Twelve Apostles - days in the wilderness tempted by the...

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Twelve Apostles From the New Testament, the main appearence of twelve is, of course, the 12 Apostles, or disciples. They are a popular art motif; on cathedrals, the 12 disciples are often arranged in 4 groups of three. This also relates twelve to seven : both are composed of 3 and 4, one by multiplication and one by addition, and both 7 and 12 are important astrological numbers. Thirteen and Bad Luck Slide 15-27: Last Supper The number of faithlessness and betrayal, the number of the twelve apostles plus Judas. Forty and More Bad Luck Temptation of Jesus
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Slide 8-108: Duccio. Fisher, Sally. The Square Halo. NY: Abrams, 1995. p. 69 Recall that forty was the number of trial and privation; days of the Great Flood, and the number of years Moses wandered in the desert. In the New Testament, after Jesus' baptism he was 40
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Unformatted text preview: days in the wilderness, tempted by the devil. The 40 days of lent commemorate this event. 666 - The Number of the Beast Probably the best known number from the Bible is the mysterious number of the Beast of Revelation. Rev. 13, 18: And here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. Some interpreted the beast as the antichrist, Nero, Mohammed, or the Pope. The theologian Peter Bengus wrote a 700 page book, mostly devoted to 666, which he found equivalent to the name of Martin Luther. Luther replied with an analysis equating 666 with the duration of the Papal regime and rejoiced that it was so near its end....
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