Some Interesting Numbers

from Are We There Yet?

I’m preparing some notes for a class on Matthew and its emphasis on the Kingdom of God.

Here are some interesting numbers on particular words (not just in Matt., but all of Scripture). The results are from Biblegateway.com, using their keyword search of the ESV.

For the first part I looked up words specifically linked with the ideas of kingdom and authority. 

  1. Kingdom- 353
  2. King- 2,525
  3. Prince- 195
  4. Reign- 269
  5. Ruler- 115
  6. Lord- 6,709
  7. Authority- 97
  8. Master- 171
  9. Rule-  115

Total- 10,630

The second part, I just looked up words connected with what I might expect to be important subjects based on what I hear in sermons, popular explanations of the Gospel, etc….

  1. God- 4,156
  2. Jesus- 1,058
  3. Messiah- 2
  4. Savior- 42
  5. Saved- 108
  6. Salvation- 175
  7. Spirit- 588
  8. Money- 129
  9. Tithe- 35
  10. Father- 1,621
  11. Heaven- 692
  12. Hell- 17
  13. Praise- 238
  14. Pray- 316
  15. Prayer- 154
  16. Sin- 1,199

Total- 10,530

I know it’s not exactly scientific, but does it point out a deficiency in our teaching?

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