07 July 2009

M.Jackson and The Number 7

Michael Jackson and '7'


It seems that the number "7" has played a significant role in Michael Jackson's life and death.

TMZ reports that there are some eerie coincidences when it comes to the dates on which Jackson was born, passed, filed his will and more. Some examples:

Jackson signed his will on 7/7/02
Jackson's memorial service was on 7/7/09, which is exactly 7 years after his will was signed
Jackson has 7 letters in his first and last name
Jackson is the 7th of nine children
Jackson was born in 1958 -- 19 + 58 = 77
Jackson died on the 25th -- 2 + 5 = 7
Jackson's biggest hits, "Black and White" and "Billy Jean," were each No. 1 for 7 weeks
Jackson's three biggest albums -- "Thriller," "Bad" and "Dangerous" -- each produced 7 Top 40 hits.

The number "7" has significance in different circles. In casinos "7" is the key number in the game of craps, and "777" also produces wins on slot machines.

There are multiple Biblical references to "7" as well. Windmillministeries.com states that "7" symbolizes "completeness" -- there were 7 days of creation, 7 days of rain after Noah entered the ark, 7 miracles in the gospel John, 7 churches in Revelation and 7 miracles on the Sabbath, among others.

Other Facts About The Number 7

7 is a Prime Number.

7 is a Mersenne Number.

7 is an Octahedral Number.

7 is a Lucas Number.

7 is a Centered Hexagonal Number.

7 is a Heptagonal Number.

7 is a Hexagonal Pyramidal Number.

5 can be Partitioned in 7 ways.

7 can be Partitioned in 15 ways.

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

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

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

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

The 7 Hexagonal (6-fold) crystal classes.

The 7 Tetragonal crystal classes.

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

There are seven different ways of linking four hexagons together.

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

The Chemical Element Nitrogen has an atomic number of 7.

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

In Humans: the 7 Endocrine glands.

The 7 colors of the rainbow.

The 7 double letters of the Hebrew Alphabet.

The 7 classical planets.

The 7 bodies of the Human microcosm.

In Humans: the 7 chakras.

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

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

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

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

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

Vices recognized by Christianity: The seven deadly sins are:

Pride: excessive belief in one's own abilities, that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as Vanity.
Envy: the desire for others' traits, status, abilities, or situation.
Gluttony: an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.
Lust: an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body.
Anger: is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. It is also known as Wrath.
Greed: the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.
Sloth: Avoidance of physical or spiritual work.

Film: The Magnificent Seven.

The Year 7 AD

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

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

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

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