Properties of the number 80
According to R. Allendy, this number "represents the karmic liberation for the whole of the creatures of Cosmos, or the community of the initiate disengaged of the fate of reincarnations, the communion of Saints or the Great White Lodge".
This number corresponds to the Hebraic letter phe, in form of hung lamp, and to the seventeenth Arcane of the Tarot, the Star, which is represented generally with eight branches.
The Revelation of John speaks about the great hailstones weighing near 80 pounds which fell from the sky on the people. (Rv 16,21)
The prophet Daniel was 80 years old at the time of the banquet given by Belshazzar, where he had to interpret the prophecy written on the wall of the royal palace. (Dn 5,1)
The psalmist fixes the course of the human life at 80 years, "for those who are strong". (Ps 90,10)
Age of Moses when he spoke to Pharaoh. (Ex 7,7)
After that Israelites had conquered peoples of Moab, the country of Israel had peace for 80 years. (Jg 3,30)
Eighty priests accompanied by Azariah, confronting the king Uzziah. (2 Ch 26,17)
In the Koran, chapter XXIV verse 4, it is written: "And those who accuse free women then do not bring four witnesses, flog them, (giving) eighty stripes, and do not admit any evidence from them ever;"
A Buddha has to present, in addition to the 32 characteristic virtues, 80 secondary signs of beauty, according to the Lalita Vistara.
The 80 advisers of Boudhha.
The number 80 is used 16 times in the Bible.
The number 80 is used 2 times in the Koran. (Koran XVIII,59 and XXIV,4)
The words apostle, Gospel and knowledge are used 80 times in the Bible.
Last modification: December 19, 1998