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777 (number)

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777  778 →
Roman numeral  DCCLXXVII
Factorization  3 × 7 × 37
Binary  11000010012
777 (number)
Cardinal  seven hundred seventy-seven
Ordinal  777th (seven hundred and seventy-seventh)

The number 777 is significant in various religious and political contexts.

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Religious significance

According to the Bible, Lamech, the father of Noah lived for 777 years.

Judaism

The numbers 3 and 7 are considered both "perfect numbers" under Hebrew tradition.

Christianity

Christian denominations consider seven to be a holy number because Genesis says that God rested on the 7th day and man was created on the 6th day. Because God rested on the 7th day, that is the reason for the observance of the Hebrew Sabbath on the last day of the week. The 7th day of the week is indicated on the Hebrew Lunar calendar containing 13 months of four weeks each. According to the American publication, the Orthodox Study Bible, 777 represents the threefold perfection of the Trinity. The Watcher Community uses it as a reference to the 7 angels, 7 trumpets, and 7 bowls of wrath from the Book of Revelation.

Thelema

777 is also found in the title of the book 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley pertaining to the law of thelema.

Other traditions

In other traditions and teachings, seven is seen as the perfect number that holds creation and the universe together. Religious or mythological cosmology refers to seven heavens, ancient Indian spiritual texts detail seven chakras and esoteric teachings describe seven planes of creation.

Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging

The Afrikaner Resistance Movement (Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, AWB), a Boer-nationalist movement in South Africa, utilized the number 777 as part of their emblem.

The number refers to a triumph of "God's number" 7 over the Devil's number 666. On the AWB flag, the numbers are arranged in a triskelion shape, resembling the Nazi hakenkreuz.

Computing

In Unix's chmod, the value 777 grants all file access permissions to all user types.

Airplanes

Boeing, the airplane manufacturing giant, released the airplane in June 1995. The family of 777's include the 777-200, 777-200ER, the 777-300, the 777-200LR Worldliner, the 777-300ER, and the 777 Freighter.

Gambling and luck

777 is used on most slot machines in the United States to identify a jackpot.

References

777 (number) Wikipedia


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