4617. A hundred years and eighty years. That this signifies the quality of the state, may be seen from the fact that all numbers in the Word signify things (see n. 482, 487, 575, 647, 648, 755, 813, 1963, 1988, 2075, 2252, 3252, 4264, 4495); thus a "hundred years and eighty years" signify the quality of the thing, or the quality of the state which is treated of. That a "hundred" denotes a full state may be seen above (n. 2636), and "eighty," temptation (see n. 1963), here, by means of temptations; besides other things which cannot be known. For numbers have their signification from the more simple numbers from which they arise by multiplication, as this number from twelve and fifteen, and also from others still more simple.