David Broussard uses mortar nails to create the beautiful and rustic 18 Nail Wall Cross. The number 18 in Hebrew is the word “chai” which means life. The vertical arm has 12 nails representing the tribes of Israel. The cross bar has 6 nails representing the number of man.
* Smooth finish
* Steel hanger attached
* 18″ x 8 1/4″ Wt = 1/2 lb
The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 18
The significance of the number eighteen in the Bible comes from its symbolic meaning for bondage. After taking possession of the promised land, the children of Israel were in bondage to several nations and peoples before Saul was made king. Two of their enemies, Eglon the Moabite king and the Philistines (with the help of the people of Ammon) oppressed them for 18 years (Judges 3:12, 14, 10:7 – 8). God freed the Israelites from Eglon through Ehud (who would become one of Israel’s judges). He used Jephthah in the East and Samson in the South and West to free his people from the Ammonites and Philistines.
Bondage, however, can also be spiritual in nature. Jesus healed many demonically possessed or influenced people during his ministry. On one particular Sabbath, while teaching in a Synagogue, Jesus healed a woman that had a ‘spirit of infirmity’ which had bent her over for 18 years!
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