Friday, August 26, 2005
Biblical Number Theory PuzzleWhat is the largest prime number in the Bible? Where does it appear?
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The largest prime number in the Bible is 22273, the number of firstborn males among the children of Israel counted by Moses. The passage in which it appears is, appropriately, in the book of Numbers at 3:43. Note that both the chapter and verse are prime numbers. If you prefer, you can read this passage in Latin or Hebrew.
Posted at August 26, 2005 18:32