The Number 11

The Number “11”

(Transgression of Law, Disobedience, Chaos)

The number 11 is the first Master Number

Meaning and symbology

  • The number eleven is important in that it can symbolize disorder, chaos, and judgment. Coming after 10 (which represents law and responsibility), the number eleven (11) represents the opposite, which is the irresponsibility of breaking the law, which brings disorder and judgment.
  • Symbol of the interior fight, the rebellion and the mislaying which results from it. But it also represents someone who comes out victorious of the tests with the acquired knowledge.
  • The number of the knowledge of God, according to Arabs, this one passing by 11 steps.
  • Represent the union of the microcosm and the macrocosm – 5 + 6.
  • In China, the number 11 represents the way (the Tao) of the sky and the earth. It is the number of the central union of the sky, 6, and of the earth, 5.
  • Represent the transgression of the law because it exceeds one of the number ten, which is one of the Decalogue. For this fact, it represents the sin according to saint Augustin. The psalm 11 (Vulgate numbering) asks effectively the punishment of the wicked. The theoretical speculations on this number confirm this symbolism. The sum of numbers 1 to 11 is 66, which multiplying eleven by the number symbol of the evil, the diabolic 6; by the addition of the two digits which compose it as by its reading in Roman number, II, it reminds the 2, number of the division and the corruption.
  • The number expressing more than the human sin, it is the sin in general or cosmic, according to R. Allendy.
  • According to Peignot, it is the force of witnesses and the Word. Eleven is, therefore, the number of martyrdom, the testimony, and the prophecy.
  • Number in relation to the mysteries of the fruitfulness in the African esoteric traditions.
  • The number representing the individual initiative but exercising without relationship to the cosmic harmony, consequently of a rather unfavorable nature.
  • The number eleven is a bad number according to the Hebrews. This is why there would not exist any name having eleven letters in Hebrew.

In The Bible

  • 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11= 66. There are 66 Books in the Bible.
  • Jesus spoke about workers of the eleventh hour in his parable of laborers. (Mt 20,6)
  • The eleven apostles remaining with Jesus Christ following the treason and the suicide of Judas the apostle.
  • Jesus was about 33 years (a multiple of eleven) when he died (‘cut off’ in Daniel 9:26) for the sins of mankind.
  • The eleventh book, found in most versions of Scripture, is 1Kings. Moses was commanded to make 11 curtains for the tabernacle in the wilderness (Exodus 26:7 – 8).
  • Jehoiakim and Zedekiah reigned each one eleven years in Jerusalem. (2 K 23,36 and 24,18)
  • In the prescriptions given by Yahweh to Moses for the construction of the sanctuary, Moses has to make eleven sheets of goats’ hair to form a tent over the Dwelling. (Ex 26,7)
  • Joseph, betrayed by his brothers and rescuer of his tribe, is the eleventh son of Jacob.
  • In Genesis 11, men rebelled against God and built the tower of Babel. He judged them by confusing their language, resulting in chaos. Jehoiakim, one of the last kings over Judah, ruled for 11 years (609 to 598 B.C.). His successor, King Jehoiachin, rules for only three months before the Babylonians take control of Jerusalem. After overcoming the city, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon sets up Zedekiah as a puppet ruler of Judea. Zedekiah, however, soon rebels against his masters. His reign is ended in 586 B.C., after only eleven (11) years, when Nebuchadnezzar once again conquers Jerusalem but this time he destroys the city and temple.
  • The apostle John saw 11 things in connection with the final judgment (Revelation 20:12 – 14).
  • The 11 New Testament books that do not contain ANY direct quotes from the Old Testament are Philippians, Colossians, 1Thessalonians, 2Thessalonians, Titus, Philemon, 1John, 2John, 3John, Jude and Revelation.
  • The third and fourth most referenced Old Testament passages, found in the New Testament, occur 11 times. These passages are Daniel 12:1 and Isaiah 6:1.
  • Scripture lists at least 11 kings or high-ranking officials who were offended when they were told the truth by one of God’s servants. The men who offended themselves included the Pharaoh of Egypt (Exodus 10:28) and King Balak of Moab (Numbers 24:10). Kings Jeroboam (1Kings 13:4) and Ahab (1Kings 22:27) of Israel also got upset when told the truth.
  • Several Kings of Judah got angry when confronted with words they did not want to hear including Asa (2Chronicles 16:10), Joash (2Chronicles 24:21), Uzziah (2Chronicles 26:19), Jehoiakim (Jeremiah 26:21) and Zedekiah (Jeremiah 32:3). Naaman (2Kings 5:12), captain of the King of Syria’s army, felt insulted when he was told by the prophet Elisha to wash in the Jordan to be healed. The last of the 11 who did not want to hear the truth was Herod Antipas (Matthew 14:3).
  • The dukes of Edom (Edom was another name for Esau, Jacob’s brother) were 11 in number. Although closely related to the house of Israel, a bitter hatred existed between the two peoples. The dukes, or chiefs, of Edom were Timnah, Alvah, Jetheth, Aholibamah, Elah, Pinon, Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, Magdiel, and Iram (Genesis 36:40 – 43).
The gospel of John records eleven very special promises.
  • A person can receive everlasting life by believing in the Son of God (John 3:16).
  • A person can have eternal life by eating, spiritually, Jesus’ body (John 6:54).
  • By following Jesus you will not walk in darkness (John 8:12).
  • Those who continue in Jesus’ word will be set free (John 8:31 – 32).
  • A person will truly be free if made so by Jesus (John 8:36).
  • God the Father will honor those who serve Christ (John 12:26).
  • Those who believe in Jesus will do greater deeds than he did (John 14:12).
  • Those who obey Christ’s commands will receive the Holy Spirit (John 14:15 – 16).
  • Those who keep Jesus’ commands will be loved by both him and God the Father (John 14:21).
  • Those who abide in Jesus will be fruitful (John 15:5).
  • The last of the 11 promises is that a person can be Christ’s friend if they obey him (John 15:14).


  • In the Bible, number 11 is used twenty-four times and “11th” can be found 19 times.
  • Numbers 32, 250 and 7000 are used 11 times in the Bible.
  • There are eleven numbers, let 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 30, 100 and 5000, which are common to the four Gospels, that is to say that each of them is used at least once in the Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Also, in the Pentateuch of the OT, corresponding to the five first books of the Bible, we find eleven numbers which are common for all: 1 to 4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 30, 50 and 100.
  • The number 11 is used only once in the Koran. (Koran XII, 4)
  • The words source and Judas are used 11 times in the NT and the word creation is used 11 times in the OT and 11 times in the NT. The Koran designates eleven times the Christ as the Messiah.

In other Religion

  • The Virgin Mary is present in eleven stations on the path of the cross.
  • The Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church celebrate Easter on different dates. But every 11 years the two dates of this holy day coincide, the next one will occur in the year 2001.
  • According to the “Pistis Sophia”, gnostic manuscript, after being resuscitated, Jesus spent eleven years with his disciples to instruct them.
  • Saint Ursula is said to have been martyred in the third or fourth century in Cologne with a number of companions, whose reported number “varies from five to eleven”. A legend that Ursula died with eleven thousand virgin companions has been thought to appear from misreading XI. M. V. (Latin abbreviation for “Eleven martyr virgins”) as “Eleven thousand virgins”.
  • For the Indians, the Laws of Manou mention eleven organs senses and eleven Roudras (demigod).
  • The blue cord of the mason masters is large of 11 cm.
  • Originally, at the beginning of the creation, the Word of God would have created eleven celestial creatures, named “Under-Ray”. One of them would have become the rebellious ray. Among the ten others, three are invisible for us, but we know the seven others by the rainbow.
  • The eleven groups of kindnesses, in Buddhism, include: a man entered the Way, the Two Truths, the three Gates of Delivery, the Four Truths of the correct Law, the five faculties, the six Authorities, the seven Members of the Illumination, the eight Members of the Path, the nine Residences of the Being, the ten Forces of the Realized and the eleven Deliverances of the Heart full of love.
  • The eleven caves in which were found, by the Bedouin shepherds at the end of years 1940, some 800 manuscripts of the community of Qumran called the writings of the Dead Sea.
  • In Babylonian religion, the Enûma Eliš the goddess Tiamat creates eleven monsters to take revenge for the death of her husband, Apsû.

The Twin Towers and #11

  • 911 happened on 9/11.  (9+1+1=11)
  • The Twin Towers physically looked like an 11.
  • Flight 11 was the 1st plane to hit the towers.
  • Flight 11 had a total number of 11 crew members.
  • Each of the twin towers had  110 stories. Drop the zero as it is a placeholder and you have 11. (1+1+0= 2) for 2 towers.
  • New York was the 11th state to be ratified by the United States of America.
  • September 11th is the 254th (2+5+4=11) day of the year in 2001.
  • On September 11th there are 111 days left in the year.
  • The Pentagon has 11 letters
  • Shanksville has 11 letters
  • New York City has 11 letters
  • 2001 marked 11 years before the end of the Mayan Calander. Or 11 years, 3 months, and 11 days OR 1131111 flanking and mirroring the extremely masonic number 3.
  • The 20 years preceding the end of the Mayan Calendar called “The Time of No-Time” by the Mayan (1992-2012). The 911 attack happened 9 years after 1992 and 11 years before 2012.


  • The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 11 caves on the upper northwest shore of the Dead Sea, just thirteen miles east of Jerusalem. The total number of fragments found exceeds 95,000.
  • The Chinese divide the human body into five internal organs dominated by the Yang polarity and six by the Yin polarity, which tends to express a fundamental imbalance, the body being a corruptible and transitory form.
  • The Eleven of Athens, these magistrates in charge of the police, the supervision of the prisons and the executions, were in reality 10 plus a clerk.
  • A cycle of magnetic activity of the Sun lasts eleven years. A new cycle has begun in 1984.
  • Eleven is the number of the regimes which did not last: the First Empire, from 1804 to 1815; the Hitlerite Empire, from 1933 to 1944; the 4th Republic, from 1947 to 1958; the 5th Republic, under Gaule, from 1958 to 1969.
  • Anniversary of marriage: weddings of steel.
  • Our solar system would be composed of eleven planets. Initially, there would have been twelve of it, but one of them, named Maldek, the impious scientists would have destroyed it with the nuclear arm. It was located between Jupiter and Saturn. Moreover, according to the theory of Phaeton which is based on the law of Bode gives the definition of the relative distances between the Sun and planets (as well as of their respective masses) it must have had, between Mars and Jupiter, a planet at a distance from the Sun equal to 2.8 times of the Earth, with a mass equal to 90 times the mass it this one. But of course, the scientists never found anything at this distance of the Sun, except some asteroids and comets which, according to some scientists, could come from the remains of the explosion of a planet.
  • Sector 11 in the North American Industry Classification System is the code for Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting industries.
  • Being only one hour before 12:00, the eleventh hour means the last possible moment to take care of something, and often implies a situation of urgent danger or emergency (see Doomsday clock).
  • In Astrology, Aquarius is the 11th astrological sign of the Zodiac.
  • In Basque, hamaika (“eleven”) has the double meaning of “infinite”, probably from amaigabe, “endless”, as in Hamaika aldiz etortzeko esan dizut! (“I told you infinite/eleven times to come!”).
  • English-speaking surveyors have developed several slang terms for 11 to distinguish it from its rhyme “seven”: “punk,” “top,” & “railroad”[19]
  • American Airlines flight 11, a Boston-Los Angeles flight which crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, New York after being hijacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001.
  • The number 11 bus is a low-cost way of sightseeing in London.
  • In the game of blackjack, an Ace can be counted as either one or 11, whichever is more advantageous for the player.
  • 11 is the number of the French department Aude.
  • Three films — Ben-Hur (1959), Titanic (1997), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) — have each won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture of their respective years.
  • Ocean’s Eleven is the name of two American films.
  • In the anime series Code Geass, Japan is known as Area 11 of the Brittanian Empire.
  • Eleven is the name of a character in the 2016 Netflix original series Stranger Things, Presented by Millie Bobby Brown.
  • The number of planets of our solar system mentioned in the dream of Joseph. (Gn 37,6; Koran, chapter 12)

In Canada

  • The stylized maple leaf on the Flag of Canada has 11 points.
  • The loonie is a hendecagon, an 11-sided polygon.
  • Clocks depicted on Canadian currency, like the Canadian fifty-dollar bill, show 11:00

In Mathematics

  • 11 is a prime number. It is the smallest two-digit prime number in the decimal base.
  • The next prime is 13, with which it comprises a twin prime.
  • If a number is divisible by 11, reversing its digits will result in another multiple of 11. As long as no two adjacent digits of a number added together exceed 9, then multiplying the number by 11, reversing the digits of the product, and dividing that new number by 11, will yield a number that is the reverse of the original number. (For example: 142,312 × 11 = 1,565,432 → 2,345,651 ÷ 11 = 213,241.)
  • Multiples of 11 by one-digit numbers all have matching double digits: 00 (=0), 11, 22, 33, 44, etc.
  • An 11-sided polygon is called a hendecagon or undecagon.
  • There are 11 regular and semiregular convex uniform tilings in the second dimension, and 11 planigons that correspond to these 11 regular and semiregular tilings.
  • In base 10, there is a simple test to determine if an integer is divisible by 11: take every digit of the number located in odd position and add them up, then take the remaining digits and add them up. If the difference between the two sums is a multiple of 11, including 0, then the number is divisible by 11. For instance, if the number is 65,637 then (6 + 6 + 7) – (5 + 3) = 19 – 8 = 11, so 65,637 is divisible by 11. This technique also works with groups of digits rather than individual digits, so long as the number of digits in each group is odd, although not all groups have to have the same number of digits. For instance, if one uses three digits in each group, one gets from 65,637 the calculation (065) – 637 = -572, which is divisible by 11.
  • Another test for divisibility is to separate a number into groups of two consecutive digits (adding a leading zero if there is an odd number of digits), and then add up the numbers so formed; if the result is divisible by 11, the number is divisible by 11. For instance, if the number is 65,637, 06 + 56 + 37 = 99, which is divisible by 11, so 65,637 is divisible by eleven. This also works by adding a trailing zero instead of a leading one: 65 + 63 + 70 = 198, which is divisible by 11. This also works with larger groups of digits, providing that each group has an even number of digits (not all groups have to have the same number of digits).
  • An easy way of multiplying numbers by 11 in base 10 is: If the number has:
  • 1 digit – Replicate the digit (so 2 × 11 becomes 22).
  • 2 digits – Add the 2 digits together and place the result in the middle (so 47 × 11 becomes 4 (11) 7 or 4 (10+1) 7 or (4+1) 1 7 or 517).
  • 3 digits – Keep the first digit in its place for the result’s first digit, add the first and second digits together to form the result’s second digit, add the second and third digits together to form the result’s third digit, and keep the third digit as the result’s fourth digit. For any resulting numbers greater than 9, carry the 1 to the left. Example 1: 123 × 11 becomes 1 (1+2) (2+3) 3 or 1353. Example 2: 481 × 11 becomes 4 (4+8) (8+1) 1 or 4 (10+2) 9 1 or (4+1) 2 9 1 or 5291.
  • 4 or more digits – Follow the same pattern as for 3 digits.
  • In base 13 and higher bases (such as hexadecimal), 11 is represented as B, where ten is A. In duodecimal, however, 11 is sometimes represented as E and ten as T or X.
  • There are 11 orthogonal curvilinear coordinate systems (to within a conformal symmetry) in which the 3-variable Helmholtz equation can be solved using the separation of variables technique.
  • See also 11-cell.
  • 11 of the thirty-five hexominoes can be folded to form cubes. 11 of the sixty-six octiamonds can be folded to form octahedra.
  • 11 is the fourth Sophie Germain prime, the third safe prime, the fourth Lucas prime, the first repunit prime, the second good prime, and the second unique prime. Although it is necessary for n to be prime for 2n − 1 to be a Mersenne prime, the converse is not true: 211 − 1 = 2047 which is 23 × 89.
  • 11 raised to the nth power is the nth row of Pascal’s Triangle. (This works for any base, but the number eleven must be changed to the number represented as 11 in that base; for example, in duodecimal, this must be done using thirteen.)
{\displaystyle \mathbb {Q} ({\sqrt {-11}})}

  • 11 is a Heegner number, meaning that the ring of integers of the field {\displaystyle \mathbb {Q} ({\sqrt {-11}})} has the property of unique factorization.
  • One consequence of this is that there exists at most one point on the elliptic curve x3 = y2 + 11 that has positive-integer coordinates. In this case, this unique point is (15, 58).

In Sports

  • There are 11 players on an association football (soccer) team on the field at a time.
  • An American football team also has 11 players on the field at one time during play. #11 is worn by quarterbacks, kickers, punter and wide receivers in American football’s NFL.
  • There are 11 players on a bandy team on the ice at a time.
  • In cricket, a team has 11 players on the field. The 11th player is usually the weakest batsman, at the tail-end. He is primarily in the team for his bowling abilities.
  • There are 11 players in a field hockey team. The player wearing 11 will usually play on the left-hand side, as in soccer.
  • In NASCAR Racing, Denny Hamlin won in his 11th race of the closest Daytona 500 in No. 11 car for a margin of 0.01 seconds.
  • In most rugby league competitions (but not the Super League, which uses static squad numbering), one of the starting second-row forwards wears the number 11.
  • In rugby union, the starting left-wing wears the number 11 shirt.

In the military

  • The number of guns in a gun salute to U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps Brigadier Generals, and to Navy and Coast Guard Rear Admirals Lower Half.
  • The Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) designator given to US Army Infantry Officer as well as to enlisted personnel (AKA 11 MOS Series, or 11B, 11C, 11D, 11H, 11M, etc.)
  • The number of General Orders for Sentries in the Marine Corps and the United States Navy.
  • A page in the Service Record Book of an enlisted Marine for writing down disciplinary actions.
  • World War I ended with an Armistice on November 11, 1918, which went into effect at 11:00 am—the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of the year. Armistice Day is still observed on November 11 of each year, although it is now called Veterans Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in the Commonwealth of Nations and parts of Europe.

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