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Encyclopedia > Number of the Beast (numerology)

The Number of the Beast is mentioned in the Book of Revelation of the Christian New Testament and has long been accepted to be 666. In Christian eschatology the "Beast" is believed to refer to an Antichrist. Visions John the Evangelist, as depicted in the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. ... As a noun, Christian is an appellation and moniker deriving from the appellation Christ, which many people associate exclusively with Jesus of Nazareth. ... The New Testament, sometimes called the Greek Testament or Greek Scriptures, is the name given to the part of the Christian Bible that was written after the birth of Jesus. ... 666 is the Number of the Beast in most versions of the Christian Bible, in the Book of Revelation. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... In Christian eschatology, the Antichrist has come to mean a person, image of a person, or other entity that is the embodiment of evil and utterly opposed to truth, while convincingly disguised as wholly good and a bringer of truth. ...


The number 666 has many mathematical properties, some more interesting than others. 666 is the Number of the Beast in most versions of the Christian Bible, in the Book of Revelation. ...

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References from the book of Revelation

  • Mark of the Beast
Revelation 13:17 states:
"... no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or name of the beast, or the number of his name."
  • Number of the Beast

The Greek manuscripts (actually copies of the prototype were written in Greek, although others argue the originals were written in Hebrew) do not literally render the phrase as six-six-six (three Greek words for six in a row -- εξ εξ εξ) but as χξϛ´ (it is 666 in Greek numerical form) or sometimes six hundred sixty-six (Greek: ἑξακόσιοι ἑξήκοντα ἕξ): A manuscript (Latin manu scriptus, written by hand), strictly speaking, is any written document that is put down by hand, in contrast to being printed or reproduced some other way. ... Greek numerals are a system of representing numbers using letters of the Greek alphabet. ...


The Greek text of Codex Alexandrinus of the New Testament reads: Folio 65v from the Codex Alexandrinus contains the end of the Gospel of Luke with the decorative tailpiece found at the end of each book. ... The New Testament, sometimes called the Greek Testament or Greek Scriptures, is the name given to the part of the Christian Bible that was written after the birth of Jesus. ...

Ὧδε ἡ σοφία ἐστίν· ὁ ἔχων νοῦν ψηφισάτω τὸν ἀριθμὸν τοῦ θηρίου, ἀριθμὸς γὰρ ἀνθρώπου ἐστίν· καὶ ὁ ἀριθμὸς αὐτοῦ ἑξακόσιοι ἑξήκοντα ἕξ.
Hōde hē sophia estin; ho echōn noun psēphisatō ton arithmon tou thēriou, arithmos gar anthrōpou estin; kai ho arithmos autou hexakosioi hexēkonta hex.
Other manuscripts use the Greek numerical form χξϛ´. It is not clear whether those manuscripts are older or newer than the Codex Alexandrinus.

In the New American Bible, Revelation 13:18 reads: Greek numerals are a system of representing numbers using letters of the Greek alphabet. ... In 1970, the New American Bible (NAB) was first published. ...

Wisdom is needed here; one who understands can calculate the number of the beast, for it is a number that stands for a person. His number is six hundred and sixty-six.

In the King James Version, we see: This page is about the version of the Bible; for the Harvey Danger album, see King James Version (album). ...

Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred three score and six.

In the Good News Bible, the same verse runs: 20 (twenty) is the natural number following 19 and preceding 21. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Gospel. ...

This calls for wisdom. Whoever is intelligent can figure out the meaning of the number of the beast, because the number stands for the name of someone. Its number is 666.

The Vulgate also spells out the Number of the Beast: For the Arthurian Vulgate Cycle, see Lancelot-Grail Cycle. ...

Hic sapientia est. Qui habet intellectum, computet numerum bestiae. Numerus enim hominis est, et numerus eius est sescenti sexaginta sex.

Mentions outside the book of Revelation

The number 666 is also seen in the Old Testament book of II Chronicles; verse 9:13 reads (KJV) and in its parallel (1Ki 10:14): Note: Judaism uses the term Tanakh instead of Old Testament, because it does not recognize the New Testament as being part of the Biblical canon. ... The Book of Chronicles is a book in the Hebrew Bible (also see Old Testament). ... This page is about the version of the Bible; for the Harvey Danger album, see King James Version (album). ... The Books of Kings (also known as [The Book of] Kings in Hebrew: Sefer Melachim מלכים) is a part of Judaisms Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible. ...

Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold....

The number is also in the genealogy (Ezr 2:13, see also Neh 7:18): Genealogy the study and tracing of family pedigrees. ... The Book of Ezra is a book of the Bible in the Old Testament and Hebrew Tanakh. ... The Book of Nehemiah is a book of the Hebrew Bible, known to Jews as the Tanakh and to Christians as the Old Testament. ...

The children of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and six.

Alternative numbers

While most manuscripts of the Bible read six-hundred-sixty-six or 666 for the Number of the Beast in Revelation 13:18, some early manuscripts contain 616 instead. Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (5th century) and Papyrus 115 (3rd or 4th century). Irenaeus knew about the reading 616, but according to Metzger, Bruce M. (1971). A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament, New York: United Bible Societies. ISBN 3-438-06010-8., p. 751, Irenaeus "says that 666 'is found in all good and ancient copies,' and is 'attested by those who had themselves seen John face to face.'" The minuscule manuscript 2344 (11th century) identifies the Number of the Beast as 665.
In May 2005 it was reported that scholars at Oxford University using advanced imaging techniques had been able to read previously illegible portions of an early (third century) version of the Book of Revelation, part of its Oxyrhynchus collection of papyri. The fragment gives the Number of the Beast as 616. Scholars now believe the number in question has very little to do with the devil. It was actually a complicated numerical riddle in Greek, meant to represent someone's name. "It's a number puzzle — the majority opinion seems to be that it refers to [the Roman emperor] Nero." Alternative spellings of his name, Neron and Nero, can explain the presence of both 666 and 616 in the records, since dropping the last 'n' changes its numerical value from 666 to 616 ('n' representing 50).

Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus, at the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus is an early 5th century Greek manuscript of the Bible, the last in the group of the four great uncial manuscripts of the Greek Bible (see Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Alexandrinus and Codex Vaticanus). ... Papyrus plant Cyperus papyrus at Kew Gardens, London Papyrus is an early form of paper made from the pith of the papyrus plant, Cyperus papyrus, a wetland sedge that grows to 5 meters (15 ft) in height and was once abundant in the Nile Delta of Egypt. ... Saint Irenaeus (ca. ... Minuscule, or lower case, is the smaller form (case) of letters (in the Roman alphabet: a, b, c, ...). Originally alphabets were written entirely in majuscule (capital) letters which were spaced between well-defined upper and lower bounds. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Oxyrhynchus (Greek: Οξύρυγχος; sharp-nosed; ancient Egyptian Per-Medjed; modern Arabic el-Bahnasa) is an archaeological site in Egypt, considered one of the most important ever discovered. ... Blank papyrus. ... Roman or Romans has several meanings, primarily related to the Roman citizens, but also applicable to typography, math, and several geographic locations. ... Nero Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (December 15, 37–June 9, 68), born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, also called (50–54) Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus, was the fifth and last Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. ...

Theological interpretations

  • First Interpretation (Regarding both of Number and Mark)
One interpretation makes 666 equal the summation of the Greek Numbering of the Arabic word "ELLAH," which means "GOD" in the English language, where Ε=ε=5 , L=λ=30 , Α=α=1 , Η=χ=600.
 Thus the total of the word = 5 + 1=6 = ϛ + 30+30=60 = ξ + 600 = χ = χξϛ = (600)(60)(6)=666. 
In the Arabic language and Islamic culture, it is common for individuals to use the name of "Ellah" (as in "Seif Ellah" which means in English "Sword of the God"); taken in context, this could mean that the prophecied Beast could be an Arabic Moslem; his mark in such case could be the name of "Ellah" written in Arabic letters "اللة" and shaped within :
 Sword figure. 
Such interpretation gives one understanding of the Beast's potential name, its number, and its mark; in addition, it reads well into the next chapter of the Book of Revelation:
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. (Revelation 13:10, KJV)
This interpretation also translates well with the Islamic belief in the appearance of Mahdi, the one prophecied who will join all Moslems under his leadership to conquer and defeat all non-Moslem people and countries in order to establish Islam as the global religion.
 Image of the Beast which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 
The link shows Imaginary portrait of Husayn ibn Ali the grandson of prophet Muhammed whereas the expected Mahdi is one of his descendents according to Islamic faith.
  • Second Interpretation (Regarding the Number of the Beast)
One interpretation is simply that 666 represents humankind in general because of the special significance that the number has in the Bible. Six is known as an "imperfect number" because it is one short of seven, the "perfect number" (seven days in the week, seven tongues of flame, seven spiritual gifts...). So three (the number of the Trinity) sixes is seen as extremely imperfect. Therefore, 666 represents imperfect man, while 777 represents God.
The interpretation adopted by Greek Orthodox theologians is that this number signifies an offense against the name of Jesus Christ. In Greek, Christ is spelled Χριστός (often abbreviated χς in the texts), and 666 is written as χξϛ'. The letter ξ looks a lot like a spike or a bolt in handwriting, so the number can be interpreted as a stab against Christ. The same interpretation can be given for the number 616 (χιϛ'). In fact, a transcription error of ξ instead of ι (or v.v.) is the most likely cause of confusion between these two numbers, as the two look very much alike in handwriting, and both spellings would fit this symbolism. Another possible symbolism for ξ is that of a serpent, the form Satan allegedly took in the Garden of Eden. (In an aside, it should be noted that the serpent's identity as Satan is not explicitly confirmed in Genesis, and that this identification is very much an act of interpretation of the Biblical text, albeit a commonly accepted one).
  • Third Interpretation (Regarding the Number of the Beast)
Another interpretation is that 666 is actually some kind of code based on the letters of someone's name. This sparks great public interest since it seems to provide some way to identify the Antichrist. Numerologists like to devise clever ways of assigning numbers to letters so that the letters of a name will add up to this symbolic number. Probably the best-known scheme has A=100, B=101, and so on. With this code, the name "HITLER" adds up to 666. Another commonly cited example is President Ronald Wilson Reagan, where counting the letters of his first, middle, and last name lead to 666. While these ideas are intriguing, they usually require many specific preconditions, like having to start with 100, numbering the surname only, etc. (even though in the former case, you can also number a=1, b=2, and so on and decode his initials 'A' and 'H' as 18, which of course equals 6+6+6.) By adapting the rules however, it is possible to connect most if not all names to the evil number. See also Vicarius Filii Dei. More convincing interpretations invoke more than mathematics to prove their point.
For example, scholars who believe the Book of Revelation refers to real people and events argue that the number represents the value of Nero or Neron Caesar (נרון קסר, Nrwn Qsr*) in Hebrew letters, which also have numerical values (note that Hebrew is written from right to left):
 r S q n w r n 666 = 200 + 60 + 100 + 50 + 6 + 200 + 50 
As noted above, some early texts of the Book of Revelation use 616 instead, which would represent the alternative Hebrew spelling נרו קסר, Nrw Qsr (based on the Latin form "Nero Caesar"):
 r S q w r n 616 = 200 + 60 + 100 + 6 + 200 + 50 
In Roman numerals 666 represents all the numbers from 1 to 500 in descending order, namely D (500) + C (100) + L (50) + X (10) + V (5) + I (1), or DCLXVI. Robert Graves suggests in his study of pagan symbolism The White Goddess that this is an acronym for the Latin sentence Domitianus Caesar Legatos Xti Violenter Interfecit, or "The Emperor Domitian violently killed the envoys of Christ".
Another reading in Roman numerals regards DCLXVI as an anagram of DIC LVX, which is then supposed to be an abbreviation of dicit lux, "the light speaks."
In an alternate style of Greek notation for numerals, 6 + 60 + 600 can be expressed as digamma koppa kappa which when superposed into a monogram, form the graffiti form of the labrys very common on Roman walls of the time, which is interesting considering what some characterise as misogynist tendencies in the book.
  • Fourth Interpretation (Regarding the Mark of Beast)
Versions of Christian eschatology which hold that these prophecies refer to future events, typically hold that the Mark of the Beast is one way in which the antichrist will exercise power over the earth, during the period known as the Tribulation in the book of Revelation. Opinions as to what form it will take are varied. The literal interpretation is that it will be the number 666 imprinted on the skin, but conspiracy theorists imagine all sorts of devious possibilities tied in with recent technological developments. The notion that the mark is required for all commerce implies that the mark might actually be a special credit card or that we might have to have our fingerprints scanned into a worldwide database in order to be recognized in business. Or the mark might be some kind of smart chip implanted into the body, such as the Verichip, manufactured by the company Digital Angel (AMEX:DOC). One common theory is that people will be tatooed with a Universal Product Code barcode, which already has 3 sets of "guard bars" which appear to be in the pattern of a 6, meaning that every current UPC barcode contains the number 666. Thomas Heeter has US Patent #5878155 for invisibly tatooing a UPC barcode on human beings for e-commerce purposes.
"Mark of the Beast" is mark in a person's righthand or forehead. The reader must decide to read a section in a literal sense. If the "beasts" are symbols of what was or what is to come, then it is also logical that the mark of the beast is literal mark in a person's righthand or forehead.
The second problem is that, in the verse that immediately follows - 14:1 - there is a description of the 144,000 who had the name of Jesus and the name of the Father written on their foreheads. Most mainstream Christian interpreters see the 144,000 as a non-literal number of people who represent all of God's people - the church. Yet to many interpreters it seems strange to view the mark of the beast as a literal mark, since it logically means that the 144,000 in 14:1 would have a literal mark of Jesus and the Father upon their foreheads also. Many interpreters view both marks as being symbolic of a person's commitment to either God or the Devil.
The third problem is that, if the verse is to be understood in a literalistic sense, then the mark can only be effectual if it is placed upon the right hand or the forehead. If the mark is placed, for example, upon the left hand or the shoulder, then it is no longer considered the mark of the beast.
The fourth problem is that, if the mark could be considered a microchip implant, then it no longer functions as a "mark" since it is invisible. The Greek word charagma (mark) denotes a stamp or an impression upon the skin - ie something that is visible to the naked eye and whose function depends upon this visibility. Within the Christian community there are many who argue that the word charagma is based on the word charax, which is said to mean stick into, or, sharpen to a point or palisade (fence); they could also say that charasso on which charax is derived also means sharpen to a point. This would support their notion that a microchip is "stuck into" a person's skin. Such an argument, however, does not appear to be backed up by New Testament scholars. Ulrich Witkins, a contributor to the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament (vol 9, page 416), writes the following about charagma:
(it) is an engraved, etched, branded or inscribed "mark" or "sign". Closest to (its) original sense.. is the earliest example in Soph. Phil., 267, where (it) denotes the bite of a snake. Elsewhere the term means "inscription"... or anything written..., and especially the impressed or branded "stamp" eg a brand to mark camels.

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Jewish view

The number 666 is considered a mystical and holy number. 6 represents the six directions (up, down, north, south, east, west). Six is considered God's number (see Names of God in Judaism) since it is the numeric value of Vav. It also refers to creation, since the world was created in 6 days.
Additionally 666 is the numerical value of: "Ata yigdal na koach Ado-nai" (Now, I pray, let the Power of my Lord be great.) (Numbers 14:17). This was Moshe's prayer invoking Divine Mercy on behalf of the Jewish People.
Source: Ask the rabbi

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Culture and psychology

Avoiding the number

The number 666 retains a peculiar significance in the culture and psychology of Western societies. Just as many people try to avoid the "unlucky" number 13 (a fear of which is called "triskaidekaphobia"), so people find ways to avoid the "Devil's number", even in contexts that would seem on first sight to be far removed from superstition. The fear of the number 666 is known as "Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia".
For example, when the giant CPU manufacturer Intel introduced the 666 MHz Pentium III in 1999, they chose to market it as the Pentium III 667 on the pretext that, since the actual clock speed was 666.666 MHz, 667 was the more accurate approximation—conveniently ignoring their own usual rounding practice: as examples, consider the earlier 66.666 MHz 486-66, the 466.666 MHz Celeron 466, or the later 866.666 MHz Pentium III 866.
In another instance, U.S. Highway 666, "the Highway of the Beast," was renumbered in 2003 after controversy over the supposed reference to the Biblical beast. See [1].

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In popular culture

The Left Behind series uses various representations of 666 to identify people who have pledged allegiance to the Antichrist. For example, Carpathia ordered the number 216 (6 x 6 x 6) for his office suite, for the aircraft model of Global Community One, and for the loyalty mark region number for the United Carpathian States. His relative, Viv Ivins, has a "666" name, since VI VI VI is Roman for three individual 6s. Book 1 in the Left Behind Series Left Behind is a series of novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, dealing with Christian dispensationalist End Times: pretribulation, premillennial, Christian eschatology. ... In Christian eschatology, the Antichrist has come to mean a person, image of a person, or other entity that is the embodiment of evil and utterly opposed to truth, while convincingly disguised as wholly good and a bringer of truth. ...


In the short film, The Backpack ,666 is used as the lock combination to contain the evils of the backpack.


Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange visually represented Alex (Malcolm McDowell) as the Beast during a scene where he is accosted by two police officers who are identified as 665 and 667. Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director and producer. ... A Clockwork Orange (1971) is a film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same name by Anthony Burgess. ... Malcolm McDowell, circa 1974. ...


SLC Punk contains a scene in which the main character reveals the number "666" tattooed on his buttocks to a pair of fundamentalist Christians conversing about the end of times. SLC Punk! (1999) is a movie directed by James Merendino. ...


End of Days, directed by Peter Hyams, supposes as a plot point that the number represented in Revelation was actually seen upside down in a dream and should have actually been 999. This ignores the reality that Hindu-Arabic numerals were probably not invented until ca. 400 AD, and only reached the Middle East by 670 AD, whereas Revelation is considered to have been written in the first century AD. End of Days is a horror film, released on Wednesday, November 24, 1999, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Jericho Cane, Gabriel Byrne as The Man/Satan, Kevin Pollak as Chicago, and Robin Tunney as Christine York. ... Peter Hyams (born July 26, 1943) is an American screenwriter, director and cinematographer. ... Arabic numerals (also called Hindu numerals or Hindu-Arabic numerals) are by far the most common form of symbolism used to represent numbers. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


The Omen and its sequels (a series of horror films about the Antichrist) have the Mark Of The Beast found under the hair as an apparent birthmark on the scalp of the character Damien Thorn. The 666 was explained to mean the Unholy Trinity: The Devil, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet. The movie was released on 6 June 1976—the sixth day of the sixth month, that is. DVD cover for The Omen The Omen is a 1976 horror film directed by Richard Donner and starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Harvey Stephens, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Troughton, Martin Benson, and Leo McKern. ... DVD cover showing horror characters as depicted by Universal Studios. ... The scalp is the skin on the head from which head hair grows. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The Exorcism of Emily Rose, directed by Scott Derrickson, has many references to the number "666". Emily, who is supposedly possessed by demons, counts to six several times, "One, Two, Three, Four, Five, SIX!!!!". The demons inside her claim that they dwelled also within "Nero" who is presumed to be Nero Caesar. The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a 2005 film directed by Scott Derrickson. ... Scott Derrickson has written and directed the new feature fim the Exorcism Of Emily Rose. The film is based on the true story of Anneliese Michel, who was beilived to be possesed by demons. ... Nero Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (December 15, 37–June 9, 68), born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, also called (50–54) Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus, was the fifth and last Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. ...


Pi, directed by Darren Aronofsky, is about a character who is faced with a choice to sell his mathematical mind to Wall Street or to a group of Hasidic Jews, illustrating themes of materialism, numerology, and mysticism. With his elaborate home computer setup and complex algorithm the protagonist decipers a predictable pattern in the stock market, and the computer spits out a 216 digit number each time before the system crashes, in recurring epiphanic moments of Icarus-like masochism. As the character falls into madness and before he gives himself a lobotomy, he says again and again "it's not the number; it's what's inside the number." 216 is the cube of 6, or 216 = 6*6*6. The golden ratio is discussed in the movie. The golden ratio's graphical representation is a spiral spun over time with a growing radius, similar to the appearance of the number 6, if the ratio's curve is represented in a single segmented curl. π (or Pi) is a 1998 American film directed by Darren Aronofsky. ... Darren Aronofsky Darren Aronofsky (born February 12, 1969) is an American film director. ... For other uses, see Wall Street (disambiguation). ... Hasidic Judaism (from the Hebrew: Chasidut חסידות, meaning pious, from the Hebrew root word chesed חסד meaning loving kindness) is a Haredi Jewish religious movement. ... Icarus and Daedalus In Greek mythology, Icarus (Latin, Greek Ikaros, Etruscan Vicare) was the son of Daedalus. ... The golden ratio is an irrational number, approximately 1. ...


The Phantom of the Opera musical, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, opens with an auction, in which the lot number of the restored chandelier is 666. The title character as depicted by Lon Chaney, Sr. ... Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd-Webber (born March 22, 1948) is a highly successful British composer of musical theatre. ...


The Heretic Anthem, by hard rock band, Slipknot, features the lyric "If you are 555, then I am 666." In this case, 555 refers to man as 777 refers to God. It is not meant to be satanic but a denial of being a part of mankind. Heretic, meaning literally a person guilty or accused of heresy, is also often used as a title. ... An anthem is a choral composition to an English religious text sung in church services. ... Slipkont. ...


While the association is not clearly Satanic in nature, and usually is not construed to promote Satanism, a reference to the number "666" may be the cause for the controversial assignment of the "Parental Advisory" designation to the HIM album Razorblade Romance, generally considered innocuous as it contains no profanity or sexually explicit language yet contains a song called "Your Sweet 666". Gustave Dores depiction of Satan from John Miltons Paradise Lost Satan (שָׂטָן Standard Hebrew Satan, Greek and Latin Sátanas, Tiberian Hebrew Śāṭān; Aramaic שִׂטְנָא Śaṭanâ: both words mean Adversary; accuser) is an angel, demon, or minor god in many religions. ... Satanism is a religious, semi-religious and/or philosophical movement whose adherents recognize Satan as an archetype, pre-cosmic force, or some aspect of human nature. ... HIM (formerly His Infernal Majesty or HER in the US; see History below) is an alternative rock band from Finland. ... Razorblade Romance is the second album by HIM, released on January 24, 2000. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ...


In Robert A. Heinlein's book, Number of the Beast, "666" is actually six to the sixth to the sixth power, which in the novel is the number of possible dimensions/universes that may be reached in one step using the main inventor's device. Heinlein autographing at the 1976 Worldcon Robert Anson Heinlein (July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was one of the most influential and controversial authors in science fiction. ... Book cover The Number of the Beast is a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein published in 1980 (ISBN 0-44-913070-3). ...


The British heavy metal band Iron Maiden have made an album titled The Number of the Beast. The title track quotes from the Bible and the lyrics refer to "six six six - the number of the beast". Flotsam and Jetsam made a song called "6 Six VI". The Australian black metal band Deströyer 666 also used Satanic imagery and lyrics, though in somewhat of a tongue-and-cheek way. Entombed have made an album called DCLXVI - To ride straight and speak the Truth (DCLXVI is the Roman numeral for 666). It has been suggested that true metal be merged into this article or section. ... Iron Maiden are a British heavy metal band from east London. ... Traditionally, Flotsam and jetsam are words that describe goods of potential value that have been thrown into the ocean. ... Destroyer 666 are an Australian black metal band formed in 1994 by guitarist K.K. Warslut, following his departure from the cult black metal band Bestial Warlust. ... Entombed is a Swedish heavy metal band which formed in 1987 (see 1987 in music) under the name of Nihilist. ... The system of Roman numerals is a numeral system originating in ancient Rome, and was adapted from Etruscan numerals. ...


The Greek progressive rock band Aphrodite's Child made a concept album "666" based on the Book of Revelation. Progressive rock (shortened to prog, or prog rock when differentiating from other progressive genres) is an ambitious, eclectic, and often grandiose style of rock music which arose in the late 1960s, reached the peak of its popularity in the early 1970s, and continues as a musical form to this day. ... Aphrodites Child was a Greek rock band formed in 1968 by vocalist Demis Roussos, multi-instrumentalist Vangelis Papathanassiou and drummer Lucas Sideras. ... 666 - The Number of the Beast is a double album by psychedelic/progressive art rock group Aphrodites Child. ...


The gothic metal band Saviour Machine created the Legend album series about the end of times, in which numerous references occur in both lyrics and background vocals (such as readings from the Bible). The fifth track of the album Legend part II is particularly named "Mark of The Beast". Gothic metal (also called Goth metal) is a crossover between heavy metal music and gothic music itself; although the term metal is debated by those who say it is mainly gothic music. ... Saviour Machine is a gothic metal band from the USA. // Pre-Legend The band emerged in the summer of 1989 and recorded and released their first demos in 1990. ... The Bible (sometimes The Book, Good Book, Word of God, The Word, or Scripture), from Greek (τα) βιβλια, (ta) biblia, (the) books, is the classical name for the Hebrew Bible of Judaism or the combination of the Old Testament and New Testament of Christianity (The Bible therefore actually refers to at least...


Industrial rock band Marilyn Manson released its album Antichrist Superstar on June 6, 1996 (the 6th day of the 6th month). Industrial rock is a musical genre which is a fusion of industrial music and rock music. ... Marilyn Manson is an alternative metal / alternative rock band based in Hollywood, California. ... Antichrist Superstar (sometimes spelt Antichrist Svperstar) is Marilyn Mansons second full-length studio release and was released in 1996. ...


ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and Yahoo! give the Slovakian-born ice hockey player Miroslav Šatan the ID number of 666 in their databases, likely as a joke about his last name, which is similar to Satan. ESPN, formerly an abbreviation of Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... July 1999 cover showing soccer star Brandi Chastain Sports Illustrated is a popular weekly American sports magazine owned by media giant Time Warner. ... For other uses, see Yahoo. ... Official language Slovak Capital Bratislava President Ivan GaÅ¡parovič Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 126th 49,035 km² Negligible Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Ranked 103rd 5,379,455 109/km² HDI (2003) 0. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ... Miroslav Å atan (born October 22, 1974 in Topoľčany, Slovakia) is a professional ice hockey player who plays for the New York Islanders. ... Gustave Dores depiction of Satan from John Miltons Paradise Lost Satan (שָׂטָן Standard Hebrew Satan, Greek and Latin Sátanas, Tiberian Hebrew Śāṭān; Aramaic שִׂטְנָא Åšaá¹­anâ: both words mean Adversary; accuser) is an angel, demon, or minor god in many religions. ...


The relatively popular, and controversial Xenosaga video game series thus far features three characters named Albedo, Rubedo (Jr.), and Nigredo (Gaignun), and as U.R.T.V. are the 667th, 666th, and 669th clones of Dmitri Yuriev respectively. Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Xenosaga Xenosaga (ゼノサーガ Zenosāga) is a series of video games released for the PlayStation 2 platform. ... The albedo is a measure of reflectivity of a surface or body. ... Junior is: A student in the third year and above of high school or college, see high school junior A child A low-level position The younger of two people in the same family with the exact same name (e. ... Nigredo, or blackness, in alchemy means putrefaction or decomposition. ... A character/reference from the PS2 game series Xenosaga. Short for U-DO Retro Virus. Also known as U-Retrovirus. ... Dr. Dmitri Yuriev is a fictional character from the PS2 game series Xenosaga. Yuriev is the head of the Yuriev Institute. ...


It is often quipped that 667 is "the Neighbour of the Beast" although this is possibly country-dependent as 668 (and 664) would be next property on the same side of the street in most, but not all, countries (assuming that the neighbours referred to are next-door neighbours). There are also at least two filk songs on this topic. Additional quips suggest that 1-888-666-6666 is "the Toll-Free Number of the Beast", $665.99 is "the Retail Price of the Beast", 00666 is "the ZIP Code of the Beast", 0.666 is "the Number of the Millibeast", Route 666 is "the highway of the Beast", 6.5013 is "the natural logarithm of the Beast", 333 is a devil doing a half-assed job, the root of all evil being √666 = 25.8068, etc Filk is Folk music, usually with a Science Fiction or Fantasy theme, however Filkers often also write Filk songs about Computers (many famous filkers work on computers for a living), and cats. ... Mr. ... The natural logarithm, invented by John Napier, is the logarithm to the base e, where e is equal to 2. ...


6.66, One Hundredth of the Number of the Beast is the name of the only song by the fictional Australian rock band Salmon Hater. Adam Spencer and Wil Anderson, then hosts of the Triple J [2] radio breakfast show, invented the band as a joke one morning. A fan of the show soon composed this song for the pretend band, and a video clip was also made later. Now with the speculation that the number 616 is the real number of the beast, it has come to light that 616 used to be the country number and area code of Canberra, the Capital of Australia, and home to the nation's Government. However the area code was changed from 6 to 2 in 1997. 666 AM is the frequency for ABC local radio in Canberra. Salmon Hater is a non-existent heavy metal band, manufactured by Adam Spencer and Wil Anderson of Triple J breakfast radio in Australia. ... Adam Spencer is an Australian mathematician, comedian, radio DJ and media personality. ... ... Triple J (JJJ) is a nationally-networked, government-funded Australian radio station (a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation), mainly aimed at youth (defined as those between 12 and 25). ...


The third and final book in the Before They Were Left Behind series is scheduled to be released on June 6, 2006, or the sixth day of the sixth month of the sixth year. Book 1 in the Left Behind Series Left Behind is a series of novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, dealing with Christian dispensationalist End Times: pretribulation, premillennial, Christian eschatology. ...


In The Pixies song "Monkey Gone To Heaven" the lyrics state that "If man is 5...then the devil is 6...then God is 7" suggesting that man is represented as 555, the devil as 666, and God as 777. This article is about the band named Pixies. ... Cynomolgus Monkey at Batu Caves, Malaysia Monkeys, Mori Sosen (1749-1821) A monkey is any member of two of the three groupings of simian primates. ...


In the role-playing game In Nomine, rolling three dice in one go and getting a six on each one produces a result that is favourable for a demon character and detrimental to an angel character. A role-playing game (RPG) is a type of game in which players assume the roles of characters and collaboratively create narratives. ... For the numeral, see 3 (number). ... Rolling dice A die (Old French de, from Latin datum something given or played [1]) is a small polyhedral object (usually a cube) suitable as a gambling device (especially for craps or sic bo). ... One redirects here. ... // A The letter A is the first (1st) letter in the Latin alphabet. ... Six can refer to: 6 (number), a number Six (cricket), when a batsman in cricket hits the ball to or over the boundary without the ball touching the ground inside the boundary first Six, a character on the television series Blossom (television) Six (television) or Channel 6, a proposed satellite... St Anthony plagued by demons, as imagined by Martin Schongauer, in the 1480s In religion, folklore, and mythology a demon or demoness is a supernatural being that has generally been described as a malevolent spirit but outside Christian circles was viewed as a sort of elemental spirit: compare Daemon and... The Annunciation - the Angel Gabriel announces to Mary that she will bear Jesus (El Greco, 1575) An angel is an ethereal being (meaning it is of the air), found in many mythologies, whose duties are to assist and serve God or the gods of many religious traditions. ...


-2·Sin(666°) evaluates to (√5 + 1)/2 which is the Golden Ratio. The golden ratio is an irrational number, approximately 1. ...


New Zealand pizza company, Hell Pizza plays on the number of the beast for its phone number, which is then followed by a 111, which is the emergency phone number in New Zealand. It is commonly quipped that the number means "go to hell for an emergency."


In John Carpenter's Escape From LA the code that will shut down the world's power and in the end civilization is "666".


Speculation and trivia

Former U.S. president Ronald Wilson Reagan had six letters in his first, middle, and last name. He also lived in Bel-Air California, in house number 666 on his block, until wife Nancy Reagan had it changed to 668. Another interesting numerological oddity regarding Reagan, is that the sum of the enumerated phrase "Ronald Reagan President and Chief Executive of the United States of America" equals 666. Some Rastafarians and others believed he was the Beast. Other Christian groups led by Herb Peters and Constance E. Cumbey point the finger at Javier Solana. Coincidentally, the Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran referred to Reagan, and the U.S. in general, as "the Great Satan." Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... White House portrait Nancy Davis Reagan (born July 6, 1921) is the widow of President Ronald Reagan and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. ... Rasta hairstyle Rastafarianism is a religious movement that believes in the divinity of former emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia. ... Constance E. Cumbey was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States, as a Seventh Day Adventist. ... Javier Solana Francisco Javier Solana Madariaga (born July 14, 1942 in Madrid, Spain) is the High Representative of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Secretary-General of both the Council of the European Union (EU) and the Western European Union (WEU). ... Ayatollah Khomeini founded the first modern Islamic republic Ayatollah Seyyed Ruhollah Khomeini (آیت‌الله روح‌الله خمینی in Persian) (May 17, 1900 – June 3, 1989) was an Iranian Shia cleric and the political and spiritual leader of the 1979 revolution that overthrew Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the then Shah of Iran. ...


Nelson Mandela's Robben Island prisoner number was 46664. Nelson Mandela Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, (born July 18, 1918), was the first democratically elected President of South Africa, having previously been a prominent anti-apartheid activist there. ... 46664 was the prisoner number of Nelson Mandela from his imprisonment in 1964 to his release in 1990. ...


Javier Solana was appointed High Representative of the European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy, by joint action number 666 by the European Council. Javier Solana Francisco Javier Solana Madariaga (born July 14, 1942 in Madrid, Spain) is the High Representative of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and the Secretary-General of both the Council of the European Union (EU) and the Western European Union (WEU). ... The Common Foreign and Security Policy or CFSP was established as the second of the three pillars of the European Union in the Maastricht treaty of 1992, and further defined and broadened in the Amsterdam Treaty of 1997. ... The European Council, sometimes informally called the European Summit, is a meeting of the heads of state or government of the European Union, and the President of the European Commission (not to be confused with the Council of the European Union, or the Council of Europe). ...


The first Apple Computer, the Apple I was sold for $666.66. Apple Computer, Inc. ... The Apple I was an early personal computer, and the first to combine a keyboard with a microprocessor and a connection to a monitor. ...


The numbers on a roulette table (1 to 36) sum to 666. Roulette is a casino and gambling game (Roulette is a French word meaning small wheel). A croupier turns a round roulette wheel which has 37 or 38 separately numbered pockets in which a ball must land. ...


Stanley Kubrick (director of 2001: A Space Odyssey) died 666 days before January 1, 2001. Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director and producer. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A movie poster from the original release of 2001 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is an immensely popular and influential science fiction film and book; the film directed by Stanley Kubrick and the book written by Arthur C. Clarke. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


0.666 is approximately two-thirds of one whole, one short of all three thirds. Because three is the number of the trinity, it may be that the number is meant to represent being in communion with God only in the mind and spirit (but not the body). A recurring theme in most Christian Bible versions of the latter chapters of Revelation is Satan's attacks upon the human body.


A widespread conspiracy theory concerns the EAN or UPC bar codes, instituted in 1974, and found on most consumer products. The "control codes" in the left, middle, and right of the code appear on initial inspection to represent the number "6". Because of this, all EAN/UPC codes (so the theory goes) contain the number 666. One interpretation of the Book of Revelation indicates that the Number of the Beast is required for all business transactions — a role that the EAN/UPC code certainly fits. Also the inventor of the UPC code, George J. Laurer, has six letters in his first, middle, and last name [3], and, as of 2004, exactly 666 prefixes (out of possible 1000) are assigned in the EAN-13 namespace [4]. (Unfortunately, the control codes only appear to represent the number six if one is unaware that both the black bars and the spaces in between them are used to encode information.) This proposed logo for a U.S. government agency was dropped due to fears that its pseudo-Masonic symbolism would provoke conspiracy theories. ... European Article Numbering-Uniform Code Council (EAN-UCC) is the international organization of product barcodes that are printed on almost everything that is sold in stores worldwide. ... The UPC (Universal Product Code) was the original barcode widely used in the United States and Canada for items in stores. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... George J. Laurer developed the Uniform Product Code in 1973. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The anti-impotence drug Viagra has a molecular weight of 666.7 g/mol. Look up drug in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Sildenafil citrate, sold under the name Viagra, is a drug used to treat male erectile dysfunction (impotence), developed by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. ... The molecular mass of a substance (less accurately called molecular weight and abbreviated as MW) is the mass of one molecule of that substance, relative to the unified atomic mass unit u (equal to 1/12 the mass of one atom of carbon-12). ...


All Garda (police) station phone numbers in Dublin, Ireland start with 666. [5] A member of the motorcycle unit of the Garda Síochána. ... Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath), is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, located near the midpoint of Irelands east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin Region. ...


The A666 is a main road from Pendlebury to Langho in England. In the 1980's that prompted CB radio users to codename it "The Devil's Highway". Pendlebury is an area of Salford between Irlam of the Heights and Swinton. ... Location within the British Isles. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... Citizens band radio (CB) is, in the United States, a system of short distance radio communication between individuals on a selection of 40 channels within the single 27 MHz (11 meter) band. ...


In the Dutch translation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel Angels and Demons (translated title Het Bernini Mysterie), the discussion of 666 is on page 333. 333 is 666 divided by 2. The numbers 2 and 5 have special significance to the Illuminati, a group that is pivotal to the novel's plot. Dan Brown (born on June 22, 1964 in Exeter, New Hampshire) is an American author of detective thrillers. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Angels and Demons Angels and Demons book cover Angels and Demons (2000) is a mystery novel by Dan Brown, featuring the character Robert Langdon, who is also the principal character of his subsequent, better-known novel The Da Vinci Code. ... The Illuminati is the name of many groups, modern and historical, real and fictitious, verified and alleged. ...


In Marvel Comics, parallel universes are represented by numbers. The main Marvel Universe (which is also supposed to be the same universe as ours) is known as Universe 616. It has been suggested that Felicia (pseudonym) be merged into this article or section. ...


The bassist of the animated band Gorillaz, Murdoc Niccals, was born June 6th, 1966 (jokingly referring to his membership in the Church of Satan). Gorillaz (pronounced gorillas) are an animated, fictional, virtual band, comprising four animated band members: 2D, Murdoc, Noodle and Russel. ... The Church of Satan is an organization that promotes Satanism as strictly defined by The Satanic Bible, written in 1969 by Anton Szandor LaVey. ...


In Japan, the yen comes in coins of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500. If you have one of each coin, you have 666 yen. Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ...


The code for the mysterious briefcase in Pulp Fiction is 666.


Many phone numbers in Hsinchu, Taiwan begin with "666." Hsinchu (新竹 pinyin Xīnzhú, Taiwanese: Sin-tek) is a large city in northern Taiwan. ...


In Canada, dialing the seven digit number "666-6666" with the area code of "604" will give you a non-working branch of the Canadian government.


Astrology

On 06/06/06 the sun will be between the horns of Zodic sign, Taurus.


Computer-related

The octal number 666 is used in setting up authorizations in the Unix Operating System. It offers read and write access to all users, and is only limited by the permissions of directories above or different permission schemes, e.g. ACLs. This matches the Revelation ('13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the Mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. ') in that this could be a way to allow or disallow people to buy anything (the Mark of the Beast as a personal body mark easily readable by automated cashiers in a cashless society). The octal numeral system is the base-8 number system, and uses the digits 0 to 7. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Guide to UNIX Unix or UNIX is a computer operating system originally developed in the 1960s and 1970s by a group of AT&T Bell Labs employees including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and Douglas McIlroy. ...


This also leads to speculations that software manufacturer Microsoft, and its founder, Bill Gates, are evil [6], as Bill Gates, evaluated in ASCII, sums up to 663, which, when added with 3 (his complete name is William Henry Gates III,) becomes 666. Counting the space as one, Windows 95 also sums to 666. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKEx: 4338) is the worlds largest software company, with 2005 global annual sales of 40 billion US dollars and more than 55,000 employees in 85 countries and regions. ... This topic is considered to be an essential subject on Wikipedia. ... There are 95 printable ASCII characters, numbered 32 to 126. ...


The sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is "waw" (or "vav"). This is the closest approximation of the English letter "w". Also in the Hollerith Card (sometimes called an IBM Punch-Card) a zero zone punch and a six numeric punch in a column signified the letter W. Thus the ubiquitous acronym "www" could be the Number of the Beast. Also, the number 6 in Roman numerals is represented as VI. 666 = VIVIVI, and it has been suggested that visions from the past mistook WWW for it. The punch card (or Hollerith card) is a recording medium for holding information for use by automated data processing machines. ...


A known one-liner refers to the editor vi: VIVIVI, the Editor of the Beast. An editor is a software tool. ... The correct title of this article is vi. ...


As of January 14, 2005, the IP address of the Python programming language web site, www.python.org, is 194.109.137.226. If you add up the 4 octets, you get 666. [7] January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Python is an interpreted programming language created by Guido van Rossum in 1990. ...


The internet access provider firm Demon Internet http://www.demon.net/ has many telephone numbers (voice, and computer dialup) that contain 666, and sometimes sequences of three copies of other digits. Demon Internet is a British Internet Service Provider. ...


Another speculation is that computer=666. If we encode the English alphabet where every letter is a multiple of 6: a=6, b=12, c=18, ..., z=156 then we have "computer" = 666 = (3*6)+(15*6)+(13*6)+(16*6)+(21*6)+(20*6)+(5*6)+(18*6). Since "beasts" such as oxen, horses and donkeys were used as machines in ancient times, one can infer “beast” in modern times meaning "machine" or "computer". Since computers were developed by English speaking people it is plausible that the numerical decoding should be via English, such that one interprets “leading the development” as “riding the head of the beast”.


TCP/IP port 666 is officially registered to ID Software, the publishers of the Doom series of games, for multiplayer game communication across a network; this is obviously a gimmick. Port 616 is officially registered to SCO System Administration Server, much to the amusement of SCO's critics. Doom (or DOOM) is a 1993 computer game by id Software that is among the landmark titles in the first-person shooter genre. ... The SCO Group, Inc. ... The SCO Group (SCO) is involved in a dispute with various Linux vendors and users. ...


999 is the U.K emergencies number. In the early years of the Millennium there was a major problem with mobile phones accidentally dialing this number because their owners didn't lock the keypad when carrying them in their bags or pockets.


See also

Aleister Crowley Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley (12 October 1875 - 1 December 1947) was an occultist, mystic, sexual revolutionary, and drug user (especially heroin). ... In Christian eschatology, the Antichrist has come to mean a person, image of a person, or other entity that is the embodiment of evil and utterly opposed to truth, while convincingly disguised as wholly good and a bringer of truth. ... Bible codes, also known as Torah codes, are words, phrases and clusters of words and phrases that some people believe are meaningful and exist intentionally in coded form in the text of the Bible. ... The Number of the Beast may refer to: the number 666, a biblical allusion to the Book of Revelation The Number of the Beast, a novel by Robert Heinlein The Number of the Beast, an album and song by Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast is the name of... Numerology is the study of the purported mystical or esoteric relationship between numbers and the character or action of physical objects and living things. ... 2012: Appointment With Marduk is Turkish writer/researcher Burak Eldems best-selling book (Istanbul, 2003) on hypothetical Planet X and Mayan End Date 2012. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... An EPC RFID tag used for Wal-Mart An RFID tag used for electronic toll collection Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) is an automatic identification method, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders. ... Dispensationalism is a conceptual overview and interpretive framework for understanding the overall flow of the Bible. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Futurism is an interpretation of the Bible in Christian eschatology placing the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Book of Revelation and the Book of Daniel in the future as literal, physical, apocalyptic and global rather in the past as literal, physical and localised (ie in Judea or Europe) or... Book 1 in the Left Behind Series Left Behind is a series of novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, dealing with Christian dispensationalist End Times: pretribulation, premillennial, Christian eschatology. ... Christian Right is a term collectively referring to a spectrum of conservative Christian political and social movements and organizations characterized by their strong support of social values they deem traditional in the United States and other western countries. ... Timothy F. LaHaye (b. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

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Number of the Beast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4728 words)
Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred three score and six.
In Robert A. Heinlein's book, Number of the Beast, "666" is actually six to the sixth to the sixth power, which in the novel is the number of possible dimensions/universes that may be reached in one step using the main inventor's device.
The numbers 2 and 5 have special significance to the Illuminati, a group that is pivotal to the novel's plot.
Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Number of the Beast (numerology) (2607 words)
The Number of the Beast is mentioned in the Book of Revelation of the Christian Bible and has long been accepted to be 666, although in early 2005 scholars looking at a very early version of the book suggest the earliest Number of the Beast was 616.
The fragment suggested that the earliest Number of the Beast was 616.
666 is not the number of the beast (it's a devilish 616)"
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