On the Number 54
54 in Mathematics
|1)||The 27th even number = 54|
|2)||The 10th abundant number = 54|
|3)||The 37th composite number = 54|
|4)||The 24th Harshad number = 54|
|5)||The 3rd 19-gonal number = 54 [Formula: 1/2n(17n-15)]|
|6)||Product of the 1st prime and 3rd cube numbers = 2 x 33 = 2 x 27 = 54|
|7)||Product of 2nd odd & 9th even numbers = 3 x 18 = 54|
|8)||Product of 2nd & 4th composite numbers = 6 x 9 = 54|
|9)||Sum of the 2nd through 10th numbers = 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 = 54|
|10)||Difference of the 10th and 1st triangular numbers = 55 - 1 = 54|
Sum of the first 8 Fibonacci numbers =
1 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 5 + 8 + 13 + 21 = 54|
(Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci, 1170-1250)
|12)||Sum of the 1st, 2nd, and 7th square numbers = 12 + 22 + 72 = 1 + 4 + 49 = 54|
|13)||Sum of the 2nd, 3rd, and 9th triangular numbers = 3 + 6 + 45 = 54|
|14)||Sum of the 4th and 15th prime numbers = 7 + 47 = 54|
|15)||Sum of the 5th and 14th prime numbers = 11 + 43 = 54|
|16)||Sum of the 6th and 13th prime numbers = 13 + 41 = 54|
|17)||Sum of the 7th and 12th prime numbers = 17 + 37 = 54|
Sum of the 9th & 11th
prime numbers = 23 + 31 = 54|
Sum of the 12th & 16th odd numbers = 23 + 31 = 54
|19)||Sum of the 7th and 10th lucky numbers = 21 + 33 = 54|
|20)||Sum of the 2nd and 14th lucky numbers = 3 + 51 = 54|
Sum of the 1st and 8th
abundant numbers = 12 + 42 = 54|
Sum of the 2nd and 6th abundant numbers = 18 + 36 = 54
Sum of the 4th and 5th abundant numbers = 24 + 30 = 54
Sum of the 11th & 17th odd numbers = 21 + 33 = 54|
Sum of the 12th and 21st composite numbers = 21 + 33 = 54
Sum of the 11th & 16th even numbers = 22 + 32 = 54|
Sum of the 13th and 20th composite numbers = 22 + 32 = 54
Sum of the 12th & 15th even numbers = 24 + 30 = 54|
Sum of the 14th and 19th composite numbers = 24 + 30 = 54
|25)||Difference of the 50th and 23rd even numbers = 100 - 46 = 54|
|26)||Difference of the 30th even number and 1st perfect numbers = 60 - 6 = 54|
|27)||Square root of 54 = 7.348469228|
|28)||Cube root of 54 = 3.77976315|
|29)||ln 54 = 3.988984047 (natural log to the base e)|
|30)||log 54 = 1.73239376 (logarithm to the base 10)|
Sin 54o = 0.809016994|
Cos 54o = 0.587785252
Tan 54o = 1.376381921
1/54 expressed as a decimal = 0.018518518|
Septendecillion = 1054 = 1 followed by 54 zeros|
In the British system, nonillion = 1054
There are 54 digits in the 10th perfect number
(First 15 perfect numbers)|
The 191st & 192nd digits of pi, π = 54|
The 57th & 58th digits of
phi, φ = 54|
The 76th & 77th digits of e = 54|
e = 2.7182818284 5904523536 0287471352 6624977572 4709369995
9574966967 6277240766 3035354759 4571382178 5251664274
2746639193 2003059921 8174135966 2904357290 0334295260
5956307381 3232862794 3490763233 8298807531 9525101901
(Note: The 99th-108th digits of e = 7427466391 is the first 10-digit prime in
consecutive digits of e. This is the answer to the Google Billboard question
that may lead to a job opportunity at Google.com, San Jose Mercury News, 7-10-2004)
Binary number for 54 = 110110|
(Decimal & Binary Equivalence; Program for conversion)
ASCII value for 54 = 6|
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
Hexadecimal number for 54 = 36|
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
Octal number for 54 = 066|
(Octal #, Hexadecimal #, & ASCII Code Chart)
|42)||The Greek-based numeric prefix tetrapentaconta- means 54.|
|43)||The Latin-based numeric prefix quattuorquinquaginta- means 54.|
|44)||The noun and adjective quattuorquinquagintennary means a group of 54 or a period of 54 years.|
|45)||The noun & adjective quattuorquinquagintennial means lasting 54 years or 54 year anniversary.|
|46)||The noun and adjective quattuorquinquagintennium means a period of 54 years.|
|47)||LIV is the Roman numeral for 54.|
|48)||Wu Shí Sì is the Chinese ideograph for 54.|
Babylonian number for 54.|
Georges Ifrah, From One to Zero: A Universal History of Numbers,
Penguin Books, New York (1987), p. 326
The Hebrew letters
Nun (50) meaning fish and
Dalet (4) |
meaning door add up to the numerical value of 54.
(Hebrew Alphabet, Hebrew Gematria)
54 in different languages:|
Dutch: vijftig-vier, French: cinquante-quatre, German: fünfzig-vier, Hungarian: ötven-négy,
Italian: cinquanta-quattro, Spanish: cincuenta-cuatro, Swahili: hamsini-nne, Swedish: femtio-fyra
54 in Science
|52)||Number of facelets in a Rubik's Cube = 6 x 9 = 54|
Atomic Number of
(Xe) = 54 (54 protons & 54 electrons)|
Xenon is a "noble" or "inert" gas present in the atmosphere (less than 1 ppm by volume).
Xenon is present in the Martian atmosphere to the extent of about 0.08 ppm.
Inorganic & organic compounds whose molecular weight = 54:|
Fluorine oxide F2O = 54.00
Sodium methylate NaOCH3 = 54.03
|55)||Compounds whose melting point = 54oC:|
Acetyl ethyloxamate, CH3CO)NHC2-O2-OC2H5O, MP = 54oC
Carbon tellurosulfide, CSTe, MP = 54oC
Chloroacetophenone, C6H5COCH2Cl, MP = 54oC
Dimethyl oxalate, (NCO2-CH3)2, MP = 54oC
Formyl hydrazine, H2N-NH-CHO, MP = 54oC
Furyl-acrolein, C4H3OCH=CH-CHO, MP = 54oC
Glycerol mono-nitrate (β), (CH2OH)2CH2ONO2, MP = 54oC
Methyl carbamate, NH2-CO2-CH3O, MP = 54.2oC
Sulfuric oxychloride, SO2Cl2O, MP = 54.1oC
Tolyl benzoate (m), C6H5CO2-C6H5CH3, MP = 54-55oC
[Norbert A. Lange, Handbook of Chemistry, Sandusky, Ohio (1952)]
|56)||Rhombidodecadodecahedron: Faces = 54, Edges = 120, Vertices = 60|
|57)||Truncated dodecadodecahedron: Faces = 54, Edges = 180, Vertices = 120|
|58)||Dodecadodecahedron: Faces = 24, Edges = 60, Vertices = 30. Sum of faces & vertices = 24 + 30 = 54|
|59)||Small stellated dodecahedron: Faces = 12, Edges = 30, Vertices = 12. Sum of these = 12 + 30 + 12 = 54|
|60)||Great dodecahedron: Faces = 12, Edges = 30, Vertices = 12. Sum of these = 12 + 30 + 12 = 54|
Sum of edges in three Platonic Solids:|
Cube, Octahedron, Dodecahedron = 12 + 12 + 30 = 54
Cube, Octahedron, Icosahedron = 12 + 12 + 30 = 54
The 54th amino acid in the 141-residue alpha-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Glutamine (Q)|
The 54th amino acid in the 146-residue beta-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Valine (V)
Single-Letter Amino Acid Code
Alpha-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
Beta-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
The 54th amino acid in the 153-residue sequence of
sperm whale myoglobin|
is Glutamic Acid (E). It is next to Alanine-53 & Methionine-55.
[A.B. Edmundson, Nature 205, 883-887 (1965)]
The 54th amino acid in the 124-residue enzyme
is Valine (V). It is next to Aspartic Acid-53 and Glutamine-55
[C. H. W. Hirs, S. Moore, and W. H. Stein, J. Biol. Chem. 235, 633 (1960)]
virus M2 protein is an integral membrane protein of 97 amino acids that is expressed|
at the surface of infected cells with an extracellular N-terminal domain of 18 to 23
amino acid residues, an internal hydrophobic domain of approximately 19 residues,
and a C-terminal cytoplasmic domain of 54 residues.
[S.L. Zebedee & R.A. Lamb, J. Virology, 62, 2762-72 (1988)]
Nucleic-acid binding protein
(Genome Dictyostelium discoideum) has 54 residues.|
It has a molecular weight = 6375.29 with Aspartic Acid (D) as the 54th residue.
[The Encyclopedia of Life Project]
β-sheet Conformational Parameters in 29 proteins:|
Aspartic Acid (Asp): Pβ = 0.54
[Table VIII (p. 71) of P.Y. Chou & G.D. Fasman, Advances in Enzymology 47, 45-148 (1978)]
M54 is a quite conspicuous globular cluster, although Charles Messier,|
who discovered it on July 24, 1778, describes it as "very faint" from his location in Paris.
Messier object M54 has a bright core
of only 2.1' in diameter, with an intense nucleus of about 1', while the outlayers reach out to 6'
on photos, or even to 9.1' at very long exposures. In 1994, it was discovered that M54 was probably
not a member of our Milky Way, but of a newly discovered dwarf galaxy! This galaxy is now called
SagDEG, for Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy. A recent distance estimate for M54 was given at
87,400 light years with a brilliance of about 850,000 suns like ours. M54 is easy to find as it
is close to Zeta Sagittarii, the southernmost star of Sagittarius' "dipper" asterism of 4 or 5 stars
(also called "Milky Dipper", and part of the "Teapot"), namely 0.5 degrees south & 1.5 degrees west.
|69)||NGC 54 is a distant galaxy in the constellation Cetus (Image)|
Asteroid 54 Alexandra|
is a large & dark Main Belt asteroid in the Ceres family. Orbital period 4.47 years.
It was discovered by Hermann Goldschmidt on September 10 , 1858
and named after the German explorer Alexander von Humboldt.
The "C" class main belt zone Asteroid 54 Alexandra occulted a
m = 8.4 star in the early morning hours of May 17, 2005.
Cloth measures: One French ell or thread = 54 inches|
One Flemish ell = 27 inches; One Scotch ell = 37 inches; One English ell = 45 inches.
Rose: Red Imp:|
aka: Maid Marion, Mon Tresor
Miniature / Dwarf Cluster-Flowered
crimson, mild fragrance
average diameter 1"
Bred in Netherlands (1951) by Jan de Vink.
[Ellen Poulsen x Tom Thumb (de Vink, 1936)]
54 in Mythology & History
54 Symbolism: According to mystics: eloquent and long living.|
Physical weak spots: glands, legs. According to the cabala:
good reputation among savants; in low form: ruin of governments.
Gertrude Jobes, Dictionary of Mythology, Folklore and Symbols
Scarecrow Press, New York, 1962, Part 1, p. 566
54-Day Rosary Novena: The Novena consists of five decades of the Rosary each day for 27 days|
in petition; then immediately five decades each day for an additional 27 days in thanksgiving,
whether or not the request has been granted. The meditations vary from day to day. On the first day
meditate on the Joyful Mysteries; on the second day the Sorrowful Mysteries; on the third day
the Glorious Mysteries; on the fourth day meditate again on the Joyful Mysteries; and so on
throughout the 54 days. History: Our Lady of Pompeii appeared on March 3, 1884
"Fifty-Four Forty or Fight"
was a political slogan that became popular|
in the United States by early 1846, calling for the annexation of the entire
Oregon Country up to latitude 54o40' N, the northern boundary of the region.
The 54th day of the year =
(George Frederick Handel, German-born English composer,
was born on this day 2-23-1685 & died on 4-14-1759)
54 B.C. Julius Caesar invades Britain. He fails to conquer the islands,|
but he does open them to Roman trade and influence. Caesar's daughter Julia,
who is married to Pompey, dies. Triumvirate that rules Rome begins to break up.
James Trager (Ed.), The People's Chronology (1979), p. 32
54 A.D. The Roman emperor Claudius dies October 13 at age 63,|
after eating poisonous mushrooms given him by the physician Stertinius Xenophon
as part of a plot inspired by the empress Agrippina. She will seek to rule Rome
through her 16-year-old son Nero Claudius Augustus Germanicus, who will reign
as the emperor Nero until 68 A.D.
James Trager (Ed.), The People's Chronology (1979), p. 37
At Age 54:|
Jacopo Sansovino (1486-1570) builds the library of St. Mark's in Venice (1540).
Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) makes Speech to the Troops at Tilbury
before the defeat of the Spanish Armada (July 29, 1588)
Duke of Malborough (1650-1722) wins the Battle of Blenheim (Aug. 13, 1704)
defeating the French near the village of Blenheim on the Danube River.
Friedrich Bessel (1784-1846) was the first to use the concept of "light year" as a measure
of distance in astronomy (1838). Also a systematizer of the Bessel functions.
Baron Haussmann (1809-1891) is appointed prefect of the Seine département
(1853-1870). He sets about organizing the characteristic wide boulevards of Paris.
Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) publishes Science and Health (1875). She founded the
Christian Science Church at 58, starts the Christian Science Monitor at 88, and dies at 89.
Joshua Slocum (1844-1909) completes the first solo sailing trip around the world (1895-98).
Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) plays the title role in Hamlet (1899).
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), French Post-Impressionist painter dies (1903)
at Atuana on the island of Hiva Oa, in the Marquesas, French Polynesia.
Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936) publishes Experimental Psychology & Psychopathology in Animals
(1903), on the concept of the conditioned reflex. Awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine (1904).
Sir John Ambrose Fleming (1849-1945) invents the two-electrode radio rectifier (1904).
it is also known as the vacuum diode, kenotron, thermionic tube, and Fleming valve.
Émile Durkheim (1858-1917), publishes Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912).
He is known as one of the founders of modern sociology.
Edmund Husserl (1859-1938) writes Ideas: General Introduction to Pure Phenomenology (1913).
Influenced Martin Heidegger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, & Hermann Weyl.
Cass Gilbert (1859-1934) designs the Woolworth Building, New York City (1913)
the outstanding Gothic-style skyscraper. Also U.S. Supreme Court Building (1928-1934).
Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) writes An American Tragedy (1925)
which was made into a film in 1931 and again in 1951.
Irving Berlin (1888-1989) creates the best-selling song of all time White Christmas from the film
Holiday Inn (1942) starring Bing Crosby & Fred Astaire. 113 million single records sold.
Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) marries (June 16, 1943) 18-year old Oona O'Neill,
daughter of playwright Eugene O'Neill. Subsequently they have eight children.
Groucho Marx (1890-1977) stars in his last Marx Brothers film Love Happy (1959).
Fred Astaire (1899-1987), American actor, stars in The Bandwagon (1953) with Cyd Charisse.
Directed by Vincente Minnelli, the film popularized the song "That's Entertainment".
Walt Disney (1901-1966), American film producer opens Disneyland (1955).
Lucio Costa (1902-1998), wins the competition for the masterplan of the new city of Brasilia
(1956), rendered in the shape of an irregular cross, suggesting an airplane or dragonfly.
Walter O'Malley (1903-1979), owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers
moves the team baseball franchise to Los Angeles (1958).
Cary Grant (1904-1986), film actor, takes LSD for the first time (1958)
given to him by a psychiatrist. He says "I have just been born again."
He stars in films Indiscreet and Houseboat in that year (1958)
John Betjeman (1906-1984) writes Summmoned by Bells (1960) his autobiography
in verse. He became British Poet Laureate in 1972, succeeding Cecil Day Lewis.
Billy Wilder (1906-2002) directs The Apartment (1960) starring Jack Lemmon & Shirley MacLaine.
The film won 3 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Screenplay.
Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) writes Stranger in a Strange Land (1961),
his best known science fiction work and The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress (1966).
James Stewart (1908-1997) stars in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962).
Eric Berne (1910-1970), American psychiatrist, writes Games People Play (1964).
John Archibald Wheeler (born 1911) writes Gravitation Theory and Gravitational Collapse (1965)
and publicizes the term "black holes" in astronomy. Conversations with Bohr & Einstein.
Henry J. Heimlich (born Feb. 3, 1920) invents the Heimlich maneuver
to save the life of those who is choking on a piece of food (1974).
Betty Cook (1923-1990) becomes world champion in offshore powerboat racing (1977)
Gloria Vanderbilt (born 1924) starts her "designer jeans" empire (1978).
She publishes Romance Memoir at age 80.
Paul Newman (born 1925), film actor & director, is one or the three drivers
of the car which comes in second in the Le Mans 24-hour race (1979).
This is his first attempt at the race.
Paul MacCready (born 1925) invents "Gossamer Penguin" first solar-powered airplane (1980).
James Stirling (1926-1992), British architect, designs additions to Harvard's
Fogg Art Museum, for Bayer Laboratories, and for Berlin Science Center (1980).
David Lean (1908-1991) directs Lawrence of Arabia (1962) starring Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif,
and Alec Guiness. The film won 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture & Director.
Ingmar Bergman (born 1918) directs Cries and Whispers (1972) starring Harriet Andersson,
Ingrid Thulin and Liv Ullmann. It won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.
Bette Davis (19008-1989) stars in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (1962)
with Joan Crawford (also age 54).
Joseph Losey (1909-1984) directs The Servant (1963) starring
Dirk Bogarde and Sarah Miles, with screenplay by Harold Pinter.
[Sources: World Almanac Book of Who (1980); Jeremy Baker, Tolstoy's Bicycle (1982), pp. 373-377; Web Links]
Stanford Bronze Plaque 54|
is on the ground 58 yards to the right of
Stanford University's Memorial Church.
The plaque is to the left of the archway between
Buildings 60 (Archaelogy) and 70 (Buddhist Studies)
The plaque is dedicated to the Class of 1954.
The first graduating class at Stanford was 1892.
In 1980, Stanford Provost Don Kennedy strolled
around the Inner Quad and calculated that it
would take 512 years for the bronze class plaques
embedded in the walkways to circle the entire
area ending with the Class of 2403.
(Photo by Peter Y. Chou, July 2005)
54 in Geography
Cities located at 54o latitude:|
Kaliningrad, Russia: 54o 43' N latitude & 20o 30' E longitude
Minsk, Russia: 53o 54' N latitude & 27o 33' E longitude
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK: 54o 36' N latitude & 5o 55' W longitude
Leningrad, Russia: 59o 56' N latitude & 30o 16' E longitude
Cities located at 54o longitude:|
Gander, Newfoundland: 48o 57' N latitude & 54o 34' W longitude
Salalah, Oman: 17o 00' N latitude & 54o 44' E longitude
Santarem, Brazil: 2o 26' N latitude & 54o 41' W longitude
54 is used as a code for
international direct dial
phone calls to Argentina|
West-East European Highway from Paris, France to Munich, Germany.|
The road crosses Paris - Chaumont - Mulhouse - Basel - Waldshut - Lindau - Munich.
US Highway 54|
is an east-west United States highway,
running from western Illinois to El Paso, Texas.
California State Route 54|
is a California State Highway in San Diego
that connects Interstate 5 to the city of El Cajon.
The East-West direction runs for 15 miles (24 km).
King's Highway 54|
runs for 43.8 km (27.2 miles)
in Southern Ontario, Canada
Hwy 3 junction in Cayuga;
Hwy 2 & 53 junction at Cainsville
|88)||Studio 54 Theatre
is located at 254 West 54th Street,|
between Broadway and 8th Avenue, New York City
is located at 3 East 54th Street, New York City.|
It has 19 floors with height of 224 feet (68 meters).
Built by Emery Roth & Sons in 1959.
|90)||Hotel Elysée, New York City was
built in the 1920's, and named|
for one of the finest French Restaurants of that era.
With only 101 rooms, the Elysée combines the charm and the
intimacy of a country inn with the comfort & service of a luxury hotel.
Address: 60 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022
is traditional Catholic Bookstore|
located between Washington D.C. and Baltimore.
Address: 238 North Market Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701
|92)||54 floor buildings
Tokyo Opera City Building, 54 floors, 768 feet
Shinjuku Center Building, 54 floors, 709 feet
|93)||54 Bloomsbury Street
was the address of the Rudolf Steiner Publishing Co.|
in London, England. 2 (Rudolf Steiner)
54 in Sports and Games
54th All-Star Game was played at|
Comiskey Park, Chicago, on July 6, 1983.
After 11 years of All-Star losses, the American League beat
the National League 13-3. The AL scored 7 runs for a new
one-inning record. Among their 6 hits (also a record) were
a homer by Jim Rice, triple by George Brett, and a grand slam
by Fred Lynn. Winning pitcher: Dave Stieb, Loser: Mario Soto.
Total Baseball, 4th Ed., Viking, NY (1995), p. 269
(The Baseball Encyclopedia, 8th Edition, Macmillan, NY, 1990, p. 2768)
54th World Series (1957): Milwaukee Braves defeats New York Yankees 4-3.|
Whitey Ford beats Warren Spahn 3-1 in Game 1. Lew Burdett beats Bobby Shantz 4-2 in Game 2.
Don Larsen beats Bob Buhl & five Braves pitchers 12-3 in Game 3. Braves fans even ended up
cheering Yankee Tony Kubek, a Milwaukee native, with 2 homers, 4 RBIs, 3 hits, 3 runs scored.
, Warren Spahn defeats Bob Grim 7-5 in Game 4 on Eddie Mathews 10th inning homer.
Lew Burdett beats Whitey Ford 1-0 in Game 5. Bob Turley beats Ernie Johnson 3-2 in Game 6.
Lew Burdett beats Don Larsen 5-0 in Game 7, stretching his consecutive scoreless innings to 24.
Total Baseball, 4th Ed., Viking, NY (1995), p. 349
(The Baseball Encyclopedia, 8th Edition, Macmillan, NY, 1990, p. 2682)
Hal McRae (1977),
John Olerud (1993),
Alex Rodriguez (1996),|
Mark Grudzielanek (1997), and Todd Helton (2001) are ranked
in 21st place with most doubles in a single season with 54 doubles.
Total Baseball, 4th Ed., Viking, NY (1995), p. 2302
(The Baseball Encyclopedia, 8th Edition, Macmillan, NY, 1990, p. 33)
Jack Barry is
3rd place with 54 sacrifice hits in a single season (1917).|
Babe Ruth (1920, 1928),
Ralph Kiner (1949), and
Mickey Mantle (1961)|
are ranked in 18th place for most single-season homers with 54.
They were ranked 7th in 1996.
(The Baseball Encyclopedia, 8th Edition, Macmillan, NY, 1990, p. 33)
Joe DiMaggio's 54th consecutive hit-game occurred on July 14, 1941|
when he got a hit off Johnny Rigney of the Chicago White Sox. (56-game hitting streak)
Rod Carew of the Minnesota Twins|
had 54 hits in a month in June 1977.
June batting average was .486 (54 for 111)
with 7 doubles, 8 triples, 3 homers,
and 30 Runs Batted In for 28 games.
He won the batting title with .388 (1977),
the highest since Ted Williams' .388 (1957).
Inducted to Baseball's Hall of Fame in 1991
Alex Rodriguez of the Seattle Mariners had
54 hits in a month in August 1996.|
His batting average that month was .435 (54 for 124).
He won the batting championship with .358 for 1996,
with 36 homers, 123 RBI, and a league-leading 54 doubles.
Baseball: Position #5 is assigned to the
Position #4 is assigned to the second baseman.
5-4 or 5 to 4 on a scorecard denotes the 3rd baseman
throw to the 2nd baseman for the putout.
( Baseball fielding positions)
Los Angeles Lakers
has the highest field goal percentage in a season|
with .545 in 1984-1985 (3952/7254)
The Official NBA Encyclopedia, 3rd Ed. (2000), p. 865
Most 3-point field goals made in a 5-game playoff series in the NBA|
is 54 Seattle vs. Phoenix (1997)
The Official NBA Encyclopedia, 3rd Ed. (2000), p. 872
Fewest points made in a NBA playoff game|
is 54 by Utah at Chicago (96) on June 7, 1998
The Official NBA Encyclopedia, 3rd Ed. (2000), p. 874
Fewest field goals made by both teams in a NBA finals game|
is 54 by San Antonio (27) vs. New York (27) on June 18, 1999
The Official NBA Encyclopedia, 3rd Ed. (2000), p. 881
Mark Messier retired after 25 seasons in the N.H.L. His 1887 career points|
the second highest after Wayne Gretzky. Messier will always be remembered
for helping the New York Rangers win their first Stanley Cup in 54 years.
(NY Times, Sept. 13, 2005)
54th Wimbledon Men's Tennis:|
Fred Perry beats Jack Crawford (6-3, 6-0, 7-5) on July 4, 1934.
54th Wimbledon Women's Tennis:|
Margaret Osborne beat Doris Hart (6-2, 6-4) on July 5, 1947.
54th Kentucky Derby
was won by Reigh Count
with Jockey Chick Lang aboard (May 11, 1928).
54th Preakness Stakes
was won by Victorian
with Raymond Sonny Workman aboard (May 11, 1928).
54th Belmont Stakes
was won by Pillory
with Jockey C.H. Miller aboard (June 10, 1922).
54th U.S. Golf Open:
Ed Furgol shoots a 284|
at Baltusrol Golf Course in NJ (June 19, 1954)
|115)||54th Boston Marathon: Kee Yong Ham of Korea wins in 2:32:39 (April 19, 1950)|
Olympics Gold in 400-Meter Run:|
1896 Thomas Burke, United States, 54.2 seconds
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2005, p. 864
Olympics Gold in 400-Meter Hurdles:|
1920 Frank Loomis, United States, 54.0 seconds
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2005, p. 864
Olympics Gold in Swimming 100-Meter Butterfly:|
1972 Mark Spitz, United States, 54.27 seconds
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2005, p. 869
A deck of playing cards has 54 face designs (52 cards + 2 jokers).|
The Joker was introduced at the end of the 19th century by
the Mississippi gamblers on the river boats in America
(History; FAQ about Playing Cards).
54 in Collectibles & Postage Stamps
There are 200 cards in
Wings: Friend or Foe|
Card #54 is "LA-5", Russian Fighter (Topps 1952)
There are 160 cards in
World on Wheels (Topps 1953)|
Card #54 is "Cunningham American Sports Car"
of Flags of the World: Spain (Topps 1956)|
There are 64 cards in
Firefighters (Bowman, 1952)|
Card #54 is "Modern Special Apparatus"
There are 100 Marvel Value Stamps|
issued 1974-1976 in Marvel Comic Books
Stamp #54 comes from
Shanna the She-Devil #3, p. 5
with art by Ross Andru.
Comic Issues containing this stamp:
Astonishing Tales #23, April 1974, p. 31.
Incredible Hulk #181, November 1974.
Man-Thing #13, January 1975, p. 19.
|125)||Postage Stamps with Scott Catalogue #54:|
Note: Stamps were downloaded & resized in same proportion as originals.
Some stamps were retouched in Adobe Photoshop for centering or perforations.
54 in Books & Quotes
Quotes on 54:|
"All-muggleton had notched some fifty-four, while the score of the dingley dell"
Charles Dickens (1812-1870), The Pickwick Papers, Chapter 7 (1837)
"I've only been doing this fifty-four years. With a little experience, I might get better."
Harry Caray (1914-1998)
The Poems of John Greenleaf Whittier: 54 of His Poems with Notes & Biographical Sketch|
by John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)
W.F. Barrett, Haverhill, Mass., 1945, 142 pp.
[Stanford: 811.3W621B (SAL3)]
Sister Xavier Berkeley (1861-1944) Sister of Charity of St. Vicent de Paul;|
54 years a missionary in China
by M. L. H., foreword by John C.H. Wu
Burns & Oates, London, 1949, 257 pp.
[Stanford: BX4705.B328 S5]
Chang Dai-chien: a retrospective exhibition, illustrating a selection|
of 54 works painted by the Master from 1928 to 1970
by Zhang Daqian, (1899-1983), Tokyo, Kodansha International, 1972, 130 pp.
Curator: René-Yvon Lefebvre d'Argence
Exhibition at Center of Asian Art & Culture,
San Francisco, Nov. 16-Dec. 17, 1972
[Stanford: ND1049.C43 A49 (SAL3)]
Pavel Tchelitchew, 1898-1957.
A collection of 54 theatre designs, c. 1919-1923|
by Richard Nathanson, Alpine Club Gallery, London, 1976
[Stanford: N5010.L84.A48 NO.2 (Art Library)]
The MGM Story: The Complete History of 54 Roaring Years|
by John Douglas, Crown Publishers, NY, 1979, 400 pp.
Bollingen Series 54 is
Amor and Psyche|
the psychic development of the feminine; a commentary on the tale by Apuleius.
by Erich Neumann, translated from the German by Ralph Manheim
Pantheon Books, New York, 1956, 181 pp. [Stanford: PA6209.M5N4]
Volume 54 of
(1st issue: March 3, 1923)|
runs from July 4, 1949, LIV, No. 1
(Cover: Los Angeles Mayor Fletcher Bowron)
to December 26, 1949, LIV, No. 26
(Cover: Salvation Army's Ernest I. Pugmire)
Albert Schweitzer on Time cover, Vol. LIV, No. 2 (July 11, 1949)
Elizabeth Taylor on Time cover, Vol. LIV, No. 8 (Aug. 22, 1949)
Stan Musial on Time cover, Vol. LIV, No. 10 (Sept. 5, 1949)
Volume 54 of
(1st issue: Nov. 23, 1936)|
runs from Jan. 4, 1963, LIV, No. 1
(Cover: The Miracle of Greece, Venus de Milos)
to June 28, 1963, LIV, No. 26 (Cover: Medgar Evers's Widow and Son)
Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor on Life cover,
Vol. LIV, No. 16 (April 19, 1963)
Death of Pope John XXIII on Life cover, Vol. LIV, No. 22 (June 7, 1963)
Shirley Maclaine as Irma La Douce on Life cover,
Vol. LIV, No. 25 (June 21, 1963)
Volume 54 of the
Dictionary of Literary Biography|
is titled "American Poets, 1880-1945: Third Series, Part 1: A-M, Part 2: N-Z"
Edited by Peter Quartermain, Gale Research, Detroit, 1987
The 48 entries in the two volumes include: Witter Bynner, Willa Cather, Stephen Crane,
Paul Dunbar, Robert Frost, Vachel Lindsay, Amy Lowell, Mina Loy, Edwin Markham,
Edgar Lee Msters, John G. Neihardt, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Carl Sandburg,
George Santayana, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, and William Carlos Williams.
54 in Art, Music, Film
Woodblock Print 54|
of 100 Views of Edo (1856-1858)
by Japanese painter & printmaker
Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) is titled
"The Rendezvous Pine near the Asakusa River
and the Ommaya Bank of the Sumida River"
showing a night scene with boats in the river,
a starry night, and a majestic pine tree.
Krishna Print #54 shows "Radha and Krishna with Lalita and Viskha"|
from the Krishna Darshan Art Gallery featuring 122 paintings of Lord Krishna.
Whirl is an oil painting 54" x 54" (2004)|
by the Bay Area artist Robin McDonnell
Folded Blue Silk: 54" x 54"|
Hand dyed, hand pieced & quilted
by a Toronto artist (1983)
Johann Sebastian Bach's
Church Cantata #54 was written July 15, 1714.|
(Widerstehe doch der Sünde) (Lehms) Trinity VII;
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 1 (1980), p. 820]
Symphony #54 in G (1774),|
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, & strings
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 8 (1980), p. 372]
George Frederic Handel's
Keyboard #54 "Gigue"|
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 8 (1980), p. 133]
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's
K54 is Keyboard Variations in F|
Composed Vienna, July 1788, 1st edition (1795) has spurious 4th variation;
re-used by Mozart, with variation K547
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 12 (1980), p. 744]
Opus #54 is Piano Sonata #22 in F|
(Composed 1804, Published in Vienna 1806)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 2 (1980), p. 397]
D #54 (W. Dürr, 1978), Male voices|
(Composed April 19, 1813; Published 1873)
"Unendliche Freude" (2), canon (Schiller text)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 16 (1980), p. 781]
Opus #54 is Piano Solo:|
Three Nocturnes, bb, Eb, B 1830 (Leipzig 1832)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 4 (1980), p. 308]
Felix Mendelssohn's Opus #54
is Piano Solo: Variations sérieuses,|
(Composed June 4, 1841, Published in Vienna, 1842)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 12 (1980), p. 154]
Opus #54 is Piano Concerto in A minor|
(composed 1st movement 1841, 2nd & 3rd movements 1845;
published 1846; first performance: Leipzig, Jan. 1, 1846)
Dimitris Sgouros MP3
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 16 (1980), p. 856]
is Accompanied Choral Works|
(Composed 1868-71); Schicksalslied, 4 voices & orchestra
"Ihr wandelt droben im Licht" (Hölderlin text)
Published 1871, first performed Karlsruhe, Oct. 18, 1871
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 3 (1980), p. 178]
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky's
Opus #54 is "Songs & Duets" #1-15,|
Sixteen Children's Songs, #1-15 Oct. 28-Nov. 15, 1883)
#16 (Jan. 19, 1881), Complete #1-16 (1884)
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 18 (1980), p. 634]
Opus #54 for Stage: Svanevit [Swan white]|
(incidental music, Strindberg), 1908, unpublished suite (1909)
("When that I was and a little tiny boy")
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 17 (1980), p. 287]
Opus #54 is Piano: Two Sonatinas e, G (1931-1932)|
[New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, Vol. 15 (1980), p. 300]
Car 54, Where Are You? is a TV-Series (1961-1963)|
about the misadventures of two of New York's
finest (a Mutt and Jeff pair) in the
mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx.
Directed by Al De Caprio & Nat Hiken;
Screenplay by Terry Ryan.
Nipsey Russell starred as Officer Anderson.
Nat Hiken won an Emmy in 1962 for
OutstandingDirectorial Achievement in Comedy.
54th Motion Picture Academy Awards (Oscars) in 1981:|
Best Picture: Chariots of Fire, Best Director: Warren Beatty, Reds
Best Actor: Henry Fonda, On Golden Pond
Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn, On Golden Pond
Supporting Actor: John Gielgud, Arthur
Supporting Actress: Maureen Stapleton, Reds
The World Almanac and Book of Facts (2005), p. 328
54th Ranking in Lists
98.5WNCX, Cleveland's Classic Rock radio station
has ranked the Top 98 LP albums|
Guns and Roses's Appetite for Destruction (1987) was selected as the 54th Greatest LP.
(#1. Pink Floyd, "Dark Side of the Moon", #2. "Led Zepplin 4", #3. Beatles, "White Album")
Rolling Stone Magazine's poll of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time|
has named Percy Sledge's When A Man Loves A Woman (1992) as the 54th Greatest Song.
(#1. Bob Dylan "Like a Rolling Stone", #2. Rolling Stones "Satisfaction", #3. John Lennon "Imagine")
Lewis Milestone's All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) was selected|
as the 54th best film in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (1998).
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment
in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.
was selected as the 54th best love stories film|
in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions (2002). Directed by Billy Wilder,
the film starred Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, & William Holden.
A playboy (Holden) becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur.
But it's his more serious brother (Bogart) who would be the better man for her (Hepburn).
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
was selected as the 54th best thriller film|
in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills (2001).
Directed by George Roy Hill, the film starred Paul Newman & Robert Redford.
The Miracle of Morgan Creek (1944)
was selected as the 54th funniest film|
in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000).
Directed by Preston Sturges, the film starred Betty Hutton & Eddie Bracken.
"Shall We Dance" from the film
The King and I (1956)|
was selected as the 54th best song in AFI 100 Years... 100 Songs (2004).
Music & Lyrics: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II.
Directed by Walter Lang, the film starred Yul Brynner & Deborah Kerr.
Songs performed by Deborah Kerr (voiced by Marni Nixon).
"There's no crying in baseball" from the film
A League of Their Own (1992)|
was selected as the 54th greatest movie quotes
in AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes (2005).
Directed by Penny Marshall, the film starred Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Madonna.
In the book Sporting News Selects
Baseball's 100 Greatest Players (1998),|
Harry Heilmann of the Detroit Tigers was ranked the 54th best baseball player of all time.
(#1 Babe Ruth; #2 Willie Mays; #3 Ty Cobb; #4 Walter Johnson)
In the book
1,000 Years, 1,000 People: Ranking the Men and Women Who Shaped the Millennium|
by Agnes Hooper Gottlieb, Henry Gottlieb, Barbar Bowers, Brent Bowers (1998),
Benjamin Franklin was ranked the 54th most influential person of the millennium 1001-2000.
(#1 Johannes Gutenberg; #2 Columbus; #3 Martin Luther; #4 Galileo)
Cuyahoga County Public Library (Cleveland)
was ranked as the 54th largest library (3,088,098 volumes)|
in a listing of "The 100 Largest Libraries in the United States" (1999).
(#1 Library of Congress; #2 Harvard University;
#3 New York Public Library; #4 Yale University)
2003 Listing: #54 largest: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (3,539,038 volumes)
(#1 Library of Congress; #2 Harvard University; #3 Boston Public Library; #4 Yale University)
In Martin Seymour-Smith's book
The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written:|
The History of Thought from Ancient Times to Today (1998),
Denis Diderot's The Encyclopedia (1751-1772)
was listed as the 54th book in chronological order
among the 100 most influential books in the history of thought.
In Henry Miller's
The Books in My Life (1969),
South American Meditations was listed as the 54th book in author alphabetical order
among the 100 most influential books that Henry Miller has read.
The Internet Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy List (July 6, 2003)|
Memory, Sorrow and Thorn by Tad Williams was ranked as the 54th most popular book.
(#1 George R. Martin, A Song of Ice & Fire; #2 J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings; #3 Lois M. Bujold, Vorkosigan Series)
Milano, Italy was ranked as the 54th most populous city (4,251,000)|
in Top 100 Cities of the World ranked by population.
(#1 Tokyo, Japan; #2 Mexico City, Mexico; #3 Mumbai, India; #4 Sáo Paulo, Brazil)
Syria was ranked as the 54th most populous country (17,758,925)|
in Top 100 Countries of the World ranked by population.
(#1 China; #2 India; #3 United States; #4 Indonesia; #5 Brazil)
"About" was ranked as the 54th most used English word|
in The First 100 Most Commonly Used English Words from
The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists (4th Ed., 2000)
by Edward Bernard Fry, Jacqueline E. Kress, & Dona Lee Fountoukidis
(#1 the, #2 of, #3 and, #4 a, #5 to, #6 in, #7 is, #8 you, #9 that, #10 it)
In a survey of The 500 Most Commonly Used Words in English
"time" was ranked as the 54th most commonly used English word.
In The Modern Library 100 Best Novels (2003).|
Board's List 54th best novel: William Faulkner's Light in August
(#1 James Joyce, Ulysses; #2 F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby)
Reader's List 54th best novel: Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian
(#1 Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged; #2 L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics)
In The Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction (2003).|
Board's List 54th best nonfiction: Studs Terkel's Working
(#1 Henry Adams, Education of Henry Adams; #2 William James, Varieties of Religious Experience)
Reader's List 54th best nonfiction: James D. Watson's The Double Helix
(#1 Ayn Rand, Virtue of Selfishness; #2 Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead)
54th best-loved novel is Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina|
in BBC's Big Read: Top 100 (April 2003).
(#1 JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings; #2 Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice)
54th most popular book downloaded|
is Harold Speed's The Practice and Science of Drawing
in Project Gutenberg's Top 100 (12-16-2005).
(#1 Notebooks of Leonardo; #2 Sun Tzu, Art of War;
#3 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; #4 James Joyce, Ulysses)
Jamaica was ranked as the 54th country favored by tourists|
with 841,000 visitors in Tourist Arrivals
(#1 France; #2 United States; #3 Spain; #4 Italy; #5 Hungary)
George Thomas Kurian, The Illustrated Book of World Rankings,
Sharpe Reference, Armonk, NY, 1997, p. 211
Roadside America was ranked as the 54th most popular web site|
in Web 100: Top 100 by web100.com
(#1 CNET; #2 Shutterfly; #3 ESPN.com; #4 National Geographic Online)
54 in the Bible
54th word of the King James Version of the Bible's Old Testament Genesis = the
1: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2: And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3: And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4: And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Genesis I.1-4 (1611)
54 occurs in the Bible 7 times as part of other numbers:|
the tribes of Issachar, were 54,400 Numbers, 1.29
and his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were 54,400 Numbers, 2.6
The children of Elam, 1254 Ezra, 2.7
The children of Adin, 454 Ezra, 2.15
The children of the other Elam, 1254 Ezra, 2.31
The children of Elam, 1254 Nehemiah, 7.12
The children of the other Elam, 1254 Nehemiah, 7.34
The Complete Concordance to the Bible (New King James Version)
Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN (1983), p. 300
In the 54th Psalm, David complains of the Ziphims:|
Save me O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.
Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.
I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will promise thy name, O Lord; for it is good.
For he has delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye has seen his desire upon mine enemies.
Psalms 54.1, 2, 4, 6-7 (1023 B.C.)
In Isaiah Chapter 54, The church comforted with gracious promises:|
Sing, o barren, thou that did not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud,
For thy Maker is thine husband; the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer
the Holy One of Israel: the God of the whole earth shall he be called.
For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not
depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed,
said the Lord that has mercy on thee.
Isaiah 54.1, 5, 7, 10 (712 B.C.)
There are 54 verses in Chapter 1 of
Verse 54 of Numbers Chapter 1
And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they..
Numbers, 1.54 (1490 B.C.)
There are 54 verses in Chapter 1 of
Verse 54 of I. Chronciles Chapter 1
Duke Magdiel, duke Iram. These are the dukes of Edom..
I. Chronciles, 1.54 (1490 B.C.)
Verse 54 of Genesis Chapter 24|
And they did eat and drink, he and the men that were with him, and tarried all night;
and they rose up in the morning, and he said, Send me away unto my master..
Genesis, 24.54 (1857 B.C.)
Verse 54 of Genesis Chapter 31:|
Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread:
and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.
Genesis, 31.54 (1747 B.C.)
Verse 54 of Genesis Chapter 41:|
And the seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said:
and the dearth was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
Genesis, 41.54 (1715 B.C.)
Verse 54 of Leviticus Chapter 13:|
Then the priest shall command that they wash the thing wherein
the plague is, and he shall shut it up seven days more:
Leviticus, 13.54 (1490 B.C.)
Verse 54 of I. Kings Chapter 8:|
And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer
and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD,
from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.
I. Kings, 8.54 (1004 B.C.)
Verse 54 of Psalms Chapter 78:|
And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary,
even to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased.
Psalms, 78.54 (1490 B.C.)
Verse 54 of Psalms Chapter 119:|
Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
Psalms, 119.54 (1490 B.C.)
Verse 54 of Jeremiah Chapter 51:|
A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans:
Jeremiah, 51.54 (595 B.C.)
Verse 54 of Lamentations Chapter 3:|
Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.
Lamentations, 3.54 (588 B.C.)
Verse 54 of Matthew Chapter 13:|
And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in
their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said,
Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
Matthew, 13.54 (31 A.D.)
Verse 54 of Matthew Chapter 27:|
Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus,
saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly,
saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
Matthew, 27.54 (33 A.D.)
Verse 54 of Mark Chapter 14.|
And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest:
and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire.
Mark, 14.54 (33 A.D.)
Verse 54 of Luke Chapter 8:|
And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.
Luke, 8.54 (31 A.D.)
Verse 54 of Luke Chapter 9:|
And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that
we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? .
Luke, 9.54 (32 A.D.)
54th Saying of
Gospel of Thomas:|
Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor, for yours is the Kingdom of Heaven."
Gospel of Thomas, Saying 54 (114 sayings of Jesus)
(translated by Stephen Patterson & Marvin Meyer, 1992)
Elaine Pagels, Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas (2003), p. 234
The Valley of Burning Fire in the
54th Book of Enoch:
1 And I looked and turned to another part of the earth,
and saw there a deep valley with burning fire.
2. And they brought the kings and the mighty,
and began to cast them into this deep valley.
3. And there mine eyes saw how they made these their instruments,
iron chains of immeasurable weight.
4. And I asked the angel of peace who went with me, saying:
'For whom are these chains being prepared?'
9. And they shall destroy all who dwell on the earth
and those who dwell under the ends of the heaven.
10. And when they have recognized their unrighteousness which
they have wrought on the earth, then by these shall they perish.
Book of Enoch 54.1-4, 9-10 (circa 105 BC-64 BC)
translated by R. H. Charles, SPCK, London, 1962, pp. 71-72
Chapter 54 in the First Book of
Pistis Sophia (circa 150 A.D.):|
Jesus continued again with the discourse, he said to his disciples: "Now it happened when
the lion-faced power saw me approaching the Pistis Sophia, that I was shining exceedingly,
it was more angry, and it emanated from itself another multitude of very powerful emanations.
Now when these things happened, the Pistis Sophia spoke the 11th repentance, saying:
3. I preferred to come down to the Chaos more than to remain in the place
of the thirteenth aeon, the place of righteousness.
5. Because of this now, the light will take all their light, and also their
whole matter will be destroyed. And he will take their light, and he will not
let them exist in the 13th aeon, their dwelling place, and he will not
let their names be in the place of those that will live.
6. And the 24 emanations will see what has happened to thee,
O lion-faced power, and they will fear and they will not
be disobedient, but they will give what is purified of their light.
8. But I am like a fruit-bearing olive tree in the House of God ;
I have trusted in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
Pistis Sophia, Chapter 54
(Translated by Violet MacDermott, Edited by Carl Schmidt,
Nag Hammadi Studies, IX: Pistis Sophia, E. J. Brill, Leiden, 1978)
In Chapter 54 of
The Aquarian Gospel, Jesus becomes a private pupil|
of the hierophant and is taught the mysteries of Egypt.
2. He learned the secrets of the mystic lore of Egypt land; the mysteries of life
and death and of the worlds beyond the circle of the sun.
3. When he had finished all the studies of the senior course, he went into
the Chamber of the Dead, that he might learn the ancient methods of
preserving from decay the bodies of the dead; and here he wrought.
shall be established on the seven hills.
21. My mother taught that grief and selfish love, and hopes and
preserving from decay the bodies of the dead; and here he wrought.
fears are but reflexes from the lower self;
22. That what we sense are but small waves upon the rolling billows of a life.
23. These all will pass away; they are unreal.
30. And then he laid his hand upon the maiden's head, and said, I'm sure
the blessings of my Father-God will rest upon you, child, for evermore.
The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, Chapter 54
Transcribed from the Akashic Records by Levi H. Dowling
DeVorss & Co., Santa Monica, CA, 1908, Reset 1964, pp. 95-96
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