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Easton's Bible DictionaryNumbering of the people
Besides the numbering of the tribes mentioned in the history of the wanderings in the wilderness, we have an account of a general census of the whole nation from Dan to Beersheba, which David gave directions to Joab to make (1 Chronicles 21:1). Joab very reluctantly began to carry out the king's command.
This act of David in ordering a numbering of the people arose from pride and a self-glorifying spirit. It indicated a reliance on his part on an arm of flesh, an estimating of his power not by the divine favour but by the material resources of his kingdom. He thought of military achievement and of conquest, and forgot that he was God's vicegerent. In all this he sinned against God. While Joab was engaged in the census, David's heart smote him, and he became deeply conscious of his fault; and in profound humiliation he confessed, "I have sinned greatly in what I have done." The prophet Gad was sent to him to put before him three dreadful alternatives (2 Samuel 24:13; for "seven years" in this verse, the LXX. and 1 Chronicles 21:12 have "three years"), three of Jehovah's four sore judgments (Ezek. 14:21). Two of these David had already experienced. He had fled for some months before Absalom, and had suffered three years' famine on account of the slaughter of the Gibeonites. In his "strait" David said, "Let me fall into the hands of the Lord." A pestilence broke out among the people, and in three days swept away 70,000. At David's intercession the plague was stayed, and at the threshing-floor of Araunah (q.v.), where the destroying angel was arrested in his progress, David erected an altar, and there offered up sacrifies to God (2 Chronicles 3:1).
The census, so far as completed, showed that there were at least 1,300,000 fighting men in the kingdom, indicating at that time a population of about six or seven millions in all. (see CENSUS.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary(p. pr & vb. n.) of Number.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaNUMBERING
Greek3003. legion -- a legion
... legion Phonetic Spelling: (leg-eh-ohn') Short Definition: a legion, very large number
Definition: properly: a division of the Roman army, numbering about 6,000 ...
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5250. huperpleonazo -- to abound exceedingly
3700. optanomai -- to appear
Strong's Hebrew5610. sephar -- enumeration, census
... Word Origin from the same as sepher Definition enumeration, census NASB Word Usage
census (1). numbering. From caphar; a census -- numbering. see HEBREW caphar. ...
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4557. mispar -- number, tally
Children Numbering their Days.
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The Syrian Enrollment in 8 Bc
King Herod's Enrollment
Luke's Account of the Enrollment
Principal Authorities Referred To
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Of the Predicted Rejection of Idols.
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ThesaurusNumbering (35 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Numbering of the people. ... This act of David in ordering
a numbering of the people arose from pride and a self-glorifying spirit. ...
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Numbers (136 Occurrences)
Numbereth (9 Occurrences)
Census (24 Occurrences)
Sum (34 Occurrences)
Commandments (181 Occurrences)
Valiant (66 Occurrences)
Searching (111 Occurrences)
Reported (104 Occurrences)
Quirin'i-us (1 Occurrence)
Bible ConcordanceNumbering (35 Occurrences)
Mark 5:13 At once Jesus gave them permission. The unclean spirits came out and entered into the pigs. The herd of about two thousand rushed down the steep bank into the sea, and they were drowned in the sea.
Luke 2:1 Now it came about in those days that an order went out from Caesar Augustus that there was to be a numbering of all the world.
Luke 2:2 This was the first numbering, which was made when Quirinius was ruler of Syria.
John 6:10 "Make the people sit down," said Jesus. The ground was covered with thick grass; so they sat down, the adult men numbering about 5,000.
Acts 1:15 In these days, Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples (and the number of names was about one hundred twenty), and said,
Acts 5:37 After this man, there was Judas of Galilee, at the time of the numbering, and some of the people went after him: he was put to death, and all his supporters were put to flight.
Acts 7:14 Then Joseph sent and invited his father Jacob and all his family, numbering seventy-five persons, to come to him,
Revelation 5:11 And I saw, and I heard the voice of many messengers round the throne, and the living creatures, and the elders -- and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands --
Genesis 41:49 And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.
Numbers 3:16 So Moses did as the Lord said, numbering them as he had been ordered.
Numbers 3:22 Those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, even those that were numbered of them were seven thousand and five hundred.
Numbers 3:28 according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, eight thousand and six hundred, keepers of the charge of the sanctuary.
Numbers 3:34 And those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were six thousand and two hundred;
Numbers 3:43 And all the firstborn males, by the number of the names, from a month old and upward, according to their numbering, were twenty-two thousand two hundred and seventy-three.
Numbers 4:34 So Moses and Aaron and the chiefs of the people took in hand the numbering of the sons of the Kohathites, by families, in the order of their fathers' houses;
Numbers 4:35 Numbering all those from thirty to fifty years old who were able to do the work in the Tent of meeting;
Judges 20:15 And the children of Benjamin who came that day from the towns were twenty-six thousand men armed with swords, in addition to the people of Gibeah, numbering seven hundred of the best fighting-men,
2 Samuel 24:9 Joab gave up the sum of the numbering of the people to the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men who drew the sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.
1 Chronicles 21:5 Joab gave up the sum of the numbering of the people to David. All those of Israel were one million one hundred thousand men who drew sword: and in Judah were four hundred seventy thousand men who drew sword.
1 Chronicles 21:6 But Levi and Benjamin he did not number among them; for the king's word was abominable to Joab.
1 Chronicles 23:11 And Jahath is the head, and Zizah the second, and Jeush and Beriah have not multiplied sons, and they become the house of a father by one numbering.
1 Chronicles 23:27 So among the last acts of David was the numbering of the sons of Levi, from twenty years old and over.
1 Chronicles 27:1 Now the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the heads of fathers' houses and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and their officers that served the king, in any matter of the courses which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty and four thousand.
1 Chronicles 27:24 The numbering was started by Joab, the son of Zeruiah, but he did not go on to the end; and because of it, wrath came on Israel and the number was not recorded in the history of King David.
2 Chronicles 2:17 Solomon numbered all the foreigners who were in the land of Israel, after the numbering with which David his father had numbered them; and they were found one hundred fifty-three thousand six hundred.
2 Chronicles 17:14 This was the numbering of them according to their fathers' houses: Of Judah, the captains of thousands: Adnah the captain, and with him mighty men of valor three hundred thousand;
2 Chronicles 35:7 And Josiah gave to the children of the people, of the flock, lambs and kids, all of them for the passover-offerings, unto all that were present, to the number of thirty thousand, and three thousand bullocks; these were of the king's substance.
Ezra 1:8 Even these Cyrus made Mithredath, the keeper of his wealth, get out, and he gave them, after numbering them, to Sheshbazzar, the ruler of Judah.
Job 5:9 Doing great things, and there is no searching. Wonderful, till there is no numbering.
Job 9:10 Doing great things till there is no searching, And wonderful, till there is no numbering.
Job 21:33 Sweet to him have been the clods of the valley, And after him every man he draweth, And before him there is no numbering.
Psalms 48:12 Make your way about Zion, and go round it, numbering its towers.
Isaiah 13:4 The noise of great numbers in the mountains, like the noise of a strong people! The noise of the kingdoms of the nations meeting together! The Lord of armies is numbering his forces for war.
Jeremiah 33:13 In the towns of the hill-country, in the towns of the lowland, and in the towns of the South and in the land of Benjamin and in the country round Jerusalem and in the towns of Judah, the flocks will again go under the hand of him who is numbering them, says the Lord.
Jeremiah 46:23 They have cut down her forest, An affirmation of Jehovah -- for it is not searched, For they have been more than the grasshopper, And they have no numbering.
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