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Rita Bieri wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • How many times does the number 40 appear in the Bible?
    i.e. 40 days, 40 nights, 40 years, etc.


  { How many times does the number 40 appear in the Bible? }

Mike replied:

Hi, Rita —

Thanks for the question.

This is really one of those questions you can answer through your own personal research.

All I had to do was to Google the phrase:

how many times does the number 40 appear in the Bible, or
how many times does this word appear in the bible

I can up with pages of results.

On this page I found:

The number 40 is mentioned 146 times in the Bible. The number points to or symbolizes trial and testing, or probation.

I hope this helps,


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