Number 40

Number 40 is a number of combat, examination, ordeal and suffering according to Bible. Moses lived in Egypt for 40 years and then 40 years he with people were wandering through the desert for 40 years. After this trial God chose him to save people from the oppression and slavery. Moses also spent total 40 says on Mount Sinai, getting the Laws of God. People were sent to watch the land promised by God to Israel people for 40 days.

Through the period of 40 days Satan tried to incline Jesus to temptation. 40 days after Jesus was resurrected, he appeared to the world and to his loyal disciples. Ezekiel slept only on the right side of his body as a symbol of Judas sins for 40 days. Elijah went through hunger and thirst for 40 days on Mount Horeb.

Number 40 is often used to symbolize years when one generation is changed by another, and it is often accompanied by ordeals. For example, Jesus foreseen few days before his death through the crucifixion that the city of Jerusalem will fall. 40 years after it, Roman empire burnt it down. Number 40 is a symbol of trial, if a person withstands the trial, repents he can reach salvation. These trials are made to give people understanding of their mistakes, to give them a lesson of humbleness.

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