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7 mentions of night in Gospel of John

Well spotted. I think you are onto something here. The number seven is popular in John's Gospel. There are seven signs, seven "I am" sayings, the woman at the well had five husbands plus one who ...
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Do the measurements of the Ark have any important significance?

One feature of the dimensions of the ark is that it can contain a human body (in the foetal position as many were buried prior to mechanical digging). The last words of the book of Genesis contain the ...
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Is there any concept of angel numbers in Christianity?

Is there any concept of angel numbers in Christianity? The short answer is no. Angel numbers have grown in popularity in recent years due to the resurgence of New Age practices. While angel numbers ...
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7 mentions of night in Gospel of John

Summary John used "night" seven times, most likely as an allusion to creation and to reinforce the theme of light and darkness central to the Gospel. The uses have been distributed throughout the work ...
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Did any early church fathers, other than Augustine, condemn or write about numerology?

I don't think there is any hot opposition to numerology directly made by the early church. The opposition is more about the so called 'mathematics' that you found Augustine complaining about. Even ...
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Is there any concept of angel numbers in Christianity?

This is one view of what Christians think about “angel numbers” and numerology: New Age observers have decided that numbers that show up repeatedly are not coincidental; rather, they are messages ...
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Do the measurements of the Ark have any important significance?

The golden ratio is (1+\sqrt(5))/2 = 1.618... This ratio appears in all sorts of forms in nature. In the spiral of a sea shell. in the number of leaves or petals in one "round" of a plant....
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Why is the number 40 so common in the Bible?

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688–1772) interprets the number 40, and related numbers in the Bible, as having three key meanings, often combined, based on the usage of the number 40 throughout the Bible: ...
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Did any early church fathers, other than Augustine, condemn or write about numerology?

St. Isidore praises the study of numbers. Etymologies St. Isidore of Seville, Etymologies Book III Mathematics (De mathematica), p. 90: iv. What numbers do for us (Quid præstent numeri) The ...
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Why is the number 40 so common in the Bible?

A child is born in the 40th week. Hence children of Israel tempted 40 years in the wilderness before being delivered into the promised land. And Matthew is the 40th book. There are larger patterns ...
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What is the significance of one-third in Revelation?

The significance of one-third in the book of the Revelation is that certain plagues / judgments start with the warning that one-quarter (of this, that and the other) will be destroyed / taken down, ...
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Could "COVID-19" be the name of the beast? (Rev 13:18)

The use of letters that form a word or phrase to represent numbers depends upon the language and alphabet used. Saint John would have written Revelation in Greek (or possibly Hebrew), not Latin. Thus ...
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Do the measurements of the Ark have any important significance?

Numeric symbolism of various items is speculative, but here goes. The dimension of the Ark of the Tabernacle is given as 2.5 by 1.5 by 1.5. The dimension of the lid of the Ark is given as 2.5 by 1.5 ...
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Are the numbers in the Book of Revelation symbolic?

Short answer: nobody amongst mankind knows. And, I submit to you it is meant to be inconclusive on purpose: "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of ...
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Why is the number 40 so common in the Bible?

As a young boy I was told that the number 40 signified a generation. The number 40 is also used by God to represent a period of testing or judgment. The number forty is used by God to represent a ...
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What is the significance of one-third in Revelation?

Ellis Skolfield takes a historicist position, but interprets some of these numbers not as fractions, but as sequences. Thus "a third" does not always mean 33.3% of a thing, it just means the third in ...
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