four hundred thousand myriads - how many is this?

by The Nothing Man 8 Replies latest jw friends

  • The Nothing Man
    The Nothing Man

    Looking through Hebrew literature, the numbers four hundred thousand myriads and four thousand myriads appears. What is the exact size of a Hebrew myriad?

  • RisingEagle

    I, much like the translators of the NWT, can't speak or write ancient Hebrew so I'm not much help to you on your question. I did think that myriad is from the Greek and meant ten thousand as in myriameter=10,000 meters. If it's the same it would be four billion. But, then, it's all Greek to me.

  • BurnTheShips
  • The Nothing Man
    The Nothing Man

    Thanks guys, any advances?

  • Mysterious

    A myriad is 10^4 or 10,000.

    So four hundred thousand myriads is 400,000 x 10,000 = 4,000,000,000 (4 billion)

    And four thousand myriads is 4,000 x 10,000 = 4,000,000 (4 million)

    On a side note a myriad myriad is the largest number that was named in ancient greek times and that was equal to 100,000,000 or one hundred million. Hope this clears things up.

  • Gopher

    1. Myriads on myriads of brothers
    Stand at my side to be,
    Each one a faithful witness,
    Keeping integrity.
    Myriads there are on myriads,
    Truly a mighty crowd.
    In all the nations of the earth,
    They sing God's praise aloud.

    2. Myriads on myriads of brothers,
    All clad in raiment white,
    Stand in Jehovah's temple,
    Serving him day and night.
    Myriads there are on myriads.
    Gladly they let men know
    That to Jehovah and his Lamb
    They their salvation owe.

    3. Myriads on myriads of brothers
    -They preach both far and near
    God's everlasting good news,
    Letting all peoples hear.
    And as they keep on preaching,
    Though sometimes they're oppressed,
    Christ to the pastures green leads them,
    Where they find peace and rest.

  • Hope4Others

    May I provide you the piano to play this gopher? lol


  • nomoreguilt

    Gopher!!! I wish to thank you for sticking that DAMN song in my head first thing in the morning. LMAO!! Ya, first thing I thought of when he said " Myriads" was that song. CULT brainwashing.


  • Narkissos


    I replied your pm before I saw the thread.

    Mysterious is correct -- except for the second figure, 4,000 x 10,000 = 40,000,000 (40 million).

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