Properties of the number 70
Number corresponding to the totality of an evolution, an evolutionary cycle being completely completed, according to Saint Augustin.
Number representing the universality according to the Bible.
The corresponding Hebraic letter is hain, which corresponded to the sixteenth mystery of the Tarot: the house-God, symbol of fall, collapse, catastrophe - there is agreement with the idea of termination of cycle, according to R. Allendy.
Seventy years, the duration of days of a king. (Is 23,15)
The 70 weeks prophecy of the book of Daniel. (Dn 9,24)
The 70 years of captivity of Babylonian of two of the twelve tributes of Israel. (2 Ch 36,21)
Ezekiel sees 70 ancients adoring the idols. (Ezk 8,11)
The 70 palm trees of Elim. (Ex 15,27)
Jacob has fathered 70 children. (Ex 1,5)
One gave 70 money weight to Abimelech. (Jg 9,4)
Abdon had 70 sons and nephews.
The psalmist establishes the ordinary course of the human life at 70 years. (Ps 90,10)
The 70 peoples of the earth dispersed after the sacrilegious construction of the tower of Babel, fault that falls down on the whole humanity. (Gn 10)
Age of Kenan when he fathered Mahalalel. (Gn 5,12)
The 70 Hebrews who entered with Jacob in Egypt. (Gn 46,27)
Egyptians cried the death of Jacob during 70 days. (Gn 50,3)
The law required that mothers went to the temple of Jerusalem, 70 days after the arrival of a girl, to offer a lamb of one year and a turtledove or a young pigeon.
The Very Blessed Virgin had 70 years old at her Assumption. Thus she lived 21 years after the death Jesus, just like there had 21 years between the presentation of Jesus to the Temple at 12 years and his death at 33 years (according to visions' of Mary Agreda and Maria Valtorta). According to some mystical revelations, little before her Assumption, the Virgin would have prayed and asked to the Lord the liberation of all souls in the purgatory and this grace would have been granted to her at the moment of her removal. These souls would have thereafter participated to the Coronation of the Virgin to the Sky. Also it is habit to believe that in each celebrates the Assumption, celebrated on August 15, the Very Blessed Virgin goes down to the purgatory and goes up to the Sky followed by a multitude of souls which she has delivered.
The Presentation of Jesus to the Temple occurred 70 weeks after the Announcement made by Gabriel to the temple to Zachariah, that is to say the equivalent of 490 days: 180 days from the Announcement at the temple to the Annunciation, 270 days from the Annunciation to Christmas, and 40 days from Christmas to the Presentation, the total giving 490 days.
To the court of Caiaphas, 70 members of the great Sanhedrin participate in the judgment of Jesus, according to visions' Ann-Catherine Emmerich.
The tradition wants that the fire of the sacrifice was preserved 70 years hidden under water during the captivity of Babylon.
According to Testaments of the 12 patriarchs, God asked 70 angels, whose among them Saint Michael Archangel, to teach to the 70 families descended from Noah 70 languages, and to keep the holy language, that is to say the Hebrew, only in the house of Sem, Eber, Abraham...
According to the Apocalypse of Moses that relates the life of Adam and Eve, Adam then old of 930 years and being to the term of his life, was struck by God of 70 wounds in his body. He asks to Eve and to Seth to go to the gates of the paradise and to implore to receive the oil that derives from the tree of the paradise in order to cure his pain. But God sends Michael Archangel to tell to Seth that this oil will be given to him only at the end of times, when all flesh will resuscitate.
According to the Gospel of the Aquarius, 70 disciples would have been sent by Jesus.
According to the fourth book of Ezra, this one, inspired by God, makes write 904 volumes in forty days. He receives order to publish the firsts and to put in reserve the lats 70 to transmit them to the wise people "because in them there is a source of intelligence and a fountain of wisdom and a river of science".
The mummification lasted 70 days for the Egyptians.
The 70 generations where Azazel and his servants were made captive, after having been chained by the archangel Raphael under the order of the Lord, before come the day of the judgment and their condemnation, according to the "Book of watchmen" known also under the name "The Travels of Enoch".
In the Islamic religion, the Koran has seven esoteric senses according to Muslim mysticisms. It is also sometimes question of 70 senses.
The Zohar indicates that there are 49 interpretations of Scripture, and that can even to go up to 70 degrees of interpretations. The Zohar teaches also that the earth is divided into 70 zones corresponding to the 70 peoples. All these zones surround the Holy Land: 10 are contained in the center of the 60 others.
Mohammed saw to the sky an angel having 70 thousands heads and each head was equipped of 70 thousands mouths. The face of the Almighty was also covered of 70 sails in order that nobody saw Him.
According to the legend, to the birth of Buddha, 70 virgins were charged to serve him whose 7 had to bathe him, 7 to dress him, 7 to hold him clean, 7 to amuse him by games and 35 by songs and the music.
The cycle of Saros of 70 eclipses. It is a duration period of 6586 days during which the process of the eclipses is renewed in the same order, which already allowed to the Chaldeans to anticipate them with accuracy.
The seas represent 70% of the surface of the Earth.
Anniversary of person in Japan: rare age - koki.
Numerical value of the word "Chokmah" (Wisdom) of the sephirotic Tree of the Cabal, according to Abellio.
By using as table of correspondence A=1, B=2, ..., Z=26, Andrew Bouguenec found that the French words "MESSIE" (messiah) and "L'OINT" (anoints) give each one 70.
The number 70 is used 61 times in the Bible, of which only once in the NT.
In the OT, God has warned the people of Israel 177 times, following to the reject of His love and His mercy. Israel answered favorably 70 times of these exhortations and was blessed. For the 107 others, Israel did not listen the warnings and was severely punished during long years.
In the Bible, 70 numbers are multiple 30, and the sum of their occurrence gives 405.
The number 70 is used three times in the Koran. (Koran VII,153; IX,81 and LXIX,32)
The word yoke is used 70 times in the Bible and by 70 times in the NT Jesus is called a man.
Last modification: December 19, 1998