Monday, September 10, 2012

The Mysterious Number 40

The number 40 pops up quite a lot in Scripture:

The Flood (Gen 7);
The Wilderness (Numbers 14);
Corporal punishment (Deut. 25);
Mikva'ot (1 Kings 7);
The Temptation of Yeshua (Matt 4:2; Luke 4:2; Mark 1:13);
The days between the first blowing of the shofar in Elul until Yom Kippur.

40 is end and beginning, death and life, destruction and renewal.

May you all be renewed as we approach Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.


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