"7 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel coming up from the east, having the seal of the living God. He called out in a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea: 3 “Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” 4 Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel.

5 From the tribe of Judah 12,000 were sealed,

from the tribe of Reuben 12,000,

from the tribe of Gad 12,000,

6 from the tribe of Asher 12,000,

from the tribe of Naphtali 12,000,

from the tribe of Manasseh 12,000,

7 from the tribe of Simeon 12,000,

from the tribe of Levi 12,000,

from the tribe of Issachar 12,000,

8 from the tribe of Zebulun 12,000,

from the tribe of Joseph 12,000,

from the tribe of Benjamin 12,000."

As you know, this quote is from the Book of Revelation, I am interested in knowing why the number of sealed ones is equal in all the tribes?

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    This is a mirror of the OT in ten-fold but for the end times. These are the those who will war and pave the way in the end times. “So there were recruited from the divisions of Israel one thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.” ‭‭Numbers‬ ‭31:5 and they won’t be defeated, if you like they will always succeed‬ “and they said to Moses, “Your servants have taken a count of the men of war who are under our command, and not a man of us is missing.” ‭‭Numbers‬ ‭31:49‬ Jun 20 '19 at 12:58
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    That the number is equal for each tribe would indicate that the number is a spiritual allusion, not an attempt to catalogue the number of persons to be saved in the day of judgement from each of the twelve tribes. What that spiritual allusion is, exactly, is a matter of interpretation based on the content of scripture, generally.
    – Nigel J
    Jun 20 '19 at 16:10
  • What I heard was that the number 12 represented something in Hebrew Numerology, and the value 1000 did not specifically represent 1000 but of huge quantity, and since the only reference was who told me, and it's reliability is based on perspective. I add this in the comments, in the case further research feels appropriate. Good luck getting the answer.
    – Decrypted
    Jul 3 '19 at 2:14
  • God apparently knows the number of hairs on our heads! (Luke 12:7) Sep 25 '19 at 23:36

360 Degrees in a full circle of the ecliptic, one year. One degree movement of the Sun, or Son, around the circle is equivalent to four minutes. Four multiplied by 360 equals 144,000. Divide the 144,000 by the 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 Tribes of Israel, 12 apostles, whatever you decide. The answer is 12,000. The four winds are the children of Horus; Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John; and/or the Fixed signs of the Zodiac. They had the Face of a Man, Wings of the Eagle, A lion, and his sole was of a calf; Aquarius, Scorpio, Leo, Taurus.

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    – agarza
    Aug 8 at 23:29

Re:" Why an equal number from each tribe? " Was the question asked. REVELATION chapter 7 verse 4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed :and there were sealed an hundred and fourty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel" The answer is: "The number is SYMBOLIC 12 x 12 speaks of "PERFECTION OF GOVERNMENT". 12 x 12 x 1000 would represent a Super Government. So to answer your question " Why an equal number from each tribe?" As stated "It's Bible Numerics for the Ruling Government " who will rule and reign with Jesus for a 1000 years here on earth at a future time. ITS SYMBOLIC Good question.

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