In every religious system of antiquity, particularly in the mysteries of the ancients, the number seven holds a place of veneration. This was true in a special way in the Jewish ritual, and held true in a large measure in Christianity. In its etymological derivation the Hebrew term for "seven" presents the idea of sufficiency or fullness; the word therefore signifies perfection. Seven is also a sacred number in Masonic symbolism, and occurs frequently in ritual and in other phases throughout all the degrees.

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