Numerics in the Bible (continued)
If the number seven represents completion or perfection, then the number eight refers to “newness” or a new beginning.
Consider that the first occurrence is with Noah and his family. They were a family of eight that would populate the New earth following the Great Flood. In Genesis 7:7 we find that there were eight family members.
The first time that we actually find the number eight is in Genesis 17:12, “And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.” This verse deals with circumcision on the eighth day of every Jewish male baby. Again, this illustrates new life.
The seven sons of Jesse are listed in the Old Testament but the eighth son, David, is a type of Christ and introduced a new order in Israel.
The eighth day is the beginning of a new week. The Jewish Sabbath was on the seventh day. Jesus rose the eighth day and introduced a new order.
The sheaf of the first fruits was to be waved before the Lord on the eighth day or “the morrow after the Sabbath,” I Corinthians 15:23.
The Feast of Pentecost was begun on the eighth day and signified the sending of the Holy Spirit who ushered in a new dispensation.
After seven dispensations have run their course, there will be a New Heaven and a New Earth.
I hope you find numerology in the Bible as interesting as I do?
Enjoy a super fantastic day – today!