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What is the significance of the number 666 in the Bible?

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This number is called "the number of the beast" in Revelation 13:18. It is a kind of secret code so that the original readers could work out the identity of the beast.

Actually the code is not very secret, and anyone who knows the Hebrew alphabet can work it out. You assign a number to each letter, then add up the numbers.

One person whose Hebrew name adds up to 666 is NERO CAESAR. This is almost certainly the person intended, as he persecuted the Christians and forced everyone to worship himself. Nero was murdered, but some people were convinced by a pretender who claimed that the not-quite-dead Emperor had come back.
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