It’s fun to speculate. This is true- be it for thoughts or gold. Both can be immensely satisfying. That being said, I have a source for this blog: Physicist Aryeh Kaplan in “The Book of Creation.” As a matter of fact, he was the youngest physicist ever employed by the United States government.
Kaplan explains cycles of seven in cosmic timing. For example, the 1st Temple stood for 410 years. During this period Israel observed seven jubilees. The extended jubilee period lasts 49,000 years. Seven such periods lasts 343,000 years. These are divine years. A Divine Year lasts 365,250 earthly years. Based on these statistics we have:
The total time between the initial expansion and collapse of the Universe is 125,287,500,000 years. Kaplan states this figure is very close to scientific speculation. That corresponds to approximately 125 billion years.
Using this computation, eventually human life span will be expanded to the order of eighty million years! Certainly, Ira Gershwin’s lyrics would have to be rewritten: No gal will give in to no man what’s eighty million years.
My contribution to the topic of sevens includes the 7 primary number squares. I believe at one time they structured a lost Golden Age of peace and plenty. Primary planetary number squares were numbered from 3 x 3 to 9 x 9.
The first Christians were not insensitive to number seven. Add all the numbers (1-49) in the 7 x 7 number square. They total 1225. It so happens that 12/25 is Christmas Day. Check out my internal link to read more. Please feel free to share.
Golden Anniversary Number Belongs to Venus. Does Venus have a number by which you can call on her? Yes. To find the Golden Anniversary number, look at its number square. The 7 x 7 belongs to Venus. Each of the ancient 7 planets had its own square of numbers. Sandro Botticelli painted the featured picture. It is entitled: Geboorte van Venus (1485–1486). Translated from Dutch: Birth of Venus. The painting contains 7 real flesh and blood figures. Botticelli invokes the 7 of this number square. Its dimensions, pictured below, are 7 x 7.
Now let’s see where the silver and gold anniversaries come from. Of course, Venus is the goddess of Love. Any 2 opposite numbers total 50. That is the number of the Golden Anniversary. The number of the Silver Anniversary, 25, sits at the center. Good news: Once you reach 25, by this ancient planetary model of Venus, you have a clear shot at 50.
But wait. The 7 x 7 number square goes further. All its numbers, added together, total 1225. Remember 12/25 is Christmas Day.
Golden Anniversary Number Defines the Jubilee Year
What is the Jubilee Year?
The jubilee year is defined in the Bible. It is found in Leviticus 25:8, 10. At the end of seven Sabbatical cycles the year was celebrated. All slaves were freed. Real property was returned to its hereditary owner. The scripture says: “You shall number seven sabbaticals….making 49 years…And you shall sanctify the 50th year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land…It shall be a jubilee to you.
Here’s wishing everybody a happy silver and golden anniversary- and much more this upcoming year. Feel free to share with friends.