Properties of the number 10
Symbol of the matter in harmony - 4 + 6.
Represent the Creator and the creation, 3 + 7, the Trinity resting in the expressed universe.
For Pythagoras, 10 was the symbol of the universe and it also expressed the whole of human knowledge.
Sum of 5 + 5, the number 10 represents the two opposite current directions of the conscience: involution and evolution.
According to H.- P. Blavatsky, the 1 followed by 0 indicates the column and the circle, meaning the principle of the female and male, and this symbol would refer to the Androgyne nature and also to Jehovah, being at the same time male and female.
The zero in the form of circle is a symbol of unit, completing then the meaning of the number 1 to show that the number 10 contains all preceding numbers as a whole contains its parts.
Represent the first couple, the marriage: 1 = the man, 0 the egg fertilized by the 1. The ten gives the indication of a spiritual regression since the marriage is a consequence of the fall of the man.
The number ten is regarded as the most perfect of numbers, because it contains the Unit that did it all, and the zero, symbol of the matter and the Chaos, of which all came out; it then includes in its figure the created and the non-created, the beginning and the end, the power and the force, the life and the nothing.
It represents the straightness in the faith because it is the first number "in extension" (of two digits), just as hundred and thousand, explains Hugues of Saint-Victor.
According to Agrippa, "ten is called the number of all or universal, and the complete number marking the full course of life." Also he attributes to it a sence of totality, the achievement, the return to the unit after the development of the cycle of the first nine numbers.
Represent the revelation and the Divine Law.
At the Mayas, it represents the end of a cycle and the beginning of another. The ten was regarded as being the number of the life and the death.
In China, the cross represents the number 10 - as the totality of the numbers.
The Holy Spirit descended on the apostles ten days after the Ascension of Jesus.
The ten leprous heal by Jesus. (Lk 17,11)
The ten pounds given at ten servants in the parable. (Lk 19,13)
The ten horns of the Beast of the Revelation with the ten diadems on each of horns. (Rv 13, 1)
The ten impotent powers against the love of God. (Rm 8,38)
The ten vices that exclude from the kingdom of God. (1 Co 6,10)
The ten nations whose hostility towards Israel was constant. (Ps 83,7-9)
Boaz took ten witnesses to marry Ruth. (Rt 4,2)
God move back the shadow on the sundial of Ahaz of ten degrees as a sign that He was going to deliver Hezekiah from his mortal sickness and the city where he was. (Is 38,1-8)
The ten plagues of Egypt sent by God by the intermediary of Moses, according to the Bible: the water changed into blood, the frogs, the midges, the big flies, the plague on the animals, the epidemic of ulcer and tumours, the hail and the thunder, the grasshoppers, the three darkness days, finally the death of the firstborns in each Egyptian family. (Ex 7-11)
The Ten Commandments of God given to Moses. (Ex 20,1)
The ten generations from Adam until Noah. (Gn 5)
The man is the tenth hierarchy of the "celestial chorus" that will replace, after the last judgement, the rebellious angels.
The Genesis is composed of ten chapters talking about the history of the world according to Darry: "Three of them talk about the creation and the life of Adam in the Garden of Eden. They correspond to the cabalistic world of the emanation. Three talk about the descendants of Adam and the preparations of the Flood. They correspond to the cabalistic world of the creation. Three talk about the Flood and its immediate consequences. They correspond to the cabalistic world of the formation. The tenth by establishing the descendant of Noah informs us of the realization of a humanity in conformity to the intentions of God."
In his letter to Marcella, saint Jerome mentions ten divine names which he located in the Hebraic Bible. Here are those names such as given by the Latin Patrology (Paris, Migne, 1842, volume 22, col. 428-429): EL; Eloim; Eloe; Sabaoth; Elion; Eser Ieje; Adonai; Ia; Yod, He, Waw, He; and Saddai.
According to revelations received by Mary Jane Even, the Virgin Mary would have felt a very great pain in her Soul after the sentence of death of His Son, before His Resurrection occurred. These dark days were so hard to Her that She seemed to die of sorrow. Because of Her prayers and Her suffering which would have exceeded any human capacity, Jesus would have preceded of ten hours His Resurrection in response to Her supplications.
The ten days while is opened the Book of the life, according to the Judaic tradition, between the Roshashana and the Yom Kippour.
The ten people necessary to open a Synagogue, in the Jewish religion.
According to the visions of Maria Valtorta, ten Roman knights escort Jesus bearing his Cross until the Golgotha.
Each year, in the Temple of Jerusalem, during the office of Expiations, or Kippour (the most solemn Jewish feasts) the great priest pronounced aloud clearly and distinctly ten times the Name of God, that is to say YHWH.
It is the number of souls that the men possess according to the Chinese tradition: 3 superior souls, the houen, and 7 inferior souls, the p'o.
The ten evil spirits according to the Cabal.
The world was created by ten words, according to the Zohar.
Among the verses of Faust of Goethe, there are:
If nine is one Ten is none Here is all the mystery
The ten degrees in the Jewish mystic, according to the Talmud, necessary to reach the divine glory, Schechimah.
The payment or the tenth of Tithe would be originally an expression of divine right.
The ten Sibyls, or Prophetess, inspired by Apollo, often announcing misfortunes, in an obscure form.
The Chaldeans had ten kings before their famous Flood of Xisuthrus, that ended the year, like the Jews had ten patriarchs before Noah and ten others from Noah to Abraham.
The ten "Lords of existence", Pradjapati, that Brahma created at the beginning as a secondary creative forces.
In the past, the Roman year had only ten months, beginning in March and finishing in December. The Romans divided these lunar months into three parts which they called calends, nones and "ides".
For the Indians, the ten avatars or incarnations of Wischnou represented the ten months of the primitive year during each one whose the god incarnated himself in a new constellation, which some authors think that perhaps the first zodiacs had only ten signs instead of twelve. Wischnou, named Narayane or the god who walks on water, is the Word of Brahma. In his first incarnation he took the form of an enormus fish and the second time, he changed into a turtle. At the third incarnation, he took the form of a boar; in the fourth, a lion man; in the fifth, he took the form of the dwarf named Trivicrama; in the sixth, he incarnates into the person of Rama; in the seventh, he is called Parasurame, or the Great-Rama; in the eighth incarnation, he was Krisna; and in ninth incarnation of Wischnou was Buddha. The tenth incarnation of Wischnou will occur at the end of the world, when the whole divinity will come down as revenger and consumer. After that, the justs will be carried in the residences of the blessed where they will receive their reward.
The ten rules of wisdom that Krichna received in his torment.
The ten moral duties of the Code of Manou.
The ten weeks telling the story of the world that we find in the Apocalypse of the weeks of the Enoch Letter, known also under the name of Book of the exhortation, the writings of the library of Qumran.
The ten "sephiroth" of the Sephirotic Tree of the Cabal which are considered as being divine attributes, as indicates their names:
- Kether: Crown
- Chokmah: Wisdom
- Binak: Intelligence
- Chesed: Grace, Magnitude or Clemency
- Geburah: Justice, Force or Rigor
- Tiphereth: Beauty or Husband
- Netzah: Triumph or Victory
- Hod: Glory or Splendor
- Jesod: Foundation or Basis
- Malchut: Wife, Royalty, Kingdom or Reign
It is alos question of an eleventh "Sephirah" which is not represented on the Sephirotic Tree of the Cabal. Its name is "Daath" or "Ain-Soph", the unknowable one.
The ten "weeks of years" from Noah to Abraham until the moment when Abraham fathered Isaac, according to the book "ages of the creation" of the writings of the library of Qumran.
There are ten various regions of the universe corresponding to the ten various psychic parts of the man.
In the ancient Mexico, the number 10 was represented by two concentric circles or two concentric squares.
The ten petals of the Manipura Chakra located in the area of the navel and the solar plexus.
Each of the thirty six parts of the astrological Zodiacs is divides into ten degrees.
According to Peter Deunov, a maximum of ten possibilities would be given to the man in his life to start loving. Every ten years an opportunity would appear to him to work with this powerful force.
According to the Ancients, there would be ten lessons, ten realities of each truth.
Magic square of 10:
1 4 2 3 2 3 1 4 3 2 4 1 4 1 3 2
Anniversary of marriage: weddings of white iron or tin.
Numerical value of the Hebrew letter Iod, "Ego", representing the active principle by excellence.
The number 10 is used 244 times in the Bible.
The number 4000 is used 10 times in the Bible.
The number 10 is used eight times in the Koran. (Koran II,192; II,234; V,91; VII,137; XI,16; XX,103; XXVIII,27 and LXXXIX,1)
The words "And Elohim tells" are repeated 10 times at the beginning of the Genesis. The word family is used 10 times in the NT and the words chalice, fisherman and Messiah, 10 times in the Bible.
Last modification: December 19, 1998