Two hundred she goats, and twenty he goats, two hundred ewes, and twenty rams,
-- Gen. 32:14 (KJV)
Jacob decided to give Esau two hundred and twenty goats and two hundred and twenty sheep. Why is the number 220 so prevalent? This gift was so weird because people in ancient times usually gave thousands of their livestock in order to make amends for their previous wrongs.
The reason why the number 220 was used has been explained in James Harrison's (not the football player's) book, "The Pattern and the Prophecy." 220 is deemed to be a friendly number. If you take all of the factors of 220 and add them up (1+2+4+5+10+11+20+22+44+55+110), then you get a total of 284. If you take all of the factors of 284 and add them up (1+2+4+71+142), then you get a total of 220. Therefore, the gift was a representation that Jacob wanted to rekindle his friendship with his brother Esau.
Numerical Analysis: The numerical pattern for this verse is 5, 4, 9, 3, 2, 1. (5) To stay in God's presence, give. (4) To stay in God's Word, give. (9) To overturn evil, give. (3) To stay in the Spirit, give. (2) To be delivered, give. (1) To stay in the anointing, give.