The Bible numerology code number 13
The number 13 as we all are aware is related to bad omen. It has the same significance in the Biblical numerology, it is connected with revolts, rebellion, corruption and disintegration. The number thirteen or its multiples in every occurrence in the Bible is related with revolution or a kindred idea. Many superstitions are related to this number of ill-omen. The first occurrence of the number 13 is found in Genesis 14:4 where it is said “Twelve years the served Chedorlaomer, and the thirteenth year they rebelled”. The second occurrence is recorded in reference to Ishmael in Genesis 17:25, he was thirteen years old when Abraham circumcised him and he was admitted to the covenant, and this ended in his rebellion and rejection. So we see every where the number thirteen occurs it is related to apostasy, rebellion and corruption.
The number 13 has always been surrounded with superstition and has been considered dark and related to something bad. The gematria (number assigned to words) of dragon is 975 (975= 13X75). Belial which personifies evil has a gematria of 78 (13X6), Anthropoktonos which means murderer has a value of 1820 (13X40). The names of the Lord and his supporters all have a value which is a multiple of 8 whereas God’s enemies and all those who rebelled have a value which is a multiple of 13. This is a very remarkable observation that all those who apostatized against God their names have a Gematria of thirteen. The destruction of the city of Jericho is also related with the number 13 not because of the gematria but the reason was that the city was compassed once for first six days and then seven times on the last (seventh) day, which makes it a total of thirteen. The serpent, the lion, the tempter all has a gematria which is a multiple of the number thirteen. The scattering of the nation is said to occur in the year of Peleg, the gematria of whose name is a multiple of thirteen. The word ‘zumee’ occurs thirteen times in the New Testament and it is related to corruption. Thus proving that anything that occurs thirteen times or has the number thirteen impresses upon it then it is somehow related to corruption and rebellion and apostasy. The number of famines that have been recorded in the scriptures is also thirteen Genesis 12:10, Genesis 26:1, Genesis 41:54, Ruth 1:1, 2 Samuel 21:1, 1 Kings 18:1, 2 Kings 4:38, 2 Kings 7:4, 2 Kings 25:3, Nehemiah 5:3, Jeremiah 14:1, Luke 15:14, Acts 11:28 and famines cause destruction and disintegration.
If the Gematria of every member of family of Lamech is analysed it will reveal remarkable observations. Lamech and Adah have a Gematria of 169, 169=13X13, the two wives Adah and Zillah 611, 611=13X47, Tubal Cain has a Gematria of 598, 598=13X46, the whole family including the daughter, Naamah equals to a Gematria of 1924, 1924=13X148. There is also a myth which is related with this number thirteen and that is the last supper. This myth has no foundation. The term “last supper” does not occur in the Bible anywhere. It is considered that having thirteen in this supper was unlucky. In the chapter thirteen of the Gospel of Saint John, during the supper with his disciples Jesus declares that one of them is going to betray him and after announcing Judas’s treason Jesus prophesies Peter’s denial. The thirteenth chapter of The Revelation is all about the anti-Christ and the beast. The thirteenth psalm has a line “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God”. There are thirteen evil spirits according to Cabal.
Few words which have a Gematria equal to a multiple of the number thirteen are Moses (351), Joseph (156), Isaac (208), Abraham (104), Torah (611), Jacob (182), Israel (546), Sinai (130). In the Gospel of Saint John Jesus uses thirteen comparisons to tell who he really is. The words sickness, tear, dragon and “Son of God” are used thirteen times in the New Testament. The words carnal and treason are used thirteen times in the Bible.
It is not only co-incidence that the number 13 is related with rebellion and considered a bad omen. Scriptures have ample example to prove that with every occurrence of this number revolt and apostasy are intricately woven. Whether a word occurs thirteen times or something has this number stamped on it, it is always related to disintegration and rebellion. This is the reason why this number thirteen has come to be treated as a number of bad omen and a dark number. Till today Friday the 13th is considered as a dark day and a day of ill omen. From its first occurrence in Genesis 14:4 the number thirteen has always been significant of apostasy and rejection.