As I mentioned in my post about the significance of the 153 fish in the passage from John 21:1-9, I am interested in looking into the importance of other numbers in the Bible.
The number one, in a way, is the most important number in the Bible. As a prime number, it is only divisible by itself and yet it is needed to compose all other existing numerals. In the Bible, it symbolises unity and supremacy, the oneness of God. To quote Deuteronomy 6:4, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.” (NIV)
The number one also describes the relationship between God and Jesus: “I and the Father are one.” (John 10:30 NIV) By Jesus making one sacrifice, albeit a considerable one, he has made forgiveness possible for all our sins. Jesus is also described as the one mediator (1 Timothy 2:5) and the one shepherd (John 10:16) – the bridge between mankind and God.
Now, it would be daft and nigh on impossible to list every instance of the number one in the Bible so I will stick to what I think are the interesting facts.
I leave you with one final fact; the Bible was the first book to be produced using a printing press, which was produced by Johann Guttenberg in 1456.
We are happy for you to use any material found here, however, please acknowledge the source: www.gantshillurc.co.uk
Rev'd Martin Wheadon