What does Seven mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
ἑπτὰ seven. 71
שִׁבְעַ֥ת seven (cardinal number). 44
שִׁבְעַ֣ת seven (cardinal number). 43
שֶׁ֣בַע seven (cardinal number). 32
שֶׁ֥בַע seven (cardinal number). 22
שְׁבַ֥ע seven (cardinal number). 16
ἑπτά seven. 15
וּשְׁבַ֥ע seven (cardinal number). 9
שִׁבְעָ֥ה seven (cardinal number). 9
שִׁבְעָ֖ה seven (cardinal number). 8
שִׁבְעָ֣ה seven (cardinal number). 8
וְשִׁבְעָ֥ה seven (cardinal number). 8
שִׁבְעַ֤ת seven (cardinal number). 7
שֶׁ֤בַע seven (cardinal number). 7
שֶׁ֧בַע seven (cardinal number). 6
שֶֽׁבַע־ seven (cardinal number). 6
וְשִׁבְעָֽה seven (cardinal number). 6
שֶׁ֖בַע seven (cardinal number). 5
שִׁבְעַ֨ת seven (cardinal number). 4
לְשִׁבְעַ֖ת seven (cardinal number). 4
שִׁבְעָ֔ה seven (cardinal number). 4
וְשִׁבְעָ֣ה seven (cardinal number). 4
וּשְׁבַע־ seven (cardinal number). 4
שִׁבְעָֽה־ seven (cardinal number). 4
וְשִׁבְעָ֖ה seven (cardinal number). 4
שִׁבְעָֽה seven (cardinal number). 4
שֶׁ֛בַע seven (cardinal number). 3
שִׁבְעָ֤ה seven (cardinal number). 3
שִׁבְעָ֨ה seven (cardinal number). 3
בְּשִׁבְעָ֣ה seven (cardinal number). 3
וָשֶׁ֙בַע֙ seven (cardinal number). 3
וְשֶׁ֣בַע seven (cardinal number). 3
שִׁבְעָ֑ה seven (cardinal number). 3
ἑπτάκις seven times. 3
וְשִׁבְעַ֣ת seven (cardinal number). 3
וְשִׁבְעַ֤ת seven (cardinal number). 3
וָשֶׁ֜בַע seven (cardinal number). 3
שְׁבַ֣ע seven (cardinal number). 3
וּשְׁבַ֣ע seven (cardinal number). 2
שְׁבַֽע־ seven (cardinal number). 2
וְשִׁבְעָ֑ה seven (cardinal number). 2
שִׁבְעָ֧ה seven (cardinal number). 2
וְשִׁבְעַ֨ת seven (cardinal number). 2
וְשִׁבְעָ֤ה seven (cardinal number). 2
וּשְׁבַ֨ע seven (cardinal number). 2
שֶׁ֨בַע seven (cardinal number). 2
וְשִׁבְעָה֙ seven (cardinal number). 2
וְשִׁבְעָ֨ה seven (cardinal number). 2
בְּשֶׁ֖בַע seven (cardinal number). 2
שֶׁ֚בַע seven (cardinal number). 2
וּבְשִׁבְעָ֥ה seven (cardinal number). 2
שִׁבְעָ֗ה seven (cardinal number). 2
וּֽשֲׁבַ֨ע seven (cardinal number). 2
לְשִׁבְעָ֣ה seven (cardinal number). 2
שְׁבַ֤ע seven (cardinal number). 2
שִׁבְעַת־ seven (cardinal number). 2
שְׁבַע־ seven (cardinal number). 2
שִׁבְעָה֙ seven (cardinal number). 2
לְשִׁבְעָ֥ה seven (cardinal number). 1
ἑπτακισχιλίους seven thousand. 1
וּבְשֶׁ֓בַע ׀ seven (cardinal number). 1
שִֽׁבְעַ֨ת seven (cardinal number). 1
בְּשִׁבְעָ֛ה seven (cardinal number). 1
שְׁבֻע֣וֹת seven 1
שִׁבְעָה֩ seven (cardinal number). 1
שִׁבְעָ֛ה seven (cardinal number). 1
וְשִׁבְעָ֧ה seven (cardinal number). 1
וְשִׁבְעַ֥ת seven (cardinal number). 1
שֶׁ֨בַע ׀ seven (cardinal number). 1
מִ֝שִּׁבְעָ֗ה seven (cardinal number). 1
וְ֝שֶׁ֗בַע seven (cardinal number). 1
מִשִּׁבְעָ֖ה seven (cardinal number). 1
שִׁבְעָה־ seven (cardinal number). 1
שִׁבְעִ֥ים seventy. 1
שֶׁ֕בַע seven (cardinal number). 1
וְשֶׁ֤בַע seven (cardinal number). 1
הַשִּׁבְעָ֗ה seven (cardinal number). 1
וּשְׁבַ֤ע seven (cardinal number). 1
וָשֶׁ֔בַע seven (cardinal number). 1
(שְׁבַעְתָּ֖ם) seven (cardinal number). 1
שֶֽׁבַע seven (cardinal number). 1
הַשֶּׁבַע֮ seven (cardinal number). 1
לְשִׁבְעָ֖ה seven (cardinal number). 1
לְשִׁבְעַ֧ת seven (cardinal number). 1
שִׁבְעַת֙ seven (cardinal number). 1
שִׁבְעַ֞ת seven (cardinal number). 1
לְשִׁבְעָ֤ה seven (cardinal number). 1
בְּשִׁבְעָ֧ה seven (cardinal number). 1
שֶׁ֙בַע֙ seven (cardinal number). 1
וְשִׁבְעָ֔ה seven (cardinal number). 1
שִׁבְעָ֜ה seven (cardinal number). 1
שֶׁ֜בַע seven (cardinal number). 1
לְשֶׁ֙בַע֙ seven (cardinal number). 1
לְשִׁבְעַ֣ת seven (cardinal number). 1
בְּשִׁבְעָֽה־ seven (cardinal number). 1
בְּשִׁבְעָה־ seven (cardinal number). 1
שִׁבְעָ֥נָה seven. 1

Definitions Related to Seven

G2033


   1 Seven.
   

H7651


   1 Seven (cardinal number).
      1a as ordinal number.
      1b in combination—17, 700 etc.
      

G2034


   1 Seven times.
   

H7658


   1 Seven.
   

H7620


   1 Seven, period of Seven (days or years), heptad, week.
      1a period of Seven days, a week.
         1a1 Feast of Weeks.
      1b heptad, Seven (of years).
      

H7657


   1 seventy.
   

G2035


   1 Seven thousand.
   

Frequency of Seven (original languages)

Frequency of Seven (English)

Dictionary

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Angels of the Seven Churches
ANGELS OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES ( Revelation 1:20 ; Revelation 1:2-3 ). 1 . According to one set of opinions, these angels were men, and the majority of writers have held them to be (1) the presiding presbyters or bishops of their respective churches. But while this view is attractive and popular, the reasons against it are strong. Human officials could hardly be made responsible for their churches as these angels are. A bishop might be called an angel, i.e. a messenger, of God or of Christ (cf. Haggai 1:13 , Malachi 2:7 , 2 Corinthians 5:20 ), but would he be called ‘the angel of the church’? Above all, it is certain that at the early date to which the Apocalypse is now generally assigned a settled episcopate was unknown. (2) Others have supposed that the angels were congregational representatives , church messengers or deputies (which would be in harmony with the proper meaning of the word ‘angel’), or even the person who acted as ‘Reader’ to the assembled church (notice ‘he that readeth’ in Revelation 1:3 ). But if the responsibility put upon the angels is too great for bishops, it is much too great for any lesser functionaries. Besides, the glory and dignity assigned to them as the stars of the churches ( Revelation 1:20 ) is inconsistent with a position like that of a mere Reader or deputy.
2 . A good many have held that ‘angels’ is to be understood in its ordinary Scriptural application, not to men, but to celestial beings . In support of this are (1) the fact that throughout the rest of the book the Gr. word, which is of very frequent occurrence, is invariably used in this sense; (2) our Lord’s utterance in Matthew 18:10 , which suggests a doctrine of angelic guardianship; (3) the fact that in Daniel, to which the Apocalypse is so closely related, the guardianship of angels is extended to nations ( Daniel 12:1 ). The objections, however, are serious. No definite Scriptural teaching can be adduced in favour of the idea that churches have their guardian-angels. Messages intended for churches would hardly be addressed to celestial beings. Moreover, it is scarcely conceivable that such beings would be identified with particular churches in all their infidelities and shortcomings and transgressions, as these angels are (see, e.g. , Daniel 3:1 ; Daniel 3:15 ff.).
3 . The most probable view, accordingly, is that the angels are personifications of their churches not actual persons either on earth or in heaven, but ideal representatives. It is the church, of course, that receives the letter, the ‘Thou’ of address having manifestly a collective force, and it is to the church itself that the letter is sent (cf. Revelation 1:11 , where there is no mention of the angels). The idea of angels was suggested, no doubt, by the later Jewish beliefs on the subject, but it is used in a figurative manner which suits the whole figurative treatment, where the glorified Jesus walks among the golden candlesticks, and sends to the churches messages that are couched in highly metaphorical language. It might seem to be against this ideal view that the seven churches, as candlesticks, are definitely distinguished from the seven angels, as stars ( Revelation 1:12 ; Revelation 1:16 ; Revelation 1:20 ). But it is quite in keeping with the inevitable distinction between an actual and an ideal church that they should be thus contrasted as a lamp and a star.
J. C. Lambert.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Deacons, Seven
Men elected by the original Christian community at Jerusalem and ordained by the Apostles, their office being chiefly to look after the poor, as the number of believers among the Grecian Jews had rapidly increased and their widows and children were being neglected. The Apostles did not wish to be drawn away from preaching, and thus transferred these material duties to suitable men. They were Saint Stephen the Martyr, Saint Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas (Acts 6).
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Candlestick, Seven-Branched
This conspicuous article of furniture of the Holy Place (Exodus 25:37), from its purpose and make-up would be better styled a lampstand. It was made of one talent (c.108 pounds) of pure gold (hence the expression, "the most pure candlestick," of Exodus 31, etc.) and was of beaten, or repolse, work. It consisted of a central shaft, from which three pairs of arms branched off, curving outwards and upwards so that all their extremities and that of the shaft were on a level. Both the shaft and the branches bore ornaments (cups, bowls, and lilies) in the shape of almond-tree blossoms; on the top of each branch rested a lamp of gold, probably of the ordinary pattern used in ancient times. The golden candlestick was placed along the south wall of the Holy Place, facing the table of the loaves of proposition, the nozzles of the lamps being turned towards the north. Only the best kind of olive-oil (the so-called virgin oil, "beaten with a pestle," Exodus 27) was to be used in these lamps, which, trimmed every morning and refilled every evening, were to burn continually (Exodus 27; Leviticus 24). The Bible does not say what became of the original seven-branched candlestick. In its place in Solomon's Temple there were ten lampstands (3King 3:7), which were taken away by the Babylonian army, 586 B.C. A new lampstand, perhaps of the old pattern, existed in the second temple and was carried off by Antiochus Epiphanes (1Machabees 1). Judas Machabeus provided a new one (1Machabees 4), somewhat different in shape from the one described in Exodus. There is no reason to doubt that this was the one taken away by the Romans after the destruction of the Temple, A.D. 70, and represented on the Arch of Titus, in Rome.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Seven
This number occurs frequently in Scripture, and in such connections as lead to the supposition that it has some typical meaning. On the seventh day God rested, and hallowed it (Genesis 2:2,3 ). The division of time into weeks of seven days each accounts for many instances of the occurrence of this number. This number has been called the symbol of perfection, and also the symbol of rest. "Jacob's seven years' service to Laban; Pharaoh's seven fat oxen and seven lean ones; the seven branches of the golden candlestick; the seven trumpets and the seven priests who sounded them; the seven days' siege of Jericho; the seven churches, seven spirits, seven stars, seven seals, seven vials, and many others, sufficiently prove the importance of this sacred number" (see Leviticus 25:4 ; 1 Samuel 2:5 ; Psalm 12:6 ; 79:12 ; Proverbs 26:16 ; Isaiah 4:1 ; Matthew 18:21,22 ; Luke 17:4 ). The feast of Passover (Exodus 12:15,16 ), the feast of Weeks (Deuteronomy 16:9 ), of Tabernacles (13:15), and the Jubilee (Leviticus 25:8 ), were all ordered by seven. Seven is the number of sacrifice (2 Chronicles 29:21 ; Job 42:8 ), of purification and consecration (Leviticus 42:6,17 ; 8:11,33 ; 14:9,51 ), of forgiveness (Matthew 18:21,22 ; Luke 17:4 ), of reward (Deuteronomy 28:7 ; 1 Samuel 2:5 ), and of punishment (Leviticus 26:21,24,28 ; Deuteronomy 28:25 ). It is used for any round number in such passages as Job 5:19 ; Proverbs 26:16,25 ; Isaiah 4:1 ; Matthew 12:45 . It is used also to mean "abundantly" (Genesis 4:15,24 ; Leviticus 26:24 ; Psalm 79:12 ).
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Seven
1: ἑπτά (Strong's #2033 — Noun — hepta — hep-tah' ) whence Eng. words beginning with "hept," corresponds to the Heb. sheba' (which is akin to saba', signifying "to be full, abundant"), sometimes used as an expression of fullness, e.g., Ruth 4:15 : it generally expresses completeness, and is used most frequently in the Apocalypse; it is not found in the Gospel of John, nor between the Acts and the Apocalypse, except in Hebrews 11:30 (in Romans 11:4 the numeral is heptakischilioi, "seven thousand"); in Matthew 22:26 it is translated "seventh" (marg., "seven").
Note: In 2 Peter 2:5 , RV, "Noah with seven others" is a translation into idiomatic English of the Greek idiom "Noah the eighth person" (so AV, translating literally). See EIGHT.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Seven Times
1: ἑπτάκις (Strong's #2034 — Adverb — heptakis — hep-tak-is' ) occurs in Matthew 18:21,22 ; Luke 17:4 (twice).
A Dictionary of Early Christian Biography - Ancyra, Seven Martyrs of
Ancyra, Seven Martyrs of , female victims of Diocletian's persecution, 304. They were unmarried, about 70 years old, and notable for piety and good works. When the persecution was determined upon, Theotecnus, a magician, a philosopher and pervert from Christianity, was dispatched as governor to Galatia to root out Christianity. Among the earliest victims were the seven virgins, Tecusa, Alexandra, Faina, Claudia, Euphrasia, Matrona, Julitta. Theotecnus called upon them to offer incense, and upon their refusal condemned them to the public brothel, from which they escaped scatheless on account of their age, and by the ingenuity of Tecusa their leader. He then ordered them to officiate as priestesses of Diana and Minerva in washing their statues according to the annual custom of Ancyra. They were accordingly carried naked through the streets to a neighbouring lake, where garlands and white garments were offered them in which to fulfil his commands. Upon their refusal Theotecnus ordered them to be drowned in the lake, with heavy stones tied round their necks lest their bodies should be recovered and buried by their fellow Christians. Many legends have gathered round the story. The acts of the seven virgins and of St. Theodotus (a tavern-keeper of Ancyra martyred for rescuing and burying the bodies) are recorded in Gk. in a Vatican MS., purporting to have been written by an eye-witness named Nilus. They are found in Gk. and Lat. in Boll. Acta SS. May 18; cf. also Ruinart, Acta Sincera, p. 336; Ceillier, iii. 15
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Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Seven
One obvious feature of the Bible is the frequent occurrence of the number ‘seven’. The number seems to have been used to indicate one complete unit – fulness, completion, perfection (e.g. Genesis 2:2).
This unit of seven features prominently in the organization of Israel’s religious and community life. One day in seven was a holy day of rest, and this weekly unit provided the framework for various religious festivals (Exodus 20:8-11; Leviticus 23:5-6; Leviticus 23:15; Leviticus 23:34; see SABBATH). The details of many of Israel’s rituals were based on a unit of seven (Leviticus 4:6; Leviticus 8:33; Leviticus 13:4; Leviticus 14:7-8; Leviticus 14:51; Leviticus 23:18). Every seventh year was a year of rest for the land and release for debtors (Leviticus 25:1-4; Deuteronomy 15:1-2; see SABBATICAL YEAR). The symbolic ‘seven’ gave to ordinary events a special religious significance (Joshua 6:4).
The expression ‘seven times’ seems to have been used as a figure of speech to indicate fulness or finality (Genesis 4:15; Genesis 4:24, Leviticus 26:18; Leviticus 26:21; 1 Kings 18:43-44; 2 Kings 5:10; Psalms 12:6; Psalms 119:164; Isaiah 30:26; Daniel 3:19; Matthew 18:21-22; cf. Luke 8:2; Luke 11:26; Luke 20:29). A similar symbolic usage of the number ‘seven’ is common in the book of Revelation (Revelation 1:20; Revelation 4:5; Revelation 5:1; Revelation 5:6; Revelation 8:2; Revelation 10:3; Revelation 12:3; Revelation 13:1; Revelation 15:1).
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Seven Words, the
SEVEN WORDS, THE.—These words, spoken by our Lord from the cross, are recorded by the different Evangelists, one by St. Matthew and St. Mark conjointly, three by St. Luke, and three by St. John. The progressive stages by which they are characterized may be taken to show a gradual unfolding of the will and purpose of God for the redemption of mankind. They seem to sum up in themselves the whole of the gospel. The first three words, ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do’ (Luke 23:34), ‘Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise’ (Luke 23:43), and ‘Woman, behold thy son … behold thy mother’ (John 19:26-27), were spoken between the third and the sixth hour, and they reveal to us the great High Priest, in His life of ministry, interceding for the transgressors, proclaiming pardon to the penitent, and blessing His own. The two next words, ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?’ (Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34), and ‘I thirst’ (John 19:28), were spoken in the darkness; nature is wrapped in gloom as the God-man, bearing the burden and the curse of sin that is not His own, reveals to us something of the mystery of suffering. The two last words, ‘It is finished’ (John 19:30), and ‘Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit’ (Luke 23:46), were spoken in the restored light. They reveal to us the victory, the completed work, and the entering into rest. All seven words are words of love. It was love that animated Him from the time when ‘for us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made Man’ (Nicene Creed). It was love that entered into the whole of His life on earth, but that love shines with its brightest lustre in the cross. His ministry of intercession, of reconciliation, of blessing, His suffering, His thirsting, His triumph, all reach their climax in the cross. They are the outcome of the great love wherewith He so loved us that He gave Himself for us.
1. ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.’—This first word was probably spoken when the soldiers were driving the nails into His hands and feet, and were about to lift up the cross with its sacred burden and plant it in the ground. From His hard bed, the cross, while suffering untold agony, He intercedes for them, and adds to His intercession an excuse for their deed, ‘They know not what they do.’ In one sense they did know, they must have known, even those rough Roman soldiers, that they were perpetrating an act of gross cruelty; but familiarity with suffering had made them callous. It was part of their work; they were paid to do it, and they did it. But they did not Know all, they did not know that they were crucifying the Lord of glory, they were but unconscious instruments doing what they were bidden; and so the Saviour prayed for them and made excuse for them, and not for them only, but for all who had taken part in that deed of violence, for all who, during all the ages that have since elapsed, have been crucifying the Son of God afresh.
2. ‘To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise.’—Having interceded for the transgressors, Christ from His cross proclaims pardon to the penitent robber on his cross. This man had been one of a band of robbers, perhaps the same band to which Barabbas belonged, a band of men living wild and reckless lives; and now both he and his fellow, having fallen victims to the power against which they have been in revolt, are suffering the extreme penalty of the law. Crucified with them, in the same condemnation, is the pure and holy Jesus, who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth. He was numbered with the transgressors. He descended to the lowest depth of human degradation that He might lift humanity to the height of holiness and heaven. From His cross He will exert a world-wide attraction: ‘I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me’ (John 12:32); and now this attraction is beginning. Both these robbers had at first reviled the Holy Sufferer; one remained hardened and impenitent to the end, but the other was brought to a better mind. Perhaps this was not the first time that this man had seen the Christ; he may have been among those who listened to His words on some previous occasion, he may have seen some of His miracles; now, however, he is brought face to face with the power of His love, conviction dawns within him, he sees himself in his true light; turning to his fellow, he says, ‘Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done nothing amiss’ (Luke 23:40-41). He confesses his sins, and not only is there a confession of sins but a wonderful faith, and this faith is manifested, not when Christ is at the height of His popularity, but in the depth of His humiliation. He sees in the cross a throne, and in the thorn-crowned sufferer a king seated upon it, and he prefers his request, ‘Lord, remember me, when thou comest in thy kingdom.’ And Jesus turns to this penitent robber and proclaims the gospel of forgiveness, ‘To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise.’
3. ‘Woman, behold thy son … behold thy mother.’—Christ from His cross has interceded for the sinful world, He has proclaimed the gospel of forgiveness to the penitent robber; but He has yet, in the progressive stages of His ministry of love, another blessing to bestow. In this word our Lord comes near His own. His first word was for His enemies; His second for one who had been His enemy, but was no longer one; His third was for those who had never been His enemies—for His mother and the disciple whom He loved. ‘There stood by the cross of Jesus his mother’ (John 19:25). For this the aged Simeon had prepared her, when, taking the infant Jesus in his arms, he had told her that a sword should pierce through her own soul (Luke 2:35); and now these words were being fulfilled. Jesus from His cross beholds His mother, and is mindful of the years which He had spent under her tender care in the quiet home of Nazareth. He had told her, both when she found Him in the Temple and also at the marriage feast in Cana (Luke 2:49, John 2:4), that there was a higher duty than that which He owed to her, a higher relationship than that between mother and son,—He was not only her son, He was also her Lord,—yet the earthly relationship is not forgotten. He will not depart before He has provided a home for her; with His parting breath He commits her to the care of the disciple whom He loved: ‘Woman, behold thy son … behold thy mother.’
4. ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?’—A long space of time intervenes between the third and fourth words. ‘From the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour’ (Matthew 27:45). The first three words were spoken before the darkness, but now a change has come—darkness reigns on Calvary, as if God had drawn a veil over the scene. Three hours of silence and darkness. It is the climax of the sufferings of our Lord, the hour and power of darkness; what takes place we know not; He trod the winepress alone (Isaiah 63:3). He is alone in His conflict with the powers of evil, dark without, dark within,—how dark we may gather from the awful cry that escaped from His lips at the end of those long hours, ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?’
What did it mean? It did not mean that He was forsaken by His Father. Had not the Father Said, ‘This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased’ (Matthew 3:17)? Had not He Himself said, ‘Behold the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me’ (John 16:32)? But there was a connexion between the death of Christ and sin; it was an atonement for sin: ‘The Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all’ (Isaiah 53:6). And the misery of sin is that it hides the face of God. It is the loss of God’s presence; and Christ, as our representative, in bearing our sins, entered into our condition, involving the consciousness of the loss of God’s presence. He felt as though God had hidden His face. He descended with us into the depth of our degradation, made like unto us in all things, yet without sin. But the mystery of this bitter cry we, with our finite understandings, can never fathom: ‘I and the Father are one,’ and yet ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?’ This the early Christians fully realized, for in their oft-repeated litanies they used to say, ‘By Thy sufferings known and unknown, good Lord deliver us.’ See also art. Dereliction.
5. ‘I thirst.’—‘The last word,’ it has been said, ‘was the cry of the human soul in separation; this is the cry of the human body in its weakness.’ The darkness is now passing away, and as, at the Temptation, He suffered hunger when the crisis was over, so now He gives expression to the thirst that is parching Him. Intense thirst was usually the most intolerable part of the suffering of those who were crucified, and He had been hanging there for six long hours, His open wounds scorched by the blazing sun. Two draughts were offered to our Lord: the one He refused, the other He accepted; the one which He refused was the ‘vinegar mingled with gall’ (Matthew 27:34) or the ‘wine mingled with myrrh’ (Mark 15:23). It was a cup of wine drugged with bitter herbs of a narcotic tendency, and it was given in kindness to condemned malefactors to deaden pain. Our Lord refused the soporific; He would not meet death with His senses stupefied; but the undrugged wine which was offered to Him when He said ‘I thirst,’ He accepted. He would not add to His sufferings by refusing the cooling draught.
6. ‘It is finished.’—The conflict is over and the victory won. Christ from His cross announces to the world that all is finished. Τετέλεσται. In one word He sums up the whole of man’s redemption. Finished was all that prophecy had foretold and type foreshadowed. Finished was the work which His Father had given Him to do. He looks back on His life from the time when He said, ‘Lo, I come to do thy will, O God’ (Hebrews 10:9), and is able to say with regard to every jot and tittle of His life’s work, ‘It is finished.’ He has made a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world. We enter into no theory of the Atonement, we accept it as a fact; we know that the chasm between God and man, formed by the sin of man, has been bridged over, and that the way to the Father is open, for ‘when He had overcome the sharpness of death, He opened the Kingdom of heaven to all believers’ (Te Deum).
7. ‘Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.’—The two last words were spoken in rapid succession. The word of victory is followed by the word of rest—rest after the burden and heat of the day. It is a word of calm, beautiful trust, of perfect sympathy between the Father and Son, revealing to us what death was to Christ and what it is to all those who are united to Christ by a living faith; that it is not a leap in the dark, not a plunge into an unknown void, but a going home. ‘Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening’ (Psalms 104:23), and then cometh rest—rest with Christ in Paradise. Death is the summing up of the life; repeated acts form habits, habits form character, and character is the sumtotal of the life, which we carry with us into the unseen world. To live the forgiven life, the life that is being formed and fashioned after the life of Christ, by the power of the Holy Ghost—this is the true preparation for death. This alone can rob death of its sting; one with Christ in our life, we shall be one with Him in our death. ‘To me to live is Christ, and to die is gain’ (Philippians 1:21). ‘Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.’
Literature.—The Lives of Christ, esp. Edersheim, Life and Times, ii. 593–610; Stier, Words of the Lord Jesus, in loc.; Tholuck, Light from the Cross; Stalker, Trial and Death of Jesus Christ; F. W. Robertson, Sermons, iv. 307; Fairbairn, Studies in the Life of Christ, 324; C. Stanford, Voices from Calvary (1893); W. R. Nicoll, Seven Words from the Cross (1895); M. Creighton, Lessons from the Cross (1898), 75–132; W. Lowrie, Gaudium Crucis (1905).
Rowland Ellis.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Churches, Seven
CHURCHES, SEVEN . See Angels of the Seven Churches, Revelation [1], also the artt. on Ephesus, Smyrna, etc.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Seven
SEVEN . See Number, § 7 .
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Seven
The frequent recurrence of certain numbers in the sacred literature of the Hebrews is obvious to the most superficial reader, but seven so far surpasses the rest, both in the frequency with which it recurs and in the importance of the objects with which it is associated, that it may fairly be termed the representative symbolic number. The influence of the number seven was not restricted to the Hebrews; it prevailed among the Persians, ancient Indians, Greeks and Romans. The peculiarity of the Hebrew view consists in the special dignity of the seventh, and not simply in that of seen. The Sabbath being the seventh day suggested the adoption of seven as the coefficient, so to say, for their appointment of all sacred periods; and we thus find the 7th month ushered in by the Feast of Trumpets, and signalized by the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles and the Great Day of Atonement; 7 weeks as the interval between the Passover and the Pentecost; the 7th year as the sabbatical year; and the year: succeeding 7X7 years as the Jubilee year. Seven days were appointed as the length of the feasts of Passover and Tabernacles; 7 days for the ceremonies of the consecration of priests, and so on; 7 victims to be offered on any special occasion, as in Balaam's sacrifice. ( Numbers 23:1 ) and especially at the ratification of a treaty, the notion of seven being embodied in the very term signifying to swear, literally meaning to do seven times. (Genesis 31:28 ) Seven is used for any round number, or for completeness, as we say a dozen, or as a speaker says he will say two or three words.
Webster's Dictionary - Seven
(1):
(a.) One more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one week.
(2):
(n.) A symbol representing seven units, as 7, or vii.
(3):
(n.) The number greater by one than six; seven units or objects.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Seven Words From the Cross
Jesus' statements from the cross as He was crucified for our sin. The seven words from the cross were not a prepared speech but the record of Jesus responding to the events around Him during the six agonizing hours of his crucifixion. Although no single gospel records all seven sayings in order, the order that follows is the most commonly accepted.
The First Three Words Jesus' first three statements from the cross relate primarily to others, and Jesus spoke them between 9:00 a.m. and noon (Mark 15:25 ). First He asked forgiveness for those who were crucifying Him (Luke 23:34 ). Then He promised to be with the penitent thief in paradise (Luke 23:43 ). Jesus' provision for the care of His mother by John comprised His third remarks from the cross (John 19:26-27 ).
The Last Four Words Jesus' last four statements refer to Himself and were spoken between noon and 3:00 p.m. (Matthew 27:45 ; Mark 15:33 ; Luke 23:44 ). He uttered the cry of desolation, quoting Psalm 22:1 in the Aramaic language ( Matthew 27:46 ; Mark 15:34 ), expressed His thirst, (John 19:28 ) and issued the cry of victory, “It is finished” (John 19:30 ). In His final words, Jesus quoted Psalm 31:5 as He committed His spirit to God ( Luke 23:46 ). See Crucifixion.
Steve W. Lemke
Holman Bible Dictionary - Seven Churches of Asia
Original recipients of Book of Revelation (Revelation 1:4 ). See Asia Minor.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Seven, Seventh
The number of completeness. See Number Systems and Number Symbolism .
Chabad Knowledge Base - Noahide laws, the Seven
Seven universal laws -- a morality code -- which form the basis of civilization. All descendents of Noah, all of humanity, are required to follow these laws.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Seven, the
See Church Government.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Seven
See Numbers.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Seven, Seventy
SEVEN, SEVENTY.—See Number.
Webster's Dictionary - Seven-Thirties
(n. pl.) A name given to three several issues of United States Treasury notes, made during the Civil War, in denominations of $50 and over, bearing interest at the rate of seven and three tenths (thirty hundredths) per cent annually. Within a few years they were all redeemed or funded.
Webster's Dictionary - Seven-Shooter
(n.) A firearm, esp. a pistol, with seven barrels or chambers for cartridges, or one capable of firing seven shots without reloading.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Seven
(See NUMBER.) The Semitic has the word in common with the Indo-European languages; Hebrew sheba answering to Latin septem , Greek hepta .
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Stars, Seven
Amos 5:8 . See PLEIADES.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Seven
See NUMBERS AS SYMBOLS.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Seven Stars
See PLEIADES.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Book With the Seven Seals
There is no more impressive piece of symbolism in the Apocalypse than that connected with the seven-sealed book (Revelation 5). Much of the imagery of Rev. strikes the modern Western mind as exotic and unattractive; it is only by a determined use of the historical imagination that we can bring ourselves to a sympathetic understanding of it. But here the qualities which we look for in great painting or in epic poetry are plainly to be seen. And this applies both to the imagery and to the dominant thought. The unnamed Presence in the glory of light on the central throne, the representatives of humanity and nature grouped around and before Him, the concentration of interest in the seven-sealed book held out upon (ἐπί, acc.) His hand, the dramatic challenge, the dread pause when there seems no answer, emphasized by the grief of the Seer, the triumphant approach of the Lion of the tribe of Judah-each point in the progress of the drama seizes the reader’s imagination and increases the tension of his sympathies, till at last they are afforded relief by the magnificent burst of acclamation which follows.
And the thought, as has been said, is worthy of its setting, for this sealed book is the book of destiny, the prophetic history of the world as foreknown in the purpose of God; and the fact that the Lion of the tribe of Judah alone prevails to open the book is the symbolic expression of what would be described in modern language as the central significance of Christ in history. That the Lion is also the Slain Lamb attaches this significance especially to His sacrifice of Himself: ‘For thou wast slain and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood … and hast made us unto our God, kings and priests.’ In a word, the purpose of history is the founding of a redeemed humanity.
To touch on some of the details-the conception of a book containing the future history of the world is found in Enoch, lxxxi. 1, 2: ‘And be said unto me: O Enoch, observe the writing of the heavenly tablets and read what is written thereon … and I read the book of all the deeds of men, and of all the children of flesh that will be upon the earth to the remotest generations’; and more especially xciii. 2, 3: ‘Concerning the children of righteousness … I will speak to you … according to that which I have learned from the heavenly tables.’ (Then follows a prophetic scheme of the history of Israel divided into seven weeks.)
The seals obviously imply the secret nature of the record (not here, directly, ratification), as in Daniel 12:4. If the vision of ch. 5 stood alone, the sevenfold sealing might simply emphasize this idea, but the successive opening of the seals implies that the leaves of the book or parchment-roll are sealed down in successive portions, and the idea of completeness in the seven is thus referred to the history (cf. the seven weeks of Israel’s history in Enoch).
The visions connected with the opening of the several seals are of less central interest, belonging rather to the general furniture of apocalyptic. The second to the sixth signify clearly war, famine, pestilence, persecution, convulsions of nature. As to the meaning of the first horseman, expositors are not agreed. Swete takes the first two together as representatives of war in its two aspects of victory and carnage. At the seventh vision the scheme, instead of moving directly to its completion, branches out into new ramifications.
Literature.-See Literature at end of preceding article.
W. Montgomery.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Seven Churches
There were seven assemblies in Asia, to which the vision of the Son of Man, inspecting the candlesticks, was to be communicated, and to each of which a separate address was given. These addresses dealt with the state those churches were in at that time. A perfect number was chosen out of the many assemblies then existing, showing that they were symbolical of the church generally, and prophetical of the history of the church to the end. The assemblies were at Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea, places comparatively near together in the west of Asia Minor. See REVELATION.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Seven
(c) This number is used to represent GOD's complete provision both in CHRIST and in His dealings with men.
- the seven days make a perfect week.
- the seven colors make a perfect spectrum.
- the seven notes on the piano make a perfect scale.
- the seven articles of furniture in the tabernacle make a perfect picture of the Christian life.
- the seven "eyes" describe the perfect omniscience of the Holy Spirit ( Zechariah 3:9).
The number seven occurs very frequently throughout the book of Revelation, and in each case it indicates the perfect character of GOD, His perfect integrity, equity and justice in all His dealings with men.
Webster's Dictionary - Seven-up
(n.) The game of cards called also all fours, and old sledge.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Angels of the Seven Churches
The general practice of NT writers points to the conclusion that the word ‘angels,’ used in this connexion, is employed to denote superhuman and celestial personalities. We are not, however, without examples of its being used to indicate ordinary ‘messengers’ (cf. Luke 7:24; Luke 9:52, James 2:25, etc.). In this case it would be equivalent to the ἀπόστολοι ἐκκλησιῶν (2 Corinthians 8:23; cf. Philippians 2:25), who were in some sense the official, if temporary, delegates of one Church to another. The fact that in the Apocalypse these ‘angels’ are to such a degree the recipients of praise and blame would seem to put both these simple interpretations out of court.
Many ingenious attempts have been made to employ the expression as a collateral or subsidiary proof that episcopacy had already been established within the lifetime of the Johannine author. The passages adduced from the OT in support of this view are certainly irrelevant; for, while it is conceivable that the chief minister of a Church should be styled ἄγγελος Κυρίου (cf. Haggai 1:13 and Malachi 2:7; see also Isaiah 44:26 and Malachi 3:1), it is difficult to understand the application to him of the designation ἄγγελος ἐκκλησίας (Revelation 2:1, etc.). Nor, again, can the contention be sustained that the expression had its origin in the office of the shelîaḥ zibbûr, the messenger or plenipotentiary of the synagogue-for, as Schürer has pointed out, these ‘messengers’ were not permanent officials (see History of the Jewish People (Eng. tr. of GJV).] ii. ii. 67), but persons chosen for the time by the ruler to pronounce the prayer at public worship (cf. Lightfoot, Dissertations on Apostol. Age, 1892, p. 158).
In supporting the contention that by the ‘angels’ of the Churches are meant the bishops, the strange conclusion has been maintained that in the words τὴν γυναῖκα [1] Ἰεζάβελ (Revelation 2:20) the author is referring to the Thyatiran bishop’s wife (see Grotius, Annotationes in Apoc., ad loc.). It ought to be pointed out that this theory is as old as Jerome, who in his commentary on 1 Timothy 3:2 adopts a similar interpretation; and Socrates (HE [2] iv. 23) describes Serapion as ‘the angel of the church of the Thmuitae’ (cf. Jerome, de Vir. illustr. 99, where he mentions Serapion as ‘Thmueos Egypti urbis Episcopus’). The same conception is attached to the expression by the 6th cent. commentators, Primasius the African (Com. in Apoc.) and Cassiodorus the Italian (Complexiones in Apoc.) in their reflexions on Revelation 1:20.
An examination of the use of the word ἄγγελος in the NT Apocalypse, apart from its connexion with the Churches, shows that the author invariably employs it to describe a spiritual being attached to the service of God or of Satan. We are, therefore, confronted with the difficulty of accounting for its presence here in a sense so completely different as the episcopal theory involves. There is, indeed, no valid reason to suppose that the author, even in a work as highly symbolical as this is, attaches an essentially different idea to the word when he speaks of ‘the Angels of the Seven Churches.’
If we can accept the textual purity of the Ascension of Isaiah, iii. 15, there is a remarkable parallel: ‘the descent of the angel of the Christian Church, which is in the heavens, whom He will summon in the last days.’ Even on the supposition that the Ethiopic version, supported by some Greek Manuscripts , is a correct translation of the original, and the simple word ‘Church’ is substituted for ‘angel of the Christian Church,’ we are confronted by the primitive identification of the Church and its angel (see Charles, Asc. of Isaiah, ad loc.).
Perhaps the most curious feature of the letters to the Asian Churches is the way in which the writer expresses himself in terms of stern reproof or of encouragement to their ‘angels.’ The objection to this difficulty is considered by Origen, who finds cause for marvel at the care shown by God for men: ‘forasmuch as He suffers His angels to be blamed and rebuked on our behalf’ (hom. in Numbers 20:3; cf. in Luke 13).
As we have already seen, however, it is difficult to suppose that the writer intended the words to be understood as referring literally to angels who presided over the Churches. There is, no doubt, a natural inclination to see in his use of the phrase a reminiscence of the ‘princes’ of the Apocalypse of Daniel (ὁ ἄρχων βασιλείας Περσῶν, Daniel 10:13; cf. Μιχαὴλ ὁ ἄγγελος, Daniel 10:21). A similar belief with respect to the guardianship of individuals is referred to incidentally as held by Jesus (Matthew 18:10), and we need not be surprised to find it applied to Churches in their corporate capacity by a writer whose teaching on the activity and functions of angels is so advanced.
Taking into account the symbolism of the whole book and the obviously symbolic mention of Jezebel (Revelation 2:20; cf. Milligan on Revelation 10:1-3 in Schaff’s Pop. Com. on the NT), there seems to be no interpretation more in harmony with the spirit of the writing than that which sees in this expression the personification of the characteristic spiritual tone and genius of each Church.
If we accept this conclusion as being most consonant with the general trend of thought throughout the writing, it may not be amiss to refer to the remarkable parallel in the fravashis, or ‘doubles,’ of Parsiism. Whatever the connexion between Persian and Jewish angelology-and it is not necessary to insist on a direct borrowing-it seems to be certain that, in the period immediately subsequent to the Captivity, Parsi influence shaped, at least indirectly and remotely, the development of Hebrew thought. ‘The fravashi of a nation or community is a conception found in three Avestan passages.… The fravashi is no longer a being necessarily good, but becomes a complete spiritual counterpart of the nation or the church, and capable therefore of declension and punishment’ (Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) iv. 991b; cf. Journal of Theological Studies iii. 530ff.). The nexus may be, and probably is, not so mechanical and direct as J. H. Moulton seeks to establish. On the other hand, it seems as if a relationship of some kind between the allied forces of Magianism and Zoroastrianism, as they were refracted by the medium of Hellenistic culture and Hebrew thought, must be regarded as inevitable. It is enough to say that the ‘angel’ is the personified embodiment of the spiritual character and ethos of the Church. If this use of the word by the author has led to confusion and obscurity, the reason lies probably in the limitations of that symbolism which was the characteristic vehicle of Jewish apocalyptic literature (see W. M. Ramsay, The Letters to the Seven Churches, 1904, pp. 57-73). Compare and contrast § 6 of the preceding article.
Literature.-See the works referred to throughout the article , and the Commentaries on the Apocalypse.
J. R. Willis.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Seven
The number seven is consecrated, in the holy books and in the religion of the Jews, by a great number of events and mysterious circumstances. God created the world in the space of seven days, and consecrated the seventh day to repose. The rest of the seventh day, according to St. Paul, Hebrews 4:4 , intimates eternal rest. And not only the seventh day is honoured among the Jews, by the repose of the Sabbath, but every seventh year is also consecrated to the rest of the earth, by the name of a sabbatical year; as also the seven times seventh year, or forty- ninth year is the year of jubilee. In the prophetic style a week often stands for seven years, Daniel 9:24-26 . Jacob served his father-in-law Laban seven years for each of his daughters. Pharaoh's mysterious dream represented to his imagination seven fat oxen, and seven lean ones; seven full ears of corn, and as many that were empty and shrivelled. These stood for seven years of plenty, and seven of scarcity. The number of seven days is observed in the octaves of the great solemnities of the passover, of tabernacles, and of the dedication of the tabernacle and the temple; the seven branches of the golden candlestick, the number of seven sacrifices appointed on several occasions, Numbers 27:11 ; Numbers 29:17-21 , &c. Seven trumpets, seven priests that sounded them, seven days to surround the walls of Jericho, Joshua 6:4 ; Joshua 6:6 ; Joshua 6:8 . In the Revelation, are the seven churches, seven, candlesticks, seven spirits, seven stars, seven lamps, seven seals, seven angels, seven phials, seven plagues, &c. In certain passages, the number seven is put for a great number. Isaiah 4:1 , says that seven women should lay hold on one man, to ask him to marry them. Hannah, the mother of Samuel, says, 1 Samuel 2:5 , that she who was barren should have seven children. Jeremiah 15:9 , makes use of the same expression. God threatens his people to smite them seven times for their transgressions, Leviticus 26:24 , that is to say, several times. The Psalmist, speaking of very pure silver, says it is "purified seven times,"
Psalms 12:6 . And elsewhere, "Render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom," Psalms 79:12 ; punish them severely, and as often as they deserve it. The slayer of Cain was to be punished seven times; but of Lamech seventy times seven times, Genesis 4:15 ; Genesis 4:24 . The slothful man thinks himself wiser than seven men, that set forth proverbs, Proverbs 26:16 ; he thinks himself of more worth than many wise men. St. Peter asks our Saviour, Matthew 18:21-22 , How many times should he forgive his brother? till seven times? And Christ answers him, I say not only seven times, but seventy times seven; meaning, as often as he may offend, however frequent it may be.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feasts o
Friday in Passion Week, commemorating the sorrow of Mary during the Passion , and Death of Christ; instituted by the provincial synod of Cologne in 1413 to expiate the crimes of the iconoclast Hussites, being termed the Compassion or Transfixion; extended to the entire Church by Pope Benedict XIII in 1727. The Stabat Mater is sung during Mass and Office.
September 15, in devotion to the seven dolors of Mary:
the prophecy of Simeon
flight into Egypt
loss of the Child Jesus at Jerusalem
meeting Jesus on the road to Calvary
standing at the foot of the Cross
the descent of Jesus from the Cross
His burial
It was first granted to the Servites in 1668, and extended to the whole Church by Pope Pius VII in 1814.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Seven
Seven. Among the Hebrews this was a kind of complete or sacred number. It was noted also among the Persians, ancient Indians, Greeks and Romans. The peculiarity of the Hebrew view consists in the special dignity of the seventh, and not simply in that of seven. The Sabbath being the seventh day suggested the adoption of seven as the coefficient, so to say, for the appointment of all sacred periods, and we thus find the seventh month ushered in by the Feast of Trumpets, and signalized by the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles and the Great Day of Atonement; seven weeks as the interval between the Passover and the Pentecost; the seventh year as the sabbatical year; and the year succeeding 7 × 7 years as the Jubilee year. Seven days were appointed as the length of the feasts of Passover and Tabernacles; seven days for the ceremonies of the consecration of priests, and so on; seven victims to be offered on any special occasion, as in Baalam's sacrifice, Numbers 23:1, and especially at the ratification of a treaty, the notion of seven being embodied in the very term signifying to swear, literally meaning to do seven times. Genesis 21:28. As to the reason of the fact, three is the signature of God, in the ever-blessed Trinity; four of the world—four elements, four seasons, four winds, etc., etc. There are reasons, then, amply sufficient, why seven, being thus, as it is, made up of three and four, should be itself the signature of the covenant. No mere accident or caprice dictated the selection of it. Seven is used for any round number, or for completeness, as we say a dozen, or as a speaker says he will say two or three words. Notice, the animals went into the ark by sevens; the years of plenty and famine were marked by sevens, Genesis 7:2; Genesis 41:2-3; the golden candlestick had seven branches, and there were "seven stars" and seven churches. Revelation 1:20; Revelation 2:1. In the same book we read of seven spirits, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven thunders, seven vials, seven plagues, and seven angels. Revelation 8:1; Revelation 15:1.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Seven Liberal Arts
(Latin: artes liberales; from liber, free)
Name given in the Middle Ages to those branches of knowledge which train the free man, in contrast with the artes liberales, those pursued for economic purposes. Their aim is to prepare the student for the pursuit of science, i.e.,philosophy and theology combined, or scholasticism. Forming two groups, the liberal arts embrace:
the tridium: grammar, rhetoric, and dialectic, or the sciences of language, oratory, and logic
the quadridium: arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music
The language branches are considered as the lower, the mathematical branches as the intermediate, and science properly so called as the uppermost grade of studies. This system, which was used by the Greeks, Romans, and ancient Orientals, was developed during the Middle Ages, and continues to the present time.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sins, Seven Deadly
(Latin: caput, head)
Sometimes called capital sins, are inordinate inclinations or sinful habits, the result of sin. They are called capital, not because they are always grave sins, but because they give rise to various sins. They are:
pride,
avarice,
lust,
anger,
envy,
sloth,
gluttony.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Seven Deadly Sins
(Latin: caput, head)
Sometimes called capital sins, are inordinate inclinations or sinful habits, the result of sin. They are called capital, not because they are always grave sins, but because they give rise to various sins. They are:
pride,
avarice,
lust,
anger,
envy,
sloth,
gluttony.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Sisters of the Holy Cross And of the Seven Dolors
A branch of the Sisters Marianites of the Holy Cross founded by Blessed Basile Moreau at Le Mans, France in 1841. The sisters were recognized as a distinct congregation in 1883. Their object is the instruction of children. The congregation has house in Canada and the United States, and a mission in Bengal. The mother-house is at Saint Laurent, near Montreal, Canada.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Seven
As from the beginning this was the number of days in the week, so it often has in Scripture a sort of emphasis attached to it, and is very generally used as a round or perfect number. Clean beasts were taken into the ark by sevens, Genesis 7:1-24 . The years of plenty and famine in Egypt were marked by sevens, Genesis 41:1-57 . With the Jews, not only was there a seventh day Sabbath, but every seventh year was a Sabbath, and after every seven times seven years came a jubilee. Their great feasts of unleavened bread and of tabernacles were observed for seven days; the number of animals in many of their sacrifices was limited to seven. The golden candlestick had seven branches. Seven priests with seven trumpets went around the walls of Jericho seven days, and seven times on the seventh day. In the Apocalypse we find seven churches mentioned, seven candlesticks, seven spirits, seven stars, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven thunders, seven vials, seven plagues, and seven angels to pour them out.
Seven is often put for any round or whole number, just as we use "ten" or "a dozen;" so in Matthew 12:45 1 Samuel 2:5 Job 5:19 Proverbs 26:16,25 Isaiah 4:1 Jeremiah 15:9 . In like manner, seven times, or sevenfold, means often, abundantly, completely, Genesis 4:15,24 Leviticus 26:24 Psalm 12:6 79:12 Matthew 18:21 . And seventy times seven is a still higher superlative, Matthew 18:22 .
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Seven Deacons
Men elected by the original Christian community at Jerusalem and ordained by the Apostles, their office being chiefly to look after the poor, as the number of believers among the Grecian Jews had rapidly increased and their widows and children were being neglected. The Apostles did not wish to be drawn away from preaching, and thus transferred these material duties to suitable men. They were Saint Stephen the Martyr, Saint Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas (Acts 6).
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Seven Holy Brothers
Saints, martyred in Rome, in 150. According to legend, they were the sons of Saint Felicitas, and suffered martyrdom under Emperor Antoninus. Januarius, Felix, and Philip were scourged to death; Silvanus was thrown over a precipice; Alexander, Vitalis, and Martialis were beheaded. Feast, Roman Calendar, July 10,.
King James Dictionary - Seven
SEVEN, a. sev'n L. septem. Four and three one more than six or less than eight. Seven days constitute a week. We read in Scripture of seven years of plenty, and seven years of famine, seven trumpets, seven seals, seven vials, &c.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Seven Words of Christ
Spoken from the Cross.
The first word, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do" (Luke 23), was spoken after they nailed Him to the cross.
The second was addressed to the penitent thief, "Amen, I say to thee, this day thou shalt be with me in Paradise" (Luke 23).
"Woman, behold thy son. Behold thy Mother," the third word (John 19), He addressed to the Blessed Virgin and Saint John.
Overcome by an agony of loneliness, He cried out the fourth word, "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me"" (Matthew 27).
Parched with thirst, He spoke His fifth word, "I thirst" (John 19), whereupon a soldier handed him a sponge soaked in vinegar.
The sixth word, "It is consummated" (John 19), He uttered when every prophecy which had been foretold of Him had been fulfilled.
"Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit" (Luke 23), was His seventh and last word.
The devotion of the Three Hours, observed from midday on Good Friday, commemorates these words of Christ. Joseph Haydn and Theodore Dubois have interpreted them in oratorio form.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Seven Dolors, Scapular of the
The badge of a confraternity established by the Servites of Mary. It is black, and often bears a picture of the Mother of Sorrows. It must be worn constantly if one wishes to gain the indulgences of the confraternity. The summary of indulgences was last approved by the Congregation of Indulgences on March 7, 1888. Priests may obtain from the General of the Servites the faculty to receive the faithful into the confraternity and to bless and invest with the scapular.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Scapular of the Seven Dolors
The badge of a confraternity established by the Servites of Mary. It is black, and often bears a picture of the Mother of Sorrows. It must be worn constantly if one wishes to gain the indulgences of the confraternity. The summary of indulgences was last approved by the Congregation of Indulgences on March 7, 1888. Priests may obtain from the General of the Servites the faculty to receive the faithful into the confraternity and to bless and invest with the scapular.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Seven Churches in Asia
They are Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamus, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea, mentioned in Apocalypse, 1-3, where Saint John, on the island of Patmos, was commanded to send to their bishops instructions and admonitions, in which the Church is praised or blamed with reference to past trials and told of a greater one to come in connection with the coming of Christ.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Seven-Branched Candlestick
This conspicuous article of furniture of the Holy Place (Exodus 25:37), from its purpose and make-up would be better styled a lampstand. It was made of one talent (c.108 pounds) of pure gold (hence the expression, "the most pure candlestick," of Exodus 31, etc.) and was of beaten, or repolse, work. It consisted of a central shaft, from which three pairs of arms branched off, curving outwards and upwards so that all their extremities and that of the shaft were on a level. Both the shaft and the branches bore ornaments (cups, bowls, and lilies) in the shape of almond-tree blossoms; on the top of each branch rested a lamp of gold, probably of the ordinary pattern used in ancient times. The golden candlestick was placed along the south wall of the Holy Place, facing the table of the loaves of proposition, the nozzles of the lamps being turned towards the north. Only the best kind of olive-oil (the so-called virgin oil, "beaten with a pestle," Exodus 27) was to be used in these lamps, which, trimmed every morning and refilled every evening, were to burn continually (Exodus 27; Leviticus 24). The Bible does not say what became of the original seven-branched candlestick. In its place in Solomon's Temple there were ten lampstands (3King 3:7), which were taken away by the Babylonian army, 586 B.C. A new lampstand, perhaps of the old pattern, existed in the second temple and was carried off by Antiochus Epiphanes (1Machabees 1). Judas Machabeus provided a new one (1Machabees 4), somewhat different in shape from the one described in Exodus. There is no reason to doubt that this was the one taken away by the Romans after the destruction of the Temple, A.D. 70, and represented on the Arch of Titus, in Rome.

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Seven - Seven, a. Seven days constitute a week. We read in Scripture of Seven years of plenty, and Seven years of famine, Seven trumpets, Seven seals, Seven vials, &c
Seven - Clean beasts were taken into the ark by Sevens, Genesis 7:1-24 . The years of plenty and famine in Egypt were marked by Sevens, Genesis 41:1-57 . With the Jews, not only was there a Seventh day Sabbath, but every Seventh year was a Sabbath, and after every Seven times Seven years came a jubilee. Their great feasts of unleavened bread and of tabernacles were observed for Seven days; the number of animals in many of their sacrifices was limited to Seven. The golden candlestick had Seven branches. Seven priests with Seven trumpets went around the walls of Jericho Seven days, and Seven times on the Seventh day. In the Apocalypse we find Seven churches mentioned, Seven candlesticks, Seven spirits, Seven stars, Seven seals, Seven trumpets, Seven thunders, Seven vials, Seven plagues, and Seven angels to pour them out. ...
Seven is often put for any round or whole number, just as we use "ten" or "a dozen;" so in Matthew 12:45 1 Samuel 2:5 Job 5:19 Proverbs 26:16,25 Isaiah 4:1 Jeremiah 15:9 . In like manner, Seven times, or Sevenfold, means often, abundantly, completely, Genesis 4:15,24 Leviticus 26:24 Psalm 12:6 79:12 Matthew 18:21 . And Seventy times Seven is a still higher superlative, Matthew 18:22
Seven - The number Seven is consecrated, in the holy books and in the religion of the Jews, by a great number of events and mysterious circumstances. God created the world in the space of Seven days, and consecrated the Seventh day to repose. The rest of the Seventh day, according to St. And not only the Seventh day is honoured among the Jews, by the repose of the Sabbath, but every Seventh year is also consecrated to the rest of the earth, by the name of a sabbatical year; as also the Seven times Seventh year, or forty- ninth year is the year of jubilee. In the prophetic style a week often stands for Seven years, Daniel 9:24-26 . Jacob served his father-in-law Laban Seven years for each of his daughters. Pharaoh's mysterious dream represented to his imagination Seven fat oxen, and Seven lean ones; Seven full ears of corn, and as many that were empty and shrivelled. These stood for Seven years of plenty, and Seven of scarcity. The number of Seven days is observed in the octaves of the great solemnities of the passover, of tabernacles, and of the dedication of the tabernacle and the temple; the Seven branches of the golden candlestick, the number of Seven sacrifices appointed on several occasions, Numbers 27:11 ; Numbers 29:17-21 , &c. Seven trumpets, Seven priests that sounded them, Seven days to surround the walls of Jericho, Joshua 6:4 ; Joshua 6:6 ; Joshua 6:8 . In the Revelation, are the Seven churches, Seven, candlesticks, Seven spirits, Seven stars, Seven lamps, Seven seals, Seven angels, Seven phials, Seven plagues, &c. In certain passages, the number Seven is put for a great number. Isaiah 4:1 , says that Seven women should lay hold on one man, to ask him to marry them. Hannah, the mother of Samuel, says, 1 Samuel 2:5 , that she who was barren should have Seven children. God threatens his people to smite them Seven times for their transgressions, Leviticus 26:24 , that is to say, several times. The Psalmist, speaking of very pure silver, says it is "purified Seven times,"...
Psalms 12:6 . And elsewhere, "Render unto our neighbours Sevenfold into their bosom," Psalms 79:12 ; punish them severely, and as often as they deserve it. The slayer of Cain was to be punished Seven times; but of Lamech Seventy times Seven times, Genesis 4:15 ; Genesis 4:24 . The slothful man thinks himself wiser than Seven men, that set forth proverbs, Proverbs 26:16 ; he thinks himself of more worth than many wise men. Peter asks our Saviour, Matthew 18:21-22 , How many times should he forgive his brother? till Seven times? And Christ answers him, I say not only Seven times, but Seventy times Seven; meaning, as often as he may offend, however frequent it may be
Sevenfold - ) Repeated Seven times; having Seven thicknesses; increased to Seven times the size or amount. ) Seven times as much or as often
Septenary - ) Lasting Seven years; continuing Seven years. ) The number Seven. ) Consisting of, or relating to, Seven; as, a septenary number
Septi - A combining form meaning Seven; as, septifolious, Seven-leaved; septi-lateral, Seven-sided
Sevenfold - Seven and fold. Repeated Seven times doubled Seven times increased to Seven times the size or amount as the Sevenfold shield of Ajax Sevenfold rage. Seven times as much or often. ...
Whoever slayeth Cain, vengence shall be taken on him Sevenfold
Seven - Seven. The peculiarity of the Hebrew view consists in the special dignity of the Seventh, and not simply in that of Seven. The Sabbath being the Seventh day suggested the adoption of Seven as the coefficient, so to say, for the appointment of all sacred periods, and we thus find the Seventh month ushered in by the Feast of Trumpets, and signalized by the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles and the Great Day of Atonement; Seven weeks as the interval between the Passover and the Pentecost; the Seventh year as the sabbatical year; and the year succeeding 7 × 7 years as the Jubilee year. Seven days were appointed as the length of the feasts of Passover and Tabernacles; Seven days for the ceremonies of the consecration of priests, and so on; Seven victims to be offered on any special occasion, as in Baalam's sacrifice, Numbers 23:1, and especially at the ratification of a treaty, the notion of Seven being embodied in the very term signifying to swear, literally meaning to do Seven times. There are reasons, then, amply sufficient, why Seven, being thus, as it is, made up of three and four, should be itself the signature of the covenant. Seven is used for any round number, or for completeness, as we say a dozen, or as a speaker says he will say two or three words. Notice, the animals went into the ark by Sevens; the years of plenty and famine were marked by Sevens, Genesis 7:2; Genesis 41:2-3; the golden candlestick had Seven branches, and there were "seven stars" and Seven churches. In the same book we read of Seven spirits, Seven seals, Seven trumpets, Seven thunders, Seven vials, Seven plagues, and Seven angels
Septuple - ) Seven times as much; multiplied by Seven; Sevenfold. ) To multiply by Seven; to make Sevenfold
Seven - On the Seventh day God rested, and hallowed it (Genesis 2:2,3 ). The division of time into weeks of Seven days each accounts for many instances of the occurrence of this number. "Jacob's Seven years' service to Laban; Pharaoh's Seven fat oxen and Seven lean ones; the Seven branches of the golden candlestick; the Seven trumpets and the Seven priests who sounded them; the Seven days' siege of Jericho; the Seven churches, Seven spirits, Seven stars, Seven seals, Seven vials, and many others, sufficiently prove the importance of this sacred number" (see Leviticus 25:4 ; 1 Samuel 2:5 ; Psalm 12:6 ; 79:12 ; Proverbs 26:16 ; Isaiah 4:1 ; Matthew 18:21,22 ; Luke 17:4 ). The feast of Passover (Exodus 12:15,16 ), the feast of Weeks (Deuteronomy 16:9 ), of Tabernacles (13:15), and the Jubilee (Leviticus 25:8 ), were all ordered by Seven. Seven is the number of sacrifice (2 Chronicles 29:21 ; Job 42:8 ), of purification and consecration (Leviticus 42:6,17 ; 8:11,33 ; 14:9,51 ), of forgiveness (Matthew 18:21,22 ; Luke 17:4 ), of reward (Deuteronomy 28:7 ; 1 Samuel 2:5 ), and of punishment (Leviticus 26:21,24,28 ; Deuteronomy 28:25 )
Seventeen - Seven-ten. Seven and ten
Septette - ) A set of Seven persons or objects; as, a septet of singers. ) A musical composition for Seven instruments or Seven voices; - called also septuor
Seven - ...
- the Seven days make a perfect week. ...
- the Seven colors make a perfect spectrum. ...
- the Seven notes on the piano make a perfect scale. ...
- the Seven articles of furniture in the tabernacle make a perfect picture of the Christian life. ...
- the Seven "eyes" describe the perfect omniscience of the Holy Spirit ( Zechariah 3:9). ...
The number Seven occurs very frequently throughout the book of Revelation, and in each case it indicates the perfect character of GOD, His perfect integrity, equity and justice in all His dealings with men
Heptagon - ) A plane figure consisting of Seven sides and having Seven angles
Heptarchy - ) A government by Seven persons; also, a country under Seven rulers
Unseven - ) To render other than Seven; to make to be no longer Seven
Seven - ) One more than six; six and one added; as, Seven days make one week. ) A symbol representing Seven units, as 7, or vii. ) The number greater by one than six; Seven units or objects
Shiva - Seven) The Seven day mourning period following the funeral of a deceased next of kin
Candlestick, Apocalyptic - Saint John is shown (Apocalypse 1) Seven golden candlesticks, and in the midst of them one like to the Son of man, holding in His right hand Seven stars. The candlesticks are the Seven churches of Asia; the stars, the angels of those churches
Apocalyptic Candlestick - Saint John is shown (Apocalypse 1) Seven golden candlesticks, and in the midst of them one like to the Son of man, holding in His right hand Seven stars. The candlesticks are the Seven churches of Asia; the stars, the angels of those churches
Churches, Seven - CHURCHES, Seven . See Angels of the Seven Churches, Revelation [1], also the artt
Seven-Shooter - a pistol, with Seven barrels or chambers for cartridges, or one capable of firing Seven shots without reloading
September - (Latin: septem, Seven: Seventh month of the Roman year) ...
Month of special devotion to the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Septfoil - ) An ornamental foliation having Seven lobes. ) A typical figure, consisting of Seven equal segments of a circle, used to denote the gifts of the Holy Chost, the Seven sacraments as recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, etc
Septennial - ) Happening or returning once in every Seven years; as, septennial elections in England. ) Lasting or continuing Seven years; as, septennial parliaments
Sheva brachot - "seven blessings"); (a) the Seven blessings recited under the wedding canopy; (b) the week of festivities following the wedding, during which the blessings are repeated ...
Seventh - ) The quotient of a unit divided by Seven; one of Seven equal parts into which anything is divided. ) Constituting or being one of Seven equal parts into which anything is divided; as, the Seventh part. ) An interval embracing Seven diatonic degrees of the scale. ) A chord which includes the interval of a Seventh whether major, minor, or diminished
Heptateuch - (Greek: hepta, Seven; teuchos, case, book) ...
The first Seven books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Josue, and Judges
Seventy - ) A symbol representing Seventy units, as 70, or lxx. ) The sum of Seven times ten; Seventy units or objects. ) Seven times ten; one more than sixty-nine
Week - The space of Seven days. In Scripture, a prophetic week, is a week of years, or Seven years
Week - Hebrew shabua' , a period of Sevens; Greek hebdomas . Noah's waiting other "seven days" (Genesis 8:10), and Laban's requiring Jacob to fulfill Leah's "week," i. celebrate the marriage feast for a week with Leah (Genesis 29:27), are explicit allusions to this division of time (compare Judges 14:12); also Joseph's mourning for Jacob Seven days (Genesis 50:10). The week of Seven days was the basis of the sabbatical Seven years, and of the Jubilee year after Seven Sevens of years. The Passover and the tabernacles' feast was for Seven days each. (See SABBATH, on the beginning of this division dating as far back as God's rest on the Seventh day after creation). ...
As Judah's captivity in Babylon was for 70 years, so its time of deliverance by Messiah was to be 70 Sevens of years (Daniel 9:24-27). ) Seven was a predominant number in Persia; Seven days of feasting, Seven chamberlains, Seven princes (Esther 1:5; Esther 1:10; Esther 1:14)
Naaman - Elisha advised him to immerse Seven times in the Jordan River. Naaman then committed to observing the Seven Noahide Laws
Seventeen - ) One more than sixteen; ten and Seven added; as, Seventeen years. ) A symbol denoting Seventeen units, as 17, or xvii. ) The number greater by one than sixteen; the sum of ten and Seven; Seventeen units or objects
Eight - ) Seven and one; as, eight years. ) The number greater by a unit than Seven; eight units or objects
Septifolious - ) Having Seven leaves
Heptandrous - ) Having Seven stamens
Seven, Seventy - SEVEN, SevenTY
Heptangular - ) Having Seven angles
Heptaphyllous - ) Having Seven leaves
Heptagynous - ) Having Seven pistils
Heptaspermous - ) Having Seven seeds
Hebdomadary - ) Consisting of Seven days, or occurring at intervals of Seven days; weekly
Seven - Seven
Septennially - ) Once in Seven years
Heptaglot - ) A book in Seven languages
Septifarious - ) Turned in Seven different ways
Septisyllable - ) A word of Seven syllables
Heptagonal - ) Having Seven angles or sides
Septifluous - ) Flowing in Seven streams; septemfluous
Equimultiple - Thus, Seven times 2, or 14, and Seven times 4, or 28, are equimultiples of 2 and 4
Heptahedron - ) A solid figure with Seven sides
Heptade - ) The sum or number of Seven
Hebdomadally - ) In periods of Seven days; weekly
Septuary - ) Something composed of Seven; a week
Seven - One obvious feature of the Bible is the frequent occurrence of the number ‘seven’. ...
This unit of Seven features prominently in the organization of Israel’s religious and community life. One day in Seven was a holy day of rest, and this weekly unit provided the framework for various religious festivals (Exodus 20:8-11; Leviticus 23:5-6; Leviticus 23:15; Leviticus 23:34; see SABBATH). The details of many of Israel’s rituals were based on a unit of Seven (Leviticus 4:6; Leviticus 8:33; Leviticus 13:4; Leviticus 14:7-8; Leviticus 14:51; Leviticus 23:18). Every Seventh year was a year of rest for the land and release for debtors (Leviticus 25:1-4; Deuteronomy 15:1-2; see SABBATICAL YEAR). The symbolic ‘seven’ gave to ordinary events a special religious significance (Joshua 6:4). ...
The expression ‘seven times’ seems to have been used as a figure of speech to indicate fulness or finality (Genesis 4:15; Genesis 4:24, Leviticus 26:18; Leviticus 26:21; 1 Kings 18:43-44; 2 Kings 5:10; Psalms 12:6; Psalms 119:164; Isaiah 30:26; Daniel 3:19; Matthew 18:21-22; cf. A similar symbolic usage of the number ‘seven’ is common in the book of Revelation (Revelation 1:20; Revelation 4:5; Revelation 5:1; Revelation 5:6; Revelation 8:2; Revelation 10:3; Revelation 12:3; Revelation 13:1; Revelation 15:1)
Timon - One of ‘the Seven’ ( Acts 6:5 )
Menorah - The Seven-branched gold candelabra in the Temple
Compline - One of the Seven CANONICAL HOURS (which see)
Septilateral - ) Having Seven sides; as, a septilateral figure
Eli [Eloi], Eli [Eloi - —See Seven Words
Heptateuch - ) The first Seven books of the Testament
Prochorus - One of the Seven deacons (Acts 6:5)
Hebdomad - ) A week; a period of Seven days
Parmenas - One of the ‘Seven’ ( Acts 6:5 )
Sexts - One of the Seven CANONICAL HOURS (which see)
Prime - One of the Seven CANONICAL HOURS (which see)
Lauds - One of the Seven CANONICAL HOURS (which see)
Seventh - The ordinal of Seven the first after the sixth. On the Seventh day God ended his work which he had made, and he rested on the Seventh day from all the work which he had made. Containing or being one part in Seven as the Seventh part. The Seventh part one part in Seven. An interval consisting of four tones and two major semitones, is called a Seventh minor. An interval composed of five tones and a major semitone, is called a Seventh major
Parmenas - Constant, one of the Seven "deacons" (Acts 6:5 )
Septemfluous - ) Flowing Sevenfold; divided into Seven streams or currents
Septangle - ) A figure which has Seven angles; a heptagon
Heptastich - ) A composition consisting of Seven lines or verses
Parmenas - One of the first Seven deacons, Acts 6:5
Prochorus - One of the ‘Seven’ appointed ( Acts 6:5 )
Meres - One of the Seven princes of Persia
Heptagynia - ) A Linnaean order of plants having Seven pistils
Sennight - ) The space of Seven nights and days; a week
Biztha - One of the Seven eunuchs of Ahasuerus
Heptandria - ) A Linnaean class of plants having Seven stamens
Fourteen - Four and ten twice Seven
Parmenas - Sixth of the Seven ordained Acts 6:5
Mehuman - One of the Seven chamberlains of Ahasuerus
Marsena - One of the Seven princes of Persia
Memucan - One of the Seven princes of Persia
Seven - The frequent recurrence of certain numbers in the sacred literature of the Hebrews is obvious to the most superficial reader, but Seven so far surpasses the rest, both in the frequency with which it recurs and in the importance of the objects with which it is associated, that it may fairly be termed the representative symbolic number. The influence of the number Seven was not restricted to the Hebrews; it prevailed among the Persians, ancient Indians, Greeks and Romans. The peculiarity of the Hebrew view consists in the special dignity of the Seventh, and not simply in that of seen. The Sabbath being the Seventh day suggested the adoption of Seven as the coefficient, so to say, for their appointment of all sacred periods; and we thus find the 7th month ushered in by the Feast of Trumpets, and signalized by the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles and the Great Day of Atonement; 7 weeks as the interval between the Passover and the Pentecost; the 7th year as the sabbatical year; and the year: succeeding 7X7 years as the Jubilee year. Seven days were appointed as the length of the feasts of Passover and Tabernacles; 7 days for the ceremonies of the consecration of priests, and so on; 7 victims to be offered on any special occasion, as in Balaam's sacrifice. ( Numbers 23:1 ) and especially at the ratification of a treaty, the notion of Seven being embodied in the very term signifying to swear, literally meaning to do Seven times. (Genesis 31:28 ) Seven is used for any round number, or for completeness, as we say a dozen, or as a speaker says he will say two or three words
Sevenscore - ) Seven times twenty, that is, a hundred and forty
Mehu'Man - (faithful ), one of the Seven eunuchs of Ahasuerus
me'Res - (lofty ), one of the Seven counsellors of Ahasuerus
Seventy Times - 1: ἑβδομηκοντάκις (Strong's #1441 — Adverb — hebdomekontakis — heb-dom-ay-kon-tak-is' ) occurs in Matthew 18:22 , where it is followed by hepta, "seven," "seventy times Seven;" RV marg. has "seventy times and Seven," which many have regarded as the meaning; cp. 98, says: "A definite allusion to the Genesis story is highly probable: Jesus pointedly sets against the natural man's craving for Seventy-sevenfold revenge the spiritual man's ambition to exercise the privilege of Seventy-sevenfold forgiveness"). ...
The Lord's reply "until Seventy times Seven" was indicative of completeness, the absence of any limit, and was designed to turn away Peter's mind from a merely numerical standard
Carshena - One of the Seven princes of Persia and Media
Shethar - One of the Seven princes of Persia and Media
California Jack - A game at cards, a modification of Seven-up, or all fours
Sagene - ) A Russian measure of length equal to about Seven English feet
Septemvir - ) One of a board of Seven men associated in some office
Admatha - One of the Seven princes of Persia and Media
Meres - One of the Seven princes and counsellors of Ahasuerus ( Esther 1:14 )
Zethar - One of Ahasuerus' Seven eunuchs who brought Vashti before him (Esther 1:10)
Septinsular - ) Consisting of Seven islands; as, the septinsular republic of the Ionian Isles
Heptamerous - ) Consisting of Seven parts, or having the parts in sets of Sevens
Sevennight - ) A week; any period of Seven consecutive days and nights
Abagtha - One of the Seven eunuchs in Ahasuerus's court (Esther 1:10 ; 2:21 )
Septempartite - ) Divided nearly to the base into Seven parts; as, a septempartite leaf
Carshe'na - (illustrious ), one of the Seven princes of Persia and Media
ze'Thar - (star ), one of the Seven eunuchs of Ahasuerus, ( Esther 1:10 ) (B
Mehuman - One of the Seven eunuchs in attendance upon king Ahasuerus ( Esther 1:10 )
Biztha - One of the Seven eunuchs or chamberlains of king Ahasuerus
Carcas - One of the Seven eunuchs or chamberlains of king Ahasuerus
Memucan - One of the Seven princes of Persia, Esther 1:14
ad'Matha - (given by the highest ), one of the Seven princes of Persia
Ibzan - He ruled Seven years
Nones - One of the Seven CANONICAL HOURS (which see)
Martyrs of Corfu - Also known as the Seven Holy Thieves or Seven Robbers> Martyred in the 2century on the Island of Corcyra (now Corfu)
Kine - Genesis 41:2 (a) These represent Seven years of plenty which were shortly to come. Verses Genesis 41:3-7 represent Seven years of famine and want
Elika - God is his rejector, one of David's thirty-seven distinguished heros (2 Samuel 23:25 )
Heptavalent - ) Having Seven units of attractive force or affinity; - said of heptad elements or radicals
Atlantides - ) The Pleiades or Seven stars, fabled to have been the daughters of Atlas
Capital Sins - In Catholicism, the Seven causes of all sin: pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, sloth...
ja'Chan - (affliction ), one of Seven chief men of the tribe of Gad
Tierce - One of the Seven CANONICAL HOURS(which see)
Santees - ) One of the Seven confederated tribes of Indians belonging to the Sioux, or Dakotas
Prochorus - One of the Seven chosen to look after the poor saints at Jerusalem
Parmenas - One of the Seven chosen to look after the poor saints at Jerusalem
Eighth - Noting the number eight the number next after Seven the ordinal of eight
Septimole - ) A group of Seven notes to be played in the time of four or six
Nicanor - One of the Seven chosen to look after the poor saints at Jerusalem
Abag'Tha - (God-given ), one of the Seven eunuchs in the Persian court of Ahasuerus
Biz'Tha - (eunuch ), the second of the Seven eunuchs of King Ahasuerus' harem
Pleiades - (play' uh deez) A brilliant grouping of six or Seven visible stars located in the shoulder of the constellation Taurus (Job 9:9 ; Job 38:31 ; Amos 5:8 ). The derivation of the name has been traced to the Seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione in Greek mythology, the adjective pleos , suggesting the “fullness” of the cluster, or to the verb pleo (to sail) from the cluster's usefulness in navigation
Seven - , Ruth 4:15 : it generally expresses completeness, and is used most frequently in the Apocalypse; it is not found in the Gospel of John, nor between the Acts and the Apocalypse, except in Hebrews 11:30 (in Romans 11:4 the numeral is heptakischilioi, "seven thousand"); in Matthew 22:26 it is translated "seventh" (marg. , "seven"). ...
Note: In 2 Peter 2:5 , RV, "Noah with Seven others" is a translation into idiomatic English of the Greek idiom "Noah the eighth person" (so AV, translating literally)
Timon - Honouring, one of the Seven deacons at Jerusalem (Acts 6:5 )
Nicolas - The victory of the people, a proselyte of Antioch, one of the Seven deacons (Acts 6:5 )
Biztha - Second of the Seven eunuchs of king Ahasuerus' harem (Esther 1:10)
She'Thar - a star ), one of the Seven princes of Persia and Media
Timon - One of the Seven men chosen to attend to the poor saints at Jerusalem
Week - ) A period of Seven days, usually that reckoned from one Sabbath or Sunday to the next
Metanauplius - ) A larval crustacean in a stage following the nauplius, and having about Seven pairs of appendages
Car'Cas - (severe ), the Seventh of the Seven "chamberlains," i
ti'Mon, - one of the Seven, commonly called "deacons
Turret Steamer - A whaleback steamer with a hatch coaming, usually about Seven feet high, extending almost continuously fore and aft
Riksdaler - ) A Swedish coin worth about twenty-seven cents
Shethar - One of the Seven princes who had the right of access to the royal presence ( Esther 1:14 )
Septennate - ) A period of Seven years; as, the septennate during which the President of the French Republic holds office
Marsena - One of the Seven princes who had the right of access to the royal presence ( Esther 1:14 )
Shemitah - (Sabbatical Year): the Seventh year in the Seven year agricultural cycle when the land is left to lie fallow ...
Jehud - Now Jehudie, Seven and a half miles E
Bath, or Ephah - A Hebrew measure, containing Seven gallons, four pints, liquid measure; or three pecks, three pecks, three pints, dry measure
Parmenas - One of the Seven deacons
Lamech - ...
If Cain shall be avenged...
Seven-fold,...
Truly Lamech...
Seventy and Seven fold. The son of Methuselah, and father of Noah; he lived Seven hundred...
and Seventy-seven years, and died only five years before the flood,...
Genesis 5:25-31
Ahram - He died in Egypt, aged one hundred and thirty-seven, Exodus 6:18,20
Hod - “splendor”); the fifth of the Seven Divine middot, or attributes, and of their corresponding mortal middot, or spiritual emotions...
Meres - (mee rehss) One of Seven princes who served as counselors to King Ahasuerus of Persia (Esther 1:14 )
Yesod - ``foundation'); the sixth of the Seven Divine middot, or attributes, and of their corresponding mortal middot, or spiritual emotions...
Nicolas - A proselyte of Antioch, one of the Seven chosen to look after the poor saints at Jerusalem
ib'Zan - (illustrious ), a native of Bethlehem of Zebulun, who judged Israel for Seven years after Jephthah
Har'Bona - (ass-driver ), the third of the Seven chamberlains or eunuchs who served King Ahasuerus
Hid'da-i - (for the rejoicing of Jehovah ), one of the thirty-seven heroes of David's guard
Harbona - (A Persian word meaning "ass-driver"), one of the Seven eunuchs or chamberlains of king Ahasuerus (Esther 1:10 ; 7:9 )
Nicanor - Conqueror, one of the Seven deacons appointed in the apostolic Church (Acts 6:1-6 )
Big'Tha - (gift of God ), one of the Seven chamberlains or eunuchs of the harem of King Ahasuerus
Harbona - Third of the Seven eunuchs of Ahasuerus
Charles's Wain - The group of Seven stars, commonly called the Dipper, in the constellation Ursa Major, or Great Bear
Caroline - ) A silver coin once current in some parts of Italy, worth about Seven cents
Nisu'in - Second and final stage of marriage (see kiddushin), which is effected by the chupah (marriage canopy) and the recitation of Seven Benedictions
Philip - (See John 1:43-44) There was also a Philip who was ore of the Seven deacons
Senaah - Eusebius and Jerome mention Magdal Senash, "great Senaah," Seven miles N
Felicitas, Saint 23 Nov - She was a holy Roman widow martyred during the reign of Emperor Antoninus, with Seven sons (Januarius, Felix, Philip Pius, Silvanus, Alexander, Vitalis, and Martialis), because of their defense of Christianity. Emblems: palm, sword, Seven children grouped behind their mother
Pleiades, - The same Hebrew word is translated Seven STARS in Amos 5:8 . There are many stars in the group, but Seven are visible to the naked eye
Offices, Passion - Seven offices in honor of events and instruments of Christ's Passion, prescribed for Tuesdays after Septuagesima and Sexagesima, and for Fridays in Lent
Bigtha - Garden, or gift of fortune, one of the Seven eunuchs or chamberlains who had charge of the harem of Ahasuerus (Esther 1:10 )
Aventine - ) Pertaining to Mons Aventinus, one of the Seven hills on which Rome stood
Zethar - ” One of Seven eunuchs who served king Ahasuerus of Persia (Esther 1:10 )
Netzach - �eternity; conquest; victory�); the fourth of the Seven Divine middot, or emotional attributes, and of their corresponding mortal middot, or spiritual emotions...
Abagtha - (uh bag' thuh) One of Seven eunuchs on the staff of Ahasuerus or Xerxes (486-465 BC), King of Persia (Esther 1:10 )
Abagtha - One of the Seven chamberlains or eunuchs sent by Ahasuerus (Xerxes) to fetch the queen, Vashti, to his banquet
Number - ...
Zechariah and Daniel dwell upon Seven; Daniel and Revelation use several numbers to "characterize periods", rather than indicate arithmetical duration. ...
Three, like Seven, is "a divine number". The Seven times of Israel's punishment (Leviticus 26:18; Leviticus 26:21-24) are the times of the Gentile monarchies; the Seven times of antichrist's tyranny in the Holy Land will be the recapitulation and open consummation of what is as yet "the mystery of iniquity. "...
The three and a half during which the two witnesses prophesy in sackcloth is the sacred Seven halved, for the antichristian world powers' time is broken at best, and is followed immediately by judgment on them. The world powers never reach the sacred fullness of Seven times 360, i. Three and a half is "the antagonism to Seven". ...
Three and a half is Seven broken in two. The Bible begins with Seven days, and ends with a succession of Sevens. Seven represents "rest and release from toil", also "a divine work", in judgment or mercy or revelation (Isaiah 6:3; Genesis 41:3; Genesis 41:7; Matthew 18:22; Exodus 7:25). Leviticus 26:18, "I will punish you Seven times more for your sins," Leviticus 26:21-24; Leviticus 26:28; Isaiah 4:1; Isaiah 11:15; 2 Samuel 24:13. Daniel 4:16; Daniel 4:25, "seven times shall pass over thee" (Nebuchadnezzar). Revelation 15:1, "the Seven last plagues. " "divine fullness and completeness" is the thing signified; as Revelation 1:4, "the Seven spirits . The Seven days' grace (Genesis 4:24); and at the taking of Jericho (Joshua 5:13-6:20); the antitype, spiritual Babylon, shall fall at the sounding of the Seventh trumpet (Revelation 11:13; Revelation 11:15; Revelation 14:8). The Sevenfold candlestick (Exodus 25:37), the Seven churches corresponding (Revelation 1:12; Revelation 1:20), the Seven deacons (Acts 6), the Sevenfold ministry (Romans 12; 1 Corinthians 12). Seven prayers are given in full in the Old Testament. ) Seven petitions of the Lord's prayer in the New Testament. The Seven beatitudes (Matthew 5; Psalms 12:7). Satan mimics the "divine" Seven (Proverbs 6:16; Proverbs 26:25): Mary Magdalene's Seven devils (Mark 16:9; Luke 8:2); the unclean spirit returning with Seven (Matthew 12:45); the Seven Canaanite nations subdued by Israel (Deuteronomy 7:1; Acts 13:19); the dragon with Seven heads and s
Memucan - One of the Seven princes of Persia who had access to the royal presence ( Esther 1:14 ; Esther 1:16 ; Esther 1:21 )
Thin - Genesis 41:27 (a) The Lord uses this symbol to describe the famine and dearth which was to prevail in Egypt for Seven years
Demivolt - ) A half vault; one of the Seven artificial motions of a horse, in which he raises his fore legs in a particular manner
Fabian, Pope, Saint - He is said to have divided Rome into Seven districts presided over by Seven deacons
Canonical Hours - Seven stated hours appointed for devotionalexercises, viz. Each of the Seven Hours issaid to commemorate some point in the Passion of our Lord, as setforth in the old rhyme,...
  "At mattins bound, at prime reviled,    Condemned to death at tierce,   Nailed to the Cross at sexts, at nones    His blessed side they pierced. ...
  "They take Him down at vesper-tide    In grave at compline lay:   Who thenceforth bids His Church observe    The Sevenfold hours alway
Hearts - Sometimes Seven swords are shown, emblematic of the Seven Dolors or Sorrows of the Mother of God
Filagatto, John - One of the Seven churches in Asia to whose bishop one of the letters in the Apocalypse is addressed (Apocalypse 3)
John Xvi, Anti-Pope - One of the Seven churches in Asia to whose bishop one of the letters in the Apocalypse is addressed (Apocalypse 3)
Laodicea - City in Phrygia, Asia MinOcr, one of the Seven churches in Asia to whose bishop Saint John was commanded to write an epistle (Apocalypse 3)
John Filagatto - One of the Seven churches in Asia to whose bishop one of the letters in the Apocalypse is addressed (Apocalypse 3)
Biztha - One of Seven eunuchs who served King Ahasuerus in matters relating to his wives (Esther 1:10 )
Noahide laws, the seven - Seven universal laws -- a morality code -- which form the basis of civilization
Thyratira - Here was one of the Seven churches to whom the Lord Jesus sent his epistles
Prochorus - One of the first Seven deacons
Candlestick - ...
the Seven branches or stems represent the fullness and completeness of the revelation of the Spirit. The Lord JESUS Himself said that the "seven candlesticks are the Seven churches. " These candlesticks reveal that the Seven lessons given through the Seven churches present full and complete light on what the Spirit says to us about GOD's will
Candlestick - The basis of this candlestick was also of pure gold; it had Seven branches, three on each side, and one in the middle. Josephus says, that after the Romans had destroyed the temple, the several things which were found within it, were carried in triumph to Rome, namely, the golden table, and the golden candlestick with Seven branches. These were lodged in the temple built by Vespasian, and consecrated to Peace; and at the foot of Mount Palatine, there is a triumphal arch still visible, upon which Vespasian's triumph is represented, and the several monuments which were carried publicly in the procession are engraved, and among the rest the candlestick with the Seven branches, which are still discernible upon it. In Revelation 1:12 ; Revelation 1:20 , mention is made of Seven golden candlesticks, which are said to be emblems of the Seven Christian churches
Philadelphia - One of the Seven churches
Bath - a measure of capacity for things liquid being the stone with the ephah, Ezekiel 45:11 , and containing ten homers, or Seven gallons and four pints
Nicanor - One of the first Seven deacons, who were chosen and appointed at Jerusalem soon after the Pentecostal descent of the Holy Ghost, Acts 6:1-6
Sardes - One of the Seven churches in Asia to whose bishop Saint John was commanded to write an epistle
Sardis - One of the Seven churches in Asia to whose bishop Saint John was commanded to write an epistle
ha'Rodite, the, - the designation of two of the thirty-seven warriors of David's guard, Shammah and Elika, (2 Samuel 23:25 ) doubtless denied from a place named Harod
Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Present practise commemorates Seven: the Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity of Christ, Adoration by the Magi, Finding in the Temple, Resurrection, and Assumption. The Franciscans have propagated it through their Rosary or beads of the Seven Joys
Nicolas - Of the Seven. " No church honours Nicolas, but neither do they honor four others of the Seven men
Janna - Ancestor of Jesus and head of final list of Seven names before Jesus (Luke 3:24 )
Marsena - One of "the Seven princes of Persia, wise men who knew the times, saw the king's face, and sat first in the kingdom" (Esther 1:13-14)
Timon - ” One of Seven chosen to supervise distribution of food to the Greek-speaking widows of the Jerusalem church (Acts 6:5 )
Admatha - One of the Seven wise men or counsellors of Ahasuerus, who were granted admittance to the king’s presence (cf
Envy - Sadness on account of another's good, inasmuch as the latter is, or at least is regarded as, lessening one's own excellence; one of the Seven deadly vices
Almadie - ) A boat used at Calicut, in India, about eighty feet long, and six or Seven broad
Memu'Can - (dignified ), one of the Seven princes of Persia in the reign of Ahasuerus, who "saw the king's face," and sat first in the kingdom
Sceva - He was probably a person of authority in the synagogue at Ephesus, and had Seven sons
Jecami'ah - (whom Jehovah gathers ), one of Seven who were introduced into the royal line, on the failure of it in the person of Jehoiachin
Mar'Sena - (worthy ), one of the Seven of Persia, "wise men which knew the times," which saw the king's face and sat first in the kingdom
Deacon - The apostles accordingly advised the disciples to look out for Seven men of good report, full of the Holy Ghost, and men of practical wisdom, who should take entire charge of this distribution, leaving them free to devote themselves entirely to the spiritual functions of their office (Acts 6:1-6 ). Seven men were chosen, who appear from their names to have been Hellenists. The name "deacon" is nowhere applied to them in the New Testament; they are simply called "the Seven" (21:8). Both Philip and Stephen, who were of "the Seven," preached; they did "the work of evangelists
Ibzan - He held office Seven years, and was noted for his large and prosperous family, B
Bee'Roth - It is now El- Bireh, a village of 700 inhabitants, on a ridge Seven miles north of Jerusalem
Sceva - Among them were Seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish ‘chief priest’ (probably one of the high-priestly family). Seven sons are mentioned in Acts 19:14 , and these are reduced to two in Acts 19:16 . Luke is here abbreviating a written source which detailed the incident more fully, and explained that two out of the Seven sons tried to exorcise this particular demon. ]'>[4] ) omits the word ‘seven’ altogether, calls Sceva merely ‘a priest,’ and adds other phrases which are expansions of our text. The word ‘seven’ could never have been inserted if it were not St
Fathers Lived a Life in Shade, the - Hymn for Lauds on February 12, Feast of the Seven Holy Founders
Matris Sub Almae Numine - Hymn for Vespers on the feast of the Seven Holy Founders, February 12,
Holy Orders - In Catholicism, one of the Seven sacraments by which men, bishop, deacons, and priests, are given the power and authority by a bishop to offer sacrifice and forgive sins
Octapla - ) A portion of the Old Testament prepared by Origen in the 3d century, containing the Hebrew text and Seven Greek versions of it, arranged in eight parallel columns
Sic Patres Vitam Peragunt in Umbra - Hymn for Lauds on February 12, Feast of the Seven Holy Founders
Feast of Azymes - It began the 15th day of Abib (Nisan) and continued for Seven days
Organ - Some kind of wind instrument, probably a kind of Pan's pipes (Genesis 4:21 ; Job 21:12 ; Psalm 150:4 ), which consisted of Seven or eight reeds of unequal length
Memucan - (mih myoo' can) One of the Seven princes who served as advisors to King Ahasuerus of Persia (Esther 1:14 ,Esther 1:14,1:16 ,Esther 1:16,1:21 )
Fourteen - ) Four and ten more; twice Seven
Altar Steps - There are three, five, or Seven at the high altar, while side altars must have at least one
Hail, Health of the World - It is in Seven cantos, with many variations, and is ascribed to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux or Saint Bonaventure
Abagtha - In the LXX different names are given for these Seven eunuchs, namely, Aman, Bazan, Tharrha, Barazi, Zatholtha, Abataza, and Tharaba
Steps, Altar - There are three, five, or Seven at the high altar, while side altars must have at least one
Salve Mundi Salutare - It is in Seven cantos, with many variations, and is ascribed to Saint Bernard of Clairvaux or Saint Bonaventure
Parmenas - He is one of the ‘Hellenist’ Seven ordained to minister to the Hellenist widows (Acts 6:5)
Quirinal - ) Of, pertaining to, or designating, the hill Collis Quirinalis, now Monte Quirinale (one of the Seven hills of Rome), or a modern royal place situated upon it
Kilan - Sixty-seven sons of Kilan and Azetas returned with Zerub
Passover - (a) The Seven-day festival (eight in the Diaspora) beginning on 15 Nissan, commemorating the Exodus from Egypt; (b) the sacrifice offered on the eve of that holiday during Temple times
Angels of the Churches - Mentioned in the Apocalypse; though interpreted by Origen as meaning the guardian angels of the Seven churches of Asia, they are usually considered as referring to the bishops at the time
Bathsheba - If from Shaboh, which is the number Seven; probably as Bath, is daughter, means, the Seventh daughter
Smyrna - One of the Seven churches in Asia, to whose bishop Saint John was commanded to write an epistle (Apocaplypse 1)
Nicanor - One of the Seven ordained for ministration of alms
Methuselah - He died at age 969 (the longest recorded lifespan in the scriptures), Seven days before the Flood
Walnut - The Seven or eight known species are all natives of the north temperate zone
Aeterne Rector Siderum - There are Seven translations; the English title given is by Edward Caswall
Nicanor - One of the Seven first deacons in the church of Christ after the descent of the Holy Ghost
Parmenas - ” One of the Seven chosen by the Jerusalem congregation to distribute food to the Greek-speaking widows of that church (Acts 6:5 )
Ruler of the Dread Immense - There are Seven translations; the English title given is by Edward Caswall
Gevurah - �might�); the second of the Seven Divine middot, or attributes, associated with the holding back of Divine revelation and restricting the dispersion of Divine light to lower levels of existence ...
Beth-Gamul - Its location was modern khirbet el-Jemeil about Seven miles east of Dibon
Pleiades - , "seven stars;" RSV, "Pleiades"), a name given to the cluster of stars seen in the shoulder of the constellation Taurus
Timon - Fifth of the Seven deacons (Acts 6:1-6)
Nicanor - ” One of Seven Hellenists “full of the Spirit and wisdom” chosen to administer food to the Greek-speaking widows of the Jerusalem church (Acts 6:5 )
Telabib - Ezekiel remained there 'astonished' Seven days with those in captivity, and there the word came to him from Jehovah
en Clara Vox Redarguit - Of the 27 translations, Seven are written from the original text; the English title given is by E
Ephesus - And one of the Seven churches to whom the Lord Jesus sent his message
Marsena - One of the Seven wise men or princes with access to the Persian King Ahaseurus (Esther 1:13-14 ; compare Ezra 7:14 )
Age of Reason - That time of life at which one begins to distinguish clearly between right and wrong, to have a sense of obligation, and to incur moral responsibility; it is generally about the age of Seven
Abagtha - One of the Seven eunuchs in Ahasuerus' court; akin to the name Bigthan (Esther 1:10; Esther 2:21)
Reason, Age of - That time of life at which one begins to distinguish clearly between right and wrong, to have a sense of obligation, and to incur moral responsibility; it is generally about the age of Seven
as'Sos, - (approaching ), a seaport of the Roman province of Asia in the district anciently called Mysia, on the northern shore of the Gulf of Adrn-myttium, and about Seven miles from Lesbos
Weeks - A period of Seven days, under the usual name of a week, שבעת , is mentioned as far back as the time of the deluge, Genesis 7:4 ; Genesis 7:10 ; Genesis 8:10 ; Genesis 8:12 ; Genesis 29:27-28 . Saturday was last or Seventh, and was the Hebrew Sabbath, or day of rest. From the circumstance that the Sabbath was the principal day of the week, the whole period of Seven days was likewise called שפת , in Syriac שבתא , in the New Testament σαββατον and σαββατα . It was a period of Seven weeks or forty-nine days, which was succeeded on the fiftieth day by the feast of pentecost, πεντηκοστη , "fifty," Deuteronomy 16:9-10 . This was a period of Seven years, during the last of which the land remained untilled, and the people enjoyed a Sabbath or season of rest. The week of Seven sabbatical years
Japheth - His Seven sons, Genesis 10:2-5 1 Chronicles 1:5 , occupied with their posterity the north of Asia and most of Europe. The probable location of each of the Seven is described in its place
Blacksnake - ) A snake of a black color, of which two species are common in the United States, the Bascanium constrictor, or racer, sometimes six feet long, and the Scotophis Alleghaniensis, Seven or eight feet long
Bath - A measure among the Hebrews, of the same dimensions as the ephah, which contained Seven gallons and four pints, liquid measure; and three pecks, three pints, dry measure
Prochorus - ” One of the Seven selected to assist in distribution of food to the Greek-speaking widows of the Jerusalem church (Acts 6:5 )
Taanath-Shiloh - ” village located about Seven miles southeast of Shechem between Michmethath and Janoah (Joshua 16:6 ), identified with the modern khirbet Ta'nah el Foqa
Sha-al'Bonite, the - Eliahba the Shaalbonite was one of David's thirty Seven heroes
Taenioglossa - ) An extensive division of gastropod mollusks in which the odontophore is long and narrow, and usually bears Seven rows of teeth
Ahas'ba-i - (blooming ), father of Eli-phelet, one of David's thirty-seven captains
Javelin - Every Roman soldier carried Seven javelins
Shephatiah - The name of Seven distinguished Jews, alluded to in the following passages: 2 Samuel 3:4 1 Chronicles 12:5 27:16 2 Chronicles 21:2 Ezra 2:4,57 Nehemiah 11:4 Jeremiah 38:1
Seventy - Seven times ten. ...
That he would accomplish Seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. The Septuagint or Seventy translators of the Old Testament into the Greek language
Par'Menas - (abiding ), one of the Seven deacons, "men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom
Upher - ) A fir pole of from four to Seven inches diameter, and twenty to forty feet long, sometimes roughly hewn, used for scaffoldings, and sometimes for slight and common roofs, for which use it is split
Colt Pistol - A self-loading or semi-automatic pistol with removable magazine in the handle holding Seven cartridges
Vespers - One of the Seven CANONICAL HOURS (which see)
Jesus, Behind Thy Temple's Veil - There are Seven translations; the English title given above is from the Marquess of Bute's "Roman Breviary
Jam Toto Subitus Vesper Eat Polo - Hymn for Vespers on September 15, feast of the Seven Dolors of Our Lady
Now Let the Darkling Eve - Hymn for Vespers on September 15, feast of the Seven Dolors of Our Lady
Harbona - The third of the Seven eunuchs or chamberlains of king Ahasuerus
Wood's Metal - A fusible alloy consisting of one or two parts of cadmium, two parts of tin, four of lead, with Seven or eight part of bismuth
Hel'Hath - (Joshua 21:31 ) Perhaps Yerka , Seven miles from Acre
Sardis - Here was one of the Seven Asiatic churches (Revelation 3:1-6 )
Berothah - It may be located east of the Jordan River about Seven miles south of Baalbeck at Bereiten
o Quot Undis Lacrimarum - Feast of the Seven Dolors of Our Lady
Pleiades - ) The Seven daughters of Atlas and the nymph Pleione, fabled to have been made by Jupiter a constellation in the sky
What a Sea of Tears And Sorrow - Feast of the Seven Dolors of Our Lady
o Christ, Thy Servants Spare! - Seven translations are in existence
Bilhan - A descendant of Benjamin, son of Jediael, and father of Seven sons who were heads of houses in their tribe ( 1 Chronicles 7:10 )
Shebah - SHEBAH or Shibeah, "seven" and "oath", oaths being ratified with Sevenfold sacrifices (Genesis 21:28; Genesis 21:31)
Nica'Nor - ) ...
One of the first Seven deacons
Abelmizraim - Meadow of the Egyptians; so called from the Seven days' lamentation of Joseph and his company, on bringing up the body of Jacob from Egypt for burial, Genesis 50:10,11
Bella Dum Late Furerent, et Urbes - (Where War Was Raging, and The Town) Hymn for Matins, on February 12, feast of the Seven Holy Founders
Drachma - Of the value of Seven pence, three farthings, sterling, or nearly fourteen cents
Zuph, Land of - Soba is the only name like it, Seven miles W
Selectman - The number is usually from three to Seven in each town
Asia - In the New Testament it always signifies the Roman Proconsular Asia, in which the Seven Apocalyptic churches were situated
Where War Was Raging, And the Town - (Where War Was Raging, and The Town) Hymn for Matins, on February 12, feast of the Seven Holy Founders
Sacraments, Congregation of the - Provides for and regulates the reception and reservation of the Seven Sacraments, dispensations for candidates for Holy Orders, and dispensations for Matrimony
Fairs, - and there no less than Seven times, vs
Gabriel - In the first rank of the innumerable hosts of the heavenly hierarchy ( Daniel 7:10 ) there are Seven who occupy the first place the Seven archangels; of these Gabriel is one. he tells Daniel of the Seventy weeks which are ‘decreed’ upon the people and the holy city. ’...
In the Babylonian and Persian angelologies there are analogies to the Seven archangels of the Jews, and the possibility of Jewish belief having been influenced by these must not be lost sight of
Head - ...
In Revelation 12:3 the 'head' symbolises a form of power or kingdom; and in Revelation 17:3,9 , the Seven heads are Seven mountains on which the woman sitteth, representing Rome, which was commonly described as built upon Seven hills, and the woman signifies Papal Rome
Christian Mothers, Archconfraternity of - They are under the patronage of Our Lady of the Seven Dolors and of Saint Monica
Servites - A religious order in the church of Rome, founded about the year 1233 by Seven Florentine merchants, who, with the approbation of the bishop of Florence, renounced the world, and lived together in a religious community on Mount Senar, two leagues from that city
Nicolas - A Jewish proselyte of Antioch, who afterwards embraced Christianity, and was among the most zealous of the first Christians, so that he was chosen one of the Seven to minister in the church at Jerusalem
Saph'ir - (fair ), one of the villages addressed by the prophet Micha, ( Micah 1:11 ) is described by Eusebius and jerome as "in the mountain district between Eleutheropolis and Ascalon," perhaps represented by the village es-Sawafir , Seven or eight miles to the northeast of Ascalon
Ibzan - He ruled Seven years, and had thirty sons and thirty daughters
ax, Axe - There are Seven different Hebrew words translated 'ax' or 'axe,' with various shades of meaning
Heptane - ) Any one of several isometric hydrocarbons, C7H16, of the paraffin series (nine are possible, four are known); - so called because the molecule has Seven carbon atoms
Archconfraternity of Christian Mothers - They are under the patronage of Our Lady of the Seven Dolors and of Saint Monica
Sardis - The church of Sardis was one of the Seven churches of Asia, to which the writer of the Apocalypse was directed to send an epistle, Revelation 3:1-3
Diarmaid the Just, Saint - He is said to have erected Seven churches on his island, now called Quaker Island
Just, Diarmaid the, Saint - He is said to have erected Seven churches on his island, now called Quaker Island
Canna - ) A measure of length in Italy, varying from six to Seven feet
Sen'a-ah - ) The Magdal Senna of Eusebius and Jerome denotes a town Seven miles north of Jericho ("Senna")
Sardis - One of the Seven churches to whom the Lord Jesus Christ sent the solemn message in the second and third chapters of the book of the Revelations
Magdalene - Designation of a woman named Mary, 'out of whom went Seven demons,' to signify that she was a native of Magdala
Apprenticeship - ) The time an apprentice is serving (sometimes Seven years, as from the age of fourteen to twenty-one)
Chakra - Supposedly, there are Seven chakras located in the head, throat, chest, abdomen, groin, etc
Octillion - ) According to the French method of numeration (which method is followed also in the United States) the number expressed by a unit with twenty-seven ciphers annexed
Lepisma - ) A genus of wingless thysanurous insects having an elongated flattened body, covered with shining scales and terminated by Seven unequal bristles
Maon - Dr Robinson finds it the ruinous place called Main, Seven miles south by east from Hebron
Saxo Grammaticus - The first nine books preserve ancient legendary material, the last Seven are historical and based on oral reports
Philadelphia - ...
The assembly in this city was one of the "seven churches in Asia" to which the addresses in the Revelation were sent. If the Seven addresses be viewed historically, this one comes after those representing Popery and Protestantism, intimating that when all hope of restoring the church is over, there may still be found a company keeping Christ's word and not denying His name
Weeks - Or successive periods of Seven days each, were known from the earliest times among nations remote from each other in Europe, Asia, and Africa, Genesis 29:27 . " A prophetic week and a week of years were each Seven years; and a week of sabbatical years, or fortynine years, brought round the year of jubilee
Knob - An ornamental detail on the Seven-branched lampstand in the tabernacle (Exodus 25:31-36 , KJV's knop; RSV's capital; NRSV's calyx; NIV's buds)
a'Dri-el - ) His five sons were amongst the Seven descendants of Saul whom David surrendered to the Gibeonites
Lamprey - There are Seven small branchial openings on each side
Nicolas - He afterwards embraced Christianity, and was among the most zealous of the first Christians; so that he was chosen one of the first Seven deacons of the church at Jerusalem, Acts 6:5
Leo vi, Pope - Little is known of his reign of Seven months
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - In His right hand tbere is a scroll sealed with Seven seals
Four Horses of the Apocalypse - In His right hand tbere is a scroll sealed with Seven seals
Succot - �booths�); festival of Seven days (eight in the Diaspora) beginning on 15 Tishrei, taking its name from the temporary dwelling (sukkah) in which one lives during this period; this festival is marked for its special joy (�zeman simchateinu���time of our rejoicing�) and by the mitzvah of the four species ...
Mite - In Scripture, a small piece of money, the quarter of a denarius, or about Seven English farthings
Seven-Thirties - ) A name given to three several issues of United States Treasury notes, made during the Civil War, in denominations of $50 and over, bearing interest at the rate of Seven and three tenths (thirty hundredths) per cent annually
Ashmedai - (Ashmedai) Demon, mentioned in the Book of Tobias, who fell in love with Sara, and slew her Seven successive husbands on the night of their nuptials
Asmodeus - (Ashmedai) Demon, mentioned in the Book of Tobias, who fell in love with Sara, and slew her Seven successive husbands on the night of their nuptials
Apocalypse, Four Horsemen of the - In His right hand tbere is a scroll sealed with Seven seals
Apocalypse, Four Horses of the - In His right hand tbere is a scroll sealed with Seven seals
Pleiades - A cluster of Seven stars in the neck of Taurus, or the Bull, one of the twelve signs of the zodiac
Shibah - There is also a play on the word shĕbû‘ah , ‘oath’ and sheba ‘, ‘seven,’ as a sacrifice of Seven lambs was offered
Eliphaz - They were directed to take Seven bullocks and Seven rams and offer them as a burnt offering: Job, His servant, should pray for them, and God would accept him
Saturnians - The world and its inhabitants were, according to the system of Saturnius, created by Seven angels, which presided over the Seven planets. He endowed with rational souls the beings who inhabited this new system, to whom their creators had imparted nothing more than the animal life; and, having divided the world into Seven parts, he distributed them among the Seven angelic architects, one of whom was the God of the Jews, and reserved to himself the supreme empire over all
Jearim, Mount - Chesalon (Kesla) was its shoulder, Seven miles W
Emmaus - A village sixty furlongs (that is Seven miles and a half,) north of Jerusalem, rendered memorable in being the place to which the two disciples walked on the day of our Lord's resurrection, and where he made himself known unto them, in breaking of bread, and blessing it
Angels - ) It is also to be noted that the term"Angels" is used in the New Testament for the Bishops of the Church,as in the Epistles to the Seven Churches of Asia (Rev
Number Systems And Number Symbolism - Thus Seven came to symbolize completeness and perfection. God's work of creation was both complete and perfect—and it was completed in Seven days. The Seven-day week reflected God's first creative activity. Israelites were to remember the land also and give it a sabbath, permitting it to lie fallow in the Seventh year (Leviticus 25:2-7 ). Seven was also important in cultic matters beyond the sabbath: major festivals such as Passover and Tabernacles lasted Seven days as did wedding festivals (Judges 14:12 ,Judges 14:12,14:17 ). In Pharaoh's dream, the Seven good years followed by Seven years of famine (Genesis 41:1-36 ) represented a complete cycle of plenty and famine. Jacob worked a complete cycle of years for Rachel; then, when he was given Leah instead, he worked an additional cycle of Seven (Genesis 29:15-30 ). ...
A major Hebrew word for making an oath or swearing, shava' , was closely related to the word Seven , sheva' . The original meaning of “swear an oath” may have been “to declare Seven times” or “to bind oneself by Seven things. ”...
A similar use of the number Seven can be seen in the New Testament. The Seven churches (Revelation 2-3 ) perhaps symbolized by their number all the churches. We are to forgive, not merely Seven times (already a gracious number of forgivenesses), but Seventy times Seven (limitless forgiveness, beyond keeping count) (Matthew 18:21-22 ). ...
As the last example shows, multiples of Seven frequently had symbolic meaning. Another multiple of Seven used in the Bible is Seventy. Seventy elders are mentioned (Exodus 24:1 ,Exodus 24:1,24:9 ). Jesus sent out the Seventy (Luke 10:1-17 ). Seventy years is specified as the length of the Exile (Jeremiah 25:12 , Jeremiah 29:10 ; Daniel 9:1 : 2 ). The messianic kingdom was to be inaugurated after a period of Seventy weeks of years had passed (Daniel 9:24 ). ...
After Seven, the most significant number for the Bible is undoubtedly twelve. Seventy-two elders, when one includes Eldad and Medad, were given a portion of God's spirit that rested on Moses, and they prophesied (Numbers 11:24-26 ). An apocryphal tradition holds that Seventy-two Jewish scholars, six from each of the twelve tribes, translated the Old Testament into Greek, to give us the version we call today the Septuagint
Arphaxad - Seven generations followed him before Abraham, while he lived till after the settlement of Abraham in the land of promise and the rescue of Lot from the four kings
Jethro - He found a home with Raguel the priest, and eventually married Sephora, one of his Seven daughters (Exodus 2)
Bani - ...
One of David's thirty-seven warriors, a Gadite (2 Samuel 23:36 )
Neesing - ]'>[1] at 2 Kings 4:35 ,’ the child neesed Seven times
Saturnalia - ) The festival of Saturn, celebrated in December, originally during one day, but afterward during Seven days, as a period of unrestrained license and merriment for all classes, extending even to the slaves
Blue - One of the Seven colors, into which the rays of light divide themselves, when refracted through a glass prism
Abel-Mizraim - The place where Joseph and his company halted Seven days in passing from Egypt to Canaan to bury Jacob
Stephen - One of the Seven and the first martyr of the Christian church
Raguel - He found a home with Raguel the priest, and eventually married Sephora, one of his Seven daughters (Exodus 2)
ma'on - (1 Samuel 23:24,25 ) The name of Maon still exists in Main , a lofty conical hill, south of and about Seven miles distant from Hebron
Dominical Letter - Meaning Sunday Letter is one of the first Sevenletters of the alphabet used in the Calendar to mark the Sundaysthroughout the year. The first Seven days of the year being markedby A. , the following Seven days are similarlymarked, and so throughout the year. For example, the year 1901 began on Tuesday and the firstweek of that year with the first Seven letters of the alphabetwould give us the following table:...
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Jubilee - Israelites counted their years in groups of Seven. Every Seventh year was called the sabbatical year (or rest year), because in that year all farmland was rested from normal agricultural activity (see SABBATICAL YEAR). After Seven lots of Seven years there was an additional sabbath year called the Jubilee, or Year of Restoration (GNB)
Numbers as Symbols - Incompleteness, imperfection (one short of the perfect number Seven). ...
Seven. Seven days in a week, every Seventh day was a day of rest, every Seventh year was a year of rest for the land, and every Seven times Seven years brought the jubilee. Creation was complete on the Seventh day, God's rest being the result. There were Seven lamps to the golden candlestick. The blood was sprinkled before the Lord Seven times. The Christian is exhorted to keep the feast of Seven days after the passover, which makes it a perpetual feast for him. John speaks of Seven Spirits before the throne of God. There are Seven abominations in man's heart. The first beast has Seven heads and ten horns. In the Revelation 'seven' occurs frequently; the symbol is found therein more than Seven times Seven. Forgiveness is to be 'seventy times Seven. The resurrection-day may be called the eighth, the day after the Seventh, the Jewish sabbath
Laban - Laban agreed to give his daughter, Rachel, as payment for Jacob's Seven years of labor. After Jacob worked an additional Seven years, Laban allowed him to marry Rachel (Genesis 29:15-30 )
Host, Elevation of the - Pius X granted an indulgence of Seven years and Seven quarantines (40 days) to all who look with piety, faith, and love upon the elevated Species
Laban - Laban agreed to give his daughter, Rachel, as payment for Jacob's Seven years of labor. After Jacob worked an additional Seven years, Laban allowed him to marry Rachel (Genesis 29:15-30 )
Elevation of the Host - Pius X granted an indulgence of Seven years and Seven quarantines (40 days) to all who look with piety, faith, and love upon the elevated Species
Old Catholic Church in America - They accept the Seven general councils, in accord with the Old Catholic churches in Europe, and use the Niceno-Constantinopolitan creed
Berechiah - ...
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One of the Seven Ephraimite chieftains, son of Meshillemoth (2 Chronicles 28:12 )
Jogbehah - Its location is modern khirbet el-Jubeihat twenty miles southeast of the Jordan and Seven miles northwest of Amman
Breviary - ) A book containing the daily public or canonical prayers of the Roman Catholic or of the Greek Church for the Seven canonical hours, namely, matins and lauds, the first, third, sixth, and ninth hours, vespers, and compline; - distinguished from the missal
Cyclopaedia - ) The circle or compass of the arts and sciences (originally, of the Seven so-called liberal arts and sciences); circle of human knowledge
Kochot hanefesh - The Seven emotional attributes: chessed (kindness, giving), gevurah (severity, withholding), tiferet (beauty, mercy), netzach (victory, prevailing), hod (splendor, acknowledgment), yesod (foundation), and malchut (royalty)...
Tangram - ) A Chinese toy made by cutting a square of thin wood, or other suitable material, into Seven pieces, as shown in the cut, these pieces being capable of combination in various ways, so as to form a great number of different figures
Weekly - ) A publication issued once in Seven days, or appearing once a week
Issue, Running - (Leviticus 15:2,3 ; 22:4 ; Numbers 5:2 ; 2 Samuel 3:29 ) In (Leviticus 15:3 ) a distinction is introduced, which merely means that the cessation of the actual flux does not constitute ceremonial cleanness, but that the patient must abide the legal time, Seven days, ver 13, and perform the prescribed purifications and sacrifice
Western Orthodox Catholic Church - They accept the Seven general councils, in accord with the Old Catholic churches in Europe, and use the Niceno-Constantinopolitan creed
Day's Journey - ; Seven days, Genesis 31:23 ) was not, like the ‘sabbath day’s journey’ (see Weights and Measures), a definite measure of length, but, like our ‘stone’s throw,’ ‘bow-shot,’ etc. above), although it is scarcely possible to take literally the ‘seven days’ journey’ of the former ( Genesis 31:23 ) from Haran to Gilead, circa 350 miles in 7 days
Basket - there are three Greek words used: συργάνη, 'a hamper,' in which Paul was let down by the wall, 2 Corinthians 11:33 , though for the same occurrence another word is used in Acts 9:25 , σπυρίς,which also signifies 'a hamper,' and is used for the Seven baskets of fragments remaining after the four thousand were fed. The two perfect numbers Seven and twelve show the inexhaustible supply the Lord furnishes when His purpose is to bless His own
Week - There can be no doubt about the great antiquity of measuring time by a period of Seven days. They who embrace this view support it by a reference to the six days' creation and the divine rest on the Seventh. Whether the week gave its sacredness to the number Seven, or whether the ascendency of that number helped to determine the dimensions of the week, it is impossible to say
Ancyra, Seven Martyrs of - Ancyra, Seven Martyrs of , female victims of Diocletian's persecution, 304. Among the earliest victims were the Seven virgins, Tecusa, Alexandra, Faina, Claudia, Euphrasia, Matrona, Julitta. The acts of the Seven virgins and of St
Ecbatana - Media," the Seven walled town," with each wall of a different color, white, black, scarlet, blue, orange, silver, and gold (Herodotus, 1:98-99,153); the capital of Cyrus, therefore probably the town where the roll was found containing Cyrus' decree for rebuilding the Jerusalem temple, which induced Darius to issue a new decree sanctioning the recommencement of the suspended work; now the ruins of Takht-i-Suleiman. The Seven walls were designed to put the city under the guardianship of the Seven planets
Impurity - (Latin: impuritas, lack of purity) ...
One of the Seven capital sins
Five Scapulars - Those commonly used for that purpose are ...
the brown scapular of Mount Carmel
the red of the Passion
the black of the Seven Dolors
the blue of the Immaculate Conception
the white of the Trinity
Candelabrum - In the Middle Ages the term was used to denote Seven-branch candlesticks, e
Nebuzaradan - Five years after this he again came to Jerusalem and carried captive Seven hundred and forty-five more Jews
Timon - We know nothing of this disciple except that his name appears as one of the Seven in Acts 6:5
Penance - Penance is the fourth of Seven sacraments in the Roman Catholic Church
Ephesus - City, Lydia, Asia Minor, capital of Proconsular Asia; one of the Seven churches to whose bishop Saint John was commanded to write (Apocalypse 1)
Saphir - In this direction lies now es Sawafir, Seven miles N
Pinus - The genus formerly included the firs, spruces, larches, and hemlocks, but is now limited to those trees which have the primary leaves of the branchlets reduced to mere scales, and the secondary ones (pine needles) acicular, and usually in fascicles of two to Seven
Adah - One of the wives of Esau, daughter of Elon the Hittite and thus 'a daughter of Canaan:' she bare to Esau his first-born son Eliphaz, who became the father of Seven of the dukes of Edom
Lakes - Huleh in the north, four square miles in extent, and Seven feet above the Mediterranean
Thyatira - a city of Lydia, in Asia Minor, and the seat of one of the Seven churches in Asia
Nicolas - One of the Seven deacons
Firkin - John 2:6 , a Greek measure, equivalent to the Hebrew bath, and containing Seven and a half gallons
Sloth - It is one of the Seven capital sins
Scapulars, Five - Those commonly used for that purpose are ...
the brown scapular of Mount Carmel
the red of the Passion
the black of the Seven Dolors
the blue of the Immaculate Conception
the white of the Trinity
e'Tham - " ( Exodus 13:20 ; Numbers 33:6,7 ) Etham may be placed where the cultivable land ceases, near the Seba Biar or Seven Wells, about three miles from the western side of the ancient head of the gulf
Tarshish - One of the Seven princes who had the right of access to the royal presence ( Esther 1:14 )
Philadelphia - It was the seat of one of the "seven churches" (Revelation 3:7-12 )
Atad - Buckthorn, a place where Joseph and his brethren, when on their way from Egypt to Hebron with the remains of their father Jacob, made for Seven days a "great and very sore lamentation
Ibzan - Judged Israel for Seven years after Jephthah (Judges 12:8; Judges 12:10)
Stars - The eleven stars (Genesis 37:9 ); the Seven (Amos 5:8 ); wandering (Jude 1:13 ); seen in the east at the birth of Christ, probably some luminous meteors miraculously formed for this specific purpose (Matthew 2:2-10 ); stars worshipped (Deuteronomy 4:19 ; 2 Kings 17:16 ; 21:3 ; Jeremiah 19:13 ); spoken of symbolically (Numbers 24:17 ; Revelation 1:16,20 ; 12:1 )
Rhegium - Port located at the southwestern tip of the Italian boot about Seven miles across the strait of Messina from Sicily
Zereth-Shahar - Others suggest khirbet el-Libb Seven miles south of Medeba or khirbet qurn el-Kibsh six miles northwest of Medeba
Antipopes - There were Seven such during the first six centuries, some owing their elevation to the existence of conflicting parties at Rome, others intruded into the see by the civil power
Eusebius, Saint Confessor - He was arrested and imprisoned, and died Seven months later
Gideon - the son of Joash, of the tribe of Manasseh; the same with Jerubbaal, the Seventh judge of Israel. He dwelt in the city of Ophra, and was chosen by God in a very extraordinary manner to deliver the Israelites from the oppression of the Midianites, under which they had laboured for the space of Seven years
Dowry - The dowry which Jacob gave for his wives was Seven years' service for each
Achmetha - It was surrounded by Seven walls, and at one period was considered the strongest and most beautiful city of the east, except Nineveh and Babylon
Zimri - Fifth king of the separate kingdom of Israel for Seven days
Sceva - His Seven sons pretended to practice exorcism, and presumed to call on evil spirits to come out from persons possessed, in the name of Jesus
Symbols of the Sacraments - Collectively, the Seven-branched candlestick of the Jewish Temple
Sacraments, Symbols of the - Collectively, the Seven-branched candlestick of the Jewish Temple
je'Arim - Kesla , Seven miles due west of Jerusalem, stands on a high point on the north slope of a lofty ridge, which is probably Mount Jearim
Eshtem'o-a, - 1 Samuel 30:31 Its site is at Semu'a , a village Seven miles south of Hebron
Lock - Where European locks have not been introduced, the locks of eastern houses are usually of wood, and consist of a partly hollow bolt from fourteen inches to two feet long for external doors or gates, or from Seven to nine inches for interior doors
Feasts - The first mentioned is the Sabbath, and if this is counted as one, by considering the Passover and the feast of unleavened bread as one there are Seven in all — the perfect number. If the Sabbath is not included, as that was a weekly festival, being the rest of God, and on which the others were founded, then the Passover and the feast of unleavened bread may be counted as two, and still there are Seven. There can be no doubt that these Seven feasts were typical of the ways of blessing from the cross to the millennium.
These Seven are called 'the set feasts
Miriam - However, just as a daughter who had been publicly rebuked by her father had to spend Seven days in shame, so did Miriam. Seven days was also the normal period of isolation for the cleansed leper (Numbers 12:9-15; cf
Lamech - He lived a hundred fourscore and two years before the birth of Noah, Genesis 5:25 ; Genesis 5:31 ; after which he lived five hundred and ninety-five years longer: thus the whole term of his life was Seven hundred and Seventy-seven years
Deacon - It is generally connected with the appointment of the Seven who were to relieve the apostles in the "daily ministration," the distribution of the funds, and of provision for the members of the early church. The special name of deacon is not, however, given to the Seven; the order called deacons was subsequently established, and founded upon or in imitation of the office committed to the Seven. Some of the Seven, however, certainly joined teaching with the more secular "daily ministration
Achmetha - It was surrounded by Seven walls, of different heights and colors, and was a summer residence of the Persian kings after Cyrus
Shaalbim - Its location is probably modern Selbit Seven miles southeast of Lydda and three miles northwest of Ajalon
Monastic School of Aran - Remains of distinct monasteries at Killeany, Kilronan, Kilmurvey, and at the Seven Churches, can now be seen side by side with the ruins of pagan architecture
Antipatris - The name of a city of Palestine, situated Seven or eight miles from the coast, in a fertile and well watered plain between Caesarea and Jerusalem, on the site of the former city Caphar-Saba
Hiel - , fortified) Jericho some Seven hundred years after its destruction by the Israelites
Issue Out of the Flesh - For Seven days after its cessation the man was unclean, and then must bathe, wash his clothes, and offer sacrifice
Nebuchadnezzar - Towards the end of his life he suffered a Seven year bout of insanity
Aran, Monastic School of - Remains of distinct monasteries at Killeany, Kilronan, Kilmurvey, and at the Seven Churches, can now be seen side by side with the ruins of pagan architecture
Sceva - His Seven sons, Jews, exorcised demons in Jesus' name, whereupon the demon-possessed leaped on two of them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of the house naked and wounded: (Acts 19:14-16; the Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, and Alexandrinus manuscripts read "prevailed against both"
Tarsus - ) The ankle; the bones or cartilages of the part of the foot between the metatarsus and the leg, consisting in man of Seven short bones
Keilah - After the captivity its rulers aided in restoring the walk of Jerusalem, Nehemiah 3:17-18; now Kîla, Seven miles east of Beit Jibrîn
Zadok - There are Seven persons of this name mentioned in the Bible
Organ - It cannot, however, mean the modern organ, which was unknown to the ancients; but refers probably to the ancient syrinx, or pipes, similar to the Pandean pipes, a series of Seven or more tubes of unequal length and size, closed at one end, and blown into with the mouth at the other, Genesis 4:21 Job 21:12
Scythians - They are said by Herodotus to have made an incursion into Southwestern Asia and Egypt, some Seven hundred years before Christ; and it was perhaps a fragment of this host, located at Bethshean, which gave that city its classical name Scythopolis
ne'Zib - They place it on the road between Eleutheropolis and Hebron, Seven or nine miles from the former, and there it still stands under the almost identical name of Beit Nusib or Chirbeh Nasib
Golden Candlesticks - Of the Jewish church we read of one candlestick of gold, with six branches, in the tabernacle, (Exodus 25:31-32) But here we read of Seven candlesticks, and the Lord Jesus in the midst. And when in the gospel church we behold Seven candlesticks and the Lord Jesus in the discover that from the coming of Christ, when having finished redemption-work he returned to glory, he sent down the Holy Ghost in his Seven-fold gifts to illumine the whole church of God with the revelation of his grace: so that the gracious office of the Holy Ghost in his unceasing agency is very blessedly set forth
Catholic Epistles - The title of ‘Catholic’ was given by the early Church to the Seven Epistles which bear the names of James, Peter, Jude, and John
Catherine of Bologna, Saint - She wrote a "Treatise on the Seven Spiritual Weapons
Evil-Merodach - Influenced probably by Daniel, he showed kindness to Jehoiachin, who had been a prisoner in Babylon for thirty-seven years
Cor - The Rabbins estimated the cor at forty-five gallons, while Josephus estimated it at about eighty-seven
Tamarisk - Seven species of this tree are found in Palestine
Beer - For example, Beer-sheba means “well of Seven
Sceva - (sscee' vuh) Jewish “high priest” in Ephesus with Seven sons who tried unsuccessfully to exorcise demons in Jesus' name as Paul had done (Acts 19:14 )
Assuerus - A biblical name, denoting Xerxes I, King of Persia, "who reigned from India to Ethiopia over a hllndred and twenty-seven provinces
Heber - There are Seven persons of this name men" tioned in the Scriptures
Anna - After Seven years of marriage, she was widowed and became an attendant of the Temple
Medjidieh - ) A Turkish honorary order established in 1851 by Abdul-Mejid, having as its badge a medallion surrounded by Seven silver rays and crescents
Chastise - I will chastise you Seven times for your sins
Cana - It was called Cana of Galilee, now Kana-el-Jelil, and lay Seven miles north of Nazareth
Zuph - " It may perhaps be identified with Soba, a well-known place about Seven miles due west of Jerusalem
Talitha - " Koum is the better attested word; so in the Talmud, where this imperative occurs "seven times in one page" (Edersheim, Life and Times of Jesus, i, p
Nicanor - He is mentioned as one of the Seven in Acts 6:5, a man of repute among the brethren, but we hear and know no more of him
Mary Magdalene - No, nor even as to who and what were the Seven devils that at one time had made such a hell in Mary Magdalene's heart. Our whole dispute and debate shall be to let in some light from heaven on the bottomless pit of our own hearts, so as to scare out of our hearts some of the Seven devils who still haunt and harbour there. ...
Seven timesThe letter that denotes the inward stain,He on my forehead, with the truthful pointOf his drawn sword inscribed. 'We do not know just what Mary Magdalene's Seven scars were. But for our learning, Dante's own Seven scars are written all over his superb auto-biographical book. Yea, Seven are an abomination unto Him. " And, again: "When he speaketh fair, believe him not, for there are Seven abominations in his heart. " And John Bunyan has the very same number at the end of his Grace Abounding: "I find to this day these Seven abominations in my heart. Now, what are your Seven scars? What are your Seven abominations in your heart? What are the six things, yea Seven, in your heart that the Lord hates? It is almost our whole salvation to ask and to answer that question. " As much as to say: 'All the Seven devils are in every man's heart, but they do not all rage and rend equally in every man's heart: no, nor in the same man's heart at all times. ' Now, though Mary Magdalene is my text, it is of little real interest or importance to me who and what her Seven devils were, unless in so far as that would cast some light in upon my own possession; yours and mine. ...
Pride, envy, anger, intemperance, lasciviousness, covetousness, spiritual sloth-these were Dante's Seven scars on his sanctified forehead. As I was saying, I have not the least notion as to who or what Mary Magdalene's Seven devils were, and much less do I know how they could possibly be all cast out of her heart in this life. For what would it profit me if I gained the whole world of knowledge and everything else, and lost my fast-passing opportunity of having all this pandemonium that is within me for ever cast out of me?...
I will confess it again: How the whole Seven could possibly be cast out of her heart in this present life, I, for one, cannot imagine; and I do not believe it. Complete, or all but complete, deliverance from two, say, of the Seven I could easily believe, but the remaining five are quite beyond me. Two of the Seven stars are on the surface. Two of Dante's Seven devils have their holes in the sand; in the soft earth and on the exposed outside of our hearts. " It is better to enter into heaven with Seven devils excavated out of our hearts as with a knife, than to have them gnawing in our hearts to all eternity. "...
But the supreme lesson to me out of all Mary Magdalene's marvellous history is just the text: "He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast Seven devils. Onlyrepentdeep enough and to tears enough; only love as Mary Magdalene loved Him who had cast her Seven devils out of her heart; and He will appear to you also, and will call you by your name
Corn - "Seven ears on one stalk" (Genesis 41:22) is common still in Egypt. But Seven full ears upon one maize grain stalk have often been found
Nineveh - (See Genesis 10:10-12) It stood on the banks of the Tigris, supposed to be Seven leagues long; for Jonah relates that it was three days journey to go through it. And where is it now? Where is Nineveh and Babylon, and the Seven churches of proconsular Asia? Alas! not a vestige of either remains
Anna - A daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher, early married, but left a widow after Seven years, and thenceforth devoted to the service of God
Machabees - The most notable martyrs of the persecution propagated by Antiochus in his effort to hellenize Jerusalem, were Eleazar, an old man, chief of the scribes, Seven brothers, and their mother Samona
Trumpets, Feast of - It was one of the Seven days of holy convocation
Arpotyrites - " The Artotyrites admitted women, to the priesthood and episcopacy; and Epiphanius tells us that it was a common thing to see Seven girls at once enter into their church robed in white, and holding a torch in their hands; where they wept and bewailed the wretchedness of human nature, and the miseries of this life
Emmaus - It lay about Seven and a half miles, sixty furlongs, northwest from Jerusalem, Luke 24:13 - 33
Ephah - It was equal to about thirty-seven litres (Leviticus 6:20; Ruth 2:17; 1 Samuel 17:17)
Number -
Seven as denoting either plurality or completeness, perhaps because Seven days completed the week is so frequent as to make a selection only of instances necessary, e. Seven fold ( Genesis 4:24 ) Seven times , i. completely, ( Leviticus 26:24 ; Psalm 12:6 ) Seven (i. ...
Seventy , as compounded of 7 10:10, appears frequently e. Seventy fold
Patmos - (pat' muhss) A small island (ten miles by six miles) in the Aegean Sea located about thirty-seven miles southwest of Miletus
Thyatira - " Here was one of the Seven churches (Revelation 1:11 ; 2:18-28 )
Memucan - One of the Seven princes who "saw the king's face and sat first in the kingdom" (Esther 1:13-14); "wise men who knew the times and law and judgment
Jecamiah - One of Seven, apparently sons of Neri, of Nathan's line (as was Salathiel, Luke 3:27), introduced into the royal line when Jehoiachin had no child who succeeded to the throne (1 Chronicles 3:17-18)
Holy Land, Commissariat of the - There are 40 commissariats throughout the Christian world, Seven in English-speaking countries; in the United States one is established at Mount Saint Sepulcher, Washington, DC
Sceva - A Jew at Ephesus, a chief of the priests, whose Seven sons sought by the name of Jesus to cast out a demon
Pergamos - The church there is one of the Seven in Asia to which the addresses in the Revelation were sent
Sardis - The church that was gathered there is known only by being selected as one of the Seven typical churches to which addresses were sent by the apostle John
Crane - A large bird measuring four feet in height and Seven feet from tip to tip of its extended wings
Catholic - ...
The "Catholic epistles" are Seven, so called because they were addressed to the church or Christians in general, and not to any particular church
Beth-She'Mesh - (Joshua 15:10 ) It is now 'Ainshems , about two miles from the great Philistine plain, and Seven from Ekron
Rose - Hooker observed Seven species of wild roses in Syria
Basket - In feeding the 4,000 with Seven loaves recorded by two evangelists, the disciples took up Seven spurides (Matthew 15:37; Mark 8:8). remember the five loaves of the 5,000, and how many kofinoi) ye took up? Neither the Seven loaves of the 4,000, and how many spurides) ye took up?" That the spurides) were of large size appears from Paul's having been let down in one from the wall (Acts 9:25)
Lamps, Lighting, Lampstand - Each branch may have had a Seven-spouted lamp (Zechariah 4:2 ), as do some individual lamps found in Palestine. This Seven-branched candelabra (menorah), supporting Seven lamps, continued in prominence through the first and second Temple periods, and later became symbolic of the nation Israel
Babylon the Great - Could there possibly be drawn a more vivid and life-like portrait of the worldly and idolatrous system of the apostate Church, whose centre is at Rome, than is here drawn by the pen of the Holy Spirit ? To make it doubly sure as to who is represented by the description it is added "The Seven heads are Seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth," Revelation 17:9 , 'the Seven-hilled city' being a well-known appellation of Rome
Eight - ...
Ecclesiastes 11:2 (c) Seven, being the number of perfection, this is an invitation to go further than the full amount required. There are just Seven colors in the rainbow; the eighth color begins a new spectrum. ...
lu8 - is a new revelation of relationship between CHRIST and those who hear His Word; a new experience of Seven demons cast out of one person
Jubilee - A Hebrew festival, celebrated in every fiftieth year, which of course occurred after Seven weeks of years, or Seven times Seven years, Leviticus 25:10
Famine - The most remarkable famine was that of the reign of the Fatimee Khaleefeh, El-Mustansir billah, which is the only instance on record of one of Seven years duration in Egypt since the time of Joseph (A. Vehement drought and pestilence continued for Seven consecutive years, so that the people ate corpses, and animals that died of themselves. The famine of Samaria resembled it in many particulars; and that very briefly recorded in (2 Kings 8:1,2 ) affords another instance of one of Seven years
Facets - The translation “eyes” points ahead to “the Seven eyes of God which roam throughout the world” (Genesis 4:10 ), a symbol of the omniscience or omnipresence of God. In this case the Seven eyes represent the full presence of God in a way corresponding to the ark of the covenant
Beersheba - Well of the oath, or well of Seven, a well dug by Abraham, and so named because he and Abimelech here entered into a compact (Genesis 21:31 ). , "well of the Seven", where there are to the present day two principal wells and five smaller ones
Pentecost - From the waving of the sheaf of firstfruits fifty days were counted, and on the day after the Seven sabbaths the feast was kept. A new meat offering of two loaves baken with leaven was offered; also Seven lambs, one bullock, and two rams for a burnt offering, with their meat and drink offerings "even an offering made by fire of sweet savour unto the Lord
Rachel - The beautiful daughter of Laban, for whom Jacob served Seven years, which seemed to him but a few days, because of his great love for her. He served another Seven years for Rachel
Sabbatical Year - It was supposed to occur every Seventh year throughout Israel’s history. There was also to be release for debtors and a public reading of the Mosaic law every Seventh year. ...
Rest for the land...
Just as people and their working animals rested one day in Seven, so the land was to be rested one year in Seven. If the people disobeyed God’s laws and did not rest the land one year in Seven, God would force them to rest it by driving them from it (Leviticus 26:34-43; cf. ...
Release for debtors...
At the end of every Seven years, Israelites were to forgive any debts owed them by fellow Israelites. Israelites who were slaves of their fellow Israelites were also released in the Seventh year
Patara - It was about Seven miles east of the mouth of the river, had a convenient harbor, and was visited by ships of all nations
Facciolati, Jacopo - After editing a revised edition of the Calepinus, a Latin dictionary in Seven languages, realized the need of a new Latin lexicon and therefore for 40 years supervised the labors of his talented pupil, Egidio Forcellini (1688-1768), who had aided him when editing the Calepinus
Lainez, James - He was one of the Seven who took vows with Saint Ignatius at Montmartre, 1534
Jacopo Facciolati - After editing a revised edition of the Calepinus, a Latin dictionary in Seven languages, realized the need of a new Latin lexicon and therefore for 40 years supervised the labors of his talented pupil, Egidio Forcellini (1688-1768), who had aided him when editing the Calepinus
James Lainez - He was one of the Seven who took vows with Saint Ignatius at Montmartre, 1534
Anna - After Seven years of married life her husband died, and during her long widowhood she daily attended the temple services
Emmaus - Emmaus was about 60 furlongs (approximately Seven miles) from Jerusalem
Premonstrantes - this order had twenty-seven monasteries in England
Wednesday, Ash - The first day of Lent, when, in the primitive church, notorious sinners were put to open penance thus: They appeared at the church door barefooted, and clothed in sackcloth, where, being examined, their discipline was proportioned according to their offences; after which, being brought into the church, the bishop singing the Seven penitential psalms, they prostrated themselves, and with tears begged absolution; the whole congregation having ashes on their heads, to signify, that they were both mortal and deserved to be burnt to ashes for their sins
Evilmerodach - In his first year he had compassion upon Jehoiachin king of Judah, who had been in prison thirty-seven years, raised him to honour, and appointed him to sit at his own table for the rest of his life
Barber, Chloe - Daniel Barber (Chloe Case Sims), her husband, and Seven children
Barber, Daniel - Daniel Barber (Chloe Case Sims), her husband, and Seven children
Barber Family - Daniel Barber (Chloe Case Sims), her husband, and Seven children
Barber, Virgil - Daniel Barber (Chloe Case Sims), her husband, and Seven children
Advocates of Roman Congregations - Seven advocates constitute the consistorial college with five others called jurors
Anna - Her husband having died after she had been married Seven years, she devoted herself to the Lord, and was very constant in her attendance on the services of the temple
Geba - It was six or Seven miles from Jerusalem, and was separated from Michmash on the north by a deep valley
Jogbehah - of Amman, between it and Es Salt, now Jebeiha, a ruin Seven miles to the N
Philadelphia - Philadelphia is mentioned in the New Testament as the seat of one of the Seven churches
Aphek - A city five miles east of the sea of Galilee, the walls of which fell upon twenty-seven thousand Syrians under Benhadad, after his defeat by the Israelites, 1 Kings 20:26-34
Eber - ...
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One of the Seven heads of the families of the Gadites ( 1 Chronicles 5:13 )
Easter Monday And Tuesday - " At first the Festival was observed through Seven days,and the Code of Theodosius directed a cessation of labor duringthe whole week
Smyrna - The church founded here was one of the Seven addressed by our Lord (Revelation 2:8-11 )
Emmaus - Seven and a half miles, from Jerusalem) to which two disciples were walking on the day of Jesus' resurrection when He joined them unrecognized
Clove - A clove of cheese is about eight pounds, of wool, about Seven pounds
Zimri (1) - ZIMRI seized the throne of Israel by the murder of his king Elah, but held it only Seven days before Omri , another general of the army, asserted himself as claimant
Penance - Penance is one of the Seven sacraments of the Romish Church
Nicolas - ” One of Seven Hellenists “full of the Spirit and wisdom” chosen to administer food to the Greek-speaking widows of the Jerusalem church (Acts 6:5 )
Week - For the Jews, any Seven consecutive days ending with the sabbath (Genesis 2:1-3 )
Catholic Epistles - The church continues to use the designation, “catholic,” for the Seven letters without a strong definition for the term
Anastasius, Saint - He took the name of Anastasius and lived a monastic life for Seven years
African Methodist Episcopal Church - Seven periodicals are published
Ephraim - Younger son of the patriarch Joseph (Genesis 41), born in Egypt, during the Seven years of plenty
Amen - There are Seven glories in this prayer or song, and these describe the perfections of GOD
Zarephath - Now Surafend, a tell or hill, with a small village, Seven or eight miles from Sidon, near the Zaharain river
Officer - This word is used in scripture indefinitely for any one in authority, there being Seven Hebrew words so translated
Euchre - ) A game at cards, that may be played by two, three, or four persons, the highest card (except when an extra card called the Joker is used) being the knave of the same suit as the trump, and called right bower, the lowest card used being the Seven, or frequently, in two-handed euchre, the nine spot
Dispensation, Dispensationalism - Scofield says there are Seven dispensations: of innocence, of conscience, of government, of promise, of law, of grace, and of the kingdom
Troas - On one occasion he abode there Seven days, and raised Eutychus to life when, the disciples having come together 'to break bread,' Paul preached till midnight
Sabbath - ) A season or day of rest; one day in Seven appointed for rest or worship, the observance of which was enjoined upon the Jews in the Decalogue, and has been continued by the Christian church with a transference of the day observed from the last to the first day of the week, which is called also Lord's Day. ) The Seventh year, observed among the Israelites as one of rest and festival
Thyatira - " Thyatira was the seat of one of the Seven churches of Asia
Trumpets Feast of - It was one of the Seven days of holy convocation
Abel-Shittim - A town six or Seven miles distant from the east bank of the Jordan, opposite to Jericho
Sabbatical Year - (Hebrew: shabbathon, year of rest) ...
The Seventh year devoted to a cessation of agriculture, and holding in the period of Seven years a place analogous to that of the Sabbath in the week
Year, Sabbatical - (Hebrew: shabbathon, year of rest) ...
The Seventh year devoted to a cessation of agriculture, and holding in the period of Seven years a place analogous to that of the Sabbath in the week
Journey - A "sabbath-day's journey," among the Jews, seems to have been reckoned at about Seven furlongs, or nearly one mile, Matthew 24:20 Acts 1:12
Chameleon - The body is six or Seven inches long, and the tail five inches with this it clings to the branches of trees
Mustard - A species of this annual shrub is found in Palestine, growing to the height of Seven to nine feet, and with a stem one inch thick
Leah - She was the mother of Seven children, among whom were Reuben- Jacob's firstborn-and Judah, the ancestor of the leading tribe among the Jews, of the royal line, and of our Lord, Genesis 29:16-35 ; 30:1 - 21
en'-Dor - The distance from the slopes of Gilboa to Endor is Seven or eight miles, over difficult ground
Three Hours' Service - It usually consists of meditations,or short addresses, on the Seven Words on the Cross, or on kindredtopics, interspersed with hymns on the Passion, special prayers, andspaces of silence for private intercession
Hebron - The city was built Seven years before 'Zoan in Egypt' and had been formerly called KIRJATH-ARBA It was thus one of the most ancient cities known in the world. David reigned in Hebron Seven and a half years
Trumpets, Feast of, - It was one of the Seven days of holy convocation. " In addition to the daily sacrifices and the eleven victims offered on the first of every month, there were offered a young bullock, a ram and Seven lambs of the first year, with the accustomed meat offerings, and a kid for a sin offering
Seven Words From the Cross - The Seven words from the cross were not a prepared speech but the record of Jesus responding to the events around Him during the six agonizing hours of his crucifixion. Although no single gospel records all Seven sayings in order, the order that follows is the most commonly accepted
Dwell - In scripture, it denotes a residence of Seven days during the feast of tabernacles. ...
Ye shall dwell in booths Seven days
Therapeutae - They met together every Sabbath day, and every Seven weeks they held a still more solemn assembly, because the number Seven was peculiarly holy in their estimation
Deacon - The apostles, in order to meet the complaints of the Hellenistic Jews that their widows were neglected in the daily ministration, call on the body of believers to choose Seven men "full of the Holy Ghost and of wisdom," whom they "may appoint over this business. " It may be questioned, however, whether the Seven were not appointed to higher functions than those of the deacons of the New Testament
Raphael - In Tob 3:17 he is sent to heal Tobit, by restoring his sight; to give Sarah, daughter of his kinsman Raguel, to his son Tobias for wife; and to prevent the demon Asmodæus from adding him to the Seven husbands he has already killed. (1) He is one of the Seven ‘angels of the presence’ ( Luke 1:13 , Revelation 8:2 [2], Enoch 90). the Seven ‘princes of light’ of Zoroastrianism
Candlestick - In the morning the priests trimmed the Seven lamps, borne by the Seven branches, with golden snuffers, carrying away the ashes in golden dishes (Exodus 25:38 ), and supplying the lamps at the same time with fresh oil. ...
In the temple erected after the Exile there was again but one candlestick, and like the first, with Seven branches
Lamb - He is represented as now standing in the midst of the throne of God, as a "Lamb as it had been slain, having Seven horns, and Seven eyes, which are the Seven spirits of God," "And they sung a new song saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation, and hast made us unto our God kings and priests
Book With the Seven Seals - There is no more impressive piece of symbolism in the Apocalypse than that connected with the Seven-sealed book (Revelation 5). The unnamed Presence in the glory of light on the central throne, the representatives of humanity and nature grouped around and before Him, the concentration of interest in the Seven-sealed book held out upon (ἐπί, acc. ’ (Then follows a prophetic scheme of the history of Israel divided into Seven weeks. 5 stood alone, the Sevenfold sealing might simply emphasize this idea, but the successive opening of the seals implies that the leaves of the book or parchment-roll are sealed down in successive portions, and the idea of completeness in the Seven is thus referred to the history (cf. the Seven weeks of Israel’s history in Enoch). At the Seventh vision the scheme, instead of moving directly to its completion, branches out into new ramifications
Pisgah - Balak brought Balaam "into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah," and there "built Seven altars
Dionysius Exiguus - In a work on the calculation of Easter he introduced the use of the Christian Era fixing the date of Our Lord's birth as 753 years after the foundation of Rome, a date now known to be too late by four to Seven years
Dionysius the Little - In a work on the calculation of Easter he introduced the use of the Christian Era fixing the date of Our Lord's birth as 753 years after the foundation of Rome, a date now known to be too late by four to Seven years
Little, Dionysius the - In a work on the calculation of Easter he introduced the use of the Christian Era fixing the date of Our Lord's birth as 753 years after the foundation of Rome, a date now known to be too late by four to Seven years
Shamir - Located possibly at khirbet es-Sumara about Seven miles south of Shechem
Abib - The Seven days from the fifteenth to the twenty-first inclusive, were "the feast of unleavened bread," closing with a solemn convocation, Exodus 12:1-13:22
Besford Court Hospital - Welfare home for mentally-defective Catholic children, restricted to feeble-minded boys from the ages of about Seven to twenty-one
Asia - Proconsular Asia contained the Seven churches of the Apocalypse (Revelation 1:11 )
Harvest - It began with the feast of Passover and ended with Pentecost, thus lasting for Seven weeks (Exodus 23:16 )
Six - It sometimes suggests incompleteness, in comparison with the perfect number Seven. ...
Notes: (1) In combination with tessarakonta, "forty," it occurs in John 2:20 ; with hebdomekonta, "seventy," Acts 27:37 , "(two hundred) threescore and sixteen
Asia - ") Here were the Seven churches addressed in the Revelation
Delilah - She made him sleep upon her knees, and then called the man who was waiting to help her; who "cut off the Seven locks of his head," and so his "strength went from him
Zimri - He reigned only Seven days, for Omri, whom the army elected as king, laid siege to Tirzah, whereupon Zimri set fire to the palace and perished amid its ruins (11-20)
Spider - " It may, however, represent the spider, of which there are, it is said, about Seven hundred species in Palestine
Lust - (Anglo-Saxon: lut) ...
The inordinate appetite for sexual gratification, one of the Seven deadly or capital vices
Moon - This is the sense in which rude nations use the name of the moon as Seven moons
American Party - The party nominated General William Wirt for president in 1832, and he received Seven votes in the Electoral College
Salcah - The modern Salchah, Sulkhad, or Sarkhad, is Seven hours' journey S
Seven Churches - There were Seven assemblies in Asia, to which the vision of the Son of Man, inspecting the candlesticks, was to be communicated, and to each of which a separate address was given
Ono - ” Benjaminite town about Seven miles southeast of Joppa
Zoan - Numbers 13:22 notes that Hebron was Seven years older than Zoan, but the exact date when either was built is not known
Antimasonic Party - The party nominated General William Wirt for president in 1832, and he received Seven votes in the Electoral College
Antimasons - The party nominated General William Wirt for president in 1832, and he received Seven votes in the Electoral College
Exiguus, Dionysius - In a work on the calculation of Easter he introduced the use of the Christian Era fixing the date of Our Lord's birth as 753 years after the foundation of Rome, a date now known to be too late by four to Seven years
Eleazar - The high priesthood continued in his family through Seven generations; till the time of Eli, when we find it transferred to the line of Ithamar
Thyatira - It was the seat of one of "the Seven churches," Revelation 1:11 ; 2:18,24
Pisidia - Churches continued to exist here for Seven or eight centuries
Wheat - ...
The Egyptian wheat, Triticum Compositum, has six or Seven ears on one head; so that it presented its usual appearance in this respect in Pharaoh's dream, Genesis 41:5-7
Nic'Olas - When the church was still confined to Jerusalem, he became a convert and being a man of honest report full of the Holy Ghost and of wisdom, he was chosen by the whole multitude of the disciples to be one of the first Seven deacons, and was ordained by the apostles
Jochebed - Amram and Jochebed were descendants of Levi, Seven or eight generations removed
Sabbatical Year - The land must rest fallow each Seventh year. In Leviticus 25:2-7 and Deuteronomy 15 God ordains also the release of debtors every Seventh year. The parts of the harvest crop ungathered and ungleaned in some degree sowed themselves for a spontaneous growth in the idle Seventh year (Leviticus 19:9; Leviticus 23:22). ...
The sabbatical year began in the Seventh month, and the whole law was then read during the feast of tabernacles; so that holy occupation, not apathetic rest, characterized it, as in the case of the Sabbath day. Canaan's conquest took Seven years, the allotment of land Seven more; then began the law of the sabbatical year
Apocalypse - It is full of prophetic grandeur, and awful in its hieroglyphics and mystic symbols: Seven seals opened, Seven trumpets sounded, Seven vials poured out; mighty antagonists and hostile powers, full of malignity against Christianity, and for a season oppressing it, but at length defeated and annihilated; the darkened heaven, tempestuous sea, and convulsed earth fighting against them, while the issue of the long combat is the universal reign of peace and truth and righteousness-the whole scene being relieved at intervals by a choral burst of praise to God the Creator, and Christ the Redeemer and Governor
Bowl - The Seven angels who have the Seven bowls are ‘laden with the Seven last plagues’ (Revelation 21:9)
Bersabee - (Hebrew: well of Seven, or well of swearing) Ancient town at the southern extremity of Palestine, 28 miles southwest Hebron
Octaves - (Latin: octavus, eighth) ...
Consists of a feast-day and the Seven days following it
Luis Beltran, Saint - His labors in Panama and Colombia were astonishingly successful, but after Seven years he was recalled to Spain to assume a position of responsibility in his order
Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales of Troyes - The congregation gradually developed in France and numbered Seven colleges and five other institutes of learning when the government closed them all, July 31, 1903
Gower, John - Among his works are his French "Mirour de l'Omme"(Old French: Mirror of Man), about 31,000 lines treating of the vices and virtues, and pardon through Christ and the intercession of Our Lady; "Vox Clamantis," 10,265 Latin elegiac verses, dealing with contemporary social history; and "Confessio Amantis," over 33,400 lines, in English, a discussion between a lover, the poet, and Venus, and subsequently between the poet, and Genius, his confessor, in which the Seven deadly sins are discussed and illustrated by tales
Fractio Panis - Seven persons, six men and a woman, are at a table; one of the men sits apart and is breaking a loaf; in front is a two-handled cup, and on the table, two plates, one containing two fishes, the other five loaves
Panis, Fractio - Seven persons, six men and a woman, are at a table; one of the men sits apart and is breaking a loaf; in front is a two-handled cup, and on the table, two plates, one containing two fishes, the other five loaves
Abner - For Seven years after Saul's death, he supported Ish-bosheth; but being reproved by him for his conduct towards Rizpah, he undertook to unite the whole kingdom under David
Erech - By the Accadians it was also styled 'the heavenly grove,' 'the heavenly resting place,' 'the Seven enclosures,' etc
John Gower - Among his works are his French "Mirour de l'Omme"(Old French: Mirror of Man), about 31,000 lines treating of the vices and virtues, and pardon through Christ and the intercession of Our Lady; "Vox Clamantis," 10,265 Latin elegiac verses, dealing with contemporary social history; and "Confessio Amantis," over 33,400 lines, in English, a discussion between a lover, the poet, and Venus, and subsequently between the poet, and Genius, his confessor, in which the Seven deadly sins are discussed and illustrated by tales
Bath-Sheba - Daughter of the oath, or of Seven, called also Bath-shu'a (1 Chronicles 3:5 ), was the daughter of Eliam (2 Samuel 11:3 ) or Ammiel (1 Chronicles 3:5 ), and wife of Uriah the Hittite
Angel - ) A minister or pastor of a church, as in the Seven Asiatic churches
Rehob - The site is perhaps tell el-Gharbi about Seven miles east-southeast of Acco
Beltran, Luis, Saint - His labors in Panama and Colombia were astonishingly successful, but after Seven years he was recalled to Spain to assume a position of responsibility in his order
Orders - In the Romish church there are Seven, exclusive of the episcopate; all which the council of Trent enjoins to be received and believed on pain of anathema
Beersheba - (Hebrew: well of Seven, or well of swearing) Ancient town at the southern extremity of Palestine, 28 miles southwest Hebron
Beg - Every province is divided into Seven sangiacs or banners, each of which qualifies a bey and these are commanded by the governor of the province, called begler-beg or lord of all the beys
Hill - Rome stood on Seven hills
Zoan - City in Lower Egypt, built Seven years after Hebron
Merom, Waters of (See Also Jordan, Lake of Huleh) - It lay Seven feet above sea level
Matador - ) In the game of quadrille or omber, the three principal trumps, the ace of spades being the first, the ace of clubs the third, and the second being the deuce of a black trump or the Seven of a red one
Council - Josephus states that each court consisted of Seven judges, with two Levites as assessors
Seth - He lived after this eight hundred and Seven years, in all nine hundred and twelve years, and died A
Cambyses - What the motives were which they made use of to prevail upon this prince, we are ignorant; but it is certain, that though he was not persuaded to revoke his father's decree, yet he put a stop to the works, so that for the remaining Seven years and five months which he reigned, the building of the city and temple was suspended
Mourning - And still more, in that of the patriarch Jacob, Seven days the funeral halted at the threshing-floor of Atad
Rhodes - He might have there seen fragments of the greatest of the Seven Wonders of the world—the famous Colossus of Rhodes
Sardis - Sardis was the seat of one of the Seven churches of Asia, and the Christians seem to have been so corrupted by the prevailing worldliness that they received a severe rebuke
Raphael the Archangel - According to his own words he is of the Seven angels who stand before the Lord (Tobias 12; Apocalypse 8)
Septuagint - septuaginta, Seventy septem, Seven, and some word signifying ten. A Greek version of the Old Testament, so call because it was the work of Seventy, or rather of Seventy-two interpreters. This translation from the Hebrew is supposed have been made in the reign and by the order of Ptolemy Philadelphus, king of Egypt, about two hundred and Seventy or eighty years before the birth of Christ
Almost - , "And when the Seven days were about to be completed
Oaths - ...
There are two words in Hebrew for an oath; (1) shĕbû‘ah , which comes from the same root as the word for ‘seven’ ( sheba’ ); the Heb. word for ‘to swear’ comes likewise from the same root, and means literally ‘to come under the influence of Seven things. ’ Seven was the most sacred number among the Hebrews (cf. shâbûa’ , ‘week’ of Seven days), and among the Semites generally. Among the Babylonians the Seven planets each represented a god
Tribulation - Dispensational premillennialism connects such a Seven-year tribulation with the Seventieth week of a prophetic framework taken from Daniel 9:24-27 . A distinction is usually made between the two halves of the Seven years. See Dispensation ; Eschatology ; Future Hope ; Millennium ; Rapture ; Revelation, Book of; Seventy Weeks
Sprinkling - In the burnt offering, the blood was sprinkled round about upon the altar; in the sin offering the blood was sprinkled Seven times before the Lord before the vail of the sanctuary; and on the day of atonement the blood was sprinkled upon the mercy-seat eastward, and before the mercy-seat Seven times
Pentecost - The Hebrews call it the feast of weeks, because it was kept Seven weeks after the passover. They then offered the first fruits of the wheat harvest, which was then completed; beside which, they presented at the temple Seven lambs of that year, one calf, and two rams for a burnt-offering; two lambs for a peace-offering; and a goat for a sin-offering, Leviticus 23:15-16 ; Exodus 34:22 ; Deuteronomy 16:9-10
Passover - At even of the 14th day of the first month (Nisan) the Passover was to be celebrated, and on the 15th day commenced the Seven days' feast of unleavened bread. The term "Passover" is strictly applicable only to the meal of the paschal lamb, and the feast of unleavened bread was celebrated on the 15th onward for Seven days to the. But in the sacred history the term "Passover" is used also to denote the whole period—the 14th day, and the festival of the Seven days following. Then followed the feast of unleavened bread, occupying Seven days, the first and last or which were peculiarly holy, like the Sabbath
Lord's Day - ...
The visions of the Seven seals, Seven trumpets, and Seven vials, naturally begin on the first day of the Seven, the birthday of the church whose future they set forth (Wordsworth). Christ's rising from the dead on the first day, to bring in the new creation, is the ground of transference of the sabbath from the Seventh day. ...
If the former creation out of chaos was rightly marked by the Seventh day, much more the more momentous (Isaiah 65:17) new creation, out of moral chaos (Jeremiah 4:22-23), by the first day. The Seventh day sabbath was the gloomy, silent one of Jesus' resting in the grave; the first day sabbath is the joyful one of the once "rejected stone becoming head of the corner. If a Seventh day sabbath marked Israel's emancipation from Egypt (Deuteronomy 5:15), much more (compare Jeremiah 16:14-15) should the first day sabbath mark ushering in of the world's redemption from Satan by Jesus
Abiezer - An Anathothite, one of David’s thirty-seven chief heroes, who had command of the army during the ninth month ( 2 Samuel 23:27 , 1 Chronicles 27:12 )
Falconieri, Alexis, Saint - Retiring to La Camarzia, and later to Mount Senario, the Seven young men established the Order of Servites
Levi - He and his three sons went down with Jacob (46:11) into Egypt, where he died at the age of one hundred and thirty-seven years (Exodus 6:16 )
Issue - Pathological discharges resulted in uncleanness until Seven days after the return to full health and required an atoning sacrifice
Pentecost - ) A solemn festival of the Jews; - so called because celebrated on the fiftieth day (seven weeks) after the second day of the Passover (which fell on the sixteenth of the Jewish month Nisan); - hence called, also, the Feast of Weeks
Alexis Falconieri, Saint - Retiring to La Camarzia, and later to Mount Senario, the Seven young men established the Order of Servites
Thyatira - It is not known how the church was formed there, but it was chosen as one of the Seven representative churches to which the Revelation was sent, with the special message addressed to this church
Tabernacles, Feast of - This fell on the fifteenth day of the Seventh month and continued Seven days, with a holy convocation on the eighth day
Verner's Law - 'e`pta, Gothic sibun (seven)
Smyrna - The Christian church in Smyrna was one of the Seven churches of Asia to which the Apostle John was commanded to address an epistle, Revelation 2:8-10
Deacon - Of the Seven there named, Philip and Stephen are afterwards found laboring as evangelists
Sabbatical Year - Was to be celebrated among the Jews once every Seven years; the land was to rest, and be left without culture, Exodus 23:10,11 Leviticus 25:17
Ple'Iades - The Hebrew word (cimah ) so rendered occurs in ( Job 9:9 ; 38:31 ; Amos 6:8 ) In the last passage our Authorized Version has "the Seven stars," although the Geneva version translates the word "Pleiades" as in the other cases
Air - , "air," signifies "the atmosphere," certainly in five of the Seven occurrences, Acts 22:23 ; 1 Corinthians 9:26 ; 14:9 ; Revelation 9:2 ; 16:17 , and almost certainly in the other two, Ephesians 2:2 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:17
Harvest - "Harvesting" lasted about Seven weeks, and was the occasion of festivities
Nathanael - (2) Nathanael was one of the Seven to whom the risen Lord manifested Himself at the Lake of Galilee ( John 21:2 ). ( c ) Since the others of the Seven at the Lake whose names are indicated by St
Famine - A record of famine for Seven years in the 18th century B. has been found in China, which agrees with the time of Joseph's Seven years of famine in Egypt
zo'ba, - (2 Samuel 10:19 ) David, (2 Samuel 8:3 ) attacked Hadadezer in the early part of his reign, defeated his army, and took from him a thousand chariots, Seven hundred (seven thousand,) (1 Chronicles 18:4 ) horsemen and 20,000 footmen
Joseph Cottolengo, Blessed - In connection with this work he established houses of the Sisters of Saint Vincent de Paul, of Saint Thais, of Carmel, of Suffrage, of Mary of the Seven Dolors, of the Good Shepherd, of Brothers of Saint Vincent de Paul, of Hermits of Gassin, and of Fathers of the Holy Trinity
Deacon, Philip the, Saint - One of the Seven deacons (Acts 6), he first preached in Samaria with great success, and confirmed his preaching with miracles (Acts 8)
Pergamos - One of the "seven churches" was planted here (Revelation 1:11 ; 2:17 )
Janoah - It is probably modern khirbet Janun about Seven miles south of Nablus
Sardis - The only biblical mention of the church in the town of Sardis is as the recipient of one of the letters that John sent to Seven churches in the province of Asia (for map see ASIA)
Chamber - English translation of at least Seven Hebrew words referring to a portion of a house or building
Archangel, Gabriel the - (Hebrew: hero of God) ...
One of the Seven angels who "stand before God
Gabriel the Archangel - (Hebrew: hero of God) ...
One of the Seven angels who "stand before God
Smyrna - No mention is made of Paul having visited the city; but we know an assembly was gathered there by its being one of the Seven churches in Asia, to which addresses were sent through the apostle John
Bardic Schools in Ireland - There were Seven grades of poets, distinguished from bards, who were relatively only rhymesters, and of which there were eight grades
Auxerre, Germain of, Saint - About 431 he was sent on a mission to Britain to oppose Pelagianism, and Seven years later died in Italy while appealing personally to the emperor for clemency towards the rebellious Armoricans
Means of Grace - The Catholic church has Seven total: baptism, confirmation, communion, penance, extreme unction, holy orders, and matrimony
Ton - ) A certain weight or quantity of merchandise, with reference to transportation as freight; as, six hundred weight of ship bread in casks, Seven hundred weight in bags, eight hundred weight in bulk; ten bushels of potatoes; eight sacks, or ten barrels, of flour; forty cubic feet of rough, or fifty cubic feet of hewn, timber, etc
Evangelist, Philip the, Saint - One of the Seven deacons (Acts 6), he first preached in Samaria with great success, and confirmed his preaching with miracles (Acts 8)
Cana - From their appearance, and the number of them, it was quite evident that a practice of keeping water in large stone pots, each holding from eighteen to twenty-seven gallons, was once common in the country
Rhodes - This statue was Seventy cubits high, and bestrode the mouth of the harbour, so that ships could sail between its legs, and it was accounted one of the Seven wonders of the world
Dan - Dan had but one son, whose name was Hushim, Genesis 46:23 ; yet he had a numerous posterity; for, on leaving Egypt, this tribe consisted of sixty-two thousand Seven hundred men able to bear arms, Numbers 1:38
Treasury - There were 13 chests, six for such gifts in general, Seven for distinct purposes
Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Feasts o -
September 15, in devotion to the Seven dolors of Mary:
the prophecy of Simeon
flight into Egypt
loss of the Child Jesus at Jerusalem
meeting Jesus on the road to Calvary
standing at the foot of the Cross
the descent of Jesus from the Cross
His burial
It was first granted to the Servites in 1668, and extended to the whole Church by Pope Pius VII in 1814
Penuel - The site is identified with the easternmost of two mounds called Tulul edh-Dhahab, which commands the entrance to the Jordan Valley from the Jabbok gorge, about Seven miles east of the Jordan
Germain of Auxerre, Saint - About 431 he was sent on a mission to Britain to oppose Pelagianism, and Seven years later died in Italy while appealing personally to the emperor for clemency towards the rebellious Armoricans
Santiago, Chile, City of - Seven parishes have houses of refuge where needy women are gratuitously housed
Leaven - During the Seven days of the passover, no leaven was permitted to be in the houses of the Jews
Hedwig, Saint - Daughter of Berthold IV, Duke of Croatia, she was married, 1186, to Henry I of Silesia to whom she bore Seven children; after the birth of their last child, she and her husband vowed continency
Key - The key of a native Oriental lock is a piece of wood, from Seven inches to two feet in length, fitted with the wires or short nails, which, being inserted laterally into the hollow bolt which serves as a lock, raises other pins within the staple so as to allow the bolt to be drawn back
Number - , and to denote ‘seven times,’ etc. ]'>[2] has ‘seventy times Seven,’ RVm [4] ‘seventy times and Seven. It is a matter of opinion how far the numerous ‘sevens,’ ‘tens,’ and ‘twelves’ were originally intended as exact numbers. Joshua’s spies ( Joshua 2:1 ); and the Twelve and the Seventy went out by twos. David is offered a choice between three days’ pestilence, three months’ defeat, and three years’ famine ( 1 Chronicles 21:12 ; 2 Samuel 24:18 has Seven years); Christ is ‘three days and three nights’ in the tomb ( Matthew 12:40 , cf. ...
Seven and multiples. A specially sacred character is popularly ascribed to the number Seven; and although the Bible does not expressly endorse this idea, yet it is supported by the frequent occurrence of the number in the ritual, the sacred Seventh day, the Sabbath; the sacred Seventh year, the Sabbatical year; the Jubilee year, the year following Seven times Seven years; the Seven-branched candlestick; Sevenfold sprinkling ( Leviticus 4:6 etc. ); Seven lambs offered ( Numbers 28:11 ff. ); forgiveness till 70 times 7 ( Matthew 18:22 ); the Seven churches of Asia; Seven angels; Seven stars, etc. A similar use of ‘seven’ is found in the Egyptian, Assyrian, and Persian religions, and is often derived from astral worship of the Seven heavenly bodies, the sun, moon, and the five planets known to the ancients. It is also connected with the Seven-day week as roughly a quarter of the lunar month, Seven being the nearest integer to the quarter of 29 1 /2. The Pleiades also were thought of as Seven (cf. Or, again, if ‘seven’ is sacred, to pronounce a formula Seven times must be more effective than to pronounce it six or eight times
Hermetic Literature - In the fall, this man united with nature to produce the Seven androgynous persons who were the source of the human race. By repressing the bodily senses, the faithful Hermetic hoped to ascend past the Seven astral spheres and to reunite with God
Mystical Numbers - Three, four, and their compounds, as well as Seven, eight, and forty have a special spiritual signification. Seven (3 + 4) symbolizes the union of God with man. The Seventh day, Seventh year, the forty-ninth, (7 X:7) year were holy
Week - There can be no doubt about the great antiquity of measuring time by a period of Seven days. They who embrace this view support it by a reference to the six days' creation and the divine rest on the Seventh. Whether the week gave its sacredness to the number Seven, or whether the ascendancy of that number helped to determine the dimensions of the week, it is impossible to say
Mourning - In the case of Jacob it was Seventy days, Genesis 50:3; of Aaron, Numbers 20:29, and Moses, Deuteronomy 34:8, thirty. A further period of Seven days in Jacob's case. Seven days for Saul, which may have been an abridged period in the time of national danger
Numbers, Mystical - Three, four, and their compounds, as well as Seven, eight, and forty have a special spiritual signification. Seven (3 + 4) symbolizes the union of God with man. The Seventh day, Seventh year, the forty-ninth, (7 X:7) year were holy
Candlestick - ...
THE GOLDEN CANDLESTICK in the Tabernacle and Temple with its Seven lamps is minutely described in Exodus 25:31-40 : it is also called the 'pure candlestick. The number of the lamps (seven) is also indicative of divine perfection
Trumpets - ...
In the judgements that are to fall upon the earth, as foretold in the Revelation, the Seven Seals introduce the Seven Trumpets: the first four fall upon the Roman earth, and refer to the state and circumstances of men; the latter three trumpets refer to the East, and fall upon the persons themselves
Jericho - (See Joshua 6:1-27) It was situated about Seven leagues from Jerusalem, and about two from the river Jordan, (Joshua 18:20-21) and was called by Moses the city of palm trees; and, no doubt, in point of pleasantness, must have been a lovely place. (See on the one hand, Joshua 6:26 compared with 1 Kings 16:34; and on the other, see Joshua 2:1-24 with Hebrews 11:31) If the reader will be at the trouble to count the period between Joshua's curse on Jericho, and the rebuilding of Jericho by Hiel the Bethelite, he will find that near five hundred and thirty-seven years had passed between the one and the other
Catholic - They are Seven in number; namely, one of James, two of Peter, three of John, and one of Jude. Hence our Seven epistles are catholic, or epistles of all the Apostles who are authors
Star - ...
Turning to the use of the word ‘star’ in the Book of Revelation, we find in the vision of the Son of Man that ‘he had in his right hand Seven stars’ (Revelation 1:16) and that ‘the Seven stars are the angels of the Seven churches’ (Revelation 1:20)
Salim - Ænon , ‘place of springs,’ we may find in the Seven copious fountains near by
Jug - The NAS uses jug in Seven passages
Sceva - He had Seven sons, who "took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus," in imitation of Paul
Merab - Her five sons subsequently were crucified to Jehovah by the Gibeonites among the Seven, for Saul's bloodthirsty zeal against them (2 Samuel 21:9)
Dimon - If Dimon is a separate town, it was probably located at modern khirbet Dimme, about Seven miles north of Kerak
Nicanor - One of the ‘Seven’ ( Acts 6:5 )
Fourteen - Since the number Seven is the number which indicates GOD's perfections in His creation activities, the number fourteen may be used to represent that same precious truth doubled or repeated
Forgiveness - There are Seven words in Scripture that denote the idea of forgiveness: three in Hebrew and four in Greek
Leopard - namer ) is invariably given by the Authorized Version as the translation of the Hebrew word, which occurs in the Seven following passages: ( Song of Solomon 4:8 ; Isaiah 11:6 ; Jeremiah 5:6 ; 13:23 ; Daniel 7:6 ; Hosea 13:7 ); Habb 1:8 Leopard occurs also in Sirach 28:23 and in ( Revelation 13:2 ) From (Song of Solomon 4:8 ) we learn that the hilly ranges of Lebanon were in ancient times frequented by these animals
Gadara - It lay south of the river Hieromax, Seven miles level summit of a steep limestone hill
Paphos - of Cyprus, Old Paphos about a mile from the sea, New Paphos (now Baffo) about Seven miles N
Dispensation - ...
Darby set forth the idea that God has set up Seven time periods called dispensations for His work among human beings. The Seventh or last dispensation will be the millennial reign of Christ (Revelation 20:1 ). He set forth Seven dispensations in God's dealing with human beings. ...
Program of Eschatology Beyond the Seven dispensations, the Darby movement had a definite program of eschatology in five steps. Seven years of tribulation on earth for those not raptured. Dispensationalists see the rapture taking place in Revelation 4:1 and the rest of the book ( Revelation 4-18 ) dealing with the Seven years of tribulation
Revelation, Book of - Upon receiving the revelation, John wrote it in a book, then sent it with a messenger to the mainland to deliver to a group of Seven churches in Asia Minor. ...
Contents of the book...
John begins by greeting the Seven churches to whom the book is sent (1:1-8), then describes his vision of the risen and exalted Christ, who is Lord of all the churches (1:9-20). Then follow the Seven letters. ...
After this are three series of judgments, each based on the symbolic number Seven. In the first series a Seven-section scroll is unrolled section by section by breaking one seal for each section. ...
In the second series of judgments, each of the Seven visions is announced by the blowing of a trumpet. ...
The third series of judgments then follows, with Seven angels pouring out Seven bowls of God’s anger upon a rebellious world (15:1-16:21)
Deacon - The appointment of the Seven was designed to remedy the "murmuring of the Grecians (Greek-speaking Jews) against the Hebrew, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. It is doubtful whether these Seven correspond fully to the modern deacons of either episcopal or congregational churches. " The result was, "the word of God increased, and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly, and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith; and Stephen (one of the Seven), full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people
Gibeonites - The three years' famine, the Lord's answer when consulted as to the cause, that it was "for Saul and his bloody house because he slew the Gibeonites," and after the execution of Saul's Seven (seven, the sacred number, denotes the performance of a work of God) sons "the Lord being entreated for the hind," prove that David did not contrive or eagerly fall in with this device for ridding himself of the remainder of Saul's royal line. The "water dropping upon them (the hanged or crucified Seven) out of heaven" marked the cessation of the heaven sent drought and the point of time when the bodies might be taken down from the stakes and buried
Tabernacles, Feast of - Its popularity induced Jeroboam to inaugurate his Bethel calf worship with an imitation feast of tabernacles on the 15th day of the eighth month, "which he devised of his own heart" (1 Kings 12:32-33), possibly because the northern harvest was a little later, and he wished to break off Israel from the association with Judah by having a different month from the Seventh, which was the legal month. From the first day of the feast to the Seventh the Israelites carried in their hands "the fruit (margin) of goodly trees, branches of palm, thick trees, and willows" (Leviticus 23:40). ) The feast of tabernacles, like Passover, began at full moon on the 15th day of the month; the first day was a day of holy convocation; the Seven days of the feast were followed by an eighth day, forming no part of it (Leviticus 23:34-36; Numbers 29:35), a day of holy convocation, "a solemn assembly" ('atsereth ), or, as the Hebrew denotes, "a closing festival" (2 Chronicles 7:9). On each of the Seven days the offering consisted of two rams, 14 lambs a year old, with 13 bulls on the first day, 12 on the second, and so on until on the Seventh there were only Seven, the whole amounting to 70 bulls; but on the 'atsereth only one bull, one ram, and Seven lambs. ...
The booths or, according to Jewish tradition, huts of boards on the sides covered with boughs on the top, were occupied only the Seven days, not on the 'atsereth . Jewish tradition makes Gog and Magog about to be defeated on the feast of tabernacles, or that the Seven months' cleansing shall end at that feast (Ezekiel 39:12)
Order of Servants of Mary - Named the fifth mendicant order by Pope Martin V, it was founded in 1233 by ...
Saint Alexis Falconieri
Saint Bartholomew degli Amidei
Saint Benedict dell'Antella
Saint Buonfiglio Monaldi
Saint Gherardino Sostegni
Saint Hugh dei Lippi-Uguccioni
Saint John Buonagiunta Monetti
They were beatified on December 1, 1717 and canonized on 1887 as The Seven Holy Founders
Martha, Saint 29 Jul - Tradition holds that she migrated with Lazarus and Mary to Tarascon, in France, where she lived in great austerity and piety for Seven years, and that her tomb is now situated there
Lamp - The usual symbols of the early Christian lamps found at Jerusalem are the cross, the Seven branched candlestick, the palm (John 12:13; Revelation 7:9)
Asses - Seven miles from the island Lesbos opposite, near Methymna; 20 miles from Troas (Acts 20:13-14)
Happiness of Believers - One of my hearers had Seven children, who had come in rapid succession; he was hard-working and well spoken of
Naaman - He was cured of his leprosy by dipping himself Seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of Elisha
Sarah - Her death, at the age of one hundred and twenty-seven years (the only instance in Scripture where the age of a woman is recorded), was the occasion of Abraham's purchasing the cave of Machpelah as a family burying-place
Key - A piece of wood, from Seven inches to two feet long, fitted with pegs which correspond to small holes in the bolt within; the key put through a hole draws the bolt
Carmel - The village is modern khirbet el-Kirmil, Seven miles south of Hebron
Asia - Asia was the location of the Seven churches to whom the Book of Revelation was addressed
Vials - There are Seven direct judgements of the wrath of God (they are no longer mere providential actings) upon the settled sphere of God's dealings, whereby those who have received the mark of the beast are grievously affected; and upon masses of people outside that sphere, and upon the sources of national life and prosperity; also on those in authority in the world; also on the Euphrates, that it may be dried up to make way for the kings from the sun rising; followed by a general break up of human governments introductory to the reign of Christ
Abelmizraim - ' This would seem to place the Seven days' mourning on the east of Jordan, before the body was carried into Canaan, for interment: cf
me'Shach - The rage of the king, the swift sentence of condemnation passed upon the three offenders, their miraculous preservation from the fiery furnace heated Seven times hotter than usual, the king's acknowledgement of the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, with their restoration to office, are written in the third chapter of Daniel, and there the history leaves them
Miletus - a city on the continent of Asia Minor, and in the province of Caria, memorable for being the birthplace of Thales, one of the Seven wise men of Greece, of Anaximander and Anaximines, the philosophers, and of Timotheus, the musician
Mysia - In this country stood the ancient city of Troy; as also that of Pergamus, one of the Seven churches of Asia
Philadelphia - A city of Lydia, in Asia Minor, where was one of the Seven Asiatic churches, highly praised by Christ for its fidelity, Revelation 3:7 - 13
Servant Friars - Named the fifth mendicant order by Pope Martin V, it was founded in 1233 by ...
Saint Alexis Falconieri
Saint Bartholomew degli Amidei
Saint Benedict dell'Antella
Saint Buonfiglio Monaldi
Saint Gherardino Sostegni
Saint Hugh dei Lippi-Uguccioni
Saint John Buonagiunta Monetti
They were beatified on December 1, 1717 and canonized on 1887 as The Seven Holy Founders
Servites - Named the fifth mendicant order by Pope Martin V, it was founded in 1233 by ...
Saint Alexis Falconieri
Saint Bartholomew degli Amidei
Saint Benedict dell'Antella
Saint Buonfiglio Monaldi
Saint Gherardino Sostegni
Saint Hugh dei Lippi-Uguccioni
Saint John Buonagiunta Monetti
They were beatified on December 1, 1717 and canonized on 1887 as The Seven Holy Founders
Sisters Marianites of the Holy Cross - These two foundations became independent branches, Indiana in 1869, under the title Sisters of the Holy Cross, and in Canada in 1883 under the name Sisters of the Holy Cross and of the Seven Dolors
Rite, Byzantine Orthodox - There are four great fasts: of Christ's Birth, November 15, to December 25,; of Easter, Seven weeks before the feast; of the Apostles, first Sunday after Pentecost to June 28,; of the Mother of God, 14 days from August 1,
Rite of Constantinople - There are four great fasts: of Christ's Birth, November 15, to December 25,; of Easter, Seven weeks before the feast; of the Apostles, first Sunday after Pentecost to June 28,; of the Mother of God, 14 days from August 1,
Gib'Eonites, the, - (2 Samuel 21:1,2,5 ) This was expiated many years after by giving up Seven men of Saul's descendants to the Gibeonites, who hung them or crucified them "before Jehovah" --as a kind of sacrifice-- in Gibeah, Saul's own town
Oils, Holy - It is given by the bishop, who is attended by twelve priests wearing priests' vestments, Seven vested as deacons, and Seven others in the garb of subdeacons, besides other ministers
Numbering of the People - " The prophet Gad was sent to him to put before him three dreadful alternatives (2 Samuel 24:13 ; for "seven years" in this verse, the LXX. ...
The census, so far as completed, showed that there were at least 1,300,000 fighting men in the kingdom, indicating at that time a population of about six or Seven millions in all
Shushan - ...
The ruins extend to a circumference of about Seven miles. ...
The great feast that was held by Ahasuerus with his nobles and princes for Seven days was not apparently held in any of the halls inside the palace, but in the open air, "in the court of the garden of the king's palace," surrounded by "white, green and blue hangings, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble
Degrees, Songs of - Solomon wrote Psalm 127, round which as a center a third poet, on the return from Babylon, grouped, with David's four psalms, ten others, Seven on one side and Seven on the other
Holy Oils - It is given by the bishop, who is attended by twelve priests wearing priests' vestments, Seven vested as deacons, and Seven others in the garb of subdeacons, besides other ministers
Mary Magdalene - A woman is marked out for this peculiar privilege, yea, and such a woman as one might hare supposed would have been not the first upon the occasion; for we are told, that Jesus had cast out of her Seven devils. And what is more remarkable, the Holy Ghost is particular to tell the church this, in the same moment he speaks of the mercy; for so the sweet and gracious words run" Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary, Magdalene, out of whom he cast Seven devils;"Did the kind compassionate, Lord mean to say by this condescending act of grace, that there he will be most gracious where Satan hath been most, cruel? Did he thereby mean to intimate to all his disciples, that the poor lamb of his fold shall have, the softest lying down in his bosom, whom the prowling wolf hath most torn and worried with his claws? Oh! that every deeply-exercised follower of the Lord Jesus would frequently think of this; and, as often as this Magdalene riseth to their recollection, would behold the Lord Jesus in this unequalled act of mercy, that "where sin abounded, grace doth much more abound; that as sin hath reigned unto death, so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord?" (Romans 5:21)...
Alexandria - A causeway (Heptastadion, or “seven stadia”) connected the peninsula with Pharos Island and divided the harbor. The Pharos lighthouse was visible for miles at a height of over 400 feet and is remembered today as one of the Seven wonders of the world
Gad - " Gad had Seven sons, Ziphion, Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli, Genesis 46:16 . After David had determined to number his people, the Lord sent to him the Prophet Gad, to offer him his choice of three scourges: Seven years' famine, or three months' flight before his enemies, or three days' pestilence
Marvel, Marvellous - ...
C — 1: θαυμαστός (Strong's #2298 — Adjective — thaumastos — thow-mas-tos' ) "marvellous" (akin to A and B), is said (a) of the Lord's doing in making the rejected Stone the Head of the corner, Matthew 21:42 ; Mark 12:11 ; (b) of the erstwhile blind man's astonishment that the Pharisees knew not from whence Christ had come, and yet He had given him sight, John 9:30 , RV, "the marvel," AV, "a marvellous thing;" (c) of the spiritual light into which believers are brought, 1 Peter 2:9 ; (d) of the vision of the Seven angels having the Seven last plagues, Revelation 15:1 ; (e) of the works of God, 15:3
Beersheba - Called so from the oath of peace between Abraham and Abimelech, king of the Philistines (Genesis 21:31), else from the Seven (sheba' ) ewe lambs slain there: indeed sheba' , an oath, is from the custom of binding one's self by Seven things, as Abraham made the Seven ewe lambs a pledge of his covenant with Abimelech. Seven (sheba' which also may explain the name) wells are at the place, so that a different one may have been named by Isaac from that named by Abraham
Lamp Lampstand - In the type that retains the old saucer form, account must be taken of the number of points-one, four, and even Seven (‘multiple radiating’ lamps)-which implies a corresponding number of wicks. By the necessity of the case, since there are Seven churches (Revelation 1:4 etc. ), the lampstands are single and number Seven, instead of being one shaft, divided into Seven branches. ...
In conclusion, reference may be made to the representation of the Seven-branched lampstand on the Arch of Titus, often reproduced, which is probably a copy of the original (Encyclopaedia Biblica , article ‘Candlestick’); to contemporary Roman practice in lighting (see H
Padilla, Juan de - In 1540 he set out with Coronado on the famous march to the Seven Cities, going as far as Quivira and the Lower Loup River in Nebraska
Juan de Padilla - In 1540 he set out with Coronado on the famous march to the Seven Cities, going as far as Quivira and the Lower Loup River in Nebraska
Eshtemoa - Now Semu'a, Seven miles S
Nicolas Poussin - Other works are The Rape of the Sabines; The Childhood of Jupiter; Moses Striking the Rock; Et in Arcadia Ego, and the set called The Seven Sacraments
Tribulation, the - According to premillennialism, this is a Seven year period that immediately precedes the return of Christ and the millennial kingdom of His rule which lasts for 1000 years
Aquileia - Its rector was granted the use of the episcopal insignia Seven times a year
Aglar - Its rector was granted the use of the episcopal insignia Seven times a year
Famine - The most severe famines recorded in scripture are the two of Seven years' duration, one in the time of Joseph, and the other in the days of Elisha
Gaudentius (7), Donatist Bishop of Thamugada - 34, 2), one of the Seven managers on the Donatist side in Carth
Magdala - a city on the west side of the sea of Galilee, near Dalmanutha; Jesus, after the miracle of the Seven loaves, being said by St
Sheba - Sheba (shç'ba), Seven or an oath
Pavilion - KJV used pavilion Seven times: three times in the literal sense of tents used in military campaigns (1Kings 20:12,1 Kings 20:16 ; Jeremiah 43:10 ); twice of the thick canopy of clouds surrounding God (2 Samuel 22:12 ; Psalm 18:11 ) which illustrates the mystery of God; and twice as an image of God's protection (Psalm 27:5 ; Psalm 31:20 )
Harp - It had a general triangular shape, and Seven to twelve strings, Psalm 33:2 144:9
Leaven - Leaven was forbidden in the Hebrews during the Seven days of the Passover, in memory of what their ancestors did when they went out of Egypt, they being then obliged to carry unleavened meal with them, and to make bread in haste, the Egyptians pressing them to be gone, Exodus 12:15,19
Jehoiachin - After an imprisonment of thirty-seven years (Jeremiah 52:31,33 ), he was liberated by Evil-merodach, and permitted to occupy a place in the king's household and sit at his table, receiving "every day a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life" (52:32-34)
Trinity Season, the - Its length is dependent on thetime Easter is kept and may include as many as twenty-seven Sundays
Mourning - It was an occasion of studied publicity and ceremonial; so Abraham for Sarah (Genesis 23:2), Jacob for Joseph (Genesis 37:34-35), Joseph and the Egyptians for Jacob 70 days and a further period of Seven (Genesis 50:3-10), Israel for Aaron 80 days (Numbers 20:29), and for Moses (Deuteronomy 34:8). Jabesh Gileadites for Saul fasted Seven days (1 Samuel 31:13); David for Abner with fasting, rent clothes, and sackcloth, and with an elegy (2 Samuel 3:81-89). , Seven days and nights (Job 1:20-21; Job 2:8)
Red Heifer - Eleazer was then to take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation Seven times. " And Jesus, that he "might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate," The apostle makes a most beautiful persuasive and unanswerable appeal to the church, in this view of Jesus, when he saith, "Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach;" (Hebrews 13:12-13)...
Fifthly, when the heifer had been slain, the blood was to be sprinkled directly before the tabernacle Seven times. Seven times performing the sprinkling of the blood of the heifer may probably mean, as Scripture numbers sometimes do, an indefinite number for a definite, by way of shewing the importance of it. The number Seven is certainly used in Scripture with peculiar honour. The Seven days of creation, the Seventh day for the Sabbath, the Seven times Seven for the Sabbatical or Jubilee year, and the Seventh day becoming an emblem of the everlasting Sabbath of heaven; all these are very high evidences of the peculiar honour conferred on the number. But no special reason other wise that I know of is given in the word of God for the consecration of Seven to sacred things. " (Galatians 2:21)...
Seventhly, the whole congregation are said to be alike interested in this heifer, both in providing it, and in the enjoyment of the privileges of it
Ahasuerus - Mentioned Ezra 4:6 , the son and successor of Cyrus; probably Cambyses, who reigned Seven and a half years from B
Institute of the Holy Family - The Seven distinct branches of the association are: ...
Sisters of the Holy Family proper, or Solitary Sisters, devoted to contemplation
Sisters of Saint Joseph, in charge of orphanages
Sisters of Loreto, conducting private day schools and boarding schools
Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, educational and nursing
Sisters of Hope, care of the sick
Field Sisters, maintaining agricultural orphanages
Sisters of Saint Martha, the lay sisters of the above congregations
The Institute has over 200 houses, in France, England, Italy, Spain, Ceylon, India, South Africa, Canada, the United States, and South America
Orlandus de Lassus - A setting of the Seven Penitential Psalms 100 settings of the Magnificat, fifty masses, and 516 motetti are among his works extant
Lassus, Orlandus de - A setting of the Seven Penitential Psalms 100 settings of the Magnificat, fifty masses, and 516 motetti are among his works extant
Lattre, Roland de - A setting of the Seven Penitential Psalms 100 settings of the Magnificat, fifty masses, and 516 motetti are among his works extant
Lawrence, Saint - Probably a native of Spain, he became one of the Seven deacons of the Roman Church, and distributed alms from the monastery of Saint Cyriaca
Gilbertines - 1130,at Sempringham, England, starting with Seven women, later increased with lay brothers and lay sisters
Famine - But the most remarkable of all was that which arose in Egypt in the days of Joseph, which lasted for Seven years (Genesis 4145-45 )
Atad - ) A trodden space for threshing, beyond Jordan, where Joseph and his brethren and the Egyptian retinue made for Seven days "great and very sore lamentation" over the body of Jacob, whence the Canaanites called the place Abel Mizraim, "the mourning of the Egyptians
Jehoiada - At the time, Joash was a child of Seven, and Jehoiada evidently acted as regent for a number of years
Sixty, Sixtyfold - " The number is suggestive of the acme of the pride of fallen man, the fullest development of man under direct satanic control, and standing in contrast to "seven" as the number of completeness and perfection
Benedictines - They were obliged to perform their devotions Seven times in twenty-four hours
Diana - It was built outside the city walls, and was one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world
Evil Merodach - On Nebuchadnezzar's resuming it at the end of Seven years, he heard of his son's misconduct and that Evil Merodach had exulted in his father's calamity
Gates of Jerusalem And the Temple - Seven gates now allow entrance to the old city of Jerusalem
Confirmation - Seven years is the stated time for confirmation; however, they are sometimes after that age
Micah - There are Seven persons of this name mentioned in the Bible
Hosanna - Its origin is traced to the 117th Psalm, which was recited daily by a priest in the procession around the altar during the Feast of Tabernacles, when the people were commanded to rejoice before the Lord (Leviticus 23), and on the Seventh day it was recited in each of the Seven processions
Adriel - Five sons from this union were of the Seven slain as a blood satisfaction to the Gibeonites whose blood Saul had, in violation of Israel's covenant (Joshua 9:15), shed
Fast - From five to Seven hours a day are consumed in preparing meals, eating them, and in cleaning up after them
Star of the Wise Men - dates from the fourth year after His birth), May, September, and December, answering to the Seven months which would intervene between the beginning and the end of the wisemen's journey
Zimri - His reign was the shortest of all the kings of Israel, Seven days (1 Kings 16:15 )
Honest - Seek Seven men of honest report
Antoine Ozanam - When only twenty, with Seven companions, he laid the foundation of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society; later he was one of the group who induced Archbishop de Quelen of Paris, to inaugurate the famous Coufereuces de Notre Dame
Annals of the Four Masters - They have been published in three editions, the principal one, in Seven quarto volumes, being that of John O'Donovan, both in Irish and English, "Annala Rioghachta Eireann" (Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland), Dublin, 1851
Apocrypha - More specifically, it is used of the Seven additional books accepted by the Catholic church as being inspired
Gibeon - Near it Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, Joshua 10:12-13; Isaiah 28:21; the city was given to Benjamin and to the Levites, Joshua 18:25; Joshua 21:17; it was the scene of a notable battle, 2 Samuel 2:12-24; 2 Samuel 20:8-10; of the hanging of Seven of Saul's sons, 2 Samuel 21:1-6; the tabernacle was set up at Gibeon, 1 Chronicles 16:39; and Solomon offered great sacrifices there, 1 Kings 3:4-5; 1 Kings 9:2; 2 Chronicles 1:3; 2 Chronicles 1:13; Jehoram recovered captives at Gibeon, Jeremiah 41:12-16; its people helped to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem after the captivity, Nehemiah 3:7; Nehemiah 7:25; Ezra 2:20, margin
Napoleon - It is about Seven inches long
Bottom, Bottomless - In Romans 10:7 , quoted from Deuteronomy 30:13 , the abyss (the abode of the lost dead) is substituted for the sea (the change in the quotation is due to the facts of the death and resurrection of Christ); the AV has "deep" here and in Luke 8:31 ; the reference is to the lower regions as the abode of demons, out of which they can be let loose, Revelation 11:7 ; 17:8 ; it is found Seven times in the Apocalypse, 9:1,2,11; 11:7; 17:8; 20:1,3; in 9:1,2 the RV has "the pit of the abyss
Asia - The "seven churches" to which messages were sent, in Revelation 1:4, were in Asia
Ebal - Both mountains are much alike in length, height, and form, and their altitude is stated not to exceed Seven hundred and fifty or eight hundred feet from the level of the valley
Zimri - Zimri reigned but Seven days; for the army of Israel, then besieging Gibbethon, a city of the Philistines, made their general, Omri, king, and came and besieged Zimri in the city of Tirzah
Ostrich - This is the largest of all fowls, being four feet high from the ground to the top of the back and Seven, eight, and it is said even ten to the top of the head, when standing erect
Sebastian, Saint - Among the famous paintings of the saint are those by ...
Mantegna in the Vienna Gallery
Ribera in the Prado, Madrid
Pollajuolo in the National Gallery, London
seven by Guido Reni
A famous basilica was erected over his tomb in the Catacomb named for him on the Appian Way, and some of his relics were probably brought to Soissons in 829
Loans - Jehovah, as the sole proprietor of the land occupied by the Jews, required them, as one condition of its use, to grant liberal loans to their poor brethren; and every Seven years, the outstanding loans were to become gifts, and could not be reclaimed
Roland de Lattre - A setting of the Seven Penitential Psalms 100 settings of the Magnificat, fifty masses, and 516 motetti are among his works extant
University of Paris - It was composed of Seven groups, the faculty of arts comprising the four nations, French, English, Norman, and Picard and the three superior faculties of theology, law, and medicine
Sisters of the Holy Family -(Bordeaux) - The Seven distinct branches of the association are: ...
Sisters of the Holy Family proper, or Solitary Sisters, devoted to contemplation
Sisters of Saint Joseph, in charge of orphanages
Sisters of Loreto, conducting private day schools and boarding schools
Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, educational and nursing
Sisters of Hope, care of the sick
Field Sisters, maintaining agricultural orphanages
Sisters of Saint Martha, the lay sisters of the above congregations
The Institute has over 200 houses, in France, England, Italy, Spain, Ceylon, India, South Africa, Canada, the United States, and South America
Famine - The most remarkable one was that of Seven years in Egypt, while Joseph was governor, Genesis 41:1-57
Egypt, Plagues of - Of the ten plagues Seven were directly wrought through the agency of Moses and Aaron, or of Moses alone
Per'Gamos - One of "the Seven churches of Asia" was in Pergamos
Nicolas - Nicolas, one of the Seven appointed to look after the ministration of alms to the Hellenist widows, is described in the Acts as a proselyte of Antioch (Acts 6:5)
Sheba - An oath, Seven. shebha', "seven" or "an oak
Rachel - Jacob worked Seven years for Laban as payment for Rachel, but when the wedding day came, Laban deceived Jacob by giving him the older daughter, Leah, instead. After the wedding festivities he gave Rachel also to Jacob, but made Jacob work for him an extra Seven years as payment for her
Nicolas - Among the Seven chosen in Acts 6:1-15 to minister to the Hellenists or Greek-speaking Jews, was Nicolas, a ‘proselyte of Antioch. ...
Nicolas is not further mentioned in NT, but Irenæus and Hippolytus assert that he was the founder of the Nicolaitans of Revelation 2:6 ; Revelation 2:15 (if indeed a real sect is there meant); and Lightfoot thinks that ‘there might well be a heresiarch among the Seven’ ( Galatians 6:1-18 , p
Rome - Rome, as a persecuting power, is referred to by the "seven heads" and "seven mountains" in Revelation 17:9, and is probably described under the name of "Babylon" elsewhere in the same hook
Angels of the Seven Churches - ANGELS OF THE Seven CHURCHES ( Revelation 1:20 ; Revelation 1:2-3 ). It might seem to be against this ideal view that the Seven churches, as candlesticks, are definitely distinguished from the Seven angels, as stars ( Revelation 1:12 ; Revelation 1:16 ; Revelation 1:20 )
Ahasuerus - Ahasuerus reigned Seven and a half years. In his Seventh year Ahasuerus replaced Vashti by marrying Esther (Esther 2:16), after gathering all the fair young virgins to Shushan: so Xerxes in his Seventh year, on his defeat and return from Greece, consoled himself with the pleasures of the harem, and offered a reward for the inventor of a new pleasure (Herodotus 9:108). Darius Hystaspis was the first Persian king who reigned "from India (which he first subdued) to Ethiopia" (Esther 1:1); also the first who imposed a stated tribute on the provinces, voluntary presents having been customary before; also the first who admitted the Seven princes to see the king's face; the Seven conspirators who slew Pseudo-Smerdis having stipulated, before it was decided which of them was to have the crown, for special privileges, and this one in particular
Fabianus, Bishop of Rome - 530) and in later editions of the Liber Pontificalis it is added that he made also Seven subdeacons to superintend the Seven notaries appointed to record faithfully the acts of the martyrs; also that he caused to be brought to Rome by sea the body of Pontianus (the predecessor of his predecessor Anteros), martyred in Sardinia, and buried it in the cemetery of Callixtus on the Appian Way; in which cemetery he too was buried. , and in the main by the Bollandists) of his having been the founder of the Seven Gallic churches of Toulouse, Arles, Tours, Paris, Narbonne, Clermont, Limoges; to which he is said to have sent respectively Saturninus, Trophimus, Gratianus, Dionysius, Paulus, Astremonius, and Martialis as missionary bishops
Saturninus - Irenaeus says that Saturninus like Menander ascribed the ultimate origin of things to a Father unknown to all; and taught that this Father made angels archangels powers authorities but that the world and the things therein were made by a certain company of Seven angels in whom no doubt we are to recognize the rulers of the Seven planetary spheres. ...
Saturninus further taught that the God of the Jews was one of the Seven creator angels
Levirate Law - In stating their problem they brought forward a case of Seven brothers who one after the other married the same woman. ...
The problem propounded by the Sadducees may be thus stated:—The Levirate law was enacted by Moses, and there was a case of Seven brothers who in obedience to it married, one after the other, the same woman, who herself died after the death of the last of the Seven. In the resurrection, since they all had her, whose wife shall she be of the Seven? Jesus in His answer to the Sadducees did not discuss the justice or injustice of the Levirate law, or examine the purpose of Moses in decreeing it; but, asserting that they had erred, not knowing the Scriptures or the power of God, He showed them that in the resurrection men neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven; and then He proceeded to declare that belief in immortality is involved in our consciousness of the being of God
Pentecost - " It was celebrated on the fiftieth day—hence the name—after the passover, reckoning from the second day of the passover—the 16th of Nisan—Leviticus 23:11; Leviticus 23:15, to the morrow after the end of the Seventh week. In some branches of the Christian Church pentecost is celebrated Seven weeks after Easter, in commemoration of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the disciples, as the birthday of the Christian Church
Lamb - The lamb is sometimes portrayed standing bearing a cross or banner, or lying as if slain, on a book closed with Seven seals, as described by Saint John in the Apocalypse
Franz Haydn - The "Seven Words" and the "Seasons" are well-known oratorios
Minims, Order of - For fifty-seven years the Minims had no written rule, but in 1493, the first rule, which was almost a copy of that of Saint Francis of Assisi, was confirmed by Pope Alexander VI
Order of Minims - For fifty-seven years the Minims had no written rule, but in 1493, the first rule, which was almost a copy of that of Saint Francis of Assisi, was confirmed by Pope Alexander VI
Hre - Its history is inextricably bound up with that of the Papacy and of Germany; its throne, at first nominative, came to be elective, the electors being Seven princes of the Empire, of whom three were the Archbishops of Mainz, Cologne, and Trier; it was abolished by Napoleon in 1806, many centuries after it had lost all vestiges of real political importance
Daughter-in-Law - Ruth was hailed as more to Naomi than Seven sons (Ruth 4:15 )
Zoan - It was built Seven years after Hebron in Palestine (Numbers 13:22 )
Despondency: Its Quick Eye For Evils - Not one thought or word had he for the fourteen hundred and ninety-seven seats that were filled
Stylites - Simeon Stylites, a famous anchoret in the fifth century, who first took up his abode on a column six cubits high; then on a second of twelve cubits; a third of twenty-two; a fourth of thirty-six; and on another of forty cubits, where he thus passed thirty-seven years of his life
Michmash - ” City in Benjamin about Seven miles northeast of Jerusalem, four and a half miles northeast of Gibeah, rising 1980 feet above sea level overlooking a pass going from the Jordan River to Ephraim
Tirzah - Archaeological discoveries, coupled with biblical references, suggest that Tirzah is to be identified with modern tell el-Fara, a tell of extraordinary size about Seven miles northeast of Shechem
Nahash - So sure was he of their helplessness that he allowed them Seven days’ respite in which to appeal for help
Red Heifer - The rite involved: slaughter of a sacrificially acceptable heifer outside the camp; sprinkling blood toward the tent of meeting Seven times; burning the entire heifer, including its blood and dung, together with cedarwood, hyssop, and scarlet thread (compare Leviticus 14:4 ); and storing the ash in a clean place outside the camp. Impure persons and objects were sprinkled on the third and Seventh days after contamination to remove uncleanness
Nail - The nails used in the crucifixion of Jesus were likely iron spikes five to Seven inches long (John 20:25 )
Holy Place - Inside the holy place, just in front of the veil screening the entrance of the holy of holies, stood the altar of incense; along the north wall stood the table of the shewbread, and the ten lamp-stands, five on the right side and five on the left, which seem to have superseded the Seven-branched lamp-stand of the Tabernacle
Holy Roman Empire - Its history is inextricably bound up with that of the Papacy and of Germany; its throne, at first nominative, came to be elective, the electors being Seven princes of the Empire, of whom three were the Archbishops of Mainz, Cologne, and Trier; it was abolished by Napoleon in 1806, many centuries after it had lost all vestiges of real political importance
Anna - After Seven years of married life she had given up all other concerns to join the women who devoted themselves to a continual attendance at the temple services "night and day"; "a widow indeed" (1 Timothy 5:5)
Asia - It will be seen in a map that all the Seven churches of Asia, mentioned in the Revelation, are in the above named district
Salt, Valley of - Grove objects to this identification with the plain intervening between the Dead Sea and the heights which cross the valley Seven miles to the S
Galley - They have three masts and thirty two banks of oars each bank containing two oars, and each oar managed by six or Seven slaves
Jehoiachin - His reign had lasted only three months, but his confinement in Babylon extended until the death of Nebuchadrezzar thirty-seven years
Cart - After retaining the ark amongst them for Seven months, the Philistines sent it back to the Israelites
Tabor - A conspicuous mountain in Galilee, about Seven miles east of Nazareth
Empire, Holy Roman - Its history is inextricably bound up with that of the Papacy and of Germany; its throne, at first nominative, came to be elective, the electors being Seven princes of the Empire, of whom three were the Archbishops of Mainz, Cologne, and Trier; it was abolished by Napoleon in 1806, many centuries after it had lost all vestiges of real political importance
Dan - It is worthy farther remark, that though in the first instance of Dan there were no very promising prospects of a numerous race, Dan himself having but one son, (Genesis 46:23) yet, at the children of Israel's leaving Egypt, the tribe of Dan amounted to "threescore and two thousand, Seven hundred men," all that were able to go forth to war
Lamp - Oil for the light is further exemplified in the candlestick in Zechariah 4 , where the Seven lamps are furnished with oil by pipes from two olive trees: to these God's two witnesses in a future day are compared
Philadelphia - a city of Lydia, in Asia Minor, and one of the Seven churches of Asia. It derived its name from Attalus Philadelphus, its founder; and was seated on a branch of Mount Tmolus, about twenty-five miles southeast of Sardis, and Seventy, in nearly the same direction, from Smyrna. It suffered greatly, in common with all this part of Asia, in the terrible earthquake during the reign of Tiberius, and in the Seventeenth year of the Christian era
Dragon - James Hurdis, in a dissertation relative to this subject, observes, that the word translated "whales," in Genesis 1:21 , occurs twenty-seven times in Scripture; and he attempts, with much ingenuity, to prove that it every where signifies the crocodile
Deacon, - This name is generally applied to the Seven who were chosen to superintend the distribution of the funds of the church in Acts 6:3 ; but they are not there called deacons, and though the name may be applicable to them, yet it cannot be restricted to such service
Unicorn - " The word occurs Seven times in the Old Testament
Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Other rosaries are more properly called beads, as the beads of the Immaculate Conception, the beads of the Seven Dolors, the Blessed Sacrament beads
Haydn, Franz Joseph - The "Seven Words" and the "Seasons" are well-known oratorios
Rabbabbi - ...
Another form of the word was rabban or rabbon, from which comes also rabboni, John 20:16 ; this was regarded as the highest title of honor, and was never formally bestowed on more than Seven persons, who all belonged to the celebrated school of Hillel, and were preeminently distinguished by their rank and learning
Naaman - He was afflicted with the leprosy; but was miraculously cured, on washing Seven times in the Jordam, Leviticus 14:7 , according to the direction of Elisha, 2 Kings 5:1 - 27 ; Luke 4:27
Trumpet - ...
The feast of Trumpets was kept on the first day of the Seventh month of the sacred year, which was the first of the civil year, called Tishri. In addition to the daily and the monthly sacrifices, Numbers 28:11-15 , a solemn holocaust was offered in the name of the whole nation, of a bullock, a ram, a kid, and Seven lambs of the same year, with offerings of flour and wine, as usual with these sacrifices
Pisgah - Hither the Israelites journeyed from Bamoth, and there took place the extraordinary episode of Balaam, who on the top of Pisgah built Seven altars ( Numbers 23:14 )
Penitential Psalms - There are no prayers more fitted forpenitent sinners than the Seven Penitential Psalms, if we enterinto the feelings of compunction, love, devotedness andconfidence with which the Royal Psalmist was penetrated
Seventy Weeks of Daniel - The Seventy weeks are divided into three parts, namely, Seven, sixty-two, and one. The first period of Seven weeks refers to the building of the street and the wall, or moat, in troublous times, of which times an account is found in the book of Nehemiah. ...
This leaves the last week of the Seventy. The prophecy is concerning Israel; the present period (during which the church is being formed) comes in parenthetically, and occupies no part of the Seventy weeks. The last week, in agreement with the above, will occupy a period of Seven years. This head makes a covenant with Israel for Seven years, but breaks it in the middle of the week; causes the sacrifice and the oblation to cease; and dire desolation by the Assyrian closes the scene. And so it is: the period of three and a half years is pointed out no fewer than Seven times, as follows:...
Daniel 7:25 ; "time, times, and dividing of times " (that the word 'times' refers to 'years' cf. "...
Seeing however that the Lord Jesus is referred to in the Seventy Weeks, not only in His being 'cut off' but also in His coming again to subdue His enemies, to bless His ancient people Israel, and to establish His kingdom on earth, it becomes His saints to study such a prophecy as this, and to be assured that nothing can happen to hinder or set aside the purposes of God: all is being ordered, and is hastening on to the time when the Lord Jesus will be acknowledged on earth as King of kings and Lord of lords
Mufti - Such outward honour is paid to the Mufti, that the grand seignior himself rises up to him, and advances Seven steps towards him when he comes into his presence. If he is convicted of treason, or any very great crime, he is put into a mortar kept for that purpose in the Seven towers of Constantinople, and pounded to death
Hebron - One of the most ancient cities of Canaan, being built Seven years before Tanis, the capital of Lower Egypt, Numbers 13:22 . It was David's seat of government during the Seven years when he reigned over Judah only, 2 Samuel 2:3 5:5
Stars - Revelation 1:20 ‘the Seven stars are the angels of the Seven churches’). ’ Special numbers of stars are mentioned; in Rev ( Revelation 1:16 ; Revelation 12:1 ), the Seven stars and twelve stars illustrate a conventional use of those numbers common in apocalyptic literature. In the OT the Seven stars of the AV Deacon - ...
Many interpreters believe that the account of the choosing of the Seven in Acts 6:1 describes the selection of the first deacons, although the term diakonos is not used in the passage and the term diakonia (“service” or “ministry”) is used only for the work of the twelve. The tasks that the Seven performed, however, later seem to be principal functions of deacons. On the other hand, two of the Seven, Stephen and Philip, are known to us as prominent preachers and evangelists, roles which may not have been common for deacons. The Seven were set apart for their task in a ceremony in which the apostles “laid their hands on them” ( Acts 6:6 )
Giant - The ancients considered persons whose stature exceeded Seven feet as gigantic. In Plott's "History of Staffordshire," there is an instance of a man of Seven feet and a half high, and another, in Thoresby's account of Leeds, of Seven feet five inches high. Examples may be found elsewhere of several individuals Seven feet in height, below which, after the opinion of the ancients, we may cease to consider men gigantic
Nile - Osburn, in his "Monumental History of Egypt," thinks that the cause of the Seven years of plenty was the bursting of the barriers (and gradually wearing them away) of "the great lake of Ethiopia," which once existed on the upper Nile, thus bringing more water and more sediment to lower Egypt for those years. There is another instance of a Seven-years famine-A. The river was famous for its Seven branches, and under the Roman dominion eleven were counted, of which, however, there were but Seven principal ones
Revelation, the - "Things that are " — namely, the Seven specified churches as then existing in Asia, Revelation 2 , Revelation 3 . It is evident that "after these" refers to the removal of the entire church from earth, and not simply to the disappearance of the Seven particular churches named. The whole of the Revelation was addressed to the Seven churches (as representing the whole church), though each assembly had also a short address especially to itself. After the introduction, Christ is seen in the midst of the Seven golden candlesticks, which represent the Seven churches as lightbearers. Christ has Seven stars in His right hand, and the stars are the angels of the Seven churches, that is, representative, as if the spirit of each church were personified. ...
Revelation 2 and Revelation 3 contain the addresses to the Seven churches: the number Seven is symbolical of completeness, and we may thus assume that these churches represented the whole; and, while actually existing at the time, are selected as showing the various features which become successively apparent in the church to the end: the end being made manifest by the presentation of the coming of the Lord to the last four churches. These Seven addresses may be described as God's view of the church in its various phases given prophetically. And when he looked he saw a Lamb as it had been slain, who has the Seven spirits of God, and He takes the book. ...
Revelation 6 The 'book' spoken of in Revelation 5 had Seven seals, which are opened consecutively. Six of the seals are opened, but before the opening of the Seventh seal a parenthetical chapter ( Revelation 7 ) intervenes. Under the altar are seen the souls of the martyrs (especially those slain during the first half of Daniel's Seventieth week: cf. The Seventh seal introduces the Seven trumpets, which have in them something of the nature of a final summons. The prayers of the saints, presented by an angel distinct from those having the Seven trumpets, while fragrant before God, bring, as their consequence, judgements on the earth. ...
Revelation 10 to end of Revelation 11:13 , is a parenthesis, before the Seventh trumpet. The holy city will be trodden under foot of the nations 42 months, the latter half of Daniel's Seventieth week. ...
The Seventh trumpet. The dragon gives to the beast his power and throne and great authority, and it continues 42 months — the last half of Daniel's Seventieth week. It presents also the coming out of the Seven angels from the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony, having the Seven vials, or bowls, of the wrath of God. ...
Seventh vial. A vision concerning the great harlot, which may be identified with Jezebel (in the address to Thyatira) and from the description given, may be recognised as the Romish Papal system, is brought under the notice of John by one of the angels of the Seven last plagues. Seven kings, heads or forms of government, are spoken of, of which five were fallen, one existed, and one was still to come, remaining but a little while. The beast, the final form, is the eighth, but morally of the Seven, and goes into destruction. The bride is shown to John (as had been the harlot) by one of the angels that had the Seven last plagues, in the glories that distinguish her as the seat of heavenly light and rule
Nile - The Nile had Seven mouths, of which the western (the Canopic) and the eastern (the Pelusiac) were the most important. The ‘seven lean years’ in Genesis is paralleled by an Egyptian tradition of a much earlier Seven years’ famine under the 3rd Dyn
Nile - These branches of the Nile the ancients commonly reckoned to be Seven. It is probable, that, while in these countries, on the occasion referred to, the Seven years' famine was the result of the absence of rain, in Egypt it was brought about by the inundation being withheld: and the consternation of the Egyptians, at witnessing this phenomenon for Seven successive years, may easily be conceived
Sabbath - In the Genesis story of creation, God ceased from his work of creation after six days, then rested on the Seventh (Genesis 2:1-3). It seems that from early times people in general recognized a week of Seven days (Genesis 8:10; Genesis 8:12; Genesis 29:27), and God’s people in particular ceased their work one day in Seven. ...
God’s appointment for Israel...
When God formally established Israel as his people and gave them his laws, one of the laws was that they had to rest from their work every Seventh day. ...
Working animals, such as oxen and donkeys, also had rest one day in Seven (Deuteronomy 5:14; cf. Nehemiah 13:15-21), and the land had rest one year in Seven (Leviticus 25:3-4; see SABBATICAL YEAR). The one-day-in-seven rest is a reminder to them that when work so dominates them that they have no time to cease from it, then it has become a god
Jubilee - This was the fiftieth year, coming at the end of every Seventh Sabbatical year. The trumpet of the Jubilee was sounded in the tenth day of the Seventh month, on the great day of atonement. With this must be considered the SABBATICAL YEAR, which occurred every Seven years. "Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, and gather in the fruit thereof; but in the Seventh year shall be a sabbath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for Jehovah: thou shalt neither sow thy field, nor prune thy vineyard. These tables represent the last Seven years before the Jubilee. In the above tables it will be seen there would have been but five harvests in the Seven years. Then the question arises, Did the Jubilee commence at the end of the Seventh Sabbatical year, as in table A ? If so there would be then three years without any harvest. Some however judge that the Jubilee year was really half of the Seventh Sabbatical year, and half of the first year of the following Seven, as in table B. This seems confirmed by the trumpet being sounded on the 10th day of the Seventh month. " In Jeremiah 25:11,12 ; Jeremiah 29:10 ; Daniel 9:2 the actual desolation is said to be Seventy years. And as the land was to have rested one year in every Seven, it follows that the 70 answering to 70 × 7 = 490 years
Jericho - "By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about Seven days" (whereas sieges often last for years) (Hebrews 11:30). Six successive days the armed host marched round the city, the priests bearing the ark, as symbol of His presence, in the middle between the armed men in front and the rereward or rearguard, and Seven priests sounding Seven ramshorn (rather Jubilee) trumpets, the sign of judgment by "the breath of His mouth"; compare the Seven trumpets that usher in judgments in Revelation, especially Revelation 11:13; Revelation 11:15. ...
On the Seventh day they compassed Jericho Seven times, and at the Seventh time the priests blew one long blast, the people shouted, and the wall fell flat
Hormah - Some identify it with tell Masos about Seven miles east of Beersheba
Hodaviah - The listing of Seven brothers may be a cryptic note of hope in the Davidic dynasty for the Jewish community after the Exile
Asia - Seven are enumerated in Revelation 1:1-20 ; Revelation 2:1-29 ; Revelation 3:1-22 , which is post-Pauline
Modin - Simon here built an elaborate monument with Seven pyramids, commemorative of his father, mother, and four brethren, with great pillars around, and bas-reliefs of military and naval triumphs
Shew-Bread, - " Shew-bread was unleavened bread placed upon a table which stood in the sanctuary together with the Seven-branched candlestick and the altar of incense
Fish - About thirty-seven different kinds have been found
Lovingkindness - For the combination of ‘lovingkindness’ with ‘faithfulness’ see Psalms 89:1-52 , where each word occurs Seven times, and cf
Lock - The bolt was generally Seven to nine inches long for an interior door, fourteen inches to two feet for an outside door
Obed - the barren hath borne Seven
Add - To set or put together, join or unite, as one thing or sum to another, in an agreegate as, add three to four, the sum is Seven
Blow - It is found Seven times with this meaning in the story of the conquest of Jericho ( Silver - ...
Silver is found in the earth (Job 28:1 ), and before it can be compared to 'the words of the Lord' it must be purified Seven times
Authorized Version - Forty-seven scholars were appointed to the work, and in less than three years they completed their labor, which has since been known as the Authorized Version, or the King James Bible
Lamb (Male) - “And Abraham set Seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves” ( Candlestick - It consisted of a pedestal; an upright shaft; six arms, three on one side, and three on the opposite side of the shaft; and Seven lamps surmounting the shaft and arms
Evangelist - Thus Philip, "one of the Seven," is called an "evangelist
Dragon, - In Revelation 12:3 the "great red dragon, having Seven heads and ten horns," is symbolical of Satan's power in the form of the Roman empire: it endeavoured, in the person of Herod, to destroy Christ when born
Anna - She was married early, and had lived only Seven years with her husband
Odd - Not even not divisible into equal numbers as one, three, five, Seven, &c
Languish - She that hath borne Seven languisheth
Dove - In Palestine Seven varieties of the Columbœ are found
Try - To purify to refine as silver Seven times tried
Ear - "He that hath ears to hear, let him hear" was said by the Lord to His hearers, and to each of the Seven churches in Asia, and also said when the beast, representing the future Roman power, is worshipped, signifying that a spiritual discernment was needed to catch the meaning of what was uttered
Theognostus, a Priest of Alexandria - He composed a work called Hypotyposes in Seven books, still extant when Photius wrote ( Cod
Stephen - Ramsay) that presbyters had yet been appointed, though they soon followed; but in Acts 6:1-15 Seven persons, commonly (but not in NT) called ‘deacons,’ all but one probably Hellenistic or Greek-speaking Jews (see art. Of the Seven, Stephen was the most prominent
Naaman - ’ On his arrival Naaman receives a message to the effect that he is to wash in the river Jordan Seven times; his objection that the prophet ought to work the miracle ‘in the name of the Lord his God’ seems very justifiable; upon the advice, however, of his servants he dips himself Seven times in the Jordan, and is healed
Trumpets, Feast of - ) Besides the daily sacrifices and the eleven victims of the new moon, the ordinary feast of the first day of the month, there were offered a young bullock, a ram, and Seven first year lambs, with meat offerings and a kid for a sin offering, it was one of the Seven days of holy convocation, moadim ; the other new moons were not, like it, days of sacred rest and convocation, though they were marked by a blowing of trumpets over the burnt offerings
Fat - Genesis 41:20 (a) This is a type of the Seven prosperous and fruitful years which were to precede the Seven years of drought and dearth
Ninevites - ...
O my God, Seven times Seven are my transgressions,...
My transgressions are ever before me
Pen'Tecost, - From the sixteenth of Nisan Seven weeks were reckoned inclusively, and the next or fiftieth day was the day of Pentecost, which fell on the sixth of Sivan (about the end of May). The other sacrifices were, a burnt offering of a young bullock, two, rams and Seven lambs with a meat and drink offering, and a kid for a sin offering
Leprosy - They were then sprinkled by the priest with the blood of the bird Seven times, after which they washed and shaved. After waiting a further Seven days, they offered sacrifices, then resumed normal religious, social and family life (Leviticus 14:10-32)
Laban (2) - Ungenerously, he took 14 years of Jacob his nephew's service, when Jacob had covenanted with him for Seven only; he tried to retain his labour without paying his labour's worth (Genesis 31). ; on the third day Laban heard of it, and after Seven days overtook him E. " (On the length of Jacob's service, 40 years probably, Jacob Laban imposed at the first Seven years' close the unattractive Leah on him instead of the younger Rachel whom he loved and for whom he had served
Uncleanness - ...
That graver sort which defiled for Seven days, and was removed by the use of the "water of separation;" such were all defilements connected with the human corpse. The corpse bequeathed a defilement of Seven days to all who handled it, to the "tent" or chamber of death, and to sundry things within it. Besides the water of purification made as afore said, men and women, in their "issues," were, after Seven days, reckoned from the cessation of the disorder, to bring two turtle-doves or young pigeons to be killed by the priests
Horn - ...
Revelation 5:6 (a) These represent the Seven-fold aspect of the Holy Spirit in His power as the Seven eyes represent the Seven aspects of the Spirit's knowledge
Philip the Evangelist - Out of the Seven Grecian (as the Greek names of all the Seven imply) superintendents of the distribution of alms, appointed in consequence of the complaints of partiality to the Hebrew Christian widows, made by the Grecians or Hellenist Christians. His title now was "evangelist" besides being "of the Seven
Festivals - Many of them were timed according to cycles of Seven. The cycle of the week with its climax on the Seventh day, provided the cyclical basis for much of Israel's worship: as the Seventh day was observed, so was the Seventh month (which contained four of the national festivals), and the Seventh year, and the fiftieth year (the year of Jubilee), which followed Seven cycles each of Seven years. Not only were the festivals as a whole arranged with reference to the cycle of the week (Sabbath), two of them (the feast of unleavened bread and the feast of tabernacles) lasted for Seven days each. Pentecost also was celebrated on the fifteenth of the month and began fifty days after the presentation of the firstfruits—the day following Seven times Seven weeks. The new moon of the Seventh month apparently received special attention (Leviticus 23:24 ; Numbers 29:1-6 ; Ezra 3:6 ; Nehemiah 8:2 ). It was on the first day of the Seventh month that Ezra read the law before the public assembly (Nehemiah 7-8:2 ). ...
The Passover was also called the feast of unleavened bread (Exodus 23:15 ; Deuteronomy 16:16 ) because only unleavened bread was eaten during the Seven days immediately following Passover (Exodus 12:15-20 ; Exodus 13:6-8 ; Deuteronomy 16:3-8 ). It was celebrated Seven complete weeks, or fifty days, after Passover (Leviticus 23:15-16 ; Deuteronomy 16:9 ); therefore, it was given the name Pentecost. ...
Essentially a harvest celebration, the term “weeks” was used of the period of grain harvest from the barley harvest to the wheat harvest, a period of about Seven weeks. ...
The Day of Atonement The third annual festival came on the tenth day of the Seventh month (Tishri-Sept
Leaven - matstsoth]'>[1] shall be consumed during the Seven days; and there shall not be seen with thee fermented things [2], and there shall not be seen with thee leavened mass [3] in all thy borders
Mainz, Germany, City of - In 863 the office of Archchancellor of Germany was conferred on the archbishop, and in 1263 he was appointed one of the Seven electors of the emperor and convener of the electoral college
Frederick ii (2) - Victories during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) placed Prussia at the head of the European powers and Frederick, whose absolutism was motivated always by the greater good of the state, undertook improvements at home
Frederick the Great - Victories during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) placed Prussia at the head of the European powers and Frederick, whose absolutism was motivated always by the greater good of the state, undertook improvements at home
Dioceses, Cardinalitial - In the 8th century there is reference (Vita Stephani, III) to the ancient custom by which Seven of these bishops celebrated Mass in turn in place of the pope and were called episcopi cardinales as they were permanently attached to the cardo, or cathedral church of Rome
Dioceses, Suburbicarian - In the 8th century there is reference (Vita Stephani, III) to the ancient custom by which Seven of these bishops celebrated Mass in turn in place of the pope and were called episcopi cardinales as they were permanently attached to the cardo, or cathedral church of Rome
Pentecost - From the sixteenth of the month of Nisan (the second day of the Passover), Seven complete weeks, i
Cardinalitial Dioceses - In the 8th century there is reference (Vita Stephani, III) to the ancient custom by which Seven of these bishops celebrated Mass in turn in place of the pope and were called episcopi cardinales as they were permanently attached to the cardo, or cathedral church of Rome
Eshtaol - ...
As Kirjath Jearim is now Kuriet-el-Enab, and Zorah is Suz'ah, Seven miles S
Mary Magdalen, Saint - She is mentioned as the sinner (Luke 7), who bathed the feet of Christ; as Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus (Luke 10 and John 11); and later as Mary Magdalen (Luke 8), who ministered to Christ, by whom she was freed from Seven devils
Blue - ) One of the Seven colors into which the rays of light divide themselves, when refracted through a glass prism; the color of the clear sky, or a color resembling that, whether lighter or darker; a pigment having such color
Lydia - His kingdom was captured by Cyrus, who Seven years later captured Babylon and freed the exiles
Miriam - She was healed following Moses' intercessory prayer and a Seven-day quarantine (Numbers 12:15 )
Yield - ) To give in return for labor expended; to produce, as payment or interest on what is expended or invested; to pay; as, money at interest yields six or Seven per cent
Anna - She had attained a great age, upwards of a hundred years, since she had been a wife for Seven years and a widow for eighty-four (see RV Thick - ) Measuring in the third dimension other than length and breadth, or in general dimension other than length; - said of a solid body; as, a timber Seven inches thick
Miriam - She was made to go outside the camp Seven days
Eli - And though the Lord deferred the threatened punishment of his two sons for near twenty and Seven years, yet he allowed them still to minister in the service of the sanctuary
Gaul - 250by Seven Roman bishops has been more or less accepted
Hermon - At about six or Seven hours' distance eastward, stood, within view, Nazareth, and the two mountains Tabor and Hermon
Abiram - Hiel of Bethel, about five hundred and thirty-seven years after this imprecation, having undertaken to rebuild Jericho, whilst he was laying the foundation of it, lost his eldest son, Abiram, 1 Kings 16:34 ; and Segub, the youngest, when they set up the gates of it; a remarkable instance of a prophetic denunciation fulfilled, perhaps on a person who would not credit the tradition, or the truth of the prediction
Leaven - The Hebrews were forbidden by the law to eat leavened bread, or a food with leaven in it, during the Seven days of the passover, Exodus 12:15-19 ; Leviticus 2:11
Stork - The black pinions of the stork, suddenly expanded from their white body, have a striking effect, having a spread of nearly Seven feet, and the bird on the wing, showing its long, bright-red bill and steering itself by its long red legs, stretched out far behind its tail, is a noble sight
Laodicea - 63, and is one of the Seven which received special messages from Christ after his ascension, Revelation 1:11 3:14-22
Kadesh or Kadesh-Barnea - Robinson found a watering place answering well to the indications in Scripture, on the western border of El-Arabah, about twenty-seven miles from the Dead Sea
Candlestick - It consisted of a pedestal; an upright shaft; six arms, three on one side and three on the opposite side of the shaft; and Seven lamps surmounting the shaft and arms
Suburbicarian Dioceses - In the 8th century there is reference (Vita Stephani, III) to the ancient custom by which Seven of these bishops celebrated Mass in turn in place of the pope and were called episcopi cardinales as they were permanently attached to the cardo, or cathedral church of Rome
Yard - It is just Seven niths of the Paris ell
Mich'Mas - It has been identified with great probability in a village which still bears the name of Mukhmas , about Seven miles north of Jerusalem
Symphorianus, Martyr - Theodotus and the Seven Virgins of Ancyra
Hebron - A note of its antiquity is given in Numbers 13:22 , which states that it was ‘seven years older than Zoan in Egypt. Here David reigned Seven and a half years over Judah ( 2 Samuel 5:5 ), till his capture of Jerusalem from the Jebusites fixed there the capital of the country
Rending of Garments - It was not to be repaired in the case of mourning for parents till the time of mourning was past, but for others it might be loosely drawn together, leaving a ragged tear, after Seven days, and properly repaired after thirty days. A woman, however, might in all cases repair after Seven days
Do - It is the first of the Seven syllables used by the Italians as manes of musical tones, and replaced, for the sake of euphony, the syllable Ut, applied to the note C. In England and America the same syllables are used by mane as a scale pattern, while the tones in respect to absolute pitch are named from the first Seven letters of the alphabet
Deacon - To give the apostles more time for prayer and teaching, the church chose Seven men whom the apostles appointed over the work. Two of the Seven administrators were also very useful preachers (Acts 6:5; 1618529852_79; Acts 8:5)
Israel in Egypt - Levi lived only a hundred and thirty-seven years in all, and supposing (it can be approximately proved) that he lived in Egypt eighty-eight years, Jochebed was born during those years. If Moses was born when she was forty-seven years of age, and Moses was eighty years old at the Exodus, these sums (88 + 47 + 80 = 215 years) show that Israel may have been in Egypt about two hundred and fifteen years, and this is the period now generally supposed. Is this a greater number than could be the descendants of those who entered Egypt? This may be reckoned in two ways: if we deduct thirteen from the Seventy (for the family of Levi and for those who could not be called heads of families at that time) Deuteronomy 10:22 , the result gives fifty-seven heads of families; and if each had 14 children,...
In one generation there would be 798...
In the second 11,172...
In the third 156,408...
In the fourth 2,189,712...
To reckon fourteen children to each may seem a large number, but it must be remembered that there was the plurality of wives, and scripture speaks of their multiplying exceedingly. If the above fifty-seven are multiplied by 3
Revelation of John, the - 171), one of the Seven churches whose angel was reproved (Revelation 3:1), is said by Eusebius (H. These are testimonies of those contemporary with John's immediate successors, and connected with the region of the Seven churches to which Revelation is addressed. 170) refers to John, "Paul's predecessor," namely, in the apostleship, as writing to the Seven churches. ...
Papias, John's hearer and Polycarp's associate and bishop of Hierapolis near Laodicea (one of the Seven churches), attests its canonicity and inspiration (according to a scholium of Andreas of Cappadocia). The writer's addresses to the Seven churches of proconsular Asia accord with the tradition that after John's return from Patmos at Domitian's death he lived for long in Nerva's reign, and died at Ephesus in Trajan's time (Eusebius, H. One alone could use such authoritative language to the Seven churches, namely John, the last surviving apostle, who superintended all the churches. Also he commends Ephesus for trying and convicting "them which say they are apostles, and are not"; implying his own claim to prophetic inspiration (Revelation 2:2) as declaring in the Seven epistles Christ's will revealed through him. The inscription makes Revelation addressed to the Seven churches of Asia, i. Magnesia and Tralles; but John fixes on the sacred number Seven, implying totality and universality, to mark that his address under the Spirit is to the church of all places and ages; its various states of life or deadness the Seven churches represent, and are accordingly encouraged or warned. From Revelation 4 to Revelation 22 is mainly prophecy, with consolations and exhortations interspersed, similar to those addressed to the Seven churches (who represent the universal church of all ages), so that the beginning forms an appropriate introduction to the body of the book. The close of the Seven seals is couched in language which must refer to Christ's second coming; so the close of the Seven trumpets (Revelation 6:12-17; Revelation 8:1 ff; Revelation 11:15); so the vials (Revelation 16:17). " The Seven epistles exhibit the same anticipation of the end (Revelation 3:12, compare Revelation 21:2). a link chronologically connecting the sixth seal with the sixth trumpet (Revelation 9:13; Revelation 11:13; compare the Seventh seal, Revelation 16:17-18). Again, "the beast out of the bottomless pit," between the sixth and Seventh trumpets (Revelation 11:7), connects this series with the section Revelation 12; 13; 14; concerning the church and her adversaries the two beasts and the dragon
Children, Communion of - Before the age of discretion (about Seven years) they are not to be given Communion
Malta Country - In 1523 the Knights of Saint John settled in Malta, which Seven years later was bestowed upon them by the Emperor Charles V
Luke - On Paul's third visit to Philippi (20:5,6) we again meet with Luke, who probably had spent all the intervening time in that city, a period of Seven or eight years
James, Epistle of Saint - The first of the Seven so-called "Catholic" Epistles
Person - , 'an') eighth person" (RV, "with Seven others")
Truce of God - 1032, and continued for Seven years, in consequence of the methods which the bishop of Aquataine successfully employed to work upon the superstition of the times
Rizpah - " David inquired of the Gibeonites what satisfaction they demanded, and was answered that nothing would compensate for the wrong Saul had done to them but the death of Seven of Saul's sons
Felicitas, Martyr at Rome - 23; martyr at Rome with her Seven sons, under Antoninus Pius, and, according to their Acts, at his personal command, Publius being prefect of the city, c
Familiars of the Inquisition - When several persons are to be taken up at the same time, these familiars are commanded to order matters that they may know nothing of one another's being apprehended; and it is related, that a father and his three sons and three daughters, who lived together in the same house, were carried prisoners to the inquisition without knowing any thing of one another's being there till Seven years afterwards, when they that were alive were released by an act of faith
Nebo (2) - The tower of Nebo had the form of the Seven spheres
Pyramids - ” This may describe the first “step pyramid,” built by Djoser (Zoser) at Saqqara, but it was an injustice to those erected at Giza which represent one of the Seven wonders of the world
Tarshish - One of Seven leading officials of King Ahasuerus of Persia (Esther 1:14 )
Star - 1: ἀστήρ (Strong's #792 — Noun Masculine — aster — as-tare' ) "a star," Matthew 2:2-10 ; 24:29 ; Mark 13:25 ; 1 Corinthians 15:41 ; Revelation 6:13 ; 8:10-12 ; 9:1 ; 12:1,4 , isused metaphorically, (a) of Christ, as "the morning star," figurative of the approach of the day when He will appear as the "sun of righteousness," to govern the earth in peace, an event to be preceded by the rapture of the Church, Revelation 2:28 ; 22:16 , the promise of the former to the overcomer being suggestive of some special personal interest in Himself and His authority; (b) of the angels of the Seven churches, Revelation 1:16,20 ; 2:1 ; 3:1 ; (c) of certain false teachers, described as "wandering stars," Jude 1:13 , as if the "stars," intended for light and guidance, became the means of deceit by irregular movements
Epistle of Saint James - The first of the Seven so-called "Catholic" Epistles
Lectures, Religious - Beside lectures on the sabbath day, many think proper to preach on week days; sometimes at five in the morning, before people go to work, and at Seven in the evening, after they have done
Thessalonica - The names of Seven politarchs are given
Candlestick, - which Moses was commanded to make for the tabernacle, is described (Exodus 25:31-37 ; 37:17-24 ) It was not strictly a "candlestick," as it held Seven richly-adorned lamps
Year - The feast of Pentecost, called also feast of harvest and "day of first fruits," on the day which ended Seven weeks, counted from the 16th of the first month, that day being excluded. 4 The feast of trumpets, on the first day of the Seventh month. The day of atonement, a fast, on the tenth day of the Seventh month. The feast of tabernacles, or of gathering, from the 15th to the 22d day, inclusive, of the Seventh month
Lion - (1 Kings 13:24 ; 20:36 ) Among the Hebrews, and throughout the Old Testament, the lion was the achievement of the princely tribe of Judah, while in the closing book of the canon it received a deeper significance as the emblem of him who "prevailed to open the book and loose the Seven seals thereof
Candlestick, - which Moses was commanded to make for the tabernacle, is described (Exodus 25:31-37 ; 37:17-24 ) It was not strictly a "candlestick," as it held Seven richly-adorned lamps
Hebron - It was built "seven years before Zoan in Egypt" (Genesis 13:18 ; Numbers 13:22 ). When David became king of Judah this was his royal residence, and he resided here for Seven and a half years (2 Samuel 5:5 ); and here he was anointed as king over all Israel (2 Samuel 2:1-4,11 ; 1 Kings 2:11 )
Mithra - Its Seven stages of initiation prepared the initiate for ascent to the god of light. These stages corresponded to the Seven planetary spheres through which one must ascend to reach the abode of the blessed: the Raven, the Occult, the Soldier, the Lion, the Persian, the Runner of the Sun, and the Father
Antediluvians - ...
The genealogy in Genesis 4:1 is framed by two accounts of violence—1) the murder of Abel by Cain and God's promise of Seven-fold vengeance on anyone who harmed Cain ( Genesis 4:8-16 ), and Genesis 4:2 ) the war song of Lamech, threatening Seventy-seven fold vengeance for any injury (Genesis 4:23-24 )
Trump Trumpet - In Revelation 8:2; Revelation 8:6; Revelation 8:13; Revelation 9:14 we read of the Seven angels who sounded their Seven trumpets to the discomfiture of the earth. The mention of Seven trumpets in 1 Chronicles 15:24 and Nehemiah 12:41 is interesting in view of Revelation 8:2
Deacon - ...
In Acts the word diakonos is never once employed, but Acts 6:1-6 , where we read of the appointment of the Seven, sheds a ray of light on its history, and probably serves to explain how from the general sense of one who renders Christian service it came to be applied to a special officer of the Church. The Seven are nowhere called deacons, nor is there any real justification in the NT for the traditional description of them by that title. We can only infer that the diakonia of the deacons in Philippi and Ephesus, like the diakonia of the Seven in Jerusalem, was in the first place a ministry to the poor
Mystery - Thus, Revelation 1:20 , "The mystery," that is, the spiritual meaning, "of the Seven stars: The Seven stars are the angels of the Seven churches
Naaman - A little Israelitish captive maiden tells him of the fame and skill of Elisha, and he is cured by him by following his simple directions to bathe in the Jordan Seven times
Astronomy - Mention is made of the "morning star" (Revelation 2:28 ; Compare Isaiah 14:12 ), the "seven stars" and "Pleiades," "Orion," "Arcturus," the "Great Bear" (Amos 5:8 ; Job 9:9 ; 38:31 ), "the crooked serpent," Draco (Job 26:13 ), the Dioscuri, or Gemini, "Castor and Pollux" (Acts 28:11 )
Loan - At the end of Seven years all debts were remitted. The Hebrew debtor could not be retained in bondage longer than the Seventh year, or at farthest the year of jubilee (Exodus 21:2 ; Leviticus 25:39,42 ), but foreign sojourners were to be "bondmen for ever" (Leviticus 25:44-54 )
Corruptions: Seen Even in Solitude - He had lived in this cell Seven cold winters, and after all his prayers, counting his beads, and separating from the rest of mankind, still corrupt nature was all alive within him
Temptation - Brooks, Owen, Gilpin, Capel and Gillespie on Temptation; South's Seven Sermons on Temptation, in the 6th vol
Philip - A respected member of the church at Jerusalem who was chosen as one of the Seven—first deacons (Acts 6:5 )
Sin: Power Over the Unregenerate - The great destroyer, who at other times is as a lion, often plays the part of a jackal, whose cry, when it finds its prey, is said to sound exactly like the words: ...
'Dead Hind, dead Hind! Where, where, where, where? Here, here, here, here!' ...
Nothing but the new life can secure a man from the worst fiends in the Pandemonium of vice, for they gather like a scattered pack to a feast when they hear their master cry: Dead sinner, dead sinner! ...
Where, where, where, where!Here, here, here, here! ...
Vices seldom come alone; where there is room for one devil, Seven other spirits more wicked than himself will find a lodging
Ishbosheth - Gilboa, he contested the throne of Israel with David for Seven years
Beast - The first beast arises out of the sea (Revelation 13:1 ), is Seven headed, and derives its authority from the dragon (Revelation 12:3 ; Revelation 13:4 )
Westminster Assembly - Six or Seven Independents were also added to them, that all sides might be heard. This assembly first met, July 1, 1643, in Henry the Seventh's Chapel
Arms - In botany, one of the Seven species of fulcra or props of plants, enumerated by Linne and others
Seal, Signet - ...
The roll in Revelation 5 had Seven seals, so arranged that by breaking one seal a certain portion could be unrolled; and each seal was broken in succession until the whole was revealed
Salmone - Assuming that the ship could have made good a course of less than Seven points from the wind, we arrive at the conclusion that the wind must have been between N
at the Cross Her Station Keeping - Sequence for the Masses of the feasts of the Seven Dolors on the Friday after Passion Sunday and on September 15,
Gibeonites - They claimed that as it was Saul who had sought to destroy them from remaining in any of the coasts of Israel, Seven of his descendants should be given to them
Tabernacles Feast of - During the Seven days of its celebration the people dwelt in booths made of the branches and leaves of trees, in commemoration of the 40 years' wandering in the wilderness. In every Seventh year during this festival, the law of Moses was read In the hearing of all the people
Heifer - ...
The animal was to be delivered to the priest, who was to lead her forth out of the camp, and there to slay her; the priest was then to take of the blood with his finger, and sprinkle it Seven times before the tabernacle, and afterward to burn the carcass: then to take cedar wood and hyssop, and scarlet wood, and cast them into the flames
Evangelists - Philip, who was one of the Seven deacons, is called "the evangelist" in Acts 21:8 ; and that St
Babel - The tower is represented as in the form of a pyramid, built in Seven receding stories, each placed upon the southwestern side of the one below, and each of the first three being 26 feet high, each of the last four being 15 feet high. On the Seventh story was a temple, containing, perhaps, a statue of the god Belus
Lion - Among the Hebrews, and throughout the Old Testament, the lion was the symbol of the princely tribe of Judah, while in the closing book of the Bible it received a deeper significance as the emblem of him who "prevailed to open the book, and to loose the Seven seals thereof
Zoan - Zoan was an exceedingly ancient city, built Seven years after Hebron
Sarah - Sarah lived to the age of one hundred and twenty-seven years
Gourd - Its leaves are large, and have six or Seven divisions, whence its name of Palma Christi
Science - One of the Seven liberal branches of knowledge, viz grammar, logic, rhetoric, arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and music
Wonder - The Seven wonders of the world were the Egyptian pyramids, the Mausoleum erected by Artemisia, the temple of Diana at Ephesus, the walls and hanging gardens of Babylon, the colossus at Rhodes, the statue of Jupiter Olympius, and the Pharos or watch-tower of Alexandria
om'ri - The city was taken, and Zimri perished in the flames of the palace, after a reign of Seven days
Mid'Ian - After a lapse of some years, the Midianites appear again as the enemies of the Israelites, oppressing them for Seven years, but are finally defeated with great slaughter by Gideon
Jew - ...
In the addresses to the Seven churches we twice read of those who "say they are Jews, and are not
New Moon - In addition to the daily sacrifice there were offered two young bullocks, a ram and Seven lambs of the first year as a burnt offering, with the proper meat offerings and drink offerings, and a kid as a sin offering. (1 Chronicles 113:31 ; 2 Chronicles 2:4 ; 8:13 ; 31;3 ; Ezra 3:5 ; Nehemiah 10:33 ; Ezekiel 45:17 ) The Seventh new moon of the religious year, being that of Tisri, commenced the civil year, and had a significance and rites of its own
Hellenist - To solve the problem the church chose Seven officials whom the apostles appointed to oversee the matter
Macrina, the Elder - In the persecution of Galerius and Maximin, Macrina and her husband, to save their lives, left home with a slender equipment and escaped to a hill forest of Pontus, where they are said to have lived in safe retirement for Seven years
Hebron - Built Seven years before Zoan in Egypt (Numbers 13:22). In Hebron, David reigned over Judah first for Seven and a half years (2 Samuel 5:5)
Year of Jubilee - The fiftieth year after Seven cycles of Seven years (Leviticus 25:10 ) in which Israel's land and people gained freedom
Key - ) A family of tones whose regular members are called diatonic tones, and named key tone (or tonic) or one (or eight), mediant or three, dominant or five, subdominant or four, submediant or six, supertonic or two, and subtonic or Seven. Chromatic tones are temporary members of a key, under such names as " sharp four," "flat Seven," etc
Hebron - one of the most ancient cities in the world; for it was built Seven years before Zoan, the capital of Lower Egypt, Numbers 13:22 . Hebron is computed to be twenty- Seven miles south-west of Jerusalem
Key - ) A family of tones whose regular members are called diatonic tones, and named key tone (or tonic) or one (or eight), mediant or three, dominant or five, subdominant or four, submediant or six, supertonic or two, and subtonic or Seven. Chromatic tones are temporary members of a key, under such names as " sharp four," "flat Seven," etc
Ephesus - This temple was Seven times set on fire: one of the principal conflagrations happened on the very day that Socrates was poisoned, four hundred years before Christ; the other, on the same night in which Alexander the Great was born, when a person of the name of Erostratus set it on fire, according to his own confession, to get himself a name! It was, however, rebuilt and beautified by the Ephesians, toward which the female inhabitants of the city contributed liberally. Ephesus was one of the Seven churches to which special messages were addressed in the book of Revelation. Its temple of Diana, "whom all Asia worshipped," was adorned with one hundred and twenty-seven columns of Parian marble, each of a single shaft, and sixty feet high, and which formed one of the Seven wonders of the world
jo'Seph - He is first mentioned when a youth, Seventeen years old. Joseph, being sent for, interpreted them in the name of God, foretelling the Seven years of plenty and the Seven years of famine. During the Seven plenteous years there was a very abundant produce, and he gathered the fifth part and laid it up. When the Seven good years had passed, the famine began. There is a tradition that he was one of the Seventy disciples
Philip the Evangelist - ‘Philip the Evangelist,’ or ‘Philip one of the Seven,’ or ‘Philip the Deacon’-these are the three names by which Philip is called, each of them intended to distinguish him from Philip the Apostle, with whom in both ancient and modern times he has often been confounded. As in Stephen’s case, so in Philip’s-we have no previous mention of him till he was elected to be one of the Seven (Acts 6:5). In the list of the Seven he comes second, next to Stephen. It seems, however, probable that the account we have of the appointment of the Seven, of the trial of Stephen (though not his speech, which was more probably derived from the reminiscences of St
Ark - It contained eight persons (Genesis 7:13 ; 2 Peter 2:5 ), and of all "clean" animals Seven pairs, and of "unclean" one pair, and of birds Seven pairs of each sort (Genesis 7:2,3 ). After the settlement of Israel in Palestine the ark remained in the tabernacle at Gilgal for a season, and was then removed to Shiloh till the time of Eli, between 300,400 years (Jeremiah 7:12 ), when it was carried into the field of battle so as to secure, as they supposed, victory to the Hebrews, and was taken by the Philistines (1 Samuel 4:3-11 ), who sent it back after retaining it Seven months (1 Samuel 5:7,8 )
Beast - ; Isaiah 1:21) sits first on the beast, which again is explained as "seven mountains upon which she sitteth"; probably Seven universal God-opposed empires (contrast Jeremiah 51:25 with Isaiah 2:2) of which the Seven-hilled Rome is the prominent embodiment, namely, Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Mede Persia, Greece, Rome (including the modern Latin kingdoms), and the Germano-Sclavonic empire
Catholic Epistles - The title ‘Catholic Epistles,’ as applied to a group of Seven Epistles in the NT, viz. 1, where he presumably makes use of an already current designation of that group of Seven (!) Epistles, which, though directed to particular communities, might nevertheless, so far as their character and contents are concerned, have been addressed to any community in Christendom, The title ‘Catholic Epistle,’ again, as applied to a particular letter, is used, c. The change by which the attribute ‘catholic’ came to signify the opposite of ‘non-apostolic’ or ‘uncanonical’ took place in the West, and it was there also that this group of Seven Epistles in the NT came to be known generally as the Canonical Epistles (cf
Lamp - ...
Exodus 25:37 (c) The lampstand had Seven branches, and these are generally taken to represent the Seven-fold Spirit of GOD who is the Spirit of light. The lamps represent the Holy Spirit of GOD in His Seven aspects, and as coming from the Lord JESUS who is the giver of the Holy Spirit. ...
Revelation 4:5 (a) The passage tells us that these lamps do represent the Holy Spirit in His wonderful Sevenfold aspect
Philip - One of the Seven deacons of the church at Jerusalem; also called "the Evangelist
Jacques Bossuet - After holding the post of archdeacon in Metz for Seven years, he returned to Paris where he devoted all his attention to preaching
Bellarmine, Robert, Saint - Some of his best known ascetical works are Ascent of the Mind to God (1615), and On the Seven Words of Christ (1618)
Delilah - On the third occasion Samson trifled so presumptuously with the divine gift committed to him as to suggest that his Seven consecrated locks should be woven with the web; when we go to the edge of temptation our gall is near
Aachen, Germany, City of - Charlemagne's remains are now in the Hungarian Chapel, where are also preserved four great relics, exhibited every Seven years: the Blessed Virgin's cloak; swaddling-clothes of the Infant Jesus; loin-cloth of Christ; and the cloth in which was wrapped Saint John the Baptist's head
Aix-la-Chapelle - Charlemagne's remains are now in the Hungarian Chapel, where are also preserved four great relics, exhibited every Seven years: the Blessed Virgin's cloak; swaddling-clothes of the Infant Jesus; loin-cloth of Christ; and the cloth in which was wrapped Saint John the Baptist's head
Pleiades - The Pleiades are those stars which form a cluster, vulgarly called the Seven stars, though even with a naked eye, in a clear night, more can be seen in the ring
Abel-Mizraim - The funeral celebration lasted for Seven days
Athanasius, Saint 2 May - As secretary to Bishop Alexander of Alexandria, he attended the Council of Nicea, 325, and upon Alexander's death, 328, succeeded as bishop; he spent Seventeen of the forty-six years of his episcopate in exile and fought for the acceptance of the Nicene Creed. Condemned at a council in Milan, 355, in which his enemies predominated, he was exiled to Egypt, where he lived among the monks for Seven years
Compact - A pipe of Seven reeds, compact with wax together
Empty - ...
Seven empty ears blasted with the east wind
Armenians - They have Seven sacraments; baptism, confirmation, penance, and Eucharist, extreme unction, orders, and matrimony
Apostolic Fathers - Seven epistles are supposed to have been written by him, but they have been grossly interpolated; eight or nine others are wholly spurious
Laban - He next is presented to us as beguiling that sister's son, who had sought a shelter in his house, and whose circumstances placed him at his mercy, of fourteen years' service, when he had covenanted with him for Seven only; endeavouring to retain his labour when he would not pay him his labour's worth, himself devouring the portion which he should have given to his daughters, counting them but as strangers, Genesis 31:15
Robert Bellarmine, Saint - Some of his best known ascetical works are Ascent of the Mind to God (1615), and On the Seven Words of Christ (1618)
Request - The weight of the golden ear-rings which he requested, was a thousand and Seven hundred shekels of gold
Hebron - According to Numbers 13:22 Hebron was “built” Seven years prior to Zoan, the Egyptian city of Tanis. ...
After the death of Saul, David settled in the city (2 Samuel 2:3 ) and made it his capital during the Seven years he ruled only Judah (1 Kings 2:11 )
Nazarite - Paul consented, paid the charges, and when the last Seven days of the vow began he went with them to live in the temple, giving the usual notice to the priests that he had joined in regular fashion, was a sharer with the four men, and that his vow would end with theirs. Nazarites retired to the temple during the last period of Seven days, because they could be secure there against any accidental defilement" (Lindsay's Acts)
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The rain begins on the Seventeenth day of the second month (Genesis 7:11-17 ). ...
The ark grounds on one of the mountains of Ararat on the Seventeenth day of the Seventh month, or one hundred and fifty days after the Deluge began (Genesis 8:1-4 ). ...
Dove again sent out Seven days afterwards; and in the evening she returns with an olive leaf in her mouth (Genesis 8:10,11 ). ...
Dove sent out the third time after an interval of other Seven days, and returns no more (Genesis 8:12 ). ...
Noah leaves the ark on the twenty-seventh day of the second month (Genesis 8:14-19 )
Archelaus - ...
Archelaus buried his father magnificently, came to Jerusalem, and there mourned Seven days, according to custom. He governed Judea with so much violence, that, after Seven years, the chiefs of the Samaritans and Jews accused him before Augustus
Dove - After Seven days, being sent out a second time, she returned with an olive leaf plucked off, whereby it became evident that the flood was considerably abated, and had sunk below the tops of the trees; and thus relieved the fears and cheered the heart of Noah and his family. At the end of other Seven days, the dove, being sent out a third time, returned no more; from which Noah conjectured that the earth was so far drained as to afford sustenance for the birds and fowls; and he therefore removed the covering of the ark, which probably gave liberty to many of the fowls to fly off; and these circumstances afforded him the greater facility for making arrangements for disembarking the other animals
Month - In the modern Jewish calendar the intercalary month is introduced Seven times in every nineteen years. : Abib, in which the passover fell, (Exodus 13:4 ; 23:15 ; 34:18 ; 16:1) and which was established as the first month in commemoration of the exodus, (Exodus 12:2 ) Zif, the second month, (1 Kings 6:1,37 ) Bul, the eighth, (1 Kings 6:38 ) and Ethanim, the Seventh. (1 Kings 6:38 ) and Ethanim, the Seventh. (1 Kings 8:2 ) In the second place we have the names which prevailed subsequent to the Babylonish captivity; of these the following Seven appear in the Bible: Nisan, the first, in which the passover was held, (Nehemiah 2:1 ; Esther 3:7 ) Sivan, the third (Esther 8:9 ) Baruch 1:8 ; Elul, the sixth, (Nehemiah 6:15 ) 1 Maccabees 14:27 ; Chisleu, the ninth, (Nehemiah 1:1 ; Zechariah 7:1 ) 1 Maccabees 1:54 ; Tebeth, the tenth, (Esther 2:16 ) Sebat, the eleventh, (Zechariah 1:7 ) 1 Maccabees 16:14 ; and Adar, the twelfth. The names of the remaining five occur int he Talmud and other works; they were, Iyar, the second, Targum; (2 Chronicles 30:2 ) Tammuz, the fourth; Ab, the fifth; Tisri, the Seventh; and Marcheshvan, the eighth
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Given this period of 28 days, together with the recurrent phases of the moon, it would naturally be subdivided, like the day itself, into four divisions or weeks of Seven days each. The first occurrence of a week is in Genesis 29:27 , though the Creation is represented as having been completed, including the rest of the Almighty, in a period of Seven days, and periods of Seven days occur in the history of the Flood. names for ‘week’ one is derived from the number Seven, and the other is identical with ‘Sabbath,’ the day which completes the Jewish week. The NT takes over the latter word, and makes a Greek noun of it, whilst to the Christian and to the Christian Church, the first day of the week becomes the important day, instead of the Seventh, and is for Christians the day of gathering together ‘to break bread’ ( Acts 20:7 ), and of making collections for the needs of the faithful ( 1 Corinthians 16:2 ), and also wins for itself the name of ‘the Lord’s day’ ( Revelation 1:10 ). The Seventh year completed a week of years and was a sabbath; Seven times Seven years formed Seven sabbaths of years, i. ...
There are no names in the OT for the days of the week except for the Seventh the Sabbath. In the first came the Passover, on the 14th day; in the third, the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost); in the Seventh, the Feast of Trumpets and the Feast of Tabernacles, as also the Fast of the Day of Atonement; in the ninth, the Feast of Dedication; and in the twelfth, the Feast of Purim. There were the periods of Seven years and fifty years already mentioned, but they never occur in any chronological statement. The ‘seventy years’ of the Captivity is also a well-known period, as is the thousand years of the Apocalypse ( Revelation 20:1-15 ), with all the speculations it has given rise to
Measures - The Sabbath day's journey, Acts 1:12, was about Seven-eighths of a mile, and the term denoted the distance which Jewish tradition said one might travel without a violation of the law. The bath (measured), the largest of the liquid measures, contained one-tenth of a homer, Seven and a half gallons, or 60 pints. The firkin, John 2:6, was a Greek measure, containing Seven and a half gallons
Mourning (2) - The general time of mourning was Seven days, during which the mourner was forbidden to work, wash, anoint himself, or wear his shoes. For Seven days the mourner might not read in the Law, the Prophets, or the Talmud, because it was a ‘joy’ to do so; but a teacher could teach others through an interpreter. till after three feasts had passed); but if his wife had died childless, or if she had left young children, he might marry after Seven days
New Zealand - In 1835 New Zealand formed part of the newly erected Vicariate Apostolic of Western Oceanica, and in 1836 its first vicar Apostolic and Seven Marist Brothers arrived
Order, Carthusian - Desirous of a more complete solitude than his chancellorship in the Diocese of Rheims afforded, Saint Bruno with Seven companions had retired to the Alps of Dauphine in 1084
Herod the Great - After a troubled reign of thirty-seven years, he died at Jericho amid great agonies both of body and mind, B
Girdle - In the Revelation the Lord has on a golden girdle, and the Seven angels who come out of the temple have the same
Jotham -
The youngest of Gideon's Seventy sons. As during his last years Uzziah was excluded from public life on account of his leprosy, his son, then twenty-five years of age, administered for Seven years the affairs of the kingdom in his father's stead (2 Chronicles 26:21,23 ; 27:1 )
Carthusian Order - Desirous of a more complete solitude than his chancellorship in the Diocese of Rheims afforded, Saint Bruno with Seven companions had retired to the Alps of Dauphine in 1084
Commandments, the Ten - The Lutherans and Roman Catholics refer three commandments to the first table and Seven to the second
Josephus, Flavius - 66-73), Flavius Josephus gave an account of the struggle in his Seven books of The Jewish War , which include a prehistory reaching back to the second century B
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One of the "fenced cities" of Naphtali (Joshua 19:36 ), on a mountain slope, about Seven and a half miles west-south-west of Safed, and 15 miles west of the north end of the Sea of Galilee, the present large and well-built village of Rameh
Nicolaitans - 46) explain, followers of Nicolas one of the Seven (Acts 6:3; Acts 6:5) as there was a Judas among the twelve; confounding the later Gnostic Nicolaitans with those of Michaelis explains Nicolas (conqueror of the people) is the Greek for the Hebrew Balsam ("destroyer of the people," bela' 'am ); as we find both the Hebrew and Greek names, Abaddon, Apollyon; Satan, devil
Emblems - It has generally five points, but sometimes Seven, the number ofperfection
Rapture - ...
Mid-tribulationists place the rapture at the mid-point of a Seven-year tribulation period
Mosque - Each mosque has also a place called tarbe, which is the burying-place of its founders; within which is a tomb six or Seven feet long, covered with green velvet or satin; at the ends of several seats for those who read the Koran, and pray for the souls of the deceased
Succession Uninterrupted - Doddridge) which is laid in the doctrine of an uninterrupted succession of bishops, and which makes the validity of the administration of Christian ministers depend upon such a succession, since there is so great a darkness upon many periods of ecclesiastical history, insomuch that it is not agreed who were the Seven first bishops of the church of Rome, though that church was so celebrated; and Eusebius himself, from whom the greatest patrons of this doctrine have made their catalogues, expressly owns that it is no easy matter to tell who succeeded the apostles in the government of the churches, excepting such as may be collected from St
Sidon And Tyre - Paul spent Seven days in Tyre after his third missionary journey (Acts 21:3-4 )
Molten Sea - The basin was over fourteen feet in diameter, over Seven feet high, and over forty-three feet in circumference
Fight - The captain fought the frigate Seven glasses
Heifer, Red - The red heifer was killed outside the camp, and its blood was sprinkled by the priest Seven times directly before the tabernacle
Zimri - Fifth sovereign of northern Israel; originally captain of half Elah's chariots; reigned only Seven days, after having slain Elah son of Baasha, (while drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, steward of his house in Tirzah), and then all the house of Baasha, fulfilling the prophet Jehu's words: 929, 930 B
Midian, Midianites - ...
During the time of the judges, because the Israelites had sinned against the Lord, He 'delivered them into the hand of Midian Seven years;' but when, being greatly oppressed, they cried unto the Lord, He raised up Gideon and there was a great slaughter of the Midianites, 'so that they lifted up their heads no more' against Israel
Abib - On the Seven succeeding days they celebrated the feast of unleavened bread, on the last of which days they held a solemn convocation, Exodus 12:13
Ezekiel - 25-32, contains a group of prophecies against Seven foreign nations, the septenary arrangement being apparently intentional
Zion - In the New Testament it occurs Seven times as "Sion," making the total number of times the name occurs 161
Smyrna - A Christian church was established there at an early day, and was one of the Seven churches addressed by Christ in the Revelation of John 1:11 2:8-11
Molten Sea - The basin was over fourteen feet in diameter, over Seven feet high, and over forty-three feet in circumference
Proselyte - The first were called "proselytes of the gate," and were foreigners, either bond or free, who lived among the Jews and conformed to their customs in regard to what the rabbins call "the Seven precepts of Noah;" that is, they abstained from injurious language in respect to God, from idolatry, homicide, incest, robbery, resistance to magistrates, and from eating blood, or the flesh of animals killed without shedding their blood
Jeremiah, Book of - Reproofs of the sins of the Jews, consisting of Seven sections,
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Maximus, Bishop of Alexandria - Seven years later, when Valerian's persecution began, we find Maximus attending his bishop (who calls him his "fellow-presbyter") to the tribunal of the prefect Aemilianus, as involved with him, and three deacons and a Roman lay Christian, in the charge of contumacious rejection of the gods who had "preserved the emperor's sovereignty," and whose worship was in accordance with "natural" law
Petrus, a Solitary - When, Seven years after, she became the mother of Theodoret and was given up by the physicians, Peter, having been summoned, prayed over her with her attendants and she speedily revived
Posthumianus, of Aquitania - Posthumianus then returned to Alexandria, and thence went to the Thebaid, spending a year and Seven months visiting its monasteries and hermitages
Antichrist - He is probably the one whom the book of Revelation symbolizes by the beast with Seven heads and ten horns (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10; Revelation 13:1-10)
Leviticus - Thus, there are Seven Decalogues in all as to putting away guilt. The next Seven chapters are about putting away impurity, Leviticus 11-16. Then, Leviticus 17-20 contain Seven decalogues as to Israel's holiness. Lastly, Leviticus 21 - 26:2, contain the concluding Seven decalogues
Jacob - Laban would not consent to give him his daughter in marriage till he had served Seven years; but to Jacob these years "seemed but a few days, for the love he had to her. " But when the Seven years were expired, Laban craftily deceived Jacob, and gave him his daughter Leah. Other Seven years of service had to be completed probably before he obtained the beloved Rachel. Laban was angry when he heard that Jacob had set out on his journey, and pursued after him, overtaking him in Seven days. Then follows the story of the famine, and the successive goings down into Egypt to buy corn (42), which led to the discovery of the long-lost Joseph, and the patriarch's going down with all his household, numbering about Seventy souls (Exodus 1:5 ; Deuteronomy 10:22 ; Acts 7:14 ), to sojourn in the land of Goshen
Money - He acquaints us that the Israelites offered for the works of the tabernacle Seventy-two thousand talents of brass, Exodus 38:29 . Isaiah 46:6 , describes the wicked as weighing silver in a balance, to make an idol of it; and Jeremiah 32:10 , weighs Seventeen pieces of silver in a pair of scales, to pay for a field he had bought. ...
The shekel of silver, or the silverling, Isaiah 7:23 , originally weighed three hundred and twenty barleycorns; but it was afterward increased to three hundred and eighty-four barleycorns, its value being considered equal to four Roman denarii, was two shillings and Seven pence, or according to Bishop Cumberland, two shillings and four pence farthing. The denarius was one- fourth of a shekel, Seven pence three farthings of our money. The mina, or maneh, Ezekiel 45:12 , was equal to sixty shekels, which, taken at two shillings and Seven pence, was Seven pounds fifteen shillings. The talent was fifty minas; and its value, therefore, three hundred and eighty-seven pounds ten shillings. The gold coins were as follows; a shekel of gold was about fourteen and a half times the value of silver, that is, one pound Seventeen shillings and five pence halfpenny. The drachma was equal to a Roman denarius, or Seven pence three farthings of our money
Otto Eduard Leopold Von Bismarck - He created a large army which, July 3, 1866, crushed Austria at Sadowa, terminating the Seven Weeks War
Debir - Different scholars locate Debir at tell beit Mirsim, thirteen miles southwest of Hebron; khirbet Tarrameh, five miles southwest of Hebron; and khirbet Rabud, Seven and a half miles west of Hebron
Berlin, Germany, City of - Although the Thirty Years War, accompanied by plague, depleted the population to 4000, the city regained its importance, but suffered again during the Seven Years War when it was twice plundered
Maelmhaedhoc o'Morgair - , ...
"In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the Seven-hilled city will be destroyed, and the dreadful Judge will judge the people
Malachy, Saint - , ...
"In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the Seven-hilled city will be destroyed, and the dreadful Judge will judge the people
Cedar - ...
Of the ancient cedars of Lebanon there remain now only some Seven or eight
Fish - There were far more fish than the Seven men could possibly eat for themselves
Table, Tablet - ; works on Assyria, Babylon, and Egypt in general; allusions in Ramsay’s Letters to the Seven Churches
Abednego - One like unto the Son of God, or a Divine person, probably the Angel of the Divine presence himself, appeared in the midst of them; and they came out of the furnace, which had been heated Seven times hotter than usual, so completely preserved from the power of the flames, that not even "the smell of fire had passed upon them
Candlestick, Seven-Branched - The Bible does not say what became of the original Seven-branched candlestick
Even, Evening, Eventide - 1), is found Seven times in Matthew, five in Mark, two in John, and in these places only in the NT (some mss
Catechism - The doctor has admirably exemplified his own rules in the catechism he has composed for children at three or four years old; that for children at Seven or eight; his assembly's catechism, proper for youth at twelve of fourteen; his preservative from the sins and follies of childhood; his catechism of Scripture names, and his historical catechism
Troas - Seven days, and here restored to life Eutychus who had fallen from the third loft, being overwhelmed with sleep during Paul's long sermon: a reproof of carelessness and drowsiness in church on the one hand, and of long and late preaching on the other (Acts 20:5-13)
Confirmation - " Its chief grace is the Seven-fold gift of the Holy Ghostby means of which we are sealed, made firm or strong, and equipped"manfully to fight under Christ's banner against sin, the worldand the devil
Barley - Barley harvest was a note of time; as when it is said Rizpah, the afflicted widow of Saul, watched over her Seven sons' bodies "from the beginning of barley harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven" (2 Samuel 21:9-10), i
Wealth - ...
Hôn usually refers to movable goods considered as “wealth”: “But if he [1] be found, he shall restore Seven-fold; he shall give all the substance of his house” ( Formality: Habits of Worthless - Loveless would have me live with them, but they charged me very little for my board, whereby I was enabled, with my salary, to support Seven native schools
Son of God - It occurs thirty-seven times in the New Testament as the distinctive title of our Saviour
Philip - ...
Philip the evangelist was one of the Seven men whom the Jerusalem church chose to administer its welfare program (Acts 6:1-6)
Taanach - ...
In the Bible, Taanach is only mentioned Seven times, usually in lists such as tribal allotments (Joshua 17:11 ; 1 Chronicles 7:29 ), administrative districts (1 Kings 4:12 ), Levitical towns (Joshua 21:25 ), or conquered cities (Joshua 12:21 ; Judges 1:27 )
Dragon - ...
In the New Testament Revelation develops sense 4, describing the dragon as a great, red monster with Seven heads and ten horns
Thyati'ra, - " (Acts 16:14 ) One of the Seven Churches of Asia was established here
Wheat, - Egypt in ancient times was celebrated for the growth of its wheat; the best quality was all bearded; and the same varieties existed in ancient as in modern times, among which may be mentioned the Seven-eared quality described in Pharaoh's dream
Jabesh (1) - ...
In gratitude the inhabitants, when he and his three sons were slain by the Philistines (1 Samuel 31:8; 1 Samuel 31:13), took down by night their corpses from the walls of Bethshan, where they had been exposed; then burnt the bodies and buried the bones under a tree, and kept a funeral fast Seven days
Rimmon - of Bethel, and Seven N
Laodicea - It was one of the ‘seven churches’ of the Apocalypse ( Revelation 3:14-22 )
Seventy Weeks - The time spoken of in Daniel 9:24-27 , usually understood as Seventy weeks of years or 490 years. The passage groups the weeks in three parts: Seven weeks (49 years), sixty-two weeks (434 years), and one week (7 years). ...
The significance of the Seventy weeks is variously understood
Service - Jacob worked for Laban Seven years for each of his wives (Genesis 29:15-30 )
Slothfulness - —Bruce, Parabolic Teaching of Christ, ‘The Talents’; Horton, Proverbs, ‘Idleness’; Barrow, Sermons, on ‘Industry’; Drummond, Natural Law in the Spiritual World, ‘Degeneration’; Stalker, Seven Deadly Sins (1901), 115
Deal - ) The division of a piece of timber made by sawing; a board or plank; particularly, a board or plank of fir or pine above Seven inches in width, and exceeding six feet in length
Bath - A Hebrew measure containing the tenth of a homer, or Seven gallons and four pints, as a measure for liquids and three pecks and three pints, as a dry measure
Crown - We read of it only in reference to the Lord Jesus as having on His head 'many diadems,' also as upon the 'seven heads' of the 'great red dragon,' and on the 'ten horns' of the head of the future Roman empire
Aristo Pellaeus - Corderii) in these words, "I have also read the expression 'seven heavens' in the dialogue of Papiscus and Jason, composed by Aristo of Pella, which Clemens of Alexandria in the 6th book of his Hypotyposes says was written by St
Punishment - It appears that those who sinned at Baal-peor were first slain, and then hanged or impaled: Numbers 25:4,5 ; the word is yaqa, and for hanging is used only here and in 2 Samuel 21:6,9,13 , when the Seven descendants of Saul were 'hung up to the Lord,' which may also signify being impaled
Eastern Church - The Eastern Church accepts the first Seven ecumenical councils (and is hence styled only schismatic, not heretical, by the Roman Catholic Church), has as its creed the Niceno-Constantinopolitan (without the later addition of the filioque, which, with the doctrine it represents, the church decisively rejects), baptizes infants with trine immersion, makes confirmation follow immediately upon baptism, administers the Communion in both kinds (using leavened bread) and to infants as well as adults, permits its secular clergy to marry before ordination and to keep their wives afterward, but not to marry a second time, selects its bishops from the monastic clergy only, recognizes the offices of bishop, priest, and deacon as the three necessary degrees of orders, venerates relics and icons, and has an elaborate ritual
Eye - (See Ramsay, Seven Churches
Jehoash - After being kept in concealment until he was Seven years old, he was crowned by the bodyguard under the active leadership of Jehoiada, the chief priest
Accent - , twelve minutes twenty Seven seconds
Aqueducts - The Romans built many aqueducts, the longest of which covered fifty-seven miles
Epiphanius Scholasticus - ...
Epiphanius translated several additional works, such as the commentaries of Didymus upon the Proverbs of Solomon and the Seven Catholic Epistles, those of Epiphanius bp
Mary Magdalene - First spoken of as one who ministered to the Lord of her substance, to which is added that Seven demons had been cast out of her
Mount - ) Any one of Seven fleshy prominences in the palm of the hand which are taken as significant of the influence of "planets," and called the mounts of Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, the Moon, Saturn, the Sun or Apollo, and Venus
Deuteronomy - " After these three addresses, in chapter 31 there follows the delivery of the law to Joshua and Moses' speech on the occasion, containing a command to read the law every Seven years
Diana - The temple of this goddess was the pride and glory of Ephesus, and one of the Seven wonders of the world
zo'an - Its name indicates a place of departure from a country, and hence it has been identified with Avaris (Tanis, the modern San ), the capital of the Shepherd dynasty in Egypt, built Seven years after Hebron and existing before the time of Abraham
Miriam - Aaron interceded with Moses for her recovery, and besought the Lord, who ordered her to be shut out of the camp Seven days
Philip - PHILIP, the second of the Seven deacons, Acts 6:5 , was, some say, of Caesarea in Palestine
Esther - We are told, that the facts here recorded happened in the reign of Ahasuerus king of Persia, "who reigned from India even unto Ethiopia, over a hundred and twenty-seven provinces," Esther 1:1 ; and this extent of dominion plainly proves that he was one of the successors of Cyrus
Tables of the Law - Some oriental authors make them amount to ten in number, others to Seven; but the Hebrews reckon but two
Abner - After Saul's death, he made Ishbosheth king; and for Seven years supported the family of Saul, in opposition to David; but in most of his skirmishes came off with loss
Ape - Maffeus describes a magnificent temple dedicated to the ape, with a portico for receiving the victims sacrificed, supported by Seven hundred columns
Ishmael - He was at first regarded as "the son of the promise;" but after the birth and weaning of Isaac he was driven from his father's house, at the age of about Seventeen, and took with his mother the way to Egypt her native land. At his own death, he was one hundred and thirty-seven years old, Genesis 25:9,17
Old - Abraham was Seventy five years old when he departed from Haran. Of any duration whatever as a year old Seven years old
Isaac - At the age of one hundred and thirty-seven, Isaac blessed Jacob and sent him away into Mesopotamia
Bethlehem - It was beautifully situated on an oblong ridge, twenty-seven hundred feet above the level of the sea, and affording a fine view in every direction
Thick - Noting the diameter of a body as a piece of timber Seven inches thick
Thin - Seven thin ears
Seven-Branched Candlestick - The Bible does not say what became of the original Seven-branched candlestick
Ephesus - It was chiefly celebrated for the worship and temple of Diana, which last was, accounted one of the Seven wonders of the world
Pentecost - On this occasion, as on the Passover Seven weeks before, Judaism was at the same time honored and gloriously superseded by Christianity
ma'ry Magdalene - " Of Mary it is said specially that "seven devils went out of her," and the number indicates a possession of more than ordinary malignity
Egypt, Land of - The Nile forms at the Mediterranean what is called the Delta (from the Greek letter Δ inverted); it had formerly Seven mouths, Isaiah 11:15 , but now there are only two branches
Plains - This one term does duty in the Authorized Version for no less than Seven distinct Hebrew words
Tradition - The observance of the first day of the week instead of theseventh. The observance of the Seven hours of prayer
Hebron - For Seven years it was the capital of David’s kingdom, till he conquered Jerusalem and made it his new capital (2 Samuel 5:1-5)
Laurentius (36) - Laurentius, the first of the traditional Seven deacons of Rome, suffered four days afterwards
Polycrates, Bishop of Ephesus - Polycrates himself had followed the traditions of his kindred, Seven of whom had been bishops before him, and had been confirmed in his view by his own study of the whole Scripture and by conference with brethren from all the world
Primianus, Donatist Bishop of Carthage - As one of the Seven managers at the conference, a
Lord's Day - , hasgiven us the following clear statement concerning the first day ofthe week observed as the Lord's Day: "Our Saviour Jesus Christ, inthe exercise of this His Lordship over the day, has first of allabolished the ordinance of the Seventh Day, and substituted, by theHoly Spirit guiding His Church into all Truth, the ordinance of theFirst Day, as that one day in Seven which the Fourth Commandmentenjoins to be kept sacred to God as a moral obligation
Grief And Mourning - ...
Job's friends came to help him, “So they sat down with him upon the ground Seven days and Seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great” (Job 2:13 )
Laodicea - Site of one of the Seven churches addressed by Christ through John (Revelation 1:11; Revelation 3:14). ...
The two churches most comfortable temporally are those most reproved, Sardis and Laodicea; those most afflicted of the Seven are the most commended, Smyrna and Philadelphia
Gibeon - Discovering that Saul had broken the covenant by killing some of the Gibeonites, David gave Seven of Saul's male descendants to the people of Gibeon who then put the Seven to death ( 2 Samuel 21:1-9 )
Beer-Sheba - Abraham then named the place “Beer-sheba,” meaning “well of the oath” or preferably “well of the Seven,” referring to Seven lambs involved in the agreement
Hezekiah, King of Judah - Such was the joy that after the Seven days of unleavened bread they kept other Seven days with gladness
Light - 8:2: “… the Seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick. The “light” given by the heavenly bodies was also known as 'ôr: “Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be Sevenfold, as the light of Seven days, in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound” ( Alexandrian Library - Beside the books which he procured, his son, Ptolemy Philadelphus, added many more, and left in this library at his death a hundred thousand volumes; and the succeeding princes of this race enlarged it still more, till at length the books lodged in it amounted to the number of Seven hundred thousand volumes. The books lodged in this increased to the number of three hundred thousand volumes; and these two made up the number of Seven hundred thousand volumes, of which the royal libraries of the Ptolemies were said to consist
Mourning - In the case of Jacob it was Seventy days, (Genesis 50:3 ) of Aaron, (Numbers 20:29 ) and Moses, Deuteronomy 34:8 thirty. A further period of Seven days in Jacob's case. ( Genesis 50:10 ) Seven days for Saul, which may have been an abridged period in the time of national danger
Revela'Tion of st. John, - He is also a fellow sufferer with those whom he addresses, and the authorized channel of the most direct and important communication that was ever made to the Seven Churches of Asia, of which churches John the apostle was at that time the spiritual governor and teacher. There is no mention in any writer of the first three centuries of any other time or place, and the style in which the messages to the Seven Churches are delivered rather suggests the notion that the book was written in Patmos
Revelation, the Book of - Letters to the Seven Churches (Revelation 2:1-3:22 )...
IV. The Enthroned Lamb's Judgments Via the Seven Seals (Revelation 6:1-8:5 )...
VI. The Enthroned Lamb's Judgments Via the Seven Trumpets (Revelation 8:6-11:19 )...
VII. The Enthroned Lamb's Judgments Via the Seven Cups (Revelation 15:1-16:21 )...
X. Conclusion (Revelation 22:6-21 )...
Introduction (1:1-8) Written to “the Seven churches” of the Roman province of Asia, John's work is a “revelation” of “the things which must shortly take place. Appearing in the dress of power and majesty (Revelation 1:9-20 ), the Living One revealed Himself as Lord of the churches, to whom He instructed John to send not only the Seven letters, but also an account of the things which he both had seen and would see, that is, a revelation of “the things which shall be hereafter” (Revelation 2:8-114 ). ...
Letters to the Seven Churches (2:1–3:22) The letters to the churches of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea have a fairly consistent format. ...
The Enthroned Lamb's Judgments Via the Seven Seals (6:1–8:5) The breaking of the first four seals brings forth four differently colored horsemen (Revelation 6:1-8 ). The description of the judgments initiated by the first six seals would no doubt tend to overwhelm John's audience, so he interrupted the sequence leading to the Seventh seal to remind us that the people of God need not despair, for, as the “bond-servants of God” (Revelation 7:3 NAS), they have the promise of heaven. ...
Revelation 8:1-5 gives us the Seventh seal and again the traditional signs of the very end of human history and the coming of the Lord, but the prophet is not yet ready to describe the Lord's return. Now, using the symbolic vehicle of the Seven trumpets, he declared that the judgments of God also have a redemptive purpose. ...
The Enthroned Lamb's Judgments Via the Seven Trumpets (8:6–11:19) The first four trumpets describe partial judgments (“one-third”) upon the earth's vegetation, the oceans, fresh waters, and the heavenly lights (Revelation 14:12 ). ...
Just as the interlude between the sixth and Seventh seals reminded us that the people of God are safe from the eternally destructive effects of God's wrath, so also between the sixth and Seventh trumpets we are reminded of God's protective hand on His people (Revelation 10:1-11:14 ). ...
With the Seventh trumpet (and third woe) the end of history has come, the time “for the dead to be judged” and the saints to be rewarded (Revelation 11:18 NAS). Revelation 14:1 therefore employs Seven “voices” to relate again the hopes and warnings of heaven
Ephesus - , became known as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. ...
Elsewhere in the New Testament Ephesus appears as the location of one of the Seven churches addressed in Revelation (Revelation 1:11 ; Revelation 2:1 ). Ephesus, the leading city of Asia Minor, is appropriately the first of the Seven churches
Pillar - It stood like a pillar, the symbol of stability and strength’ (Ramsay, The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia, p. Trench, Commentary on the Epistles to the Seven Churches in Asia3, London, 1867, p. Ramsay, The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia, do
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The blood of sacrifices was caught by the priest in a basin, and then sprinkled Seven times on the altar; that of the passover on the doorposts and lintels of the houses (Exodus 12 ; Leviticus 4:5-7 ; 16:14-19 )
Sheep - Translation of Seven different Hebrew words and expressions
Thomas - His doubts were removed, and he was one of the Seven who journeyed north to meet the Lord at the Lake of Galilee ( John 21:2 )
Candles, Blessed - Among the furnishings of the tabernacle of Moses and the Jewish Temple there was a Seven-branched candlestick; and among pagans the use of lights in services and processions was common
Balm - The balm was so scarce, the Jericho gardens yielding but six or Seven gallons yearly, that it was worth twice its weight in silver
Samson - Such a marriage was not forbidden by the law of Moses, as the Philistines did not form one of the Seven doomed Canaanite nations (Exodus 34:11-16 ; Deuteronomy 7:1-4 )
Stephen - When some of the Greek-speaking Jews in the early Jerusalem church complained that their widows were being neglected, Stephen was one of Seven men chosen to help sort out the problem
Geba - ...
Geba is variously located, some scholars going so far as to locate a southern Geba of Benjamin at Jeba across the wadi Suweinit from Michmash, about five and a half miles north of Jerusalem, and a northern Geba (Joshua 18:24 ) at khirbet et-Tell, Seven miles north of Bethel
Hymn, Candle-Light - Among the furnishings of the tabernacle of Moses and the Jewish Temple there was a Seven-branched candlestick; and among pagans the use of lights in services and processions was common
Massah And Meribah - ]'>[2] ), gives a similar account, but puts it thirty-seven years later, and with important variations
Harvest - The average harvesting period was set at a period of Seven weeks (Leviticus 23:15 ; Deuteronomy 16:9 )
Salt - [1] There is one mountain here called Jebel Usdum, Seven miles long and several hundred feet high, which is composed almost entirely of salt
Unicorn, - the rendering of the Authorized Version of the Hebrew reem , a word which occurs Seven times in the Old Testament as the name of some large wild animal
Leviathan - shows two men fighting a Seven-headed serpent
Beersheba - Seven ancient wells exist here, and it has been suggested that these gave its name to the locality; the suffixed numeral being perhaps due to the influence of the syntax of some pre-Semitic language, as in Kiriath-arba (‘Tetrapolis’)
Lizard - The sandlizards or skinks are common on soft, sandy soil; Seven species are found in Palestine
Grass - "...
This delicate distinction disproves the notion that the two miracles are really different versions of the same miracle, as also that of the 12 (small) baskets (kofinoi ) in the miracle of the 5,000, and the Seven (larger) baskets (spurides ) in that of the 4,000
Jeremiah (2) - Reproofs of the sins of the Jews, consisting of Seven sections—a, Jeremiah 2:1-37, b
Bread - ...
UNLEAVENED BREAD was to be eaten with certain of the offerings, Leviticus 6:16,17 ; and for the Seven days' feast connected with the Passover, often referred to as 'the Feast of Unleavened Bread,' Exodus 34:18 ; 2 Chronicles 8:13 ; Luke 22:1 ; 1 Corinthians 5:8 ; a symbol that all evil must be put away in order to keep the feast
Sepharvaim - For where is now that church? yea, where are now the Seven flourishing, churches of Asia? Alas! there is not a vestige of either remaining
Naaman - But when his servants reasoned with him he went to the river (typical of death), dipped himself Seven times, and was cured
Obadiah, Book of - There are Seven reproaches against them: they helped to pillage the place, stood in by-places to cut off any that escaped, and delivered them up to their enemies
Cost - To require to be laid out, given, bestowed or employed as, Johnsons Dictionary cost him Seven years labor
Isaiah - It is more like the writings of a person who was present at Pilate's hall, and Herod's judgment-seat, when describing the sufferings of Jesus, than of one who wrote those events, by the spirit of prediction, more than Seven hundred years before the things there spoken of came to pass
Eusebius (96), Presbyter, Confessor at Rome - Constantius thereupon consigned him to a dungeon four feet wide, where he continued to languish for Seven months and then died
Trumpet - Even in the time of Joshua there were Seven of them, Joshua 6:4 . The feast of trumpets was kept on the first day of the Seventh month of the sacred year, the first of the civil year
Laying on - the verb epitithemi in Acts 6:6 , on the appointment of the Seven, and in the case of Barnabas and Saul, Acts 13:3 ; also in Acts 19:6 ; (c) in Hebrews 6:2 , the doctrine of the "laying" on of hands refers to the act enjoined upon an Israelite in connection, e
Cedar - Maundrell measured one of the largest size, and found it to be twelve yards and six inches in girt, and yet sound; and thirty-seven yards in the spread of its boughs
First-Fruits - (Leviticus 2:12 ; 23:5,6,10,12 ) ...
At the expiration of Seven weeks from this time, i. the feast of tabernacles, in the Seventh month, was itself an acknowledgment of the fruits of the harvest
Kings - The story of the revolt of the larger part of the land to form the kingdom of Israel follows, and of the frequent changes of dynasty, no less than Seven, which furnished 19 kings, every one evil, during the 253 years of its existence
Shechem - It was 34 miles north of Jerusalem, about Seven miles southeast of Samaria, and its site is unrivalled for beauty in Palestine
Stephen - One of the Seven deacons first chosen by the church at Jerusalem, and distinguished among them as "a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost
Diana - It was 220 years in building, and was one of the Seven wonders of the world
Judgment - Is put, in Matthew 5:21,22 , for a court of judgment, a tribunal, namely, the tribunal of Seven judges, which Josephus mentions as existing in every city, and which decided causes of minor importance
Genesis - " Yet many of the facts it records must have been of the facts it records must have been well known among the Jews; the account given by Adam himself may have been verbally transmitted through Seven of the patriarchs to Moses, and he may also have had ancient historical writings to consult
Philadel'Phia, - (It was the seat of one of "the Seven churches of Asia
Hair - 10:3, and in the New Testament, (1 Timothy 2:9 ; 1 Peter 3:3 ) The arrangement of Samson's hair into Seven locks, or more properly braids, (Judges 16:13,19 ) involves the practice of plaiting, which was also familiar to the Egyptians and Greeks
Course - , "ephemeral"), hence denoted a "class," or "course," into which the priests were divided for the daily service in the Temple, each "class" serving for Seven days (see 1 Chronicles 9:25 )
Ascension Day - " The Psalms appointedare the Seven Penitential Psalms, viz
Temple, the Second - Seven years after this Cyrus died ingloriously, having killed himself in Syria when on his way back from Egypt to the east, and was succeeded by his son Cambyses (B. 529-522), on whose death the "false Smerdis," an imposter, occupied the throne for some Seven or eight months, and then Darius Hystaspes became king (B
Gibeah - , 5:2, section 1) Gabath saoule, 30 stadia from Jerusalem, chosen retributively, as being Saul's residence, for the hanging of his Seven sons "before the Lord" (i. At five he would "come over against Jehus," and at Seven would be four miles N
Oath - "Shaba," from sheba' "seven" the sacred number, is the general word "swear"; compare the Seven ewe lambs given by Abraham to Abimelech in covenanting (Genesis 21:30)
Nebuchadnezzar, or Nebuchadrezzar - He remained thus apparently Seven years, signified by 'seven times' (as a time, times, and half a time signify three and a half years in Daniel 12:7 ); then his reason returned, and the kingdom was restored to him
Tichonius, an African Donatist - ) and while still belonging to them wrote another book entitled The Seven Rules or Keys of Christian Life which was discussed by Augustine in his work de Doctr. The Seven Rules are printed at length in the Bibl
the Unmerciful Servant - Only, we have Peter coming with this remonstrance to his Master-How oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till Seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee until Seven times: but, until Seventy times Seven. Our brother is like Peter's brother, in that he is sinning against us Seven times every day. Seven things in a single day, sometimes, will come between us and our brother. And so he does Seventy times every day. It was an excellent saying of one of the Seven wise men of Greece, who, when he was asked what would rid the world of injuries, answered:-"When the bystanders shall resent an injury as keenly as he does who suffers the injury
Tabernacles, the Feast of - (Exodus 23:16 ; Leviticus 23:39 ; 15:13-15) Its duration was strictly only Seven days, (16:13; Ezekiel 45:25 ) but it was followed by a day of holy convocation, distinguished by sacrifices of its own, which was sometimes spoken of as an eighth day. (Leviticus 23:36 ; Nehemiah 8:18 ) During the Seven days the Israelites were commanded to dwell in booths or huts formed of the boughs of trees. But what was most peculiar was the arrangement of the sacrifices of bullocks, in amounting to Seventy. The special offerings of the day were a bullock a ram, Seven lambs and a goat for a sin offering. " It would seem that either the last day of the feast itself, that is, the Seventh, or the last day of the religious observances of the series of annual festivals, the eighth, must be intended
Jacob - In Paddan-aram he fell in love with Rachel, younger daughter of his uncle Laban, and agreed to work Seven years for Laban as the bride-price for Rachel. He then agreed to give Rachel as well, but only after Jacob agreed to work another Seven years as the extra bride-price (Genesis 29:1-30). ...
Upon completion of the second Seven years, Jacob decided to work an additional six years. ...
Jacob lived in Egypt Seventeen years (Genesis 47:28)
Passover - Exodus 12:1-14 directs as to the Passover before the Exodus, Exodus 12:15-20 as to the Seven days' "feast of unleavened bread" (leaven symbolising corruption, as setting the dough in fermentation; excluded therefore from sacrifices, Leviticus 2:11). ...
The sacrifice (for Jehovah calls it "My sacrifice": Exodus 23:15-18; Exodus 34:25) came first; then, on the ground of that, the Seven days' feast of unleavened bread to show they walked in the strength of the pure bread of a new life, in fellowship with Jehovah. The Seven stamped the feast with the seal of covenant relationship. The first and Seventh days (the beginning and the end comprehending the whole) were sanctified by a holy convocation and suspension of work, worship of and rest in Jehovah, who had created Israel as His own people (Isaiah 43:1; Isaiah 43:15-17). ...
Talmudists call this "the little Passover," and say it lasted but one day instead of Seven, and the Hallel was not sung during the meal but only when the lamb was slain, and leaven was not put away. Therefore in Deuteronomy 16:9 the direction is "seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee from such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the grain," namely, at the Passover when the wave sheaf was offered, the ceremony from which the feast of weeks was measured. By "grain" the barley harvest is meant: had Moses written "wheat" it would have been impossible to reconcile him with himself; but as "corn" means here barley, all is clear, Seven weeks still remaining until wheat harvest, when at Pentecost or the feast of weeks the firstfruit loaves were offered (Blunt, Undesigned Coincidences, 1). " They kept other Seven days beside the first Seven,...
(1) because Hezekiah had given so many beasts that there was more than they could use during the ordinary Seven days;...
(2) so many priests bad sanctified themselves as to be able to carry on the altar services with such numerous sacrifices. Again, John 13:29, "buy those things that we have need of against the feast," refers to the chagigah provisions for the Seven days of unleavened bread
Domicile - A wife not legitimately separated from her husband and minor children above the age of Seven years can acquire only a quasi-domicile
Horn - Other figurative uses include the Lamb with Seven horns mentioned in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 5:6 ); the beast with ten horns rising up out of the sea (Revelation 13:1 ); and the scarlet beast of the great prostitute also having ten horns (Revelation 17:3 ,Revelation 17:3,17:7 )
Mourn - For Jacob it was Seventy days (Genesis 50:3 ); for Aaron (Numbers 20:29 ) and Moses (Deuteronomy 34:8 ) thirty days; and for Saul only Seven days (1 Samuel 31:13 )
Catholic Association - During the Jubilee year, 1925, Seven different pilgrimages were conducted to Rome, the numbers participating being about 3,500
Gad - The Seventh son of Jacob, and the first of Zilpah, Leah's maid. Very little is recorded of Gad, except that he had Seven sons
Joash - Athaliah was executed, and Joash took the throne at the age of Seven
Table - They accordingly secured the appointment of the Seven, which left them free to give their undivided time and strength to the ministry of the Word (τῇ διακονίᾳ τοῦ λόγου, Acts 6:4)
Deacon - ...
The so-called "seven deacons" in Acts 6 are not there mentioned by that name, though the kind of service in which they were engaged was of the character of that committed to such
no-Amon - The grand hall of the temple at Karnak is described as "170 feet by 329, supported by a central avenue of twelve massive columns, 66 feet high—without the pedestal and abacus—and 12 in diameter, besides 122 of smaller or rather less gigantic dimensions, 41 feet 9 inches in height, and 27 feet 6 inches in circumference, distributed in Seven lines on either side of the former
Witness - Among people with whom writing is not common the evidence of a transaction is given by some tangible memorial or significant ceremony: Abraham gave Seven ewe-lambs to Abimelech as an evidence of his property in the well of Beersheba
Comfort - ]'>[2] replaces Seven times (in Paul) by ‘comfort
Pillar - ...
Proverbs 9:1 (a) The Seven pillars mentioned here probably are knowledge, discretion, judgment, understanding, equity, righteousness, justice
Omri - He took Tirzah, and Zimri after a Seven days' reign perished in the flames
Artemis - Artemis was the chief deity of Ephesus, and her temple was one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world
Board - Entertainment food diet as, the price of board is two, five, or Seven dollars a week
Chios - Chios was one of the Seven claimants to the honour of being the birth-place of Homer, and its pretensions received stronger support from tradition than those of any of its rivals
Association, Catholic - During the Jubilee year, 1925, Seven different pilgrimages were conducted to Rome, the numbers participating being about 3,500
Apocalypse - " ...
The introduction (1:1 to 3:22) gives the title and description of the book and, after a prefatory salutation, Seven Epistles to various Churches of Asia Minor, commending those who are faithful, reproving and warning the lukewarm and the sinful
Fan - It has from five to Seven prongs, which are set in separately and bound together with a wrapping of fresh hide
Philip - One of the Seven chosen to look after the poor saints at Jerusalem
Continuity - Tâmı̂yd may also have the connotation of a routine that comes to an end when the job is completed: “And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of Seven months shall they search” ( Mephib'Osheth - (2 Samuel 21:8 ) He and his brother Armoni were among the Seven victims who were surrendered by David to the Gibeonites, and by them crucified to avert a famine from which the country was suffering
Copts - They have Seven sacraments; baptism, the eucharist, confirmation, ordination, faith, fasting, and prayer
Media - His successor carried away the remaining Seven tribes and a half, to the same places, which are said to be "cities of the Medes, by the river of Gozan," 1 Chronicles 5:26 ; 2 Kings 17:6
Seal - John the evangelist, Revelation 5:1 ; Revelation 6:1-2 , &c, was sealed with Seven seals
Stephen - He is always put at the head of the Seven deacons; and it is believed he had studied at the feet of Gamaliel
Naphtali - A thousand of their captains, with thirty-seven thousand of their troops, assisted at David's coronation, and brought great quantities of provision with them, 1 Chronicles 12:34 ; 1 Chronicles 12:40
Testimony - In Revelation 15:5 , in the phrase, "the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in Heaven," the "testimony" is the witness to the rights of God, denied and refused on earth, but about to be vindicated by the exercise of the judgments under the pouring forth of the Seven bowls or vials of Divine retribution
Bulrush - The stalk rises to the height of six or Seven cubits, beside two under water
Gold - " The Seven names, which he does not mention, are as follows, and thus distinguished by the Hebrews:...
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Eagle - Bruce "the golden eagle," measures eight feet four inches from wing to wing; and from the tip of his tail to the point of his beak, when dead, four feet Seven inches
Scapular - The rules concerning scapulars are: ...
the investing must be done by an authorized person
the scapular may be given in any place, to any Catholic, even to an infant
it must be worn as described above
if replaced, no blessing is required
if it is laid aside for a considerable time, the benefits are forfeited during that time
The Church has approved 18 kinds of scapulars: ...
Scapular of Mount Carmel
Scapular of Our Lady of Ransom
Scapular of Saint Benedict
Scapular of Saint Dominic
Scapular of Saint Joseph
Scapular of Saint Michael the Archangel
Scapular of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Scapular of the Help of the Sick
Scapular of the Holy Face
Scapular of the Immaculate Conception
Scapular of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Scapular of the Most Blessed Trinity
Scapular of the Mother of Good Counsel
Scapular of the Passion (black)
Scapular of the Passion (red)
Scapular of the Precious Blood
Scapular of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Scapular of the Seven Dolors
Sanhedrin - Or BETHDIN, house of judgment, was a council of Seventy senators among the Jews, usually with the addition of the high priest as president, who determined the most important affairs of the nation. 69, and is supposed to have originated after the second temple was built, during the cessation of the prophetic office, and in imitation of Moses' council of Seventy elders, Numbers 11:16-24 . There appears also to have been and inferior tribunal of Seven members, in every town, for the adjudication of less important matters
Reductions of Paraguay - The first disastrous blow suffered by the Reductions occurred in 1750, when, in consequence of a treaty between Spain and Portugal, Seven communities were compelled to move into new territory
Joash or Jehoash - Being rescued by Jehoshebah his aunt, and secluded six years in the temple, he was raised to the throne when Seven years of age through the faithful care of Jehoiada; and while this venerable man survived, Joash served God and prospered
Deuteronomy - (28:1-14) ...
The delivery of the law as written by Moses (for its still further preservation) to the custody of the Levites, and a charge to the people to hear it read once every Seven years, Deuteronomy 31 ; the Song of Moses spoken in the ears of the people, (31:30; 32:44) and the blessing of the twelve tribes
na'Aman - A little Israelitish captive maiden tells him of the fame and skill of Elisha, and he is cured by him by following his simple directions to bathe in the Jordan Seven times
Dan'Iel, the Book of, - Aramaic) answer of the Chaldeans, the language changes to Aramaic, and this is retained till the close of the Seventh chapter (2:4 b-7). In the first Seven chapters Daniel is spoken of historically ; int he last five he appears personally as the writer
Priest - 8, 9, lasted for Seven days, and consisted in sacrifices, washings, the putting on of the holy garments, the sprinkling of blood, and anointing with oil The consecration of the high priest was distinguished by pouring the sacred oil upon his head, Exodus 29:7; Exodus 30:22-33; Leviticus 8:12; Leviticus 21:10; Leviticus 21:12; Psalms 133:2, in addition to the washing and the sprinkling with oil, etc. Peculiar garments were put upon the high priest, Exodus 29:5-6; Exodus 29:29-30; Leviticus 8:7-9, and sacrifices were offered Seven days
Orders, Holy - There are Seven orders in the Latin Church: four minor, acolyte, exorcist, reader, and porter; and three major, or sacred orders, subdeacon, deacon, and priest. Though there are Seven orders, there is but one Sacrament of Holy Orders
Holy Orders - There are Seven orders in the Latin Church: four minor, acolyte, exorcist, reader, and porter; and three major, or sacred orders, subdeacon, deacon, and priest. Though there are Seven orders, there is but one Sacrament of Holy Orders
Persia, Persians - Artabanus (seven mouths) … … … 475...
9. See SevenTY WEEKS. ' Esther 1:1 speaks of a hundred and twenty-seven provinces
Passover, the - It was kept for Seven days, during which all leaven had to be put away. The first day and the Seventh day were holy convocations, on which no servile work was to be done. " The 'herd' here must refer to the Seven days' feast; and this may account for the Jews refusing to go into the judgement hall "lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the passover," John 18:28 , though they had eaten the paschal lamb the night before
Rejoice - It has a further and technical sense describing all that one does in making a feast before God: “And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the Lord your God Seven days” ( Apocalypse - The second and third chapters contain Seven epistles to the Seven churches in Asia; namely, of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamus, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea, which relate chiefly to their then respective circumstances and situation
Pentecost, Feast of - Two leavened loaves of wheaten flour were waved before the Lord; two yearling lambs were also waved as a peace-offering; Seven lambs, one bullock, and two rams were offered as a burnt-offering, and one kid of the goats as a sin-offering (Leviticus 23:17-21 ). In Numbers 28:27 the burnt-offerings are given as two bullocks, one ram, and Seven lambs
Create, Creation - First, the concept of the week coincides with the author's focus on the number Sevenor a multiple thereofin Genesis 1:1-2:3 (e. , Seven words in the original Hebrew version of the introductory verse [4]; Seven paragraphs corresponding to the Seven days following the introductory verse fourteen words in v. 2 Seven instances of the fulfillment formula signifying that what God called for did take place Seven examples of the approval formula stating that what God saw was good Seven occurrences altogether of the terms "light" and "day" in the first paragraph [5]; Seven references to water in paragraphs 2,3 [6]; three consecutive sentences of Seven words each in 2:2-3a; that are part of the Seventh paragraph 2:1-3]; whose subject is the Seventh day thirty-five words in the Seventh paragraph thirty-five occurrences of the word "God" and twenty-one of the word "earth" throughout the narrative ). In the Bible, Seven and its multiples frequently connote completeness, totality, fulfillment, or perfection. ...
Fourth, the deliberate omission, in Genesis 2:1-3 , of the refrain regarding the evening and morning for the Seventh day would seem to suggest that the author intends to portray it as a day without an end. ...
The concept of the Seventh day as an unending one is presumably part of the background to the discourse by the author of Hebrews on the eschatological Sabbath-rest for the faithful (4:1-11). Jesus, too, does not seem to regard the Seventh day of creation week as a literal one, if his response in 1618529852_64 to charges that he has broken the law by healing a paralytic on the Sabbath is any indication. It is striking to note that ancient Assyrian calendars identify the Seventh, fourteenth, twenty-first, and twenty-eighth days of the month (along with the nineteenth day, which occurs Seven weeks after the beginning of the preceding month) as unlucky ones on which important tasks should not be attempted. In contrast, Israel's God designates every Seventh day as a holy day, when regular tasks are to be laid aside and there can be pause for refreshment and a renewed focus on the relationship with the Creator (Genesis 2:3 ; Exodus 20:8-11 ; 31:12-17 )
Church Government - We have (1) the appointment of the Seven at Jerusalem ( Acts 6:1-15 ); (2) elders at Jerusalem in the years 44, 50, 58 ( Acts 11:30 ; Acts 15:8 ; Acts 15:22 ; Acts 21:18 ), appointed by Paul and Barnabas in every church about 48 ( Acts 14:23 ), mentioned James 5:14 ; at Ephesus in 58 ( Acts 20:17 ), mentioned 1 Peter 5:1 ; (3) Phœhe a deaconess at Cenchreæ in 58 ( Romans 16:1 ), bishops and deacons at Philippi in 63 ( Philippians 1:1 ). [3]; (3) the angels of the Seven churches in Asia. The traditional view, that the choice of the Seven in Acts 6:1-15 marks the institution of a permanent order of deacons, is open to serious doubt. Acts 21:8 Philip the evangelist, one of the Seven)
Solomon - He employed in this great work Seventy thousand proselytes, descendants of the ancient Canaanites, in carrying burdens, fourscore thousand in cutting stones out of the quarries, and three thousand six hundred overseers of the works; besides thirty thousand Israelites in the quarries of Libanus. ...
The temple was completed in the eleventh year of Solomon, so that he was but Seven years in performing this vast work. To make this ceremony the more August, Solomon chose for it the eighth day of the Seventh month of the holy year, which was the first of the civil year, and answered to our October. The ceremony of the dedication lasted Seven days, at the end of which began the feast of tabernacles, which continued Seven days longer; so that the people continued at Jerusalem fourteen or fifteen days, from the eighth to the twenty-second of the Seventh month. He had Seven hundred wives, who were so many queens, beside three hundred concubines
Psalms the Book of - Modern groups are based upon the contents, as Seven (some say eight) penitential (6th, 25th, 32d [1], 51st, 102d, 130th, 143d), Seven imprecatory psalms (35th, 52d, 58th, 59th, 69th, 109th, 137th), pilgrim songs, psalms of thanksgiving, of adoration, of faith and hope. There are Seven of these alphabetic psalms and five other alphabetic poems in the Old Testament
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The Nile's deposit has accumulated to the depth of Seven feet around them. The columns are Seven feet diameter at the base and 23 ft. On either side are Seven rows, each column 42 ft
Jericho - was a city of Benjamin, about Seven leagues from Jerusalem, and two from the Jordan, Joshua 18:21 . God commanded the Hebrews to march round the city once a day for Seven days together. On the Seventh day, they marched Seven times round the city; and at the Seventh, while the trumpets were sounding, and all the people shouting, the walls fell down. The rabbins say, that the first day was our Sunday, and the Seventh the Sabbath day. During the first six days, the people continued in profound silence; but on the Seventh Joshua commanded them to shout
bi'Ble - These Testaments are further divided into sixty-six books, thirty-nine in the Old Testament and twenty-seven in the New. the Seventy, from the tradition that it was translated by Seventy (more exactly Seventy-two) translators. It was made by forty-seven learned men, in two years and nine months, with a second revision which took nine months longer. These forty-seven formed themselves into six companies, two of whom met at Westminster, two at Oxford and two at Cambridge
Micah - His prophecy consists of Seven chapters, which may be divided into three discourses; each beginning with a summons to "hear"; each running through a triple cycle of themes, sin, punishment, and the promise of Messianic Redemption
Micheas - His prophecy consists of Seven chapters, which may be divided into three discourses; each beginning with a summons to "hear"; each running through a triple cycle of themes, sin, punishment, and the promise of Messianic Redemption
Mithraism - There were Seven degrees of initiation into the Mithraic mysteries
Crown - Later, a Seven-headed dragon appeared wearing a crown on each head (Matthew 12:3 ), but opposing all the evil forces was the “Son of man” wearing “a golden crown” (Matthew 14:14 )
Oxford Catholic Worker's College - There are usually six or Seven men in residence; since 1923 two or three women students, members of the college, are accommodated in the private residence of a lady in Oxford
Michmash - Now Mukhmas, a poor village of gray huts and ruins, Seven miles N
Gideon - ) and Amalekites, with other "children of the east," crossed the Jordan each year for Seven successive years for the purpose of plundering and desolating the land. Gideon left behind him Seventy sons, a feeble, sadly degenerated race, with one exception, that of Abimelech, who seems to have had much of the courage and energy of his father, yet of restless and unscrupulous ambition
Nehemiah - Nehemiah is the author of the first Seven chapters, and part of the twelfth and thirteenth
Trance - Also Ezekiel's sitting astonished Seven days (Ezekiel 3:15), then the hand of Jehovah coming upon him (Ezekiel 3:22)
Rome - of the Seven hills; the latter (Revelation 17:9), the nucleus of the old city, stand on the left bank
Kiss - Kiss translates two Hebrew words and three Greek words; the basic Hebrew term is found 32 times, and the basic Greek term is found Seven times
Scriptures - Now the Jews read the Pentateuch once in every year, divided into 54 parashas or "sections": and parts only of the "prophets", haphtaroth) , shorter lessons read by a single individual, whereas the parasha is distributed among Seven readers
Cnidus - In front of the city is an island, Seven stadia in circuit; it rises high, in the form of a theatre, and is joined by a mole to the mainland, making Cnidus in a manner two cities, for a great part of the inhabitants live on the island, which shelters both the harbours
Gibeah - There was enacted the tragedy in which Seven of Saul’s sons perished, giving occasion for the pathetic vigil of Rizpah
Philadelphia - It and Smyrna alone of the Seven, the most afflicted, receive unmixed praise
Philosophy - ) infers from the unconnected dogma-like form of the utterances of the Seven sages of Greece that their wisdom was the fruit of tradition rather than independent reasonings
Mephibosheth - Son of Saul and Rizpah: he and his brother Armoni were among the Seven given up to death, on account of the famine that God brought upon the land because Saul's sin against the Gibeonites had not been atoned for
Deacon - ...
The twelve Apostles, who hitherto had discharged the different offices of Apostle, presbyter, and deacon, upon the principle that the greater office always includes the less, now convened the church, and said unto them, "It is not reasonable that we should leave the ministration of the word of God, and serve tables: look ye out, therefore, among yourselves, Seven men of good report, full of the Holy Ghost, and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word
Midian - About two hundred years after this, the Midianites, having recovered their numbers and their strength, were permitted by God to distress the Israelites for the space of Seven years, as a punishment for their relapse into idolatry
Cocceians - the disciples of John Cocceius, a celebrated Dutch divine, born at Bremen, in 1608, where he was appointed professor of Hebrew, at the age of twenty-seven, and afterward filled the theological chair at Leyden, where he died in 1669
Zebulun - When the tribe of Zebulun left Egypt, it had for its chief Eliab the son of Elon, and comprehended fifty-seven thousand four hundred men able to bear arms, Numbers 1:9-30
Leaven - The Israelites were forbidden to use "leaven" for Seven days at the time of Passover, that they might be reminded that the Lord brought them out of Egypt "in haste," Deuteronomy 16:3 , with Exodus 12:11 ; the unleavened bread, insipid in taste, reminding them, too, of their afflictions, and of the need of self-judgment, is called "the bread of affliction
Daniel (2) - says was made in "Syriac," the language changes to Aramaic, and this is retained till the close of the Seventh chapter or Daniel 2:4-7. In the first Seven chapters Daniel is spoken of historically; in the last five he appears personally as the writer
Jericho - A city of Benjamin, Joshua 16:7 18:21 , about eighteen miles east north east of Jerusalem, and Seven miles from the Jordan
Serve - Jacob loved Rachel and said, I will serve thee Seven years for Rachel thy youngest daughters
Gid'Eon - (Judges 6:12 ) we may conclude that he had already distinguished himself in war against the roving bands of nomadic robbers who had oppressed Israel for Seven years
Ishmael - He died at the age of one hundred and thirty-seven years, but where and when are unknown (25:17)
Num'Bers, - (Numbers 10:11 ; Numbers 14:45 ) ...
A brief notice of laws and events which transpired during the thirty-seven years wandering in the wilderness
an'Tichrist - the devil, the serpent of Genesis), continued for forty and two months, and was invested with the kingdom of the ten kings who destroyed the harlot Babylon, (Revelation 17:12,17 ) the city of Seven hills
Flood - Seven months later, grass and plants had grown sufficiently to allow Noah, his family and the animals to leave the ark and begin life afresh on the earth (Genesis 8:14-19)
Candlestick - Josephus counts 70, a mystical number, as was the Seven, the number of branches, implying divine perfection. Under the New Testament of the True Light, Christ Jesus, the Seven separate candlesticks represent the churches or the church in its entirety (Revelation 1:12-13; Revelation 1:20); no longer as the one Jewish church (represented by the one Sevenfold candlestick), restricted to one outward unity and locality
Powers - Once these "rulers of this world of darkness" are made up of Seven spirits; again, of thirty-six spirits. Yet each of the Seven are opposed and thwarted by one of God's chief angels
Isaiah - —There are Seven instances recorded in the Gospels in which Jesus quotes from the prophecies of Isaiah, besides numerous other cases in which His language is more or less manifestly reminiscent of expressions in the book. In only three of the above Seven cases is Isaiah mentioned by name, and in no case is there any indication that bears in the slightest degree upon the question as to the authorship of the various parts of the book
Famine - Who can doubt but that the plenty in Egypt, which was succeeded by Seven years famine, was to bring about the gracious purposes of the Lord concerning Joseph and his family, that Israel might be led out of Egypt? Who can question that the famine in the days of Elisha was the same, when we are told, that the Lord called for it Seven years
Asa - Of the cattle taken from Zerah, they sacrificed Seven hundred oxen, and Seven thousand sheep; they renewed the covenant with the Lord; and, with cymbals and trumpets sounding, they swore to the covenant, and declared that whoever should forsake the true worship of God, should be put to death
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Sacraments of the New Law The Council of Trent defined that Christ instituted Seven sacraments: ...
Baptism
Confirmation
Holy Eucharist
Penance
Extreme Unction
Holy Orders
Matrimony
The Greek Church and Eastern sects accept that these Seven are the sacraments
Baltimore, Maryland, City of - Begun in 1806, the cathedral was completed in 1821, consecrated in 1873, and within its walls have convened three plenary councils, ten provincial councils, the first Seven of which were practically plenary for the United States, and nine diocesan synods. The First Plenary Council (1852) proclaimed allegiance to the pope and belief in the entire Catholic faith, declared enactments of the Seven provincial councils obligatory for all dioceses in the country, prescribed the Roman Ritual and Baltimore Ceremonial, and adopted various measures for parochial and diocesan government
Olive - In Revelation 1:12; Revelation 1:20 he has likened the Seven churches to Seven golden λυχνίαι
Isaiah - —There are Seven instances recorded in the Gospels in which Jesus quotes from the prophecies of Isaiah, besides numerous other cases in which His language is more or less manifestly reminiscent of expressions in the book. In only three of the above Seven cases is Isaiah mentioned by name, and in no case is there any indication that bears in the slightest degree upon the question as to the authorship of the various parts of the book
Possidius, Bishop of Calama - In 407 he was one of a committee of Seven appointed by Xanthippus, primate of Numidia, at the request of Maurentius, bp. At the conference Possidius was one of the Seven Catholic managers ( Coll
Joshua, Book of - ...
The overthrow of Jericho gave more examples of the religious significance of Israel’s conquest: the role of the priests and the ark, the repeated use of the symbolic number ‘seven’ in the proceedings, and the judgment that followed disobedience to God’s commands (6:1-7:26). The Seven smaller tribes then received their tribal allotments (18:1-19:51)
Jacob - Hales on this transaction implicate Isaac also:—Thirty-seven years after, when Jacob was Seventy-seven years old, according to Abulfaragi, and Isaac a hundred and thirty-seven, when he was old, and his sight had failed, and he expected soon to die, his partiality for Esau led him to attempt to set aside the oracle, and the cession of Esau's birthright to Jacob, by conferring on him the blessing of Abraham, in reward for bringing him savoury venison to eat, before his death. And though he was supported with the assurance of the divine protection, and the renewal of the blessing of Abraham by God himself, in his remarkable vision at Bethel, and solemnly devoted himself to his service, wishing only for food and raiment, and vowing to profess the worship of God, and pay tithe unto him should he return back in peace, Genesis 28:10-22 ; yet he was forced to engage in a tedious and thankless servitude of Seven years, at first for Rachel, with Laban, who retaliated upon him the imposition he had practised on his own father; and substituted Leah, whom he hated, for Rachel, whom he loved; and thereby compelled him to serve Seven years more; and changed his wages several times during the remainder of his whole servitude of twenty years; in the course of which, as he pathetically complained, "the drought consumed him by day, and the frost by night, and the sleep departed from his eyes," in watching Laban's flocks, Genesis 31:40 ; and at last he was forced to steal away, and was only protected from Laban's vengeance, as afterward from Esau's, by divine interposition. ...
Jacob spent the remainder of his days in tranquillity and prosperity, enjoying the society of his beloved child Seventeen years. After a general mourning of Seventy days, he solicited the king's permission to go with the remains of Jacob into Canaan, to which Pharaoh consented; and with Joseph went up all the state officers and principal nobility of Egypt, so that when they came to the place of interment, the Canaanites were astonished, and said, "This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians," Genesis 50:1-11
Ark of Noah - It was built of gopher-wood, and made water-proof with bitumen, and was no doubt large enough to accommodate the eight persons of Noah's family and the animals to be saved in it-namely, of all birds and clean beasts Seven each, and of unclean beasts two each, male and female
Crucifixion - Our Lord uttered Seven memorable words from the cross, namely, (1) Luke 23:34 ; (2) 23:43; (3) John 19:26 ; (4) Matthew 27:46 , Mark 15:34 ; (5) John 19:28 ; John 19:30 ; (7) Luke 23:46
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The son of Dodo the Ahohite, of the tribe of Benjamin, one of the three most eminent of David's thirty-seven heroes (1 Chronicles 11:12 ) who broke through the Philistine host and brought him water from the well of Bethlehem (2 Samuel 23:9,16 )
Philip - ...
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One of the "seven" (Acts 6:5 ), called also "the evangelist" (21:8,9)
Bethshemesh - slopes of the mountains of Judah, "a low plateau at the junction of two fine plains" (Robinson), two miles from the Philistian plain, and Seven from Ekron. one twentieth instead of one tenth of the population, as sometimes; Seventy men in all, out of the population of Bethshemesh, which amounted to 1,400 in this view
Azariah - Several others: 1 Chronicles 6:36 = Ezra, 1 Chronicles 9:11; Nehemiah 3:23-24; Nehemiah 8:7; 2 Chronicles 29:12; 2 Chronicles 28:12; compare Jeremiah 43:2; Nehemiah 12:32-33; 1 Chronicles 2:38-39; Azariah whose name proves that the genealogy in 1 Chronicles 2:36-41 was made in Hezekiah's reign, for Azariah (1 Chronicles 2:38) appears from 2 Chronicles 23:1; 2 Chronicles 24:1, to have been captain when Joash was Seven years old, i
Judas - The New Testament mentions Seven men named Judas
Sacrament - ) The Romanists, however, add to this number confirmation, penance, extreme unction, ordination, and marriage, holding in all Seven sacraments
Gezer - ” Major Canaanite city nineteen miles northwest of Jerusalem at tell Gezer on the edge of the foothills of Judah near the Shephelah, Seven miles southeast of Ramleh
Proselyte - They were bound only to conform to the so-called Seven precepts of Noah, viz
Tongues, Confusion of - "We say for the other, that is, this edifice, the house of the Seven Lights of the Earth, the most ancient monument of Borsippa, a former king built it [2], but he did not complete its head
Timnah - As Beit Atab, into which Samson went down for refuge (now called Hasuta), answers to the rock Elam ("eagle's nest"), so Seven miles off is a low hill, and close by is a chapel sacred to sheikh Nedhir, "the Nazarite chief," and higher up is the ruin "Ism-Allah," i
Samos - and 14 miles at its greatest breadth, separated from the mainland by the strait of Mycale (the Little Boghaz), Seven stadia in width, in which the Greek fleet gained a great victory over the Persians in 479 b
Penitents - On the day of execution they walk in procession before them, singing the Seven penitential psalms, and the litanies; and after they are dead, they take them down from the gibbet, and bury them: their habit is black sackcloth
Deuterocanonical - The deuterocanonical books in the modern canon are, the book of Esther, either the whole, or at least the Seven last chapters thereof; the epistle to the Hebrews; that of James, and that of Jude; the second of St
Noah - After Seven days, the rain began and lasted for 40 days
Zadok - The genealogy mentions a second Zadok Seven generations later of whom we know little, but his name emphasizes the fact that standard names do reappear in genealogical lists
Leviathan - Leviathan here has several heads; the great serpent of Babylonian tradition had Seven
Gentiles - The times of the gentile monarchies answer to Israel's Seven times punishment (Leviticus 26:18; Leviticus 26:21-24)
Deacon, Deaconess - The Seven (Acts 6) are probably not to be identified with the later deacons
Henry Viii, King - His work against Luther, in defense of the Seven Sacraments, the Mass, and papal supremacy, won for him the title "Defender of the Faith," conferred by Pope Leo X
Tone - ) A sound considered as to pitch; as, the Seven tones of the octave; she has good high tones
Hair - Samson had Seven plaits in his hair, Judges 16:13; Judges 16:19; and these must have been fastened with a fillet
High Priest - The services of consecration were prolonged, lasting Seven days, Exodus 29:35, and elaborate
Heliopolis - The Seventy mention expressly, Exodus 1:11 , that On is Heliopolis. There were nineteen columns on each side, or fifty-four in all, only six of which are now standing, and they were Seven feet in diameter, and sixty-two feet high, besides the entablature of nearly fourteen feet
Expiation - Then with the blood of the bullock, which he had offered for his own sins and those of all the priests, in which he dipped his finger, and sprinkled towards the veil of the tabernacle eight times; and having mixed it with the blood of the bullock, he sprinkled again towards horns of the altar of incense Seven times, and once above it towards the east; after which, having again left the sanctuary and taken with him the basins of blood, he poured out the whole on the floor of the altar of burnt-offering
Elder - And now we find ‘elders of the city’ the governing body of the town ( Ruth 4:2 ; Rth 4:9 , 1 Samuel 11:3 , 1 Kings 21:8 ; 1Ki 21:11 , 2 Kings 10:1 ; 2 Kings 10:5 ); the little town of Succoth boasted no fewer than Seventy-seven ( Judges 8:14 )
Serpents - Venomous serpents were abundant in Egypt and Arabia, and Seven different kinds are mentioned in the Hebrew scriptures, some of which are identified with existing species
John, Gospel of - ( John 1:19 ; John 20:29 ) (a) Various events relating to our Lord's ministry, narrated in connection with Seven journeys, ch. (John 10:22-42 ) ...
Seventh journey, in Judea towards Bethany, ch
Tabernacle - Nehemiah 8:14-18 ), it is called "the feast of tabernacles" (or "booths," sukkoth), and was appointed for Seven days at Jerusalem from the 15th to the 22nd Tishri (approximately October), to remind the people that their fathers dwelt in these in the wilderness journeys
Joseph - Joseph predicted Seven years of plenty followed by Seven years of famine and recommended a program of preparation by storing grain
Council - Prideaux Seven, and bishop Beveridge eight, which, he says, are all the general councils which have ever been held since the time of the first Christian emperor. Their regulations are contained in twenty-seven canons, the heads of which the reader may find in Dupin
Grecians - The first church at Jerusalem was composed of these two classes, the "Hebrew" and the "Grecian" Jews; from whence, when the Grecian widows complained of being "neglected in the daily ministrations" of alms, the Seven chosen to rectify matters were all "Grecians," judging from their Greek names, Stephen, Prochorus, etc. Acts 11:20, "Greeks" is the reading of the Alexandrinus manuscript rightly for "Grecians," for the "Grecians",were long before a recognized portion of the church (Acts 6:1), and some of those "scattered abroad" were among them (for none of the Seven" Grecian" deacons, except Stephen, was as yet martyred) (See CHRISTIAN); the new name marking the new epoch in the church
Day - In consequence of this defect, the clepsydra was invented, which was used in Persia as late as the Seventeenth century in its simplest form. We observe, therefore, that the sun in Palestine, at the summer solstice, rises at five of our time, and sets about Seven. At the winter solstice, it rises about Seven, and sets about five
Anger, Angry - ...
Thumos is found eighteen times in the NT, ten of which are in the Apocalypse, in Seven of which the reference is to the wrath of God; so in Romans 2:8 , RV, "wrath (thumos) and indignation" (orge); the order in the AV is inaccurate. " ...
(3) Aganakteo, see A, Note (3), is rendered in various ways in the Seven places where it is used; "moved with indignation," Matthew 20:24 ; 21:15 , RV (AV, "sore displeased"); "had indignation," Matthew 26:8 ; Mark 14:4
Jubilee - ) The 50th Jubilee, after Seven weeks of years, when alienated lands returned to the original owners and Hebrew bondservants were freed (Leviticus 25:8-16; Leviticus 25:23-55; Leviticus 27:16-25; Numbers 36:4). Liberty to bondservants was given every Seventh or sabbatical year. If a Hebrew in poverty disposed of his land the price was regulated by the number of years to run until Jubilee, the sabbatical Seventh years not being counted. ...
It was in the 50th year, so that, the 49th also being a sabbath year, two sabbatical years came together, just as Pentecost came the 50th Jubilee at the end of the Seven weeks (49 days) closing with the sabbath. Remission of debts was on each sabbatical Seventh year; the bondage for debt was all that Jubilee delivered from
Philadelphia - Ramsay accordingly calls her ‘the Missionary City’ (The Letters to the Seven Churches, p. Ramsay, The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia, 1904; Murray’s Handbook to Asia Minor, 1895
Symmachus q. Aurelius - Ambrose himself, whom Cardinal Mai considers to be the Ambrose to whom Seven of his letters are addressed (Epp. Among other, Seven Irish wolf-dogs are mentioned (Epp
Theodotus, Martyr at Ancyra - The narrative of his martyrdom is intermingled with that of the Seven Virgins of Ancyra . Library - ...
The Material and Form of Ancient Books The earliest writings, which were from Mesopotamia, were inscribed in cuneiform on clay tablets, which ranged in size from six by-six-inches up to Seven-by-thirteen inches. Texts written in five scripts and Seven languages from the libraries of Ugarit shed important light on the literary and religious background of the Canaanites. ) we have a record of only Seven scribes out of a population of 3,000
Bible, History of Interpretation - The fact is that in some periods of Christian history people actually found as many as Seven entirely different meanings in a given passage of Scripture. Indeed, Middle Ages interpreters expanded on Origen's two meanings and found anywhere from four to Seven different levels or types of meanings. The ordinary person could not possibly know how to derive from four to Seven different levels of meaning out of a given passage
Laodicea - ’...
The last of the Epistles to the Seven Churches of Asia is addressed to Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22). Each of the Seven Epistles is of course concerned with a Christian church rather than with a city, but the Christians were citizens, and the spirit of the city could not be kept out of the church. Ramsay, The Letters to the Seven Churches, 1904, pp
Tabernacle, the - The light typified the manifestation of God by the Spirit, the Seven lamps being figurative of heavenly completeness. ...
Amid the coming judgements, we read of "the temple [1] of the tabernacle of the testimony" being opened in heaven, and out of the temple proceed the Seven angels having the Seven vials
Marriage - ...
The wedding festivities commonly lasted Seven days for a maid, and three days for a widow. The ceremonies of Samson's wedding continued Seven whole days, Judges 14:17,18 . These Seven days of rejoicing were commonly spent in the house of the woman's father, after which they conducted the bride to her husband's home
Sabbath - God having created the world in six days, "rested" on the Seventh, Genesis 2:2,3 ; that is, he ceased from producing new beings in this creation; and because he had rested on it, he "blessed" or sanctified it, and appointed it in a peculiar manner for his worship. Noah sent forth the raven from the ark, and the dove thrice, at intervals of Seven days, Genesis 8:1-22 . " Of the Seven days of the pass-over, the first was a Sabbath, and on the second was a festival in which the fruits of the harvest were offered to God, Leviticus 23:5,9 , etc. From this second day the Jews reckoned Seven weeks or the first Sabbath which occurred after this second day, was called the first week or Sabbath after the second day
Head - The Seven heads of the Apocalyptic red dragon (i. Satan [6]) apparently denote the abundance of his power; the Seven heads of his agent, the Beast 13:1; 17:9), are explicitly referred both to the Seven hills of Rome and to Seven Emperors
Tabernacle - The altar of burnt offerings, especially, was sanctified by sacrifices during Seven days, Exodus 29:37 ; while rich donations were given by the princes of the tribes for the service of the sanctuary, Numbers 7:1 . The public sacrifices consisted of two rams and fourteen lambs on each of the first Seven days, together with thirteen bullocks on the first day, twelve on the second, eleven on the third, ten on the fourth, nine on the fifth, eight on the sixth, and Seven on the Seventh; while on the eighth day one bullock, one ram, and Seven lambs were offered, Numbers 29:12-39 . On every Seventh year, the law of Moses was also read in public, in the presence of all the people, Deuteronomy 31:10-13 Nehemiah 8:18
Head - The Seven heads of the Apocalyptic red dragon (i. Satan [6]) apparently denote the abundance of his power; the Seven heads of his agent, the Beast 13:1; 17:9), are explicitly referred both to the Seven hills of Rome and to Seven Emperors
Church Government - ...
The first line of distinction is between the apostles and the other believers; and this line is continued as a distinction between rulers of any kind and those who are ruled-the Seven, elders, deacons, etc. ...
The Twelve left the selection of the Seven, which was a first step towards development, to the whole body of Christians, most of whom were Palestinian Jews. One of the Seven was only a proselyte, and we have here a very early illustration of the expansive power of the Church. The common identification of the Seven with the deacons is questionable. ...
The apostles’ plan of leaving the choice of the Seven to the community was perhaps followed by St
Maon - " Now Mat, a conical hill, Seven miles S
Dead Sea - of mineral salts, about Seven times as much as in ordinary sea-water; thus they are unusually buoyant
Japheth - of Mesopotamia and Syria Japhetic, comprising Seven principal races within the geographical limits known to him
Well - deep, Seven feet six inches in diameter, and lined with rough masonry; a pitcher unbroken at the bottom evidenced that there was water at some seasons, otherwise the fall would have broken the pitcher
Jacob's Well - The true mouth of the well is but four feet long, and opens into the well itself, which is Seven and a half feet in diameter, and now owing to rubbish only 75 ft
Millennium - 32 and 33), time is described as a week of Seven days, each of one thousand years in length
School - Simon ben Shetah, the leader of the Pharisees, founded schools for boys of sixteen and Seventeen to promote the study of the Scriptures. Boys entered at the age of six or Seven and continued until thirteen
Gordianus, Father of Pope Gregory the Great - Gordianus is designated "Regionarius," from which, as well as from his dress, Baronius supposes that he was one of the Seven cardinal deacons of Rome, it having been not uncommon, he says, for married men, with the consent of their wives, to embrace clerical or monastic life
Gain - Money at interest may gain five, six, or Seven per cent
Impurity - ...
Other pollutions continued Seven days; as, that which was contracted by touching a dead body
Jubilee - among the Jews, denotes every fiftieth year; being that following the revolution of Seven weeks of years; at which time all the slaves were made free, and all lands reverted to their ancient owners
Ishmaelites - Of Ishmael's personal history, we merely learn from the sacred writings, that he joined with his brother Isaac in paying the last tribute of respect to the remains of their father; and that he died at the age of a hundred and thirty-seven years, B
Rate - the ship sails at the rate of Seven knots an hour
Philadelphia - There is no record of the beginning of the Church at Philadelphia, but in the Apocalypse it is one of the Seven churches to which, as heads of districts, special messages are sent
Nicolaitans - 1) he asserts that the Nicolaitans had disseminated their heresy long before Cerinthus, and he makes their founder Nicolas, one of the Seven
Murmuring - γογγυσμός and γογγύζειν are used Seven times in the Septuagint in reference to Israel in the wilderness
Holy Spirit - Of the eighty-seven times that the Spirit is described as wind, thirty-seven describe the wind as the agent of God, mostly baneful, and ever strong and intense
Sabbath - He is so constituted that his bodily welfare needs at least one day in Seven for rest from ordinary labour. ...
The ancient Babylonian calendar, as seen from recently recovered inscriptions on the bricks among the ruins of the royal palace, was based on the division of time into weeks of Seven days. Originally at creation the Seventh day of the week was set apart and consecrated as the Sabbath. ...
After his resurrection, which took place on the first day of the week (Matthew 28:1 ; Mark 16:2 ; Luke 24:1 ; John 20:1 ), we never find Christ meeting with his disciples on the Seventh day
Sardis - No one of the Seven Churches of the province of Asia, not even Laodicea, is so severely rebuked as Sardis. Ramsay, The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia, 1904, p
Judges - ...
Salian remarks Seven points wherein they differed from kings,...
1. But Josephus, whose authority has greater weight, speaks of Seven judges in each, without any such distinction of greater and less. These are called elders, and were Seventy in number, Numbers 11:16-17 ; Numbers 11:24-25 . But it does not appear whether or not this consistory of Seventy elders was a perpetual, or only a temporary, institution. Some have supposed that it was the same that afterward became famous under the appellation of sanhedrim; but others conceive the institution of the Seventy elders to have been only temporary, for the assistance of Moses in the government, before the settlement in the land of Canaan; and that the sanhedrim was first set up in the time of the Maccabees
Pseudepigrapha - This writing describes the contents of the Seven heavens and divides time into Seven one-thousand year periods. In the account of the Seven sons who are martyred, the author greatly expanded the account but left out all references to resurrection
Nile - The Seven years' famine under Joseph is confirmed by the Seven years' famine in the reign of Fatimee Khaleefeh El-Mustansir bi-'llah, owing to the failure of water. Two alone of the Seven noted branches of the mouth (of which the Pelusiac was the most eastern) remain, the Damietta (Phanitic) and Rosetta (Bolbitine) mouths, originally artificial (Herodotus ii
Pilgrimage - In compassing the Caaba, which they do Seven times, beginning at the corner where the black stone is fixed, they use a short, quick pace the first three times they go round it, and a grave ordinary pace the four last; which it is said is ordered by Mahomet, that his followers might show themselves strong and active, to cut off the hopes of the infidels, who gave out that the immoderate heats of Medina had rendered them weak. The running between Safa and Meriva is also performed Seven times, partly with a slow pace, and partly running; for they walk gravely till they come to a place between two pillars; and there they run, and afterwards walk again, sometimes looking back, and sometimes stoping, like one who had lost something, to represent Hagar seeking water for her son; for the ceremony is said to be as ancient as her time. The next morning by day-break they visit Al Masher al Karam, or the sacred monument; and, departing thence before sun-rise, haste by Batn Mohasser to the valley of Mina, where they throw Seven stones at three marks or pillars, in imitation of Abraham, who, meeting the devil in that place, and being by him disturbed in his devotions, or tempted to disobedience when he was going to sacrifice his son, was commanded by God to drive him away by throwing stones at him; though others pretend this rite to be as old as Adam, who also put the devil to flight in the same place, and by the same means. This penance they undertook voluntarily, some for three, others for five or Seven years, as they pleased, and then returned home to their callings
Feasts - Pentecost was Seven weeks (sevens) after Passover; passover and the feast of tabernacles lasted Seven days each; the days of holy convocation were Seven in the year, two at Passover, one at pentecost, one at the feast of trumpets, one on the day of atonement (the first day or new moon of the Seventh month), and two at the feast of tabernacles. The last two solemn days were in the Seventh month, and the cycle of feasts is Seven months, from Nisan to Tisri. ...
(3) At the feast of tabernacles, in the end of the common year and the Seventh month of the religious year, there was a feast of ingathering when all the fruits of the field had been gathered in. ...
Solomon (appropriately to his name, which means king of peace) also did so, for his reign was preeminently the period of peaceful possession when every man dwelt under his own vine and figtree (1 Kings 4:25); immediately after that the last relic of wilderness life was abolished by the ark being taken from under curtains and deposited in the magnificent temple of stone in the Seventh month (2 Chronicles 5:3), the feast of tabernacles was celebrated on the 15th day, and on the 23rd Solomon sent the great congregation away glad in heart for the goodness that the Lord had showed unto David, Solomon, and Israel His people. ...
The third celebration especially recorded was after the Babylonian captivity, when the Jews were re-established in their home under Ezra and Nehemiah, and all gathered themselves together as one man on the first day of the Seventh month, the feast of trumpets
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The phrase "and straightway" occurs nearly forty times in this Gospel; while in Luke's Gospel, which is much longer, it is used only Seven times, and in John only four times
Midianite - Some two hundred and fifty years after this the Midianites had regained their ancient power, and in confederation with the Amalekites and the "children of the east" they made war against their old enemies the Israelites, whom for Seven years they oppressed and held in subjection
Ephesus - Probably during this period the Seven churches of the Apocalypse were founded, not by Paul's personal labours, but by missionaries whom he may have sent out from Ephesus, and by the influence of converts returning to their homes
Nahash - So successful had he been in his marauding campaigns that he self confidently thought it impossible any Israelite army could rescue Jabesh Gilead; so he gave them the Seven days' respite they craved, the result of which was their deliverance, and his defeat by Saul
Babel, Tower of - It is an oblong pyramid, in Seven receding and successively lessening stages
Lamech - See Genesis 4:23-24, "a man I slay (I am determined to slay), for my wound, a young man for my hurt; for (if) Cain shall be avenged Sevenfold, Lamech (will be avenged) Seventy and Seven fold": whoever inflicts wound or blow (stripe) on me, man or youth, I will surely slay; if God will avenge Cain's cause, when assailed, Sevenfold, I have power in my hands (by the bronze and steel of Tubal-cain's discovery) to avenge myself ten times more. Possibly his reasoning is: I slew a youth for a wound and bruise he inflicted on me; as I did it under provocation, not as Cain without provocation and in cold blood, since Cain was protected by God's threat of Sevenfold vengeance, I am sure of Seventy and Sevenfold vengeance on any assailant
Basilidians - He acknowledged the existence of one Supreme God, perfect in goodness and wisdom, who produced from his own substance Seven beings, or aions, of a most excellent nature
Small - Notice 2 Kings 5:14: “Then went he down, and dipped himself Seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child
Sarah - He was about thirty-seven years old when Sarah died (Genesis 23:1; Genesis 23:19)
Leaven - The Israelites on pain of death were to have none in their houses or in the land during Passover for Seven days, from 14th Nisan (Exodus 12:15; Exodus 12:19; Exodus 12:39; Exodus 13:7; Exodus 23:18; Deuteronomy 16:3-4)
Hair - So Samson's "seven locks" (Judges 16:13; Judges 16:19; compare 1 Timothy 2:9; 1 Peter 3:3)
Remnant - ’ The comparison here is with the ‘seven thousand men’ who during the religious persecution of Ahab’s reign had not ‘bowed the knee to Baal’ (1 Kings 19:18)
Kinsman-Redeemer - ...
Although the term "kinsman-redeemer" is used only Seven times in the NIV (all in the Book of Ruth) and "avenger of blood" is used twelve times, the Hebrew verb ga'al [ Genesis 48:16 ; Exodus 6:6 ); redeems property (Leviticus 27:9-25 ) or person (Leviticus 25:47-55 ); avenges the murder of a relative as a guiltless executioner (Numbers 35:9-34 ); and receives restitution for wrong done to a relative who has since died (Numbers 5:8 )
Gallio - The accuracy of Scripture appears in the title "proconsul" (deputy), for Achaia was made a senatorial province by Claudius Seven or eight years before Paul's visit, having been previously an imperial province governed by a legate; and the senatorial provinces alone had "proconsuls
Asterius, Bishop of Amasea - Chrysostom, and the remaining Seven were published by Cotelier, Mon
Sabbath - The first time the Sabbath is specifically mentioned in scripture is in Exodus 16:23 , after the manna had been given from heaven; but the Sabbath clearly had its origin in the sanctification and blessing of the Seventh day after the six days of creative work. The Sabbath was soon after definitely enacted in the ten commandments, Exodus 20:8-11 , and reference is there made to God having rested on the Seventh day after the work of creation as the basis of the institution. Nevertheless, it appears to be a principle of God's government of the earth that man and beast should have one day in Seven as a respite from labour, all needing it physically
Abaddon - The rabbis use Abaddon, from Psalms 88:12 ("Shall Thy lovingkindness be declared in destruction?") (abaddon ) as the second of the Seven names for the region of the dead
Dragon - In each case, with the exception of 13:11 (‘as a dragon’), the reference is to the symbolical ‘great red dragon’ with Seven heads and ten horns (12:3) who is expressly identified with ‘the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan’ (v
To - ) Comparison; as, three is to nine as nine is to twenty-seven; it is ten to one that you will offend him
Ear - (Isaiah 6:10) Hence! no less than Seven times in the Scripture; (as, if to denote the awfulness of such a state) the dreadful condition of the ungodly is described under those characters
To - ) Comparison; as, three is to nine as nine is to twenty-seven; it is ten to one that you will offend him
Lunatics - Mary of Magdala, or the Magdalene, was afflicted with Seven demons, Mark 16:9
Behemoth - Then length of a male has been known to be Seventeen feet, the height Seven feet, and the circumference fifteen; the head three feet; the mouth in width about two feet
Canaanites - ...
Besides these Seven tribes, there were several others of the same parentage, dwelling north of Canaan
a'Arat - It rises immediately out of the plain of the Araxes, and terminates in two conical peaks, named the Great and Less Ararat, about Seven miles distant from each other; the former of which attain an elevation of 17,260 feet above the level of the sea and about 14,000 above the plain of the Araxes, while the latter is lower by 4000 feet
Foreigner - ...
Foreigners who worked for Israelites were to have one day rest in Seven the same as Israelites (Exodus 20:10)
Joannes, Silentiarius, Bishop of Colonia - Here he remained silent about Seven years, only leaving his cave every third or fourth day to collect wild apples, the usual food of the solitaries
Tabernacle - ...
The whole tabernacle was completed in Seven months. The first encampment of the Israelites after crossing the Jordan was at Gilgal, and there the tabernacle remained for Seven years (Joshua 4:19 )
Ship - With a fair wind an ancient ship would sail fully Seven knots an hour. To an ancient vessel, of which the hull was more clumsy and the yards could not be braced so tight, it would be safe to assign Seven points as the limit
Baptism of the Holy Spirit - Seven New Testament passages speak of baptism of/in/with/by the Holy Spirit. The Seventh is 1 Corinthians 12:13 , which refers to the initiation of all the Corinthian Christians into the church. 134), all Seven scriptural references "point not to a second experience, but to an unrepeatable, if complex, plunging into Christ, with repentance and faith, justification and forgiveness, sonship and public witness, the gift of the Holy Spirit and the seal of belonging, all being part of initiation into Christ, " even if "some parts of the whole [1] seen sooner than others
Evangelist - Philip, one of the Seven, is so called in one of the ‘we’ sections of Acts (Acts 21:8), which may mean that he was the evangelist out of the Seven, i
Samuel, Second Book of - He committed his way unto the Lord, asked to which of the cities he should go, and was content to reign in Hebron Seven years and six months, until God's time was come for him to reign over the whole of the tribes. David sought to make reparation, and the Gibeonites asked that Seven of the descendants of Saul should be given them, and they would hang them up before the Lord
Evangelist - Philip, one of the Seven, is so called in one of the ‘we’ sections of Acts (Acts 21:8), which may mean that he was the evangelist out of the Seven, i
Sepulchre - But within you arrive in a large fair room, about Seven yards square, cut out of the natural rock. Of these the two innermost are deeper than the rest, having a second descent of about six or Seven steps into them
Passover - The day following, being the fifteenth, reckoned from six o'clock of the preceding evening, was the grand feast of the Passover, which continues Seven days, usually called "the days of unleavened bread," or "the Passover," Luke 22:1 ; but only the first and the Seventh day were peculiarly solemn, Leviticus 23:5-8 Numbers 28:16,17 Matthew 26:17 . Besides the private family festival, there were public and national sacrifices offered on each of the Seven days of unleavened bread, Numbers 28:19
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs - -He implores his brethren and children to avoid fornication; for his own sin he was smitten with a sore disease for Seven months, and would have perished but for the prayer of his father Jacob. On recovery he repented with abstinence from flesh and wine for Seven years. In this period he received revelations concerning the Seven spirits of deceit (i. 2 but is an interpolation, with Stoic affinities, describing the Seven bodily senses). In punishment for his wrath, Simeon’s right hand was half-withered for Seven days, whereupon he repented and besought the Lord (i. He enters into each of the three (‘seven,’ β) heavens, which are briefly described (i. He describes his second vision; Seven angels consecrate him and put on him the high-priestly robes; they foretell his descendants’ three-fold offices (i. For ‘seventy weeks’ they will go astray and profane the priesthood, and murder ‘a man who reneweth the law in the power of the Most High’ (xiv. ]'>[4] [5] Beatitude - ’...
The Seven Beatitudes in Luke 6:3-9 describe the graces of the Christian character; these are followed in Luke 6:10 by another Beatitude which assumes that those who possess these graces, and are, therefore, not of the world, will, so long as they are in the world, be exposed to its hatred. In the first Seven we behold the several rainbow hues of the light which reflects in human conduct the glory of the heavenly Father (Luke 6:16); in the eighth that light is seen in conflict with the darkness it is destined to overcome. ...
If Matthew 5:10-12 is not counted as a Beatitude, the number of perfection—seven—is obtained. Bruce refers to the ‘seven golden sentences’ which sum up the felicity of the Kingdom, though he afterwards enumerates eight classes of the blessed (The Training of the Twelve, p. ) prefers the mystical significance of eight to similar interpretations of Seven; for if Seven is the number of rest after labour, ‘eight is the number of blessedness and glory after rest’; he also dwells on the annexing of the promise of the Kingdom of heaven to the eighth Beatitude as well as to the first: ‘This is the consummation of blessedness; the recurring note of the beatific octave; also in the eighth Beatitude the word “blessed” is repeated for the sake of greater certainty and emphasis. The Seventh might be said to point to the righteousness whose work is peace. Yet it seems better to distinguish the eighth Beatitude from the other Seven; it diners from them essentially, for it attaches blessedness to endurance of opposition and not to inward qualities, to conduct and not to character, to something a man does and not to what he is. In the Seven Beatitudes on character, there are two triads
Revelation, Theology of - John explicitly identifies the great harlot as the Rome of his day, which was famous for its "seven hills" (17:9,18), and the beast as the succession of emperors (17:10), while later he paints the fate of both the harlot and the beast in cosmic size, with apocalyptic colors (19:1-8,11-21). 5; 7:14; 12:11; 13:8), now capped with Seven horns representing a plenitude of power (5:6). ...
The Spirit (the author does not use the term "Holy Spirit") is not mentioned in many passages that speak of God and Christ side by side (5:13; 6:16; 7:10; 11:15; 12:10; 14:4; 20:6; 21:22,23; 22:1,3), but appears as Seven spirits who wait before God's throne (1:4; 4:5) and serve as the Lamb's intelligence in the world (3:1; 5:6). Instead of the Lamb's Seven horns it has a monstrous Seven heads and ten horns, with diadems on the horns to rival the Lamb (13:1; 17:3,7). Hemer, The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia in Their Local Setting ; R
Zechariah, the Book of - ...
The "seven eyes upon the one stone" are carved on it; not so much the eyes of the Father (the eye symbolizing providence, Seven perfection) and of angels and saints ever fixed on Him (Revelation 6:5-69; 1 Timothy 3:16; John 3:14-15; John 12:32; John 8:66), as His own Sevenfold fullness of grace, and of the Spirit's gifts put "UPON Him" by God, so that "He shall not judge after the sight of His eyes" (Isaiah 11:2-3; Isaiah 42:1; John 1:16; John 3:34; Colossians 1:19; Colossians 2:9); He is the living stone who not only attracts the eyes of His people, but emits from Himself all illumination. ...
The fifth vision (Zechariah 4:1-9), the candlestick or chandelier with Seven lights, fed by Seven tubes apiece, borrowed from the tabernacle (Exodus 25:31, etc. The Seven times Seven imply the manifold modes by which the Spirit imparts grace to the church in her manifold work of enlightening the world. ...
Seventh vision
Daniel, the Book of - The "seventy weeks" (Daniel 9:24) probably date from 457 B. The Seventy weeks of years are divided into 7, 62, and...
1. The Messianic time (seven years) is the sabbath of Israel's history, in which it had the offer of all God's mercies, but was cut off temporarily for rejecting them. The Seven weeks or Sevens in the beginning, i. The 62 are the intermediate period of 434 years between the Seven and the one, and in them was no revelation; in all 490 years. The closing one week (or Seven years) includes the 3 1/2, years of Jesus' own preaching to the Jews, and 3 1/2 of the apostles' preaching to the Jews only; then the persecution as to Stephen drove the evangelists from Jerusalem to Samaria
Seventy (2) - SEVENTY. —The mission of the Seventy,* [2] Seventy was regarded by the Jews as a complete number of persons for any important work. ‡ [3] Our Lord may have had specially in view (1) the Seventy elders under Moses, who was a type of Himself; (2) the Hebrew tradition that the nations scattered at Babel were Seventy in number (pseud. ]'>[4] on Genesis 11:8),§ [2] and others, owing to (1) the silence of the other Gospels regarding it; (2) the lack of later authentic trace of the Seventy; the close resemblance between the mission of the Seventy and that of the Twelve, being suggestive, it is argued, of confusion. ...
(1) The argument from silence is not strong; because, owing to the temporary character, so far as appears, of the commission, there was nothing in the organization of the Church, as it existed when the three Gospels were written, such as would constrain an Evangelist to relate the history of the Seventy; whereas the position and work of the Twelve made it natural, if not necessary, to give some account of the origin of the Apostolate. (3) It is inaccurate to say that there is no authentic trace of the Seventy in later times. , names Barnabas, Matthias, and Cephas, who ‘had the same name with the Apostle,’ as others of the Seventy. ]'>[10] The early disappearance of the Seventy as an organization is readily accounted for. One, as we have seen, became an Apostle; Philip became one of the ‘Seven ‘of Acts 6; a considerable number were probably included in one or other of the orders of evangelists, prophets, pastors, and teachers (Ephesians 4:11). The individuals thus, for the most part, doubtless survived, and occupied more or less influential positions; although the office itself, like that of the ‘Seven,’ disappeared. The appointment of the Seventy for a definite ministry, yet without ecclesiastical authority such as was conferred on the Twelve, is significant and instructive. Yet the appointment of the Seventy clearly indicates the principle that Christian ministry, including preaching, is neither to be confined to those who bear rule, nor regarded as entitling those who exercise such ministry to receive office as rulers
Bible, Canon of the - The Seven churches of Asia were clearly all expected to receive a copy of the Revelation of John for reading in their assemblies. ...
Eusebius distinguishes four groups of books: (1) accepted (most of our twenty-seven), (2) disputed (James, Jude, 2Peter, 2,3John), (3) rejected (various apocryphal New Testament books), and (4) heretical (primarily pseudepigraphical books). ...
The first exclusive list of our twenty-seven books is in the festal letter #96 of Athanasius (a. The first exclusive list of our twenty-seven books in their current familiar order is in the writings of Amphilocius of Iconium in a
Persia - ...
The king, a despot, had a council, "seven princes of Persia and Media which see his face and sit the first in the kingdom" (Esther 1:14; Ezra 7:14). 70-79) and Behistun inscription mention Seven chiefs who organized the revolt against Smerdis (the Behistun rock W. By destroying the Persian temples and abolishing the Oromasdian chants and ceremonies, and setting up fire altars, Pseudo Smerdis aliented the Persians, Darius, son of Hystaspes, of the blood royal, revolted, and slew him after his Seven months' reign. His marriage with Esther in his Seventh year immediately followed his flight from Greece, when lie gave himself up to the pleasures of the seraglio
Demetrius - After Seven years, Alexander Balas (wh
Stone - Revelation 18:21 (see MILLSTONE); (e) the "tables (or tablets)" of the Law, 2 Corinthians 3:7 ; (f) "idol images," Acts 17:29 ; (g) the "treasures" of commercial Babylon, Revelation 18:12,16 ; (II) metaphorically, of (a) Christ, Romans 9:33 ; 1 Peter 2:4,6,8 ; (b) believers, 1 Peter 2:5 ; (c) spiritual edification by scriptural teaching, 1 Corinthians 3:12 ; (d) the adornment of the foundations of the wall of the spiritual and heavenly Jerusalem, Revelation 21:19 ; (e) the adornment of the Seven angels in Revelation 15:6 , RV (so the best texts; some have linon, "linen," AV); (f) the adornment of religious Babylon, Revelation 17:4 ; (III) figuratively, of Christ, Revelation 4:3 ; 21:11 , where "light" stands for "Light-giver" (phoster)
Evangelist - " Philip had been set apart as one of the Seven (Acts 7; 8; 21) by the laying on of the apostles' hands
Heaven - ...
The Hebrews, like other ancient peoples, believed in a plurality of heavens (Deuteronomy 10:14 ), and the literature of Judaism speaks of Seven
Evangelist - Philip, one of the Seven (cf
Famine - There is the famous Seven years’ famine of Genesis 26:1 ff
Book - The form of a roll explains how a book could have several seals, a portion being rolled up and a seal attached; then another portion rolled up and another seal, like the Seven-sealed book of Revelation
Jericho - On the Seventh day, after being compassed Seven times (double type of perfection) the priests blowing their trumpets, the people shouted, and the walls of the city fell down
Gallus, Caesar - In the general massacre of the younger branches of the imperial family on the death of Constantine in 337, two young brothers were alone preserved—Gallus who was ill of a sickness which seemed likely to be mortal, and Julian a child of Seven
Genealogy of the Lord Jesus - In 2 Chronicles 22:9 Ahaziah is called the son of Jehoshaphat; whereas he was his grandson; and by comparing the generations in 1 Chronicles 6:3-15 with Ezra 7:1-5 Seven names will be found to be omitted in the latter
Ischyras, Egyptian bp - Migne) and there had a conventicle attended by Seven persons at most (77, 83)
Artaxerxes - From this year, chronologers reckon the beginning of Daniel's Seventy weeks, Daniel 11:29 . Prideaux, who discourses very copiously, and with great learning, on this prophecy, maintains that the decree mentioned in it for the restoring and rebuilding of Jerusalem, cannot be understood of that granted to Nehemiah, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes; but of that granted to Ezra, by the same Artaxerxes, in the Seventh year of his reign. Artaxerxes reigned forty-seven years, and died in the year of the world 3579, and before Jesus Christ 425
Gibeon - They answered, "Seven of Saul's sons we will put to death, to avenge the blood of our brethren
Behemoth - The male has been found Seventeen feet in length, fifteen in circumference, and Seven in height
Wash - Wash in Jordan Seven times
Jer'Icho - ( Joshua 3:16 ) It was five miles west of the Jordan and Seven miles northwest of the Dead Sea
Pattern - In the EV_ of the NT ‘pattern’ occurs Seven times, representing four different words in the original-τύπος, ὑποτύπωσις, ὑπόδειγμα, and ἀντίτυπον
Joannes Scholasticus, Bishop of Constantinople - Seven months after his appointment Justinian died
Temple, Solomon's - " ...
At length, in the autumn of the eleventh year of his reign, Seven and a half years after it had been begun, the temple was completed in all its architectural magnificence and beauty. The feast of dedication, which lasted Seven days, followed by the feast of tabernacles, marked a new era in the history of Israel
Mary Magdalene - " Gratitude moved Mary Magdalene, as Christ had cast out of her Seven (the number for completeness, i. The Seven demons that had possessed her were her misfortune, not the proof that she had been in the common sense "a woman which was a sinner
Lamp - In addition to the normal lamp with a single wick, the excavations in northern and southern Palestine have brought to light numerous specimens of ‘multiple lamps,’ a favourite form of which consisted of a bowl, having its rim pinched into three, four, or Seven spouts (see BM Exc . An interesting specimen of a lamp with Seven spouts and stand in one piece was found by Sellin at Taanach (illust
Smyrna - (Revelation 2:8-11) is at once the briefest and the most eulogistic of all the Seven Letters. Ramsay, The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia, 1904, p
Angel - ...
Revelation 1:20 (b) This word is probably the title given to the leader or the shepherd or the pastor of each of the Seven churches mentioned in chapters 2,3. The messages were sent to these Seven men who in turn were to instruct the church concerning GOD's Word
Agrippa - 3997, three years before the birth of our Saviour, and Seven years before the vulgar aera. 44, after a reign of Seven years. The emperor, we are told by Josephus, was inclined to give him all the dominions that had been possessed by his father, but was dissuaded from it, Agrippa being only Seventeen years of age; and he kept him therefore at his court four years
Maccabees - Those, also, who suffered under Ptolemy Philopater of Alexandria, fifty years before this period, were afterward called Maccabees; and so were Eleazar, and the mother and her Seven sons, though they suffered before Judas erected his standard with the motto from which the appellation originated. And therefore, as these books, which contain the history of Judas and his brothers, and their wars against the Syrian kings, in defence of their religion and liberties, are called the first and second books of the Maccabees; so that book which gives us the history of those who, in the like cause, under Ptolemy Philopater, were exposed to his elephants at Alexandria, is called the third book of the Maccabees; and that which is written by Josephus, of the martyrdom of Eleazar, and the Seven brothers and their mother, is called the fourth book of the Maccabees
Victor, Bishop of Capua - ) the Acts the Seven Catholic Epistles and the Apocalypse the whole concluding with the verses of pope Damasus on St. There is a short general preface to the Seven Catholic Epistles and also the remarkable preface purporting to be St
Sabbath - The question respects the will of God as to this particular point,— Whether one day in Seven is to be wholly devoted to religion, exclusive of worldly business and worldly pleasures. The Seventh day was hallowed at the close of the creation; its sanctity was afterward marked by the withholding of the manna on that day, and the provision of a double supply on the sixth, and that previous to the giving of the law from Sinai: it was then made a part of that great epitome of religious and moral duty, which God wrote with his own finger on tables of stone; it was a part of the public political law of the only people to whom almighty God ever made himself a political Head and Ruler; its observance is connected throughout the prophetic age with the highest promises, its violations with the severest maledictions; it was among the Jews in our Lord's time a day of solemn religious assembling, and was so observed by him; when changed to the first day of the week, it was the day on which the first Christians assembled; it was called, by way of eminence, "the Lord's day;" and we have inspired authority to say, that both under the Old and New Testament dispensations, it is used as an expressive type of the heavenly and eternal rest. ...
Nor is there any force in the dilemma into which the anti-sabbatarians would push us, when they argue, that, if the case be so, then are we bound to the same circumstantial exactitude of obedience with regard to this command, as to the other precepts of the decalogue; and, therefore, that we are bound to observe the Seventh day, reckoning from Saturday, as the Sabbath day. The same portion of time which constituted the Seventh day from the creation could not be observed in all parts of the earth; and it is not probable, therefore, that the original law expresses more, than that a Seventh day, or one day in Seven, the Seventh day after six days of labour, should be thus appropriated, from whatever point the enumeration might set out, or the hebdomadal cycle begin. Holden, that in the original institution it is stated in general terms, that God blessed and sanctified the Seventh day, which must undoubtedly imply the sanctity of every Seventh day; but not that it is to be subsequently reckoned from the first demiurgic day. Had this been included in the command of the Almighty, something, it is probable, would have been added declaratory of the intention; whereas expressions the most undefined are employed; not a syllable is uttered concerning the order and number of the days; and it cannot reasonably be disputed that the command is truly obeyed by the separation of every Seventh day, from common to sacred purposes, at whatever given time the cycle may commence. At the conclusion of each division of the work of creation, he says, "The evening and the morning were the first day," and so on; but at the termination of the whole, he merely calls it the Seventh day; a diversity of phrase, which, as it would be inconsistent with every idea of inspiration to suppose it undesigned, must have been intended to denote a day, leaving it to each people as to what manner it is to be reckoned. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work; but the Seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the Seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it. The Seventh day is to be kept holy; but not a word is said as to what epoch the commencement of the series is to be referred; nor could the Hebrews have determined from the decalogue, what day of the week was to be kept as their Sabbath. The precept is not, Remember the Seventh day of the week, to keep it holy, but, "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy;" and in the following explication of these expressions, it is not said that the Seventh day of the week is the Sabbath, but without restriction, "The Seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God;" not the Seventh according to any particular method of computing the septenary cycle, but, in reference to the six before mentioned, every Seventh day in rotation after six of labour. ...
Thus that part of the Jewish law, the decalogue, which, on the authority of the New Testament, we have shown to be obligatory upon Christians, leaves the computation of the hebdomadal cycle undetermined; and, after six days of labour, enjoins the Seventh as the Sabbath, to which the Christian practice as exactly conforms as the Jewish. It is not, however, left to every individual to determine which day should be his Sabbath, though he should fulfil the law so far as to abstract the Seventh part of his time from labour. ...
Traces of the original appointment of the Sabbath; and of its observance prior to the giving forth of the law of Moses, have been found by the learned in the tradition which universally prevailed of the sacredness of the number Seven, and the fixing of the first period of time to the revolution of Seven days. Lunar months and solar years are equally obvious to all rational creatures; so that the reason why time has been computed by days, months, and years, is readily given; but how the division of time into weeks of Seven days, and this from the beginning, came to obtain universally among mankind, no man can account for, without having respect to some impressions on the minds of men from the constitution and law of nature, with the tradition of a sabbatical rest from the foundation of the world. These considerations are surely sufficient to evince the futility of the arguments which are sometimes plausibly urged for the first institution of the Sabbath under the law; and the design of which, in most cases is, to set aside the moral obligation of appropriating one day in Seven to the purposes of the public worship of God, and the observation of divine ordinances. But the truth is, that the Seventh day was set apart from the beginning as a day of rest; and it was also strictly enjoined upon the Israelites in their law, both on the ground of its original institution, Exodus 20:8-11 , and also to commemorate their deliverance from the bondage of Egypt, Deuteronomy 5:15 . The sabbatical year was celebrated among the Jews every Seventh year when the land was left without culture, Exodus 22:10
John - The Seven churches of Asia were the objects of his special care (Revelation 1:11 )
Altar - THE ALTAR OF BURNT-OFFERINGS was a kind of coffer of shittim- wood covered with brass plates, about Seven feet six inches square, and four feet six inches in height
Mean - What mean these Seven ewe lambs? Genesis 21 ...
What meaneth the noise of this great shout in the camp of the Hebrews? 1 Samuel 4 ...
Go ye, and learn what that meaneth-- Matthew 9 ...
MEAN, To have thought or ideas or to have meaning
Bible - It is divided into the Old Testament, containing thirty-nine books, and the New Testament, containing twenty-seven books
Ararat - ...
There are two conical peaks, the greater and the less, Seven miles apart; the former 17,300 feet above the sea, and 14,300 above the plain of the Araxes; the latter 4,000 feet lower; 3000 feet of the greater covered with perpetual snow
Miriam - "...
The Lord hearkened, but excluded her from the camp Seven days; and such was her popularity, "the people journeyed not (from Hazeroth) until Miriam was brought in again
Council - Moses' tribunal of Seventy seems to have been temporary (Numbers 11:16-17), for there are no traces of it in Deuteronomy 17:8-10, nor under Joshua, judges, and the kings. Seventy-one is the number, according to Jewish tradition, to correspond to the 70 and Moses (Numbers 11:16). They were connected with the several synagogues and possessed the right of scourging (2 Corinthians 11:24); but Josephus represents the local courts, as constituted by Moses, to have consisted of Seven, with two Levitical assessors apiece
Gibeah - This Gibeah has usually been located at el-Jeba, Seven and a half miles southwest of Bethlehem, but this is too far north to be connected with clans of Caleb
Earthquake - ...
Seven major quakes have been reported in Palestine since the time of Christ
Hobab - Reuel had Seven grown daughters when Moses first went into the wilderness at 40, and now Moses was 80
Ishbosheth - This was after a five years' interregnum during which the Philistines and David had the country divided between them; for David had reigned according to 2 Samuel 2:10-11 "seven years and six months" over Judah in the old capital Hebron, while Ishbosheth reigned only "two years
Thessalonica - Octavius Augustus rewarded its adhesion to his cause in the second civil war by making it "a free city" with a popular assembly ("the people") and "rulers of the city" (politarchs: Acts 17:1; Acts 17:5; Acts 17:8); this political term is to be read still on an arch spanning the main street, from it we learn there were Seven politarchs
Bethlehem - A town in the territory of Zebulun, about Seven miles northwest of Nazareth (Joshua 19:15 ), which was the burial site of Ibzan (Judges 12:10 ), in modern beit Lahm
Millennium - The millennium is seen to follow a Seven-year tribulation period. See Eschatology ; Rapture ; Future Hope ; Seventy Weeks ; Tribulation
Matter - ...
Away he goes, a matter of Seven miles-- ...
In these last senses,the use of matter is now vulgar
Sabbath - The day of rest, considered holy to God by His rest on the Seventh day after creation and viewed as a sign of the covenant relation between God and His people and of the eternal rest He has promised them. It was celebrated every Seven days and became basic to the recognition and worship of the God of creation and redemption. On six days the Israelites should work, but on the Seventh, they as well as all slaves, foreigners, and beasts must rest. The first is that God rested on the Seventh day after creation, thereby making the day holy (Exodus 29:8-11 )
Elijah - God had reserved for Himself Seven thousand men who had not bowed the knee to Baal
Gabbatha - Gabriel was one of the most important of them—one of four, of Seven, of Seventy, according to different enumerations in Jewish writings
Gate - Bezae, Seven steps led down from this gate to the level of the street
Lamp - And when the Lord Jesus appeared to John, he was seen in the midst of the golden candlesticks (Revelation 1:12-13) And John saw before the throne, at another vision, Seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, (Revelation 4:5) (See also Exodus 25:37; Exo 37:23; Numbers 8:2; Zechariah 4:2) No doubt, that besides the general use of lighting the temple, they had a reference to spiritual things, and were meant as emblems of the illuminating and brightening offices of God the Holy Ghost to the churches and people. Precious are his Sevenfold gifts, when by his gracious influence he penetrates the heart of the redeemed, melting by his burning the frozen affections, softening and subduing the stubborn mind, and making it willing in the day of his power
Bone - ”...
This word is frequently used of the “bones of the dead”: “And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean Seven days” ( Smyrna - The church here was one of the Seven addressed by the Lord (Revelation 2:8-11)
Book (2) - The book of Scripture was a roll, as we may gather from such a text as Revelation 5:1, ‘A book written within and on the back, sealed with Seven seals
Sardis - In Sardis and Laodicea alone of the Seven addressed in Revelation 2; 3; there was no conflict with foes within or without
Have - In the resurrection, whose wife shall she be of the Seven? for they all had her
Perfect - 23:15 God commands that there be Seven “complete” sabbaths after the first fruit feast plus fifty days and then that the new grain offering be presented
Shepherd - So “Joseph, being Seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and [1]” ( Seven well-favored kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow” ( Zerub'Babel - The efforts of the Samaritans were successful in putting a stop to the work during the Seven remaining years of the reign of Cyrus and through the eight years of Cambyses and Smerdis. [2] The only other works of Zerubbabel of which we learn from Scripture are the restoration of the courses of priests and Levites and of the provision for their maintenance, according to the institution of David (Ezra 6:18 ; Nehemiah 12:47 ) the registering the returned captives according to their genealogies, (Nehemiah 7:5 ) and the keeping of a Passover in the Seventh year of Darius, with which last event ends all that we know of the life of Zerubbabel, His apocryphal history is told in 1Esdr
je'hu - The remaining twenty-seven years of his long reign are passed over in a few words, in which two points only are material: --He did not destroy the calf-worship of Jeroboam:-- The transjordanic tribes suffered much from the ravages of Hazael
Shushan - Kinneir says, "About Seven or eight miles to the west of Dezphoul, commence the ruins of Shus, stretching not less, perhaps, than twelve miles, from one extremity to the other
Joash - In the Seventh year Jehoiada procured him to be acknowledged king, and so well concerted his plan, that young Joash was placed on the throne, and saluted king in the temple, before the queen was informed of it. Joash was only Seven years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years at Jerusalem
Beard - When a leper was cured of his leprosy, he washed himself in a bath, and shaved off all the hair of his body; after which, he returned into the camp, or city; Seven days afterward, he washed himself and his clothes again, shaved off all his hair, and offered the sacrifices appointed for his purification, Leviticus 14:9
Noah - These precepts are Seven in number: the first was against the worship of idols; the second, against blasphemy, and required to bless the name of God; the third, against murder; the fourth, against incest and all uncleanness; the fifth, against theft and rapine; the sixth required the administration of justice; the Seventh was against eating flesh with life
Alexandria - In front of the city, on the island of Pharos, stood a famous lighthouse, named after the island and noted as one of the Seven wonders of the world
Pergamum - ...
The only allusion to Pergamus in the NT is in the Apocalypse, where (Revelation 1:11 ; Revelation 2:12 ) it is included among the Seven churches of Asia
Puteoli - In Puteoli they ‘found brethren’ of whom they had no previous knowledge (as the absence of the article proves), and ‘were cheered among them (παρεκλήθημεν παρʼ αὐτοῖς), remaining Seven days’ (Acts 28:14)
Marcella, Friend of Jerome - She married, but her husband died after Seven months, and she refused a second marriage offered her by the wealthy Cerealis, a man of consular rank but advanced in years
Miriam - And for Seven days and Seven nights Miriam was shut out of the camp of Israel, and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again. Look, O envy-filled men and women, look at your mother with her flesh half consumed upon her as if she had been Seven days dead. For Seven days and Seven nights she dwelt alone among the multitude of her own miserable, remorseful, despairing thoughts. Where is Miriam all this week? Why is Aaron always so sad? Why is Moses always walking alone? Why is my mother always weeping so? And why, when the Seventh day came to a close, was there such gladness again? Imagine for yourselves the questions and the answers in every tent in Israel that week
Chronology - It must be an ancient error of transcribers, because 40 years elapsed from the Exodus to the death of Moses, Joshua was for more than Seven years Israel's leader in Canaan, Israel's servitude and the rule of the judges to Eli's death occupied 430 years, thence to Saul's accession was more than 20 years, Saul's reign was 40 years, David's reign was 40 years, Solomon's reign, before the temple's foundation, was 3 years; i. 580 years in all: besides the unknown intervals between Joshua's leadership of Seven years and his death; and again between his death and the first servitude; also the unknown period, above 20 years, between Eli's death and Saul's accession. For some divine purpose connected with the mystical sense of numbers the generations are condensed into fourteen (the double of the sacred Seven) in each of the three periods, from Abraham to David, from David to the captivity, and thence to Christ. The point of time backward to which the 450 refers is implied in Acts 13:19, "when He had destroyed Seven nations"; i
the Angel of the Church in Smyrna - And then we are very thankful to possess a circular-letter which the elders of the Church of Smyrna sent round to the Seven Churches telling the brethren everywhere how well their old minister had played the man in the fire. Till this was Polycarp's song every day till the day when he played the man in the fire-...
Death! thou wast once an uncouth, hideous thing!But since my Master's deathHas put some blood into thy face,Thou hast grown sure a thing to be desiredAnd full of grace!We found the litotes device in the first of these Seven Epistles, and we find here the parenthesis device in the second of the Seven. When the Spirit speaks to the Seven Churches He does not despise to make use of the rhetorician's art
Prayer - "Seven times a day" (Psalms 119:164), i. continually, Seven being the number for perfection; compare Psalms 119:147-148, by night. The petitions are Seven the sacred number (Matthew 6:5-13). ...
Confession of sin, and the pleading God's past mercies as a ground of future mercies, characterize the Seven (the perfect number) prayers given in full in the Old Testament: of David (2 Samuel 7:18; 2 Samuel 7:29), Solomon (2 Chronicles 6), Hezekiah (2 Kings 19), Jeremiah (Jeremiah 32:16), Daniel (Daniel 9:3), Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1; Nehemiah 9)
Apocrypha - The book includes the story of Seven brothers and their mother who were put to death. She had married Seven husbands, but a demon had slain each of them on the wedding night. The people were outraged, and Daniel was thrown into the lions' den for Seven days. Second Esdras contains Seven sections or visions. Twenty-four are a rewrite of the canonical Old Testament while the other Seventy are to be given to the wise
Psalms - ...
AUTHORS: David composed 80 of the Psalms, Asaph wrote four, singers of his school (See below) penned eight, the sons of Korah of David's and Solomon's times Seven, Solomon two. ...
The psalms of the sons of Korah are fourteen, of which Seven belong to David's and Solomon's times, and Seven to later times. So Isaiah 1 represents Israel's revolt in Seven, divided into three and four, the four for the sinfulness, and the three for the revolt. And Isaiah 52:13-53;Isaiah 52:12; the introduction three verses (Isaiah 52:13-15) with the concluding two verses (Isaiah 53:11-12) making up five, the half; the main part comprises ten (Isaiah 53:1-10), divided into Seven for Messiah's humiliation (three of which represent Messiah's sufferings, four their cause, His being our substitute) and three for His glorification (Hengstenberg). Similarly, the form of the several psalms is regulated by numbers, especially Seven divided into four and three. In the fifth book Εlohim occurs only Seven times, i
Joseph - Seventeen years old when sold into Egypt (Jacob being 108, and Isaac living 12 years afterward), 30 when made governor (Genesis 30:23-24; Genesis 37:2; Genesis 41:46), Genesis 41:39 before Jacob came into Egypt; so born 1906 B. After two years Pharaoh's two dreams of the Seven fat and Seven lean kine out of the river (Nile, yeowr Hebrew, aa Αur Egyptian, "great river": also Hapi, i. Apis, the sacred name; appropriately "kine" come out of "the river," fertilizing the land by its overflow in the absence of rain, for grain and pasture of cattle, Apis the god being represented as a bull, and Athor, Isis, or mother earth, as a cow), feeding in a meadow (the sedge or rank grass by the river's edge, achuw ), and the Seven rank ears of grain on one stalk, such as still is grown in Egypt, devoured by the Seven thin ears which were blasted by the S. ...
Having in vain consulted his magicians or "sacred scribes" (chartumim , "bearers of spells"; the "sorcerers" do not occur until Exodus 7:11), Pharaoh through Joseph learned the interpretation, that Seven years of famine (doubtless owing to failure of the Nile's overflow) should succeed to and consume all the stores remaining from the Seven plenteous years. In the Seven famine years the Egyptians as well as the people of adjoining lands, W
Travel (2) - Moses asked that the children of Israel should be permitted to go into the wilderness a three days’ journey (Exodus 5:3), and in Genesis 31:23 it is said that Laban pursued after Jacob a Seven days’ journey. The result is the same—2000 cubits, which would bring it into conformity with Rabbinical law, ‘Let no man go walking from his place beyond 2000 ells on the Seventh day’ (Jerus. This was purely Rabbinical, and deduced from (1) Exodus 16:29 ‘Abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the Seventh day’; (2) from the distance between the Ark and the people on the march (Joshua 3:4); and (3) from the conditions laid down as to the cities of refuge (Numbers 35:5). Ramsay, The Letters to the Seven Churches; Conder, Palestine; PEFSt Calendars - Periods into which certain important events are dated mention not the day and month, but the name of one or another of the ancient Jewish festivals: the Passover (usually in the passion pericopes, Matthew 26:1 , Mark 14:1 , Luke 22:1 , John 18-19 ; otherwise at Luke 2:41 and at Seven passages in John preceding the passion); the day of Pentecost (the Jewish feast of Weeks), Acts 2:1 , Acts 20:16 , 1 Corinthians 16:8 ; and the feast of dedication (Jewish Hanakkah), John 10:22-23 . In rabbinical times this “intercalary” month was inserted Seven times in nineteen years
Stephen - 4) to have been one of the Seventy; but such a statement has little weight. All we can say for certain is that, when elected to be one of the Seven, he was a man of position both within and without the Christian community (Acts 6:3). But to this work Stephen, like others of the Seven, notably Philip, by no means restricted himself
Feasts - They had the constant feast of the Sabbath every Seventh day, in commemoration of the Lord's resting on the Seventh day from the works of creation. " (Zechariah 3:9)...
In this account of the Jewish feasts we must not overlook the feast of Jobel, or Jubilee Trumpets, in the forty-ninth year, called the Sabbatical year, or Seven times Seven
Clean, To Be - ...
Some rites required blood as the purifying agent: “And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it [1] with his finger Seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel” ( Seven days” ( Angels of the Seven Churches - There is, indeed, no valid reason to suppose that the author, even in a work as highly symbolical as this is, attaches an essentially different idea to the word when he speaks of ‘the Angels of the Seven Churches. Ramsay, The Letters to the Seven Churches, 1904, pp
Feasts - ...
The first and most ancient festival, the Sabbath, or Seventh day, commemorated the creation. "The Lord blessed the Seventh day, and sanctified it," says Moses, "because that in it he had rested from all his work," Genesis 2:3 . They reckoned Seven weeks from the passover to pentecost, beginning at the day after the passover. The first and Seventh day of this feast were very solemn. At the beginning of the feast, two vessels of silver were carried in a ceremonious manner to the temple, one full of water, the other of wine, which were poured at the foot of the altar of burnt offerings, always on the Seventh day of this festival. ...
Of the three great feasts of the year, the passover, pentecost, and that of the tabernacles, the octave, or Seventh day after these feasts, was a day of rest as much as the festival itself; and all the males of the nation were obliged to visit the temple at these three feasts. But the law did not require them to continue there during the whole octave, except in the feast of tabernacles, when they seem obliged to be present for the whole Seven days
Mount Mountain - Perhaps he had seen such phenomena in his lonely life of exile amid the islands of the aegean! The allusion in Revelation 17:9 is likewise figurative, ‘The Seven heads are Seven mountains
Mount Mountain - Perhaps he had seen such phenomena in his lonely life of exile amid the islands of the aegean! The allusion in Revelation 17:9 is likewise figurative, ‘The Seven heads are Seven mountains
Atonement, Day of - The day was the 10th of Tisri (the Seventh month), from the evening of the 9th to that of the 10th, five days before the feast of tabernacles. Then he took of the bullock's blood (going out probably for it, and coming in again) and sprinkled it with his finger upon the mercy-seat: not on the top, butt on its front, then Seven times before the mercy-seat, upon the ground in front of it; "eastward" (Leviticus 16:14) means the side of the ark toward the veil. Going out from the holiest, the high priest purified, by sprinkling Seven times with the bullock's and the gent's blood, the holy place and the golden altar; and then outside he poured the rest of the blood round the altar of burnt offering; the places defiled by the priest's and the nation's sins being thus made ceremonially and typically fit for the indwelling of God; compare as to the Antitype Hebrews 9:22-23. The additional burnt offerings (Numbers 29:7-11) were a young bullock, a ram, Seven lambs, and a young goat
Parable - " The Seven in Matthew 13 represent the various relations of the kingdom of God. The Seventh, the mingled state of the church on earth continuing to the end. The Seven form a connected totality. ...
Seven denotes "completeness"; they form a perfect prophetic series: the sower, the seedtime; the tares, the secret growth of corruption; the mustard and leaven, the propagation of the gospel among princes and in the whole world; the treasure, the hidden state of the church (Psalms 83:3); the pearl, the kingdom prized above all else; the net, the church's mixed state in the last age and the final separation of bad from good
Clean And Unclean - The mother was completely unclean for Seven days; after that she was in a condition of modified impurity for 33 days, disqualified from entering the sanctuary or touching any hallowed thing. The woman in such a condition was unclean for Seven days, and her impurity was highly contagious (Leviticus 15:19-24 ). Similarly, abnormal issues produced contagious uncleanness for Seven days after they had stopped. He who touched a corpse was unclean for Seven days ( Numbers 19:11 ff. Purification was necessary on the third and Seventh days; and on the latter the unclean person also washed his clothes and bathed. This was sprinkled over the unclean person on the third and Seventh days, and the priest and attendants who performed the ceremony were themselves defiled by it till evening, and needed purification (cf. If he was cured, he must undergo an elaborate process of purificatory ritual ( Leviticus 14:1-57 ), including ( a ) the sacrifice of one bird and the release of another, perhaps regarded as carrying away the demon; fragrant plants, water, and the blood of the dead bird were used at this stage; ( b ) the washing of clothes, shaving of the hair, and bathing of the body; then ( c ) after Seven days’ interval this second process was repeated; and finally ( d ) on the eighth day sacrifices were offered, and the man ceremonially cleansed with the blood and oil of the sacrifice
Cross - Michael consists of a central medallion with Seven arms radiating from it
Palestine - Palestine was early inhabited by Seven tribes—as, Hittites, Gergashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, Deuteronomy 7:1; and other tribes are also noted as occupying adjacent regions
Tabernacles, Feast of - The dedication of Solomon’s Temple took place at this feast; in the account given in 1 Kings 8:66 the Seven-day rule of Deut. Such were the daily procession round the altar, with its Sevenfold repetition on the 7th day; the singing of special Psalms; the procession on each of the first 7 days to Siloam to fetch water, which was mixed with wine in a golden pitcher, and poured at the foot of the altar while trumpets were blown (cf
Chicago, Illinois - In less than Seven years all that had been destroyed was rebuilt again
Elisha - Elisha accepted the call thus given (about four years before the death of Ahab), and for some Seven or eight years became the close attendant on Elijah till he was parted from him and taken up into heaven
Lebanon - , having between the fertile valley anciently called Coelosyria, now El Beka'a (where are the grand ruins of the temple of the sun), about six or Seven miles wide, "the valley of Lebanon" (Joshua 11:17)
Food Offered to Idols - ...
The final occurrences of this term are in Revelation 2:14 ,Revelation 2:14,2:20 , where in addition to the eating of food offered to idols two of the Seven churches are scolded for idolatry and moral failure
Widow - The Lewis MS of the Syriac Gospels says that Anna lived only Seven days with her husband, an alteration not improbably made by some scribe with the object of reducing Anna’s age to a less unusual limit
Solomon - The “seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines” came from many of the kingdoms with which Solomon had treaties (1 Kings 11:1 )
Number - ...
A prime or primitive number, is divisible only by unity as three, five, Seven, &c
Man From Heaven - ...
In one of only Seven references to the kingdom of God in Paul's letters, Paul makes the same point
Laying on of Hands - The gesture was included in the ceremony that separated Seven gifted men from the rest of the early Jerusalem church for the task of overseeing the distribution of food to those in need (Acts 6:3-6 )
Immanuel - ...
The birth of Immanuel to the virgin Mary fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah 7:14 , the sign given to Ahaz about Seven hundred years earlier
Michael - These are the only references supplied by the OT, but they exercised a powerful influence upon the Jewish tradition that grew up regarding Michael (in which he further appears as one of the Seven archangels and the chief of the four great archangels), and through this upon NT conceptions
Cilicia - Paul spent Seven years in his Cilician homeland, engaged in a preparatory missionary work of which there are no recorded details
Abomination - Certain acts or characteristics are destructive of societal and familial harmony; both such things and the people who do them are described by tô‛êbah : “These six things doth the Lord hate; yea, Seven are an abomination unto him: … a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, … and he that soweth discord among brethren” ( Solomon - "...
He was occupied for Seven years in building the temple, for which David had made preparation
Pentecost - Seven lambs of the first year were sacrificed, one bullock and two rams as a burnt offering with meat and drink offering, and a kid sin offering
Animals, Clean And Unclean - The first time we read of clean and unclean animals is when Noah went into the ark: he was instructed to take Seven pairs of each of the clean beasts and clean fowls and only two of the unclean; we have no instructions as to how Noah distinguished them, but it shows that in early days there was a distinction between the clean and unclean
Flesh - 41:2 speaks of Seven cows, sleek and “fat of flesh
Esau - ) The time of his death is not mentioned; but Bishop Cumberland thinks it is probable that he died about the same time with his brother Jacob, at the age of about one hundred and forty-seven years, Genesis 25-36
Bless, Blessed, Blessedness, Blessing - 3, is used in the beatitudes in Matthew 5 and Luke 6 , is especially frequent in the Gospel of Luke, and is found Seven times in Revelation, 1:3; 14:13; 16:15; 19:9; 20:6; 22:7,14
Philip - It was soon found necessary in the Apostolic Church that there should be a division of labour; and that the Twelve might give themselves without distraction to prayer and the ministry of the word, Seven of the brethren were set apart for the management of the business matters of the Church ( Acts 6:1-6 )
Isaiah, the Book of - Thus they say that some five or Seven, or even more, unknown prophets had a hand in the production of this book. 700, could foretell the appearance and the exploits of a prince called Cyrus, who would set the Jews free from captivity one hundred and Seventy years after
Joash - When he was about Seven years old, Jehoiada succeeded in placing him, as the preserved seed of David, on the throne, and putting Athaliah to death
Enoch Book of - 9-10, 15), Michael to bind Semjaza and his associates for Seventy generations in valleys of the earth (x. 3), and Seven mountains of precious stones (xviii. 12) with Seven stars like burning mountains, bound for ten thousand years for not observing their appointed times (xviii. -The Seven archangels-Uriel, Raphael, Raguel, Michael, Saraqael, Gabriel, Remiel-and their functions (xx. Enoch proceeds to chaos and the Seven stars and the abyss of xviii. ), and elsewhere again, beyond a mountain range of fire, Seven mountains of precious stones, the central one to be God’s throne on earth, with the tree of life (xxiv. Enoch sees Seven metal mountains (symbols of world-powers): they will serve the Anointed’s dominion (lii. ), the four quarters of the world, the Seven great mountains, rivers, islands (lxxvii. Israel is entrusted to the Seventy Shepherds (=angelic rulers) from the Captivity to the Maccabaean revolt (lxxxix. 13-19); a throne is erected in the pleasant land for Him; the sealed books are opened; the sinning stars are cast into the abyss of fire, also the Seventy Shepherds; the blinded sheep into the abyss in the midst of the earth (= Gehenna) (xc. 7th: general apostasy; the elect righteous elected to receive Seven-fold instruction concerning all creation (= Enoch’s revelations). The problem is the continued depression of Israel after the Return, which is attributed to the neglect of its Seventy angelic guardians
Ezra, the Book of - ) A long interval follows; and the second part of the book (Ezra 7-10) passes to Ezra's journey from Persia to Jerusalem in Artaxerxes Longimanus' Seventh year, 458-457 B. Ezra received permission to go to Jerusalem in the Seventh year of Artaxerxes Longimanus (Ezra 7:6-26); Nehemiah in the 20th year (Nehemiah 2:1). The 70 weeks (490 years) of Daniel 9:24-25 probably date from this Seventh year of Artaxerxes, when Ezra received leave to restore the temple and the people and the holy city (457 B. ...
Thus the 490 years or 70 weeks consist of (1) Seven weeks (49 years) of revelation, from 457 to 407 B. , the probable date of Malachi's prophecy and Nehemiah's work, which the prophet supported, ending; then (2) 62 weeks (434 years) of no revelation; then Seven years of special and brightest revelation to Israel, first by Messiah in person, then by His still more powerful presence by the Holy Spirit, in the middle of which week His one sacrifice supersedes all other sacrifices. ...
The order is chronological, though not continuous (the 31 closing years of Darius, the whole 21 of Xerxes, and the Seven first of Artaxerxes, about 60 in all, being passed over between Ezra 6 and Ezra 7); the ministry of Ezra in restoring the theocracy being the main subject, the former work of Zerubbabel and Joshua being its precursory analogue. : possibly Haggai who supported him, for the title "the prophet" (Ezra 5:1; Ezra 6:14) is the one found also Haggai 1:1; Haggai 1:3; Haggai 1:12; Haggai 2:1; Haggai 2:10; so whereas Zechariah names Zerubbabel and Jeshua separately and without addition, the formula in Ezra 3:2; Ezra 3:8; Ezra 5:2, as in Haggai 1:1; Haggai 1:12; Haggai 1:14; Haggai 2:2; Haggai 2:4; Haggai 2:23, is "Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak"; compare also Ezra 5:1-2, with Haggai 1, also the older people's sorrowful regrets for the former temple in seeing the new one (Ezra 3:12; Haggai 2:3); both mark dates by the year of "Darius the king" (Ezra 4:24; Ezra 6:15; Haggai 1:1; Haggai 1:15; Haggai 2:10); also the phrase "Zerubbabel, Jeshua, and the remnant of their brethren" (Ezra 3:8; Haggai 1:12; Haggai 1:14); also Ezra 6:16 with Haggai 2:2; also "the work of the house of the Lord" (Ezra 3:8-9; Haggai 1:14); "the foundation of the temple was laid" (Ezra 3:6; Ezra 3:10-12; Haggai 2:18); "the house of the Lord" 25 times to six wherein Ezra uses "the temple of the Lord"; Haggai "the house" Seven times to "the temple" twice
Apocrypha - With this translation, and other books later called the Apocrypha, they constructed a Greek Bible now called the Septuagint (the Seventy). The canonical Esther concludes with Esther 10:3 ; this chapter is filled out by the addition of Seven verses, and the book concludes with six additional chapters (11 16). An angel leads him to Ecbatana, where he romantically marries a widow who was still a virgin though she had had Seven husbands. Each of the Seven had been slain on their wedding-day by Asmodæus, the evil spirit. Fourth Maccabees is a discussion of the conquest of matter by the mind illustratively, by the use of the story of the martyrdom of the Seven Maccabees, their mother and Eleazar
Antichrist - There are Seven sets of passages noteworthy. The faithful city (Isaiah 1:21) having become Babylon, the whore (Rome on the Seven hills, Revelation 17:9) is punished in righteous retribution by that world upon which she rode, and for which she abandoned her faithful witness for God (Revelation 17). Six is next to the sacred Seven, which it mimics but falls short of; it is the number of the world given over to judgment. There is a pause between the sixth and Seventh seals, the sixth and Seventh trumpets: for the judgments of the world are completed in six; at the Seventh the world kingdoms become Christ's
Sabbath - " Applied to the days of rest in the great feasts, but chiefly to the Seventh day rest (Exodus 31:15; Exodus 16:23). Indications of Seven-day weeks appear in Noah's twice waiting Seven days when sending forth the dove (Genesis 8:10; Genesis 8:12); also in Jacob's history (Genesis 29:27-28). Smith discovered an Assyrian calendar which divides every month into four weeks, and the Seventh days are marked out as days in which no work should be done. ...
The meaning therefore of Genesis 2:3 is, God having divided His creative work into six portions sanctified the Seventh as that on which He rested from His creative work. He ordained man for labour, yet graciously appointed one Seventh of his time for bodily and mental rest, and for spiritual refreshment in his Maker's worship. All mankind are included in the privilege of the Seventh day rest, though the Jews alone were commanded to keep it on Saturday. The spirit of the command remains, though the letter is modified (Romans 13:8-10); the consecration of one day in Seven is the essential thing. No formal decree changed the Sabbath from the Seventh to the first day; this would only have offended the Jews and weak Christians
Head - The Seven heads probably represent the Seven hills of Rome from which there emanates the tremendous power of the great apostate church. The Roman power is situated on Seven hills, and is already ruling with despotism and cruelty over many millions of helpless subjects
Babel - the house of the Seven lights (the Seven planets); a former king 42 ages ago built, but did not complete its head. broad, 75 high; on it Nebuchadnezzar built Seven other stages. Rawlinson found by excavation the tower consisted of Seven stages of brickwork on an earthen platform three feet high, each stage of different color. The temple was devoted to the Seven planets: the first stage, an exact square, was 272 ft. ; the Seventh 20 ft. It was called "the temple of the Seven spheres. For Seven and a half centuries it was depressed, during which time it became gradually assimilated to the Semitic stock
Ignatius - ’...
In the signature of each of his Seven letters, Ignatius calls himself Ἰγνάτιος ὁ καὶ Θεοφόρος. ]'>[3] 3:36) apparently knows of a collection of Seven of Ignatius’ letters, with Polycarp’s Letter to the Philippians, which is identical with our present group of letters, even down to the order in which the Epistles me given: Eph. )...
We may now turn our undivided attention to the Greek collection of the Seven authentic letters. The Protestant Scultetus, in his Medullae theologiae patrum syntagma (Neustadt, 1609) was of opinion that only the Seven letters attested by Eusebius were authentic. In 1646 Vossius published the authentic Greek text of six of the Seven letters, the Greek text of the Seventh-the Letter to the Romans-being published by Ruinart in 1689. But it was a long time before the authenticity of these Seven letters was generally accepted. ...
The Seven Epistles of Ignatius are attested, as we have said, first by the Epistle of Polycarp, and then, at the beginning of the 4th cent
Thyatira - Thyatira had, however, a, perplexing moral problem to solve, and it is the handling of this question that makes the letter to the church of Thyatira (Revelation 2:19-29) the longest and in some respects the most obscure of all the Messages to the Seven Churches. Ramsay, The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia, London, 1904; C
Offices in the New Testament - The account of the appointment of the Seven, who are not called deacons, may indicate the origin of the office (Acts 6:1 ), although some of the functions of the Seven fit other offices equally well
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in the second sign the boy was ready to die, and in the Seventh sign the man was dead. When John saw those Seven angels with the Seven plagues he knew there was trouble ahead for the inhabitants of the earth
Cassianus (11) Johannes, Founder of Western Monachism - 390 they started, with leave of absence for Seven years, to study by personal observation the more austere rules of the "renuntiantes," as they were called, in the Thebaid. At the end of Seven years they revisited Bethlehem; and thence returned very soon to the Egyptian deserts ( Coll
Elisha - Elisha appointed him to wash himself Seven times in the Jordan; and by this means Naaman was perfectly healed. At the end of the Seven years' famine, which the prophet had foretold, he went to Damascus, to execute the command which God had given to Elijah many years before, of declaring Hazael king of Syria
Temple of Jerusalem - This exquisite sanctuary took Seven years to build (about 960 B. It was round with a cup-shaped brim, fifteen feet in diameter, Seven-and-a-half-feet tall, with a circumference of forty-five feet. Then the king blessed the assembly, praised God for His covenant mercies in fulfilling Nathan's promise to David, and gave a long, fervent prayer on behalf of Seven different situations in which the prayers of his people should arise to the heavenly throne of God from His earthly temple, closing with a benediction. Solomon provided myriads of sacrifices for the Seven days of the great dedication festival. There was only one Seven-branched lampstand, as had been true of the tabernacle, probably the one pictured by Titus in his triumphal arch at Rome as having been carried off when Herod's Temple was plundered
Hezekiah - " Then an atonement was made for the kingdom, the sanctuary, and Judah, with a sin offering of Seven bullocks, Seven rams, Seven lambs, and Seven he-goats; then followed the burnt offering, while "the Levite singers sang with the words of David and Asaph the seer, and the trumpets sounded. " "And Hezekiah spoke comfortably unto all the Levites that taught the good knowledge of the Lord," assuring them of God's pardon upon their "making confession to the Lord God" for the people, so that "the whole assembly took counsel and kept other Seven days with gladness
Judea - ...
After a captivity of Seventy years, the Jews, who had been the subjects of Judah, having received permission from Cyrus to return to their native country, not only occupied the former territories of that kingdom, but extended themselves over great part of what had belonged to the ten tribes of the kingdom of Israel: and then, for the first time, gave the name of Judea to the whole country over which they had again established their dominion. Its principal cities were Samaria, the capital of the kingdom of Israel, north of Sichem, and equally distant from Jordan and the sea coast, afterward named Sebaste by Herod, in honour of Augustus; Jezrael, or Esdraelon, about four leagues north from Samaria; Sichem, or Sychar, called by the Romans Neapolis, eight miles south of Samaria, in a valley between the mountains Gerizim and Ebal; Bethsan, called by the Greek writers Scythopolis, about twenty miles north-east of Sichem; Caesarea of Palestine, anciently called Turris Stratonis, greatly enlarged by Herod, and long the principal city of the province, about nineteen leagues north north-west from Jerusalem; Dora, now Tartura, nine miles north from Caesarea, on the road to Tyre; Apollonia, now Arzuf, on the sea coast, twenty-two miles south of Caesarea; and Hadadrimmon, afterward called Maximianopolis, about Seventeen miles eastward of Caesarea. Its principal towns were Capernaum, at the northern extremity of the lake of Gennesareth; Bethsaida, a considerable village a few leagues south of Capernaum; Cinnereth, south of Bethsaida, rebuilt by Herod Antipas, and named Tiberias; Tarichaea, a considerable town at the efflux of the river Jordan from the sea of Tiberias, thirty stadia south from the town of Tiberias; Nazareth, two leagues north-west of Mount Tabor, and equally distant from the lake of Gennesareth and the sea coast; Arbela, six miles west of Nazareth; Sepphoris, or Dio-Caesarea, now Sefouri, a large and well fortified town, about five leagues north north-west of Mount Tabor; Zabulon, a strong and populous place, sixty stadia south-east of Ptolemais; Acre, or Accon, Seven miles north from the promontory of Carmel, afterward enlarged and called Ptolemais by Ptolemy I, of Egypt, and in the time of the crusades distinguished by the name of Acre, the last city possessed by the Christians in Syria, and was taken and destroyed by the Sultan Serapha, of Egypt, in 1291; Kedes, or Cydissus, a Levitical city at the foot of Mount Panium, twenty miles south-east of Tyre; Dan, originally Laish, on the north boundary of the Holy Land, about thirty miles south- east of Sidon; Paneas, near to Dan, or, according to some, only a different name for the same place, was repaired by Philip, son of Herod the Great, and by him named Caesarea, in honour of Augustus, with the addition of Philippi, to distinguish it from the other town of the same name in Samaria; Jotapata, the strongest town in Galilee, about four leagues north north-east of Dio-Caesarea; and Japha and Gischala, two other fortified places in the same district. The principal places were Penuel, on the left of the Jabbok, which forms the northern border of the country; Succoth, on the banks of the Jordan, a little farther south; Bethabara, a little below Succoth, where was a place of passage over the river; Amathus, afterward named Assalt, a strong town below the influx of the torrent Jazer; Livias, between Mount Nebo and the northern extremity of the Dead Sea, a town which was so named by Herod, in honour of Livia, the wife of Augustus; Machaerus, a citadel on a steep rock, south of Livias, near the upper end of the Dead Sea; Lasa, or Callerhoe, celebrated for its hot springs, between Machaerus and the river Arnon; Herodium, a fort built by Herod a few miles farther inland, as a protection against the Moabites; Aroer, a town of Moab, Seven leagues east of the Dead Sea; Castra Amonensia, a Roman station, supposed to be the ancient Mephoath, Seven leagues north-east of Aroer; Hesbon, or Esbus, the capital of Sihon, anciently famed for its fish pools, Seven leagues east from the Jordan, three from Mount Nebo, and nearly in the centre of the province; Madaba, now El-Belkaa, three leagues southeast of Hesbon; Jazer, or Tira, a Levitical city on a small lake, five leagues north-east of Hesbon. One of them, namely, Scythopolis, already described in the account of Samaria, was situated to the west of Jordan; but the other nine were all to the east of that river, namely, Gadara, or Kedar, a strong place on a hill, the capital of Peraea in the time of Josephus, about sixty stadia east from the sea of Tiberias, and much frequented for its hot baths: Hippos, sometimes called Susitha, thirty stadia northwest of Gadara; Dium, or Dion, of which the situation is unknown, but conjectured by D'Anville to have been about Seven leagues eastward from Pella, a considerable town supplied with copious fountains, on the river Jabbok, fourteen miles south-east of Gadara, and celebrated as the place to which the Christians retired, by divine admonition, before the destruction of Jerusalem; Canatha, south-east of Caesarea, and between the Jordan and Mount Hermon; Garasa, afterward Jaras, three leagues north- east from the upper extremity of the sea of Tiberias, and much noted during the crusades; Rabbath-Ammon, the capital of the Ammonites, south-east of Ramoth, and near the source of the Jabbok, on the confines of Arabia, afterward called Philadelphia by Ptolemy Philadelphus, from whom it had received considerable improvements, of which the ruins are still visible; Abila, four leagues east from Gadara, in a fertile tract between the river Hieromax and Mount Gilead; and Capitolais, a town in Batanaea, five or six leagues east north-east of Gadara
Ordination - In the investigation the following passages, which have, or may be thought to have, a bearing on the subject, will be specially considered: Acts 1:24 (appointment of Matthias) Acts 6:6 (appointment of the Seven) Acts 13:3 (mission of Barnabas and Saul) Acts 14:23 (appointment of presbyters); 1 Timothy 4:14, 2 Timothy 1:6 (Timothy’s ordination); 1 Timothy 5:22 (?), Titus 1:5 (ordinations by Timothy and Titus). that of the Seven in Acts 6, we shall conclude, unless anything is said to the contrary, that the same procedure was followed on other occasions. This was undoubtedly the case with the Seven in Acts 6. Whatever their exact office was-and it is not likely, in view of the solemn procedure adopted, to have been only an office of serving tables, a supposition which seems also to be contrary to the evidence of evangelistic activity by Stephen, Philip, and the rest-the people (‘the whole multitude’) elected (ἐξελέξαντο, ‘chose for themselves,’ Acts 6:5) the Seven and presented them to the apostles (Acts 6:6), who after election ‘appointed’ them (Acts 6:3, καταστήσομεν) and prayed and laid their hands on them (Acts 6:6). ...
Laying on of hands is explicitly mentioned in Acts 6:6 (the Seven) 13:3 (mission of Barnabas and Saul; see 8), 1 Timothy 4:14 and 2 Timothy 1:6 (ordination of Timothy), and in 1 Timothy 5:22, if that refers to ordination (see below). The Seven, for example, were to be full of Archangel - Hierarchies emerge in the literature that stressed particular groupings headed by archangels [1] who were counted among number designations such as Seven (Tobit 12:15 ; 4 Ezra 5:20 ), four (Enoch 4; 87:2-3; 88:1), three (Enoch 90:31)
Thom'as - " (John 20:29 ) In the New Testament we hear of Thomas only twice again, once on the Sea of Galilee with the Seven disciples, where he is ranked next after Peter, (John 21:2 ) and again in the assemblage of the apostles after the ascension
Biblical Chronology - ...
Our Christian era begins presumably with the year of Christ's birth; but due to a miscalculation, it was made to coincide with the year 754 of the Roman era, which is about six or Seven years too late
Good, Goodness - A land may be good (Deuteronomy 1:25,35 ) and so may gold (2 Chronicles 3:5,8 ), soil (Luke 8:8 ), a tree (Matthew 7:17 ), wine (John 2:10 ), or all of creation (seven times in Genesis 1 )
Luke, Gospel According to - ) ...
There are Seventeen of our Lord's parables peculiar to this Gospel. ) Luke also records Seven of our Lord's miracles which are omitted by Matthew and Mark. ...
That is, thirteen-fourteenths of Mark, four-sevenths of Matthew, and two-fifths of Luke are taken up in describing the same things in very similar language
Jordan River - The Jordan flows almost Seven miles before it enters Lake Huleh
Moloch - The image was set within Seven chapels: the first was opened to any one offering fine flour; the second to one offering turtle doves or young pigeons; the third to one offering a lamb; the fourth to one offering a ram; the fifth to one offering a calf; the sixth to one offering an ox; the Seventh to one offering his son
Seal - 1, strengthened by kata, intensive, is used of the "book" seen in the vision in Revelation 5:1 , RV, "close sealed (with Seven seals)," the successive opening of which discloses the events destined to take place throughout the period covered by chapters 6 to 19
Banquets - Wedding feasts often lasted Seven days (Judges 14:12)
Tabernacles, Feast of - It began on the 15th of the Seventh month, the month Tishri, and in the time of Christ continued for eight days. the Seventh month, does not correspond with the date of the completion of the Temple as given in 1 Kings 6:38, and may be a later insertion giving the date of the Feast as fixed later. ...
The Deuteronomic Code calls it the Feast of Tabernacles, and requires it to be kept Seven days, but does not fix a date
Epistle - Three more are so in form: Luke, Acts, and Revelation addressed to the Seven churches
French Prophets - They were people of all ages and sexes without distinction, though the greatest part of them were boys and girls from six or Seven to twenty-five years of age
Fool, Foolishness, And Folly - Old Testament Usage Seven different Hebrew words are usually translated by the single English word, “folly
Nebuchadnezzar - This great work was called by the ancients one of the Seven wonders of the world
Prophet - It occurs Seven times in reference to Samuel. The Seventy elders of Israel (Numbers 11:16-29 ), "when the spirit rested upon them, prophesied;" Asaph and Jeduthun "prophesied with a harp" (1 Chronicles 25:3 )
Grafting - When the sapling is about Seven years old it is cut down to the stem, and a shoot from a good tree is grafted upon it
Hand, Right Hand - Revelation 1:20 and Revelation 2:1 , ; where Christ holds Seven stars )
Gaza - Three and four make Seven, the number implying completion of the measure of guilt) I will not turn away the punishment thereof, because they carried away captive the whole captivity (i
Abner - In 2 Samuel 2:10 Ishbosheth is said to have reigned for two years, but David for Seven
Tribes, the Twelve - ...
In Seven passages a list of the twelve tribes is given, but the order of the names varies in each, for which there is doubtless a divine reason
Isaacus Ninivita, Anchorite And Bishop - 63) writes that "he composed Seven tomes on spiritual guidance, and on divine mysteries, judgments, and government
Touch - ) A set of changes less than the total possible on Seven bells, that is, less than 5,040
Together - The word can be used of being in the same place at the same time: “And he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before the Lord: and they fell all Seven together …” ( Mother - …” 'Êm sometimes represents an animal “mother”: “Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep: Seven days it shall be with its [1]; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me” ( Age - Some divide the first period into infancy and childhood; and the last likewise into two stages, calling that which succeeds the age of Seventy-five, decrepit old age: Age is applicable to the duration of things inanimate or factitious; and in this use of the term we speak of the age of a house, of a country, of a state or kingdom, &c. Those who follow the Septuagint, or Greek version, divide this period into Seven ages, viz
Reach - The letter reached me at Seven o'clock
Camel - " It is six or Seven feet high, and is exceedingly strong, tough, and enduring of labor
King, Kings - Adonizedek, himself no very powerful king, mentions Seventy kings whom he had subdued and mutilated. The kingdom of Judah continued three hundred and eighty-seven years after the separation, B
Ostrich - The gray ostrich is Seven feet high and its neck three feet long; it weighs nearly eighty pounds, and is strong enough to carry two men
Tongue - , Mark 7:33 ; Romans 3:13 ; 14:11 ; 1 Corinthians 14:9 ; Philippians 2:11 ; James 1:26 ; 3:5,6,8 ; 1 Peter 3:10 ; 1 John 3:18 ; Revelation 16:10 ; (3) (a) "a language," coupled with phule, "a tribe," laos, "a people," ethnos, "a nation," Seven times in the Apocalypse, Revelation 5:9 ; 7:9 ; 10:11 ; 11:9 ; 13:7 ; 14:6 ; 17:15 ; (b) "the supernatural gift of speaking in another language without its having been learnt;" in Acts 2:4-13 the circumstances are recorded from the viewpoint of the hearers; to those in whose language the utterances were made it appeared as a supernatural phenomenon; to others, the stammering of drunkards; what was uttered was not addressed primarily to the audience but consisted in recounting "the mighty works of God;" cp
Seven Words, the - SEVEN WORDS, THE. All Seven words are words of love. Nicoll, Seven Words from the Cross (1895); M
Gideon - Fifth of the judges of Israel, called by the angel of the Lord to deliver Israel from the Seven years' yoke of the Midianite hosts, which like swarming locusts consumed all their produce except what they could hide in caves and holes (Judges 6:2; Judges 6:5-6; Judges 6:11). ...
The "second" in age of Joash's bullocks, "seven years old," was appointed in the dream for an offering to Jehovah, to correspond to Midian's Seven years' oppression because of Israel's apostasy
Ephesus - 58; Letters to the Seven Churches, 232). In the time of Domitian it had the primacy among the Seven Churches of Asia (Revelation 2:1). Ramsay, Letters to the Seven Churches, 1904; Murray’s Handbook to Asia Minor, 1895; G
Popery - Farther; the doctrine of the Seven sacraments is a peculiar and distinguishing doctrine of the church of Rome; these are baptism, confirmation, the eucharist, penance, extreme unction, orders, and matrimony. ) pronounces an anathema on those who say that the sacraments are more or fewer than Seven, or that any one of the above number is not truly and properly a sacrament. Victore and Peter Lombard, about the year 1144, taught that there were Seven sacraments
Minister Ministry - διακονεῖν is clearly used of supplying bodily needs in Acts 6:2-3, where the Seven are elected ‘to serve tables. ’ But the Seven are not called διάκονοι, and there is no evidence in the NT which can connect them with the ‘deacons’ at Philippi or Ephesus. To call the Seven the first deacons is a conjecture which can be neither proved nor disproved
the Angel of the Church in Pergamos - IN his beautifully-written but somewhat superficial commentary, Archbishop Trench says that there is a strong attraction in these Seven Epistles for those scholars who occupy themselves with pure exegesis. And that strong attraction arises, so the Archbishop says, from the fact that there are so many unsolved problems of interpretation in these Seven Epistles. My irresistible attraction to these Seven Epistles lies in this that they are so many looking-glasses, as James the Lord's brother would say, in which all ministers of churches everywhere to the end of time may see themselves, and may judge themselves, as their Master sees them and judges them
Pseudo-Chrysostomus - the name Bathsheba or as he reads it Bersabee he finds in Hebrew denotes "seven wells. " Bathsheba was the Seventh wife the literal David; but we learn spiritually that Christ is the spouse of Seven churches for so the one church is designated on account of the Seven Spirits by which it is sustained and accordingly both Paul and John wrote to Seven churches
Ephraim (1) - " Born during the Seven plenteous years; the "doubly fruitful" may refer to both the fruitfulness vouchsafed to Joseph and the plenty of the season. Ephraim was about 21 when Jacob blessed him, for he was born before the Seven years' famine, and Jacob came to Egypt toward its closing years, and lived 17 years afterward (Genesis 47:28)
Thessalonica - Cicero, who spent Seven months of exile in it, was struck by its central position, the Thessalonians seeming to him ‘positi in gremio imperii nostri’ (de Prov. The term πολιτάρχαι is not found in any classical author, though the forms πολιάρχοι and πολιτάρχοι occur; but the inscription on a marble archway, probably erected in the time of Vespasian and still spanning a street of modern Thessalonica, begins with the word ΠΟΛΙΤΑΡΧΟΤΝΤΩΝ, which is followed by the names of Seven magistrates
Leper - That performed outside the camp restored him to intercourse with the people (Leviticus 14:3-9), that performed in the tabernacle court Seven days after the former restored him to all spiritual privileges of Jehovah's worshippers (Leviticus 14:10-32). The Seven sprinklings renewed to him the covenant, symbolized by that number
Timothy, the Second Epistle to - Paul's leaving of his cloak and parchments at Troas (2 Timothy 4:13) cannot have been at his visit in Acts 20:5-7, for Seven years elapsed between this visit and his first imprisonment. Besides, Paul would not mention as a recent occurrence one that took place six or Seven years before
Proselytes - The strangers were assembled with Israel at the feast of tabernacles at the cnd of every Seven years, to hear the law (Deuteronomy 31:10-12; Leviticus 24:22). The proselytes of the gate were not bound to circumcision, only to the Seven precepts of Noah, namely, the six said to have been given to Adam:...
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(7) that given to Noah against "flesh with the blood"; but he had not the full Israelite privileges, he must not study the law nor redeem his firstborn
Nicolaitans - John to the Seven Asiatic churches, may perhaps lead us to the same conclusion. Whether the Nicolaitans derived their name from Nicolas of Antioch, who was one of the Seven deacons:...
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Rome, - The "seven hills," (Revelation 17:9 ) which formed the nucleus of the ancient city stand on the left bank. Modern Rome lies to the north of the ancient city, covering with its principal portion the plain to the north of the Seven hills, once known as the Campus Martius, and on the opposite bank extending over the low ground beneath the Vatican to the north of the ancient Janiculum
Philaster, Bishop of Brixia - 22) had spoken of Seven Jewish sects ( τῶν ἐπτὰ αἱρέσεων ) and had given their names; and it would seem from the opening of the tract of Pseudo-Tertullian that Hippolytus began his treatise by declining to treat of Jewish heresies. Paul, and the Seven other epistles which are joined to the Acts of the Apostles
Jews - ...
When the kingdom of Judah had been Seventy years in captivity, and the period of their affliction was completed, Cyrus, (B. The number of persons who returned at this time was forty-two thousand three hundred and sixty, and Seven thousand three hundred and thirty-seven servants. The temple, after a variety of obstructions and delays, was finished and dedicated, in the Seventh year of King Darius, B. He was soon after smitten with a most loathsome and tormenting disease, and died, a signal example of divine justice, about a year and a quarter after the birth of our Saviour, and in the thirty-seventh year of his reign, computing from the time he was declared king by the Romans. Philip continued tetrarch of Trachonitis thirty-seven years, and died in the twentieth year of the reign of Tiberius. He died in the Seventh year of his reign, and left a son called also Agrippa, then Seventeen years old; and Claudius, thinking him too young to govern his father's extensive dominions, made Cuspus Fadus governor of Judea. These two laws were recited by Moses to Aaron four times, to his sons three times, to the Seventy elders twice, and to the rest of the people once: after this, the repetition was renewed by Aaron, his two sons, and the Seventy elders. Before the sun is set the candles are to be lighted; one, at least, with Seven wicks, in allusion to the number of days in a week, is to be lighted in each house. The lesson appointed for the Sabbath is divided into Seven parts, and read to Seven persons at the altar. The first called up to hear it is a descendant of Aaron, the second of Levi, the third an Israelite of any tribe; the same order is then repeated: the Seventh may be of any tribe. The feast of the passover commences on the fifteenth day of the month Nisan, and continues among Jews who live in or near Jerusalem Seven days, and elsewhere eight days
Ten Commandments - There are three principal divisions of the two tables:
That of the Roman Catholic Church, making the first table contain three commandments and the second the other Seven
Enoch - Seventh from Adam (seven indicating divine completeness, Enoch typifying perfected humanity)
Targum - It is thought that the Jewish doctors, who lived above Seven hundred years after him, made some additions to him
Franciscans - At the dissolution of the monasteries, the conventual Franciscans had about fifty-five houses, which were under Seven custodies or wardenships, viz
Month - The interval between the 17th day of the second month (Genesis 7:11) and the 17th day of the Seventh month is said to be 150 days (Genesis 8:3-4), i. So the feast of tabernacles in the Seventh month celebrated the ingathering of the autumnal fruits; so that a solar year must have regulated the months. The modern Jews have Seven intercalary months in every 19 years, according to the metonic cycle adopted A. Four names of months are mentioned before the Babylonish captivity: Αbib ("the month of ears of grain") made the first month in memory of the Exodus (Exodus 9:81; Exodus 12:2; Exodus 13:4); Ζif ("the bloom of flowers", or the Assyrian gay , "bull," the zodiacal Taurus), the second month (1 Kings 6:1; 1 Kings 6:37); Βul ("the month of rain"), the eighth month (1 Kings 6:38); Εthanim ("the month of gifts", namely, fruits), the Seventh (1 Kings 8:2). They are explained by the addition "which is the" second, the eighth, the Seventh month. The Talmud gives the remaining five: Ιyar the second, Τammuz the fourth (sacred to that idol), Αb the fifth, Τisri the Seventh, Μarchesvan (from mar "to drop") the eighth; mainly named from the Syrian calendar
Church of England - Henry, indeed, in early life, and during the former part of his reign, was a bigotted papist: he burnt the famous Tyndal (who made one of the first and best translations of the New Testament;) and wrote in defense of the Seven sacraments against Luther, for which the pope gave him the title of " The Defender of the Faith
Alms - What relation this may have to the community of goods is considered elsewhere (see article Community of Goods); but it is at least clear that the Church in Jerusalem recognized the paramount obligation of the maintenance of the poor brethren, and it is worthy of notice that the first officers of the Christian community of whose appointment we have direct mention are the Seven who were appointed to carry out the ministrations of the Church to the poor widows of the community (Acts 6:1-4)
Sam'Son - Thrice he suffered himself to be bound with green withes, with new ropes, but released himself until finally, wearied out with her importunity, he "told her all his heart," and while he was asleep she had him shaven of his Seven locks of hair
Samar'Itans - Such were the Samaritans of our Lord's day; a people distinct from the jews, though lying in the very midst of the Jews; a people preserving their identity, though Seven centuries had rolled away since they had been brought from Assyria by Esar-haddon, and though they had abandoned their polytheism for a sort of ultra Mosaicism; a people who, though their limits had gradually contracted and the rallying-place of their religion on Mount Gerizim had been destroyed one hundred and sixty years before by John Hyrcanus (B
Boasting - Paul boasts in the churches when he can (2 Corinthians 7:14 ), and our Lord himself commends six of the Seven churches to whom he speaks in the Book of Revelation
Ignorance (2) - ...
Among the ‘Seven Words’ spoken by Jesus from the Cross there is one which bears upon this sin of ignorance: ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do’ (Luke 23:34)
Ministry - Of this the Seven of Jerusalem furnish the earliest examples
Hair (2) - ‘Kamitha had Seven sons who all performed the office of high priests; they asked of her how she came to this honour? She answered, “The rafters of my house never saw the hair of my head” ’ (Vayyikra Rabba, fol
Galba - and died in his Seventy-third year (15 Jan. ...
As Galba’s rule lusted only Seven months, there is little to say about it
Atone - The priest then brought some of the blood of the bull into the tent of meeting and sprinkled it Seven times before the veil
Day-Star - to the Seven Churches3, London, 1867, p
Watch - Mishmereth refers to the priestly or Levitical service itself: “Therefore shall ye abide at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation day and night Seven days, and keep the charge of the Lord …” ( Fill - 43:26, where no literal hand is filled with anything, but the phrase is a technical term for “consecration”: “Seven days shall they [3] the altar and purify it; and they shall consecrate themselves
Levites - The Gershonites, whose number was Seven thousand five hundred, were employed in the marches through the wilderness in carrying the veils and curtains of the tabernacle; the Kohathites, whose number was eight thousand six hundred, in carrying the ark and sacred vessels of the tabernacle; the Merarites, whose number was six thousand two hundred, in carrying the several pieces of the tabernacle which could not be placed upon the chariots; and the Aaronites were the priests who served the sanctuary
Demon - The demons also were strong ones, by the way they handled those they possessed, and by one overcoming Seven men and making them flee out of the house naked and wounded
Passover - The day following, being the fifteenth, reckoned from six o'clock of the preceding evening, was the grand feast of the passover, which continued Seven days; but only the first and Seventh days were peculiarly solemn
Servant - This form of service could not continue more than six or Seven years; unless, when the Sabbatical year came round, the servant chose to remain permanently or until the Jubilee with his master, in token of which he suffered his ear to be bored before witnesses, Exodus 21:2,6 25:40
Patmos - John was not a first-class prisoner, he must have been condemned not only to banishment but to hard labour for life (The Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia, 1904, p
Jeshua - ...
At the dedication a sin-offering was offered "for all Israel, 12 he-goats, according to the number of the tribes" (Ezra 6:15-22), and they kept the Passover "seven days with joy, for the Lord had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of the God of Israel
Lending - ...
Release from debt...
These disorders existed in spite of the law which laid down that, at the end of every Seven years, Israelites were to forgive debts owed them by fellow Israelites
Maximus, Bishop of Turin - Seven homilies (86–92) refer to the terror of the city at an impending barbaric invasion, apparently Attila's inroad, 452
Mesrobes - With this as a basis and with the help of various persons who possessed some traditionary knowledge of ancient Armenian, as Plato chief librarian at Edessa and two learned rhetoricians, Epiphanius and Rufinus, he composed the alphabet which the Armenians adopted in 406, the Seven vowels having been made known, it was said, by direct revelation from heaven (cf
Petilianus, a Donatist Bishop - 411 as one of the Seven managers on the Donatist side but after this we hear no more of him
Advent, Second - that this latter power will make a covenant with Israel and will break the covenant in the midst of the week: all which intimates that this apparent triumph of wickedness will spread over at least Seven years, otherwise spoken of as the last week of the Seventy weeks of Daniel. See SevenTY WEEKS
Time - But a more common way was the insertion of an additional month every three years, and as this left a troublesome margin it was corrected into three months every eight years and finally fixed as Seven months in a cycle of nineteen years. -Though peculiar to the Jewish people, the constitution of a unit of time by grouping together Seven days was retained in the usage of the Christian Church. ’ The Seven-day period required to mature the process of fulfilling a vow is evidently not viewed as a week in the modern sense of any period of Seven consecutive days (Acts 21:27). ...
With the exception of the Sabbath (the Seventh day) the days of the week are given no names, but are distinguished by ordinal numbers
Widows - The latter class was evidently neglected compared with the former, but when this grievance was brought to the notice of the Apostles they appointed Seven men to supervise the charity of the Church. It is possible that Seven were appointed because there were Seven meeting-places in the city, but one cannot be in any way certain that there was any special reason for the precise number
the Thorn in Paul's Flesh - What then is that thorn in the flesh of all God's best saints and of all Christ's best servants,-that thorn which still humbles, and humbles, and humbles them down, past all possible glorying in anything they are, or have ever been, or can ever be? Humbles the most heavenly-minded men in all the world down to death and hell, and so humbles such men only? What is it that Christ sends to stab His best servants deeper and deeper every day, and to impale them and buffet them till they are so many dead corpses rather than living and breathing and Christian men? And then on the other hand, what is that same thorn and stake and devil's fist that at every stab and stound and blow draws down the whole grace of Jesus Christ on the sufferer, till the sanctified saint kisses his thorn, and blesses his Lord, and would not part with the one or the other for all the world? Samson offered so many sheets and so many changes of raiment to any Philistine who within Seven days would declare his riddle. " I give you therefore the next Seven days and Seven nights, Philistines and all, to find out Paul's great riddle
Elesbaan, a King, Hermit, And Saint of Ethiopia - Over this, however, first ten ships and then Seven more, including that of the Ethiopian admiral, were lifted by the waves; the rest were driven back by stress of weather, but presently, the chain being, according to one account, broken, forced the passage, and passing the other Seventeen, cast anchor farther along the coast. Arethae , he bound his Seven kinsmen in chains, and fastened them to his throne, lest they should fail to share his fate; and so awaited death at Elesbaan's own hand. At Taphar Elesbaan is said to have built a church, digging the foundations for Seven days with his own hands; and from Taphar he wrote of his victory to the patriarch of Alexandria
Naaman - ' And, then, how Naaman came to Samaria with his horses and his chariot; how Elisha sent out and told him to go and wash Seven times in Jordan; how Naaman was wroth and would not wash in Jordan, but went away home in a rage: how his excellent servants reasoned with their angry master and how he repented and went and washed in Jordan till his flesh came again like the flesh of a little child-all that is told in fourteen as solid and as eloquent verses as ever were written. Paul's greatest passage is his immortal morsel of autobiography in the Seventh of the Romans. And all that stood between Naaman and perfect health and long life was just to ascend his chariot, and let himself be driven to Jordan, when his servants would have undressed him and dipped him Seven times; and, ere ever he was aware, he would have come up out of the water as sweet as a child. ' Then went he down and dipped himself Seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God, and his flesh came again like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean
Praise - Peter and John going to the Temple at the hour of prayer were certainly in accord with the Psalmist: ‘Seven times a day will I praise thee’ (Psalms 119:164); and the lame man, whom Peter healed, instinctively praised God (Acts 3:8). ’ Enlargement of the ascription is found in Jude, and above all in the central vision of the Apocalypse when the Sevenfold theme marks the highest range of praise. ...
The Seven-fold doxology of the angels in Revelation 7:12 (no. ...
The harp (κιθάρα) was an instrument of Seven strings akin to a lyre
Joseph - When he was about Seventeen years old Joseph incurred the jealous hatred of his brothers (Genesis 37:4 ). ...
As Joseph had interpreted, Seven years of plenty came, during which he stored up great abundance of corn in granaries built for the purpose. These years were followed by Seven years of famine "over all the face of the earth," when "all countries came into Egypt to Joseph to buy corn" (Genesis 41:56,57 ; 47:13,14 )
Elements - In 2 Maccabees 7:22 a mother says to her Seven martyr sons: ‘It was not I that brought into order the first elements (στοιχεἰωσιν) of each one of you. Each of the Seven Churches has its angel (Revelation 2:3)
Genealogy - By comprising Jacob himself with all the founders of tribes and families, the significant number 70 results; Seven (expressing God's covenant relation to Israel, made up of three the divine number and four the worldwide extension number) multiplied by ten the seal of completeness; implying that these 70 comprised the whole nation of God (Exodus 1:5; Deuteronomy 10:22). Thus, the genealogy of Ruth 4:18-22 makes but four intervening links between Nahshon at the Exodus (Numbers 1:7) and David, namely, Salmon, Boaz, Obed, Jesse; whereas the genealogy of Levi has double that number in the same period, Seven between Phinehas and Zadok, and more in Gershon's line (1 Chronicles 6)
Agriculture - The average harvest period, reckoned by the Hebrew legislation ( Leviticus 23:15 , Deuteronomy 16:9 ) to cover Seven weeks, may be set down as from the middle of April to the beginning of June, the barley ripening about a fortnight sooner than the wheat. ), the law that every field must lie fallow for one year in Seven ( Exodus 23:10 f
Elisha - ...
Elisha prophesied that there wouldbe a Seven years' famine, and he told the Shunammite woman to sojourn where she could during the time. She dwelt among the Philistines Seven years, and on her return she cried to the king for the restoration of her house and land
Serpent - Fatal snake bites are by no means uncommon; the writer knows of Seven cases at first hand
Tribes of Israel - Excluding Benjamin, who was born in Canaan, and the four tribes descended from the concubines, there remain only Seven as extra-Canaanitish
Priest - Seven outstanding features of His priesthood are stressed, (1) its character, Hebrews 5:6,10 ; (2) His commission, Hebrews 5:4,5 ; (3) His preparation, Hebrews 2:17 ; 10:5 ; (4) His sacrifice, Hebrews 8:3 ; 9:12,14,27,28 ; 10:4-12 ; (5) His santuary, Hebrews 4:14 ; 8:2 ; 9:11,12,24 ; 10:12,19 ; (6) His ministry, Hebrews 2:18 ; 4:15 ; 7:25 ; 8:6 ; 9:15,24 ; (7) its effects, 2:15; 4:16; 6:19,20; 7:16,25; 9:14,28; 10:14-17,22,39; 12:1; 13:13-17
Funeral, Rites - This mourning lasted from forty to Seventy days, during which time they embalmed the body. ...
They kept the deceased Seven days, and washed him every day with hot water, and sometimes with oil, if possibly he might be revived, in case he were only in a slumber; and every now and then his friends, meeting, made a horrible shout with the same view: but if they found he did not revive, he was dressed and embalmed with a performance of a variety of singular ceremonies, and at last brought to the funeral pile, and burnt: after which his ashes were gathered, inclosed in an urn, and deposited in the sepulchre or tomb
Uncleanness - Ceremonial uncleanness lasted one day after sexual intercourse, and Seven days after normal menstruation
Sep'Tuagint - (The Seventy ). ; the Jewish slaves whom he set free, paying their ransom himself the letter of the king: the answer of the high priest; the choosing of six interpreters from each of the twelve tribes and their names; the copy of the law, in letters of gold; the feast prepared for the Seventy two, which continued for Seven days; the questions proposed to each of the interpreters in turn, with the answers of each; their lodging by the seashore and the accomplishment of their work in Seventy
Pharisees - Hence the Sadducees, who believed in no resurrection, and supposed our Saviour to teach it as a Pharisee, very shrewdly urged the difficulty of disposing of the woman who had in this world been the wife of Seven husbands
Laying on of Hands - Acts 6:1 relates the selection of Seven men who were put in charge of the daily service to the widows of the Jerusalem congregation
Laying on of Hands - The Seven, after being chosen by the multitude, were appointed to office by the Apostles, with prayer and the laying on of hands ( Acts 6:6 )
A - In the Julian Calendar, A is the first of the Seven dominical letters
Asia - The Seven Churches of Revelation were all in proconsular Asia (Revelation 1:4; Revelation 1:11), and it is possible that the so-called ‘Epistle to the Ephesians’ was an encycla to a group of churches in that province
Inquisition - ...
The inquisitors, who are ecclesiastics, do not pronounce the sentence of death, but form and read an act, in which they say, that the criminal, being convicted of such a crime, by his own confession, is with much reluctance, delivered to the secular power, to be punished according to his demerits: and this writing they give to the Seven judges, who attend at the right side of the altar, and immediately pass sentence
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The palm grows from 30 to 80 feet, does not bear fruit for the first six or Seven years, but will bear for a hundred (Psalms 92:14)
Damasus, Pope - Seven days after the death of Liberius, Felix's partisans met and proclaimed Damasus pope in the Lucina Behmenists - At length, seriously considering within himself that speech of our Saviour, "Your heavenly Father will give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him," he was thereby awakened to desire that promised Comforter; and, continuing in that earnestness, he was at last, to use his own expression, "surrounded with a divine light for Seven days, and stood in the highest contemplation and kingdom of joys!" After this, about the year 1600, he was again surrounded with a divine light and replenished with the heavenly knowledge; insomuch as, going abroad into the fields, and viewing the herbs and grass, by his inward light, he saw into their essences, uses, and properties, which were discovered to him by their lineaments, figures, and signatures
Archangel - Some say there are Seven of them
Child - By the Jewish law, children were reckoned the property of their parents, who could sell them for Seven years to pay their debts
Mary - She was especially devoted to Christ, for his mercy in casting out from her Seven evil spirits, Luke 8:23
Babylon - This basal probability is supported by the fact that Babylon is called ‘mystery’ in Revelation 17:5 , is said to be seated on Seven mountains ( Revelation 17:9 ), and to be a centre of commerce and authority ( Revelation 18:3-19 ; Revelation 18:17 ; Revelation 14:8 )
To - Noting proportion as, three is to nine as nine is to twenty Seven
Per'Sia - (Ezra 4:17-22 ) He reigned but Seven months, and was succeeded by Darius
Luciferus i, Bishop of Calaris - 378, Seven years after the death of Lucifer
Prochorus, a Deacon - Prochorus (Πρόχορος) the name of one of the Seven deacons in Act_6:5
Sanhedrin - 18), called also ‘Sanhedrin of Seventy-one’ (Sheb. 4) in contradistinction to ‘the Little Sanhedrin of Twenty-three,’ the Bçth, Dîn shel shib‛îm we eḥâd, ‘the court of justice of Seventy-one’ (Sanh. 2a) and the Seventy elders on Numbers 11:16 (Sifrç). The Seventy elders invested with spiritual powers (Numbers 11:16; Numbers 11:24 f. 14): ‘Each city shall have for its magistrates Seven men known for their practice of virtue and zeal for righteousness, and to each magistracy two men of the tribe of Levi shall be assigned as assistants [12]. Now there is a trace of Seven judges instead of the Talmudic three in each city court (Sanh. 1), found in the Seven city aldermen (ṭôbç hâ ‛îr Ascension of Isaiah - It is thus of considerable importance in the light which it throws upon the views held in certain circles of the Christian Church of the apostolic period with regard to the doctrines of the Trinity, the Incarnation, the Resurrection, the Seven Heavens, the Antichrist, angels and demons. 6-11, in which Isaiah is successively led through the firmament and six lower heavens to the Seventh heaven, and receives disclosures regarding the descent, birth, works, crucifixion, and ascension of the Beloved. 2 Corinthians 12:2-4) through the firmament and each of the six lower heavens in turn, and finally arrives at the Seventh heaven, to which he is admitted by special command of the Lord Christ. ’ It describes, briefly stringing together various details in the manner of an epitome, the coming and death of the Beloved; the descent of the angel of the Christian Church; the ascension; the falling away of the Church, and the prevalence of error, impurity, strife, and covetousness; the coming of Beliar in the likeness of a lawless king, a matricide, who claims to be God, and demands Divine worship, and persecutes the saints for three years, Seven months, and twenty-seven days. On arriving in the Seventh heaven, He sits down (not stands, as in 9:35) on the right hand, and the Holy Spirit on the left (11:32, 33). spiritual bodies, are reserved for the righteous, with the robes and crowns in the Seventh heaven (4:16; 7:22; 8:14, 26). The righteous from Adam downwards are already in the Seventh heaven, stript of the garments of the flesh, though not yet seated on their thrones and crowned (9:9). ...
(f) The Seven Heavens. -The conception of the Seven heavens which we find e. Each heaven is merely a duplicate of the one above, with no distinction, except of glory, until the sixth and Seventh are reached (8:1, 7). The sixth is not under any subordinate angel or ‘throne,’ but is ruled by the Great Glory in the Seventh. There is an angel over the praise-giving of the sixth heaven, however, who challenges Isaiah when proceeding to the Seventh (9:1, 4). In the Seventh are the Patriarchs, the righteous, the crowns and thrones and garments of the righteous, the Great Glory, the Beloved, and the angel of the Holy Spirit
Dead Sea Scrolls - ...
The first cave, containing Seven scrolls, was discovered accidentally in early 1947 by a young Bedouin shepherd. The songs seem to follow a certain progression over the thirteen-week cycle: songs 1-5 focus on the earthly worshiping community; songs 6-8 shift the attention to the heavenly worship, highlighting the number Seven, which is developed elaborately in Song of Solomon 7 in Seven calls to praise directed to the Seven angelic priesthoods; and songs 9-13 center on the features of the heavenly sanctuary and the participants in the heavenly worship
Deluge - By the celebrated Ogdoas of the Egyptians, consisting of eight persons sailing together in the sacred baris or ark, they imagine the family of Noah, which was precisely eight in number, to have been designated; and in the rites of Adonis or Thammuz, in particular, they point out many circumstances which seem to possess a distinct reference to the events recorded in the sixth and Seventh chapters of Genesis. " The following is Sir William Jones's abridgment of it; and the identity of the event which it describes, with that of the Hebrew historian, is too obvious to require any particular illustration: "The demon Hayagriva, having purloined the Vedas from the custody of Brahma, while he was reposing at the close of the sixth Manwantara, the whole race of men became corrupt, except the Seven Rishis, and Satyavrata, who then reigned in Dravira, a maritime region to the south of Carnata. This prince was performing his ablutions in the river Critimala, when Vishnu appeared to him in the shape of a small fish, and after several augmentations of bulk in different waters, was placed by Satyavrata in the ocean, where he thus addressed his amazed votary: ‘In Seven days all creatures who have offended me shall be destroyed by a deluge, but thou shalt be secured in a capacious vessel miraculously formed; take therefore all kinds of medicinal herbs, and esculent grain for food, and, together with the Seven holy men, your respective wives, and pairs of all animals, enter the ark without fear: then shalt thou know God face to face, and all thy questions shall be answered. ' Saying this, he disappeared; and after Seven days the ocean began to overflow the coasts, and the earth to be flooded by constant showers, when Satyavrata, meditating on the deity, saw a large vessel moving on the waters. When the deluge had ceased, Vishnu slew the demon, and recovered the Vedas, instructed Satyavrata in divine knowledge, and appointed him the Seventh Menu, by the name of Vaivaswata
Freedom - The fourth commandment, for example, had reference not only to God's resting on the Seventh day of creation (Exodus 20:8-11 ), but also to the liberation of Israel from the hands of Egypt (Deuteronomy 5:12-15 ). Every Seventh year the debts of all Israelites were to be canceled (Deuteronomy 15:1-2 ). , after Seven sets of Seven years) was consecrated as a year of jubilee, in which the Israelites were to "proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants" (Leviticus 25:10 )
Stephen - The first of the Seven appointed to minister as a deacon in distributing alms, so that the Grecian widows should not be neglected while the Hebrew widows were served (Acts 6; 7). He was, like the rest of the Seven, "of honest report, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom"; also "full of faith and power," so that the disputants of the synagogue of the Libertines, Cyrenians, Alexandrians, Cilicians, all like himself Grecian Jews, "were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spoke
Capernaum - The ancient name was ‘Seven Fountains’ (Itin. Two of those buildings have inscriptions in Hebrew over their main entrances; one in connexion with a Seven-branched candlestick, the other with figures of the paschal lamb, and all without exception are constructed after a fixed plan, which is totally different from that of any church, temple, or mosque in Palestine’ (Wilson, Recovery, etc. We have seen that Theodosius came to it from Tiberias after passing through Magdala and Seven Fountains (Itin
the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia - IF James Durham had lived in Kirriemuir in Disruption days he would to a certainty have said that very much what Daniel Cormick was in the presbytery of Forfar, that the angel of Philadelphia was among the Seven churches in Asia. And that wisest by far of all the Seven ministers in Asia soon found out where his true strength lay and threw himself with all his weakness upon his true strength. He was such a true pillar on earth that the whole of the Seven Churches in Asia were strengthened and upheld by means of him
the Angel of the Church in Sardis - ' Yes, even to call such things to remembrance, my brethren, will work together with the Seven Spirits that are in Christ's right hand, and with many other things, to set a fallen-down minister on his feet again, and to give him a new start even after he is as good as dead and deposed in the sight of God. And as he was saved through this Epistle, so will they; and like him they will yet receive the heavenly reward that is here held out to us all by Him who has the Seven Spirits of God and the Seven stars
Canaanites - The Perizzites, who make one of the Seven nations of the Canaanites, are supposed, by Heylin and others, to be the descendants of Sina or Sini; and it is probable, since we do not read of their abode in cities, that they lived dispersed, and in tents, like the Sycthians, roving on both sides of the Jordan, on the hills and plains; and that they were called by that name from the Hebrew pharatz, which signifies "to disperse. This appears from the sacred writings to have been the respective situation of those Seven nations, which are said to have been doomed to destruction for their idolatry and wickedness, when the Israelites first invaded their country. As to the customs, manners, arts, sciences, and language of the Seven nations that inhabited the land of Canaan, they must, from the situation they severally occupied, have been very different
Elijah - He sent his servant Seven times to see if rain was coming. The Seventh time a cloud the size of a hand appeared on the horizon
Mexico - The first Seven dioceses were suffragan to the Archdiocese of Seville, Spain, until 1545; in that year the Diocese of Mexico was made an archdiocese with authority over the other six and those subsequently formed, including, in 1581, the Diocese of Manila in the Philippines
Samuel - The story is interrupted at 1 Samuel 13:8-15 by a complaint that Saul had disobeyed in offering sacrifice before the battle, although he had waited the required Seven days as instructed by Samuel
Eusebius, Bishop of Vercellae - Turner raised the two questions whether Eusebius of Vercelli was the author of the Seven Books on the Trinity by the Pseudo-Vigilius of Thapsus, and whether he could have been the author of Quicunque Vult ; and subsequently in the same vol
Games - Drawers in the boxes held three four-sided lots and the pieces, Seven for each board
Preaching in the Bible - God's revelation to families, regularly shared as private instruction (Deuteronomy 11:19 ), became the foundation of the public reading of the law every Seven years to all the people (Deuteronomy 31:9-13 )
Rachel - Jacob's first interview, courteous removal of the stone at the well's mouth, emotion, and kissing her in the usual mode of salutation in pastoral life in the East in those days, are simply and graphically narrated; his love to her making his Seven years' service "seem but a few days"; the imposition of Leah upon him, his second term of service for her, and his receiving her in marriage. The tomb is a small square building of stone, with a dome, and within it a tomb, a modern building; in the Seventh century A
Consecration - After this came the sermon, then the sacrament, which the bishop consecrated and administered in the following manner:...
As he approached the altar, he made five or six low bows; and coming up to the side of it, where the bread and wine were covered, he bowed Seven times
Nature - He told them to rest their land one year in Seven
Benjamin - ]'>[5] ( Genesis 46:21 ) makes him, when he entered Egypt, the father of ten sons, that is more than twice as many as Jacob’s other sons except Dan, who had Seven
Virgin, Virgin Birth - ...
The other word in the Old Testament, almah , sometimes translated “virgin” occurs only Seven times
Genealogy of Jesus Christ - It is the double of Seven the number for completeness; the periods of 14 in Matthew are the sacred three
Ark of God - ...
After Seven months a new cart was made, to which two milch kine were yoked, and the ark sent back to the Israelites with a trespass offering to the God of Israel
Root - This has already happened to the Seven nations of Canaan
Blasphemy - He personified the Empire as the Beast whose Seven heads had names of blasphemy (Revelation 13:1), to whom was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies (Revelation 13:5), who opened his mouth for blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle (Revelation 13:6); as the scarlet-coloured Beast who was covered all over with names of blasphemies (Revelation 17:3)
Ship - The clumsier ancient ship probably could sail within Seven points
Draw-Net - ...
The parable closes the series of Seven in Matthew 13, in which various aspects of the Kingdom of Heaven are presented
Benhadad - In the following year, however, he came with a most powerful army to Aphek, where Ahab again engaged him, killed a hundred thousand of his men, and the remainder endeavouring to take refuge in Aphek, the walls of the city fell upon them, and killed twenty-seven thousand more
Gourd - Each branch of the keroa has but one large leaf, with six or Seven foldings in it
Babylon - The hanging-gardens, one of the Seven wonders of the world, built by Nebuchadnezzar to please his Median queen, Amytis, who longed for her native mountains
Mourning - The time of mourning was commonly Seven days, 1 Samuel 31:11-13 ; but it was lengthened or shortened according to circumstances, Zechariah 12:10 . That for Moses and Aaron was prolonged to thirty days, Numbers 20:29 Deuteronomy 34:8 ; and that for Jacob to Seventy days, Genesis 50:3
Gospel - 96, sixty-seven years after our Savior's death, and when John was now more than eighty years of age
Junilius, Quaestor of the Sacred Palace - He filled for Seven years in the court of Justinian the important office of quaestor of the sacred palace, succeeding the celebrated Tribonian (Procop
Maximus the Cynic, Bishop of Constantinople - Seven unscrupulous sailors were dispatched from Alexandria to mix with the people and watch for a favourable opportunity for carrying out the plot
High Priest - ...
The consecration of the high priest was an elaborate Seven-day ritual involving special baths, putting on special garments, and anointing with oil and with blood (Exodus 29:1-37 ; Leviticus 6:19-22 ; Leviticus 8:5-35 ). 1 Chronicles 6:1-15 offers a (partial?) list of Seven high priests between Phinehas and Zadok, a contemporary of David and Solomon
Episcopacy - as they understand it, of diocesan bishops, in the Seven churches of Asia, particularly the angel of Ephesus, though there were many ministers employed in it long before the date of that epistle, Acts 20:17 ; Acts 18:1-28 :...
4. As to the angels of the Seven churches in Asia, it is certain that, for any thing which appears in our Lord's epistles to them (Revelation 2:3 :) they might be no more than the pastors of single congregations with their proper assistants
Ugarit - ...
The Late Bronze city of Ugarit, covering about Seventy acres, contained the remains of palaces, temples, private dwellings, workshops, storage areas, and fortifications. King Keret, having lost his Seven wives to various tragedies before they could give him an heir, bewailed his fate. The rains then failed for Seven years
Babylon - It was then the largest and most beautiful city in the Middle East, considered by classical tradition with its renowned Hanging Gardens and massive walls to have been one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. It measured about 298 feet square at the base and rose in Seven stages to at least a height of 200 feet
Antiochus - " Seven brothers and their mother submitted to a torturing death rather than deny their faith, the third saying, "Thou takest us out of this present life, but the King of the world shall raise us up who have died for His laws unto everlasting life" (compare Daniel 12:2). The first of the Seven brothers, after his tongue was cut off, was fried to death in a heated pan
Jordan - Their commingled waters flow on across a dismal marsh of papyrus, and, after Seven miles, empty into Lake Huleh, which is identified by some with ‘the waters of Merom’ ( Joshua 11:5 ; Joshua 11:7 ). Lot, for example, is said to have chosen ‘all the circle of the Jordan’ because ‘it was well watered everywhere’ ( Genesis 13:10 ); Joshua and all Israel crossed over the Jordan on dry ground ( Joshua 3:17 ); Ehud seized the fords of the Jordan against the Moabites, cutting off their retreat ( Judges 3:28 ); Gideon, Jephthah, David, Elijah, and Elisha were all well acquainted with the Jordan; Naaman the Syrian was directed to go wash in the Jordan Seven times, that his leprosy might depart from him ( 2 Kings 5:10 )
Bethlehem - Here is an altar dedicated to the wise men of the east, at the foot of which is a marble star, corresponding, as the monks say, to the point of the heavens where the miraculous meteor became stationary, and directly over the spot where the Saviour was born in the subterranean church below! A flight of fifteen steps, and a long narrow passage, conduct to the sacred crypt or grotto of the nativity, which is thirty-seven feet six inches long, by eleven feet three inches in breadth, and nine feet high. The manager is at the distance of Seven paces from the altar; it is in a low recess hewn out of the rock, to which you descend by two steps, and consists of a block of marble, raised about a foot and a half above the floor, and hollowed out in the form of a manger
Proselyte - ...
The distinction drawn between ‘the proselyte of the gate’ , who accepted the ‘Seven Noachian Laws’ (ERE_ iv. (2) There were proselytes among the multitude who witnessed the miracle of Pentecost (Acts 2:10), some of whom may have been added to the Church; the selection of ‘Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch’ (Acts 6:5) as one of the Seven deacons indicates that there was a certain proportion of men of his class in the primitive Christian community
Trinity - John: "Grace and peace from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the Seven spirits which are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ. " Here the Father is described by a periphrasis taken from his attribute of eternity; and "the Seven spirits" is a mystical expression for the Holy Ghost, used upon this occasion either because the salutation is addressed to Seven churches, every one of which had partaken of the Spirit. or because Seven was a sacred number among the Jews, denoting both variety and perfection, and in this case alluding to the various gifts, administrations, and operations of the Holy Ghost. It might be right to remark, that the Seven spirits cannot mean angels, since prayers are never in Scripture addressed to angels, nor are blessings ever pronounced in their name
Zephaniah, Book of - The first Seven verses pronounce a woe upon Jerusalem for oppression within her walls
Ste'Phen, - the first Christian martyr, was the chief of the Seven (commonly called Deacons) appointed to rectify the complaints in the early Church of Jerusalem, made by the Hellenistic against the hebrew Christians
Mizpah - the look-out place, from whence on the broad ridge (the continuation of Olivet), Seven stadia N
Thomas - Thomas is named next to Peter among the Seven on the sea of Galilee, a proof that he was a fisherman like Peter (John 21:2)
Passover - ...
Following the Passover, and joined to it, was the Seven-day Feast of Unleavened Bread
Repentance - ...
Renewal of commitment or reaffirmation of faith seems to be the meaning of repentance in the letters to the Seven churches in Revelation (Revelation 2:5 ,Revelation 2:5,2:16 ,Revelation 2:16,2:21-22 ; Revelation 3:3 ,Revelation 3:3,3:19 )
Mary - Mark 16:9 and Luke 8:2 indicate that this Mary, from Magdala, was exorcised of some Seven demons
Miletus - … Illustrious persons, natives of Miletus, were Thales, one of the Seven wise men, his disciple Anaximander, and Anaximander the disciple of Anaximander
Shushan - Seven days
Garden - Indeed, the church is sometimes called gardens, to denote both their number and variety; by which is meant, the particular names of the churches of Jesus, such as the apostles of Christ; yea, Christ himself directed Epistles to the churches at "Rome, Corinth, Galatia, Philippi," and the like, and the Seven churches in Asia
Remnant - ...
Zephaniah, a Seventh-century prophet, identified the “remnant” with the poor and humble (2:3, 7; 3:12-13). In the days of Elijah, when God’s chosen people in the northern kingdom had fallen into apostasy, the Lord announced: “Yet I have left me Seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal …” (1 Kings 19:18)
Dinooth, Dinothus, Abbat of Bangor Iscoed - So numerous were the monks of Bangor Iscoed that, as Bede puts it, on their being divided into Seven parts with a ruler over each, none of those parts consisted of less than 300 men, who all lived by the labour of their hands
Nimrod - Captain Wilford supposes that the ploughshare was designed to hook his enemies: but may it not more naturally denote the constellation of the great bear, which strikingly represents the figure of a plough in its Seven bright stars; and was probably so denominated by the earliest astronomers, before the introduction of the Zabian idolatry, as a celestial symbol of agriculture? The thick cudgel corresponds to the brazen mace of Homer
Proverbs - The sayings of the Seven wise men, the golden verses of Pythagoras, the remains of Theognis and Phocylides, if genuine, and the gnomai of the older poets, testify the prevalence of aphorisms in ancient Greece
Ask - ...
A — 4: πυνθάνομαι (Strong's #4441 — Verb — punthanomai — poon-than'-om-ahee ) to ask by way of enquiry, not by way of making a request for something, is found in the Gospels and the Acts, five times in the former, Seven in the latter; in Matthew 2:4 , AV, "demanded," RV, "enquired," so Acts 21:33
Jordan - Its width varies at different points from Seventy-five to two hundred feet, and its depth from three to twelve feet. The current is usually swift and strong; and there are numerous rapids and falls, of which no less than twenty-seven are specified by Lieutenant Lynch as dangerous even to his metallic boats
Phoeni'ce, Phoenic'ia - In its popular form it was especially a worship of the sun, moon and five planets, or, as it might have been expressed according to ancient notions, of the Seven planets --the most beautiful and perhaps the most natural form of idolatry ever presented to the human imagination
Punishments - There are altogether thirty six or thirty Seven cases in the Pentateuch in which this formula is used
Ten Commandments - What does our use of time say about our estimate of who supplies our needs? When we work Seven days a week we surely say that our needs are met through our efforts alone. But the commandment requires persons to stop their work one day out of Seven and to remind themselves that it is God who supplies our needs every day of the week (Deuteronomy 5:12-15 ). Furthermore, if God rested after his labors, who are we that we think we can outdo God (Exodus 20:9-11 )? The manner or way a Sabbath is kept is not important, but it is important that we consciously set aside one day in Seven, filling it with worshipful rest, to remind ourselves to whom all our time belongs
Palestine - Shaped much like a harp, it is thirteen miles long and Seven miles wide. ...
Seven miles south of Jericho, the Jordan flows into the Dead Sea, one of the world's most unique bodies of water. Forty-seven miles long and eight miles wide, the Dead Sea has no outlet. Jericho is only Seventeen miles further east, but it Isaiah 3,400 feet lower (900 feet below sea level), consequently having a tropical climate and very low humidity
Hammurabi - ...
From his Seventh to eleventh years he destroyed Malgum, attacked Rapiqum, warred against Emutbal, and captured both Isin and Uruk (Erech). ” It was one of the Seven wonders of the world. Seven of them are in the form of cuneiform documents: Ur-Nammu, Lipit-Ishtar, Eshnunna, Hammurabi, Assyrian Laws, Hittite Laws, and Neo-Babylonian Laws
Apocalyptic - There are heavenly counterparts of earthly realities, like the "angels of the Seven churches" (Revelation 1:20 ), and the four living creatures by the throne (Revelation 4:6 ), and the "son of man" of Daniel 7:13 , who to some extent represents God's people in heaven (Daniel 7:18 ). ...
In Revelation the same idea is conveyed immediately by the vision of the risen Christ patrolling among the lampstands that represent the Seven churches (1:20), and by his direct messages of warning and encouragement. This is also the function of the dramatic interludes that intrude into the structural pattern of repeated "sevens. " Between the sixth and Seventh seals, John witnesses the "sealing" (play on words) of "the servants of our God" (7:3), so that they will not be harmed by the calamities he has just seen. ...
Similarly between the sixth and Seventh trumpets another interlude occurs (Revelation 10:8-11:13 ) that concerns the preaching of the gospel before a hostile world
Walk (2) - ’ This use of περιπατεῖν is also found in Revelation 2:1 of our Lord’s life of activity in His exalted state: ‘walketh in the midst of the Seven golden candlesticks,’ as if journeying forth by the circular route which, after traversing all the Churches mentioned, returns to Ephesus (Ramsay, Letters to the Seven Churches, ‘Letter to the Church in Ephesus,’ Introduction)
Sabbath - The Greek noun sabbat [ Leviticus 23:15-16 ) at the end of every Seven Sabbaths or fifty days, or the Sabbath year (Leviticus 25:1-7 ) in which the land was to be at complete rest. Of the eight holy days (Shabbat, the first and Seventh days of Pesach, Shavout, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the first and eighth days of Succot) proscribed in the Torah, only the Sabbath is included in the Decalogue. For, according to the Genesis narrative, God himself rested on the Seventh day, thus making it sacred (Genesis 2:1-2 ). First, Exodus 20:8-11 makes a clear connection between the Sabbath day and the Seventh day on which God the Creator rested. To "remember the Sabbath" meant that the Jew identified the Seven-day-a-week rhythm of life as belonging to the Creator. If the Creator stopped his creative activity on the Seventh day, then those who share in his creative work must do the same. The covenant relationship demands Israel's sanctification, and by keeping the Sabbath holy Israel is reminded continually that the God who sanctified the Seventh day also sanctifies her. ...
Among the several references to the Sabbath in Acts (1:12; 13:14-44; 15:21; 17:2; 18:4; 20:7) there is little evidence to suggest that the earliest Christian communities deviated from the traditional Sabbath observed on the Seventh day. The term sabbatismos [ σαββατισμός ]'>[1] appears nowhere else in the New Testament, and may be the writer's own creation to indicate the superiority of the coming rest to that of the Seventh day. Though a superior quality of rest, it is still marked chiefly by the cessation of labor patterned after God's rest on the Seventh day
Asia Minor, Cities of - Among the list are the “Seven Cities” of the Revelation. The city's temple honoring Diana was one of the Seven Wonders of the world
Demon - In this last passage we read of the evil spirit speaking out of the possessed man’s month, and of the man’s actions being those of the evil spirit (Acts 19:15); also of Jewish exorcists who endeavoured to expel him (the Seven of Acts 19:14 become in all the best Manuscripts two at Acts 19:16; probably there were Seven brothers, but only two took part in this incident)
the Angel of the Church in Thyatira - And, indeed, as if it were to forewarn us, and to prepare us for some impossible-to-be-believed disclosures in Thyatira, our Lord introduces Himself to the minister of Thyatira and to us under a name that He has not taken to Himself in the case of any of the other Seven ministers of the Seven Churches
Alexandria - ]'>[1] (εὔνοστος), which were, formed by a mole Seven stadia in length-the Hepta-stadium-flung across to the island of Pharos,† Plagues, the Ten, - --When Seven days had passed after the first plague, the river and all the open waters of Egypt brought forth countless frogs, which not only covered the land but filled the houses, even in their driest parts and vessels, for the ovens and kneading-troughs are specified. --The account of the Seventh plague is preceded by a warning which Moses was commanded to deliver to Pharaoh, respecting the terrible nature of the plagues that were to ensue if he remained obstinate. In the first three no distinction is made among the inhabitants of the land; in the remaining Seven a distinction is made between the Israelites, who are shielded from, and the Egyptians who are exposed to, the stroke. The Seventh (hail) came when the barley was in ear, and before the wheat was grown, and hence in February; and the tenth came in the following March or April. The Seventh plague, beginning a new series, seems to have been aimed like those which followed, to demonstrate the power of Jehovah over all the elements, and even life itself, in contrast with the impotence of the idols
Zebulun - There is no name corresponding to Elon in this passage, but the names of Seven of the twelve cities spoken of have been lost
Decrees - God decrees Ahab's doom (1 Kings 22:23 ) and destruction on Israel (Isaiah 10:23 ); "Seventy Sevens'" (often understood as "weeks of years") have been decreed for the history of Daniel's people (Daniel 9:24 ). The scroll sealed with Seven seals in Revelation 5:1 perhaps represents a divine decree determining the destiny of the world
Behmenists - At length, seriously considering within himself that speech of our Saviour, My Father which is in heaven will give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him, he was thereby thoroughly awakened in himself, and set forward to desire that promised Comforter; and, continuing in that earnestness, he was at last, to us his own expression, "surrounded with a divine light for Seven days, and stood in the highest contemplation and kingdom of joys!" ...
After this, about the year 1600, he was again surrounded by the divine light, and replenished with the heavenly knowledge; insomuch as, going abroad into the fields, and viewing the herbs and grass, by his inward light he saw into their essences, use, and properties, which were discovered to him by their lineaments, figures, and signatures
Bread - ...
In several passages, lechem represents the grain from which “bread” is made: “And the Seven years of dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth was in all the lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread” ( Carmel - " From it Ahab "went up" to the sides of Carmel to take part in the sacrificial feast; Elijah went up to "the top" of the mountain to pray for rain: while Gehazi Seven times climbed the highest point from whence the Mediterranean is to be fully seen over the W
Witness - ...
οὐαί is used in Revelation 9:12; Revelation 11:14 as a feminine substantive (‘woe,’ ‘calamity’) indicating the disasters following the blowing of the last three of the Seven trumpets
Marriage - At the house a feast was prepared, to which all the friends and neighbors were invited, Genesis 29:22; Matthew 22:1-10; Luke 14:8; John 2:2, and the festivities were protracted for Seven or even fourteen days
Gamaliel - The importance of this latter factor is borne out by unanimous Rabbinic tradition and is attested by the fact that Gamaliel was the first among the Seven teachers who received the title Rabban-a higher form of Rabbi, which in the form Rabboni is applied to the risen Jesus by Mary Magdalene (John 20:16)
Energy - In 2 Thessalonians 3:8-11 we have an early indication of a long struggle, in the course of which sloth was enthroned as one of the Seven mortal sins
Sabbath - (Genesis 8:9)...
The Sabbath was instituted, from the first dawn of the creation; for when JEHOVAH had called into existence the several works of his almighty hand, which his sovereign will and pleasure gave being to "he is said to have rested from his works which he had made;" and reviewing with complacency what his hands had wrought, beholding their number and order in the several ranks and disposals of his design, he sanctified the day of his rest, and commanded every Seventh day to be hallowed for his more immediate worship, adoration love, and praise, by all his intelligent creatures. It hath been said that the Jews at the giving of the law lost the true reckoning of the Seventh day. It is said that among the Jews there was a tradition not to walk more than six Stadia, or Seven hundred and fifty paces, on the Sabbath day—that is, somewhat less than one of our miles
Image - But no notice is taken of this decree till Seven hundred years after the apostolic times, after the dispute about images had commenced. However, it continued to be the doctrine of the church in the sixth, and in the beginning of the Seventh century, that images were to be used only as helps to devotion, and not as objects of worship
Lamaism - He resides at Patoli, a vast palace on a mountain near the banks of the Burampooter, about Seven miles from Lahasse
ba'Bel - This building appears to have been a sort of oblique pyramid built in Seven receding stages, each successive one being nearer to the southwestern end which constituted the back of the building. On the Seventh stage there was probably placed the ark or tabernacle, which seems to have been again 15 feet high, and must have nearly, if not entirely, covered the top of the Seventh story The entire original height, allowing three feet for the platform, would thus have been 156 feet, or, without the plat-form, 163 feet
Judges - , were only Seventy (the same number as had gone up with Moses unto the Lord in the mountain, Exodus 24), endued by God with the Spirit as Moses' council. 70, the number of Jacob's family with which Succoth was connected (Genesis 33:17; Genesis 46:27), with the sacred Seven added (Exodus 24:9)
Victor, Bishop of Rome - After naming others who had kept the 14th day according to the Gospel, he speaks of Seven of his own kinsmen, all bishops, who had maintained the same usage
Elisha - Elisha, to teach him humility as the first step to any favor from God, sent a messenger, instead of coming in person to the door: "Go, wash in Jordan Seven times. He dipped Seven times as he was told, "and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child"; typifying the spiritual new birth through washing in the "fountain opened for uncleanness" (Job 33:25; Zechariah 13:1; John 3:5). This must have been at least Seven years after raising the Shunammite's son (2 Kings 8:1-4). By Elisha's advice the Shunammite woman had gone to sojourn in the grain-growing seacoast plain of the Philistines during the Seven years famine already alluded to (2 Kings 4:38)
Apocalyptic Literature - Enoch tells of a journey in which he learned of the places where thunders and lightnings originate, and saw the stream of Hades, the corner-stone and the pillars of the world, the Seven mountains of precious stones, and the places of punishment of the disobedient angels, i. He gives the names and functions of the six (seven) archangels (20). The chosen people were delivered into the hands of lions, tigers, wolves, and jackals (the Assyrians and Babylonians); then they were put under the care of Seventy shepherds (angels). (From this fact this section of the book takes the title of ‘Vision of the Seventy Shepherds’). Clemen finds in it Seven separate Enoch traditions or legends worked together by a redactor. (1) The Ascension of Enoch and his travels in the Seven Heavens (1–38)
Methodists - Wesley himself having presided at forty-seven. The number of members in the societies were, in Great Britain, two hundred, and forty-nine thousand one hundred and nineteen; in Ireland, twenty-two thousand four hundred and Seventy; in the foreign stations, forty-two thousand Seven hundred and forty-three. Their regular preachers were eight hundred and forty-six in Great Britain; in Ireland, a hundred and forty-six; in foreign stations, exclusive of catechists, a hundred and eighty-seven. ' By the minutes of the annual conferences for the last year, (1831,) there were in the communion of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States, five hundred and thirteen thousand one hundred and twenty-four members; of whom four hundred and thirty-seven thousand and twenty- four were whites, Seventy-one thousand five hundred and eighty-nine coloured, and four thousand five hundred and one Indians
Pentecost - We also find it in Tobit 2:1 : ‘in the feast of Pentecost, which is the holy feast of the Seven weeks’; and in 2 Maccabees 12:31 f. ...
Be that as it may, in the Dispersion of Israel both the sheaf and the measure have long since ceased to have any significance; but the counting of the omer goes on still from Passover to Pentecost to the very eve of the feast (‘This is the forty-ninth day, making Seven weeks of the Omer),’ and secures the regular observance of the feast. And all could arrange to appear on the appointed day at the end of Seven weeks. That of itself makes Pentecost to fall on Sunday Seven weeks later. A later usage has so far modified this as to avoid the observance of Pentecost on the third, fifth, or Seventh days
Pentecost - We also find it in Tobit 2:1 : ‘in the feast of Pentecost, which is the holy feast of the Seven weeks’; and in 2 Maccabees 12:31 f. ...
Be that as it may, in the Dispersion of Israel both the sheaf and the measure have long since ceased to have any significance; but the counting of the omer goes on still from Passover to Pentecost to the very eve of the feast (‘This is the forty-ninth day, making Seven weeks of the Omer),’ and secures the regular observance of the feast. And all could arrange to appear on the appointed day at the end of Seven weeks. That of itself makes Pentecost to fall on Sunday Seven weeks later. A later usage has so far modified this as to avoid the observance of Pentecost on t