Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12/12/12 Bible Fun Facts

Happy 12/12/12!

With all the 12/12/12 hype, here are just a few Bible Fun Facts to enjoy and use to dazzle your friends.  As far as numbers go, the number 12 is one of the most important in the Bible:

  • There were 12 patriarchs from Shem to Jacob
  • There were 12 sons of Jacob
  • The families of Jacob's sons formed the 12 tribes of Israel
  • Jesus' first public appearance and words were in the temple at age 12
  • Jesus called 12 disciples
  • Jesus had 12 legions of angels available to Him (Matthew 26:53)
  • 12 apostles were set apart for the birth of the Church (Acts 1:26)
  • The Bride of Christ is pictured with a crown of 12 stars (Revelation 12:1)
  • The New Jerusalem is described as having 12 gates of pearls (Revelation 21:21)
Can you think of more?  What similarities or patterns do you see for when 12 is used in the history of God's people and in the Bible?  Any meaning for us today?  Feel free to leave your comments below.

Oh...and happy 12/12/12. What might God do in and through you today?

1 comment:

Dan said...

Revelation 7:4-8 12,000 "sealed" from each of Israel's 12 tribes.


3 is God's number (the Trinity, a triangle-the most stable of shapes) and 4 is man's (the four winds, four corners of the earth, the square) so the combination of God & man is the number 12.