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by Anonymous - 3/26/17 6:24 AM
My whole life the number 40 has followed me. It has been assigned to me several times from childhood to even now. It shows up all the time. Is there a meaning?

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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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by Anonymous - 3/01/17 6:24 PM
I think that man is the center and not the earth. Man will be on the earth for seven thousand years. substitute man for earth in
"james c Gutschmidt - 10/07/16 5:10 AM".

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by SHAWKINS - 7/04/12 9:37 AM

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by Anonymous - 1/16/17 4:31 PM
On the 4th day YHWH Elohom will come!

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by Rachid Ahmed - 6/04/16 7:27 AM
i just dreamed last night with the number 4040 everything was 4040 car plates house numbers on tv everything was 4040 does that have a meaning ?

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RE: 4040

by Anonymous - 1/16/17 4:28 PM
40/40 means in heaven so be it on earth. YHWH in heaven and YHWH on earth! The fourth verse of the prayer in Matthew 6.

The Truth.

by Ryan Osborn - 11/26/16 4:24 PM
Jesus Christ Is God Almighty In The Flesh! Believe Jesus Christ Shed his blood and died for all of our sins on the cross, he was buried and he rose again from the dead three days later by his power and if you believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ then you shall be saved and go to Heaven forever. None of our good works shall save us or anything else will from our sins that deserve destruction and death in a Lake Of Fire for all eternity. Once saved always saved forever by the gospel of Jesus Christ for all our sins. Ephesians Chapter 2:8-9, 1 Corinthians Chapter 15:1-4 And Romans Chapter 3:25. The King James Bible.

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No. 40-40

by Melanie - 7/26/16 4:31 AM
Thank you for the depth of the meaning of 40.....I will look at some things differently ....

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true meaning of Bible forty

by bukenya Emma muwonge - 4/28/16 9:55 AM
forty means deliverance of someone from something bad.cod after forty years Israelites were delivered into the promised Land

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The meaning of 40

by The Wizard of π - 2/28/16 3:12 PM
Check out my article about the meaning of 40 in Google plus, thanks!

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am an artiste my name is 4t dayz...

by kepha - 11/12/15 12:17 AM
I was trying to choose my artiste name & this is what I thought of...

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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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RE: 40

by Thinker - 9/18/15 4:51 PM
Yeah! How many times have you won ? Genius !


by Felix - 9/27/14 3:14 PM
The number 40 is was used figuratively by ancient Hebrews. It didn't actually mean a specific number, like a kid saying a million. So, 40 days and 40 nights really just means a very long time. It's easy to see how you can associate it with periods of waiting or testing, because its frequent that people have to wait a long time or are tested a long time. That is what the ancient Hebrews meant when they used 40 and thus that is what the Bible means.

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RE: Correction

by Plotophyte - 8/23/15 1:52 PM
It`s not what you think of , as a matter of fact this number has deep esoteric meaning. It means "4" main elements of existence connection with material world followed by "0" perfect digit or a place beyond material existence. It can mean wisdom, understanding of upper world. connection or transition...

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Thank You

by Peter Jabal - 4/23/15 6:33 PM
Really happy to have studied what 40 biblically means. It has given me more insight. I must say thanks.

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

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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.

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

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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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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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