Properties of the number 66
Represent the reduction or the loss of the faith to the Divine Plan, having to causes the bad tendency of the individual initiative to want direct that only by the intelligence and the human reason.
Sixty six persons of the family of Jacob came in Egypt. (Gn 46,26)
The purification of a woman giving birth to a girl lasted 66 days. (Lv 12,5)
In the Bible of Ostervald, the Old and the New Testament contain 66 books.
The book of Isaiah contains 66 (7x7+17) chapters, three of them having 6 verses: chapters 4, 12 and 20. And 4+12+20 = 36 is 6x6.
In the Book of Adam, this apocryphal text of which the antique Chaldean tradition appoints also "Nazarene Code", it is written that whoever will ask the death will pose by himself 66 obstacles that will prevent him to arrive to the Life. According to the tradition, this sacred book would have been given to Adam by the archangel Raphael immediately after his fall in the matter in order that he could guide and illuminate himself on the rough path of the terrestrial life, and arrive to extract himself from that in order to reintegrate his original state.
It is at the age of 66 years that Ezekias, great priest of Jews, leaves with Ptolemy (master of Syria) and others residing for Egypt, according to Hecaty in Against Apion.
The sum of numbers 1 to 66 gives 2211 considered by some esoteric or sacred texts as divine since they make of it the numbered representation of God and the Temple.
To offer a means of growing rich quickly, to preserve from the evil and to attract all the graces of God, some "tolbas" (or magicians) of North Africa propose at who are interesting a talisman containing a magic square having as value 66:
21 26 19 20 22 24 25 18 23
The few 600 giant stone statues on the Easter Island measure on average 66 feet each one.
The height of the great sphinx of Gizeh, near to Memphis, is 66 feet, and its length is 187 feet.
With 66 geostationary satellites orbiting around the Earth, it is possible to retrace and to localize any point or place on the surface of the Earth.
This number is linked in a certain manner to the number 666: 1/66 = 0.0151 515 151 515... et 151+515 = 666.
Numerical value of the word "Binak" (Intelligence) of the sephirotic Tree of the Cabal, according to Abellio.
By using the correspondence A=1, B=2, ..., Z=26, we discover that the name of "the man" in French ("l'homme") gives 66 as numerical value, just as that dead ("mort") and to curse ("maudir") give each one 66. By using the opposite correspondence (A=26, Z=1), we find that the word cross (in French "croix") gives also 66.
In the Islamic religion, the name of the God Allah written in Hebraic letters gives 66 as value numerical: Aleph 1, Lamed 30, Lamed 30, He 5.
The numerical values of Hebrew word ALEIK meaning "The Lord your God" with kaph final equal to 20, ANIE meaning ship, and AKILE meaning food, gives each one 66.
The number 66 is used 2 times in the Bible.
Six numbers in the Bible are multiple of 66, and the sum of their occurrence gives 11. And, 6 x 11 = 66. Also the sum of the occurrences of all numbers of the Bible multiples of 11 and written in their cardinal form gives 66.
The word "curse" is used 66 times in the OT. The word "nude" is used 66 times in the NRSV.
Last modification: December 19, 1998