Properties of the number 52
Represent the fight, factor of evolution for creatures, incarnated in the Cosmos, according to R. Allendy.
Represent the material food - providing from the earth and the water -, by opposition to the spiritual food, that the incarnated man has to eat to live in the matter.
Uzziah reigned 52 years in Jerusalem. (2 K 15,2)
In the rosary of the seven pains of the Virgin Mary, the prayer of the Ave Maria is told 52 times.
The ancient Mexicans divided the time in periods of 52 years, waiting the end of the world to the term of each of they. It is the number of the Aztec century, 13 x 4, called the small cycle. We find it in the ligature of the years for the duration of the suns, in particular the first and the fourth sun, which have a duration of 676 years, are considered as being the most perfect since they contain only the two numbers 13 and 52 whose product gives 676.
One of the Mexican games, named the patolli, kind of game of Goose, has a diagram which is a cross divided into 52 boxes, figuring the number of years of the divinatory cycle and solar.
The 52 treaties of Nag Hammadi (texts or sacred writings) discovered on 1945 in the village of the High Egypt, hidden in a cave dug in the mountain of the "Djebel el Tarif". The place is called Nag Hammadi.
There are 52 white notes on the keyboard of a piano.
The 52 weeks of the solar year.
In Hebrew, the numerical value of the word Elohim is 52 by using the gematria in "n": 1+12+5+10+24=52.
The number 52 is used 6 times in the Bible.
Last modification: December 19, 1998