Properties of the number 26
According to R. Allendy, "it associates the idea of the cosmic differentiation, 20, with that of providence or the Karma, 6, and with that to the liberation of the nirvana, 2 + 6 = 8". It would represent also the individual initiative in the fight against the sin.
It is the number of generation from David to Christ according to the evangelist Luke and also the number of generations between Moses and Adam. The genealogy of Sem comprises twenty-six descendants.
In the Psalms, the God of Israel promises to the nations the iron rods and in chapter XXVI of the Leviticus, an avalanche of curse is pronounced against his people among which "a sky of iron". The atomic number of iron is 26.
Jesus was 26 years old when died his adoptive father Joseph, according to visions of Mary Agreda.
According to the Talmud, the Torah would have been revealed to Israel to the 26th generation of the history of the world, that is to say starting from Adam. It is Moses who, to the 26th generation of the world, receives the Torah transmitted by God.
The 26 ganglions of the sympathetic system of the human bodies.
The 26 letters of the Latin alphabet.
Anniversary of marriage: weddings of opal.
Numerical value of the name of God in Hebrew formed of the Hebraic letters yod, he, waw and he, YHWH, 10+5+6+5=26. This name of 4 letters giving 26 is found in the 4th chapter of the Genesis with its 26 verses, beginning with Adam and ending by the name of God.
By using as correspondence table A=1, B=2, ..., Z=26, we find that the name of God in English, GOD, gives 26.
The number 26 is used only once in the Bible.
The Gospel of Luke uses on the whole 26 different numbers, which are numbers 1 to 3, 5 to 12, 15, 18, 30, 40, 50, 60, 72, 80, 84, 99, 100, 500, 5000, 10000 and 20000.
The number 18 is used 26 times in the Bible.
The word "Beloved", representing the Lord, appears 26 times in the Song of Songs. The words prescription and baptism are used 26 times in the Bible. The word "merciful" is used 26 times in the NRSV.
Last modification: December 19, 1998