Israel’s Anniversaries & the Number 40

Grant Jeffrey: October 5, 1948 – May 11, 2012

 A List of the principal places in the Holy Bible—Where the Number 40 Occurs. It has been said that the number 40 is associated with severe trials and a time of testing.

  1. “40 Days of the Flood … … … Gen. 7:12
  2. 40 Days after Jacob’s Death… … …  Gen 50 3
  3. 40 Days on Mount Sinai … … … Ex. 24:18
  4. 40 Days on Mount Sinai (second time) … Ex. 34:28
  5. 40 Days Searching the Land … … Num. 13:25
  6. 40 Years Wandering in Wilderness … … Num. 14:34
  7. 40 Days Purification after Childbirth… … Lev. 12:2-4
  8. 40  Stripes of the Judge … … … Deut. 25:3
  9. 40 Years of Moses in Egypt… … … Acts 7:23
  10. 40 Years Midian … … Acts 7:30
  11. 40 Years Wilderness … … Acts 7:36
  12. 40 Years Rest under Othniel … … Judges 3:11
  13. 40 x 2 Years Rest after Moabites … … Judges 3:30
  14. 40 Years Rest in time of Deborah … … Judges 5:31
  15. 40 Years Gideon … … Judges 8:28
  16. 40 Years Oppression by Philistines … … Judges 13:1
  17. 40 Years Eli judged Israel … … … I Sam. 4:18
  18. 40 Years Saul reigned over Israel … … Acts 13:21
  19. 40 Years David’s Reign … … … 2 Sam. 5:4
  20. 40 Years Solomon’s Reign .. … … 1 Kings 11:42
  21. 40  Silver Sockets of the Tabernacle … … Ex. 26:19
  22. 40  Baths in Laver of the Temple … … I Kings 7:38
  23. 40 Cubits—Length of Solomon’s Sanctuary … 1 Kings 6:17
  24. 40 Cubits–Length of Ezekiel’s Sanctuary … Ezekiel xLi. 2
  25. 40 Days of Elisha … … … … I Kings 19:8
  26. 40 Years Jehoash’s Reign … … … 2 Kings 13:10. (? reigned 16 years?) Joash ruled 40 years. (1) The 9th king of Judah; son of Ahaziah and Zibiah, a woman of Beersheba (2 Kings 1112) (2 Chronicles 22:10-24). Jehoash was 7 years old at his accession, and reigned 40 years. His accession may be placed in 852 B.C. Some include in the years of his reign the 6 years of Athaliah’s usurpation. Joash or Jehoash?
  27. 40 Days of Ezekiel’s Vision … … … Ezekiel 4:6
  28. 40 Years of Egypt’s Desolation … …Ezekiel 29:12
  29. 40 Days of Nineveh … … … Jonah 3:4
  30. 40 Days from Birth to Presentation of Christ … Luke 2:22
  31. 40 Days of Christ’s Temptation … … Luke 4:2
  32. 40 Days from Resurrection to Ascension … Acts 1:3
  33. History: 40 Years to Destruction of JerusalemA.D. 30 to A.D. 70″

Note: The preceding  information was compiled 144 years ago. Source: The Forty Days of the Bible, and Their Teachings; By William Pakenham Walsh, D.D.; 1874

In 145 instances, the number 40 appears in the KJV of the Bible. *This count includes other numbers where forty is included in the amount referenced.

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