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That fifteen signifies so few as to be scarcely any, is evident from the signification of the number five (Genesis 6:15), where it was shown that in the style of the Word, or in the internal sense, five signifies a few; and since the number fifteen is composed of five, signifying a few, and of ten, which signifies remains (Genesis 6:3), therefore fifteen signifies remains, which with this people were scarcely any. For so many were the persuasions of falsity that they extinguished every good.

from AC 798

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