The Number Seven

The Number Seven

The number 7 is the most used number throughout the Holy Scriptures.

The significance of the number 7 is seen, for example, in that God created the earth in 7 days, then He blessed and sanctified the 7th day. And on the seventh day God rested and instituted the Sabbath so that we can have the 7th day as a rest day also. Every 7th year was considered a sabbatical year, and after 7 Sabbatical years we had a Jubilee year.

It is also interesting to note that it was seven weeks from the exodus out of Egypt until the giving of the law at Mt. Sinai. That is why it is 7 weeks from Passover until Shavout, which is also known as Pentecost. The Feast of Booths (Sukkot), also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, is 7 days long. And there are 7 Holy Convocations in total throughout the year.

The 7th month, Tishri, contains more Holy Days than any other month in the Hebrew calendar. Rosh Hashana, also known as the Feast of Trumpets, Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, and Sukkot, also known as the Feasts of Tabernacles all fall in the month of Tishri. These are just some of the important ways that the number seven is used in the scriptures. The number seven in the scriptures is the number of totality, of perfection, or completion.

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