What Does The Number 13 Mean?


“I was deep in thought and prayer, and I was thinking about the coming tribulation and everything that is going on in the world.  I was thinking about what this year would bring, when all of a sudden I saw the year just as if it had been in lights.  <2013>  So I decided to do a search on what the number 13 means.  Boy I did not think it would be a long search or yield much information, but I found much info.  It’s one of those things, that make you go HMM!  Should we pay attention to this number or this year?  I don’t know.  But it does carry a lot of symbolism.  I’ll show you what I found and you can decide.

Biblically the number 13 is said to be a great blessing and promise.

The number 13 brings the test, the suffering, and the death.  It symbolizes death to the matter or to oneself and the birth to the spirit.

For the Cabalist, it means the snake, the dragon, Satan and the murderer.

The number 13 is the number of new life.

The number 13 has the season in which God brings to pass his promise regardless of what man has tried to produce on his own.

The number 13 promise is always presented in the presence of unfavorable circumstances though in time the circumstance will give way to the birth of promise.

Judas who betrayed Jesus was the 13th disciple.

The 13th chapter of Revelation is reserved to the Antichrist and the beast.

Some say it is also the day Christ died on the cross.

The apparitions of the Virgin of Fátima in 1917 were claimed to occur on the 13th day of six consecutive months.

In Judaism, 13 signifies the age at which a boy or girl matures and becomes a Bar Mitzvah, i.e., a full member of the Jewish faith (is qualified to be counted as a member of Minyan

In Shia Islam 13 signifies the 13th day of he month of Rajab (Lunar calendar) which is the birth of Imam Ali. 13 also is a total of 1 Prophet and 12 Imams in the Shia school of thought

13 turns make a traditional hangman’s noose. Anything less would not snap a neck and might strangle a person inhumanely

On Friday 13 October 1307, King Philip IV of France ordered the arrest of the Knights Templar.

Colgate University also considers 13 to be a lucky number. They were founded in 1819 by 13 men with 13 dollars, 13 prayers and 13 articles.[13] (To this day, members of the Colgate community consider the number 13 a good omen.) In fact, the campus address is 13 Oak Drive in Hamilton, New York, and the male a cappella group is called the Colgate 13.

In the Mayan Tzolk’in calendar, trecenas mark cycles of 13 day periods. The pyramids are also set up in 9 steps divided into 7 days and 6 nights, 13 days total.

In a tarot card deck, XIII is the card of Death, usually picturing the Pale horse with its rider.

13 is the age that adepts usually start to learn Witchcraft.

The number 13 in the Coperos religion (small culture in Brazil) is like a God number. All coperos must know that this number can save humankind.

This is just some of the meanings of the number 13.  I just find it interesting that we start into a new year with a president that shouldn’t have been.  We start this year with much unrest, much tribulation, much war, much death and destruction, many, many earthquakes, crazy weather, and many volcanos erupting.  So hang on, we might be in for a bumpy ride, but take heart, it will end with a blessing!  We know the end of the Story!  We Win!  Our King returns.   Is this the beginning of the Great Tribulation, probably.   Just thought you might find these things interesting too.  Who knows?  We do however know that this is the season spoken of by Jesus and the prophets.  We are living in a very exciting time, and we can rest in the hands of God, and know that we are safe.

Credit to Wikipedia, The Times of India, Riding the Beast.com, Take His Heart.com



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  1. Man just some back ground, my son is in prison as has a bachlors degree in theology and biblical studies threw southwestern campus in HOUSTON tx,my son does correspond with Douglas j moo from the Wheaton college in the studies of ROMANS,BUT HIS QUESTION TO ME TONIGHT WAS THE NUMBER 13,BECAUSE HE’S BEEN DREAMING AND IT’S BEEN ALL ABOUT THE NUMBER 13,I’M A PASTOR BIKER OF A MOTORCYCLE MINISTRY CALLED BIKERS FOR CHRIST SO MY THOUGHTS WERE ABOUT APOSTLE AND JUDAS,BUT THE 13 IS ALSO 13 LETTER IS “M” (METH)DRUGS,SORRY WHEN I GOT THIS SIGHT I WAS OVERWHELMED BY WHAT’S Y’ALL HAD DISCOVERED IT WILL BE A BLESSING TO HIM.


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  2. Nothing is hidden. All the answers are there. Perfect yourselves in love. When we are ready the teacher comes.

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  3. What so you have to say about this new 2017 presidency which became inaugurated on the number 13, that is 1 – 20 – 2017 which equals, when added up, the number 13.

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    • Sb, I have written many times on gematria and numerology. While this post was to point out the significance of numbers like 13, this is how I feel, I won’t debate this. I am not an apologist. Thank you for your comment.
      As I see prominent Christian leaders using numerology to prove their prophecy it makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. To say Trump will be 70 when Israel is 70 and so on and so on. Mysticism is condemned by God. There are satanic groups that use numbers like the number 13, but it’s my opinion this is mysticism. (Different than the years given to Daniel and John) I totally understand those who follow and teach gematria, and a Hebrew Bible Code. But I firmly believe there is no hidden language in the Bible. There are no special numbers hidden from people seeking the word of God. I understand that the number 7 represents God and the number 6 represents man and satan. But…. When God spoke to His prophets he didn’t give secret codes, He was very specific. Even when He dealt with Pharoah he gave no dates. He didn’t tell Moses tell him in 7 days I’ll do this etc. Jesus said ” No one but the Father knows of the time of my return.” He didn’t say No one except those we have left numbers with. I am only cautioning against this, even I at one time studied this, but God led me away from hidden and to the plain truth of God. God gave us signs like the cycles of the moon and sun relating to seasons and times but warned against mysticism. “Mysticism is a mix of Buddhism, and other pagan and Eastern religions dating back to the Romans and even farther with the Persian God Mithra.”

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  4. IAM13 – and it IS a most exciting time to be alive!

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  5. http://arabic.rt.com/media/pics/2013.07/512/652316.jpg , in this icon you see the david star above the eagle which made of 13 stars which made me search of the meaning of this number .

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  6. Here is a link to a blog that I just found via a friend. It is amazing the way it goes over this number 13. It expands on the symbolism, you’ll want to go there. I didn’t re-blog it until I ask, but here’s the link. http://parablesblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/thirteen.html

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