Monday, March 29, 2010

Bible's number symbolism - #22 Jesus the Suffering Servant, Alpha and Omega, First and Last, Beginning and End

The Bible's Number 22 -- Twenty-Two is the number associated with Jesus Christ as God's Suffering Servant. How do we this is the theme? We learn of God's numbers themes by examining what numbers are commonly associated with throughout the Bible. We look for prevailing patterns to help us understand common themes. One of the best evidences for number themes is to look for common concepts found in like chapter numbers. This is the method used here to demonstrate the theme for #22, here but it is only a tiny fraction of the available evidence. At the bottom of this list is a link to an additional page that has more evidence supporting the theme. During your own Bible study, watch anything associated with number 22 and you will be surprised how often you can find themes matching Jesus or things directly opposed to him.

Chapter #22s themes point to Jesus who came to save and protect us

  • There are twenty-two chapter twenty-twos in the Bible and this is the only chapter number that has a like number of chapters -- a clue to the extra special nature of this number. I've included a brief description to how Jesus relates to the themes in ten of these chapters. The other chapter twenty-twos also point to Jesus. The Bible's chapter 22's are compelling evidence of the consistency of the Bible's Numeric Map as well as the theme for #22.


    • Genesis 22 - Abraham takes Isaac up to the mountain of God as a sacrifice -- Gen 22:2 He said, "Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, ...offer him there as a burnt offering...". Note 50 is a number of debts forgiven and Jubilee and this is the 550th verse of the Bible.

    • Numbers 22 – The Angel of the Lord blocks the narrow path - Many Christian scholars agree that it appears when the Angel of the Lord is mentioned in the Bible is it likely an appearance or foreshadowing of Jesus. In Numbers 22 we find the Angel of the Lord blocking the way (the narrow door)-- v22 …the angel of the LORD took his stand in the way...Now he was riding on his donkey and his two servants were with him. v26 The angel of the LORD ...stood in a narrow place where there was no way to turn to the right hand or the left.

    • Leviticus 22 A perfect sacrifice is demanded (Jesus)-- v32 ...I am the LORD who sanctifies you, v33 who brought you out from the land of Egypt, to be your God; I am the LORD."

    • Josh 22 – Building an altar and praising the LORD before crossing the Jordan -- v22 "The Mighty One, God, the LORD, the Mighty One, God, the LORD! v34 v34 ...called the altar Witness; "...it is a witness between us that the LORD is God."

    • Psalms 22 - The savior speaking in the first person speaking from the Cross -- Psalm 22:1 says "My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? ..." Again, relating to #50 and Jubilee, this is exactly the 500th chapter of the Bible (10x50).

    • Ezekiel 22 - The LORD's wrath for Jerusalem's sin -- Eze 22:22 '...you will be melted in the midst of it; and you will know that I, the LORD, have poured out My wrath on you. "

    • Matthew 22 – Jesus speaks of the wedding feast, Pharisees plot against him-- v8 …'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. v15 ...the Pharisees went and plotted together how they might trap Him in what He said.

    • Luke 22 - Jesus betrayed, trials, he declares himself the son of God -- Luke 22:70 ..."Are You the Son of God, then?" And He said to them, "Yes, I am."

    • Acts 22 – Jesus appearance to and conversion of Paul -- v7 ...'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?' v8 "...I answered, 'Who are You, Lord?' And He said to me, 'I am Jesus the Nazarene, whom you are persecuting.'

    • Revaluation 22 – Final chapter of the Bible - Jesus, the Alpha and Omega -- v12 "Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. v13 "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."
There are mountains of evidence supporting the association of @22 to the theme of Jesus the Suffering Servant. If you are interested in more than the above, click the following link to a secondary page of evidences for the Bible's #22. (supplemental evidence for #22).

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:26 AM

    This is so magnificent for I was just reading Ps 22 and realised that this was describing exactly what happened when Jesus was crucified years before it happened. I then decided to find out what number 22 means, and it was just that. Praise our mighty mighty God who goes far beyond our sight.

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