Summary: ELEVEN is found 47 times in our KJ Bible; the number ELEVEN is associated usually with JUDGMENT AND DISORDER all through the Bible.
#14~ ELEVEN~ BIBLE NUMBER MEANINGS 1-21-12
~~ NUMBER ELEVEN USUALLY DENOTES JUDGMENT AND DISORDER ~~
ELEVEN is found 47 times in our KJ Bible; the number ELEVEN is associated usually with JUDGMENT AND DISORDER all through the Bible.
Let me point out once again for a better understanding of what I'm going to say, there are (4) numbers that are said to be numbers that relate to perfection and completion, each of these are different than the other three, and the four numbers are,--3--7--10 --12.
Three denotes divine perfection; --Seven denotes spiritual perfection; --Ten denotes orderly perfection, and twelve denotes governmental perfection.
Listen; since ten is the number which denotes orderly perfection and ELEVEN is one more than TEN; then eleven is an addition to it bringing DISORDER.
Listen, since twelve denotes governmental perfection and obviously ELEVEN falls one short of TWELVE bringing DISORDER.
So that whether we regard it as being 10 + 1, or 12 - 1, it is the number which marks, disorder, disorganization, imperfection, and disintegration.
Number TEN represents the LAW and RESPONSIBILITY. Eleven of coarse follows TEN therefore a broken Law and Responsibility always brings JUDGMENT and DISORDER.
In Genesis 9:18-22 we read; And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.
19These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread. 20And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:
In other words Noah farmed the land, and in time he planted a vineyard, we don't know how much time, maybe several years passed, we do know that Noah now had grandchildren.
21And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
For some one to say that Ham committed some sort of sex act on Noah is pure speculation, most likely when Ham went out side Noah's tent he made some kind of perverted remark to his two brothers Japheth and Shem.
22And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
What I'm about to say now is certainly speculation no one can say for sure all that took place, but perhaps when Noah awoke and realized the attitude and disrespectful and suggestive maybe jokingly remarks of Ham, he cursed Ham's 4th son Canaan.
Paraphrase-- "Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren."
Why does Noah curse Canaan instead of Ham? Noah evidently knew that sexual perversion is linked with parental influence. Noah knew that Ham's tolerance of perversiveness, and his delight in it, would break out in an intensified form in at least one of his four sons, Noah being guided by divine wisdom knew that this inherited evil would be intensified in Canaan, so the curse is pronounced upon Canaan.
Listen; in Genesis 10:15-18 it says that Canaan had ELEVEN sons.
15And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn, and Heth,16And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite, 17And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite, 18And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
In Jeremiah 52:1 it is said that Zedekiah reigned ELEVEN years in Jerusalem. He was a wicked king.
Verse 2- And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord." -- Verse 5 Jerusalem was besieged by the king of Babylon until the ELEVENTH year of Zedekiah's reign.
Verse 7-9-- Then Zedekiah was captured and taken to Babylon and JUDGMENT was given upon him. So here again, ELEVEN is shown connected with JUDGMENT.
At Kadesh, sometimes called Kadesh-Bamea, the children of Israel brought JUDGMENT upon themselves by refusing to go up and possess the Promised Land after the twelve spies had returned.
They were condemned to wander in the wilderness until forty years were over, and until all who were 20 years old and upward when they had been numbered had died, with the exception of Joshua and Caleb.--Numbers 13:25 to 14:31. --- Deuteronomy 1:2
"There are ELEVEN days journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir unto Kadesh-Barnea."
That ELEVEN day's journey brought them to the place where JUDGMENT was passed upon them. One more day would have carried them to the complete administration of all those wonderful laws which God had given them.
The area of Sinai is often called Horeb. (Deut. 5:2-27 and Exodus 19:1 to 20:19).
At Horeb, or Sinai is where the LAW, represented by the number TEN, was given. ELEVEN is one more than TEN.
Notice how that the number ELEVEN should is found right-after Horeb, and that those ELEVEN days brought Israel to a place of JUDGMENT.
It surely was not a coincidence; it was so designed by our Great God who inspired the Scriptures to show us the connection between the Law and Judgment. A broken LAW always brings JUDGMENT