The city had a massive high wall, with 12 gates. Twelve angels were at the gates; the names of the 12 tribes of Israel’s sons were inscribed on the gates.
The city wall had 12 foundations, and the 12 names of the Lamb’s 12 apostles were on the foundations.
So they collected them and filled 12 baskets with the pieces from the five barley loaves that were left over by those who had eaten.
As for the two pillars, the one reservoir, and the 12 bronze bulls under the water carts that King Solomon had made for the Lord’s temple, the weight of the bronze of all these articles was beyond measure.
We were 12 brothers, sons of the same father. One is no longer living, and the youngest is now with our father in the land of Canaan.
“Take fine flour and bake it into 12 loaves; each loaf is to be made with four quarts.
1 Chronicles 6:63
The Merarites were assigned by lot 12 towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and Zebulun according to their families.
down the middle of the broad street of the city. The tree of life was on both sides of the river, bearing 12 kinds of fruit, producing its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree are for healing the nations,
The 12 gold bowls full of incense each weighed four ounces measured by the standard sanctuary shekel. The total weight of the gold bowls was three pounds.
“Aren’t there 12 hours in a day?” Jesus answered. “If anyone walks during the day, he doesn’t stumble, because he sees the light of this world.
The exiles who had returned from the captivity offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel: 12 bulls for all Israel, 96 rams, and 77 lambs, along with 12 male goats as a sin offering. All this was a burnt offering for the Lord.
Now choose 12 men from the tribes of Israel, one man for each tribe.
At the end of 12 months, as he was walking on the roof of the royal palace in Babylon,
Then He gave him the covenant of circumcision. After this, he fathered Isaac and circumcised him on the eighth day; Isaac did the same with Jacob, and Jacob with the 12 patriarchs.
And Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord. He rose early the next morning and set up an altar and 12 pillars for the 12 tribes of Israel at the base of the mountain.
As for Ishmael, I have heard you. I will certainly bless him; I will make him fruitful and will multiply him greatly. He will father 12 tribal leaders, and I will make him into a great nation.
“Speak to the Israelites and take one staff from them for each ancestral house, 12 staffs from all the leaders of their ancestral houses. Write each man’s name on his staff.
This was the dedication gift from the leaders of Israel for the altar when it was anointed: 12 silver dishes, 12 silver basins, and 12 gold bowls.
While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father’s concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard about it.Jacob had 12 sons:
They departed from Marah and came to Elim. There were 12 springs of water and 70 date palms at Elim, so they camped there.
A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of 12 stars on her head.
2 Samuel 17:1
17 1 Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Let me choose 12,000 men, and I will set out in pursuit of David tonight.
so that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom. And you will sit on thrones judging the 12 tribes of Israel.
Then they came to Elim, where there were 12 springs of water and 70 date palms, and they camped there by the waters.
When He was 12 years old, they went up according to the custom of the festival.
1 Kings 7:15
He cast two hollow bronze pillars: each 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference.
1 Kings 4:7
Solomon had 12 deputies for all Israel. They provided food for the king and his household; each one made provision for one month out of the year.
1 Kings 10:20
Twelve lions were standing there on the six steps, one at each end. Nothing like it had ever been made in any other kingdom.
1 Kings 11:30
Then Ahijah took hold of the new cloak he had on, tore it into 12 pieces,
1 Kings 18:31
Elijah took 12 stones—according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord had come, saying, “Israel will be your name”—
Or do you think that I cannot call on My Father, and He will provide Me at once with more than 12 legions of angels?
Jesus said to them, “I assure you: In the Messianic Age,when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on 12 thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel.