Why Does the Number 7 Appear Everywhere in Religion?”

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The number seven appears everywhere in the Bible…and a bunch of religious traditions too. Why is the number seven sacred?

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00:00 Why so many 7s?
00:24 Near Eastern Context
5:03 Later Development of Sacred 7
5:59 Cross-cultural phenomenon?
7:18 Origin theories
10:46 Patreon