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What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by mattyboy007(m): 11:52am On Sep 03, 2017
So I was in Sunday school this morning and a question was ask on the significance of 40 in the Bible and no one could give a vivid explanation.


Here are some examples of the Bible’s use of the number 40.

In the Old Testament, when God destroyed the
earth with water, He caused it to rain 40 days and 40 nights (Genesis 7:12). After Moses killed the Egyptian, he fled to Midian, where he spent 40 years in the desert tending flocks (Acts 7:30). Moses was on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights (Exodus 24:18). Moses interceded on Israel’s behalf for 40 days and 40 nights (Deuteronomy 9:18, 25). The Law specified a maximum number of lashes a man could receive for a crime, setting the limit at 40 (Deuteronomy 25:3). The Israelite spies took 40 days to spy out Canaan (Numbers 13:25). The Israelites wandered for 40 years (Deuteronomy 8:2-5). Before Samson’s deliverance, Israel served the Philistines for 40 years (Judges 13:1). Goliath taunted Saul’s army for 40 days before David arrived to slay him (1 Samuel 17:16). When Elijah fled from Jezebel, he traveled 40 days and 40 nights to Mt. Horeb (1 Kings 19:cool.

The number 40 also appears in the prophecies of Ezekiel (4:6; 29:11-13) and Jonah (3:4).

In the New Testament, Jesus was tempted for 40 days and 40 nights (Matthew 4:2). There were 40 days between Jesus’ resurrection and ascension (Acts 1:3)

Bible scholer in the house come and help out.

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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by THUNDAR(m): 11:55am On Sep 03, 2017
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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by sundilazo(m): 3:05pm On Sep 03, 2017
"40"....endtime number

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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by UnknownT: 3:05pm On Sep 03, 2017
A fool at 40

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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by dust144(m): 3:05pm On Sep 03, 2017
Nice research

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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by Nobody: 3:06pm On Sep 03, 2017
Isn't numerology a sin?

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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by Litesanti(m): 3:06pm On Sep 03, 2017
nice work
Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by slyd90(m): 3:07pm On Sep 03, 2017
Thought the bible said something about age 40...
...Bible Scholars

A Fool at 40grin

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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by doctorkush(m): 3:08pm On Sep 03, 2017
all my exams in school I got 40 . cool



no wonder i didn't graduate with distinction

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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by Charles1110(m): 3:08pm On Sep 03, 2017
good one
Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by folaniyi3: 3:08pm On Sep 03, 2017
wow this is great attention and lesson for me i must find out and make meaningful out of it meh
Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by sewizzy(m): 3:08pm On Sep 03, 2017
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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by orisa37: 3:08pm On Sep 03, 2017
mattyboy007:
So I was in Sunday school this morning and a question was ask on the significance of 40 in the Bible and no one could give a vivid explanation.


Here are some examples of the Bible’s use of the number 40.

In the Old Testament, when God destroyed the
earth with water, He caused it to rain 40 days and 40 nights (Genesis 7:12). After Moses killed the Egyptian, he fled to Midian, where he spent 40 years in the desert tending flocks (Acts 7:30). Moses was on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights (Exodus 24:18). Moses interceded on Israel’s behalf for 40 days and 40 nights (Deuteronomy 9:18, 25). The Law specified a maximum number of lashes a man could receive for a crime, setting the limit at 40 (Deuteronomy 25:3). The Israelite spies took 40 days to spy out Canaan (Numbers 13:25). The Israelites wandered for 40 years (Deuteronomy 8:2-5). Before Samson’s deliverance, Israel served the Philistines for 40 years (Judges 13:1). Goliath taunted Saul’s army for 40 days before David arrived to slay him (1 Samuel 17:16). When Elijah fled from Jezebel, he traveled 40 days and 40 nights to Mt. Horeb (1 Kings 19:cool.

The number 40 also appears in the prophecies of Ezekiel (4:6; 29:11-13) and Jonah (3:4).

In the New Testament, Jesus was tempted for 40 days and 40 nights (Matthew 4:2). There were 40 days between Jesus’ resurrection and ascension (Acts 1:3)

Bible scholer in the house come and help out.


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Welldone.

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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by Sunofgod(m): 3:08pm On Sep 03, 2017
Its a book of numerology nobody today actually understands....... except money making pastors,

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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by magoo10(m): 3:08pm On Sep 03, 2017
40 is a significant number no wonder they say a fool at 40 is a fool forever,some of the present dullard leaders have been fools since their 40 years ,it is not surprising to know that they will be fools forever.

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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by Nobody: 3:09pm On Sep 03, 2017
Are you serious? Well nice to know even though my mind the do me double.
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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by free2ryhme: 3:09pm On Sep 03, 2017
mattyboy007:
So I was in Sunday school this morning and a question was ask on the significance of 40 in the Bible and no one could give a vivid explanation.


Here are some examples of the Bible’s use of the number 40.

In the Old Testament, when God destroyed the
earth with water, He caused it to rain 40 days and 40 nights (Genesis 7:12). After Moses killed the Egyptian, he fled to Midian, where he spent 40 years in the desert tending flocks (Acts 7:30). Moses was on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights (Exodus 24:18). Moses interceded on Israel’s behalf for 40 days and 40 nights (Deuteronomy 9:18, 25). The Law specified a maximum number of lashes a man could receive for a crime, setting the limit at 40 (Deuteronomy 25:3). The Israelite spies took 40 days to spy out Canaan (Numbers 13:25). The Israelites wandered for 40 years (Deuteronomy 8:2-5). Before Samson’s deliverance, Israel served the Philistines for 40 years (Judges 13:1). Goliath taunted Saul’s army for 40 days before David arrived to slay him (1 Samuel 17:16). When Elijah fled from Jezebel, he traveled 40 days and 40 nights to Mt. Horeb (1 Kings 19:cool.

The number 40 also appears in the prophecies of Ezekiel (4:6; 29:11-13) and Jonah (3:4).

In the New Testament, Jesus was tempted for 40 days and 40 nights (Matthew 4:2). There were 40 days between Jesus’ resurrection and ascension (Acts 1:3)

Bible scholer in the house come and help out.



You have started with your lies
Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by ranson(m): 3:11pm On Sep 03, 2017
The number 40 (days or years) signifies sufficient time for maturity and readiness to launch out.

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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by free2ryhme: 3:11pm On Sep 03, 2017
Oga, 40 is just 40 leave it at that and don't attach any sensationalism to it.

The bible didnot attach any significance to it and so it is unnecessary

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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by King4Roller: 3:12pm On Sep 03, 2017
A fool at 40 is a fool forever.
Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by holluwai(m): 3:13pm On Sep 03, 2017
$40 million ni mo fe o wink

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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by petkoffdrake2(m): 3:16pm On Sep 03, 2017
Praise God!
Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by Nobody: 3:18pm On Sep 03, 2017
Great news!
Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by otubulu2017: 3:21pm On Sep 03, 2017
ehimeayeni:
Great news!
How is this news?
Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by soberdrunk(m): 3:21pm On Sep 03, 2017
The Bible specified a maximum number of lashes a man could receive for a crime as "40 lashes"....... angry

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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by Vesuvius(m): 3:22pm On Sep 03, 2017
mattyboy007:
So I was in Sunday school this morning and a question was ask on the significance of 40 in the Bible and no one could give a vivid explanation.


Here are some examples of the Bible’s use of the number 40.

In the Old Testament, when God destroyed the
earth with water, He caused it to rain 40 days and 40 nights (Genesis 7:12). After Moses killed the Egyptian, he fled to Midian, where he spent 40 years in the desert tending flocks (Acts 7:30). Moses was on Mount Sinai for 40 days and 40 nights (Exodus 24:18). Moses interceded on Israel’s behalf for 40 days and 40 nights (Deuteronomy 9:18, 25). The Law specified a maximum number of lashes a man could receive for a crime, setting the limit at 40 (Deuteronomy 25:3). The Israelite spies took 40 days to spy out Canaan (Numbers 13:25). The Israelites wandered for 40 years (Deuteronomy 8:2-5). Before Samson’s deliverance, Israel served the Philistines for 40 years (Judges 13:1). Goliath taunted Saul’s army for 40 days before David arrived to slay him (1 Samuel 17:16). When Elijah fled from Jezebel, he traveled 40 days and 40 nights to Mt. Horeb (1 Kings 19:cool.

The number 40 also appears in the prophecies of Ezekiel (4:6; 29:11-13) and Jonah (3:4).

In the New Testament, Jesus was tempted for 40 days and 40 nights (Matthew 4:2). There were 40 days between Jesus’ resurrection and ascension (Acts 1:3)

Bible scholer in the house come and help out.




The number 40 is a watershed in divinity. In simple terms it means that it signifies a limit or turning point in a man's situation. That's why it usually shows up in remarkable situations in the Bible to portray that a limit has reached for the particular ordeal to change. YOU CAN CALL IT A TRANSITION POINT.

Bible is one book that portrays the importance of some numbers e.g. Numbers 7 signifies perfection, 6 signifies the number of man (man was created on the sixth day. Bible even said it when describing antichrist ala 666 in Revelations 13:18). Numbers 3, 12 etc also have various symbolisms in the Bible.

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Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by eraly(m): 3:25pm On Sep 03, 2017
JESUS Christ fasted for 40days and 40nights
Re: What Is The Significance Of 40 In The Bible? by fisfat(m): 3:26pm On Sep 03, 2017
Many people that stood out in the bible fasted for 40 days and 40 night
Jesus
Joshua
Moses
Elijah

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