lol, I assume you have no idea how funny that statement is?Originally Posted by dark_glaive
Considering that Judism, Christianity, and Muslims all base their religions off of the Old Testament in the Bible. "it is just something they say is in the Bible". lol!
The 144,000 however come from Revelations chapter 7 in the New Testament. There are alot of interpetations as to what it means.The number 144,000 comes from 12,000 of each of the 12 tribes. The number 12 has a great deal of symbolism and power in Biblical text. So 12x12 is considered even more powerful.1 AND after these things I saw four angels• standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds• of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
2 And I saw another angel ascending• from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
3 Saying, Hurt• not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed• the servants of our God in their foreheads.
4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred• and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel•.
Another interpetation of Revelations 7 is that that is just the number of leaders sealed since in verse 9 it says:To each their own.9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds•, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms• in their hands;