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40 Forty

RulerBarBlu.gif, 4 kB 40 represents probation, trial and chastisement.
RulerBarBlu.gif, 4 kB 40:
Forty days to test a child of God. During this time no food or drink is eaten.
Forty weeks for a child to be in the womb.

Jesus was on the earth for forty days after His resurrection. (Acts 1: 3)
It is 40 years after the crucifixion of the Jesus Christ that Jerusalem was taken by the Romans and that the Temple was destroyed.
The 40 days of fast that Buddha made to the desert before to exert his apostolate.

Joshua searched the land 40 days (Numbers 14: 34).
Joshua 14: 7 He was 40 years old.

Moses was in the presence of God when he received the ten commandments. (Exodus 24: 18; 34: 28)
He lived to be 120 years old. He spent 40 years as an Egyptian prince,
40 years as a shepherd
and the last 40 years in the exodus.

Elijah fasted after he ran away from persecution. He lived forty days on the strength of the bread and water that he received from an angel. (1 Kings 19: 8)
Noah was in the protection of God while it rained forty days and nights. (Genesis 7: 12)

The kings chosen by God reigned for forty years. David, Solomon.
1 Kings 2: 11. And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years:
seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.

According to the Egyptians, it is the number of days necessary in order that the soul becomes definitively delivered of his body. Indeed, following the death of the physical body, the etheric body spends globally 40 days to be dissolved in the universe. As long as it is not fully dissolved and that particles which constitute it did not join the various elements of the nature, the conscience of the defunct will remain linked, more or less closely, to the terrestrial world in which he evolved. This is why a religious ceremony is celebrated 40 days after a death in some traditions in order to facilitate the definitive liberation of the conscience of the being with his habits and his material fasteners. It should however not confuse with what it is called the etheric energy which it is totally extracted of the body after the three days following the death.

For Islam, the universe is supported by 40 pillars;
the 40 supports of the dome of the Mosque of Omar in Jerusalem

40th Birthday of person in Japan: beginning of the old age - shoro.
RulerBarBlu.gif, 4 kB Literal:
Forty days after the birth, Jesus was presented to the Temple of Jerusalem for his legal purification, according to the established law.
The 40 days of fast of Jesus in the desert. (Mt 4,2)
Forty days separate the Ascension of Jesus of his Resurrection. (Act 1,3)
The Flood of Noah lasted 40 days. (Gn 7,4)
Elijah walked 40 days and 40 nights before to reach the Horeb mount. He fasted during 40 days before to begin his public ministry and he remained 40 days on the Carmel mount. (1 K 19,8)
The priest Eli had been judge of Israel for 40 years. (1 S 4,18)
Moses was 40 years old when he was called by God and that he killed an Egyptian, and escaped in the desert of Midian. He kept the herd of Jethro during 40 years. He resided finally 40 days and 40 nights to the summit of the mount Sinai before to receive the Tables of the Law. (Ex 24,18)

During 40 day Goliath defied David.
The children of Israel lived during 40 years in the constraint with the Philistines. (Jg 13, 1)
The Hebrews wandered 40 years in the desert. (Nb 32,13)
The reign of Joash lasted 40 years in Jerusalem. (2 Ch 24,1)
The people of Nineveh had to repent during 40 days. (Jon 3,4)
Isaac was 40 years old when he married Rebekah. (Gn 25,20)
The embalming of Jacob was prolonged during 40 days. (Gn 50,3)
The reign of David on Israel lasted 40 years, just as the reign of Solomon in Jerusalem. (1 K 2,11 and 11,42; 2 Ch 9,30)
Ezekiel supported the iniquity of the house of Juda during 40 days.
The 40 emissaries of Canaan.
The 40 years of repentance of Adam after his corrupt practice.
Forty is the number of chapters of the book of the Exodus of the Old Testament.

RulerBarBlu.gif, 4 kB And the stars of heaven fell to earth as the fig tree casts the unripe figs (122*40) of it.

RulerBarBlu.gif, 4 kB The number 40 is used 98 times in the Bible.
Some biblical scholars believe that Aramaic (the language of the ancient Bible)
did not contain an easy way to say 'many things' and used a term which has come down to us as 40.
This means that when the bible -in many places -refers to '40 days,' they many days