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Book: The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes

Chapter: 41. Which Numbers Can Be Symbolic in the Hebrew Bible?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44894


Numbers can convey qualitative and quantitative values. In the Bible, numbers bear symbolic meaning beyond their face value. This is the case for seven, for multiples of seven, and for three, five, ten, twelve, seventeen and forty.

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