The number 66

What is the significance of the number 66?

39 + 27? = 66 chapters in Isaiah = 66 books in the Bible 

“To understand the book of Isaiah, we need to have the view from the entire sixty-six books of the Bible. Isaiah is of two portions.

66 chapters in Isaiah,  66 books in the Bible

66 chapters in Isaiah, 66 books in the Bible

The first portion includes chapters one through thirty-nine, and the second portion includes chapters forty through sixty-six. The first thirty-nine chapters of Isaiah correspond to the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament. The last twenty-seven chapters correspond to the twenty-seven books of the New Testament. The New Testament begins with John the Baptist (Mark 1:1-3), and Isaiah 40 also begins with John the Baptist (v. 3).”

(Life-Study of Isaiah, Chapter 18)

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  1. What a joy and a blessing that I have stumbled across your site tonight! Typically, I am not able to follow along with numbers and their meanings, etc. That’s what I love about cuts through to the heart of it and it resonates with my spirit. Thank you so very much! God bless you!

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