# The Number 153: Properties and Meanings

Prime Factors of

**153**=

3x

3x

17.

**153** can be

Partitioned 77 times with each term no larger than

2.

**153** is a

Triangular Number.

**153** is a

Hexagonal Number.

**153** is a

52-gonal Number.

**153** is equal to the sum of factorials of number from

1 to

5:

**153** =

1! +

2! +

3! +

4! +

5!

The sum of aliquot divisors of

**153** is also a perfect square:

1 +

3 +

9 +

17 +

51 =

81 = (

9x

9)

The sum of the dividers (aliquot part) of

231, symbol of the Holy Trinity, gives as result

**153**:

1+

3+

7+

11+

21+

33+

77 =

**153**.

In "The cybernetics of senses - or if the man wanted", from José Jazan and John Rollet, those speak about "the factorial Man

5". They calculate the number of possible combinations of the man at

**153**, and they evaluate it to

5! +

4! +

3! +

2! +

1! =

**153**.

The Bible tells of Jesus and the Apostles going fishing and catching exactly

**153** fish. This may have a hidden symbolic meaning.

Evagrius Ponticus considered

**153** to represent a harmonization of contrasts, since

**153** =

100 +

28 +

25, with

100 representing a square,

28 a triangle and

25 a circle.

**153** was considered by St. Augustine to represent seven gifts of the Holy Spirit and ten requirements of God.

### The Year 153 AD

In the year

**153** AD Cathair Mor died.

In the year

**153** AD: Change of era name from Yuanjia (3rd year) to Yongxing of the Chinese Han Dynasty.

In the year

**153** AD Guanghua Temple was built.