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# The Number 7: Properties and Meanings

7 is a Prime Number.

7 is a Mersenne Number.

7 is an Octahedral Number.

7 is a Lucas Number.

7 is a Centered Hexagonal Number.

7 is a Heptagonal Number.

7 is a Hexagonal Pyramidal Number.

5 can be Partitioned in 7 ways.

7 can be Partitioned in 15 ways.

7 is the number of + signs needed to write the Partitions of 4

Sum of the first 4 Fibonacci numbers= 1 + 1 + 2 + 3 = 7

7 is the number of frieze groups, i.e., the groups consisting of symmetries of the plane whose group of translations is isomorphic to the group of integers.

7 is the maximal number of regions into which 3 lines divide a plane.

The 7 Hexagonal (6-fold) crystal classes.

The 7 Tetragonal crystal classes.

Topologists have been able to prove that 7 colors may be needed on a donut shaped map to ensure that no adjacent areas are the same.

There are seven different ways of linking four hexagons together.

7 is the smallest number of integer-sided rectangles that tile a rectangle so that no 2 rectangles share a common length.

The Chemical Element Nitrogen has an atomic number of 7.

The 7 directions: north, south, east, west, up, down and the center.

In Humans: the 7 Endocrine glands.

The 7 colors of the rainbow.

The 7 double letters of the Hebrew Alphabet.

The 7 classical planets.

The 7 bodies of the Human microcosm.

In Humans: the 7 chakras.

Seventh heaven is the farthest of the concentric spheres containing the stars in the Moslem and cabalist systems.

Seven is the maximum number of eclipses of the Sun and Moon that can occur in any one year.

Christianity
The seven Virtues are: Faith, Hope, Charity, Fortitude, Justice, Prudence, and Temperence

Mahatma Gandhi
Wealth without Work
Pleasure without Conscience
Science without Humanity
Knowledge without Character
Politics without Principle
Commerce without Morality
Worship without Sacrifice

Budo
The Seven Virtues: Jin: benevolence, Gi: honor or justice, Rei: courtesy and etiquette, Chi: wisdom, intellligence, Shin: sincerity, Chu: loyalty, Koh: piety

Vices recognized by Christianity: The seven deadly sins are:

Pride:
Excessive belief in one's own abilities, that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as Vanity.

Envy:
The desire for others' traits, status, abilities, or situation.

Gluttony:
An inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.

Lust:
An inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body.

Anger:
Is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. It is also known as Wrath.

Greed:
The desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.

Sloth:
Avoidance of physical or spiritual work.

Film: The Magnificent Seven.

### The Year 7 AD

In the year 7 AD Publius Quinctilius Varus is appointed governor of Germany.

In the year 7 AD the Illyrians revolt against Roman rule.

In the year 7 AD Abgarus of Edessa is deposed as king of Osroene.

In the year 7 AD Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus dismisses the Judea ethnarch Herod Archelaus.

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