The Meaning of The Number 8 (biblestudy.org)
In Hebrew the number eight is (Sh'moneh), from the root (Shah'meyn), "to make fat," "cover with fat," "to super-abound." As a participle it means "one who abounds in strength," etc. As a noun it is "superabundant fertility," "oil," etc. So that as a numeral it is the superabundant number. As seven was so called because the seventh day was the day of completion and rest, so eight, as the eighth day, was over and above this perfect completion, and was indeed the first of a new series, as well as being the eighth.
Eight is 7 plus 1. Hence it is the number specially associated with Resurrection and Regeneration, and the beginning of a new era or order. When the whole earth was covered with the flood, it was Noah "the eighth person" (2Peter 2:5) who stepped out on to a new earth to commence a new order of things. "Eight souls" (1Peter 3:20) passed through it with him to the new or regenerated world.
Hence, too, circumcision was to be performed on the eighth day (Genesis 17:12), because it was the foreshadowing of the true circumcision of the heart, that which was to be "made without hands," even "the putting off of the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ" (Colossians 2:11). This is connected with the new creation. The firstborn was to be given to God on the eighth day (Exodus 22:29-30).
Backtracking; The seventh biblical month we are commanded to rejoice and dwell in "booths" (tents) for 7 days. It is known as the Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot. This is a most joyous time delighting in the abundant harvest, fruit and blessings YHWH has so graciously gifted us. It is complete, we are full, satisfied...our cups are overflowing. What a grand celebration for YHWH's people! And then it commences on the last great *8th day.
I will be the first to declare, I am full! And my husband's quiver is overflowing! (BIG SMILE) How can I not wake up every morning thanking The Creator for a husband who welcomes life, encourages me to be a keeper of the home and entrusts me as our children's educator? How can I not be in such awe at the fruit of my womb? HIS creation and ways are so wonderfully beautiful- indeed! I understand that I will not always be so fertile. And I am content with the reality that one of these days my womb will close. In fact, this was the first time in 7 years that I did not get pregnant within 3-5 months postpartum. Albeit it seems that it was during this joyous Feast of Tabernacles that we conceived our eighth blessing!
I find it interesting to note that none of our children are born in the same month. But it looks like this 8th child will be born the same month as our firstborn. And my natural self wonders could this be a new era of fertility? Perhaps I will have almost an entire year in between children from here on out. Or there is always that possibility that it may be our last. Either way I earnestly pray, to YHWH be the glory for HIS love endureth forever!!!