The number of verses in the Pentateuch is usually stated at
5845, the mnemonic sign of which is a word in Isaiah xxx. 26,
the letters of which stand for 5845. The verse reads, "Moreover,
the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun." The
Masorites tell us that the number of verses in the Psalms is
2527, and in the two Books of Chronicles 1656.
The world is to last six thousand years. Two thousand of these are
termed the period of disorder, two thousand belong to the dispensation
of the law, and two thousand are the days of the Messiah; but because of
our iniquities a large fraction of the latter term is already passed and
gone without the Messiah giving any sign of His appearing.
THE TALMUD, _Sanhedrin_, fol. 97, col. 1.