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 Number of the Beast.Numbers. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Numbers (from 1 to 13),
 
theological symbols:—   1
       
(1) The Unity of God.
(2) The hypostatic union of Christ, both God and man.
(3) The Trinity.
(4) The number of the Evangelists.
(5) The wounds of the Redeemer: two in the hands, two in the feet, one in the side.
(6) The creative week.
(7) The gifts of the Holy Ghost (Rev. i. 12). Seven times Christ spoke on the cross.
(8) The number of the beatitudes (Matt. v. 3–11).
(9) The nine orders of angels (q.v.).
(10) The number of the Commandments.
(11) The number of the apostles who remained faithful.
(12) The original college.
(13) The final number after the conversion of Paul.
 


 Number of the Beast.Numbers. 

 
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