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For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief. —Proverbs 24:16

The lucky number seven would appear to be an integral component to the architecture of the universe — the fractal nature of things. And it relates to man’s such understanding through, the likes of, chaos theory. The foundation of God’s word, seven is the number of completeness and perfection—both physical and spiritual—being tied directly to God’s creation of all things.

According to Jewish tradition, the creation of Adam occurred on October 7th, 3761 B.C. (or the first day of Tishri, which is the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar). The word ‘created’ is used 7 times describing God’s creative work (Genesis 1:1, 21, 27 three times; 2:3; 2:4). There are 7 days in a week and God’s Sabbath is on the 7th day. The total number of originally inspired books [of scripture] was forty-nine, or 7 x 7, demonstrating the absolute perfection of the Word of God. —BibleStudy.org

See The Two Accounts of Creation

Tissot_The_Creation

The Creation, James Tissot [Wikimedia Commons]

Nuremberg Chronicle (1493) [Wikimedia Commons]

The Flammarion engraving is a 19th-century interpretation of the Old Testament cosmos: the traveller, at one end of a flat earth, now within reach to poke his head through the firmament and gaze at the heavens beyond. [Wikimedia Commons]

These images helped me with conceptualising the “universe”:

  • Jewish Universe (Logos Bible Software) available at Defenders of the Catholic Faith* as at 29 July 2015
  • Ancient Cosmology, available at Patheos as at 29 July 2015 and another available at LDS† Scripture Teachings as at 29 July 2015
  • A later, Hellenistic, version available at Merz AnnA Blume as at 29 July 2015.

Adam Naming the Animals, Jan Pietersz  [Wikimedia Commons]

Bible Epochs

The Bible divides (post-Creation) time into seven equal periods, of one thousand years each. Man’s dominion over the earth is decreed (Genesis 6) for a duration of 120 Jubilees, 6000 (120 x 50) years. That time period is coming rapidly to a close:

6000 years

1  10 Generations: Adam to the Flood
2  10 Generations: Flood to Abraham
3  14 Generations: Abraham to David
4  14 Generations: David to Captivity
5  14 Generations: Captivity to Christ
6  Time of the Holy Spirit
1000 years 7  Millennial Reign of Christ “Then the land shall rest and enjoy its Sabbaths.”

*Ed: Pilgrim Bobby is no defender of the Roman Catholic Faith

Ed: Pilgrim Bobby is no defender of the LDS Faith

Featured Image: The Menorah stands for light, wisdom, and Divine inspiration — Roy Lindman at English Wikipedia [Wikimedia Commons].

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