The threefold 4 ministry was developed in the 2nd, a sevenfold ministry in the middle of the 3rd century.
The same Nerses held that the second Adam, Jesus Christ, received a new body and nature and the sevenfold grace of the Spirit in the Jordan.
In these acts particular significance was attached to certain numbers: a sevenfold knot, for example, was more efficacious than others.
I slay a man for a wound, A young man for a stroke; For Cain's vengeance is sevenfold, But Lamech's seventy-fold and seven."
Thus the commercial transactions of the United Kingdom with foreign states and British colonies increased more than sevenfold in the course of fifty years.
The Prophet destroyed the idols, but he left the characteristic form of worship - the tawdf, or sevenfold circuit of the sanctuary, the worshipper kissing or touching the objects of his veneration - and besides the black stone 1e recognized the so-called "southern" stone, the same presumably as that which is still touched in the tawaf at the Yemen corner (Muh.
In laying his hands on their heads the bishop in many places, especially in the West, called down upon them the sevenfold spirit.