Asked in Math and ArithmeticNumbers
What numbers add up to make 666?
January 25, 2013 4:30AM
666 is the sum of the first 36 numbers: 1+2+3+4... + 36 = 666.
In the book of Revelation, it was most likely intended as a gematria reference; the sum of the numerals represented by hebrew letters in a name. Various candidates have been suggested throughout history.
For example, the hebrew letters of "Caesar Nero" would sum to 666. The roman numerals in "Ellen Gould White" add to 666 (interpreting W as VV and U as V). If you use the code A=101, B=102, etc, then "Hitler" will add up to 666.
Actually, if you can make up the rules as you go along, it's not hard to do with any name at all. Just pick a favorite bogeyman, say "Bill Gates", and try various codes. Aha! the ASCII values in "BILL GATES" (all caps) sum to 663, and then you can add 3 since he's really Bill Gates III.
It's been done with Martin Luther, Muhammad, Ronald Reagan, etc. If necessary, spell the name in Latin, or make up an official-sounding title and add up its roman numerals, and then find lots of subjective and cherry-picked evidence supporting why your target is the Beast of Revelation. For example:
The Roman numerals in the blasphemous title of the pope who claims to substitute for God, forgiving sins, etc., VICARIVS FILII DEI, V=5, I=1, C=100, L=50, D=500; add up to 666: 5+1+100+1+5+1+50+1+1+500 +1 = 666.
The first beast of Revelations 13 is an empire which had seven heads that persecuted God's people. First was Egypt where they were slaves to the pharaohs, second Assyria captured the 10 tribes of northern Israel, third Babylon captured the two remaining tribes of Judah, fourth Medo-Persia, fifth Greece (five are fallen, in John's time, and one is) sixth Rome destroyed the temple, seventh the papacy with the pope ruling from the fall of Rome until the deadly wound of 1798 when Napoleon captured the pope and confiscated all the papal lands. Italy's Benito Mussolini healed the wound, restoring the Vatican City by the Lateran Treaty in 1929. The seventh, restored, became the eighth.
In 1776 a country rose to power on another continent, creating a religious system derived from the Protestant daughters of the great whore, keeping the traditions of man above the commandments of God, trading Passover for Easter, Sabbath worship for "sun"day worship, etc. These were sanctified by the pope, not by the apostles; they are not mentioned in the Bible. Receive the mark of the beast by obeying the pope's laws while disobeying God's laws.