Forty is one of those important numbers in the Bible. Note this:
1. Noah was saved through an ark from rain which took 40 days and 40 nights.(Gen. 712)
2. Embalming dead body of Jacob took 40 days (Gen. 50.3)
3. Moses was in the mountain to collect 10 commandments for 40 days and 40 nights( Exodus 24:13,28) He was with Jehovah without eating
4. Israelites spies took 40 days doing spy job in Canaan(Numbers 14:34)
5. Israel travelled 40 years from Egypt to Israel instead of 3 days as a punishment.(Numbers 14:34).
6. Land had peace for 40;years Judges 8:28
7. Goliath spent 40 days intimidating Israelites(1 Samuel 1716).
8. David reigned 40 years (1 Kings 2:11)
9. Solomon reigned for 40 years (1Kings11:42)
10. Elijah did not eat 40 days and 40 nights (1 Kings 19:8).
11. Prophet bearing sins for 40 days which each year was equivalent to one year (Ezekiel 4:6).
12. Nineveh was to be overthrown in 40 days Jonah (3:4)
13: Jesus fasted 40 days 40 nights (Mathew 4:2).
14. Jesus spent 40 days on Earth after resurrection (Acts 1:3).
Men who wrote different Bible books over a period of 1500 were 40.
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