June 06, 2006


What a sign!!!

One interpretation is that 666 encodes the letters of someone’s name or title, identifying the Antichrist. However, since the reader is free to choose the code, any name can be matched to the number by finding an appropriate code, cf. Vicarius Filii Dei.

To be convincing, interpretations invoke arguments other than mathematics to prove their point. For example, scholars who believe that the Book of Revelation refers to historical people and events argue that the number represents the value of “Nero” or “Neron Caesar”, written as נרון קסר, “Nrwn Qsr”, using Hebrew letters, which also have numerical values under the form of numerology called Gematria:

Revelation 13:16-18 states:

Number of the Beast
Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell who does not have the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of his name. This calls for wisdom: let anyone with the understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a person. Its number is six hundred and sixty-six.

The fear of the number 666 is called hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.

Ahistorical versions of Christian eschatology, believing that these prophecies refer to future events, typically hold that the Mark of the Beast is one way in which the Antichrist will exercise power over the Earth during the period of Tribulation. Exact interpretations of this vary widely.[citation needed]

  • One literal interpretation is that the number 666 will be imprinted on the skin.
  • Some interpret the mark as a requirement for all commerce to mean that the mark might actually be an object with the function of a credit card.
  • Alternatively, the mark is supposed to be a microchip or barcode in or on the human body.

  • In the United States, 666 is a brand name of cough syrup.
  • 666 is the sum of all the numbers on a typical roulette wheel. (A typical roulette wheel is numbered from 1 to 36, with one (in Europe) or two (in North America) zeroes. See the point on triangular numbers, above.)
  • 666 is the numerical value of: "ועתה יגדל-נא כח אדני" ("Ata yigdal na koach Ado-nai"; Now, let the power of my Lord grow) (Numbers 14:17). This was Moshe's prayer invoking Divine Mercy on behalf of the Jewish People. [2]
  • 666 is a nickname for Benzene Hexachloride, a powerful insecticide and pediculicide. Its chemical formula is C6H6Cl6.
  • Similar to the Roman numeral occurrence, combining one of each of Japan's coin currency yields 666 (500, 100, 50, 10, 5, 1)
  • Apple's first computer, the Apple I, was priced at $666.66.
  • Organic molecules are based on carbon-12, with 6 Protons, 6 Neutrons and surrounded by 6 Electrons.
There is a theory/idea regarding the biblical meaning of 666. Man was created on the sixth day and the Supreme Being is three persons (Father, Son and Holy Ghost). Therefore the number 6 represents man and the fact that it is repeated three times implies that man is trying to be God


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