The Mark of the Beast is 666

Revelation 13:14-18. The mark of the beast is 666 which is the mark of man.

Both Hebrew and Greek do not have a separate numbering system, so letters of their respective alphabets have numerical values.

John was a Hebrew writing to Hebrews and hiding the information from the Roman overlords.

Some of the very early Greek manuscripts have the number as 616. Regardless of which number is chosen Satan and God are at war with each other and Satan is going down fighting and will take as many people of this world as he can. Satan and his team are going to make it as hard as possible for God to win but God does Win.

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The Mark of the Beast is 666

Here again is a call for endurance and faith of the saints:
13:16 The second beast forces all people—important and unimportant, rich and poor, free and slaves—to be marked on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that no one may buy or sell unless he has the mark, which is the beast’s name or the number of its name.

18 In this case wisdom is needed: Let the person who has understanding calculate the total number of the beast, because it is a human total number, and the sum of the number is 666.
Revelation 13:14-18

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