If you have read the Bible, you might have noticed that there are plenty of references to numbers. Such as the number 666 (the number of the Beast), the number 777 (the number of the Lord), the numbers 3, 7, etc. This is an analyzing article in which we compare the Bible’s view on the biblical numbers with the theory of Chaldean numerology.
Biblical numerology numbers
In this article, we’re going to systematically run through all single biblical numerology numbers from 1-9. Here we’ll quote from biblestudy.org what the numbers mean according to the Bible, and then we’ll review if there are similar views or divergent views on the numbers according to Chaldean numerology.
Number 1 in biblical numerology
According to Biblestudy.org, we get this definition of the single number 1: “The number 1 is only divisible by itself. It is independent of any other numerals yet composes them all. It symbolizes in the Bible the unity and primacy, and the oneness of the Godhead. What is known as the Shema (or Shema Yisrael), a quote of verse four in Deuteronomy 6:4 that is often used in Jewish prayer services, attests to this fact.
The number 1 also represents the unity between God the Father and His Son Jesus (John 10:30). Jesus, by his singular sacrifice, has made possible the forgiveness of al our sins. He is the one Mediator and Shepherd (1Timothy 2:5; John 10:16) in the life of a Christian.
According to Chaldean numerology, number 1 is also a number of unity and oneness. Furthermore, it’s a number that goes up in all other numbers, and therefore according to Chaldean numerology, people who are represented by the number 1 tend to reflect other people’s personalities to themselves like a mirror, which makes number 1 people often loved and hated. According to Chaldean numerology, the number 1 is considered as a holy number and the gateway to divine wisdom. This is similar to the Bible aspect “It symbolizes in the Bible the unity and primacy, and the oneness of the Godhead.”
Number 2 in biblical numerology
According to Biblestudy.org, we get this definition of the single number 2: “The number 2 conveys the meaning of a union, division or the verification of facts by witnesses. A man and woman, though two in number, are made one in marriage (Genesis 2:23 – 24). There is also the union between Christ and the church (see 1Corinthians 12).
The testimony of God is divided into Old and New Testaments. His agreements with mankind are divided into Old and New Covenants. And, though 2 in number, God the Father and God the Son (Jesus Christ) compose a single Godhead.
The first man, Adam, sinned and brought death and destruction into the world. Jesus, however, as the second (or last) Adam brings the hope of the resurrection and eternal life (1Corinthians 15:21 – 22, 45 – 49).”
According to Chaldean numerology, the number 2 is considered a number of duality and polarity – also like the aspect of day and night, man and woman, life and death, good and bad etc. Furthermore, according to Chaldean numerology, number 2 is considered a number of creativity, emotions, and idealism.
These aspects are similar to those in the Bible like: “A man and woman, though two in number, are made one in marriage”. According to the ancient philosophy of Chaldean numerology, everything is a spectrum like a man and a woman. They are two poles of the same thing which in this case is gender. Thereby Chaldean numerology agrees that despite polarity, all is one seen from a higher perspective.
Number 3 in biblical numerology
According to Biblestudy.org, we get this definition of the single number 3: “The number 3 is used 467 times in the Bible. It pictures completeness, though to a lesser degree than 7. The meaning of this number derives from the fact that it is the first of four spiritually perfect numerals (the others being 7, 10, and 12). The 3 righteous patriarchs before the flood were Abel, Enoch, and Noah. After the deluge, there was the righteous “fathers” Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (later renamed Israel).
There are 27 books in the New Testament, which is 3 x 3 x 3, or completeness to the third power.
Jesus prayed three times in the Garden of Gethsemane before His arrest. He was placed on the cross at the 3rd hour of the day (9 a.m.) and died at the 9th hour (3 p.m.). There were 3 hours of darkness that covered the land while Jesus was suffering on the cross from the 6th hour to the 9th hour. Three is the number of resurrection. Christ was dead for three full days and three full nights, a total of 72 hours, before being resurrected on Saturday, April 8, just before sunset.“
According to Chaldean numerology, the number 3 represents the personality trait called the “masculine winner mentality”. This means that the number 3 represents expansion, growth and a strong will to never give up and never give in.
Furthermore, the number 3 also represents respect and understanding of the law, the legal system, and the number 3 represents justice and justice that also help to protect the weak. The number 3 is also about seeing everything from a higher perspective, and the ability to make plans and strategy. Here it’s interesting that the Bible mentions: “The 3 righteous patriarchs”, as the number 3 represents righteous behavior according to Chaldean numerology. Furthermore, according to Chaldean numerology, the number 3 is the first number of the “heavenly triad”, which consists of the numbers: 3, 6, and 9.
In the Bible, it reads: ”It pictures completeness…” It’s also interesting that the number 9 is mentioned so many times in correlation with the number 3, as the number 9 is the final number of the “heavenly triad” according to Chaldean numerology.
Here we see some significant similarities between the Bible and Chaldean numerology.
Number 4 in biblical numerology
According to Biblestudy.org, we get this definition of the single number 4: “The number 4 derives its meaning from creation. On the fourth day of what is called ‘creation week’ God completed the material universe. On this day he brought into existence our sun, the moon, and all the stars (Genesis 1:14 – 19). Their purpose was not only to give off light but also to divide the day from the night on earth, thus becoming a basic demarcation of time. They were also made to be a type of signal that would mark off the days, years, and seasons.
Interestingly, the Hebrew word for ‘seasons’ in Genesis 1:14 is moed (Strong’s Concordance #H4150), which literally translated is “appointed times” (divine appointments) in reference to God’s festivals. This is the earliest known allusion to what would later be called the Holy (or Feast) days (periods) of worship, which are seven in number.
The 4th of the Ten Commandments is to remember and keep God’s holy Sabbath day (Exodus 20:9 – 11). The Sabbath day is tied directly to the creation week. God himself made the period between Friday sunset and Saturday sunset extra special when he rested on it after bringing everything into existence the previous six days (Genesis 2:1 – 3, Exodus 20:11).”
According to Chaldean numerology, the number 4 is about innovation, thinking outside the box, going new ways and doing things that are unlike anything seen before. It’s also a number of understanding science, technology, and math.
Here it’s interesting that the Bible mentions that the fourth day was when the “material universe” was created. According to Chaldean numerology, number 4 also relates to materialism, as number 4 represents the concrete and tangible sides of life. The number 4 relates to anything you can see, hold, and measure.
As the Bible and Chaldean numerology consider the number 4 as a number of materialism and the tangible side of life, we see some similarities between their view on the number 4.
Number 5 in biblical numerology
According to Biblestudy.org, we get this definition of the single number 5:
“The number 5 symbolizes God’s grace, goodness, and favor toward humans and is mentioned 318 times in Scripture. Five is the number of grace, and multiplied by itself, which is 25, is ‘grace upon grace’ (John 1:16). The Ten Commandments contains two sets of 5 commandments. The first five commandments are related to our treatment and relationship with God, and the last five concern our relationship with other humans.”
According to Chaldean numerology, the number 5 is about communication, conveyance, the ability to get along with all types of people, and it’s a number of having a high level of energy to get things done. It’s also a number of movement, travel and the lust for adventure. According to the Bible, the number 5 is a number that represents “God’s grace, goodness, and favor toward humans…”
Here we don’t see any significant similarities.
Number 6 in biblical numerology
According to Biblestudy.org, we get this definition of the single number 6:
“In the Bible, the number 6 symbolizes man and human weakness, the evils of Satan, and the manifestation of sin. Man was created on the sixth day. Men are appointed 6 days to labor.
A Hebrew slave was to serve six years and be released in the 7th year. Six years were appointed for the land to be sown and harvested. The number 6 is also associated with Satan in his temptation of Jesus.”
According to Chaldean numerology, the number 6 represents personal magnetism, seduction, sex appeal, charm, charisma, the ability to mesmerize people and it represents reproduction and fertility. The number 6 also represents stubbornness, manipulation, domination, and toxic personalities.
However according to Chaldean numerology, the number 6 is associated to the Earth element, which keeps people grounded, so they are able to live a healthy life. In Chaldean numerology, the number 6 is a number with some strongly positive aspects, but it also has some unfortunate aspects as those previously mentioned if it’s unbalanced.
According to Chaldean numerology, the number 6 is associated with the female gender, and thereby the number 6 is about receiving rather than giving. The number 6 is the third number of the “Heavenly triad” consisting of the numbers 3, 6 and 9. According to Chaldean numerology, number 3 is about giving and doing. The number 6 is about receiving.
Furthermore, according to Chaldean numerology, the numbers 3 and 6 are dependent on one another like plus and minus in electricity. With a strong presence of the number 3, and the lack of the presence of the number 6, one will give and give, work and work, and never receive any reward for his/ her work. If there is a strong presence of the number 6, and no presence of the number 3, one will suck on other people’s resources and not give anything back. Thereby one will take advantage of other people. Thereby none of these scenarios are good, and with the proper balance, one will work and harvest his/ her reward properly.
So when we compare the number 6 according to Chaldean numerology with the number 6 according to the Bible, we see many similarities: The number 6 is associated with the devil, who is the personification of seduction, charm, and charisma like when he seduced Adam to eat from the apple in the Garden of Eden. However, according to Chaldean numerology, there are also positive sides of the number 6 which are essential to people, such as fertility and reproduction, which is essential in order to ensure the next generation.
Number 7 in biblical numerology
According to Biblestudy.org, we get this definition of the single number 7:
“Used 735 times (54 times in the book of Revelation alone), the number 7 is the foundation of God’s word. If we include with this count how many times ‘sevenfold’ (6) and ‘seventh’ (119) is used, our total jumps to 860 references.
Seven is the number of completeness and perfection (both physical and spiritual). It derives much of its meaning from being tied directly to God’s creation of all things. According to some Jewish traditions, the creation of Adam occurred on September 26, 3760 B.C. (or the first day of Tishri, which is the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar). The word ‘created’ is used 7 times describing God’s creative work (Genesis 1:1, 21, 27 three times; 2:3; 2:4). There are 7 days in a week and God’s Sabbath is on the 7th day.
The Bible, as a whole, was originally divided into 7 major divisions. They are 1) the Law; 2) the Prophets; 3) the Writings, or Psalms; 4) the Gospels and Acts; 5) the General Epistles; 6) the Epistles of Paul, and 7) the book of Revelation. The total number of originally inspired books was forty-nine, or 7 x 7, demonstrating the absolute perfection of the Word of God.”
According to Chaldean numerology, number 7 is a number of intuition, and it represents a person who seeks deeper meaning in life. It’s considered a number of people who tend to believe that there is a higher meaning in everything. Furthermore, the number 7 is associated with strong abilities to look through people and their facades. Ultimately, the number 7 is considered a number of faith, which often leads to religion or/ and spirituality.
The number 7 is also a number of inspirations, emotions, and creativity according to Chaldean numerology.
Here it’s interesting that the 7th division of the Bible is the book of Revelation, as according to Chaldean numerology, the aspect of psychic abilities derives from the number 7. According to the ancient philosophy of Chaldean numerology, revelations and divine wisdom are associated with the number 7.
Therefore, we see some significant similarities between the Bible and Chaldean numerology, as both philosophies see the number 7 as a number of faith and divine wisdom.
Number 8 in biblical numerology
According to Biblestudy.org, we get this definition of the single number 8:
“The number 8 in the Bible represents a new beginning, meaning a new order or creation, and man’s true ‘born again’ event when he is resurrected from the dead into eternal life.
Like the Old Testament Passover lamb, Jesus was selected as the Lamb to take away man’s sins on the Hebrew day of Nisan 10 (April 1, 30 A.D. – John 12: 28 – 29). He was crucified on Nisan 14 (Wednesday, April 5 in 30 A.D.). His resurrection occurred, exactly as he stated, three days and three nights after he was buried, which was at the end of the weekly Sabbath day that fell on Nisan 17 (seventeen symbolizes victory).
Nisan 17 was also the eighth day, counting inclusively, from the time Christ was selected as man’s sacrificial Lamb. All this bears record of Jesus’ perfect sacrifice and His complete victory over death.”
According to Chaldean numerology, the number 8 is considered as the “major destiny number”, and the number 8 is considered as a symbol of eternity, just like the symbol of eternity we know: “∞” is merely the number turned 45 degrees. The number 8 is also considered the number of karma – hereby also: karmic reward and karmic penalty. As the number 8 represents the symbol of eternity, it also means that the changes that are brought forth when the number 8 is represented, are changes that will last forever, or at least for a very long time.
Here we see some significant similarities between the Bible’s view on the number 8 and the Chaldean numerology’s view on the number 8. They both consider the number 8 as a number of destiny. The Bible calls it “new beginning, a new order or creation, and man’s true “born again” event…”, and the Bible also mentions the number 8 in association with “eternal life”.
Number 9 in biblical numerology
According to Biblestudy.org, we get this definition of the single number 8:
”Used 49 times in Scripture, the number 9 symbolizes divine completeness or conveys the meaning of finality. Christ died at the 9th hour of the day, or 3 p.m., to make the way of salvation open to everyone. The Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) is the only one of God’s annual Feast days of worship that requires believers to fast for one day. This special day, considered by many Jews to be the holiest of the year, begins at sunset on day 9 of the seventh Hebrew month (Leviticus 23:32).
The number 9 also represents the fruits of God’s Holy Spirit, which are Faithfulness, Gentleness, Goodness, Joy, Kindness, Long suffering, Love, Peace, and Self-control (Galatians 5:22 – 23).“
According to Chaldean numerology, the number 9 is considered a divine number as it’s the highest single number there is, and to every number you add the number 9, you get a number with the same final sum as the previous one. Furthermore, it’s believed that the number 9 holds aspects of all other numbers, and here we see a similar aspect to that of “completion” mentioned in the Bible.
Furthermore, the number 9 is focused on justice, righteousness and it represents a person with a straight forward behavior. Here we see some similarities with the Bible, as it’s here described as a number of “Faithfulness, Gentleness, Goodness, Joy, Kindness, Long suffering, Love, Peace and Self-control”.
According to Chaldean numerology, it’s mentioned that people who are represented by the number 9 will endure sufferings in their lives in order to make them humble, but it also serves the purpose of making them strong in their character. Furthermore, the Bible mentions “Self-control”. The number 9 is about taking charge, and it’s also a number that focuses on controlling emotions and using them tactically well.
Furthermore, according to Chaldean numerology, the number 9 is considered as the final number of the “Heavenly triad” of 3, 6, and 9, which also comes as a similarity to the Bible’s description of “completeness” and “finality”.
So here we notice that the Bible’s view on the number 9 is very similar to the view of Chaldean numerology on the number 9.
From an overall perspective, we notice that there are many similarities to the theory of the numbers according to the Bible in comparison with Chaldean numerology. The only number in which we saw a mismatch was with the number 5. All the rest were very similar. This suggests that the theory of numbers and numerology is universal.
If you’re interested to know more about the connection between the Bible and Chaldean numerology, see the article The numbers 666 and 777 meaning from a numerologist’s perspective.