Numbering
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Numbering 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 Encyclopedia
NUMBERING

See DAVID; QUIRINIUS.

Greek
3003. 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
... 5250 ("-abounded beyond numbering") is only used in 1 Tim 1:14. Here Paul testifies
of the Lord's grace, causing and in his life to (be very great in number). ...
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3700. optanomai -- to appear
... Cognate: 3700 (or , likely a later cognate of 3708 ) -- () See 3708 (). [Some forms
of Strong's numbering systems designate as 3708.]. Word Origin from a prim. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5610. 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
... 1), enumeration (1), few (7), infinite* (1), innumerable* (1), limit (1), list
(2), many (2), measure (1), number (102), numbered (3), numbering (4), numbers ( ...
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Library

Children Numbering their Days.
... ORIGINAL HYMNS HYMN CCCXXVIII. Children numbering their Days. 6.6.8.6 James Montgomery.
Children numbering their Days. The pure and peaceful mind,. ...
/.../montgomery/sacred poems and hymns/hymn cccxxviii children numbering their.htm

Again, when one Speaks of the Holy Spirit as an Object Made Holy.. ...
... belies the fountain of sanctification, the Holy Spirit, who denudes Him of the power
of sanctifying, and he will thus be precluded from numbering Him with the ...
/.../section v again when one.htm

Whether this is a Good Definition of Eternity, "The Simultaneously ...
... of simple things by way of compound things, so must we reach to the knowledge of
eternity by means of time, which is nothing but the numbering of movement by ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether this is a good.htm

The Syrian Enrollment in 8 Bc
... The emphasis laid on the number suggests (though it does not demonstrate) that the
numbering of the total population was the chief object of the Apamean "census ...
/.../ramsay/was christ born in bethlehem/chapter 8 the syrian enrollment.htm

King Herod's Enrollment
... doubtless, request time; and he would have little or no difficulty in obtaining
leave from the Roman governor, Saturninus, to postpone the numbering, until he ...
/.../ramsay/was christ born in bethlehem/chapter 9 king herods enrollment.htm

Luke's Account of the Enrollment
... From this passage, then, it appears that Luke's conception of the procedure in the
Roman empire was as follows: Augustus ordered a systematic numbering to be ...
/.../ramsay/was christ born in bethlehem/chapter 6 lukes account of.htm

Principal Authorities Referred To
... JRSAI Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland: references
to volumes according to the consecutive numbering. Jaffe. ...
/.../principal authorities referred to.htm

Epistle xxiii. To the Clergy, on the Letters Sent to Rome, and ...
... The numbering of the epistles has hitherto been in accordance with Migne's edition
of the text: but as he here follows a typographical error in numbering the ...
/.../cyprian/the epistles of cyprian/epistle xxiii to the clergy.htm

Of the Predicted Rejection of Idols.
... For their country was replenished with silver and gold, neither was there any numbering
of their treasures; their land also is full of horses, neither was ...
/.../the harmony of the gospels/chapter xxviii of the predicted rejection.htm

Against those who Say that the Holy Ghost is not to be Numbered ...
... If then you number each by itself, you cause an equality value by numbering them
in the same way but, if you join them, you make their value one by numbering ...
/.../basil/basil letters and select works/chapter xvii against those who.htm

Thesaurus
Numbering (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)
... It is so called because it contains a record of the numbering of the people in the
wilderness of Sinai (1-4), and of their numbering afterwards on the plain of ...
/n/numbers.htm - 71k

Numbereth (9 Occurrences)
... 2 Chronicles 2:17 And Solomon numbereth all the men, the sojourners who 'are' in
the land of Israel, after the numbering with which David his father numbered ...
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Census (24 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A numbering of the people in a country, and valuation of their estate, for
the purpose of imposing taxes, etc.; -- usually made once in five years. ...
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Sum (34 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
/s/sum.htm - 17k

Commandments (181 Occurrences)
... They are obviously "ten" in number, but their division is not fixed, hence
different methods of numbering them have been adopted. ...
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Valiant (66 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
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Searching (111 Occurrences)
... Wonderful, till there is no numbering. (YLT). ... (BBE). Job 9:10 Doing great things
till there is no searching, And wonderful, till there is no numbering. (YLT). ...
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Reported (104 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
/r/reported.htm - 34k

Quirin'i-us (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Quirin'i-us (1 Occurrence). Luke 2:2 This was the first
numbering, which was made when Quirinius was ruler of Syria. (See RSV). ...
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Concordance
Numbering (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.
(See RSV)

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.
(BBE)

Luke 2:2
This was the first numbering, which was made when Quirinius was ruler of Syria.
(BBE)

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.
(WEY)

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,
(See NIV)

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.
(BBE)

Acts 7:14
Then Joseph sent and invited his father Jacob and all his family, numbering seventy-five persons, to come to him,
(WEY)

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 --
(See RSV NIV)

Genesis 41:49
And Joseph gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.
(KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Numbers 3:16
So Moses did as the Lord said, numbering them as he had been ordered.
(BBE)

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.
(See NAS)

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.
(See NAS)

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;
(See NAS)

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.
(DBY)

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;
(BBE)

Numbers 4:35
Numbering all those from thirty to fifty years old who were able to do the work in the Tent of meeting;
(BBE)

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,
(BBE)

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.
(WEB JPS ASV RSV)

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.
(WEB JPS ASV YLT RSV)

1 Chronicles 21:6
But Levi and Benjamin he did not number among them; for the king's word was abominable to Joab.
(See RSV NIV)

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.
(YLT)

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.
(BBE DBY)

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.
(See NAS RSV)

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.
(BBE NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT)

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;
(WEB JPS ASV)

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.
(See NAS)

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.
(BBE)

Job 5:9
Doing great things, and there is no searching. Wonderful, till there is no numbering.
(YLT)

Job 9:10
Doing great things till there is no searching, And wonderful, till there is no numbering.
(YLT)

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.
(YLT)

Psalms 48:12
Make your way about Zion, and go round it, numbering its towers.
(BBE)

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.
(BBE)

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.
(BBE)

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.
(YLT)

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