I realize that the number 7 is used symbolically throughout the bible, prophets and writings. I noticed that the use of sevens seems to occur frequently in the book of Daniel. A few examples
- number of dignitaries invited to the inauguration of the statue in chapter 3
- Number of musical instruments in the same
- the passage of time that king Nebuchadnezzar was punished with madness (chapter 4)
- the enigmatic vision in 9:24-27
I would like to understand, holistically, if there is a reason this number comes up so frequently in this book.