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The Amazing Bible Number 46.

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by Bible Highlighter, Apr 25, 2020.

Do you think the Number 46 in the Bible is Amazing?

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  1. Bible Highlighter

    Bible Highlighter Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. Supporter

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    The Amazing Bible Number 46.

    As many of you may be aware of: In the realm of medical science, we know that there are 46 chromosomes in the human body.



    We know according to Scripture that under the New Covenant, our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit.

    "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" (1 Corinthians 3:16).​

    1 Corinthians 6:19 also confirms this truth, as well. What is interesting is that 1 Corinthians is the 46th book of the Protestant Bible.

    Behold the scene in John 2:

    [Jesus said]

    “Destroy this temple,
    and in three days I will raise it up.”

    The Jews
    then said,

    “It took forty-six years to build this temple,
    and will You raise it up in three days?”

    But He was speaking of the temple of His body. So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.

    (John 2:19-22).

    Not sure if you caught it or not, but the Jews said that it took them 46 YEARS to build the temple. The Jews were confused and they thought Jesus was going to tear down the literal temple of worship, but Jesus was referring to His body. The body that has 46 chromosomes within it.

    In 1 Kings 7:15-16, we learn that the two large bronze pillars which stood at the entryway of Solomon's temple. The shaft of the columns (structural) measured 18 cubits in height, with a capital (Structural top piece) measuring 5 cubits in height; this gives us a total height of 23 cubits. This parallels the pairs (two) of 23 chromosomes in each nucleus of the cell of our bodies. We see in a DNA molecule what looks like a twisted ladder. Two sides to that ladder, and 23 rungs or chromosomes. (Note: There was a flower or fruit like piece mentioned to be at the top of this; But this was merely the adorning feature of the structure). There is even a spiral staircase mentioned in Solomon's temple, and this reflects the spiral nature of the DNA ladder.

    The word “the body” is found 69 (23 x 3) times in the Bible.

    (Important Side Note: While I do use BlueLetterBible for quick keyword searches, it does not always give you the final accurate count number; Check out King James Pure Bible Search, which is available as a software (PC/MAC/Linux), a mobile app, and or as an online search).​

    Anyways, we read in 1 Corinthians 10 the following,
    "The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?" (1 Corinthians 10:16).

    The word “The bread” occurs 46 times in 46 verses of the Bible.

    The phrase “temple of” (think about an empty temple or vessel) is found 46 times in the Bible. The phrase “the temple” is found in 23 books of the Bible.

    The phrase “the word of God” occurs 46 times in the Bible.

    The Word of God was made flesh.

    "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1).

    "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1:14).

    "And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war." (Revelation 19:11).

    "And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God." (Revelation 19:13).
    In Genesis 2:23-24 Adam speaks exactly 46 words:

    “And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”​

    conceived” 46 times in the Bible
    multiply” 46 times in the Bible.
    the flesh” 46 times in the NT
    the seed” found in 46 verses of the OT

    “Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?” (Romans 9:21).

    vessel” 46 times in the Bible
    the vessels” 46 chapters of the Bible.

    In Luke chapter 2, we see this in verse 46.

    "And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions." (Luke 2:46).​

    While the text is referring primarily to the physical temple here, the secondary spiritual meaning should not be missed.

    "...They found him in the temple, ...." (Luke 2:46).​

    They found the him [The Living Word of God] in the temple (in His physical body or flesh) (i.e. For the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us - John 1:14).

    What is also interesting is that the Bible mentions the words "the doctors" found him [Jesus].

    "...the doctors...." (Luke 2:46).​

    While these were Doctors of what we would call today as: "Doctors of Theology," a secondary metaphorical meaning implies that they were like medical doctors. For a medical doctor's job is to examine the body and to see if everything is working normally and or to treat the sick or injured; And these men were examining the Word made flesh (John 1:14). These men were examining the Word made flesh and his words (Which were also called, "the Word of God.").

    Luke who wrote this gospel was a physician, as well. How fitting for the text by which we hold so dear today in our hands and or cherish on our mobile devices (or computer).

    What an amazing number we find in our Bible:

    The Amazing Bible Number 46.

    This number is not a guide to rule our life by like in false numerology, but it is simply a number that speaks to how special God's Word is, and makes us appreciate His Word as being divine and amazing.

    I hope that what I said here helps to build up your faith in Jesus Christ, and His word (Which today has taken form as our Holy Bible that we have available to us in so many ways).

    Blessings to you all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2020
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  2. Dave-W

    Dave-W Welcoming grandchild #7, Arturus Waggoner! Supporter

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    Please remember that in the original texts there were no chapter and verse divisions; and that in the OT there are only 22 books. Ezra and Nehemiah are one book. 1 &2 Kings are one book. 1 & 2 Samuel are one book. Etc.

    Any of your calculations using post 2nd century divisions or texts are inherently erroneous.
  3. Bible Highlighter

    Bible Highlighter Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. Supporter

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    I was not born again yesterday.
    Of course the original texts do not have chapter and verse numbers.
    But we don’t have the original texts today.
    Only copies.
    So things have changed.
    I believe God preserved His Word in the world language of today (the KJV), which include the chapter and verse numbers.

    For do you think chapter and verse numbers are insignificant?
    When you say “John 3:16” to a fellow Christian, they know exactly what your talking about. Such a verse among many hold great value to believers. You say a verse reference and they know what part of the Bible you are talking about. They don’t even have to quote a part of the verse to get what it says. They quickly know by verse reference. I care about these references because his word is close to my heart and faith. I believe God would also care about their placement because of this, as well.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2020
  4. Bible Highlighter

    Bible Highlighter Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. Supporter

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    Folks have to realize that this is also not the only Bible number that has coincidental meaning attached behind it, as well (that also includes the chapter and verse numbers). There is a point that it goes beyond just random coincidence when you start to see the coincidences pile up over, and over, and over, and over again. In such a case: It then becomes a mark of the hand of God of the text itself and not just 1 or two random coincidences.