Significance of Number Seven Dissertation or Thesis by Prem

Significance of Number Seven
A discussion on the significance on number seven in the Bible.
# 105870 | 10,323 words | 22 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Jul 20, 2008 in Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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This paper (consisting of four chapters) begins by explaining the symbolism and significance of the number 'seven' both in secular and religious levels especially in the Bible. The author goes on to provide a brief history of the 'Seven Words of Jesus on the Cross' and the 'Seven Words of Mary in the Bible' in chapters two and three and a comparative study of both in the final chapter.

Seven in General
Seven in Secular Sense
Seven in Physics
Seven in Music
The Number 'Seven' in the Bible
Brief History of the Seven Words from the Cross
Brief History of Seven Words of Mary
Seven Words of Jesus on the Cross
Father Forgive Them They Do Not Know What They are Doing
Today You shall be with Me in Paradise
Behold Your Mother
My God, My God Why have You Forsaken Me?
It is Accomplished
In to Your Hands I Command my Spirit
Seven Words of Mary in the Gospels
How can this be since I know not a Man
Behold the Handmaid of the Lord
Be it Done to Me According to Your Word
My Soul Magnifies the Lord, my Spirit...
Son why have You Done so to Us
They have no Wine
Do Whatever He Tells You to Do
Comparative Study of the Words of Jesus and Mary
The Value of Ignorance
The Secret of Sanctity
The Fellowship of Religion
Confidence of Victory
Religion is a Quest
The Hour
The Purpose of Life

From the Paper:

"The number seven is significant in almost every culture but the reason for this significance is too obscure to be explained. Some have suggested that it comes from the Seven planets but the number is significant among peoples who are ignorant of Seven planets. Others suggest that it comes from the Four phases of moon which come in periods of Seven days, the week therefore is the original number from which the significance is derived. Seven as a meaningful number appears in Mesopotamia, Egypt and Canaan. The number seven in secular sense is accepted as complete or to the full."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brown E Raymond, The Gospel According to John, Vol. 1, London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1978.
  • Sheen J Fulton, Life of Christ, Bangalore: Theological Publications of India, 2002.
  • Edward P, Knowing Mary Through the Bible: Mary's Last Words, Alchison: Claretion Publications, 1989.
  • Sheen J Fulton, Seven Words of Jesus and Mary: Lessons from Cana and Calvary, Bangalore: Claretian publications, 2002.
  • Achtemeier J Paul, Harpers Bible Dictionary, Bangalore: Theological Publications of India, 2002.

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