The first division of time
The first natural division of time we find in the Bible is a day. The number seven marks this day.
"Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And by the beginning of the seventh day God finished His work which He had made. And He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it because on it He rested? from all His work which God had created and made." (Genesis 2:1-3)
When God ordained periods of rest and worship for Israel he marked them with the number seven. The seventh day is a weekly holy day. The seventh Hebrew month has special Biblical Feast days within it. The seventh year was deemed a year of rest for the land. Every seven times seven years (49) marked a very special period known as the year of Jubilee.
The creation of nature
We see a law of numbers in various areas of nature. Sometimes one number is the dominant factor, sometimes another. In nature, seven is to mark the only possible mode of classification of the mass of individuals that constitutes science. Below are two examples of the divisions of seven, one from the animal kingdom (dog) and one from the vegetable kingdom (rose).
|1. ||KINGDOM ||Animal ||Vegetable |
|2. ||SUB-KINGDOM ||Vertebrata ||Phanerogamia |
|3. ||CLASS ||Mammalia ||Dicotyledon |
|4. ||ORDER ||Carnivora ||Rosiflorae |
|5. ||FAMILY ||Canidae ||Rosaciae |
|6. ||GENUS ||Dog ||Rosa |
|7. ||SPECIES ||Spaniel ||Tea-rose |
The creation of vegetables
In the vegetable kingdom, life revolves around law and order. In the Endogens (or inside-growing plants), the number three prevails, while in Exogens (or outside-growing plants) number five is prevailing. The grains in Indian corn, or maize, are set in rows, generally straight, but in some cases spirally. These rows are arranged in even numbers, but never an odd one! They range from 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, and sometimes as high as 24. This patter is permanent.
If we notice how the leaves grow upon the stem of a plant, not only is their order in classifying their nature and character, but also certain numbers appear in their arrangement and disposition. Some leaves are alternately spaced, some opposite, while others are in a spiral arrangement. However, in each case all is in perfect order. After a certain count of leaves one will come immediately over and in the same line with the first:
In the apple it is the fifth leaf
In the oak it is the fourth
In the peach it is the sixth
In the holly it is the eighth, but it takes two turns of the spiral before the eighth leaf stands immediately over the first
In the larch it is the twenty-first leaf
Examples might be multiplied indefinitely were design in nature our only subject.
The creation of chemistry
Here we have a field of research in which constant discoveries are made. Chemistry is not like geology, whose theories are regularly superseded by new ones. If we know the action of a certain substance, then our knowledge never changes. All matter is composed of certain combinations of various elements. Elements are one of a class of substances that cannot be separated into simpler substances by chemical means. The law by which the elements are arranged may seem complex but there is a design behind it.
- When magnetized all elements fall into two classes. One class arranges itself east and west, at right angles to the line of magnetic force. The other class arranges itself parallel to the magnetic pole.
- Some elements, which combine with only one atom of another element, are called Monads. Elements that combine with only two atoms of another element are Dyads. Those that combine with three atoms are Triads, etc.
Some of the most important elements are a multiple of either 4 or 7 (or very closely so). The atomic weight of iron (Chemical symbol: Fe) is 56 (7 x 8), silver's weight (Ag) is about 108 (4 x 27), copper's weight (Cu) is around 63 (7 x 9), carbon's weight (C) is 12 (3 x 4), mercury's weight (Hg) is 200 (4 x 50), etc.
Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements
The periodic table of the chemical elements is a tabular display of the 118 known elements. Although they were formerly arranged in the order of their atomic weights, the above table lists them by increasing atomic number, which is the count of protons found in the nucleus of the atom.
The creation of sound and music
Sound is a wave, an oscillation of pressure transmitted through the air (or other substance) within frequencies that are heard. The pitch of a musical note is higher or lower based on whether these vibrations are faster or slower. Experiments have determined a fixed number of vibrations for each musical note. The following is the scale of Do showing the number of vibrations in a second under each note and the differences between them.
| ||D |
| ||E |
| ||F |
| ||G |
| ||A |
| ||B |
| ||C |
|264 ||(33) ||297 ||(33) ||330 ||(22) ||352 ||(44) ||396 ||(44) ||440 ||(55) ||495 ||(33) ||528 |
On examining the above it will be at once seen that the number eleven is stamped upon music, as well as seven, since there are seven notes of the scale (the eighth being the repetition of the first).
In the above scale, there is a range of 264 vibrations. There is a difference between each one, so that there are practically 264 notes in the scale, but the ear cannot detect them all. There are vibrations that the ear cannot detect, so slow as to make no audible sound, but there are contrivances by which they are visible to the eye. When sand is thrown upon a thin metal disc, to which a chord is attached and vibrated, the sand will immediately arrange itself in a perfect geometrical pattern. The pattern will vary with the number of the vibrations.
The creation of colors
The vibrations of light cause color, just as the vibrations of air cause sound. There is a relation between the two, so that a particular color corresponds to a particular note in music. Hence, there are seven common colors seen by the naked eye that answer to the seven musical sounds. The number seven, in both music and color, is divided into the numbers three and four. There are three primary colors - red, green, and blue. The four secondary colors are orange, yellow, indigo, and violet. In English, a popular way of remembering all colors is to memorize the name "ROY G. BIV" for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
Most Common Colors
seen by the Human Eye
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|Red|| ||Orange|| ||Yellow|| ||Green|| ||Blue|| ||Indigo|| ||Violet |
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