Robert Belanger (19 July 2011)
"Meaning of Numbers in Bible: The Number Forty-Two (42)"

http://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/42.html

The above link is to the work of E.W. Bullinger, a noted expert on the meaning of Biblical numbers. Obviously, he disagrees with the interpretation of another number analyst mentioned in a message on this site.

What is the truth? One says it is a good number associated with Christ's second coming, and the other says it is associated with the Antichrist. Can the number 42 be both good and bad? Perhaps it depends on the context to decide which it is?  

Robert