Summary: The number THIRTEEN is associated with DEPRAVITY AND REBELLION, with evil or badness. Thirteen is found 15 times in our KJ Bible, all are in the O.T ~~none in the N.T.
#16~THIRTEEN~ BIBLE NUMBER MEANINGS 2-4-12
The number THIRTEEN is associated with DEPRAVITY AND REBELLION, with evil or badness.
Thirteen is found 15 times in our KJ Bible, all are in the O.T ~~none in the N.T.
In John 13:26 *(2x13) we read about Judas Iscariot. (13) And we notice that his name, "Judas Iscariot" as we refer to him, has 13 letters in it.
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.
Nimrod, the chief rebel after the flood, was the THIRTEENTH in the line of Ham. In their THIRTEENTH year of servitude, the kings of the nations rebelled.
Genesis 14:4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled
Twelve represents the Government of God and THIRTEEN represents the governments of men in rebellion against God. They were trying to get too Heaven another way.
Here both numbers are used, TWELVE which represents the GOVERNMENT BY DIVINE AUTHORITY, and THIRTEEN representing REBELLION AGAINST GOD.
* Moses wrote of Israel's 21 rebellions in Deuteronomy 31:27
For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; ---
When this scriptural reference is added vertically, (3 + 1 + 2 + 7), we get THIRTEEN, the number of rebellion.
Haman the Agagite had a decree signed on the THIRTEENTH day of the first month that on the THIRTEENTH day of the 12th month all Jews in the Persian Empire were to be killed Esther 3:8-13-----
We all know the story; Haman winds up on the gallows that he prepared for Mordecai, Esther's
Cousin, Haman is a good picture of the tyrant of Persia today, "Iran" he'll eventually hang his self as he is bent on destroying the Jews.
And let me say right here, Iran will never drop a nuclear bomb on Israel because God has already said in
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; ---
The dragon, a symbol for Satan, is found THIRTEEN times in the Revelation. Satan is behind all rebellion against God.
(12:3; 12:4; 12:7 (Twice); 12:9; 12:13; 12:16; 12:17; 13:2; 13:4; 13:11; 16:13;
In Rev. THIRTEEN 11-12 we find the satanic trinity: 11And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; (false prophet) and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (Satan) 12And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him,--(antichrist)
We believe the Church of Rome will head up the one world church once the True Church has been taken out of this world, and that the Pope will be the FALSE PROPHET.
* Notice; in the title of the HARLOT CHURCH, there are THIRTEEN words in it.
Rev.17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
THIRTEEN times the phrase, "For ever and ever" is used in the Book of Revelation.
Jesus mentions THIRTEEN things when He gave a picture of the REBELLIOUS and DEPRAVED heart of man, in
Mark 7:21-22 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed (1) evil thoughts, (2) adulteries, (3) fornications, (4) murders, (5) thefts, (6) covetousness, (7) wickedness, (8) deceit, (9) lasciviousness, (10) an evil eye, (11) blasphemy,'(12) pride, (13) foolishness.
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
This is certainly a good picture of a DEPRAVED heart, regardless of how much fallen man may resent this picture; this is what Jesus the Son of God has spoken against him.
In Romans 1:29-31 there are TWENTY THREE things listed against sinful man. The THIRTEENTH is "Haters of God".
How did it happen that the THIRTEENTH in the list was "Haters of God"? There can be but one answer: THIRTEEN is the number for the depraved, rebellious, sinful nature of man.
Being depraved in his nature, he is a hater of God.
Romans 8:7 The carnal mind is enmity** (hostile) against God." This is something for those to consider who deny the doctrine of DEPRAVITY.
Counting the Levitical tribe there were THIRTEEN divisions of the nation Israel. Jacob had twelve sons.
Genesis 35: 23-26 Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: 23The sons of Leah; Reuben, Jacob's firstborn, and Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Zebulun: 24The sons of Rachel; Joseph, and Benjamin: 25And the sons of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid; Dan, and Naphtali: 26And the sons of Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; Gad, and Asher: these are the sons of Jacob, which were born to him in Padanaram