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THE ADVERSARIES OF CHRIST

  • The Scribes” = 780 (13×60)
  • The Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites” = 2704 (132x16)
  • Woe!” = 481 (13×37)
  • Leaven of Pharisees and Sadducees” = 3718 (132x22)
  • A wicked and adulterous generation” = 1365 (13×105)

The Scriptures concerning Barabbas

  • Matthew 27:20: “But the chief priests and elders persuaded the people that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus” = 10127 (13×779)
    • The elders = 1352 (13×104)
    • The multitude = 2340 (13×180)
  • Matthew 27:16: “And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas” = 2743 (13×211)
  • Mark 15:6: “Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired” = 910 (13×70)
  • Luke 23:18: “And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas” = 9347 (13×719)
  • John 18:40: “Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.” In this verse we have–
    • Then cried they all again” = 2600 (13×200)
    • Not this man, but = 1300 (13×100)
    • Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber” = 1833 (13×141)
    • Total = 5733 (13×441)

The Scriptures concerning Judas Iscariot

  • Luke 22:3: “Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve” = 8359 (13×643)
  • Verse 47, “And he that was called Judas, one of the twelve” = 3458 (13×266)
  • John 12:4: “Judas Iscariot, he that should betray Him” = 4511 (13×347)
  • John 13:26: “Jesus answered, He it is to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when He had dipped the sop, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon” = 19435 (13×1495)
    • The last clause (“when,” etc.) = 7371 (13×567)
  • Matthew 26:48: “Now he that betrayed Him gave them a sign, saying Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is He; hold Him fast” = 9867 (13×759)

So with Acts 1:16; Mark 14:44,45, and all the corresponding passages.

Acts 4:25-27

  • Verse 25, “Why did the heathen rage?” = 1560 (13×120)
  • Verse 26, “The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against His Christ” = 12467 (13×959)
  • Verse 27, “Both Herod and Pontius Pilate with the Gentiles” = 3926 (13×302)

OTHER ADVERSARIES

  • Simon Magus (with art.) = 1170 (13×90)
  • Elymas = 676 (132x4)
  • Certain sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, seven” (Acts 19:14) = 4953 (13×381)

The Adversaries named by St. Paul

  • Hermogenes (2Timothy 1:15) = 481 (13×37)
  • Philetus (2Timothy 2:17) = 1118 (13×86)

The Whole Group

  • Hymenaeus and Alexander (1Timothy 1:20)
  • Phygellus and Hermogenes (2Timothy 1:15)
  • Hymenaeus and Philetus (2Timothy 2:17)
  • Demas (2Timothy 4:10)
  • Total = 5226 (13×402)

John in his Epistles and the Apocalypse

  • Revelation 2:20: “That woman Jezebel” = 1573 (13×121)
  • Revelation 3:1: Sardis = 520 (13×40)
  • 1 John 2:18=22: Antichrists = 1651 (13×127)
    • The Antichrist = 1911 (13×147)
    • The last time” = 2015 (13×155)
    • This is that spirit of Antichrist” = 4836 (13×372)
  • 1 John 4:3: “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is not of God: and this is that spirit of Antichrist” = 17329 (13×1333)
  • 1 John 2:22: “That denieth the Father” = 1963 (13×151)
    • But he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ” = 4992 (13×384)
  • 2 John 7: “The many deceivers” = 611 (13×47)
    • This is the deceiver” = 2106 (13×162)
    • The Antichrist” = 1911 (13×147)
    • Deceiver = 169 (132)

The Apocalypse

  • 13:1: “The sand of the sea” = 1716 (13×132)
    • The sea” = 1157 (13×89)
    • A beast rise up out of the sea” = 1664 (13×128)
    • qhr “theer,” a wild beast = 117 (13×9)
  • Verse 11, The whole verse = 6318 (13×486)
    • qhrion “theerion,” beast = 247 (13×19)
    • allo qhrion “hallo theerion,” another beast = 378 (9×42)
    • He had two horns” = 1521 (132x9)
    • And he had two horns like a lamb” = 2704 (132x16)
  • Verse 15, “The image of the beast” = 1482 (13×114)
  • Verse 18, “The mark of the beast” = 2483 (13×191)
    • The number of the beast” (acc. with article) = 2607 (13×159)
  • 17:1: “The great whore” = 403 (13×31)
  • Verse 5, “The mother of harlots” = 2756 (13×212)
    • Mystery, Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and abominations” = 8138 (13×626)
  • 19:20: “The beast…and with him the false prophet who doeth wonders before him” = 8489 (13×653)
    • The harlot, the beast, and the false prophet” = 3510 (13×270). The false Trinity is marked by 3x3x3x10x13.
    • The whole verse = 25441 (13×1957)
  • 22:15: “Dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whatsoever loveth and maketh a lie” = 8710 (13×670)
  • 8:10: “A great star” = 858 (13×66)
  • 8:11: “Wormwood” = 1040 (13×80)
  • 20:8: “Gog” = 806 (13×62) (Greek)
    • Magog” = 52 (13×4)

Ezekiel’s Prophecy of Gog

  • 38:2: “The chief prince of Meschech” (the title of Gog) = 1222 (13×94)
  • 39:11: “Hamon-Gog” (the burying place of Gog) = 113
    • All his multitude” = 156 (13×12)
  • The whole prophecy of Ezekiel concerning him (Ezekiel 38:2 and 39:29) = 204256 (13×15712)
  • The last portion, 39:16-29 = 55887 (13×4299)

Jude

  • Verses 3-9 = 230464 (13×17728)
  • Verses 14 and 15 = 30940 (13×2380)
  • Verse 15, “Judgment” = 390 (13×30)
  • Verse 11 “The error of Balaam” = 1014 (132x6)
    • “Kore” = 195 (13×15)

2 Thessalonians 2:3

  • The apostasy” = 871 (13×67)
  • The man of sin” = 1963 (13×151)
  • The son of perdition” = 1807 (13×139)
  • Son of perdition” with v 4 = 13182 (133x6)

Thus, no matter in what way we look at the recurrence of these two numbers, we see the same law pervading the history. A few miscellaneous examples must suffice:–

  • In Genesis 10 we have the scattering of the nations, and their division through the earth. It happened in the days of Peleg, the gematria of whose name is one Hundred and thirteen. The Scripture recording it (Genesis 10:25-29) = 10647 (13×63)
  • Salah (Peleg’s grandfather) was 338 (132x2)
  • When Uzziah apostatised (2Chronicles 26) it was after he had reigned 52 years (4×13)
  • Jeroboam II had 40 years of prosperity, and then 12 of apostasy = 52 (4×13)
  • Joash reigned 39 years (3×13), and then apostatised (2Chronicles 23, 24)
  • In the 13th year of Josiah, Jeremiah began to prophesy against the apostasy of Judah.
  • Cain has no chronology, and Saul has none, except the last year, which was the first of David’s, and of which 13 is a factor.
  • Solomon was 13 years building his own house, which was so full of apostasy. (But he was 7 years building the LORD’s house.)

The Number of those who died in Korah’s Rebellion

was 250 + 14700 = 14950 (13×1150). See Numbers 16:35,49.

The Valley of Hinnom

(or of the son or children of Hinnom) occurs 13 times. It was the scene of the idolatrous and inhuman rites of Moloch introduced by Solomon (1 Kings 11:7). The casting of children into the fire in that valley made it the fit symbol of the future punishment of sinners, who are to be cast into the lake of fire, and gave rise to the word Gehenna, from the Hebrew Mn$@hi )ygi Gee-Hinnom, Valley of Hinnom. The 13 occurrences, which contain the whole history of the valley, are worthy of connected study (Joshua 15:8,18, 18:16, twice; 2 Kings 23:10; 2Chronicles 28:3, 33:6; Nehemiah 11:30; Jeremiah 7:31,32, 19:2,6, 32:35).

Thus the two numbers 8 and 13 are like two threads–gold and crimson–which run through the whole of Divine Revelation, continually crossing and recrossing each other.

There is, however, one very important branch of this part of our subject still remaining, and that is:–

THE CONNECTION OF THE NUMBER THIRTEEN WITH SUBSTITUTION AND ATONEMENT

The Saviour, though without sin, was “made sin,” or a sin-offering, for His people. He was “wounded for our transgressions,” and bruised for their iniquities. He was, in fact, “NUMBERED WITH THE TRANSGRESSORS” (Isaiah 53:12).

Therefore this number is not only the all-pervading factor of SIN, but also of sin’s atonement. It is not only the number which brands the sinner as a rebel against God, but it is the number borne by the sinner’s Substitute.

His very names in the Old Testament, before the work of Atonement was entered on or accomplished, are all multiples of 13, just as His names, afterwards in the New Testament and when the work of Atonement was carried out, are all multiples of 8.

  • Christ 1480 (8×185)
  • Lord 800 (8×100)
  • Our Lord 1768 (8×221)
  • Saviour 1408 (8x8x22)
  • Emmanuel 25600 (8x8x8x50)
  • Messiah 656 (8×82)
  • Son 880 (8×110)

The Old Testament names are:–

  • Jehovah = 26 (13×2)
  • Adonai = 65 (13×5)
  • Ha-Elohim = 91 (13×7)
  • Messiah, as given in Psalm 2, a form in which it occurs 10 times, “His Anointed” = 364 (13×28)–the very number of Satan himself.

But note here the marvellous combination of the other factors, 2, 5, and 7, the significance of which we need not dwell upon after all that we have said about them as indicating incarnation, grace, and spiritual perfection.

Truly, it is written, “Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” Hence the numerical value of the very word “anathema”, curse, is 546 (13×42), and it occurs 6 times.

Genesis 4:4

which records the first type of this Lamb of God, the sinner’s substitute, exhibits the number 13.

  • And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock, and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and his offering.” The verse amounts to 2093 (13×161).
  • Verse 7, where we have a further reference to this offering = 5421 (13x3x139)

Abel suffered; Cain sinned; Seth was the substitute for Abel. Hence the three names are:

Abel 37
Cain 160
Seth 700
(13×69) 897

Their whole history (Genesis 4:1-25) amounts to 76882 (13×5914).

Leviticus 16

The great chapter on Atonement is most remarkable. We cannot give the whole chapter; but note–

  • Verses 2-4, which describe Aaron’s preparations = 15015 (13x5x7x33)
  • Verses 5-11, the choosing of the victims, down to the sacrificing of the bullock = 24739 (13×1903)
  • Verses 12-14, the burning of the sweet incense, and the seven-fold sprinkling of the blood before the mercy-seat = 13377 (13x3x73). With this we may compare the words in Ephesians 5:25,26, “And gave Himself for it, that He might sanctify it” = 4459 (13×7)
  • Verses 15,16, the atonement of the holy place = 13637 (13×1049)
  • Verses 17-34, the high priest entering alone, ending with the everlasting statute = 80613 (132x32x53)
  • Verses 20-23, the scape-goat’s dismissal = 20670 (13x5x6x53)
  • Verses 24-27, the purification of the priest and his assistants = 18993 (13x3x487)
  • The latter two together (verses 20-27) = 39663 (13×33x113)
  • The scape-goat = 585 (13×45)
  • Verse 20, the choosing of the goat = 3575 (13x5x55)
  • Verses 21-23, the driving of the goat = 17095 (13×1315)
  • Verses 24-27, the rest of the atonement = 18993 (3x13x487)

Numbers 21:8,9

It may be observed that the serpent (Ha-Seraph) is also 585, exactly the same number as the scape-goat.

  • Verses 6,7, which speak of the sin, the judgment, and the prayer = 7241 (13×557)
  • Verse 8 “And the LORD said unto Moses, make thee a fiery serpent” = 1664 (8x8x2x13)
    • And set it upon a pole; and it shall come to pass that every one that is bitten” = 1430 (13×110)
  • Verses 8,9 = 8886

John 3:14

  • The Lord’s own reference to Numbers 21 = 2366 (132x14)

Isaac

who was the type of Christ in substitution, has, as the factor of his name, 13 as well as 8. It is 208 (13x8x2).

Isaac’s history, too, in Genesis 22:1-19 (the eighth of the Divine interviews and covenants), amounts to 54808, or (13x8x17x31).

The Sacrifice of Job for his Friends

  • Job 42:8 = 6721 (13×517)

The Atonement after Korah’s Rebellion

Numbers 16, “When Aaron stood between the living and the dead.

  • Verses 45-47 = 8138 (13x2x313)
  • Verses 45-50 = 20501 (13x19x83)

Isaiah 53

  • Verses 2-4 = 7995 (13x15x41)
  • Verses 1-5 = 13286 (13×1022)
  • Verses 6-8 = 8749 (13×673)
  • 52:14-53:10 = 36582 (13x42x67)
  • 52:1-12 also equals 36582. Thus the lifting up of the voice of joy in Zion, and the lifting up of the Son of Man, present the very same number.
  • 52 and 53 = 84123 (13x9x719)

Isaiah 7:7-16

  • Verse 7 = 1391 (13×107)
  • Verse 8 “Damascus” = 444
  • Verse 9 = 4017 (13×309)

The Day of Atonement

  • Leviticus 23:26,27 = 6526 (13×502)
  • Leviticus 23:27,28 = 5187 (3x13x133)

Daniel 9:25-27

  • The three verses = 21164 (13x4x407), or (13×1628)
  • Abomination of desolation” = 966 (42×23)
  • Abomination” = 546 (42×13)
  • Desolation” = 420 (42×10)
  • Verse 26 Messiah shall be cut off = 988 (13×76)
  • Verse 25 “Unto Messiah” = 432 (2x8x33).
  • Verse 25 “Messiah the Prince” = 425 (52x17)
  • Verse 24 “To anoint the most holy” = 1242
  • Verse 24 “The most holy” = 858 (13×66)
  • The entire prophecy = 43554 (42x17x61)

Compare Matthew 24:15 in the Greek:

  • Abomination” = 855 (9x19x5)
  • Desolation” = 2158 (13×166)
  • While the phrase “abomination of desolation” = 2666, the whole quotation, “the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” = 9373 (13×721)

1 Corinthians 15:3

  • Christ died for our sins” = 5616 (13x8x2x33)

2 Corinthians 5:17-21

  • The whole passage is 53365, or (13×4105)

John 23:31,32

  • Now is the Son of Man glorified” = 3887 (132x23)
  • God is glorified in Him” = 2197 (133)
  • God shall glorify Him in Himself” = 3016 (13x8x29)

Romans 6:6-8

  • Verse 6 “He died for the ungodly” =1794 (13x6x23)
  • Verse 8 “We being sinners” = 4290 (13×330)
  • Verse 9 “Being justified now by His blood” = 4602 (13x3x118)
  • Verse 9 “From wrath” = 1040 (13×80)
  • Verse 9 “through whom we have now received the atonement” = 1989 (13×153)

1 Corinthians 2:2

  • Him crucified” = 3211 (132x19)

Galatians 6:14

  • But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world” = 16367 (13×1259)

Philippians 2

  • Verse 8 “Obedient unto death, even the death of the cross” = 4745 (13x5x73)
    • Whole of verse 8 = 11804 (13×908)
  • Verse 7 “He made Himself of no reputation” = 1911 (13x3x72)
  • Verse 7 “The form of a servant” = 1742 (13×134)
  • Verses 5-9 = 42328 (13x8x407)

Colossians 2:14,15

  • The whole verses = 22282 (13×1714)
  • Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us” = 4407 (13x3x113)
  • Which was contrary to us, even it He took out of the way, nailing it to His cross; and having spoiled principalities and powers” = 13065 (13000+5×13)
  • He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it” = 5018 (13×386)

Turning once more to the number eight, it is remarkable that:–

THE RISEN CHRIST

was seen by 512 persons. And 512 is the cube of 8 (83).

THE NUMBER OF THE DISCIPLES

gathered in the upper room (Acts 1:15) was 120 (8×15).

1 PETER 3

  • Verse 20 “A few…were saved” = 1480 the number of “Christos” CristoV; “that is eight souls” = 4536. Total 6016 (82x84)

On the other hand we have:–

  • The days of Noah” = 1209 (13x31x3)
  • Verse 22 “Who is on the right hand of God” = 2224 (8×278)

LUKE 1:35

  • The angel’s words = 5688 (8×711)
  • Nazareth,” the scene of the Annunciation = 464 (8×58)
  • But “Jesus of Nazareth” = 2197 (133)

EIGHT IN THE APOCALYPSE

We see not only the number seven stamping the book throughout with spiritual perfection, but as it contains also the history which leads up to resurrection and the new heavens and earth, the number eight is also seen.

  • There are 24 elders (3×8)
  • Four beasts, each with six wings = 24 (3×8)
  • Twelve thousand from each tribe, 12000 = (8x15x100)
  • 144000 for all the tribes = 82x152x10; the same number of virgins who follow the Lamb
  • 1600 furlongs, the measure of the winepress (8x8x25), or (82x52)
  • The 1000 years (8×125)
  • The 12000 cubits’ length of the “four-square” city (8x15x100)

THE NUMBER OF OCCURRENCES

of the word zumh (zumee), “leaven,” in the New Testament is thirteen, and it is significant of its connection with corruption, as denoting apostasy from the truth.

It is surely impossible to explain all this evidence on the doctrine of chances. There must be design. And design so perfect, so uniform, so significant can only be Divine. And being Divine is an unanswerable argument in favour of the verbal and even literal inspiration of the Scriptures of Truth.

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