Properties of the number 97
Symbolize the Church of the Christ.
Age of the apostle James, the Minor, when he was put to death. It was on the year 62 of Jesus-Christ. Saint Jerome and saint Epiphane agree to tell that the Rescuer himself, the day of his Ascension, confided to the zeal of James the care of the Church of Jerusalem. It is to reply to this desire of their Master that the apostles anointed him first bishop of Jerusalem. He had to direct this Church during thirteen years.
The Gregorian calendar is regulated for a period of 400 years in which there are 97 leap years.
It is the total number of pyramids of various sizes that there are in Egypt.
The word church is used 97 times in the Bible, 97 times in the NT.
Last modification: December 19, 1998