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by Morn - 12/02/11 4:32 PM
Have never understood how the obvious is overlooked! 40 derives directly from the period of 40 weeks = 40 x 7 days starting from the woman's last menstrual period to give the expected date if delivery of the baby, and as a unit if time has been so used for millennia! But then, later theologians of any religion probably didn't discuss their ideas with midwives and expectant mothers. Hence, the associations of 40 as a period of time with a period of preparation, incubation, sometimes trial, followed by a new and transformed beginning - it is a forward-looking number. The symbolism of 38 derives directly from this - the baby can be born any time from 2 weeks before to 2 weeks later, I.e. from 38 weeks, so 38 signifies the beginning of 'labour', the beginning of the new beginning - as in Deuteronomy, when Moses begins his preparations in earnest to invade Canaan, or in john's gospel when Jesus meets the man who has sought healing for 38 years. Also, in mark's gospel, count how many hours Jesus was dead. Mary (maureen) norrie

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RE: 40

by Anonymous - 7/10/14 8:02 PM
Thanks - good explanation!

cool

by cool - 2/22/13 9:40 AM
cool

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by Anonymous - 4/28/14 11:03 AM
Great job on Biblical Numerology "40"

40 meaning

by Anonymous - 11/06/13 11:56 AM
I thought that the #40 means death

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Divine Association

by Anonymous - 10/23/13 8:01 PM
40 is also the number of Ea in the Mesopotamian Pantheon.

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Great Information to Know

by King John - 9/07/13 12:54 PM
Great information to know about #40. Thank you for this; may God richly bless you and all those that help to keep this site running.
KJ.

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THANK YOU

by SHAWKINS - 7/04/12 9:37 AM
I RECENTLY TURNED 40 AND MY WORLD TURNED IN MARCH UPSIDE DOWN. EVERYTHING WENT CRAZY, PRAYER LIFE, BIBLE READING, HEALTH, FINANCES, MARRIAGE YOU NAME IT. RECENTLY THOUGH EVERYTHING IS TOP SIDE UP AGAIN! I LIKE WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT A SPIRITUAL RE BIRTHING. I GOING THROUGH IT RIGHT NOW AND IT'S AWESOME.

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40 in The Quran

by Asad AbdurRahman - 1/12/12 4:11 PM
40 is used 4 times in the Quran. 2:51, 5:26, 7:14, and 46:15

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YOUR NAME

by Elik Troconis - 8/01/11 2:58 PM
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Why?

by RJ - 4/12/11 2:35 AM
why does life start at 40?

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40

by lorenzo - 10/31/10 8:30 PM
40... I only buy the number 40 on the lottery. don,t know why......

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Incredible

by Biggy Biggy - 3/02/10 12:22 PM
Nobody has mentioned the 40 oz?

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by I'm only 37 So I'm Still A Young Buck! - 10/16/10 11:22 AM
Now, that's some funny stuff!

# 40

by armando - 9/16/10 1:07 PM
it takes the fetus 40 days to take form in the womb of the mother.
Very important cycle during pregnancy.

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RE: 40

by Sugarelf - 6/20/10 7:54 AM
negative 40 squares the circle....

-40F = -40C exactly....

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RE: 40

by Anonymous - 4/24/10 2:51 AM
Thanks for your message.

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#40

by steve - 4/03/10 8:34 AM
awaken and the truth will be yours.a devinne being does'nt worry about falsehoods as the truth is within them.a million religeons a million stories a million beliefs only one truth.

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you are 40! lol

by vitaliy - 3/15/10 10:11 AM
i once been introduced to one psychic, so when i was shaking his hand - he stopped for a moment and them looked at me and said "you are 40!"... i was like, "what? what is that mean?", he said "i dont know, you are 40". LOL i still don't know what is that mean.
anyways, i read mane spiritual and religious literature, coming from VERY different sources, so they all agree that souls of the dead stay on earth for 40 days. the "energetic copy" of us starts to "fall apart" on the 3rd day, on the 9th it takes another form and on the 40th it disappears completely. :) i tend to believe it. :)

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40 days memorial service in christianity for death people

by Dr.Danielgunasekaran - 1/18/10 9:54 AM
most of the Christians commemorate the 40th day after the death of their beloved ones. they say that the spirit of the dead ones had been roaming around the beloved families and then on that particular day it permanently depart to the another world. the present Christians suggest the example of Jesus's post resurrection appearances to the disciple for 40 days and then His ascension occurs. like that dead Christians' spirit also does.. this could not be a probable fact . because jesus had already resurrected..but our saints had not resurrected yet .. then how can these christians dogmatise like this . some of them profess that Jesus is our role-model in this cretaria. stupid traditions..

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40

by Kristina - 2/07/09 9:38 AM
40 stands for squaring the circle - which can only be done in the womb!

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