In these examples the sequences are contained in the numbers 3 and 7. In the number 3 there is the 2+1 sequence. In the number 7 we have the 2+1 sequences which manifest itself as the 6+1 sequence of 7. A Biblical example of God sequencing the number 10 this way is found in 5-12th chapters of the book of Exodus in the Bible. In this example, God sent 10 plagues upon Egypt because Pharaoh refused to let Israel go. God sequenced the 10 plagues by the persons who executed them.
Plagues Dispensed with Moses and Aaron-Using the Rod
1. Rod upon the water - water is turned into blood
2. Rod over water -frogs cover the land -
3. Rod strikes the dust - lice
Plagues Dispensed by God Directly
4. God directly - flies
5. God directly - cattle and animals die
Plagues Dispensed with Moses and Aaron-Using Rod
6. Hand threw up ashes -boils
7. Hands stretched to heaven - hail
8. Locust -Hands stretched over land - locust
9. Hands to heaven - darkness
Plagues Dispense by God Directly
10 God directly - The “Passover” - death of the first born of Egypt
God sequenced the 10 plagues by the persons who executed them. Moses and Aaron were chosen to execute 7 of the plagues and God executed 3 of the plagues directly Himself. Moreover, God sequenced Moses and Aaron’s 7 plagues using His 3+4=7 sequence. The first 3 plagues involving them are sequential (1,2,3). The next four plagues that Moses and Aaron are involved in are also sequential (6,7,8,9). Therefore, 3 of their plagues are grouped together and 4 of their plagues are grouped together (3+4=7).
God sequenced His 3 direct plagues by using His 2+1 sequence. In the Bible, God sequenced the 4th and 5th plague directly; Those two are together sequentially. Then He executed the 10th plague which is the +1 of His 3 plagues (2+1). This is the plague that caused Pharaoh to let Israel go. Again, the 10 plagues were created by adding +1 sequences together, hence, (3+4) + (2+1) =10). The 7 plagues of Moses and the 3 plagues that God executed directly equal 10 plagues.
Adding the 2+1 Sequence and the 6+1 Sequence
In Exodus 20:1-17, God gave Israel His 10 commandments at Mount Sinai. This is another example where He sequenced the number 10 by adding His +1 sequences three and seven. For example, the first 3 commandments have to do with honoring God Himself. An example of this is found in Exodus 20:1-17.
1 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
2 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
3 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain.
The remaining 7 commandments reflect the 6+1 sequence. Six commandments are about interpersonal relationships between people.
1 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
2 Thou shalt not kill.
3 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
4 Thou shalt not steal.
5 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
6 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.”
The +1, the seventh is a commandment to honor the Sabbath day as a Holy Day of rest (6+1).
7 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
This is yet another example of how God sequenced the number 10 by adding +1 sequences. Another example of this prime number combination in the Bible, is found in Yahweh’s instruction to Israel about the number of animals for some sacrifices. I shall cite two examples of many found in the Bible.
“11 And in the beginnings of your months ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot;
12 And three tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, for one bullock; and two tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, for one ram;
13 And a several tenth deal of flour mingled with oil for a meat offering unto one lamb; for a burnt offering of a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD.
14 And their drink offerings shall be half an hin of wine unto a bullock, and the third part of an hin unto a ram, and a fourth part of an hin unto a lamb: this is the burnt offering of every month throughout the months of the year.”
This was a burnt offering to be performed at the beginning of each month. In this burnt offering 10 animals were sacrificed.
7+3 = 10 Animals for this burnt offering and others like it. In the 3 is the 2+1 sequence or types of animals. Two bullocks and one ram = 3. The seven lambs are about the same.
The ten animals (7+3= 10) reflect the symbol of the number 1. This is in keeping with the 10% of tithe, which also uses the symbol of the number 1 and the first fruits, offered to God, which also uses the symbol of the number 1.
The same holds true for the burnt offering on the first day of unleavened bread.
For instance in Numbers 28:17-19, the Bible states:
“17 And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.
18 In the first day shall be an holy convocation; ye shall do no manner of servile work therein:
19 But ye shall offer a sacrifice made by fire for a burnt offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, and seven lambs of the first year: they shall be unto you without blemish: “
Again, there are 3+7=10 animals for this burnt offering. God used this type of sacrifice in many of the burnt offerings that He commanded.