In the earliest Greek texts it is written as 400 and 200 and 60 and 6. The Revelation was almost certainly written by a native Aramaic speaking Jew because of the nature of the errors when he wrote in Greek.
He gives an important clue when he states that a wise (learned) man will know what it means. In the Jewish community that would be a very highly trained rabbi, one who knew the Qaballa in which all letters in Hebrew also are numbers. Letter substitution gives us TRSO, the Hebrew spelling for Tarsus at the time.
John states clearly that this is a man, so the only conclusion possible is that it is St Paul, of Tarsus, author of most of the New Testament. The true followers of Jesus to this day heed the words of Jesus when He said "Let no man call Me Christ" and consider those who call themselves Christians to be followers of the great heretic Paul, who institutionalized the practice.
I am an United Methodist (different denomination of Christianity) and it is the "mark of the beast" but it is a name. the #666 means Cesare.The Meaning Of 666:
X ξ Ϛ ...to serve one's own will...freedom
The "number" is neither a numeral, a code, a person, nor the name of an individual.
The reference to this "number" is found in Rev. 13:16-18, as written by the Apostle John. It reads as follows:
Rev. 13:16, "And he¹ caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads,
Rev.13:17, "... and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."
Rev. 13:18, "Here is wisdom, let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666."
When reading this translation it seems obvious, because of such words as "number" and "calculate", to expect the "number" to be a numeral. All bible copies, even as far back as the Codex Sinaiticus (4th century), have translated the old Greek text (X ξ Ϛ) to mean the numeral "666". Instead of helping to recognize the identity of this beast, the use of the "666" has fertilized people's imagination to distort the truth.
The choice of meaning of Greek words is greatly dependant upon the context of the message. Verses 16 to 18 are not referring to a context of numerical interpretation but to one of belief identification within an international forum, in which this dominant world power (beast) has the ideological, political, economic, and military influence to control one's (a nation's) access to buy and sell (trade) based on that nation's allegiance to this empire's image, mark, name, or number of it's name. This "number" is associated with the beast, its mark, its name, and man.
In order to understand the message it is important to pay closer attention to the meaning of the Greek text (Greek English Lexicon, Liddell & Scott, 9th edition) for...
... receive, mark, name, number, calculate, and "X ξ Ϛ".
Receive …Greek word = δωσiν (phonetic...dosin)
…can also mean: to give oneself, to receive willingly
Mark … Greek word = χαραγμα (phonetic...charagma)
…can also mean: sign, characteristic, trait, distinction
Name…. Greek word = ονoμα (phonetic...onoma)
…..can also mean: title, reputation, character, designation
Number…. Greek word = αριθμoν(phonetic...arithmon)
…can also mean: mark of a station, worth, value.
Calculate…. Greek word = ψηθισατω (phonetic...psaythisato)
…can also mean: determine, conclude, identify, recognize
These other meanings of the Greek words clearly refer to a context of character and values identification!
Now, let's take a look at the Greek letters X ξ Ϛ .
In Greek new testament texts, the X ξ Ϛ will be followed by a stroke notation (X ξ Ϛ´) above and to the right of the letters to indicate a numerical interpretation. It is important to note that this convention was acquired during the Byzantine Empire, 4th - 15th century. This stroke notation was therefore not part of the original text. It was also common practice for interpretations to be edited into scripture. Taking into consideration the duality of the Greek alphabet to act as letters or numerals and the scribes' assumption to interpret the greek word "αριθμoν" to signify numeral, the translators interpreted and added the
letters X = 600, ξ= 60, and Ϛ = 6, producing 666.
However, X ξϚ has also another meaning.
The numerical interpretation does not make sense for 3 significant reasons.
First, it does not require "wisdom" to see that the mathematical interpretation of the symbols equals 666. I do not believe that Jesus Christ would highlight the need for wisdom to do simple addition. God's Word has never turned to the use of numerology to communicate the truth.
Secondly, verses 16-18 do not relate to a mathematical context but to one of character-value recognition and allegiance.
Thirdly, since this same "number" applies to a man, to the beast's name (character), and to the beast (government-empire), it must encompass a characteristic common to all three. What can be commonly shared by a government power, its character, and a man? Is it a common value-belief or a common numeral? The answer is obviously that of a common value-belief.
Let's investigate X ξ Ϛ with wisdom and understanding.
XξϚ (as three individual symbols = as one meaning)
The roots of the Greek alphabet are found in the ancient Sematic and Egyptian symbols. Each symbol represented a meaning.
The letter / symbol X …Taw …sign, mark, self
The letter / symbol ξ …Samech …support
The letter / symbol Ϛ …Shin…stigma, recognition of servitude
Therefore X ξ Ϛ = oneself + support + in servitude to.
The (number=belief) is clear.
In servitude to support oneself. The desire to serve one's own interests / to do one's own will.
What is the significance of this interpretation?
· As Individual Man.... To serve one's own interests. The desire to do one's own will.
· National Character.... The belief in the rights of the individual. Will of the people.
· Beast /World Mission...Democracy (def.: people (self) - rule) as a way of life for all nations.
Let's look now at Rev. 13: 16-18, but in the light of this information.
Rev. 13:16, "…and this world power brought about everywhere, to all the small and to all the great, and to all the rich and to all the poor, and to all the free and to all the oppressed, the willingness and desire to receive and embrace its characteristic-nature (mark) as their way of life (right hand) or as their belief (forehead) ."
Rev. 13:17, "…and that no nation will be permitted to trade except the ones that have the
distinction (mark) or the character (name) of this world power (beast), or that value (number) his character (name)."
Rev.13:18, "…Here is holy wisdom. Have the understanding to recognize the value/belief of this world power, for it is based on the value/belief of a man. His value/belief is the desire to serve his own interest / his own will (to know good and evil)."
This message is also confirmed by the writings of the prophet Daniel in Daniel 11:36-39.
(Note: This is the description of the last king/world power before the return of Jesus Christ.)
"Then the king shall do according to his own will; he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done.
"He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall magnify himself above them all.
But in their place he shall honor a god of fortresses; and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things.
"Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain.
Please note that the hand of the king of the north has been stretched out to Egypt and to other countries.
Please see the discussion page for opinion as to whether the question is occurring today as one contributor sees it.
No, the devil's phone number is not real. Many associate the numbers 666 with the devil.
In the Christian Bible, 666 is the 'mark of the beast' in Revelation.
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The Monster Energy Drink symbol means 666 in Hebrew.
no idea 666 ?
Nothing happens. It is not a real phone number.
I do not know what you are referring to as I can find no group 666. Whatever your intentions, he was not a member of any such group, real or fictional.
666 + 666 = 1332
If this were a real word, it would mean "fear of the number 666."
Username 666 is real...but its just a hacking youtube account. So..Dont search it on youtube or your computer will go bonkers. And you cant "X" it out because it wont work. thats what I mean by "Hacking"