As a matter of fact, the number 1488 is one of the most popular numerals in the world. It is also one of the most well-known numbers in fiction, particularly in the Bible. As such, it is easy to see why this number has become an ingrained part of the Christian worship. Even the number itself is an allegory, in that it is meant to represent the number one person in all of creation.
Most who know the story behind the number know that this is a reference to the 14th chapter of the Book of Revelation, specifically the angel that calls out the number. It is also said that the 14th chapter is an allegory of the creation of Adam and Eve, so the story is also a reference to the story of creation itself.
I was surprised at how many people knew about the 14th chapter of the Book of Revelation. I guess the reason why they know is because the 14th chapter always follows the number 14, and they have a specific meaning to it based on the name of the angel. I also found it interesting that the story about the 14th chapter is often in the context of the entire Bible, so it isn’t just just some random Bible quote.