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why are there 66 books in the bible?

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by flyboy_nz, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. lilithu

    lilithu The Devil's Advocate

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    The seven deadly sins... :D

    Look, I am not questioning the fact that the number seven is considered holy in the Christian tradition. Tho I would suggest that the reason why is because God rested on the 7th day. But I don't see why that means that the number 6 is automatically "bad" or why any of this should have any bearing on the number of books currently accepted in the bible. erm...one version of the bible.
     
  2. FFH

    FFH Veteran Member

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    6 + 6 = 12

    12 is the number for perfection.

    6 means man
    2 means witness, or testimony.

    The "Old" and "New" Testaments are 2 perfect witnesses of Christ to man.
     
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  3. lilithu

    lilithu The Devil's Advocate

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    Love it! :D
     
  4. FFH

    FFH Veteran Member

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    66 vs 666

    2 - testify
    3 - God
    6 - man

    66 (2 6's) - man who testifies of Christ
    666 (3 6's) - man who makes himself Christ
     
  5. No*s

    No*s Captain Obvious

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    Yes, thanks for the correction. I always have trouble remembering how many of the books go into things :eek:.
     
  6. Super Universe

    Super Universe Defender of God

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    The universe that we believe in is much, much, larger than our telescopes can see. Really it's a multi-verse with seven distinct parts.

    The seven super universes are arranged in a circle around a very bright center, where God is. Each super universe has an archetype of God over it.

    The Koran also says that there are seven universes.
     
  7. Ody

    Ody Well-Known Member

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    The number of books in the torah atleast actually numbers in the mid 20's.
     
  8. EnhancedSpirit

    EnhancedSpirit High Priestess

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    I do not know why there are 66 books in the bible, we would have to ask the people who decided what was and was not 'bible worthy'.

    But I do not think 6 is 'bad', just 'incomplete'. I like what Michel posted about the number 7. It kind of explains how carnal man (6) can be enlightened to a 7.

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