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CHAPTER NINE

SEVEN

 

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“Zayin is the Crowned Man (Jesus) equipped with the sword of the Holy Spirit.

Since -‘av represents man and Zayin is the crowned -‘av (i.e., the Crowned Man), we can

also see that the Zayin represents Jesus the Messiah, the true King of the Jews. And

since Zayin also represents a sword, we see the Man Jesus equipped with the sword of

the Holy Spirit.”

 

Pictogram: Sceptre (a staff − an emblem of royalty, a symbol of sovereign power)

 

“Zayin is a Picture of Jesus the Messiah

Since Zayin represents the crowned Man, we would expect it to reveal other truth about

Jesus as the King of the Jews. JESUS − the King of kings.

 Indeed, since Zag-'in's sword represents our Protector, as

Jesus is the "Lion of the tribe of Judah"; and since Zayin also represents nourishment

life, Jesus is here depicted as the Shepherd who feeds His sheep.”

A major Hebrew word for making an oath or swearing, shava' , was closely related to the word seven , sheva' . The original meaning of “swear an oath” may have been “to declare seven times” or “to bind oneself by seven things.”

Used 735 times (54 times in the book of Revelation alone), the number 7 is the foundation of God's word. If we include with this count how many times 'sevenfold'  and 'seventh' is used, our total jumps to 860 references.

Seven is the number of completeness and perfection (both physical and spiritual). It derives much of its meaning from being tied directly to God's creation of all things. According to Jewish tradition, the creation of Adam occurred on October 7th, 3761 B.C. (or the first day of Tishri, which is the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar). The word 'created' is used 7 times describing God's creative work (Genesis 1:1, 21, 27 three times; 2:3; 2:4). There are 7 days in a week and God's Sabbath is on the 7th day.

The Bible, as a whole, was originally divided into 7 major divisions. 
They are
1) the Law; 2) the Prophets; 3) the Writings, or Psalms; 4) the Gospels and Acts;
5) the General Epistles; 6) the Epistles of Paul; and 7) the book of Revelation.
The total number of originally inspired books was forty-nine, or 7 x 7, demonstrating the absolute perfection of the Word of God.


Thus, right at the start of the Bible, the number 7 is identified with something being “finished” or “complete.”
From then on, that association continues, as
7 is often found in contexts involving completeness or divine perfection.

So we see the command for animals to be at least seven days old before being used for sacrifice (Exodus 22:30),
the command for leprous Naaman to bathe in the Jordan River seven times to effect complete cleansing (2 Kings 5:10),
and the command for Joshua to march around Jericho for seven days (and on the seventh day to make seven circuits) and for seven priests blow seven trumpets outside the city walls (Joshua 6:3–4). In these instances,
7 signifiescompletion of some kind: a divine mandate is fulfilled.
Interestingly, man was created on the sixth day of creation.
In some passages of the Bible, the number
6 is associated with mankind.
In Revelation “the number of the beast” is called “the number of a man. That number is 666” (Revelation 13:18).
If God’s number is 7, then man’s is 6.
Six always falls short of seven, just like “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Man is not God, just as 6 is not 7.

 
 
 
 

Series of seven things crop up often in the Bible.
S
even pairs of each clean animal on the ark (Genesis 7:2);
Seven stems on the tabernacle’s lampstand (Exodus 25:37);
 

seven qualities of the Messiah in Isaiah 11:2;
Seven Spirits

Isaiah 11:2 
The Spirit of the
Lord will rest on him—
    the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
    the Spirit of counsel and of might,
 the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the
Lord

seven men in the Old Testament who are mEn of God. 
They are
Moses (Joshua 14:6),
David (2Chronicles 8:14),
Samuel (1Samuel 9:6, 14),
Shemaiah (1Kings 12:22),
Elijah (1Kings 17:18),
Elisha (2Kings 5:8) and I
Gdaliah (Jeremiah 35:4).
 

Seven Patriarchs with whom God made His Covenants

(1) Abraham (Gen. xv. 18),
(2) Isaac (
ib. xvii. 19),
(3) Jacob (Lev. xxvi. 42),
(4) Moses (Gen. xxxiv. 27),
(5) Aaron (Num. xviii. 19),
(6) Phinehas (
ib. xxv. 12), and
(7) David (Ps. lxxxix. 3).

The Patriarchs are also among seven who, in their sepulchers, were not touched by worms or rot (Derek Ereẓ Zuṭa i. 7).
Among others, the Patriarchs were not dominated by the evil spirit or by the angel of death.
The Patriarchs were given a taste of paradise by being supplied with all the world's good.

 Abraham was blessed "in all things" ("ba-kol"; Gen. xxiv. 1); Isaac had eaten "of all" ("mi-kol"; ib. xxvii. 33); and Jacob said "I have enough" ("kol"; ib. xxxiii. 11; B. B. 17a). These words "kol," "mi-kol," "ba-kol" were inserted as a blessing in the grace after meals.

They are buried in the cave of Machpelah.
The Mohammedans had built three minarets on this cave above the supposed locations of the respective graves of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; but the center minaret, that of Isaac, soon collapsed, and after it had been rebuilt it fell again. Since then, tradition says, the Mohammedans have abandoned the idea of replacing Isaac's minaret, as the Jews claim that Isaac, being the holiest of the Patriarchs, objects to a heathen tower over his grave. (http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/11944-patriarchs-the8p}


Seven Festivals in three groups in Leviticus 23
There are 7 annual Holy Days, beginning with Passover and ending with the Last Great Day (the day after the Feast of Tabernacles ends in the fall).

The cycle of the holy days is completed in 3 festival seasons by the 7th month of the sacred calendar:

Passover and Unleavened Bread, 1st month;

Pentecost, 3rd month; and

Trumpets, Atonement, Tabernacles and Last Great Day, 7th month.

   

  

 
Multiples of
7 also figure into the biblical narrative: the “seventy weeks” prophecy in Daniel 9:24 concerns 490 years (7 times 7 times 10).

Jeremiah 29:10 predicted the Babylonian Captivity would last for seventy years (7 times 10).

Sprinkle of the blood seven times

"And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the Lord, before the veil of the sanctuary". Leviticus 4:6 

There we see that the blood was to be sprinkled seven times, which signifies that the person is 'totally' forgiven and made completely clean. Likewise:

According to Leviticus 25:8, the Year of Jubilee was to begin after the passing of every forty-ninth year (7 times 7). Leviticus 25:1-4, 8-10

The Sabbath Year

25 The Lord said to Moses at Mount Sinai, 2 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you, the land itself must observe a sabbath to the Lord. 3 For six years sow your fields, and for six years prune your vineyards and gather their crops. 4 But in the seventh year the land is to have a year of sabbath rest, a sabbath to the Lord. Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards. 5 Do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the grapes of your untended vines. The land is to have a year of rest. 6 Whatever the land yields during the sabbath year will be food for you—for yourself, your male and female servants, and the hired worker and temporary resident who live among you, 7 as well as for your livestock and the wild animals in your land. Whatever the land produces may be eaten.

The Year of Jubilee

8 “‘Count off seven sabbath years—seven times seven years—so that the seven sabbath years amount to a period of forty-nine years. 9 Then have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land. 10 Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan. 11 The fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; do not sow and do not reap what grows of itself or harvest the untended vines. 12 For it is a jubilee and is to be holy for you; eat only what is taken directly from the fields.

13 “‘In this Year of Jubilee everyone is to return to their own property.

14 “‘If you sell land to any of your own people or buy land from them, do not take advantage of each other. 15 You are to buy from your own people on the basis of the number of years since the Jubilee. And they are to sell to you on the basis of the number of years left for harvesting crops. 16 When the years are many, you are to increase the price, and when the years are few, you are to decrease the price, because what is really being sold to you is the number of crops. 17 Do not take advantage of each other, but fear your God. I am the Lord your God.

No animal could be sacrificed until it was seven days old (Ex 22:30).

The Lord would discipline Israel up to sevenfold (up to seven times) if they refused to obey Him (Lev 26:18).

Elisha told the military commander Naaman to bathe in the Jordan River seven times and he would be healed of his leprosy (2 Kings 5:10).

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http://www.seekingtruth.co.uk/bible_numbers.htm
gives the following interesting information on number 7 as a built in life cycle for life.

Number SEVEN is so important it is worth another visit. It seems to place God's stamp on the living world around us, specifically in the physiology of living organisms. For example:

· According to scripture, man's years are 70 (7 × 10) (Ps 90.10). Today, the world average life expectancy at birth is around 67.2 years

· The human body has an approximate 7-day clock. The science of chronobiology describes circaseptan ('about 7') rhythms or body rhythms that run about seven days in length. This is a very good reason to rest every 7 days (Exod 20.10)! The 10-day week of the humanistic French Revolution, and the 'continuous work week' of the Russian Revolution both failed for this very reason

· Researchers report 'a built-in (genetically determined) about-7-day (circaseptan) period' in connection with human organ transplants. Swelling or rejection of an organ transplant tends to follow a circaseptan rhythm i.e. about 7 or 14 (7 × 2) days after surgery. It is claimed that this rhythm also applies to the immune response to infections, blood and urine chemicals, blood pressure and the common cold

· Circaseptan (7-day) rhythms have been detected in simple Plant life

· A woman's fertility cycle has multiples of 7. In a short cycle of 21 days, ovulation occurs around day 7. The average fertility cycle is 28 days (7 × 4). In a long cycle e.g. 35 days, ovulation does not occur until around day 21 (7 × 3)

· The adult human body is made up of around 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) atoms

· In obstetrics, the human gestation period (denoting completeness) is around 280 days (7 × 40)

· The gestation period for a dog is typically 63 days (7 × 9)

· The gestation period for a sheep is typically 147 days (7 × 21)

· The gestation period for a domestic duck is typically 28 days (7 × 4)

7 = 4+3

The number three is “the number of divine fullness in unity” and the number seven “being the sum of four and three, may naturally be supposed to symbolize some mystical union of God with the world, and accordingly may be called the sacred number of the covenant between God and his creatures.”.  It points to the fullness of the Divine within the fullness of the created world. The ideal world we look forward to.

THE 7 LAWS WHICH NOAH GAVE TO HIS CHILDREN - ALL MANKIND

There were seven pairs of clean animals that were received into the Ark (Gen 7:2).


In 1991, both houses of Congress passed a bill, signed into law by President George H. W. Bush, that declared the Noahide laws to be “the bedrock of society from the dawn of civilization” and the “ethical values and principles . . . upon which our great Nation was founded” (H.J.RES.104.ENR).

These seven laws are the pillars of human civilization, and are named the “Seven Laws of Noah” since all humans are descended from Noah.  
These are not defined and postulated in the Bible but were implied and compiled by the Rabbis later.

 Gen 9:8-10
” Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,
"Now behold, I Myself do establish My covenant with you, and with your descendants after you; and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you; of all that comes out of the ark, even every beast of the earth.…”
The Sign of the Covenant was the
Seven colored rainbow.

Seven signs in John’s Gospel

1. Changing water into wine at Cana in John 2:1-11 - "the first of the signs"

2. Healing the royal official's son in Capernaum in John 4:46-54

3. Healing the paralytic at Bethesda in John 5:1-15

4. Feeding the 5000 in John 6:5-14

5. Jesus walking on water in John 6:16-24

6. Healing the man blind from birth in John 9:1-7

7. The raising of Lazarus in John 11:1-45


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

seven things the Lord hates in Proverbs 6:16-19 

There are six things the Lord hates,
    seven that are detestable to him:
 haughty eyes,
 a lying tongue,
 hands that shed innocent blood,
 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
 feet that are quick to rush into evil,
 a false witness who pours out lies
 and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.


seven parables in Matthew 13;

· Parable of the Sower.

· Parable of the Tares.

· Parable of the Mustard Seed.

· Parable of the Leaven.

· Parable of the Hidden Treasure.

· Parable of the Pearl.

· Parable of Drawing in the Net.

 

Jesus pronounced seven blessings on the righteous
In Matthew 5:3-10

 

and seven woes in Matthew 23.

 

Jesus is the seven-fold “I AM” in the Gospel of John.

1. The Bread Of Life(John 6:35)

2. The Light Of The World (John 8:12)

3. The Gate  (John 10:9)

4. The Good Shepherd  (John 10:11)

5. The Resurrection And The Life  (John 11:25-26)

6. The Way, The Truth, And The Life  (John 14:6)

7. The Vine  (John 15:5)

Jesus told Peter to forgive a wrongdoer “seventy times seven” times (Matthew 18:22,).
 

On the occasion of the feeding of the five thousands we have: "And they did eat, and were filled, and they took up of the broken that was left, seven baskets full." Matthew 15:37 

Mary called magdalene, out of whom went Seven Devils

"And certain woman, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called magdalene, out of whom went Seven Devils." luke 8:2 

"Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, He appeared unto mary Magdalene, out of whom went Seven devils." Mark 16:9

Jesus cast out of her seven devils to signify the totality of the rule of Satan in her. When we are saved, we are made free from Satan where he no longer has rule over us. The number seven signified the total removal of Satan from within her, and now God would make His abode there. And what agreement has the Temple of God with the temple of idols? None. Satan is totally cast out. The Number seven illustrates his total rule in the unsaved. But by Grace of God he is totally cast out when we become Saved.

In the book of Revelation, the number 7 is used there more than fifty times in a variety of contexts:

Revelation of John sees

seven letters to seven churches in Asia
seven spirits before God’s throne (Revelation 1:4),
seven golden lampstands (1:12),
seven stars in Christ’s right hand (1:16),
seven seals of God’s judgment (5:1),
seven angels with seven trumpets (8:2),    
seven bowls of the Great Tribulation, for example (Revelation 16:1)

Likewise, we can see the exact same application of the number seven in the opposite of Christ. As in the totality of authority in the kingdom of Satan. This is illustrated in the seven heads of the dragon as revealed in Revelation chapter twelve.

"And there appeared another Wonder in Heaven, and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads." Revelation 12:3 

The seven heads are seven mountains (revelation 17:9) which are symbolic of kingdoms. Seven equals the totality of authority (heads) of this dragon and of his rule throughout time.
The crowns signify that it is a kingdom, and the seven his complete rule throughout time in it. Thus we see in this symbolism a picture of the totality of the dragon's (satan's) rule.

That is why it says (revelation 17:10) that five of the heads of this beast had already fallen at the time of the writing of Revelation. Those rules of Satan were over. It said, one is, and one is yet to come, and there was a final 8th (which was part of the seven). i.e., it's part of 'this totality,' and he would rule a short time near the end of the world when Satan is loosed. The Seven illustrates the totality of the time of rule of this beast. God uses this number in this way to show us certain Spiritual truths. It's not the perfection of Satan, but illustrates the totality of his authority (heads) and rule. He is the prince of the power of the air. When the seventh king falls, that will be the end of him, the finish of the totality of his rule and authority.

The Holy Spirit of God is signified by 'Seven spirits, and seven eyes.'

"And unto the Angel of the Church at Sardis write, these things saith He that hath the Seven Spirits of God, and the Seven stars; I know thy Works, that thou hast a name which thou liveth, and art dead." Revelation 3:1


http://www.shepherds-rod-speaks.org/ 

"And out of the Throne proceedeth lightnings and Thunderings and voices; and there were Seven lamps of fire burning before the Throne, which are the seven Spirits of God." Revelation 4:5

"And I beheld, and lo in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures,, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having Seven Horns, and Seven Eyes, which are the Seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth." Revelation 5:6

The seven horns signify the 'totality' of his rule and power,
and the seven eyes illustrate the 'totality' of the watch of the Holy Spirit.
Eyes equate to seeing/knowing.
There is one Holy Spirit, but the number seven here is numeric symbolism illustrating His presence over the totality of the world.
And the same application with the Seven eyes. It illustrates his 'total' watch over the earth where He sees all.
The Holy Spirit of God is Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent.
The number seven illustrates the magnificent totality of this.

(7 horns - Omnipotent) The totality of His Power!

(7 spirits - Omnipresent) He is all (totality) Everywhere!

(7 eyes - Omniscient) He is all (totality) knowing/seeing!

In the book of Hebrews,  .
seven titles to refer to Christ are
'Heir of all things' (Hebrews 1:2),
'Captain of our salvation' (2:10),
'Apostle' (3:1),
'Author of salvation' (5:9),
'Forerunner' (6:20),
'High Priest' (10:21) and
the 'Author and finisher of our faith' (12:2).

Jesus performed seven miracles on Sabbath Day   
thus affirming its continued sacredness to God and necessity in the life of the believer.

Jesus healed the withered hand of a man attending synagogue services (Matthew 12:9)

At a Capernaum synagogue he casts out an unclean spirit that possessed a man (Mark 1:21)

Right after the above miracle Jesus heals Peter's wife's mother of a fever (Mark 1:29)

A woman attending synagogue, who was made sick by a demon for eighteen years, is released from her bondage (Luke 13:11)

At a Pharisee's house eating a meal with the host and several lawyers, Jesus heals a man with dropsy (Luke 14:2)

A man who is disabled and unable to walk is healed at the pool of Bethesda (John 5:8 - 9)

Jesus heals a man born blind at the pool of Siloam (John 9:14)

 

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STATISTICS OF SEVENS IN THE BIBLE

http://www.vic.australis.com.au

By Andrew Harris 6 July 1999  

Seven in the Old Testament

The Hebrew word for seven occurs a total of 392 times in the Bible.
This is not only a multiple of seven but of seven times seven, 392 = 8 x 7 x 7.
392 is also remarkable for being the sum of the square of seven and the cube of seven, ie. 392 = (7 x 7) + (7 x 7 x 7) or 392 = 7
2 + 73.

It may be nothing more than a strange coincidence that the word seven is used exactly seven times in Genesis chapter seven. Then again, it may not.

The times seven is used as a number by itself is 287 times.287 = 41 x 7.

It is used in conjunction with other numbers to make a composite number (such as one hundred and seven) 105 times(note 105 +287 =392). 105 = 15 x 7. This number also has the interesting property of being the lowest multiple of 3,5,7 the three consecutive odd numbers (also primes) after one itself. 

The word seven is often used more than once in a verse. So the number of verses in which it appears will be less than the total number of times it is used. It turns out that the word seven appears in 343 verses. 343 = 7 x 7 x 7 = 73. There is therefore 49 times seven is used more than the first time in a verse, or there are 49 repeat uses. 49 = 7 x 7 = 72. This is the same division of 392 = 73 + 72 that we noted at the top of this list.

There are two other words used in the Old Testament to mean seven. The aramaic word ([b'v] shib-aw') is used six times. A long form of the Hebrew word for seven (hn:[;b]vi shib-aw-naw’) is used once. In total these other words are used seven times.

The Hebrew word for a seventh (y[iybiv] sheb-ee-ee’) occurs 98 times. 98 = 2 x 7 x 7. Note that not only is this a multiple of seven but of seven times seven, just as was the total number of occurrences of the word seven (see above).

The word for sevenfold, or seven times, (µyIt'[;b]vi shib-aw-thah’-yim) occurs seven times.

The word for seventy (µy[ib]vi shib-eem’) occurs 91 times. 91 = 13 x 7.

There are ten other words derived from the same word as seven meaning fullness or completeness. Together they appear a total of 434 times in the Bible. 434 = 62 x 7.

 

Seven in the New Testament

The Greek word for seven (eJptav hepta) occurs 87 times.87 = 29 x 3.

It is also remarkable that the word for seven is used in only the first three of the gospels.
It is used a total of nine times in Matthew. 9 = 3 x 3.
It is used a total of nine times in Mark. 9 = 3 x 3.
It is used a total of six times in Luke. 6 = 2 x 3.
It is used a total of nine times between the Gospels and Revelation. Eight times in Acts and once in Hebrews. 9 = 3 x 3.

It is used a total of 54 times in the book of Revelation. 54 = 18 x 3 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 = 2 x 33.

The Greek word seventh (e{bdomo" hebdomos) occurs nine times.9 = 3 x 3.

Seven times or seven fold (eJptavki" heptakis) occurs 3 times.

Seventy (eJbdomhvkonta hebdomenkonta) occurs 5 times. Seventy times or seventy fold (ejbdomhkontavki" hebdomenkontakis) occurs once. Together these two words occur 6 times.6 = 2 x 3.

In total these words occur 105 times (87 +9 +3 + 6 =105). 105 =3 x 5 x 7. So the total occurences are not only a multiple of three but of seven as well. This is interesting because 3 and 7 are the first two of the perfect numbers.    

Thus appearence of the word seven itself is used in a marvelous pattern of sevens that spans each of the testaments. In combination a few points can also be made.

Seven in the Bible

Now that we are aware of the complimentary pattern of threes that appears in the New testament, it should be noted that there are three different words used in the Old Testament to mean, the number seven.

The number of times that the word for seven or one of its derivitive numbers (seventh, seventy etc.) appears in the entire Bible is 392 + 7 + 98 + 7 + 91 = 595 in the Old Testament. Add the 105 occurences from the New Testament and we have the remarkable number 700.

Taking the number of 700 arrived at above, if we add the other 434 occurences of words derived from the same root in the Hebrew we get a total of 1134. Naturally this is a multiple of seven, but it is also a multiple of 3 which also fulfills the pattern seen in the occurences of seven in the New Testament. 1134 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 7 = 2 x 34 x 7.

The total number of words based on the Hebrew and the Greek words for seven is, sixteen in the Old testament and five in the New Testament. Making a total of twenty one words(13), this again fills the pattern of both sevens and threes. 21 = 3 x 7.

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  This is how the number seven is used in scripture to illustrate this spiritual significance. It shows us the totality of whatever is in view. This is also seen in multiples of the number such as seventy, seven hundred or seven thousand. A good example is when Jesus sent the seventy out two by two. They represented the totality of the Church. Much like the seven Churches of Asia do.

The number of spiritual perfection as represented in the Bible is the very significant seven. Everything that God completes and touches bears this number, and its importance in science, physics and chemistry, and even music, demonstrates this perfect creation.

Light splits into the seven colors of the rainbow, a musical octave has seven different notes before it repeats itself, there are seven mineral crystal types and even seven periodicity levels on the Periodic Table of Elements. Because of the omnipresence of seven in all of the systems we understand today, many people understand that the Holy Bible is a perfect textbook of all of creation: music, chemistry, physics and many other types of science.

Hebrew people find the number seven to be sacred because it signifies godly perfection in the world and heaven above.

The number seven therefore speaks of a union between heaven and earth that is demonstrated frequently in the Bible: seven churches, seven stars, seven seals, seven dooms, seven trumpets and seven spirits.

The number seven is perhaps most obviously associated with completeness and oneness of God and earth in the story of creation. Everything was done on the seventh day and nothing else was added or taken away after that. Perfection was achieved on day seven.

On the Day of Atonement, the mercy seat is dabbled with blood seven times by the high priest. This signifies the perfect ability of God to redeem humankind. The Holy Tabernacle's candlestick has seven branches, which signify the entirety of God's light working in people's lives. In the Book of Revelation, God promises various blessings on believers seven different times.

Scientifically speaking, seven is a very significant number as well. Much of the human body's cellular regeneration works on a seven-year scale. There are seven holes in our head, and seven bones in our neck, ankle and face.

 

 

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Panin discovered 30 separate codes involving the number 7 in this first verse of the Bible.

A Partial Listing of the Phenomenal Features of Sevens Found in Genesis 1   

The number of Hebrew words = 7

The number of letters equals 28 (7x4 = 28)

The first 3 Hebrew words translated "In the beginning God created" have 14 letters (7x2 = 14)

The last four Hebrew words "the heavens and the earth" have 14 letters (7x2 = 14)

The fourth and fifth words have 7 letters

The sixth and seventh words have 7 letters

The three key words: God, heaven and earth have 14 letters (7x2 = 14)

The number of letters in the four remaining words is also 14 (7x2 = 14)

The shortest word in the verse is the middle word with 7 letters

The Hebrew numeric value of the first, middle and last letters is 133 (7x19 = 133)

The Hebrew numeric value of first and last letters of all seven words is 1393 (7x199 = 1393)

 

The Pattern of SEVENS in Matthew 1:18-25
The History of Christ's Birth

1 The number of words in the seven word passage is 161 (7x23 = 161)

2  The number of Vocabulary words is 77 (7x11 = 77)

3  Six Greek words occur only in this passage and never again in Matthew. These six Greek words contain precisely 56 letters (7x8 = 56)

4  The number of distinct proper names in the passage is 7

5  The number of Greek letters in these seven proper names is 42 (7x6 = 42)

6  The number of words spoken by the angel to Joseph is 28 (7x4 = 28)

7  The number of Greek forms of words used in this passage is 161 (7x23 = 161)

8  The number of Greek forms of words in the angel's speech is 35 (7x5 = 35)

9  The number of letters in the angel's 35 forms of words is 168 (7x24 = 168)

Panin's book, The Inspiration of the Scriptures Scientifically Demonstrated,
("The Signature of God" by Grant R.
Jeffrey, Frontier Research Publications, Inc. (1996), p.230-237)panin3.htm

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