7The number 7 in a dream, is a number from the bible. 7 is a prime number. Christianity: Seven Days of Creation - 1765 book The number seven (7) in the seven days of Creation is typological and the number seven appears commonly elsewhere in the Bible. These include: Seven days of Creation (Genesis 1) e.g., God rested on and sanctified the seventh day (Sabbath) Anyone who dares to kill Cain 'will suffer vengeance seven times over' (Genesis 4:15) Lamech in his "Song of the Sword" claims that 'if Cain shall be avenged sevenfold', he himself shall be 'seventy-sevenfold' (Genesis 4:24) Seven years of plenty and seven years of famine in Pharaoh's dream (Genesis 41) In regards to the sin sacrifice, the anointed priest was to sprinkle the bullock's blood seven times before the lord (Exodus 4:6) Seven days of the feast of Passover (Exodus 13:3–10) Seven day week and the pattern concerning distribution and use of manna (Exodus 16) Seven year cycle around the years of Jubilee (Leviticus 25) Jericho's walls fall on the seventh day after seven priests with seven trumpets march around the city seven times (Joshua 6:8) Seven things that are detestable to the LORD (Proverbs 6:16–19) Seven Pillars of the House of Wisdom (Proverbs 9:1) Seven loaves multiplied into seven basketfuls of surplus (Matthew 15:32–37) Peter asked Jesus if he should forgive those who sinned against him up to 7 times; Jesus responded by saying to forgive them 'seventy times seven times', remembering so the curse of Cain and the song of Lamech in Genesis 4. The seven last words (or seven last sayings) of Jesus on the cross Seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom (Acts 6:3) In the Book of Revelation, seven is a central figure of quantities: Seven Spirits of God, Seven Churches (to which the book is addressed); Seven of the following appear in Revelation: golden lampstands(1:12), stars(1:16), torches of fire(4:5) seals(5:1), angels and their trumpets(8:2), last plagues(15:1), golden bowls(15:7), thunders(10:3), horns and eyes(5:6), diadems(12:3) and kings(17:10) Other sevens in Christian knowledge and practice include: The Seven Corporal Acts of Mercy and Seven Spiritual Acts of Mercy of Roman Catholic, Anglican, and other traditions The Seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit The Seven Joys of the Virgin Mary, of Roman Catholic, Anglican, and other traditions The Seven Sacraments in the Catholic faith (though some traditions assign a different number) The Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary, of Roman Catholic, Anglican, and other traditions There are seven suicides mentioned in the Bible (OT and NT). The seven terraces of Mount Purgatory (one per deadly sin) The Seven Virtues: chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, kindness, patience, and humility In the genealogy in the Gospel of Luke, Jesus is 77th in a direct line The number of heads of the three beasts (7 × 10 × 7 + 7 × 10 × 10 + 7 × 10 = 1260) of the Book of Revelation, and of some other monsters, like the hydra and the number of seals Hinduism The Sanskrit word sapta refers to number seven. Indian Music has "Saptak Swaras," seven octats (sa re ga ma pa dha ni) which are basics of music, using which hundreds of Ragas are composed. Celestial group of seven stars are named as "Sapta Rishi" based on the seven great saints. Seven Promises, Seven Rounds in Hindu Wedding and Seven Reincarnation According to Hinduism, there are seven worlds in the universe, seven seas in the world and seven Rishies (seven gurus) called sapta rishis. Seven hills at tirumala also known as ezhu malaiyan means Sevenhills god There are 7 Chakras in the basic model used in various eastern traditions and philosophies. Islam The number of ayat in surat al-Fatiha The number of layers of the Earth in Islamic religion is seven The number of skies in Islamic religion is seven The number of circumambulations (Tawaf) that are made around the Kaaba The number of walks between Al-Safa and Al-Marwah mountains—that is travelling back and forth—seven times during the ritual pilgrimages of Hajj and Umrah The number of heavens in Islamic religion, i.e. levels in heaven. The number of hells in hell is also seven i.e. levels in hell. The number of doors to hell is seven (for heaven the number of doors is eight). In Verse 12:46 (see Islamic view of Joseph) of the Quran, Joseph (Yusef) is asked to interpret the King's dream where seven fat cows were dreamt to have been devoured by seven skinny cows and seven green spikes, and others shrivelled. The number of the big sins or vices is seven which are from a Hadith of the prophet Mohamed : "Avoid the seven sins polytheism, witchcraft, the killing of the soul which Allah has forbidden except by right, consuming riba, consuming the wealth of the orphan, to escape from the battles and slandering chaste women" Judaism The Menorah is a 7-branched candelabrum A highly symbolic number in the Torah, alluding to the infusion of spirituality and Godliness into the creation. For example: God rested on and sanctified the seventh day (Shabbat). – Genesis 2:3. "Wisdom has built her house, she has hewn out her seven pillars." – Proverbs of Solomon son of David King of Israel 9:1 A seven-day purification period is required for one who has become tamei to become tahor. The Shmita (Sabbatical) year arrives every seventh year. The Jubilee (Yovel) year comes after 7 times 7 years. The Counting of the Omer leading up to the Giving of the Torah is expressed as "7 times 7 weeks." There are 7 days of Passover and Sukkot when celebrated in Israel. Shiv`a (another pronunciation of the Hebrew word for 7—(Hebrew: שבעה ; "seven")), is the number of days of mourning. Hence, one sits Shiva. As in Shiva (Judaism) The weekly Torah portion is divided into seven aliyahs, and seven Jewish men (or boys over the age of 13 who are considered men; Bar Mitzvah) are called up for the reading of these aliyahs during Shabbat morning services. Seven blessings are recited under the chuppah during a Jewish wedding ceremony. A Jewish bride and groom are feted with seven days of festive meals after their wedding, known as Sheva Berachot ("Seven Blessings"). The number of Ushpizzin (also known as the "Seven Shepherds") who visit the sukkah during the holiday of Sukkot: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron, and David. The number of nations God told the Israelites they would displace when they entered the land of Israel (Deut. 7:1): the Hittite, the Girgashite, the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite. In Breslov tradition, the seven orifices of the face (2 eyes, 2 nostrils, 2 ears, and the mouth) are called "The Seven Candles." The Menorah (Hebrew: מנורה), is a seven-branched candelabrum lit by olive oil in the Tabernacle and the Temple in Jerusalem. The menorah is one of the oldest symbols of the Jewish people. It is said to symbolize the Burning bush as seen by Moses on Mount Sinai (Exodus 25). The number of times Cain will be avenged by God if he is murdered (Gen 4:15). The Israelites circled Jericho for 7 days and then the wall tumbled down. The 7 Sephirot of primary conscious emotion that are attributes of the creator.
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