What is the significance of '40 days' in the Bible?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The number 40 shows up often in the Bible. Because 40 appears so often in contexts dealing with judgment or testing, many scholars understand it to be the number of "probation" or "trial." This doe...

July 01 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

Imag0495 Lynn Willis Obedient Daughter of the High King of the Universe
I just want to add that while there may be special meaning to 40 to God, He has not revealed it to us, as yet. I truly believe there is a special meaning to 40 because everything in the Bible is there for a specific reason... and I don't believe 40 as a recurring number/theme is just happenstance.

For me personally 40 has huge relevance for I did drugs and all kinds of sinning for 40 years until I finally heard God's call and was saved. So 40 for me means a LOT!

God is the ultimate mathematician. He created all so He also created all systems of relationship, and all sciences rely on math, and mathematics is a language all its own, with applications and meanings and answers hidden beneath the language of numbers and their relationship. If you doubt this at all take calculus!

Science has always reinforced for me the existence of God, even before I was saved. Point in fact: recently a DNA nebula was found in the far outreaches of space. From telescopic to microscopic God created relationship and theme! 

But in short, this video demonstrates the beauty and symmetry of math in simple aesthetic art. When I first saw this video it made me wonder to myself "I wonder if that is how God created everything... with a thought of a specific vision of 'things'....

Enjoy! Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb4OrqPBQyA


December 28 2014 3 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
The phrase “40 days” is mentioned in the Bible more than 20 times – some in the Old Testament and some in the New Testament. --Whitney Hopler

Here are highlights of those instances:
40 Days
Of rain, at the time of the flood, Gen. 7:17; of flood, before sending forth the raven, Gen. 8:6.
For embalming, Gen. 50:3.
Of fasting: By Moses, Ex. 24:18; 34:28; Deut. 9:9, 25; Elijah, 1 Kings 19:8; Jesus, Matt. 4:2.
Spies in the land of promise, Num. 13:25.
Of probation, given to the Ninevites, Jonah 3:4.
Christ's stay after the resurrection, Acts 1:3.
Symbolical, Ezek. 4:6.

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