05.11.2015

## The meaning of numbers in the bible

According to the ancient art of Feng Shui,  the bamboo itself is supposedly filled with peaceful and wise energy. Lucky bamboo is also given to people who are sick or depressed to help them through the recovery process. If you’re looking to bring lucky bamboo into your home, or send it to someone who needs a little luck, simply contact your local florist.
Taking that same thoughtful approach, I've written this summary on the Chinese meaning of numbers to offer a fresh perspective into numeric meanings. Right out of the gate, it's good to recognize the energetic polarity between odd and even numbers in the immensely keen Chinese philosophical mind.
If we bear this distinction in our thoughts, we've got a head start in our Chinese meaning of numbers and interpretations. The Tao puts it best: "One begets two" in this little snippet the whole existence of numbers comes marching into our awareness.
We've met the father of the children of numbers (number one), and number two is the mother of the numeric empire. The first offspring from the union of numbers 1 and 2, number three (san) is forever linked with the sanctity of life, progeny and childbirth.
I get the feeling of guardianship, structure and grounded-ness in the collective of Chinese meaning of numbers. Seven is the number of a perfectly completed cycle, as each phase of the moon lasts for seven days (the four phases of the moon form a complete cycle).
The number eight in context of Chinese meaning of numbers represents a feeling of inclusion.
If we consider each of these initial numbers as a pathway into ever increasing complexity and higher knowledge, the nine will be our precipice of our understanding. Along with the correspondences I've mentioned for each number, many Chinese meaning of numbers come from the feel or sound of the word. Further, if you continue your study of this culture's perspective of numbers (and you should, because this list of summaries is painfully brief), you're going to learn certain numbers are considered "luck" (auspicious) and other considered "unlucky" (inauspicious).

I believe luck is what we make of it, and that auspiciousness is in the eye of the beholder. Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion.
This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols.
Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happing to us. Archeological discoveries continue to shed light on the mystery of the origin of the alphabet.
The two earliest forms of writing were the cuneiform script of the city-states (Uruk and Ur) of Sumer in Mesopotamia, and the hieroglyphs of Egypt. A new type of script with about 90-100 signs, documented by ten monumental inscriptions in stone and bronze, dated as early as circa 2000 BC, was unearthed in Byblos from 1928 to 1932 by Maurice Dunand, and is known as the Byblos Syllabary or the Proto-Byblian script. The sarcophagus of Ahiram, King of Byblos about 1250 BC, was unearthed by the French archaeologist Pierre Montet in 1923. Phoenicia is the name given to those city-states that grew on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and were identified as centers of trade in ancient times. The Phoenicians developed the alphabet circa 1400-1250 BC in order to communicate with the diverse cultures and tongues of their maritime trading partners. The word Bible, which means "the book," is derived from the city of Byblos, which was a trading source for papyrus, the writing material for early books. Further differentiation led to the Latin alphabet, the origin of our modern Western alphabet.
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I just love them as oracles because they are so painfully simplistic yet vast in complexity (it's that duality thing that really sets me on the jazz about numbers). Indeed, number four is symbolic of Earth to Chinese philosophy and the square (with its four points) is the Chinese symbol for earth.
What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism.
The inscription on the tomb was written in the Phoenician script of Byblos and to date is the earliest witness of considerable length to the Phoenician alphabet. It makes a great gift for open houses, grand openings, award or achievement ceremonies and other auspicious occasions. The introduction of a third aspect or ingredient changes the face of energetic lineage (both in numerical and general sense) entirely. Arabic expressed the original sounds of the Phoenician alphabet and later expanded with the use of diacritical dots to further distinguish pronunciation. Tradition holds that Ezra adopted the Aramaic square script alphabet in place of the Paleo-Hebrew alphabet during the post-exilic Restoration of Israel in the fifth century BC.
It remained predominant through the seventh century AD until the rise of Arabic, but persists even today in isolated villages in the Middle East. As the Aramaic alphabet became the Hebrew alphabet, Hebrew papyri and parchments were then primarily written in Aramaic script.
The Biblical Hebrew text available to us today is thus written in the Hebrew language with the adopted Imperial Aramaic alphabet.
Ephrem's Commentary on Tatian's Diatessaron, a harmony of the four Gospels composed circa 170 AD, was discovered by Sir Chester Beatty in 1957 in the Coptic Monastery of Deir es-Suriani in Wadi Natrun, Egypt.