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Lamech’s Numbers


According to the Hebrew Bible, Adam and Eve discovered sex and work. Abel combined the two, creating animal husbandry. Cain did the same with plants, inventing agriculture. Enoch built on both to invent cities. And Lamech invented vengeance—plus a strange form of math based on sevens and elevens that has been expanded on by countless others. But must we live our lives according to Lamech's numbers? This morning, let's consider the practice and the power of forgiveness—in a world where it's so sorely needed.

By Rev. Moro

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