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« on: June 09, 2021, 06:18:33 PM »

Why is the number 7 significant in the Bible?
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 10:09:52 PM »

Why is the number 7 significant in the Bible?
The number 7 is the highest single digit prime number and symbolizes perfection and fulfillment. God rested on the seventh day and hallowed it.
The clean animals brought into the ark by 7s.
7 lamb's stood as witness to Abraham and Abimelech.
Jacob labored 7 years for each wife.
Jacob bowed himself to the ground 7 times before Esau.
Joseph saw 7 cows and 7 stalks of grain. This signified 7 years of plenty.
The 7 unhealthy cows and 7 unhealthy stalks of grain signifying 7 years of famine.
Midian had 7 daughters.
7 days of Passover eating unleavened bread.
7 lamps on the menorah symbolizes  the seven heavens and the seven spirits of God.
 The blood was sprinkled 7 times upon the veil.
The altar and the utensils and the laver and the base were sprinkled with anointing oil 7 times to consecrate them.
Persons who were sick were checked on every 7 days to see signs of improvement.
The leper is sprinkled 7 times with blood from a bird.
Those who were to have atonement offered for them the priest would sprinkle oil 7 times before God.
The mercy seat was sprinkled with the blood of bulls 7 times.
The horns of the altar were cleansed of sin by sprinkling blood 7 times of sheeps and goats.
In the Law the Lord would punish those who refused to admit 7 fold for their sins.
7 fold plagues were given to those under the Law who refused go obey God.
The priests carried 7 trumpets when they walked around Jericho for 7 days.
7 priests bore trumpets before the ark.
Elisha raised to life a boy who then sneezed 7 times.
Elisha had Naaman dip the in Jordan 7 times to cure his leprosy.
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2021, 06:12:35 PM »

King David referenced the number seven in describing the perfect nature of God's words   
when he wrote that the Lord's words are flawless, "like gold refined seven times".
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