The number two is the smallest prime number (discounting one) and also the only even prime number. All even numbers are divisible by two, which makes it sound like a very special number. There is a famous saying “all things come in pairs,” and in the Bible, the number two represents a union or, sometimes, a division. For example, a man and woman are made one in marriage. This begins with Adam and Eve in Genesis 2:23-24:
23 The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
The Bible is split into two testaments, the Old and the New. As we know, this divides the Bible into the events before Jesus’ birth and those that came after. The agreements or covenants God made with mankind are also divided into old and new.
There are too many mentions of the number two in the Bible to write about and most of them are insignificant. So let’s look at a few that relate to union or division:
Finally, some facts about the Bible involving the number two:
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Rev'd Martin Wheadon