What is the significance of number 11 in the Bible and what is the meaning of it?


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"Behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me"
The second prophecy of Joseph (cp. Gen. 37:7) is fulfilled in his lifetime.

► The sun and the moon and the eleven stars

A symbol of Israel, the sun representing Jacob, the moon his wives, and the eleven stars his eleven sons (cp. 12 stars, Rev. 12:1).

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Mini Kenneth Heck
From: http://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/11.html

The number eleven is important in that it can symbolize disorder, chaos and judgment. In the Bible, 11 is used twenty-four times and "11th" can be found 19 times. Coming after 10 (which represents law and responsibility), the number eleven represents the opposite - the irresponsibility of breaking the Law, which brings disorder and judgment.

In Genesis 11, men rebelled against God and built the tower of Babel. He judged them by confusing their language, resulting in chaos.

Jehoiakim, one of the last kings over Judah, ruled for 11 years (609 to 598 B.C.). His successor, King Jehoiachin, ruled for only three months before the Babylonians took control of Jerusalem in 597 B.C. and took him captive. After overcoming the city, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon set up Zedekiah as a puppet ruler of Judea. Zedekiah, however, soon rebelled against his masters. His reign is ended in 586 B.C., after only 11 years, when Nebuchadnezzar once again conquered Jerusalem but this time he destroyed the city and burned its temple to the ground. Any Jews that remained alive were taken captive.

The apostle John saw 11 things in connection with the final judgment (Revelation 20:12 - 14).

The dukes of Edom (Edom was another name for Esau, Jacob's brother) were eleven in number. 

Also, it was the 11th horn of the 10-horned beast that came up last and plucked up three other horns (Dan 7:8).

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