Jun 14

The number 5

What is the significance of the number 5?

4 + 1 = 5 = man mingled with God

What does the number five signify? This is quite easy to understand.

4 + 1 = 5 = man mingled with God

The ten commandments were divided into two tablets each containing five commandments. In Matthew 25, we have ten virgins divided into two groups of five. If you look at yourself, you will see that you have ten fingers and ten toes, all arranged in groups of five. The five fingers on each of your hands are composed of four plus one. If you had two thumbs and three fingers, it would be awkward for you to do anything. But with one thumb and four fingers we can easily do anything. The thumb is number one, representing the one God as the Creator. Four is the number of God’s creature, like the four living creatures (Rev. 4:6). Thus, four plus one means man, God’s creature, plus God. 

(Life-Study of Genesis, Chapter 30, Section 2)

Jun 12

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)