The Islamic connotation in the Gematric pen-names of Franqois Rabelais

  • Tine Kurent
Keywords: French literature /gematria / symbols

Abstract

François Rabelais signed his books on Gargantua et Pantagruel with pen­ names. The gematric value of his pseudonyms, NASIER, M. ALCOFRIBAS, and ALCOFRIBAS NASIER, are 66, 99 and 152, respectively.

With numbers 66 and 99, Rabelais identified himself as the Apocalyptic beast, according to the report by St, John the Divine: And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had horns like a lamb. The ram's and buck's horns are indeed similar to the Indian figures 66 and 99.

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Published
1991-12-15
How to Cite
KurentT. (1991). The Islamic connotation in the Gematric pen-names of Franqois Rabelais. Acta Neophilologica, 24(1), 3-7. https://doi.org/10.4312/an.24.1.3-7
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