How I Discovered that 777 is the Number of the Trinity

Ernest Simmons showed a picture of a Moebius Triangle to depict the superposition of the persons of the Trinity. ((Simmons, Ernest L. The Entangled Trinity: Quantum Physics and Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014. 152.))

Moebius Triangle

At first I saw the mind-bending three-dimensional interplay (focus on each corner and you’ll see that it shifts in your perception), but then I noticed something else. This is actually three number 7s interlocked.

I decided to test my theory by constructing my own Moebius triangle in Adobe Illustrator. Here are the steps I took.

First I created a rectangle, duplicated it twice, then placed the rectangles into a triangle as a guide.

Entangled Trinity Guide

Then I made the number seven.

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Next, I duplicated this number 7 twice. That means the next two figures are exactly the same size, I just changed the colors. Then, I rotated them and locked them together.

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Now, let’s remove the guides and it is easier to see the Moebius triangle.

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When I change it to gray-scale, the dimensionality really pops.

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Here are the three, flat figures, side by side.

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Three 7s, when interlocked, create a three-dimensional, dynamically shifting whole that is more than the sum of its parts.

Does this prove that 777 is the number of the Trinity? No, of course not, but it is a fun meditation on the complexity and entanglement of the Trinity.


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