Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Myths, folklore, and symbolism
fifty: In the Bible it is the number for joy and the feast. The 50th day after Easter (originally after the beginning of the harvest) was a joyous harvest festival for the Hebrews. Every 50th year the slaves were freed, debts forgiven, and extended rest from work was taken. The first Pentecost, the descent of the Holy Ghost, took place 50 days after Christ's ascension. (Herder)

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