Number 5 in Hebrew is denoted by Heh - a picture of the
window through which we can see the future and the other
side from where you are.
In Greek it is Epsilon
The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 5
number 5 symbolizes God's grace, goodness and favor toward
humans and is mentioned 318 times in Scripture.
is the number of grace, and multiplied by itself, which is
25, is 'grace upon grace' (John 1:16).
Ten Commandments contains two sets of 5 commandments.
The first five commandments are related to our treatment and
relationship with God,
and the last five concern our relationship with others
number 5 in Biblical numerology symbolizes the creation of
God, as the person has five fingers, five toes and five
THE FIVE SACRIFICES OF LEVITICUS
are five primary types of offerings God commanded Israel to
bring to him. They are the Burnt Offering (Leviticus 1; 8:18
- 21; 16:24), Sin (Leviticus 4; 16:3 - 22), Trespass
(Leviticus 5:14 - 19; 6:1 - 7; 7:1 - 6), Grain (Leviticus 2)
and Peace Offering (Leviticus 3; 7:11- 34).
were five sacrifices portrayed in Gen. 15:9 by which
the promise to Abraham was secured: a heifer, a goat, a ram,
a dove, and a pigeon. These typified Christís sacrifice on
the cross to secure the promises for mankind.
Appearances of the number five
Book of Psalms is divided into five major sections.
Section 1 (Psalm 1 to 41) refers to the Passover, Israel's
beginning, and the start of the God's plan of salvation that
centers around Christ.
Section 2 (42 to 72) sings about a unified Israel in the
land and pictures the creation of the New Testament Church.
Section 3 (73 to 89) bemoans the destruction of both God's
Temple and Jerusalem. This section also hints at prophecies
regarding the End Time Great Tribulation.
Section 4 (90 to 106) rejoices over the 1,000 reign of Jesus
and shows Israel gathered again.
Section 5 (107 to 150) pictures a time when Judah
(representing all Israel) shall again be delivered.
Number 5 seen in God's tabernacle
'tabernacle in the wilderness' profoundly reflects God's
grace in its use of the number 5. This tabernacle, whose
design was given directly by God,
contained five curtains (Exodus 26:3),
height of the court within the tabernacle was five cubits
five bars (Exodus 26:26 - 27),
five pillars and
five sockets (Exodus 26:37)
and an altar made of wood that was five cubits long and five
cubits wide (Exodus 27:1).
THE HOLY ANOINTING OIL (Exo 30:23-25)
Holy anointing oil (Exodus 30:23 - 25), the ingredients of
which were given directly by God, was used to consecrate the
furniture of the tabernacle. It was comprised of five parts,
for it was a revelation of pure grace. The proportion of
spices used in making the oil were a multiple of five, which
then had a Hin of olive oil added to it.
Myrrh, 500 shekels 500 = 5X100
cinnamon, 250 shekels 250 = 5 x 50
calamus, 250 shekels 250 = 5x50
Cassia, 500 shekels 500 = 5 x 100
Olive oil, 1 hin
5 reveals the grace of God
43:34 Benjamin received 5 times more than his brothers
45:22 Benjamin received 5 changes of clothing from Joseph
18:16 Redemption price was 5 shekels of silver
14:17 5 loaves of bread fed 5000
25:15 The good steward received 5 talents and gained 5
Additional info on the Biblical Meaning of 5
are five books in the Bible that contain only one chapter
2John, 3John, Philemon, Jude and Obadiah.
Moses wrote five books.
Dream Statue of King Nebuchadnezzaar
Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar was given, by God, a dream
where he saw a giant statue of a man. This statue, according
to the interpretation of Daniel,
represented 5 periods of world-ruling empires.
statue's head of gold represented Babylon (Daniel 2:32, 38)
Chest and Arms of Silver symbolized the Persian Empire
(Daniel 2:32, 39)
Belly and Thighs of Bronze (brass) represented the
Macedonian Empire under Alexander the Great
Two Legs of Iron symbolized Rome's Empire (Daniel 2:33, 40 -
Ten Toes of Iron mixed with Clay are the successors to the
Roman Empire (Daniel 2:41 - 44)
The five wounds of Jesus on the cross.
five wounds comprised:
one through each hand or wrist,
one through each foot,
and one to the chest.
five parts of the clothing remaining of Jesus during his
crucifixion after the soldiers had made four parts of his
dress, plus his tunic which they did not tear. (Jn 19,23)
Paul declares that by five times he received the 39 lashes
from the Jews. (2 Co 11,24)
five unwise and five wise virgins of the parable of Jesus.
five porticos of the pool of Bethesda. (Jn 5,2)
five pebbles which made it possible to small king David to
kill the giant Goliath.
five kinds of animals that God asked Abraham to present to
him to conclude with him an alliance: a heifer of three
years old, a goat of three years old, a ram of three years
old, a turtledove and a young dove. (Gn 12, 5-18)
five books of the Torah (the Law) according to the Judaism
that corresponds to the number of the first books of the
The book of the Lamentations of Jeremiah contains also five