About the book of Revelation
"666: The "number of the beast."
People posting to a past comment line on the Beliefnet web site were
rather sarcastic about the significance of 666. Some samples:
||"...that whole triple six thing and the beast is just palpable
nonsense from a book (The Book of Revelations) [sic] that
specializes in nonsense." Posting by "steppen0410e."
||"This 666 stuff has devolved into silly superstition, and
responsible Christians should eschew it, for the weightier matters
of peace, justice, and love." An Anglican priest.
||"Is it more comical, or tragic that in the 21st century a debate
over the 'mystical' relevance of 3 numbers is occurring? It is
difficult to remain objective and tolerant in light of such total
The source of the number "666":
The "number of the beast," 666, is derived from the book of
Revelation -- the last book in the Christian Scriptures (a.k.a. New
Testament). It is perhaps appropriate that it comes from the 13th
chapter -- itself an unlucky number among the superstitious. A great
deal of attention has been paid to the meaning of this number,
particularly by conservative Protestants. The Roman
Catholic Church teaches that "666" is simply a code referring to the
Roman Emperor Nero. Many religious historians agree.
Topics covered in this section:
Some other web sites dealing with 666:
||Mike Keith, "The Number of the Beast,"
at: http://users.aol.com/ He notes that the number has been studied
by mathematicians because of its many interesting properties.
||"Number of the Beast," Wikipedia,
||Vernon Jenkins, "666 = and all that!," 2001-OCT-04, at: http://homepage.virgin.net/
||David Pack, "Who or what is the BEAST of
Revelation?," The Restored Church of God, at: http://www.thercg.org/
||Jason Hommel, "666: The Mark of the Beast,"
Bible Prophesy, at: http://bibleprophesy.org/
Copyright © 2006 to 2010 by Ontario Consultants on
Originally posted: 2006-JUN-06 (06/06/06)
Latest update: 2010-FEB-24
Author: B.A. Robinson