Number 7!!! Meanings of number 7 in ancient times and in current religions…


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NUMEROLOGY

LIFE PATH 7

The 7 Life Path is the searcher and seeker of truth. You have a clear and compelling sense of yourself as a spiritual being. As a result, your goal is devoted to investigations into the unknown, and to finding the answers to the mysteries of life.

You posses a fine mind; you are an analytical thinker who is capable of great concentration and theoretical insight. You enjoy research and putting the pieces of an intellectual puzzle together. Once you have enough pieces in place, you are capable of highly creative insight, and of practical solutions to problems. You enjoy your solitude, preferring to work alone. You need time to contemplate your ideas without the intrusion of other’s people’s thoughts. You are a lone wolf, a person who lives by your own ideas and methods.

As a result, close associations are difficult for you to form and to keep especially, marriage. You need your space and privacy, which when violated, can cause great frustration and irritation. When your life is balanced, however, you are both charming and attractive. You can be the life of a party and you enjoy performing before an audience. You enjoy displaying your wit and knowledge, which makes you attractive to others, especially the opposite sex. But you have distinct limits. While you are generous in social situations, sharing your attention and energy freely, you are keenly aware of the need to come off stage, and to return to the solitude of your lair. You associate peace with the unobtrusive privacy of your world. Therefore, intimacy is difficult for you, because you guard your inner world like a mother lion does her cubs.

However, all this privacy and solitude can cause isolation and loneliness. You can be aware of an emptiness in your life, a part of you that yearns for company and close companionship that may be unsatisfied. If isolation is brought to extreme, you can become cynical and suspicious. You can develop hidden, selfish motives, which people may sense and cause them to be uncomfortable around you. You must guard against becoming too withdrawn and too independent, thus shutting out the love for others, and keeping you from experiencing the true joy of friendship and close companionship.

You must especially watch out for selfishness and egocentricity, thinking of yourself as the center of the universe, as the only person who really matters. Social contract gives you perspective on yourself and on life, while too much isolation can make you too narrow, and even shut off from the rest of the world. Secretly, you may feel jealous of the easy relationships formed by others; you may perceive others as less inhibited than you, or more free to express themselves. You may harshly criticize yourself for not being more gregarious, powerful or capable of greater leadership. Your challenge in life is to maintain your independence without feeling isolated or ineffectual. You must hold fast to your unique view of the world while at the same time being open to others and to the knowledge they have to offer. With your abilities to learn, analyze and seek out answers to life’s important questions, you have the potential for enormous growth and success in life. By the time you reach middle age you will radiate refinement and wisdom. Phytaguours, who lived 2500 years ago and is often called the father of numerology, loved the 7 for its great spiritual potential. The person with a 7 Path Life often finds success and satisfaction with business, science, religion, insurance, invention, the occult and anything relate to research.

Meaning of Number 7

Number seven is the number of perfection, security, safety and rest. Seven contains the number three of the heavens and soul with the number four of the earth and body. The Pythagoreans called the number seven “the Septad”.

  • The seven colors of the rainbow.
  • Isaac Newton identified the seven colors of the rainbow as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
  • There are seven days in a week.
  • There are seven notes to the diatonic scale.
  • There are seven letters in the Roman numeral system.
  • September means “the seventh month” in Latin.
  • The British fifty pence (50p) coin is a heptagon (seven sided).
  • Nitrogen (N) has the atomic number of 7.
  • Number 7 is the international country calling code for Russia.
  • Lotus Seven was an open top, two-seater sports car.
  • The opposite sides of a dice always equal the number seven when added.
  • Number seven is the number of Neptune.

Seed of Life

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Seven circles form the symbol called “The Seed of Life”.

The Seed of Life symbolizes the six days of creation.

The central circle symbolizes the day of rest.

libraLibra is the seventh astrological sign in the Zodiac. (September 22 – October 24)

Number seven is lucky for Cancer and Pisces.

In the Tarot, seven is the card of the Chariot.

The Chariot is symbolic of the need to focus.  Reversed it signifies inabilities to see things through.

Do Not Say Seven

It is common superstition that saying the word “seven” is bad luck at a craps table. Players refer to the number seven as “it”. Some players may even refer to seven as “the devil”. It is considered equally bad luck if the stickman gives a player dice with a total of seven face up. According to an old superstition, breaking a mirror will bring you seven years of bad luck.

Snow White

Seven is the number of dwarfs in the fairy tale, Snow White.

The seven dwarfs were named:

Bashful – Doc – Dopey – Grumpy – Happy – Sleepy – Sneezy.

Seventh President

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 Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States. 1829 – 1837.

Andrew Jackson supported slavery and Indian Removal. Around 45,000 American Indians were relocated.

He owned over a hundred slaves who worked hard on his cotton plantation.

Jackson opposed The Second Bank of the United States. He was the first President to invite the public to the White House in honor of his first inauguration.

Hit by Lightning

Roy Sullivan (1912 –1983) was hit by lightning seven times and survived all of them. He was a U.S. park ranger in Virginia.

Birthday of Everyone

The seventh day of the Chinese New Year is known as “All Men’s Day” or the birthday of everyone!

Lucky Gods

In Japan there are Seven Lucky Gods. They have a ship called Takarabune, the Treasure Ship.

They arrive in town every New Year and give gifts to all worthy people.

Children will often receive red envelopes decorated with the Takarabune. Inside they find money gifts. The names of the Lucky Gods are: Hotei – Jurojin – Fukurokuju – Bishamonten – Benzaiten – Daikokuten – Ebisu

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The Festival of Seven Herbs (Nanakusa no sekku) is celebrated on January 7th of every year. The Japanese eat a seven-herb rice porridge for good health and longevity.

The Hindu Wedding      

In Hindu weddings the bride and groom walk around the holy fire seven times during the wedding ceremony. A priest will read mantras as they are walking around the fire.

After they have walked around the fire seven times, they take seven steps together. They say a vow for each of the seven steps.

The Red String

Some Kabbalists wear a red string tied around their wrist. Many believe it is an amulet that will protect them against the evil eye.

Others say the red string helps them strengthen their character by remembering the good qualities of the biblical matriarch, Rachel.

Long strands of red string are wrapped seven times around the tomb of Rachel before they are cut to make bracelets.

The tomb of Rachel is close to Bethlehem. Thousands of pilgrims visit the tomb every year. This picture is from 1910.

The Big Dipper/The Plough

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The Cherokee peace flag had the seven stars of the Big Dipper as the motif.

The stars were red on a white field.

On the Cherokee war flag the colors were the other way around; seven white stars on a red field.

There are seven Cherokee clans.

On the Cherokee flag the seal is surrounded by seven yellow seven-pointed stars. (The black star in the corner represents all those who died on the Trail of Tears.)

Beheaded within the Tower of London

Seven people have been beheaded privately on Tower Green within the walls of the Tower of London.

They were:

  • William Hastings               1st Baron Hastings                         June 13, 1483
  • Anne Boleyn                    2nd wife of King Henry VIII            May 19, 1536
  • Margaret Pole                 Countess of Salisbury                     May 27, 1541
  • Catherine Howard           5th wife of King Henry VIII           February 13, 1542
  • Jane Boleyn                       sister-in-law of Anne Boleyn        February13, 1542
  • Lady Jane Grey                the Nine Day Queen                      February 12, 1554
  • Robert Devereux             2nd Earl of Essex                            November 10, 1601

Seven Dials in London is an intersection of seven roads. Today one will find a shopping village at Seven Dials.

Agatha Christie wrote a mystery novel called “The Seven Dials Mystery”.

Seven Sisters is a district of the London Borough of Haringey, North London.

The name is originates from seven elms which were planted in a circle on an area known as Page Green.

The group was known as the Seven Sisters by 1732

Seven Sisters station is a National Rail and London Underground Victoria Line station.

The “Seven Sisters” of Moscow is a group skyscrapers designed in the Stalinist style.

The Seven Sisters is a waterfall made up of seven separate streams in Geirangerfjord, Norway. The

tallest one has a free fall that measures 250 meters.

The Seven Bridges of Köningsberg

The city of Königsberg in Germany (now named Kaliningrad in Russia) was on both sides of the Pregel River, which included two large islands which were linked together and the mainland by seven bridges.

The Seven Bridges of Königsberg is a famous historical mathematical problem.

The challenge presented was to find a walk through the city that would cross each bridge completely once and only once.

The islands could not be reached by any route other than the bridges.

Leonhard Euler (1701 -1783) was a Swiss mathematician and physicist. He set out to find a solution.

After taking on the challenge Euler concluded that the problem has no solution. The conclusion by Leonhard Euler in 1735 laid the foundations of graph theory.

Se7en (1995) is the title of an American crime film directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker. It stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey and Kevin Spacey.

The murders in the movie correspond to each of the seven deadly sins.

Se7en is the stage name of South Korean pop singer Choi Dong-Wook (born November 9, 1984). He has won many awards.

Lucky 7 (2003) is a TV film starring Patrick Dempsey and Kimberly Williams. It is about a woman whose dying mother predicts she will marry her seventh boyfriend.

USS Hope (AH-7) was a hospital ship (launched 30 August 1943) was nicknamed Lucky 7

There are seven continents – Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.

The Seven Valleys of the Bahá’i Faith

The Nine-Pointed Star is a symbol of the Bahá’i Faith.

The Seven Valleys, is a book written by the founder, Bahá’uillah (1817-1892). It describes the seven mystic stages of which a seeker must travel towards God. The Bahá’i Faith was founded in Persia.

Bahá’i teaches monotheism and claim to be a fulfillment of all prior religions. Today they have followers around the globe.

The Seven Valleys are:

1. The Valley of Search

2. The Valley of Love

3. The Valley of Knowledge

4. The Valley of Unity

5. The Valley of Contentment

6. The Valley of Wonderment

7 The Valley of Poverty and Absolute Nothingness

Number 7 in Ancient Times

Legend of the Seven Sleepers

Seven men were accused of Christianity around the year 250 when Roman emperor Decius ruled. They took refuge in a cave and fell asleep.

The emperor saw his chance to get rid of them once and for all and ordered the cave to be sealed.

Many decades later a farmer opened the cave and found the Seven Sleepers.

They woke up believing they had only slept a day.

In 1927 the “Gotto” near Ephesus was excavated.

The ruins of a church was found and on the walls inscriptions dedicated to the Seven Sleepers.

The Sages

The Seven Sages of Ancient Greece were statesmen and philosophers famous for their wisdom. Plato lists these seven in the Protagoras Dialogue.

The Seven Sages of Greece were:

1. Thales of Miletus

2. Pittacus of Mytilene

3. Bias of Priene

4. Solon

5. Cleobulus of Lindus

6. Myson of Chen

7. Chilon of Sparta

(Woodcut from the Nuremberg Chronicle)

Wonders of the Ancient World.

The Pyramid at Giza is the only one of the ancient Seven Wonders still standing.

1. Egyptian Pyramid at Giza

2. Hanging Gardens of Babylon

3. Statue of Zeus at Olympia

4. Colossus of Rhodes:

Statue of the sun god Helios

5. Temple of Artimis at Ephesus

6. Mausoleum at Halicarnass

7. Lighthouse at Alexandria

The Liberal Arts

The liberal arts were already established in ancient Rome as the appropriate education for a free man.

The Seven Liberal Arts as identified by Martianus Capella (5th century) were; grammar, dialectic, rhetoric, geometry, arithmetic, astronomy, and music.

There were seven recognized Liberal Arts in the medieval European Universities. The first three were

called “the trivium” and the last four were called “the quadrivium”.

1. Grammar

2. Rhetoric

3. Logic

4. Arithmetic

5. Astronomy

6. Music

7. Geometry

The Seven Hills of Rome:

Aventine Hill

Caelian Hill

Capitoline Hill

Esquiline Hill

Palatine Hill

Quirinal Hill

Viminal Hill

  

Number 7 in Islam

There are seven verses in the first sura (chapter)  in the Qur’an.

During the rituals of Hajj, the pilgramage to Mecca, pilgrims walk around the Kaaba seven times.

The Kaaba is the most sacred site of Islam. Muslims believe it was rebuilt by Abraham and his son Ishmael.

Pilgrims also walk/run between Mount Safa and Mount Marwah seven times. This is a reminder of Hagar (the mother of Ishmael) when she desperately ran between the two hills in search for water to save her dying son.

An angel appeared and as the angel hit the ground water from a well came to sight, thus saving the lives of mother and child.

The well was given the name Zam Zam. The water from the Zam Zam well is sacred to the Muslims. Now a day’s pilgrims may walk between the two hills in air-conditioned tunnels.

Pilgrims are also required to throw seven pebbles at each of the three walls representing the Devil. The “Stoning of the Devil” is performed at Mina, just outside of Mecca.

In the Qur’an chapter 18 we can read about the Seven Sleepers as told by Muhammad. God had sent the angel Gabriel to reveal the story of the Seven Sleepers to Muhammad. The name of chapter 18 is “The Cave”.

The Night Journey and the Seven Heavens

The Dome of the Rock. The Muslim Shrine built over the Temple Rock in Jerusalem.

It is said that this is also the very same site that the Temple of Solomon and Herod’s Temple once was.

It is told that Muhammad one night flew on the winged steed, named Buraq, from Mecca to Jerusalem.

He was accompanied by the Archangel Gabriel.

He landed on the Temple Mount. His journey continued from the Temple Rock through the Seven Heavens until he met Allah. He met earlier profits in each of the Heavens.

Muhammad met with Allah and asked about the number of times each believer is to pray every day. The number five was agreed on. Muhammad returned safely to Mecca the very same night.

The Seven Heavens in Islam:

Heaven                Prophet

First                   Adam

Second                Yahya (John the Baptist)

Third                   Yusuf (Josef)

Fourth              Akhnukh (Enoch)

Fifth                    Harun (Aaron)

Sixth                  Musa (Moses)

Seventh            Ibrahim (Abraham)

“The Night Journey of Muhammad” 1514  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

The Seven Gates of Hell

Jahannam is the Koranic word for hell. The unbelievers, the followers of Iblis (the devil) and the jinns will be driven to Jahannam, which is a place of fire that keeps burning at all times.

Jahannam has seven gates which are open at all times. (Qur’an – Sura 15:44). Hell also has seven layers and sinners are sent to different layers according to their sins.

Aqiqa

Aqiqa is a Muslim custom in honor of a new born child. When the new born child is seven days old, the hair is shaved off and the child is given a name. Immediately after the child has received a name, sheep are slaughtered.

Two sheep (or goats) are sacrificed if the baby is a boy and one sheep if the baby is a girl.

This is a feast day. It is encouraged that some of the meat (a third) is given to the needy. Not all Muslims celebrate Aqiqa.

Some additional Information

There are seven colour in the rainbow all are immersing from just one color that is white. God is one who has created every thing , only god is real

There are seven note in music sa, re ,ga ,ma pa, da , ni, sa .

There are seven Sea

Seven major religion

Normal height of human being is upto seven foot

Seven stage of life – infant, child, teenage, adult, midage , old age, very old

Seven Major language of the world Hindi, Chinesse, France , Spanish , English , German, Japanese

Number 7 in Chinese

The Seventh day on the Seventh Month

The seventh day of this seventh month is the day for lovers, much like Valentine’s Day in the West.

The Story

One story goes (there are several versions of the story) that the Jade Emperor had a beautiful daughter. The Jade Emperor is the highest of gods.

His daughter owned a magic robe which allowed her to travel to Earth.

Once while bathing in a stream, a cowherd stole her magic robe. Without the magic robe, she could not return to her father.

The cowherd took the princess back to his home. They fell in love and got married.

The Jade Emperor was furious. One day the princess found the magic robe her husband had hidden. She put on the robe and went to visit her father.

The Jade Emperor immediately asked all the rivers to flow across the sky (the Milky Way), making it impossible for the princess to return to her husband.

After a while the Jade Emperor did soften and decided to permit the young lovers meet on the bridge over the river on the seventh day of the seventh month every year.

This is a special day for lovers, celebrated in many countries in Asia.

Number 7 in Judaism

Menorah

The Seven-branched Candelabrum

The Menorah has been a symbol for Judaism for about 3000 years.

Exodus 25:31-40 explains to the last detail how the Menorah is to be made.

“And you shall make a lamp stand of pure gold…..and there shall be six branches going out of its sides, three branches of the lamp stand out of one side of it and three branches of the lamp stand out of the other side of it;……..”

It was used in the ancient Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

The Seven-branched Menorah is a reminder of the words written in Isaiah 42:6, “….to be a light to all nations,…”

It is also said that the Menorah is a symbol of the burning bush seen by Moses. Many say it also is a symbol of the seven days of creation.

It is now the emblem of Israel.

 The Seven Days of Sukkot         

The sukkot is known as the “Festival of the Booths”.

This holiday is a reminder of the days wondering through the desert after the escape from the slavery in Egypt.

“You shall live in booths seven days in order that future generations may know that I made the Israelite people live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt:

I am the Lord your God.” Leviticus 23:42-43

The Jewish Wedding 

Many Jews refer to a wedding as a simchah, which means a joyous event.

A Jewish wedding may take place anywhere. It is required that the couple stands under a chuppah, a wedding canopy. It is a symbol of their new home.

The groom is led to the chuppah by two men, often his father and father-in-law.

Likewise the bride is led to the chuppah by two women, most often by her mother and mother-in-law.

The bride is led seven times around the groom. This may symbolize the seven days of creation and that the couple will also create new life.

The bride and groom drink from the wine and the groom places the ring on the bride’s finger as he says:

“You are hereby sanctified to me with this ring according to the Laws of Moses and Israel.”

In the second part of the ceremony the Seven Blessings are recited. The ceremony concludes with the breaking of the glass, as a reminder of the destruction of the temple.

Finally the entire congregation shouts “Maz’l tov”, meaning “Congratulations” or “May you enjoy a good fortune”.

 Shavuot

 Seven Weeks

Shavuot is celebrated to commemorate Moses receiving the Torah, with the list of the Ten Commandments, on Mount Sinai. This happened seven weeks after they had departed from Egypt.

Many may choose to stay awake all night studying the Torah starting Shavuot Eve.

During Shavuot many will eat cheese cake and other dairy foods as the Jews in the desert were not yet sure about all the laws concerning the preparation of meat products.

Shavuot is also a Harvest festival. At the time of the Temple, Jews would bring offerings of the first harvest to the Temple in Jerusalem.

Farmers would bring the Seven Species written about in Deuteronomy 8:8; wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. These are the Seven Species the land of Israel is blessed with. The Israelites would also offer two loaves of bread from the wheat harvest.

During Shavuot the Book of Ruth is read at the morning service.

The synagogue may traditionally be decorated with plenty of flowers. Shavuot is a joyous festival.

Sitting Shivah

Shivah is a period of mourning. Shivah means “seven”, this refers to the first seven days of mourning.

Mourners who sit Shivah are the seven closest relatives of the deceased: father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister and spouse.

Before or at the funeral ceremony the mourners perform “Keriah”, They rend (tear) a garment as a symbol of separation. It should be a garment worn over the heart, for example a shirt or blouse.

This has roots in Genesis 37:34; when Jacob was misled to believe his son Josef had been killed by wild animals he rent his garments.

Many Jews may wear a torn, black ribbon pin. The torn garment or the torn black ribbon is worn throughout the Shivah.

The mourners sit Shivah in the home of the deceased or the home of the mourners. They go directly to the home after the funeral. A large candle burns during the Shivah. During the Shiva friends and neighbors bring food so that the mourners do not have to prepare meals for themselves.

The first meal is called “The meal of recovery”. The mourners do not leave the house during Shivah, except for Sabbath. Public mourning is forbidden on Sabbath, but it still counts as one of the seven days.

There are some rules and restrictions during Shivah. Some of them are:

  • The mourner should sit on a low stool or on the floor.
  • All mirrors should be covered during Shivah.
  • The mourner must not wear leather shoes.
  • The mourner must not wash or iron clothes, nor wear new clothes.
  • The mourner must not shave, cut their hair, nor cut their nails.
  • The mourner must not cook nor prepare food using heat.
  • The mourner must not study the Torah, except for the Book of Lamentations and the book of Job.
  • The mourner must abstain from sex.
  • The mourner should not do business except for emergencies.

The Shivah ends on the afternoon of the seventh day after the funeral. The mourners leave the Shivah house for a walk together with friends and family.

After the Shivah, the next period of mourning begins. It is called the shloshim and lasts for thirty days after the burial.

Number 7 in Novruz

Seven:Sevens, like Threes, deal with magical forces. Sevens deal with esoteric, scholarly aspects of magic. Representative of scholarly activities, mystery, and the focused search for esoteric meanings. Seven deals with the activation of imagination and manifesting results in our lives through the use of conscious thought and awareness. Ruled by Saturn, Seven can represent impractical dreaming, but with a deeper understanding of the aspects of Seven, you can quite deftly utilize its magical vibration to your own benefit.

 Positive Aspects

The number seven represents wisdom and truth. Receiving the wisdom of others is the best way to enhance our own minds. It is important to gain and store the wisdom especially of our elders.

Negative Aspects

The number seven also represents being critical. If we are too critical of other people and we do not take the time to gain their wisdom or their point of view it ultimately inhibits ourselves.

NUMBER 7 IN CHRISTIANITY

From the Seven Days of Genesis to the Seven Seals of Revelation, Scripture is saturated with the Number Seven. Essentially all Biblical scholars, regardless of their stance regarding the meaning of numbers in Scripture, have recognized its special symbolic significance. Simply stated, it is impossible to miss. God laid the foundation of its meaning when He introduced this number in the context of His finished Work of Creation (Gen 2:2f):

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

God introduced the Number Seven as a symbol of the completion of His initial creative act. But the work that He ended on the Seventh Day in the First Book was really just the beginning of the Biblical revelation of all history that He consummated in the Last Book. And it is here that we see the Divine consistency of the Number Seven as a Biblical symbol; God used it with exactly the same meaning when He revealed the end of time, described as the completion of the “mystery of God,” in Revelation 10:5ff:

And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

The word translated as finished is the Greek teléo, which generally means to bring to a close, to complete, to end, to fulfill. This word appears again in Revelation 15:1 which explicitly states the reason for seven angels with seven plagues:

And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; because in them is filled up (teléo) the wrath of God.

This verse displays a double emphasis on temporal consummation; the word translated as last is eschatos, whence eschatology, the study of the end times. God reiterated its connection with the Number Seven a third time in Revelation 16:17:

And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

This is characteristic of the Bible; most symbols are clearly defined in the text and used quite consistently from Genesis to Revelation. The Number Seven, the numerical symbol of Fullness,Completion, and Perfection, is a prime example of this consistency, as illustrated by this entry from the Tyndale Bible Dictionary  (emphasis added):

The Seven Feasts of the Lord exemplify God’s reiterative application of this number in the structure of His ceremonial circle of time. It begins with the Feast of Passover on the fourteenth day (2 x 7) of the first month followed immediately by seven days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The Feast of Pentecost then comes fifty days (7 x 7 + 1) after the first sabbath following Passover, a pattern God repeated on a higher scale with the Year of Jubilee set for every fifty years (7 x 7 + 1). The whole cycle of Seven Feasts culminates with three connected “holy convocations” of the seventh month, beginning with the Feast of Trumpets followed by the great Day of Atonement which God integrated with the Year of Jubilee and the numerical pattern of “seven times seven” (Lev 25:8f):

And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years. Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the Day of Atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.

God designed the Seven Feasts to accomplish a variety of purposes. They exemplify the symbolic meaning of the Number Seven and indelibly imprint it on the mind of all who read the Bible. They also reveal a prophetic calendar that now stands as an eternal memorial of the great Work of Christ. Three of the primary events of the New Testament – the death of Christ onPassover (1 Cor 5:7), His resurrection on Firstfruits (1 Cor 15:20), and sealing of the newborn Church by the Holy Spirit on Pentecost – were anticipated by them (Bible Wheel book, pg 83).

THE NUMBER 7 IN THE HOLY BIBLE

The number SEVEN is one of the most significant numbers in the Holy Bible.
This is a chapter from the book, Biblical Mathematics, written by Evangelist, Ed F. Vallowe.

In the Book of Revelation the number SEVEN is used throughout. There are SEVEN churches, SEVEN Spirits, SEVEN stars, SEVEN seals, SEVEN trumpets, SEVEN vials, SEVEN personages, SEVEN dooms, and SEVEN new things. SEVEN symbolizes Spiritual Perfection. All of life revolves around this number. SEVEN is used over 700 times in the Bible. It is used 54 times in the Book of Revelation.

The whole Word of God is founded upon the number SEVEN. It stands for the SEVENTH day of the Creation Week, and speaks of the Millennial Rest day. It denotes COMPLETENESS or PERFECTION.

In Leviticus 23:15-16, the number SEVEN and the Sabbath, which was the SEVENTH day, is connected with the word COMPLETE. The word COMPLETE follows after the words “SEVEN SABBATH” (Seventh day). The day following the SEVENTH sabbath there was something NEW that took place.

The word FINISHED is also connected with the number SEVEN. In Revelation 10:7 we read,

“In the days of the voice of the SEVENTH angel, when he shall begin to sound the mystery of God should be FINISHED.”

“It is DONE” is another expression found in connection with the number Seven.

“And the SEVENTH angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne saying, It is DONE.” (Revelation 16:17)

The word CREATED is used SEVEN times in connection with God’s creative work. (Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:21; 1:27 (three times); 2:3; and 2:4). God created all things in the beginning and then took six days of restoring His creation and then rested on the SEVENTH day. (Genesis 2:1-3). He appointed SEVEN days for the week, and most, if not all advanced nations reckon time in that way: SEVEN days to the week. Few ever stop to think of why there are SEVEN days in a week. Do atheists and infidels give God and the Bible credit for it?

There are SEVEN notes in the musical scale. All other pitches are only variations of these. When the musician uses the eighth note he goes back to “do” and starts over. Man named the notes but God fixed the sounds, even as God fixed the days of the week, and man named them.

Noah took the clean beasts into the ark by SEVENS (Genesis 7:2) SEVEN days after Noah went into the ark the flood came. (Genesis 7:-10) Peter tells about the long-suffering of God waiting in the days of Noah. (I Peter 3:21) Those SEVEN days COMPLETED God’s time of waiting.

Before Aaron and his sons entered their priestly work they were consecrated SEVEN days. (Leviticus 8:31-36) Here is a picture of a life COMPLETELY or WHOLLY consecrated or dedicated to the Lord for service.

Why “7” is the sacred number to christianity?

It goes back to jewish and other ancient superstitions. Traditionally it is explained as the addition of the number three (which represented the divine) to the number four (which represented the world).

This does not account for its occurrence in other ancient cultures. The most logical explanation is that it refers to the seven “openings” on the head by which we sense the world (2 eyes, 2 ears, 2 nostrils, and 1 mouth).

Numbers are used frequently in the Bible (especially in prophetic and apocalyptic works) and in Christian pictorialsymbols to signify various theological concepts. Following are the most commonly accepted interpretations of numerical symbols. One signifies unity; both the unity of God and the unity of members of the Church. The number two represents duality. Specifically, it can symbolize the divine and human natures of Christ or the material and the spiritual.

The number three represents the Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.)

Four can represent the Four Evangelists (authors of the Gospels), the four corners of the earth, or the four seasons. Its association with the latter sometimes make it the number of earth.

Five symbolizes the five wounds Christ suffered on the cross (hands, feet, and side), and by extension represents sacrifice.

Six represents creation, because God created in six days, or imperfection, because it falls short of the perfect number seven.

Seven is the number of perfection. God rested on the seventh day, Paul lists seven gifts of the Spirit and Jesus spoke seven utterances from the cross. The number seven is especially prominent in the apocalyptic Book of Revelation, in which there are seven seals, seven churches and many other things numbering seven.

Eight represents regeneration or resurrection. Thus many baptismal fonts are eight-sided, as is the baptismal cross.

Nine is the number of mystery or angels, since there are nine choirs of angels.

Ten symbolizes completion, since there are Ten Commandments, Ten Plagues, etc.

Twelve is often used to signify the whole church, since there were 12 tribes of Israel and 12 apostles.

Thirteen represents betrayal since there were 13 people at the Last Supper.

Forty symbolizes trial or testing, since Noah’s flood, Israel’s wandering in the wilderness, Moses’ stay on Mt. Sinai, and Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness all lasted forty days. The Lenten Season is forty days in duration for this reason.

One hundred usually denotes completeness or plentitude, since it is ten times ten.

One thousand represents a very large number, infinity or eternity.

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