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Sunday, January 9, 2011
Who is The Beast 666?
The same holds true for the Jews. They had a system of converting the letters of their religious works into numbers to reveal all sorts of hidden information.
If you apply it to their earliest works, before they devised the system, you get a bunch of garbage, but if you apply it to their older works it can yield some pretty cool stuff.
The Book of Revelation was written by a man calling himself "John" written somewhere between 69 and 97 AD. John would have been a man who considered himself both a Jew and a follower of Christ since this was before the two beliefs split. Some say this John was John the apostle who followed Christ. While possible, to be that John he would be between 115 and 140 years old when writing the book.
John was in prison, a victim of the relentless persecution of Christians began by the Roman Emperor Nero. John was one of the lucky ones since he was allowed pen and paper in prison while others were crucified or slaughtered for sport in the arena.
John calls the villain of his prophesy "the beast" and identifies him with the number Six hundred sixty-six. Christians have been on the look-out for this man ever since.
We know Jewish mystics hid meaning by turning letters into numbers, what happens if we turn numbers into letters? Could this be a clue to who "the beast" might be?
In Greek, Emperor Nero who started these bad times for the Christians was spelled "Nerōn Kaisar", in Aramaic, which the rest of John's letter was written in, it's "נרון קסר" or nrwn qsr.
Nero was also known as "the beast" to both his critics and friends alike for his temper and appetites and utter lack of etiquette.
If we take the Aramaic spelling for Nero Kaisar and use the traditional values for turning numbers into letters we get 200 60 100 50 6 200 50. Add all these together and you get 666.
In a weird way, John's prediction came true. In another two-hundred years, Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus became emperor of Rome and he converted the entire empire to the worship of Christ. Although the battle bore no resemblance to the one written about in John, at least the idea of Christ did defeat what he considered the Anti-Christ.
Oh yeah, this all has nothing to do with the guy on SecondLife who calls himself Nero, except they're both kind of beastly and evil. Just sayin.