Before a girl's turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics.
Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak.
When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom.
The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of pure gold, like transparent glass.