The eleventh year in which Ezekiel prophesied against Tyre (Ezekiel 26:1) and against Egypt (30:20 and 31:1) was the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in which Jerusalem was broken up. Its significance is to impress us with the fact that Tyre and Egypt should be broken up, as Jerusalem had been.
How is the number 11 found in Jesus’ life?
The life of our Lord on earth was about 33 years (a multiple of eleven), and then He was “cut off,” and “we see not yet all things put under Him” (Daniel 9:26; Hebrews 2:8).
The eleven hundred days of defective administration
Eleven hundred occurs only twice, both referring to days of defective administration, marked by the fact that there was “no king”:–
Judges 16:5, the Philistine bribe which deprived Israel of their mighty judge and deliverer, Samson.
Judges 17:2, etc., connected with the introduction of idolatry into Israel, which brought with it trouble and disintegration; added to God’s order and ordinances for them; and in the end caused the ruin and loss of all government.
Dan and Ephraim were the two offending tribes, for Micah, who made the image with the eleven hundred shekels, was from Ephraim, and the tribe that stole it and his priest was the Tribe of Dan. Both are omitted from the tribes in Revelation 7, according to the declaration of God in Deuteronomy 29:18-20, that the “man, woman, family, or tribe” which should introduce idolatry into Israel, “the LORD shall BLOT OUT HIS NAME.”
Who were the eleven kings and rulers offended by being told the truth?
The kings and rulers who greatly offended themselves when they were told the TRUTH by one of God’s servants are:
Pharaoh, Exodus 10:28.
Balak, Numbers 24:10.
Jeroboam, 1Kings 13:4.
Ahab, 1Kings 22:27.
Naaman, 2Kings 5:12.
Asa, 2Chronicles 16:10.
Joash, 2Chronicles 24:21.
Uzziah, 2Chronicles 26:19.
Jehoiakim, Jeremiah 26:21.
Zedekiah, Jeremiah 32:3.
Herod, Matthew 14:3.
Additional commentary on the Biblical Meaning of 11 *
The importance of the number eleven is that it signifies disorder and judgment and is used 24 times in the Bible. The designation “11th” is used 19 times in scripture. Coming after 10 (law and responsibility), the number 11 represents the opposite — the irresponsibility of breaking the Law, which brings disorder and judgment.
In Genesis 11, men rebelled against God and built the tower of Babel. God judged them by confusing their language, resulting in chaos. In the eleventh year of Zedekiah, the last king of Judah, God executed His final judgment against Judah with the complete destruction of Jerusalem and the temple and the exile of the remaining Jews to Babylon.
￼Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
￼Rev 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
￼Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
￼Rev 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Matt 20:1For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. 2And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. 5Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. 6And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? 7They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
8So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. 9And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. 10But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. 11And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house, 12Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day. 13But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? 14Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. 15Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? 16So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.