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« on: 05/06/2007 09:56:34 »
On Friday 13th 1307, Phillip IV of France ordered that hundreds of Knights Templar be arrested - including their leader Jacques DeMolay - on charges of heresy. They were tortured until they confessed and 3 Grand Masters, DeMolay among them, were subsequently burned to death.

Many scholars believe this is the origin of Friday 13th being considered unlucky.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 05/06/2007 14:13:59 »
That is an interesting story! I have never heard that before.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 05/06/2007 15:59:37 »
My teacher told us that on Firday the 13th!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/06/2007 16:18:21 »
That is cool!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/06/2007 16:19:16 »
The number 12 has long had significance in human culture, from the Zodiac, to the 12 tribes of Israel, the 12 apostles, and the use of 12 in many old numbering systems (remembered in the number of inches in a foot, the number in a dozen), etc.  Thus it would follow that one in excess of a dozen would be inappropriate in some way.

There was ofcourse also the bakers dozen, which was unfortunate for the baker, as it was a free loaf he had to give away to ensure he did not short change the customer.

Friday (although not the 13th) was supposed (although there are contractions in that) to have been the day that Jesus was crucified.

In more modern terms, anything manufactured on a Friday is supposed to have a higher probability of failure as the guys on the production line have their mind more on the coming weekend than on the job.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 05/06/2007 17:57:44 »
George - 12 does indeed have significance in many esoteric beliefs. However, it's not that there are 12 zodiacal signs, 12 apostles, 12 tribes of Israel, etc. In fact, it's exactly the opposite.

The number 12 has had mystical significance since far earlier. It is more likely that those groupings of 12 came about as a result of the significance of the number.

For instance, the Babylonians (who used the base-12 numbering system) were responsible for the 12 zodiacal signs. It is probable that they deliberately constructed 12 patterns from the stars to fit in with their numbering system. In Babylonia and Rome 12 was considered to be a lucky number associated with completion and perfection.

In Gematria, the Hebrew word for "He, Himself" (i.e. referring to God) is הוא which equates to 12. 12 Apostles + Christ = 13 people. The Hebrew words אחד (one) and אהבה (love) = 13. Therefore it is very likely that Jesus brought 12 others to him for that very reason (although, previously, some Jewish sects had considered 13 unlucky as the Hebrew word for death begins with the 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet).

There are many other occult significances of both 12 & 13, but I won't bore you with them here.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 05/06/2007 18:02:43 »
On Friday 13th 1307, Phillip IV of France ordered that hundreds of Knights Templar be arrested - including their leader Jacques DeMolay - on charges of heresy. They were tortured until they confessed and 3 Grand Masters, DeMolay among them, were subsequently burned to death.

Many scholars believe this is the origin of Friday 13th being considered unlucky.

Well, that story was...interesting
 

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« Reply #7 on: 05/06/2007 18:15:01 »
On Friday 13th 1307, Phillip IV of France ordered that hundreds of Knights Templar be arrested - including their leader Jacques DeMolay - on charges of heresy. They were tortured until they confessed and 3 Grand Masters, DeMolay among them, were subsequently burned to death.

Many scholars believe this is the origin of Friday 13th being considered unlucky.

Well, that story was...interesting

Yes, it was... very
 

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« Reply #8 on: 05/06/2007 18:18:08 »
George - 12 does indeed have significance in many esoteric beliefs. However, it's not that there are 12 zodiacal signs, 12 apostles, 12 tribes of Israel, etc. In fact, it's exactly the opposite.

The number 12 has had mystical significance since far earlier. It is more likely that those groupings of 12 came about as a result of the significance of the number.


I did not doubt that (the English/Germanic numbering system clearly has evidence of early base 12 influence, just as the French has a base 20 significance, and both also have traces of base 7 significance).  I was merely using those examples as easily understood consequences of the early significance of the number 12, not that they caused that significance.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 05/06/2007 18:21:35 »
Sorry, I misunderstood you
 

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« Reply #10 on: 05/06/2007 18:30:12 »
I think that I heard somewhere that, according to Biblical mythology, Adam & Eve were thrown out of Eden on the 13th day of creation, that also happened to be a Friday.  I'm not certain about this tidbit, though.

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« Reply #11 on: 05/06/2007 18:35:03 »
That is interesting also!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 05/06/2007 18:40:05 »
Dick - I've not come across that 1. I'll look into it.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 05/06/2007 18:41:16 »
HEH... look what I found. It's very interesting (honest) but he really needs to get out more!  :D

http://gondwanaresearch.com/hp/adam.htm
 

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« Reply #14 on: 05/06/2007 18:46:56 »
LOL LOL!!!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 06/06/2007 00:56:55 »
i was under the impression that they lived in the garden of eden for quite some time... but i haven't heard that story for a very long time, so i guess i'm probably wrong
 

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« Reply #16 on: 06/06/2007 08:58:15 »
i was under the impression that they lived in the garden of eden for quite some time... but i haven't heard that story for a very long time, so i guess i'm probably wrong

It just seemed like a long time to Adam because Eve kept nagging him about apples  :D
 

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« Reply #17 on: 06/06/2007 16:02:03 »
ha ha. i really am going to check this out... there has to be a bible around here somewhere...
 

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« Reply #18 on: 06/06/2007 16:18:52 »
I've had a good look & I can't find anything that says Adam & Eve were kicked out on the 13th day.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 06/06/2007 16:25:52 »
Yeah, nothing in Genesis about that.
 

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« Reply #20 on: 06/06/2007 16:47:58 »
Yeah, nothing in Genesis about that.

I wouldn't expect there to be. I checked the Pseudepigrapha, the Apocrypha, The Book of Jasher, the Koran, & several other ancient texts.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 07/06/2007 06:38:24 »
Good Job Doc! LOL!
 

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« Reply #22 on: 07/06/2007 08:36:18 »
Good Job Doc! LOL!

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« Reply #23 on: 07/06/2007 09:15:08 »
NO YOU DON"T!
 

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« Reply #24 on: 07/06/2007 12:02:03 »
At least, that's what I used to tell the wife!  :D
 

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