777 (number)

777 (seven hundred [and] seventy-seven) is the natural number following 776 and preceding 778. The number 777 is significant in numerous religious and political contexts.

← 776 777 778 →
Cardinalseven hundred seventy-seven
(seven hundred seventy-seventh)
Factorization3 × 7 × 37
Greek numeralΨΟΖ´
Roman numeralDCCLXXVII

Religious significanceEdit

According to the Bible, Lamech, the father of Noah lived for 777 years.[1] Some of the known religious connections to 777 are noted in the sections below.


The numbers 3[2] and 7[3] both are considered "perfect numbers" under Hebrew tradition.


According to the American publication, the Orthodox Study Bible, 777 represents the threefold perfection of the Trinity.[4] The number 777, as triple 7, can be contrasted against triple 6, for the Number of the Beast as 666 (rather than variant 616).


777 is also found in the title of the book 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley pertaining to the law of thelema.[5]

Political significanceEdit

Afrikaner WeerstandsbewegingEdit

The Afrikaner Resistance Movement (Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, AWB), a Boer-nationalist, neo-Nazi, and white supremacist movement in South Africa, used the number 777 as part of their emblem.[6]

The number refers to a triumph of "God's number" 7 over the Devil's number 666.[7] On the AWB flag, the numbers are arranged in a triskelion shape, resembling the Nazi swastika.


In Unix's chmod, change-access-mode command, the octal value 777 grants all file-access permissions to all user types in a file.



Boeing 777-200

Boeing, the largest manufacturer of airliners in the United States, released the Boeing 777 (commonly nicknamed the Triple Seven) in June 1995.[8] The family of 777s include the 777-200, 777-200ER, the 777-300, the 777-200LR Worldliner, the 777-300ER, and the 777 Freighter. The -100 wasn't continued in production due to loss of interest. In the 21st Century, Boeing has developed what will be in use for some different airlines, called the Boeing 777X. Projects have been delayed because of COVID-19, but will return to normal production.[9]

777 TowerEdit

777 Tower is an office building situated in the US and it was built in 1991.[10]

Gambling and luckEdit

777 is used on most slot machines in the United States to identify a jackpot. As it is considered a lucky number, banknotes with a serial number containing 777 tend to be valued by collectors and numismatists. The US Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing sells uncirculated 777 $1 bills for this reason.[11]


  1. ^ "From Adam to Noah", Biblica Inc.,1973.Retrieved on 27 March 2014
  2. ^ Posner, Eliezer. "On the Meaning of Three". Chabad. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  3. ^ Dennis, Geoffrey. "Judaism & Numbers". My Jewish Learning. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Properties of the number 777". Riding the Beast. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  5. ^ Crowley, Aleister. ["777 And Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley"]. Weiser Books, June 1, 1986. Retrieved on March 27, 2014.
  6. ^ "Afrikaner Resistance Movement", LA times, 3 April 2010. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  7. ^ "The Three Sevens flag", 8 March 2014. Retrieved on 14 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Boeing 777 Facts". Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Technical Information". Boeing. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Pelli Stretches His Skin to New Heights : Architecture: Designer's trademark style is manifested in 53-story tower now rising in L.A." April 8, 1990 – via LA Times.
  11. ^ "$1 Lucky 777 Note". United States Mint. Retrieved 2019-02-07.