I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at
the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God,
as ye all are this day.
THE NUMBER 123 has an obvious elementary character from its near universal use as a symbol of simplicity and
elementary education as seen, for example, in the phrase "its as simple as ABC, 123." This number also marks
the Greek form of the Hebrew name Gamaliel, the teacher of the great Apostle Paul.
This further integrates with the root meaning of Gamaliel, which is based on the word gamal (camel), the root of Gimel, the name of the
Third Hebrew letter. These various lines continue to converge in that its plural, gamallim, also sums to 123, and that the
Third Letter is a symbol of the Third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit who nourishes, guides, and weans us as we grow
in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thus the fact that Paul was "brought up at the feet of Gamaliel" has
a rich set of symbolic overtones from a host of biblical sources.
Factors: 3 x 41
Related Numbers: 287 = 7 x 41 (The Spirit of Wisdom)