Properties of the number 10000
Symbol of plenitude, the fertility and the abundance.
Saint Paul said to Corinthians: "for even though you might have 10000 slaves to look after you in Christ, you still have no more than one father". (1 Co 4,15)
Saint Paul wrote: "When I am in the assembly I would rather say 5 words with my mind, to instruct others as well, than 10000 words in a tongue." (1 Co 14,19)
To find what there is the best, we choose one among 1000 or 10000. (Sg 5,10; Si 6,6 and 16,3)
"Though a 1000 fall at your sides, 10000 at your right hand, you yourself will remain unscathed." (Ps 91,7)
The Lord promises that the enemies will fall under the sword if 5 Israelites pursue 100 of them , and 100 Israelites pursue 10000 of them. (Lv 26,8)
The people said to David: "you are 10000 times more valuable". (2 S 18,3)
The 10000 beings, according to the Yi-King, evoking the totality of things.
The 10000 verses of each of the twenty books which would have written Zarathustra.
Ten thousand guardian angels escorted Mary and Joseph during their trip to Bethlehem, for the birth of the Word, according to the visions of Mary Agreda.
For the Chineses and the Mongols, the swastika cross (sign of salvation in ceremonies) means the 10000 truths which concern the mysteries of the Invisible Universe, the Primordial Cosmogony, of the Theogony. It symbolizes the movement, the energy, the forward walking. Hitler, inverting its orientation, used it as emblem of the Nazism.
"The Tao has fathered one, one has fathered a two, two has fathered three and three has fathered ten thousand", wrote Lao-Tseu.
The number 10000 is used 45 times in the Bible.
The number 10000 is used only once in the Koran. (Koran VIII, 9)
Last modification: December 19, 1998