One Significant Way Jesus Used Numbers to Create Meaning

In ancient Jewish times, the number seven symbolized perfection, completion, or fullness. The number seventy combines the perfection of seven with the symbolic completion of ten. Therefore, Jesus is using a form of hyperbole to make a point that our forgiveness needs to be perfect; it needs to be full, complete and ongoing, not half-hearted, measured, calculating, or backtracking.

About Taylor Halverson

I love learning. I love connecting. I love interdisciplinarity.
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