# Gaudi magic square

There is a 4x4 magic square carved into the outside of the basilica that was next to Jesus embracing a mysterious second figure.

The magic square seems intended to represent Jesus' age when he died, since each row, column and diagonal sums to 33. Now, the symbolism associated with this begs the question if his age might have been symbolic too, since the gematria value of 3+3=6 and when taken as a magic cube of 6*6*6=216 is equal to the Hebrew number for god. Hebrew prophesy claims there is a missing number that, when found, would unleash the anti-Christ who would then be defeated, bringing about the Messianic Age of Peace. This idea seems to be confirmed by a serpent for the feet of the mysterious embracing figure.

Other than the oddness of placing a Hebrew prophesy on a Christian basilica, we might wonder if Jesus' recorded age at death might have been arbitrarily fixed at 33 to symbolically fulfill Hebrew prophesy through the practice of gematria. And could this also have even been a geometric symbol for the Age of Pisces (Christ the fisherman), symbolized by two fish that correspond to the two 3's in 33? After all, the proportional height-width of the intersection area in the Vesica Piscis (section of the fish) is the square root of 3.

If this is incorrect, why else would Gaudi place a sculpture of Jesus embracing a serpent man next to a magic square summing to 33?