777 (number)

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Cardinalseven hundred seventy-seven
Ordinal777th
(seven hundred seventy-seventh)
Factorization3 × 7 × 37
Greek numeralΨΟΖ´
Roman numeralDCCLXXVII
Binary11000010012
Ternary10012103
Quaternary300214
Quinary111025
Senary33336
Octal14118
Duodecimal54912
Hexadecimal30916
Vigesimal1IH20
Base 36LL36

777 (seven hundred [and] seventy-seven) is the natural number following 776 and preceding 778. The number 777 is significant in numerous religious and political contexts. For Boeing 777, click here

Religious significance[edit]

According to the Bible, Lamech, the father of Noah lived for 777 years.[1] Other connections to 777 are noted in the sections below.

Judaism[edit]

The numbers 3[2] and 7[3] both are considered "perfect numbers" under Hebrew tradition.

Christianity[edit]

According to the American publication, the Orthodox Study Bible, 777 represents the threefold perfection of the Trinity.[4] The number 777, as triple 7, can be contrasted against triple 6, for the Number of the Beast as 666 (rather than variant 616).

Thelema[edit]

777 is also found in the title of the book 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley pertaining to the law of thelema.[5]

Other traditions[edit]

In other traditions and teachings, seven is seen as the perfect number that holds creation and the universe together.[6] Religious or mythological cosmology refers to seven heavens, ancient Indian spiritual texts detail seven chakras and esoteric teachings describe seven planes of creation.

Political significance[edit]

Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging[edit]

The Afrikaner Resistance Movement (Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, AWB), a Boer-nationalist movement in South Africa, used the number 777 as part of their emblem.[7]

The number refers to a triumph of "God's number" 7 over the Devil's number 666.[8] On the AWB flag, the numbers are arranged in a triskelion shape, resembling the Nazi hakenkreuz.

Computing[edit]

In Unix's chmod, change-access-mode command, the value 777 grants all file-access permissions to all user types in a file storage system.

Commercial[edit]

Aviation[edit]

Boeing 777-200

Boeing, the largest manufacturer of airliners in the United States, released the Boeing 777 (commonly nicknamed the Triple Seven) in June 1995.[9] The family of 777s include the 777-200, 777-200ER, the 777-300, the 777-200LR Worldliner, the 777-300ER, and the 777 Freighter.[10]

777 Tower[edit]

777 Tower is an office building situated in the US and it was built in 1991.[11]

Gambling and luck[edit]

777 is used on most slot machines in the United States to identify a jackpot. As it is considered a lucky number, banknotes with a serial number containing 777 tend to be valued by collectors and numismatists. The US Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing sells uncirculated 777 $1 bills for this reason.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From Adam to Noah", Biblica Inc.,1973.Retrieved on 27 March 2014
  2. ^ Posner, Eliezer. "On the Meaning of Three". Chabad. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  3. ^ Dennis, Geoffrey. "Judaism & Numbers". My Jewish Learning. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Properties of the number 777". Riding the Beast. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  5. ^ Crowley, Aleister. ["777 And Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley"]. Weiser Books, June 1, 1986. Retrieved on March 27, 2014.
  6. ^ Nunitus, Septem (2016). 777: Messages from the Elder Gods (777 Series Book 1). Elder Gods Press. p. 5. ASIN B01I0EUQGA.
  7. ^ "Afrikaner Resistance Movement", LA times, 3 April 2010. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  8. ^ "The Three Sevens flag", 8 March 2014. Retrieved on 14 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Boeing 777 Facts". Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Technical Information". Boeing. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Pelli Stretches His Skin to New Heights : Architecture: Designer's trademark style is manifested in 53-story tower now rising in L.A." April 8, 1990 – via LA Times.
  12. ^ Kay, Rhonda (2012-08-28). "$1 Lucky 777 Notes Introduced by Bureau of Engraving and Printing". Coin News. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  13. ^ "$1 Lucky 777 Note". United States Mint. Retrieved 2019-02-07.