Lelahel No. 77= In the Islamic tradition, No. 77 figures prominently. Muhammad is reported to have explained, "Faith has sixty-odd or seventy-odd branches, the highest and best of which is to declare that there is no God but God, and the lowest of which is to remove something harmful from a road. Shyness, too, is a branch of faith." While some scholars refrain from clarifying the meaning of "sixty-odd or seventy-odd" in this explanation, various numbers have been suggested. In so doing, 77 has been the most common deduction, and some have gone so far as to delineate these branches.
The Gospel of Luke lists 77 generations from Adam to Jesus Christ. In the Gospel of Matthew, Peter asked, "How many times shall I forgive my brother?" Jesus replies, "Seventy-seven times." However, this was not intended as a literal quantitative instruction. Additionally- depending on the manuscript used for a given New Testament translation- the result is 77 or 490 (70 x 7), as it is seen in the King James version.
In the Book of Genesis chapter 4, Lamech says to his wives, "Hear my voice... hearken unto my speech; for I have slain a man for wounding me, and a young man for bruising me; if Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold."
In certain numerological systems based on the English alphabet, the No. 77 is associated with Jesus Christ because "Christ" is C=3. h=8, r=18, i=9, s=19 and t=20, which added together equals 77.
"Liber 77," which is a germatrian name for Liber Oz, is a brief but popular publication by Alester Crowley. The word "Oz" (which means strength) is composed of two Hebrew letters (Ayin and Zayin), which have germatrian values of 70 and 7 respectively, thus adding up to 77.