Sunday, November 27, 2016

: Lucky Number 7

Amari Kinard



Most of the things in our world comes in the number seven, meaning its seven of everything. For example, we have seven days in a week, seven seas, and seven continents. It is also seven colors of the rainbow and its also seven notes on the musical scale. In Judaism, the number seven is associated with creationism. The Jewish people also sit Shiva for seven days. The number seven also corresponds to Mosses birthday. Their are seven days of Passover. In the Jewish religion, the number seven is a reflection of completion. Members of the Judaic faith have a superstition about the fact that the verse of Torah contains seven words. The Jewish tradition, the number seven has a very sacred standing and is an indication of being without flaw. It is the number that cannot be defined because God accomplishes seven of something, he creates seven more. Seven times Seven is a euphemism for eternity, or without limitations, or the total possible outcomes. The "seed of life" represents six days of creation with the center circle representing the day of rest. For Americans, breaking a mirror means seven years of bad luck, so fur us this number is not so lucky. During ancient times, before the invention of the telescope, only seven planets were visible which were, the sun, moon, mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter. This is why many ancient cultures adopted seven Gods or Deities, example: The Chinese culture believe in seven Gods. The horoscopes Pisces and Cancer is associated with the number seven. In the Hindu culture, the bride and groom are to walk around a fire seven times taking seven steps and they are to say a vow at every seven steps. There are seven ancient wonders. The seven deadly sins include: Pride, Sloth, Greed, Lust, Envy, Anger, and Anger. There are also seven cosmic principles. For me the number seven really is not a lucky number. I never knew the number seven was so lucky for many people and their cultures. A article says a person who is seventh to something is spiritual, but not religious and seems shy, but not to be confused with having low self-esteem. It also says seven is tall and lanky but not athletic. The number seven is a very unique number that can deal with religion, a person, it also a number people use when getting married, and it even has some meaning with horoscopes. It also has something to do with people who gamble. The image of "Lucky 7" dice roll is usually made of the numbers 5+2, but it sometimes comes up as 4+3. The "Lucky 7" image derive from the dice game craps, where rolling 7 wins, and the dice that roll 7 is a symbol of "Gambler's Luck.


Works Cited: 
Japan, Geordie. A Guide to Finding Japan in New-Castle upon-Tyne. Japan, Lucky 7 ,https://geordiejapan.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/lucky-7.jpg?w=507&h=261&crop=1 

"Meaning of Number 7".Mystical Numbers, 2016. http://mysticalnumbers.com/number-7/. 

Decoz, Hans. "Number 7 Numerology." Decoding the Patterns of the Universe, 2016. http://www.numerology.com/numerology-numbers/7. 

Derbyshire, David. "Why Lucky 7 is the World's Magic Number." Daily Mail. Published 10 April 2014.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2601281/Why-lucky-7-really-magicnumber.html. 

Links for Further Research: 
Properties of the Number 7: Symbolism 
http://www.ridingthebeast.com/numbers/nu7.php 
This article states that the number seven corresponds with the old testament, and according to the bible you have seven punishments. 

Meaning of Numbers in the Bible Study 
http://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/7.html 
According to the bible the number seven is the foundation of God's work. Seven is the number of completeness and perfection. Its meaning is tied directly to God's creation of all things. 

No. 7 in the Chinese Culture 
https://www.travelchinaguide.com/intro/lucky-number7.htm 
In the Chinese culture the number seven was usually used for the seven treasures for the Buddhist structure referring to gold.