Properties of the number 38
Referring to the man cured by Jesus at the pool of Bethesda who was infirm since 38 years (Jn 5,5), saint Augustin makes of this number the symbol of the sickness.
J. Boehme sees there "Lucifer, the will of the Devil".
Represent the principle of the cosmic or celestial life.
Represent "the ratio of the individual initiation to the cosmic organization, kind of differentiation resulting from an effort of initiative - 3 + 8 = 11; 1 + 1 = 2", according to R. Allendy.
Among the 49 appearances of Christ to Dozule to a mother of family, 38 times the Son of the Man appears to her directly to entrust to her a particular message.
The magic squares named "panmagic squares" and that, for Edouard Lucas, we name generally diabolic, have surprising properties: the sum of numbers taken on the partial diagonals equal the magic number. Moreover, if we cut out the square following a line or a column, and that we reconstitute it by putting pieces differently (but without to invert lines and columns) it remains magic. Here is an example of this magic square whose sum gives 38:
2 15 5 16 9 12 6 11 14 3 17 4 13 8 10 7
The number 38 is used 5 times in the Bible.
In the Bible, 38 numbers appear both under their ordinal and cardinal form.
Last modification: December 19, 1998