INTERPRETATION OF NUMERICAL SYMBOLS OF JOHN THE APOSTLE

Author(s): 
List of sections: 
Religious studies - theology, philosophic anthropology, philosophy of culture
Mounth / Year: 
2013, September
Issue of the journal: 
1
Pages: 
50-52
Type of the article: 
Scientific article
Abstract: 

The article deals with a wide range of issues logically linked together by a common idea regarding explanation of the meaning of symbolic determinations in works of John the Apostle. The author analyzes Chapter 21 of the Gospel of John. The author considers the number 153, indicating the number of «big fishes» caught. The author justifies the semantic meaning of number 153, associated with cyclical processes on Earth.

Keywords: 
numerical symbolism, cycle, numbers 153, 108, 216 and 666, life cycle, periodic processes
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