The Number Seven

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The Number Seven Symbolism is defined as the artistic method of revealing ideas or truths with symbols. Symbols are therefore found in one’s everyday life through literature, art, music, dreams, and even religious matters. Throughout my life, I have been interested in the symbolism in the world surrounding me. Many scholars discuss symbolism in the Bible. One main topic of discussion in the Bible is numerology. After researching the number seven, I came across how the number is significant. It can represent God, as many believe 666 represents the devil.(www.biblerefrence.org)There are many significant numbers in the Bible, but seven stuck out to me when I figured it’s meaning of wholeness and completeness. The meanings behind the number seven are perfection, spiritual perfection, and completeness. (www.biblewheel.com). We can see how seven is prevalent in every day life as well as the Bible. There are seven days in a week, seven colors in a spectrum, seven seas, and seven days of creation all show the significance of the meaning. Since the number six falls short of seven its’ meaning is evil or failure (www.biblediscoveries.org). The meaning of evil and failure explains why many individuals associate the number 666 with the devil; although the Bible never states this. In accordance with 666, the number 777 is thought to be the Lord’s number or a holy number. These relations to the numbers are not found in Biblical text yet one can understand the reasoning behind the association of these numbers. Turning the focus back specifically to seven, it is evident the amount of times it is mentioned in Biblical text is over seven hundred. (biblerefrence.org) Beginning with the book of Genesis, one sees how the number seven symbolizes perfection. "And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his
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