The Meaning of Numbers in the Scriptures: The Number 1. The number 1 is only divisible by itself. It symbolizes in the word of God unity and primacy, and the oneness of the Godhead. What is known as the Shema (or Shema Yisrael), a quote of verse four in Deuteronomy 6:4 that is often used in Jewish prayer services, attests to this fact. The phrase holy one appears 52 times in Scripture.