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All of the following can be connected

  1. 4
  2. 29 - 32
  3. 25
  4. 13

to a well known figure. Who can it be and how ?

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You are possibly thinking of

Jesus of Nazareth, founder of the Christian religion.

4

is the number of gospels in the New Testament, describing his life, teaching and actions. OR it's the year of his likely birth (4 BCE) -- the way of numbering years common in the West is based around an estimate of his birth date now thought unlikely to be right.

29-32

is the approximate year of his death.

25

is the date of the festival of his birth (25th December), although so far as I know no one actually thinks he was really born then.

13

is the number of people present at the so-called "Last Supper". (This is alleged to be the reason why 13 is considered an unlucky number in many Western cultures.)

It's a "numerical divine connection" because

Christians consider Jesus to be God incarnate.

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  • $\begingroup$ I would say no *scholars* really believe 25. I think most laymen actually do. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 1, 2017 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ @Gareth McCaughan, well, got all correct except the 2nd one, though that is arguable ! $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 1, 2017 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ Could about-equally-plausibly be his age at death, I guess. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Commented Sep 1, 2017 at 15:36
  • $\begingroup$ The same answer to basically every question in kids' sunday school... $\endgroup$
    – Dr Xorile
    Commented Sep 1, 2017 at 21:57
  • $\begingroup$ "Now, children, can you tell me what's small and has a really bushy tail, and buries nuts over the winter?" "I'm sure the answer must be Jesus, but it sounds like a squirrel!" $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Commented Sep 2, 2017 at 10:06

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