Properties of the number 28
The Dr. Allendy observes that the number 28 combines cyclic times: 4 and the evolutionary times: 7. "It is the spiral of the evolution unfolding among the perpetual cycles of the nature; it is the being progressed in the permanent oscillations of the Cosmos". From the mystical viewpoint, this number shows the Initiate, 8, bringing back the antagonism of the cosmic force, 20, to the unit - 2 + 8 = 10.
Second perfect number because this number is equal to the sum of its aliquot parts.
It is the number of chapters of the Gospel of Matthew and also of the Acts of the Apostles.
Ecclesiastes, in the chapter 3 verses 2 to 8, enumerates 28 "times" in these 7 verses: There is a time for giving birth and a time for dying, for planting and for uprooting what has been planted, to kill and heal, to destroy and build, to cry and laughter, to mourn and dance, to throw stones away and to gather them, to embrace and to refrain from embracing, to search and lose, to keep and discard, to tear and sew, for keeping silent and to speak, to love and to hate, and finally a time for war and a time for peace.
Jehu reigned during 28 years on Israel to Samaria. (2 K 10,36)
Twenty eight armed Pharisees escort Jesus when he bears his Cross until the Golgotha, according to visions of Ann-Catherine Emmerich.
The 28 signs of cross does by the priest to the mass.
Number of days that would have contemplated Buddha under the fig tree, according to Buddhists, corresponding to one lunar month.
The 28 paradisiac or angelic levels which exist above the human state, according to the Brahmans.
Inside the Great Pyramid, 28 miniature tombs are sculpted in the "wall of stone" of the Great Gallery.
The 28 Izeds in the Persian religion.
Osiris reigned 28 years.
In Cabal and in Hinduism, one day and one night of Brahma are equivalent to 28 existences of Indra.
Socrates fixes to 28 members the contingent of the first Master's team.
The Chinese have a zodiac of 28 animals.
The 28 lunar houses - seven times four.
The number 28 has an important role in the Julian calendar, since it corresponds to the solar cycle of 28 years to the end of which the days of the week return to the same days of the month. In the 6th century, Denys the Small used this solar cycle that he multiplied with the lunar cycle of 19 years to obtain the Easter cycle of 532 years - 19 x 28. In a period of 532 years counted according to the Julian calendar, the feasts of Easter follow one another in the same order at the same date.
Number of days of the "emotional" cycle in the biorhythm.
Age to which the man generally finishes his growth.
Twenty eight heartbeat are necessary in order that a red globule traverses all the circuit of our body.
The menstrual cycle of the woman is approximately 28 days.
It is the number of letters of the Arab and Spanish alphabet. It is also the number of letters of the alphabet that we find in the teaching of the Koran and so, it takes the aspect of the mystical revelation, the closer to the truth because it is claimed that the face of God would be made of 32 letters.
Anniversary of marriage: tourmaline weddings.
Numerical value of the word "good" in Hebrew, tob, according to Abellio.
The number 28 is used 5 times in the Bible.
The number 13 is used 28 times in the Bible.
The Bible of Jerusalem counts in the Old Testament 7 books called "The wisdom books" starting from Job until the Ecclesiasticus (or Ben Sira). These 7 books used on the whole 28 different numbers.
The words disciplines and celestial are used 28 times in the Bible.
Last modification: December 19, 1998