Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Friday the 13th: Cause for Repulsion or Rejoicing?

Today is "Friday the 13th," and I myself have been a bit superstitious in the past about this particular phenomenon, as well as the number 13 in general. I am certain there are at least a few of your out there who have shared in my past paranoia. So, I submit for your consideration--and comfort--the origin of the fear of 13 and of the day, Friday the 13th, with a super quick lesson on biblical numerology. The last section contains a bit of trivia that you'll definitely want to know. Seriously, you will kick yourself later if you don't read it right now.


The fear of Friday the 13th has a couple of unpronounceable names. Below you can find the aforementioned unpronounceable names and some etymology mumbo-jumbo, but the tl;dr is, these long words mean what I already said they mean: fear of Friday the 13th (the day, not the film). 

Friggatriskaidekaphobia or Paraskevidekatriaphobia: [1], a word derived from the concatenation of the Greek words Paraskeví (Παρασκευή) (meaning Friday), and dekatreís (δεκατρείς) (meaning thirteen), attached to phobia (φοβία) (meaning fear). The term is a specialized form of triskaidekaphobia, a simple phobia (fear) of the number thirteen appearing in any case.The number 13 – Fear of the number is referred to as Triskaidekaphobia (from Greek tris=three, kai=and, deka=ten) - Paraskeví (Παρασκευή) (meaning Friday). 13 is the 6th prime number.

Some possible reasons for fear of the number 13 apart from 
the distinction of Friday:

  1. There were 13 at the Last Supper.
  2. Friday the 13th is attributed as the day the that the plan, collaborated by Kink Philip IV of France and Pope Clement V, to slaughter the Knights Templar took place
  3. When a group of objects or persons is divided into 2, 3, 4, or 6 equal groups there is always one leftover, “unlucky” object or person
  4. 13 is the number of full moons in a year
  5. In Norse mythology the number is unlucky because at a banquet in Valhalla Loki once intruded, making 13 guests, and Baldur was slain (this is similar to the Last Supper idea)
Now, let's look at Friday as the sixth day of the week.

The number 6 - THE NUMBER OF MAN:

  • Man was created on the 6th day.
  • Man labors 6 days only.
  • The Serpent was created on the 6th day.
  • The 6th commandment is "Thou shalt not murder." 
  • Six words are used for man: Adam, ish, Enosh, gehver, anthropos, and anar.
*Also, 6 x 6 = 36; 36 + 35 + 34 + 33 + 32 . . . 5 + 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 = 666. This is the number of the antichrist. This means that the name of the antichrist in Greek adds up to 666. This is a mockery of the Trinity.

And now...

The True Origins of the Fear of Friday the 13th


At midnight on the eve of the night of the Passover, the 14th of Aviv (April), the first day [a Friday] of the first month of the Hebrew calendar, in Egypt ‘there was not a house where there was not one dead (Exodus 12:6; 12:18; 13:4). The Egyptians dated this catastrophe the 13th of the month of Thout (April), which also became the first day of their first month, recording that; ‘The 13th day of the month of Thout is a very bad day… This superstitious tradition has continued all the way to present day and has truly become the most widespread superstition in the world.


Our Passover

The lambs were to be killed by the head of the household (transferred later to the priests in the Temple, Deut. 16:1-6) "between the evenings" of the 14th, or at twilight.

Passover occurred that night. This was Friday the 13th on the Egyptian calendar. Jesus was killed on the 14th of Nisan, 32 AD at the ninth hour or 9:00 A.M.

By 32 AD there were so many lambs to be inspected the 10th - the 13th was the time of inspection and the 14th from 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. was the timeto kill them.

So, Jesus was crucified on the 14th of Nisan according to the Hebrew calendar, which is Friday the 13th on our calendar.

In addition to Jesus being crucified on a Friday, some theologians hold that Adam and Eve ate from the forbidden fruit on a Friday, and that the Great Flood began on a Friday. I couldn’t find good confirmation for the Adam and Eve theory; nor could I find anything substantial to prove that the Great Flood began on a Friday, but let’s look at an interesting fact about the Flood that can be confirmed, and which is also linked to the Exodus and the Crucifixion.

The Flood

This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. (Exodus 12:1-2 KJV). Below is a chart comparing the old or civil Hebrew months and the new or religious months.

Civil (Old)           Religious (New) 

Tishri (Ethanim)                       
Cheshvan (Bul)                         2                               
Chisleu                                        3                              
Tevet                                          4                             10 
Sh'vat                                          5                             11 
Adar                                            6                             12 
Nisan (Aviv)                               7                              
IIyar (Zif)                                  8                               
Sivan                                           9                               
Tammuz                                   10                              
Av                                              11                               
Elul                                            12                               
When was Noah's new beginning?

And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. (Gen. 8:4 KJV)

Remember though that the 7th month in the old calendar is the 1st month in the new. So the ark came to rest on Ararat on the 17th of Nisan or on the same day as Christ was resurrected and the same day as Israel "passed" from death to life though the waters of the Red Sea.

Is that amazing or what?!

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