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What is the Mystery of the Number 7


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#1    laver

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:45 AM

The number 7 is the most significant number in the history of humanity - why should that be the case?


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:51 AM

it's because it's a cannibal - seven eighth nine ;)

Less flippantly, what do you mean?
If anything, "three" stands out as a more prominent number - at least in the European part of the world.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:25 AM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 07 January 2013 - 03:51 AM, said:

it's because it's a cannibal - seven eighth nine ;)

Less flippantly, what do you mean?
If anything, "three" stands out as a more prominent number - at least in the European part of the world.

Yes three and four are also important but then they make 7 again. But seven is everywhere, the bible starts with the seven days of creation and ends with the Book of Revelation where everything is in sevens. It has been said that it links to the number of planets in ancient times but not so sure about that


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:29 AM

Actually, six days of creation - two sets of three (one set the creation of inorganic things, the other the things that live and breathe).
Three spirits visited Ebanezer Scrooge.
Three parts of God in Christian theology - Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
Three Abrahamic Faiths.

That said, aren't there seven chakras in Eastern Medicine?
Seven days in a week - but that's derived from the Biblical six days of creation, one of recreation and reflection.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:38 AM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 07 January 2013 - 04:29 AM, said:

Actually, six days of creation - two sets of three (one set the creation of inorganic things, the other the things that live and breathe).
Three spirits visited Ebanezer Scrooge.
Three parts of God in Christian theology - Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
Three Abrahamic Faiths.

That said, aren't there seven chakras in Eastern Medicine?
Seven days in a week - but that's derived from the Biblical six days of creation, one of recreation and reflection.

7 lamps in the menorah the most important symbol of Hebrew theology?
7 churches of Revelation which we are told are also lamps?
7 'devils' that Jesus cast out of Mary Magdalene


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:43 AM

Revelations: the seven spirits of god.... I wonder what or who these are... any ideas on that?

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:49 AM

View PostSpiritWriter, on 07 January 2013 - 04:43 AM, said:

Revelations: the seven spirits of god.... I wonder what or who these are... any ideas on that?

Lamps are a common theme and lamps or lights show the way... they also enlighten .. dark and light... black and white .. yin and yang ?


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:50 AM

View Postlaver, on 07 January 2013 - 04:38 AM, said:

7 lamps in the menorah the most important symbol of Hebrew theology?
7 churches of Revelation which we are told are also lamps?
7 'devils' that Jesus cast out of Mary Magdalene
True.
The number 3 is mentioned 523 times in the bible
That said, 7 occurs (ironically) 700 odd times - 54 of which are in Revelation.
It is the number of perfection - with the number of man being six (thus just short of perfect). The "Number" of God is Three, incidentally, and the world is four - thus seven is the number of completeness, the combination of world and God.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:54 AM

View PostSpiritWriter, on 07 January 2013 - 04:43 AM, said:

Revelations: the seven spirits of god.... I wonder what or who these are... any ideas on that?
Isiah 11:2 : “The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him — the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD"
Seven if you count the Spirit of hte Lord as a seperate Spirit to the innumerated ones

Edited by Wearer of Hats, 07 January 2013 - 04:55 AM.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:57 AM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 07 January 2013 - 04:50 AM, said:

True.
The number 3 is mentioned 523 times in the bible
That said, 7 occurs (ironically) 700 odd times - 54 of which are in Revelation.
It is the number of perfection - with the number of man being six (thus just short of perfect). The "Number" of God is Three, incidentally, and the world is four - thus seven is the number of completeness, the combination of world and God.

Nice one,sir. Maybe the reason that it is so prominant in Revelations.....

NB we should not forget the 7 pillars of wisdom or the 7 wonders of the ancient world

Edited by laver, 07 January 2013 - 05:19 AM.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:39 AM

Don't forget the tree faces of the goddess.. The maiden.. The mother and the crone

Ok days of the week

Pretty much they are from worship days of the old gods.. Left over from the Norse beliefs

Sunday - sun's day.  Goddess Sunna
Monday - moon's day - god Mani
Tuesday - tiw's day - god Tiw or Tyr
Wednesday - god Wodan or better known as Odin
Thursday - easy one this one. God Thor
Friday - goddess  or Freya
Saturday - this one is roman.. God Saturn




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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:02 AM

IMHO, it has something to do with "Miller's Law" - the number of objects humans can remember.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:05 AM

View PostMangoze, on 07 January 2013 - 06:02 AM, said:

IMHO, it has something to do with "Miller's Law" - the number of objects humans can remember.
I thought, at least for numbers in a sequence, that was about 4 or 5, which is why PINs, door codes and car registration plates are all 3-4 numbers.

Edited by Wearer of Hats, 07 January 2013 - 06:06 AM.


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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:20 AM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 07 January 2013 - 06:05 AM, said:

I thought, at least for numbers in a sequence, that was about 4 or 5, which is why PINs, door codes and car registration plates are all 3-4 numbers.

Miller's law says that a person normally can retain or process only seven give or take two (7±2) items (chunks) of information in their correct serial-order, in his or her short-term (15 to 30 seconds duration) memory. However, it is accepted more as a rule of thumb than a scientifically proven fact. It's also called Miller's Magic Number.

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.

Edited by TheSearcher, 07 January 2013 - 06:22 AM.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:37 AM

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





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