This post has been edited by lesliefain: 03 October 2007 - 09:30 PM
What Does The Number 13 Mean? Ive been seeing it since my husband was murdered on 4-13
Posted 04 October 2007 - 07:11 PM
The number thirteen is like any other number, but it has taken on a negative connotation over the years.
The number of participants at the Last Supper
Counting both Judas Iscariot and Matthias, there were thirteen apostles
Thirteen was once associated with the Epiphany by Christians, the child Jesus having received the Magi on his thirteenth day of life.
In Judaism, 13 signifies the age a boy matures (bar mitzvah).
The number of principles of Jewish faith according to Maimonides
According to the Torah, God has 13 Attributes of Mercy
In modern day Wicca, thirteen is considered the maximum size of a coven, and in some traditions is the ideal number of members, and there are also 13 goals of a witch.
A Significant Number
For various reasons 13 is considered a number carrying a special significance in many cultures.
The stall numbers at the Santa Anita Park show that 13 is considered an unlucky number in horse racing.Thirteen is regarded as an unlucky number in many cultures. Fear of the number 13 is termed triskaidekaphobia. The thirteenth of a month is likewise ominous, particularly when it falls on a Friday in some English-speaking cultures, Russia and Germany (see Friday the 13th) or a Tuesday in the Greek and Spanish-speaking world.
Thirteen may be considered a "bad" number simply because when a group of 13 objects or people is divided into two, three, four or six equal groups, there is always one leftover, or "unlucky", object or person.
It was suggested by Charles Platt writing in 1925 that the reason 13 is considered unlucky is that a person can count from 1-12 with their 8 fingers, two thumbs and 2 feet, but not beyond that, so the number 13 is unknown, hence frightening, hence unlucky. This idea discounts the use of toes or other body parts in counting.
Some Christian traditions have it that at the Last Supper, Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th to sit at the table.
According to another interpretation, the number 13 is unlucky because it is the number of full moons in a contemporary year, but two full moons in a single calendar month (mistakenly referred to as a blue moon in a magazine article of the 1940s) only happens about every 2.5 years. 
Early nursery rhymes stated there were thirteen months in a year because of the natural moon cycle that was used to count the lunar year. In England, a calendar of thirteen months of 28 days each, plus one extra day, known as "a year and a day" was still in use up to Tudor times. The lunar year was the easiest to count for cultures before scientific methods existed to observe the movement of the earth around the sun, so it was associated with worship of the pagan Great Goddess for thousands of years, which may be another reason for 13 becoming a taboo number. Taboo often is misunderstood when only half of the totem and taboo relationship is recognized. Among religions having totem and taboo characteristics, that which is taboo on a regular basis may become quite sacred on special occasions.
In Tarot decks, the 13th card of the Major Arcana is Death. While Death is rarely interpreted literally, it is possible that this furthered the perception of 13 as an unlucky number.
Another hypothesis about the origin of Friday the 13th as an unlucky day is attributed to this being the day that the Knights Templar were slaughtered in a collaboration between the king of France and the Pope finishing with the burning at the stake of Jaques De Molay.
The legion with which Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon was the Legio XIII Gemina or the 13th legion.
If one considers 1 not to be a prime number, then 13 is the 6th prime number. 6 is sometimes considered an unlucky number due to its association with 666.
In Scotland, there is no terminal 13 in any airport, instead there is a terminal 12B.
Some airplanes skip a row 13, going straight from 12 to 14.
Some tall buildings have resorted to skipping the "thirteenth floor", either by numbering it "14" or as "12a".
Some streets do not contain a house number 13.
The Code of Hammurabi, a collection of laws created ca. 1760 BC, does not contain a thirteenth law.
On the 13th day of the Persian new year (Norouz), people consider staying at home unlucky, and go outside for a picnic in order to ward off the bad luck.
Most race car drivers consider 13 a very unlucky number, as a car carrying that number has never won the Indianapolis 500 or a NASCAR Nextel Cup race, and almost all Formula 1 teams are no longer given the number 13 when car numbers are given out to teams on basis of points. Usually the team finishing seventh in the previous year's championship will take numbers 14 and 15, instead of 13 and 14. Only once in recent years (1991, Ricky Johnson) has an AMA Motocross rider chosen #13 instead of #14. Some NASCAR tracks refuse to have a pit stall #13.
At the Universal Studios sound stages in California, there is no sound stage numbered 13.
Microsoft plans to skip Office 13 for being "an unlucky number," going directly from Office 12 to Office 14. 
The creators of the online game Kingdom of Loathing avoid the number 13 in all of their programming.
In conclusion- if something bad happened to you associated with the number 13, the number will be negative to you, but thirteen is one more than twelve and one less than fourteen- nothing more, nothing less.
This post has been edited by Orates: 04 October 2007 - 07:12 PM
Posted 06 November 2007 - 04:14 PM
What Does The Number 13 Mean?, I've been seeing it since my husband was murdered on 4-13
I have been seeing 13 everywhere and I would like to know what it stands for or means. I feel the Lord trying to tell me something here in my situation.
Dearest lesliefain, I have experienced the loss of a loved one in murder . . .
And the work below about the Hebrew Crown Alphabet Gimel, is linked
to the numerical thirteen (13) . . . I think iT should give you more understanding of why you are having Holy Spirit present the number 13. Much love !
THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM :
Gimel = spinal cord . . .
Our human Central Nervous System functions as our experience,
response, communication with integration, our expression of life
principles, ideals, purpose, our revelations and mission.
[ see also Gate #7, Pearl and STAGE #3, Human Spirit Realm ]
STAGE #3 :
( Human Spirit Realm ) . . .
3/Gimel : The crown alphabet 'Gimel', represents our final earth
stages of survival into eternity, [ 'our heart unites with the crown of
* Specific jewel's to explore, if you are seeking clarity in uniting
your soul with your spiritual mission [ your calling ; gift ], are :
moonstone, quartz, P E A R L
Camel; bridge; weaning; benevolence.
The camel's journey through the desert of this world.
The camel symbolizes the angel of death.
A bridge; the connecting force inherent in nature.
Primordial matter and Divine wisdom.
The soul nursing from its Source.
The process of weaning through which a person learns to be independent.
God's continuous bestowal of lovingkindness and the weaning of the tzimtzum.
The obligation to emulate God by giving to others.
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King James Bible
The carpenter stretcheth out his rule; he marketh it out with a line; he fitteth it with planes, and he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of a man; that it may remain in the house.
Posted 06 November 2007 - 04:44 PM
The tarot card number 13 represents DEATH. (and no, I am not reading Tarot cards. Just remember that one... )
Hope this helps
This post has been edited by Anne: 06 November 2007 - 04:45 PM