On the Number 7

1) The 4th odd number = 1, 3, 5, 7
2) The 4th prime number = 2, 3, 5, 7
3) The 3rd lucky number = 1, 3, 7
4) The 4th Lucas number = 1, 3, 4, 7
5) Sum of the first 4 Fibonacci numbers = 1 + 1 + 2 + 3 = 7
(Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci, 1170-1250)
6) Difference of the first two cube numbers = 23 - 13 = 8 - 1 = 7
7) Sum of the 2nd odd & 2nd even numbers = 3 + 4 = 7
8) Sum of the 1st & 3rd prime numbers = 2 + 5 = 7
9) Sum of the 1st & 3rd factorials = 1 + 6 = 7
10) Sum of the 1st & 3rd triangular numbers = 1 + 6 = 7
11) Atomic Number of Nitrogen (N) = 7 (7 protons & 7 electrons)
12) Atomic Weight of Lithium (Be) = 7 (6.941)
14) Number of chapters in Micah = 7
15) The 7th day of the year = January 7.
(Adolph Zukor (1873-1976) was born on this day.
He was founder and CEO of Paramount Pictures Corporation.)
16) The 13th digit of pi = 7
17) The 10th digit of phi = 7
18) The shortest side of the Pythagorean 7-24-25 triangle = 7
19) Heptagon is a polygon with 7 angles and 7 sides.
20) Number of stars in the Big Dipper (Ursa Major Constellation) = 7
21) Number of stars in the Pleiades constellation = 7
(Alcyone, Asterope, Electra, Maia, Merope, Taygeta & Celaeno)
22) Number of days in a week = 7
23) Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes on the 7 days of the week:
Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
But the child that is born on the Sabbath day,
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

24) Four 7s in Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes "As I was going to St. Ives":
As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives;
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?

25) Number of wise men in ancient Greece = 7
(Bias, Chilon, Cleobulus, Periander, Pittacus, Solon, Thales)
26) Number of colors in a rainbow = 7
(red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet)
27) Number of orifices in the human head = 7
28) Biblical days of creation = 7 (Genesis 1.1-2.3)
29) Beaufort scale of 7 describes a moderate gale with 32-38 mph wind.
30) Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Olympia Statue of Zeus, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Colossus of Rhodes, Lighthouse of Alexandria.
31) Number of notes in the diatonic scale = 7 (do, re, mi,fa, sol, la, ti = c, d, e, f, g, a, b)
32)
 Strings on the Lyre = 7.  Longfellow's poem Occultation of Orion:     "...with its celestial keys,     Its chords of air, its frets of fire,     The Samian's great Aeolian Lyre,     Rising through all its sevenfold bars,     From earth unto the fixed stars."
33) The 7th Labor of Hercules was to conquer the Cretan Bull.
34) The opposite sides
of a dice cube
35) Snow White and the 7 dwarfs:
Doc, Bashful, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, and Sneezy.
36) Job had 7 sons. ( Job I.2)
37) Job's friends came to comfort him for 7 days and 7 nights. ( Job II.13)
38) Jacob bowed before his brother Esau 7 times. (Genesis XXXIII.3
39) Seven joys of the Virgin Mary: Annunciation, Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Christ's Resurrection, Christ's Ascension, Pentecost, and Mary's Death and Assumption
40) Seven sorrows of the Virgin Mary: Simeon's Prophecy, Flight to Egypt, Child Jesus Lost in Temple, Jesus & Mary Meeting before Crucifixion, Crucifixion, Descent from the Cross, Jesus' Burial
41) The 7th letter of the English alphabet is G (7th Greek letter = êta)
42) The 7th letter of the Hebrew alphabet is Zayin meaning "sword"
43) The 7th Tarot card is The Chariot.
44) The 7 Deadly Sins: Pride, Envy, Anger, Sloth, Greed, Gluttony, Lust. (History)
45) Old Wives Tales: 7 years of bad luck if you break a mirror
46) 7th Hexagram of the I Ching: Shih / The Army
 THE IMAGE: In the middle of the earth is water: The image of THE ARMY. Thus the superior man increases his masses By generosity toward the people. 47) Chou Tun-Yi (1017-1073), Penetrating Book of Changes, Chapter 7 Teachers:
“Through teachers good can be cultivated in the world. Righteousness, uprightness, decisiveness, and firmness of action are examples of strength that is good. Fierceness, narrow-mindedness, and violence are examples of strength that is evil. Kindness, mildness, and humility are examples of weakness that is good. Feebleness, indecision, and perverseness are examples of weakness that is evil. Only the Mean brings harmony. The Mean is the principle of order, the universally recognized law of morality, and is that to which the sage is devoted. Therefore the sage institutes education so as to enable people to rid themselves of evil and arrive at the Mean. The enlightened ones should instruct those who are slower in learning, and the ignorant should seek help from those who understand. Thus the way of teachers is established, and many good people will follow. Then the government will be correct and the empire will be in order.”
48) The 7th word of Genesis I is "heaven":
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
49) Verse 7 of Genesis I:
And God made the firmament, and divided the waters
which were under the firmament from the waters which
were above the firmament: and it was so.
50) Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Verse 7:
Heaven and earth are enduring.
The reason why is because they don't give themselves life.
Hence they are able to be long-lived.
Therefore the sage puts himself last and it comes first,
Treats it as extraneous to himself and it is preserved.
51) Numerology: words whose letters add up to 7

ONE: 6 + 5 + 5 = 16 = 1 + 6 = 7

SIX: 1 + 9 + 6 = 16 = 1 + 6 = 7

ALLAH: 1 + 3 + 3 + 1 + 8 = 16 = 1 + 6 = 7

BRAHMA: 2 + 9 + 1 + 8 + 4 + 1 = 25 = 2 + 5 = 7

ALPHA-OMEGA: (1 + 3 + 7 + 8 + 1) + (6 + 4 + 5 + 7 + 1) = 20 + 23 = 43 = 4 + 3 = 7

EARTH: 5 + 1 + 9 + 2 + 8 = 25 = 2 + 5 = 7

HEART: 8 + 5 + 1 + 9 + 2 = 25 = 2 + 5 = 7

SUTRA: 1 + 3 + 2 + 9 + 1 = 16 = 1 + 6 = 7 (Heart Sutra, Diamond Sutra)

NIRVANA: 5 + 9 + 9 + 4 + 1 + 5 + 1 = 34 = 3 + 4 = 7

PEARL: 7 + 5 + 1 + 9 + 3 = 25 = 2 + 5 = 7

PROTEIN: 7 + 9 + 6 + 2 + 5 + 5 = 43 = 4 + 3 = 7

TIMAEUS: 2 + 9 + 4 + 1 + 5 + 3 + 1 = 25 = 2 + 5 = 7

GUINEVERE: 7 + 3 + 9 + 5 + 5 + 4 + 5 + 9 + 5= 52 = 5 + 2 = 7  © Peter Y. Chou, WisdomPortal.com P.O. Box 390707, Mountain View, CA 94039 email: peter@wisdomportal.com (6-11-2002) 