The Mystery of Twelve-2

Genesis 49:28 “All these [are] the twelve tribes of Israel: and this [is it] that their father spake unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.”
1 Kings 4:7 “Solomon had twelve regional managers distributed throughout Israel. They were responsible for supplying provisions for the king and his administration. Each was in charge of bringing supplies for one month of the year.”
Luke 2:42 “And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.”
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According to, “In quit a number of stories of Old Testament and New Testament, numbers play a vital role and thus it is necessary to study their hidden meanings in order to reveal deep biblical secrets that can enhance our understanding of the text.

With that said, what is the significance of the number twelve in the Bible? The number twelve is mentioned 187 times in the bible, while the book of Revelation alone has 22 occurrences of the number. This makes this number a very important one. Let’s see some occurrences of this number.
1. There were 12 tribes in Israel. Jacob had 12 sons, which were the heads or fathers of each of the 12 tribes of Israel.
2. Jesus chose 12 disciples who later became the 12 apostles.
3. The New Jerusalem which descends out of heaven in the book of Revelation 21:12,21 has 12 gates made of pearl, which are manned by 12 angels. Each of the gates has been named after one of the 12 tribes of Israel.
4. The high priest’s breastplate had 12 precious stones embedded within them.
5. Jesus’ very first public discourse took place at the age of 12
6. There were 12 explorers or spies sent into the land of Canaan (Deuteronomy 1:23 “And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe”)
To be continued…
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