Bible Prophecy Research
Title: The Number Seven
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Date: April 15, 1999
Update: April 06, 2001
The Number Seven
Scripture verses followed by commentary
31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.
4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty
nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;
12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again
unto him any more.
28 And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What [mean] these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set
30 And he said, For [these] seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a
witness unto me, that I have digged this well.
18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger
3 And he [Jacob] passed over before them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times,
until he came near to his brother [Esau].
2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and
they fed in a meadow.
3 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and
leanfleshed; and stood by the [other] kine upon the brink of the river.
4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat
kine. So Pharaoh awoke.
5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon
one stalk, rank and good.
6 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them.
7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and,
behold, [it was] a dream.
29 Behold, there come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt:
30 And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; and all the plenty shall be
forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine shall consume the land;
25 These [are] the sons of Bilhah, which Laban gave unto Rachel his daughter, and she bare
these unto Jacob: all the souls [were] seven.
28 And Jacob lived in the land of Egypt seventeen years: so the whole age of Jacob was an
hundred forty and seven years.
10 And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which [is] beyond Jordan, and there they
mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father
16. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew [water], and
filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
25 And seven days were fulfilled, after that the LORD had smitten the river.
15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven
out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the
seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
30 Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, [and] with thy sheep: seven days it shall be
with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.
37 And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof,
that they may give light over against it.
30 [And] that son that is priest in his stead shall put them on seven days, when he cometh
into the tabernacle of the congregation to minister in the holy [place].
35 And thus shalt thou do unto Aaron, and to his sons, according to all [things] which I
have commanded thee: seven days shalt thou consecrate them.
37 Seven days thou shalt make an atonement for the altar, and sanctify it; and it shall be
an altar most holy: whatsoever toucheth the altar shall be holy.
6 And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times
before the LORD, before the vail of the sanctuary.
33 And ye shall not go out of the door of the tabernacle of the congregation [in] seven
days, until the days of your consecration be at an end: for seven days shall he consecrate
2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a
man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation
for her infirmity shall she be unclean.
4 If the bright spot [be] white in the skin of his flesh, and in sight [be] not deeper
than the skin, and the hair thereof be not turned white; then the priest shall shut up
[him that hath] the plague seven days: 5 And the priest shall look on him the seventh day:
and, behold, [if] the plague in his sight be at a stay, [and] the plague spread not in the
skin; then the priest shall shut him up seven days more:
21 But if the priest look on it, and, behold, [there be] no white hairs therein, and [if]
it [be] not lower than the skin, but [be] somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up
26 But if the priest look on it, and, behold, [there be] no white hair in the bright spot,
and it [be] no lower than the [other] skin, but [be] somewhat dark; then the priest shall
shut him up seven days:
50 And the priest shall look upon the plague, and shut up [it that hath] the plague seven
54 Then the priest shall command that they wash [the thing] wherein the plague [is], and
he shall shut it up seven days more:
7 And he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and
shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose into the open field.
8 And he that is to be cleansed shall wash his clothes, and shave off all his hair, and
wash himself in water, that he may be clean: and after that he shall come into the camp,
and shall tarry abroad out of his tent seven days.
16 And the priest shall dip his right finger in the oil that [is] in his left hand, and
shall sprinkle of the oil with his finger seven times before the LORD:
38 Then the priest shall go out of the house to the door of the house, and shut up the
house seven days:
51 And he shall take the cedar wood, and the hyssop, and the scarlet, and the living bird,
and dip them in the blood of the slain bird, and in the running water, and sprinkle the
house seven times:
13 And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to
himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running
water, and shall be clean.
19. And if a woman have an issue, [and] her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put
apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even.
24 And if any man lie with her at all, and her flowers be upon him, he shall be unclean
seven days; and all the bed whereon he lieth shall be unclean.
28 But if she be cleansed of her issue, then she shall number to herself seven days, and
after that she shall be clean.
14 And he shall take of the blood of the bullock, and sprinkle [it] with his finger upon
the mercy seat eastward; and before the mercy seat shall he sprinkle of the blood with his
finger seven times.
8 But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day
[is] an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work [therein].
15. And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye
brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:
18 And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and
one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be [for] a burnt offering unto the LORD, with
their meat offering, and their drink offerings, [even] an offering made by fire, of sweet
savour unto the LORD.
39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of
the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day [shall be] a
sabbath, and on the eighth day [shall be] a sabbath.
40 And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm
trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice
before the LORD your God seven days.
41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. [It shall be] a
statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in
8. And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and
the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years.
18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times
more for your sins.
21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times
more plagues upon you according to your sins.
24 Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your
28 Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven
times for your sins.
2 Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall
give light over against the candlestick.
14 And the LORD said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be
ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her
be received in [again].
15 And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till
Miriam was brought in [again].
22 And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and
Talmai, the children of Anak, [were]. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in
49 Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside them
that died about the matter of Korah.
11. He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days.
14 This [is] the law, when a man dieth in a tent: all that come into the tent, and all
that [is] in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.
16 And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead
body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.
1. And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen
and seven rams.
11 And in the beginnings of your months ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD; two
young bullocks, and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot;
21 A several tenth deal shalt thou offer for every lamb, throughout the seven lambs:
32 And on the seventh day seven bullocks, two rams, [and] fourteen lambs of the first year
1. When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it,
and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the
Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites,
seven nations greater and mightier than thou;
1. At the end of [every] seven years thou shalt make a release.
7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy
face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
25 The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way
against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms
of the earth.
10 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of [every] seven years, in the solemnity
of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,
11 When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall
choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.
4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the
seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the
2. And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not yet
received their inheritance.
5 And they shall divide it into seven parts: Judah shall abide in their coast on the
south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north.
6 Ye shall therefore describe the land [into] seven parts, and bring [the description]
hither to me, that I may cast lots for you here before the LORD our God.
9 And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities into seven
parts in a book, and came [again] to Joshua to the host at Shiloh.
1. And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered
them into the hand of Midian seven years.
25. And it came to pass the same night, that the LORD said unto him, Take thy father's
young bullock, even the second bullock of seven years old, and throw down the altar of
Baal that thy father hath, and cut down the grove that [is] by it:
19 And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to
shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went
1 Samuel 6:1
1. And the ark of the LORD was in the country of the Philistines seven months.
1 Samuel 10:8
8 And thou shalt go down before me to Gilgal; and, behold, I will come down unto thee, to
offer burnt offerings, [and] to sacrifice sacrifices of peace offerings: seven days shalt
thou tarry, till I come to thee, and shew thee what thou shalt do.
1 Samuel 16:10
10 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse,
The LORD hath not chosen these.
1 Samuel 31:13
13 And they took their bones, and buried [them] under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven
1 Kings 6:38
38 And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which [is] the eighth month, was the house
finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was
he seven years in building it.
1 Kings 7:17
17 [And] nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which [were]
upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter.
1 Kings 8:65
65 And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation,
from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt, before the LORD our God, seven
days and seven days, [even] fourteen days.
1 Kings 11:3
3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives
turned away his heart.
1 Kings 19:18
18 Yet I have left [me] seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto
Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
1 Kings 20:15
15 Then he numbered the young men of the princes of the provinces, and they were two
hundred and thirty two: and after them he numbered all the people, [even] all the children
of Israel, [being] seven thousand.
2 Kings 4:35
35 Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched
himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
2 Kings 5:10
10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and
thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.
2 Kings 8:1-3
1. Then spake Elisha unto the woman, whose son he had restored to life, saying, Arise, and
go thou and thine household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for the LORD hath
called for a famine; and it shall also come upon the land seven years.
2 And the woman arose, and did after the saying of the man of God: and she went with her
household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.
3 And it came to pass at the seven years' end, that the woman returned out of the land of
the Philistines: and she went forth to cry unto the king for her house and for her land.
2 Kings 24:16
16 And all the men of might, [even] seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand,
all [that were] strong [and] apt for war, even them the king of Babylon brought captive to
1 Chronicles 10:12
12 They arose, all the valiant men, and took away the body of Saul, and the bodies of his
sons, and brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the oak in Jabesh, and
fasted seven days.
1 Chronicles 15:26
26 And it came to pass, when God helped the Levites that bare the ark of the covenant of
the LORD, that they offered seven bullocks and seven rams.
2 Chronicles 15:11
11 And they offered unto the LORD the same time, of the spoil [which] they had brought,
seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep.
2 Chronicles 17:11
11 Also [some] of the Philistines brought Jehoshaphat presents, and tribute silver; and
the Arabians brought him flocks, seven thousand and seven hundred rams, and seven thousand
and seven hundred he goats.
14 Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king, and of his seven counsellors, to enquire
concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of thy God which [is] in thine hand;
5 And when these days were expired, the king made a feast unto all the people that were
present in Shushan the palace, both unto great and small, seven days, in the court of the
garden of the king's palace;
14 And the next unto him [was] Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, [and]
Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, which saw the king's face, [and] which sat
the first in the kingdom;)
9 And the maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily gave her
her things for purification, with such things as belonged to her, and seven maidens,
[which were] meet to be given her, out of the king's house: and he preferred her and her
maids unto the best [place] of the house of the women.
13 So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a
word unto him: for they saw that [his] grief was very great.
19 He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
6 The words of the LORD [are] pure words: [as] silver tried in a furnace of earth,
purified seven times.
16 These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yea, seven [are] an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
1. Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
16 For a just [man] falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall
16. The sluggard [is] wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
25 When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for [there are] seven abominations in his
1. And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own
bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our
15 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty
wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and
make [men] go over dryshod.
26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the
sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up
the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
14 At the end of seven years let ye go every man his brother an Hebrew, which hath been
sold unto thee; and when he hath served thee six years, thou shalt let him go free from
thee: but your fathers hearkened not unto me, neither inclined their ear.
9 And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall set on fire and
burn the weapons, both the shields and the bucklers, the bows and the arrows, and the
handstaves, and the spears, and they shall burn them with fire seven years:
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse
14 And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury
with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the
end of seven months shall they search.
26 And [there were] seven steps to go up to it, and the arches thereof [were] before them:
and it had palm trees, one on this side, and another on that side, upon the posts thereof.
3 Then went he inward, and measured the post of the door, two cubits; and the door, six
cubits; and the breadth of the door, seven cubits.
19. Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: [therefore] he spake, and commanded that they should heat
the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
16 Let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given unto him; and let
seven times pass over him.
25 Know therefore and understand, [that] from the going forth of the commandment to
restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince [shall be] seven weeks, and
threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous
8 [Seek him] that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into
the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea,
and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD [is] his name:
9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone [shall be] seven
eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will
remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick
all [of] gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven
pipes to the seven lamps, which [are] upon the top thereof:
10 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see
the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel [with] those seven; they [are] the eyes of the LORD,
which run to and fro through the whole earth.
45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself,
and they enter in and dwell there: and the last [state] of that man is worse than the
first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake [them], and
gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken [meat] that was
left seven baskets full.
21. Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I
forgive him? till seven times?
22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times
8 So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken [meat] that was left
9. Now when [Jesus] was risen early the first [day] of the week, he appeared first to Mary
Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.
3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy
Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land
to them by lot.
4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from him
which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before
11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a
book, and send [it] unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto
Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and
12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden
13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks [one] like unto the Son of man, clothed with
a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged
sword: and his countenance [was] as the sun shineth in his strength.
20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden
candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven
candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
1. Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the
seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
1. And unto the angel of the church in 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 that
thou livest, and art dead.
5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and [there were]
seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
1. And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on
the backside, sealed with seven seals.
5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda,
the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
6. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, 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.
2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven
6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
3 And cried with a loud voice, as [when] a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven
thunders uttered their voices.
4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard
a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered,
and write them not.
13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell,
and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted,
and gave glory to the God of heaven.
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven
heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
1. And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having
seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of
1. And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven
last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure
and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.
7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the
wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.
8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no
man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were
1. And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways,
and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
1. And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me,
saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that
sitteth upon many waters:
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a
scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
7. And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery
of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten
9 And here [is] the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which
the woman sitteth.
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, [and] the other is not yet
come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and
goeth into perdition.
9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the
seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride,
the Lamb's wife.
7 x 6 = 42
(See file Six for info on the number 6.)
6 And among the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites [there shall be] six cities
for refuge, which ye shall appoint for the manslayer, that he may flee thither: and to
them ye shall add forty and two cities.
6 Then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he could not
frame to pronounce [it] right. Then they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan:
and there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thousand.
2 Kings 2:24
24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And
there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.
2 Chronicles 22:2
2 Forty and two years old [was] Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in
Jerusalem. His mother's name also [was] Athaliah the daughter of Omri.
2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given
unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty [and] two months.
3 And I will give [power] unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two
hundred [and] threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that
they should feed her there a thousand two hundred [and] threescore days.
[1260 days divided by 30 days = 42 months]
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power
was given unto him to continue forty [and] two months.
7 x 10 = Seventy
(See file 10,11,12 for info on the number 10.)
5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls: for Joseph was
in Egypt [already].
16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom
thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto
the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.
56 Thus God rendered the wickedness of Abimelech, which he did unto his father, in slaying
his seventy brethren:
2 Samuel 24:15
15 So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed:
and there died of the people from Dan even to Beer-sheba seventy thousand men.
2 Kings 10:1
1 And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, unto
the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders, and to them that brought up Ahab's [children],
15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years,
according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an
11 And this whole land shall be a desolation, [and] an astonishment; and these nations
shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
12 Now the building that [was] before the separate place at the end toward the west [was]
seventy cubits broad; and the wall of the building [was] five cubits thick round about,
and the length thereof ninety cubits.
24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the
transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to
bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint
the most Holy.
1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two
before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.
Zavul is used in the Tanakh [Old Testament] as a description of the fourth heaven, one
of seven, where the heavenly Temple of G-d dwells. In the Hebrew Bible, there are seven
words meaning heaven, but never translated into English: Vilon, Rakia, Shechakim, Zebul,
Maon, Machon, Araboth...
Zevul is the fourth heaven. Celestial Y'rushalayim [Jerusalem] is in the fourth heaven.
It is also where the heavenly Temple and altar is erected and where G-d and HaMashiach
[The Messiah] dwell...
The small town of Natzeret (Nazareth) in the Galil (Galilee) was in the heart of the
land of Zevulun, which again, means 'habitation.' And living in Natzeret there was a
betrothed (married) virgin--bethulah--named Miriyam [Mary] as it is recorded...
In summary: G-d chose to dwell in the bethulah and to dwell in the land of Zevulun, a
land that G-d would bless because it was an image of His dwelling in the heavenly Temple
of the fourth heaven, called habitation (Zevel).
(Signs in the Heavens, Avi Ben Mordechai)
Several heavens were created, seven in fact, each to serve a purpose of its own. The
first, the one visible to man, has no function except that of covering up the light during
the night time; therefore it disappears every morning. The planets are fastened to the
second of the heavens; in the third the manna is made for the pious in the hereafter; the
fourth contains the celestial Jerusalem together with the Temple, in which Michael
ministers as high priest, and offers the souls of the pious as sacrifices. In the fifth
heaven, the angel hosts reside, and sing the praise of God, though only during the night,
for by day it is the task of Israel on earth to give glory to God on high. The sixth
heaven is an ucanny spot; there originate most of the trials and visitations ordained for
the earth and its inhabitants. Snow lies heaped up there and hail; there are lofts full of
noxious dew, magazines stocked with storms, and cellars holding reserves of smoke. Doors
of fire separate these celestial chambers...
Corresponding to the seven heavens, God created seven earths, each separated from the
next by five layers. Over the lowest earth, the seventh, called Erez, lie in succession
the abyss, the Tohu, the Bohu, a sea, and waters. Then the sixth earth is reached, the
Adamah, the scene of the magnificence of God. In the same way the Adamah is separated from
the fifth earth, the Arka, which contains Gehenna, and Sha'are Mawet, and Sha'are
Zalmawet, and Beer Shahat, and Tit ha-Yawen, and Abaddon, and Sheol, and there the souls
of the wicked are guarded by the Angels of Destruction. In the same way Arka is followed
by Harabah, the dry, the place of brooks and streams in spite of its name, as the next,
called Yabbashah, the mainland, contains the rivers and the springs. Tebel, the second
earth, is the first mainland inhabited by living creatures, three hundred and sixty-five
species, all essentially different from those of our own earth...Our own earth is called
Heled, and, like the others, it is separated from the Tebel by an abyss, the Tohu, the
Bohu, a sea, and waters.
Thus one earth rises above the other, from the first to the seventh, and over the
seventh earth the heavens are vaulted, from the first to the seventh, the last of them
attached to the arm of God. the seven heavens form a unity, the seven kinds of earth form
a unity, and the heavens and the earth together also form a unity.
...Paradise with its seven divisions, each assigned to the pious of a certain degree.
Hell has seven divisions, one beneath the other. They are called Sheol, Abaddon, Beer
Shahat, Tit ha-Yawen, Sha'are Mawet, Sha'are Zalmawet, and Gehenna...Each of the seven
divisions in turn has seven subdivisions, and in each compartment there are seven rivers
of fire and seven of hail...There are besides, in every compartment seven thousand caves,
in every cave there are seven thousand crevices, and in every crevice seven thousand
scorpions. Every scorpion has three hundred rings, and in every ring seven thousand
pouches of venom, from which flow seven rivers of deadly poison...
(The Legends of the Jews, Volume One, Louis Ginzberg)
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth
counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of
thee, and answer thou me. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest?
or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or
who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons
of God shouted for joy? Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it
had issued out of the womb? When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness
a swaddling-band for it. And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, And
said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his
place; That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken
out of it? It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment. And from the
wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken. Hast thou entered into
the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth? Have the gates of
death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death? Hast thou
perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all. Where is the way where
light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof, That thou shouldest take
it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?
Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the
hail, Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and
war? By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth? Who
hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of
thunder; to cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein
there is no man; To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the
tender herb to spring forth? Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of
dew? Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?
The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen. Canst thou bind
the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth
Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Knowest thou the
ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? Canst thou lift up
thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee? Canst thou send
lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are? Who hath put wisdom in the
inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart? Who can number the clouds in
wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven, When the dust groweth into hardness, and
the clods cleave fast together? Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite
of the young lions, When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?
Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for
lack of meat.
ANCIENT WEDDING PRACTICE: PREPARING A PLACE
During the betrothal period, the bridegroom would prepare a wedding chamber for
the honeymoon. This chamber was typically built in the bridegroom's father's house. The
wedding chamber had to be a beautiful place to bring the bride. The bride and groom were
to spend seven days there. The wedding chamber had to be built to the groom's father's
specifications. The young man could go for his bride only when his father approved. If the
bridegroom was asked when the wedding was to be, he might well say "it is not for me
to know, only my father knows."
JESUS' FULFILLMENT: SEVEN DAYS IN WEDDING CHAMBER
Ancient Jewish eschatology taught that a seven year "time of trouble"
would come upon the earth before the coming of the Messiah. During that time of trouble,
the righteous would be resurrected and would enter the wedding chamber where they would be
protected from the time of trouble. Today that seven year period is referred to as the
("Weddings of Ancient Israel - A Picture of the Messiah" [an article from
Return to God Magazine, Volume 1 Number 2, page 22])
In ancient Jewish eschatology, it was believed that time was a seven thousand year
period, starting with the creation of the Heavens and the Earth in Genesis 1 and ending
with the Messianic Kingdom in years 6000 - 7000 (Revelation 21). Time was divided into
three stages of 2000 years: Years 1-2000 (after the fall) called Tohu or desolation, years
2000-4000 called Torah, or instruction (after the giving of the law), and years 4000-6000
called Y'mot Mashiach, or days of the Messiah (starting with the Messiah's birth in the
4000th year). We are currently in this time period. In the 6000th year the Messianic
Kingdom is thought to begin until year 7000, when the Olam Haba or eternity will begin.
Ancient Rabbis saw the 7 days of a week as a pattern of the seven thousand year plan of
God. They believed that the Sabbath was a picture of the Messianic Kingdom, which we refer
to as the Millennium.
("Celebrate the Sabbath!" [an article from Return to God Magazine, Volume 1
Number 1, page 27])
Just as the number seven is found repeatedly hidden beneath the text of Scripture we
find the same number used repeatedly by the Creator in His physical creation of the
universe and its inhabitants. There are precisely seven colors in the light spectrum that
merge together to form light. The study of music again reveals that there are exactly
seven musically whole tones in the scale. Every eighth musical note creates a new higher
octave repeating the pattern of seven tones. The seven colors correspond to the seven
musical notes. In another manifestation of design, the whole human body is effectively
renewed at the cellular level every seven years. By the end of seven years almost every
single cell of our flesh, organs and bones will be replaced with new cells manufactured
according to an incredibly complex genetic program in our DNA. Our blood pulse rate slows
down noticeably every seven days throughout our life. The gestation cycle to produce a
baby takes 280 days (7 x 40). Our lives are marked with the number seven as God commanded
us to rest every seventh day and noted that our life expectancy is seventy years (7 x 10).
Almost all of the animals have gestation periods that are multiples of seven: lion = 98
days; sheep = 147 days; hens = 21 days; ducks = 28 days; cats = 56 days; dogs = 63 days.
The number "seven" in Hebrew is derived from the root word meaning "to
be full, satisfied, or have enough of" while another meaning of the root is "to
swear," or "to make an oath." We find "seven" appearing on the
surface of the biblical text as well as in prominent places, including the seven spirits
or manifestations of God (Isa 11:2); the seven-fold blessing of Abraham (Gen 12:2,3);
God's seven-fold covenant with Israel (Exo 6:6-8); and the marvelous design of sevens
found int he Book of Revelation. John describes seven groups of seven in his Apocalypse
including: 7 churches, 7 seals, 7 trumpets, 7 vials, 7 personages, 7 dooms and 7 new
(The Signature of God, Grant R. Jeffrey)
While we do not yet have a complete answer that meets the high standards of scientific
certainty, we are reasonably sure that:
Most of the matter in the Universe is not in the form of stars. Instead it is dark,
with its presence revealed only by its gravitational pull.
Ordinary matter, such as you and I are made of, accounts for only one seventh of this
(The Third Stromlo Symposium
The Galactic Halo: Bright Stars & Dark Matter
Canberra, ACT, Australia, 17-21 August 1998)
When the Jewish People left Egypt, they were hovering over the precipice of spiritual
annihilation. They were at the last gate. 49 gates of tuma (spiritual impurity) exist in
this world and the Jewish People were at the threshold of oblivion.
49 is 7 times 7. When you square a number, it reaches its ultimate expression. It is
the thing times itself; nothing can be a greater revelation of essence than that. Thus, 49
is the furthest reach of seven-ness in this world. And seven is this world: There are
seven notes in the scale, seven days in the week and seven colors in the rainbow. Seven in
Sound. Seven in Time. Seven in Space.
(Seasons of the Moon, Iyar 5759/April 16, 1999-May 15, 1999
Number Patterns in Scripture by Susan Kanen