Number 4 in the Bible

 Number 4 in the Bible

number 4 in the BibleNumber four is the number of the cross.

There are four letters in God’s name: JHVH

There are four rivers flowing out from Eden. Genesis 2:10

Pishon – Gihon – Tigris – Euphrates

Winds and Beasts

“I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea. And four great beasts came up of the sea, different from one another.” Daniel 7:2

“and he will send out his angels with a load trumpet call, and they will elect from the four winds, from one end of the heaven to the other.” Matthew 24:31

The Garments

“When the soldiers had crucified Jesus they took his garments and made four parts, one for each soldier..” John 19:23


“Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days.” John 11:17

Lazarus was the brother of Mary and Martha. Jesus cried out: “Lazarus come out.”



4 dreams of JosephAn angel appeared to Joseph in a dream four times.

First dream:

The angel told Joseph not to fear to take Mary for his wife, for that which was conceived in her was of the Holy Spirit. The angel told Joseph that Mary would have a son and his name was to be Jesus. Matthew 1:20-21

Second dream:

The angel told Joseph to take his wife and flee to Egypt. Matthew 2:13

 Third dream:

The angel told Joseph he could return to the land of Israel. Matthew 2:20

 Fourth dream:

The angel told Joseph move to Nazareth. Matthew 2:22-23

The Camps

There were four camps for the twelve tribes of Israel – one camp for each group of three.

The emblems of the four camps were:

The Lion

The Man

The Bull/Ox

The Eagle

4 Evangelists in the BibleThe Evangelists

The four Evangelists have the very same emblems:

St. Mark – The Lion

St. Matthew – The Man

St. Luke – The Bull/Ox

St. John – The Eagle

The Creatures

In Revelation 4:6 – four creatures by the throne.

1. The first creature was like a lion.

2. The second creature was like a flying eagle.

3. The third creature was like a man.

4. The fourth creature was like a flying eagle.

 Horsemen of the Apocalypse

In Revelation – the four horsemen of the Apocalypse.

1. The first horseman rides a white horse.

He carries a bow and is given a crown. His power is to conquer.

2. The second horseman rides a red horse.

He carries a sword and has the power to remove peace from the earth.

3. The third horseman rides a black horse.

He carries a balance. He has the power to bring famine into the world.

4. The fourth horseman rides a pale horse.

He carries a sword. His power is death and he is followed by Hades.

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

“The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” (1887) by Russian painter Victor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov.

The Angels

There are four angels standing on at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth. Revelation 7:1

There are four angels bound at the great river Euphrates. When they are released they bring death to a third of mankind. Revelation 9:14

Meaning of number 4

Significance of number 4 in mythology

Significance of number 4 in Buddhism

Significance of number 4 in Judaism


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