As we continue to look at the significance of numbers in the Bible, we next examine the number five. Often the number five represents death!
The first occurrence in relationship to death appears in Genesis 5:5 (a mere coincidence?) as it speaks of the death of Adam. (Yes I know that Abel was killed in chapter four; he did not simply die.)
Ananias dies in Acts 5:5, “And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.”
The death chapters in our Bible are Genesis 5 and Romans 5.
Benjamin received five times as much as his brothers. Benjamin’s mother died when he was born.
Earth was a dead planet until the fifth day.
In II Samuel 2:23; 3:27; 4:6; and 20:10 we read of men who died because of wounds in the fifth rib area.
In I Samuel 6:4 we read of five golden emerods and five golden mice that were needed to atone for the Philistines’ sins and to keep them from dying.
We know that Jesus used five loaves and said those who ate of that bread would die.
David took five stones to slay Goliath.
Christ had five wounds when He died.
It is just interesting to me… I hope it is to you as well.
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