These are special numbers because David was the 33rd generation from Adam and Jesus is the 66th. Some who claim that David was 34th (because of an extra Cainan in Lk3:36), or that Jesus was #75 (or some other number, usually based on the Luke 3 genealogy of Mary's husband) have simply failed to discover, or summarily discounted, how the numbers 33 and 66 are high-lighted by other scripture.30+3 - David is number 33 not only because of his generation, but also because of his thirty plus three mighty men and the emphasis about how he reigned in Jerusalem for 33 years. The three groups of ten generations, plus the three skipped, are also a factor. 60+6 - Jesus is number 66 (sixty, and then six) because he is the Life and the Word, all 66 books from Genesis to Revelation, and the threescore=60 centuries 'age of mankind' TIMELINE, and how it not only speaks of the three dispensations, but also the six metaphoric 'days' for mankind.
The thirty-and-three of the Old Covenant is a prophetical precept of the sixty-and-six of the New Covenant. Not merely the generation count back to Adam, but other features as well, even to endorsing the six days and three stages for mankind!
These numbers are Coupled! The only time these two numbers (thirty and three, and threescore and six) are found together in the Bible (KJV) are in Genesis 46 and Leviticus 12. I'm convinced this is a truth reserved 'for such a time as this', in these Latter Days just prior to the return of the Lord. Daniel 12:9.
Genesis 46:15."These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.
Genesis 46:26."All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons wives, all the souls were threescore and six.
Translation: All those Hebrew souls were sixty-six (66), and half of them were the children of Leah. She was the fruitful wife, and these numbers support the comparison and analogy between Rachel and Leah.
The two 7-year periods served by Jacob were similarly comparing and contrasting the two wives.
To "go down into Egypt" means figuratively that we all become slaves to sin in the process of time, after being born without personal sin. It's the figure of speech 'synecdoche' which puts one for many, or vice versus.
"When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt". Hos 11:1
Ruth 4:11. "The Lord make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the House of Israel."
Consider how scripture progresses from the House of Moses (Heb3:5) to the House of David (1Sam20:16), and how we ourselves are houses (Heb3:6). Christians build their house on the Rock that is Christ (1Cor10:4), and others are building on sinking sand. (Matt7:26)
Leviticus 12:4."And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days; she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her purifying be fulfilled".
Leviticus 12:5."But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation, and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days".
Translation: For a boy it was 33, but for a girl it was 66. We want purifying to go to heaven, and the blood of Jesus is required. "The Jew first, and then the Gentile" is from Romans 1:16 and 2:9,10. The Jews were a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ: Gal 3:24.
Like 'barren' Rachel and the Old Covenant came first, but were followed by fruitful Leah and the New Covenant.
The Old Covenant emphasis was on the male (to bring forth the promised Seed, 1Pet1:23), but the New Covenant emphasis is on the New Birth and the fruitful female.The Old Covenant precept (teaching) was how Moses was assigned to lead Israel to the Promised Land, so we in the New Covenant era would understand about Jesus coming to lead us to Heaven.
Moses told the Tribes: "God will raise up unto thee a prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me.." Deut18:15. That would be Jesus! Moses was the baby who floated down the Nile to a people foreign to him, just as Jesus came as a baby, in a 'body prepared', bringing salvation to all races and colors of mankind.
Bible scholars claim there were two (2) authors of the Book of Isaiah, and that the second writer took over beginning with chapter forty. Somehow they seem to have overlooked the obvious: that the Book of Isaiah (known as a messianic prophetical book) has sixty-six chapters, divided (NATURALLY!) into the first 39 and the last 27. Just like the Bible itself!!
The "first writer", they think, concludes with chapter 39, but they neglect to point out how his final four chapters, 36-39, are all about the great King Hezekiah and providing more details than in the 2Kings or 2Chronicles records. A hint of the four gospels to come, no doubt, by the Holy Ghostwriter Himself. 2Pet1:21.
39 books in the Old Testament: 3 and 32,
+ 27 (33) books in the New Testament = 66The Book of Lamentations has just five chapters: The 3rd chapter has 66 verses, but the other chapters each have 22 verses. Except for chapter five, Lamentations is totally acrostic; based on the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet. It's another reason I believe there were five crosses at Calvary (not just the traditional three); and that Jesus was in the midst of two thieves AND two malefactors.
"Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world". Acts 15:18
Count the number of chapters in the 27 books of the New Testament – comes to 260. Count the number of chapters in the 39 books of the Old Testament -- comes to 929. Together makes 1189. 1189/2 = 594.5 would be the Center of the Bible (chapterwise), and that proves to be at Psalm 118. Psalms:118:15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. Yes, each of the 150 psalms count as a ‘chapter’. There are 594 chapters AHEAD of Psalm 118, and 594 chapters which FOLLOW. Psalm 118 has 29 verses, so verse 15 would be the middle, or center, of that chapter. There’s more: We all know the 119th Psalm is our LONGEST psalm with it’s 8x22 acrostic design. Has anyone noticed how Psalm 117 is the SHORTEST, with only two verses? Psalms:117:1: O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. 117:2: For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD. The Genesis-Joseph was a prophet and he told the Pharaoh in Genesis 41:32 “For that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass”. Imagine that! And here we see two different ways of zeroing in on the MIDDLE OF THE BIBLE.
Bible Logic (logos)
Who figures out these things? It would be a rare thing if it worked
like this unless the total number of books of the Bible is exactly sixty-six(66).
Adding or subtracting a book would throw the whole thing off.
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