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    The number 13 - any significance??

    In the Bible, does the number 13 have any significance?

    I am tired, and had a weird dream last week about the number and just remembered that it happened.

    Any of you scholars know?

    I will check back in the morning. Thank you, in advance.


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    For what it's worth, this is the only resource about numbers that I have...

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    Number in Scripture
    Its Supernatural Design and Spiritual Significance

    ByE. W. Bullinger
    (1837-1913)
    Fourth Edition, Revised
    London
    Eyre & Spottiswoode (Bible Warehouse) Ltd.
    33. Paternoster Row, E.C.
    1921
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    ...THIRTEEN

    This number has been considered in connection with the number eight, to which the reader is
    referred (see pages 205-232)....



    ....But here we must consider the two numbers

    EIGHT AND THIRTEEN TOGETHER

    that we may afterwards compare and contrast the two. For this purpose we must consider the number thirteen here, and out of its otherwise proper order.

    As to the significance of thirteen, all are aware that it has come down to us as a number of ill-omen. Many superstitions cluster around it, and various explanations are current concerning
    them.

    Unfortunately, those who go backwards to find a reason seldom go back far enough. The popular explanations do not, so far as we are aware, go further back than the Apostles. But we must go back to the first occurrence of the number thirteen in order to discover the key to its significance. It occurs first in Gen 14:4, where we read "Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and the thirteenth year they REBELLED."

    Hence every occurrence of the number thirteen, and likewise of every multiple of it, stamps that with which it stands in connection with rebellion, apostasy, defection, corruption, disintegration, revolution, or some kindred idea. The second mention of thirteen is in connection with Ishmael, Gen 17:25. He was thirteen years old when Abraham circumcised him and admitted him into the covenant to which he was a stranger in heart, and which ended in his rebellion and rejection.

    We see it stamped upon the very fore-front of Revelation. For while the opening statement of Gen 1:1 is composed of seven words and twenty-eight letters (4x7), the second verse consists of fourteen words, but fifty-two letters; fifty-two being 4x13 tells of some apostasy or rebellion which caused the ruin of which that verse speaks.


    But it is when we come to

    GEMATRIA

    that the most wonderful results are seen. These results may be stated thus, briefly: That the names of the LORD's people are multiples of eight, while the names of those who apostatized, or rebelled, or who were in any sense His enemies, are multiples of thirteen. This statement, if it be proved, is one of the greatest evidences of verbal inspiration which the world has yet seen. The discovery of the great principle is due, we believe, to the late Dr. Milo Mahan, of New York, who has given many examples of it in his work already referred to, now long out of print. The effect of this law can hardly be estimated in establishing the presence of an ever-present working of the Holy Spirit in inditing the very words and even the letters of Scripture. No human foresight or arrangement could have secured such a result beforehand; no human powers could have carried it out in such perfection. No matter where we look, we find the working of the law without cessation, without a break, without a flaw from beginning to end. Only one conclusion is possible, and that is that the Bible has but one Author, an eternal, omniscient Author, designing, superintending, working, and carrying out His own infinite plans.






    This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity (futility) of their mind, having the understanding darkened...
    (Ephesians 4:17-18)

    Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly...
    (Psalm 1)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeemed View Post
    In the Bible, does the number 13 have any significance?

    I am tired, and had a weird dream last week about the number and just remembered that it happened.

    Any of you scholars know?

    I will check back in the morning. Thank you, in advance.

    13? What do you think it means? Let's just say I wouldn't be buying any lottery tickets. And try and stay away from loved ones in their best interest.

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    And what about 1.Cor 13 ?

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    Thanks. I will do some digging over the weekend.
    I am not sure 13 is some evil number like fuego is suggesting haha, but it was a dream, and sometimes I have prophetic dreams. No worries. Thanks everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeemed View Post
    Thanks. I will do some digging over the weekend.
    I am not sure 13 is some evil number like fuego is suggesting haha, but it was a dream, and sometimes I have prophetic dreams. No worries. Thanks everyone
    I thought it was a pretty funny post and it didn't get a peep from anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    I thought it was a pretty funny post and it didn't get a peep from anyone.
    It was funny. I am surprised that the folks didn't jump on it. But life has mellowed us all I guess.


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