Properties of the number 555
Discernment of the spirits, both good and evil.
An expression of emotion, laughing or crying.
Latakia, Syria is devastated by an earthquake in 555 AD. Latakia is the Biblical Laodicea which is addressed as one of the seven churches in Revelation. It's criticized for being neither hot or cold but lukewarm (Revelation 3:14-19). The Laodiceans are also referenced in Colossians. The Epistle to the Laodiceans mentioned in Colossians 4:14 is thought to have been lost.
In Germay the Peace of Augsburg is established in 1555 AD to end armed conflict between the Catholic and Protestant forces in the Holy Roman Empire. The treaty officially recognizes two religions within the Empire, Catholicism and Lutheranism. This protects Lutherans but leaves Calvinists and Anabaptists open to the charge of heresy. The prince of each region is allowed to decide what religion he and his subjects will adhere to under Cuius regio, eius religio, a Latin phrase translated as "whose realm, his religion".
John Rogers becomes the first Protestant martyr of England under Mary I in 1555 AD. He is burned at the stake for preaching "to beware of the pestilence of popery, idolatry, and superstition" and for his "evil opinion of the Sacrament of the altar" (Foxe's Book of Martyrs ch. XVI). Nearly 300 individuals are burned at the stake under Queen Mary which earns her the infamous nickname of "Bloody Mary".
In 1555 AD Pope Marcellus II becomes the 222nd pope and is immediately followed by Pope Paul IV who strongly affirms the doctrine of extra ecclesiam nulla salus (Outside the Church there is no salvation). Pope Paul IV also issues a papal law forcing Jews into Roman ghettos and ordering them to wear yellow hats or veils as a mark of shame.
Nostradamus publishes the first version of Les Propheties (The Prophecies) in 1555 AD.
The Hebrew contraction הַנֶּ֨שֶׁר adds up to 555. הַנֶּ֨שֶׁר is translated as "an eagle" and is transliterated as hanesher. Not to be confused with the Hebrew נֶּ֨שֶׁר (nesher) which is translated as just "eagle" and has a sum of 550.
The specific structure which adds to 555 can be found in Proverbs 30 where it takes on a negative connotation when compared to "the way of a man with a maid" and "an adulterous woman [who claims] no wickedness" (Proverbs 30:19-20). This context evokes an image of lust and hidden sin.
It is said that an eagle will hover gracefully before attacking it's prey swiftly -- much like the lustful man hovering over his maid and the adulterous woman who makes quick work of her meal. The swift attack of an eagle (555) can also be found in Hosea 8:1, Deuteronomy 28:49, and Ezekiel 17:3. Interestingly, Israel Aircraft Industries developed the Nesher fighter plane in the 1970s; it was soon replaced by the U.S. made F-15 Eagle.
The Greek διάκρισις adds up to 555. διάκρισις is translated as "discernment" and transliterated as diakrisis. See 1 Corinthians 12:10, Hebrews 5:14.
The Greek ἐπιθυμία adds up to 555. ἐπιθυμία is translated as "desire" or "lust" and is transliterated as epithumia. See Mark 4:19, Luke 22:15, James 1:15, 1 John 2:16-17, etc. From ἐπί epi "in" and θυμιάω thumiaó "to burn", with root θύω thuó "sacrifice", "slay", "kill".
In Thai the number 5 is pronounced "ha". So 555 is slang for hahaha, or lol.
In Mandarin the number sequence 555 is pronounced "wu wu wu" (嗚嗚嗚) which is said to sound like a person crying.
In electronics the 555 is a very popular IC which is used as a timer. It's most commonly found in an 8-pin DIP form factor.
State Express 555 is a brand of cigarettes that's very popular in Asia. They're manufactured by British American Tobacco.
The Washington Monument in Washington, DC stands 555 feet.
555 feet is equivalent to 6,660 inches.
The U.S. telephone numbers 555-0100 through 555-0199 are reserved for fictional use while the number 555-1212 will connect to directory assitance nationally. The U.S. area code 555 is also reserved for Directory Assistance.
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Last modification: September 18, 2010