God’s Numerical Patterns: Israel’s 70th Year & Bible Prophecy

NUMBERS have meaning in Scripture.The number 70, as shown in the examples below, symbolizes fullness, restoration, and an endpoint:• The post-flood world was repopulated by 70 descendants of Noah, resulting in 70 nations (Gen. 10).• Terah, the father of Abraham, was 70 years old when Abraham was born (Gen. 11:26).• The Nation of Israel began with 70 Hebrews who migrated to Egypt (Ex. 1:1-5).• Moses appointed 70 elders to be the governing body of Israel (Num. 11:16).• Following the liberation from bondage in Egypt, the children of Israel camped at an oasis of 70 palm trees (Ex. 15:27).• The Jews were liberated from captivity in Babylon after 70 years (Jer. 29:10).• God’s plan of redemption for Israel and Jerusalem is comprised of 70 weeks (Dan. 9:24-27).• Jesus sent out 70 disciples to harvest the field of believers (Luke 10:1 KJV).• A typical human lifespan is 70 years (Ps. 90:10).• Israel’s greatest ruler, King David, died at the age of 70 (2 Sam. 5:4).

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