total: 1778 = 2 x 7 x 127.

9.2.2Letters from 1 to 70 every 14:

1 15 29  43  57
1 15 29  43  57
2 5  300 300 2 

Letter total: 609 = 3 x 7 x 29. SF: 39 = 3 x 13.

9.3Letters from 1 to 70 every 35:

1 36
1 36
2 40 

Letter total: 42 = 2 x 3 x 7.

10.The words as a 4 x 4 square.

52   395  575  355	1377 = 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 17.
111  98   641  362	1212 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 101.
90   588  346  47	1071 = 3 x 3 x 7 x 17.
759  402  531  626	2318 = 2 x 19 x 61.

1012 1483 2093 1390

10.1Four corners: 52 759 355 626 = 1792 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7.

10.2.1Perimeter (outside) total: 4305 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 41. SF: 56 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 7. SF: 13.

10.2.2Inside: 1673 = 7 x 239.

11.The letters as a 7 x 10 rectangle.

2    50  300 40  50   5    70	517 = 11 x 47.
300  200 5   300 50   5    10	870 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 29. SF: 39 = 3 x 13.
5    6   10  20  10   50   2	103 = 103.
40   30  20  6   6    300  30	432 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 3.
300  5   8   4   300  10   40	667 = 23 x 29. SF: 52 = 2 x 2 x 13.
40   30  20  2   10   200  6	308 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 11.
300  30  40  6   300  40   1	717 = 3 x 239.
40   6   50  8   300  400  1	805 = 5 x 7 x 23. SF: 35 = 5 x 7.
2    400 1   30  50   400  50	933 = 3 x 311.
40   10  200 6   300  30   40	626 = 2 x 313. SF: 315 = 3 x 3 x 5 x 7.

1069 767 654 422 1376 1440 250

11.1.1Perimeter (outside) total: 2310 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 11. SF: 28 = 2 x 2 x 7.

11.1.2Inside total: 3668 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 131.

11.2.1Middle col: 40 300 20 6 4 2 6 8 30 6 = 422 = 2 x 211.

Left half:
2 300 5 40 300 40 300 40 2 40
50 200 6 30 5 30 30 6 400 10
300 5 10 20 8 20 40 50 1 200

Right half:
50 50 10 6 300 10 300 300 50 300
5 5 50 300 10 200 40 400 400 30
70 10 2 30 40 6 1 1 50 40

Left half total: 2490 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 83.

Left + middle: 2912 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 13.

11.2.2Right half total: 3066 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 73.

1.English reference quotes are from the Revised Standard Version, Thomas Nelson Inc., 1972.

2.The Hebrew or Greek text is from Bibleworks 3.0 by Hermeneutika, Michael S. Bushell, 1995, translated into HTML entities. Vowel marks and punctuation from the Hebrew have been removed. Greek accent marks and punctuation have also been removed.

3.Interlinear translation is from The NIV Interlinear Hebrew-English Old Testament, vol. 2, edited by John R. Kohlenerger III, The Zondervan Corporation, 1982.

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