The lucky number seven appears integral to the architecture of the universe — the fractal order of matter. It relates also to man’s 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.
The following images help conceptualise 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.
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 or 6000 (120 x 50) years. That time period is coming rapidly to an end.
|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.”|
*Pilgrim Bobby finds difficulty defending the Roman Catholicism portrayed through the Vatican. Call no man (on earth) “father”. †Likewise, Pilgrim Bobby can not defend the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS). Where in doubt, read the Bible and heed in particular the words of our Lord and put to one side doctrines, and rituals, of men.
The Menorah stands for light, wisdom, and Divine inspiration — Roy Lindman at English Wikipedia [Wikimedia Commons].