By Dr. Peter S. Ruckman
Numbers, like colours, have common importance. The mathematical phenomena provided the following turn out the Bible to be supernaturally encouraged, written, and preserved.
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It isn't Ishmael; it's Isaac. D. (if our calendar is correct). All right, that is all that I can do with numbers and I confess ignorance for the rest of them. Perhaps they can be figured. Sixty is certainly six, the number of man, times ten, the number of the Gentiles. Fifty is plainly the Gentile number multiplied by the number of death, five. Seventy is plainly a Gentile number with a seven slapped onto it that indicates completion, and the seventy elders of Israel are set up as the seventy, and there is the LXX--Gentiles trying to imitate them with a Greek translation down in Alexandria, Egypt, which undoubtedly they never made.
This is of course because there are twelve hours in a day and twelve hours in a night. As I've said before, the findings on it are inconclusive. The Number TWELVE Now when we come to the number Twelve we're on solid ground again. There are twelve saved nations in eternity because in Deuteronomy 32:7,8 we read that the Lord God set the boundaries of the nations according to the number of the children of Israel. There are twelve children of Israel, and they have twelve breastplate stones that represent them back there in making the breastplate in the book of Exodus.
Then you have seven notes on the musical scale. There is not a piece of music that came from the pen of Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, Tschaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Schumann, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Handel, RimskiKorsakov--not a one of them ever penned anything that used any more than seven notes. You see the black notes on a piano are not true notes; they're what you call half notes. The notes are the white notes, and when you get on the eighth note, you're playing the same one as the first one because an octave up from the first one is eight.