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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

It's ridiculous to even consider 

So today is the big day, eh? It's June 6, 2006. It's the sixth day of the sixth month of the sixth year of this century. The world is going to end, or the anti-Christ is going to be born or something. May I just remind people who have the heebie-jeebies about today that when God inspired John the Revelator to record the number of the beast, he would have been operating under the Julian calendar. This 365.25-day solar year was developed by the Greek expert, Sosigenes, and used to measure time until the Gregorian calendar was instituted by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. There is absolutely no correspondence in that system between today's date and the number 666.

However (and I'm sure this is important to note...) 666 does happen to be the sum of all the digits on a roulette wheel. I'd be curious to catalog all the different names that have been put forth as potential candidates to match the number of the beast, and the methods used to calculate it. Readers?

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OK, I'll get the ball rolling on this one...

There are various (spurious) claims that VICARIUS FILII DEI (which is Latin for Representative of the Son of God) is the official title of the pope, is engraved on the papal tiara or mitre, or is in some other way associated with his person or office. If you take only the Roman numerals from those letters (substituting V for U) you will have the following values:

D(500) X 1 = 500
C(100) X 1 = 100
L(50) X 1 = 50
X(10) X 0 = 0
V(5) X 2 = 10
I(1) X 6 = 6
(SUM) 666


But since revelation was a vision of the future is it so ridiculous to think that he would be able to see also the accepted date/calendar of the future. All I know is that 06/06/1006 seems to have gone off without any problem. Perhaps past performance is not indicative of future results...


The real name of Bill Gates is William Henry Gates III. Nowadays he is known as Bill Gates (III), where "III" means the order of third (3rd.). By converting the letters of his current name to the ASCII-values and adding his (III), you get : 66+73+76+76+71+65+84+69+83+3 = 666.

In the Hebrew alphabet -- Hebrew, by the way, is the language of God -- ``W'' ( pronounced ``vov'') is the sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet and, in the Hebraic number system, has traditionally stood for the number 6, so WWW = 666

When we assign A=6,B=12,C=18 ... Z=156, then adding up the numbers of COMPUTER will be 18+90+78+96+126+120+30+108 = 666.

Sounds like computers are evil.




When he moved to California, his address was 666 Saint Cloud Road.

Revelation 13:3 "One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth followed the beast with wonder."

James Brady, press secretary to Ronald Reagan, was shot in the head during an assassination attempt on the president. Brady's wound was mistakenly deemed to be fatal, and the major television networks announced the death of James Brady. Miraculously, Brady survived.


For some reason it just occurred to me that 06/06/06 is once every hundred years. I suppose I chose 1006 for the added millenial significance.


"Cute Purple Dinosaur" in Roman numerals (counting "U" as "V") give you 100 + 5 + 5 + 50 + 500 + 1 + 5, for a total of 666!

Barney = Beast?


Hmm, Jason's right. I had at first critiqued the idea of 6/6/6 being significant as a Gregorian date, and felt it might be more meaningful if it was a Jewish-calendar date (

If it's a Julian date, then I think it would be on 6/16/6 (Gregorian) (See for converting from Gregorian to Julian). So.. tomorrow? :)

But it makes sense that since it's a prophecy into the *future*, that it may use the common *future* calendaring system.

Though I don't think the mark of the beast has anything to do with a date anyway.



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