hepta: sevenOriginal Word: ἑπτά, οἱ, αἱ, τάPart of Speech:
Indeclinable Numeral (Adjective)Transliteration:
2033 heptá – seven. The number seven in Scripture often has the figurative meaning, "God's perfect, finished work." Indeed, this symbolic sense is often key to interpreting texts that use the number seven, both in the OT and NT.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. wordDefinition
seven (87), seventh (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2033: ἑπτάἑπτά
: Matthew 12:45
; Matthew 15:34
; Mark 8:5
; Luke 2:36
; Acts 6:3
, etc.; often in the Apocalypse; οἱ ἑπτά
, namely, διάκονοι
, Acts 21:8
. In Matthew 18:22
it is joined (instead of ἑπτάκις
) to the numeral adv. ἑβδομηκοντάκις
, in imitation of the Hebrew שֶׁבַע
, Psalm 118:164<10> (); Proverbs 24:16; (see ἑβδομηκοντάκις, and cf. Keil, Commentary on Matthew, the passage cited).
A primary number; seven -- seven.