### Belphegor's Prime (W3)

Geprägt wurde die Bezeichnung "Belphegor's Prime" - für eine spezielle Primzahl - von Clifford A. Pickover. "Belphegor" verweist auf einen der Sieben Prinzen der Hölle. Diese Bezeichnung soll damit auf ein paar "mysteriöse" Zahlenspielereien mit "666" und "13" verweisen. Zudem kann die Primzahl als Palindrom in beide Richtungen identisch gelesen werden.Der sehr umtriebige, 1957 geborene, wissenschaftliche Autor hat diese Benennung sicherlich mit einem zwinkernden Auge vorgenommen.

(E?)(L?) http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/pickover/pc/1000000000000066600000000000001.html

Gaze in awe at Belphegor's Prime: 1000000000000066600000000000001 is a palindromic prime number, with 666 hiding among the zeros.

(E?)(L?) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belphegor%27s_prime

"Belphegor's prime" is the palindromic prime number 1000000000000066600000000000001, a number which reads the same both backwards and forwards and is only divisible by itself and one.

The name "Belphegor" refers to one of the Seven Princes of Hell, who was charged with helping people make ingenious inventions and discoveries. "Belphegor's prime" is a name coined by book author Clifford A. Pickover.

The number itself contains superstitious elements that have given it its name: the number 666 at the heart of Belphegor's Prime is widely associated as being the Number of the Beast, used in symbolism to represent one of the creatures in the Apocalypse or, more commonly, the Devil. This number is surrounded on either side by thirteen zeroes, with thirteen itself long regarded superstitiously as an unlucky number. Also, it in total has 31 digits, which is thirteen backwards.

In the short scale, this number would be named "One nonillion, sixty-six quadrillion, six hundred trillion and one". In the long scale, this number's name would be "One quintillion, sixty-six billiard, six hundred billion and one".

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(E?)(L?) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belphegor_(D%C3%A4mon)

"Belphegor" ist die in der Septuaginta und dann in der Vulgata (Beelphegor VUL) überlieferte Namensform der moabitischen Gottheit "Baal Peor" „Herr des Peor“) oder auch "Baal Pegor". Als Dämon fand "Belphegor" Eingang in die christliche Mythologie und von dort in die Literatur der Renaissance und die neuzeitliche Populärkultur.

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(E?)(L?) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifford_A._Pickover

Clifford Alan Pickover (born 15 August 1957) is an American author, editor, and columnist in the fields of science, mathematics, science fiction, innovation, and creativity and is employed at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown, New York. He is Editor-in-Chief of the IBM Journal of Research and Development, has been granted more than 200 U.S. patents, is an elected Fellow for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and is author of more than 50 books, translated into dozens of languages.

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(E1)(L1) http://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?corpus=0&content=Belphegor's Prime

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Engl. "Belphegor's Prime" taucht in der Literatur nicht signifikant auf.

Erstellt: 2015-08