The Significance of the Number 7

As the whole world knows, today is the rare date of 7/7/7–July 7, 2007–well, I suppose any date is rare, since there will never be another such one. The lineup of the 7s is the exceptional mark of this Saturday, however.

For as long as I can recall, I have been told that the number 7 is the number of perfection. Since early this morning, I have been wondering about that. How do we know that to be so? Does the Bible tell us that?

I know that:

God rested on the 7th day.

A Jubilee year was 7 times 7

The Bible lists 7 churches of Asia.

Jesus’ geneology lists Him 77th in a direct line. (I read that somewhere and don’t know if it is true or not.)

Israel circled Jericho for 7 days.

The world has 7 continents.

There are 7 days in a week.

But does any of that prove that the number 7 is that of perfection? I want to hear from you Bible scholars out there. Help me.


About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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3 Responses to The Significance of the Number 7

  1. helenl says:

    Let you know at 7 o’clock!

  2. Shirley says:

    Perfect, Helen!


    the number seven is greater than you deserve to know in it lies the truth of life

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