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#16    jaylemurph

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:38 AM

Whatever your number of choice, you can find evidence to suggest it's holy/sacred/swell/discotastic. I've always thought it interesting that twelves and twenties are basic to various languages -- in English, each number up to 12 has its own word, then we go to three-ten, four-ten, five-ten and so on to 20. In French, the numbers go up to sixty and then go six-ten, four-twenties and four-twenties-ten, yet Latin isn't like that.

I suspect our Past Basset Masters sat down with the Germanic and Gallic ancestors in the Dark Ages and gave them this info to make sure they would ceaselessly fight over the next 1,500 years over which is the holiest of numbers, 12 or 20.  It's all covered in my forthcoming, mind-blowing expose We Are As Fleas On Their Backs: The Secret History of Our Past Basset Masters.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:39 AM

View PostTheSearcher, on 07 January 2013 - 06:20 AM, said:

I realize that this is again the number 7, so this might be an explanation as well. Subconsciously it was used already in the olden times,because it is the amount we are able to remember. Just another possibility I suppose.


It might be a plausible explanation based on an oral tradition.  Just speculating.

However, I do recall hearing that easier to remember larger amounts of information in song.  Perhaps, this might be why bards were important.  Again, I'm just guessing.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:50 AM

The prominence of number 7  doesnt arise from the christian era or anything, it much older.
The imporatnace of number 7 would have originated with the Indo-Eurpoean expansion.

India/Hinduism has
  • The 7 notes of music - sa ni da pa ma ga ri sa
  • The 7 days of a week, which originated from astronomy and myth/religion/pantheons - Ravivar (from surya or the sun), Somvar (which originated from soma  or the Moon), Mangalvar (which originated from Mangala,  or Mars), Budhwar (which oriignated from Budha or Mercury), Guruvar (which originated from Guru or Jupiter),  Shukravar (originating from Shukra or Venus) and Shanivar (originating from shani or Saturn). Indian Astrology includes the Moon also in it as Rahu ( referring top the North Lunar Node) and Ketu (referring to the South Lunar Node) giving rise to the Navagraha (the Nine celestial bodies)
  • The 7 lower planes of existence -bhuloka , bhuvarloka, svargaloka, maharloka, janaloka, tapoloka  and satyaloka/ Brahmaloka
  • The 7 planes of Consciousness -annamaya, pranamaya, manomaya, vignanamaya, janah, tapo and  Brahma
  • The 7 planes below earth, or the "hells" - atala, vitala, sutala, mahatala, tatatala, rasatala and patala.
  • The 7 divisions of the Planet into spheres or dvipas or islands -jambu, shaka, kusha, krauncha, shalmali, pluksha and pushkara
  • The 7 Seas -kara, ksheera, sura, ghrita, rusa, dahi and jala
  • The 7 tounges of Agni/Fire  or the sapta jivhas , which corresponds to the seven energies of the human body, the saptadhatus - kali, karali, manojava, sulohita, sudhumravarna, visharuch-devi and sphulingini.
  • Surya the Sun God is depicted as riding in a chariot pulled by seven horses.


Edited by The_Spartan, 07 January 2013 - 07:07 AM.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

View Postdreamland, on 07 January 2013 - 06:37 AM, said:

I know what is the mystery behind number 1.. It represents monday and its time to go to work again :cry:

Don't even get me started on mondays....... :td:  :hmm:

View Postjaylemurph, on 07 January 2013 - 06:38 AM, said:

Whatever your number of choice, you can find evidence to suggest it's holy/sacred/swell/discotastic. I've always thought it interesting that twelves and twenties are basic to various languages -- in English, each number up to 12 has its own word, then we go to three-ten, four-ten, five-ten and so on to 20. In French, the numbers go up to sixty and then go six-ten, four-twenties and four-twenties-ten, yet Latin isn't like that.

I suspect our Past Basset Masters sat down with the Germanic and Gallic ancestors in the Dark Ages and gave them this info to make sure they would ceaselessly fight over the next 1,500 years over which is the holiest of numbers, 12 or 20.  It's all covered in my forthcoming, mind-blowing expose We Are As Fleas On Their Backs: The Secret History of Our Past Basset Masters.

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Hey Jayle, long time no see (like I'm the one that should be talking). I need to add something to your French facts here, which does have it's importance.  What you say is in actuality only correct in France. In Belgium there are the words Septante = 70 and Nonante = 90 and the Swiss have actually one more Octante or Huitante (depending on region) = 80.

Edited by TheSearcher, 07 January 2013 - 06:53 AM.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

View Postjaylemurph, on 07 January 2013 - 06:38 AM, said:

Whatever your number of choice, you can find evidence to suggest it's holy/sacred/swell/discotastic. I've always thought it interesting that twelves and twenties are basic to various languages -- in English, each number up to 12 has its own word, then we go to three-ten, four-ten, five-ten and so on to 20. In French, the numbers go up to sixty and then go six-ten, four-twenties and four-twenties-ten, yet Latin isn't like that.

I suspect our Past Basset Masters sat down with the Germanic and Gallic ancestors in the Dark Ages and gave them this info to make sure they would ceaselessly fight over the next 1,500 years over which is the holiest of numbers, 12 or 20.  It's all covered in my forthcoming, mind-blowing expose We Are As Fleas On Their Backs: The Secret History of Our Past Basset Masters.

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I thought your basset would migrated to the happy hunting grounds...and seriously dude, i thought you had kicked the bucket.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:26 AM

7 deadly sins?


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:51 AM

Or the important 7 course dinner..


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

the hebrew word for seven is sheba which could also be sheva

I have cooked you a meal, cut it into little pieces, and set it before you  but I'm not going to chew it for you
And no one is forcing you to eat it. If you dont want it then dont eat it.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

as in "the Queen of Sheba"?


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:01 PM

http://www.bluelette...m?strongs=H7651
שֶׁבַע

http://www.bluelette...m?strongs=H7652
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http://www.bluelette...m?strongs=H7614
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Edited by granpa, 07 January 2013 - 12:04 PM.

I have cooked you a meal, cut it into little pieces, and set it before you  but I'm not going to chew it for you
And no one is forcing you to eat it. If you dont want it then dont eat it.

I am not a big believer in science by combat.
Arguing doesn't establish who is right. Arguing only establishes who is the better arguer.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

the 7 year itch when married lol ? hahahahaha


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

Seven State Of Origin wins, in a row, for Queensland.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

Because Seven EIGHT Nine! -ba-dum-tsh-

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

lol Seven is also the only number you can show using 4 fingers on one hand and 3 on the other all raised up.

LOL hahahahahahahahaha


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

Numbers also had meanings,  seven was several or many, the greater part of ten.  Jesus said you must forgive seventy times, many or several times:)





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