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Revelation Beast Number (Revelation 13.15-17)

"The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. (Revelation 13.15-17)✞

Meaning of the Number

Six Six SixThe meaning of the number of the beast, number 666, in the Book of Revelation has been discussed more than that of any other part of the Bible. John here challenges his readers to try to understand the meaning of this number. He says, "This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number," John then gives a clue to his readers, "it is the number of a man."

Complete Imperfection

dice number sixWhat does the number 666 mean? If the number seven is considered to be the perfect number in the Bible, and if three sevens, 777, represent complete perfection, then 666 falls completely short of this standard and therefore indicates complete imperfection in a person or thing, all that is imperfect.

Letters Numerical Values

Emperor NeroEach of the letters of the alphabet in Hebrew as well as in the Greek has a numerical value. Many possible combinations of letters will add up to the Revelation number 666, and many candidates have been nominated for this infamous number. Some have suggested the Emperor Nero, the great persecutor of the Early Church, others Communism, and even Napoleon or Adolph Hitler.

"Revelation Beast Number"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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