In Revelation chapter 12 we read:
She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, and
the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days. [ESV]
The number 1260 is used twice in Revelation (source
), only introduced in the previous chapter 11
about the period when two prophets will keep the world on edge. 1260 written with Hebrew numerals is (read from right to left) א`רס (alef with a `
beside it means 1000, resh is 200 and samek is 60 source
) in Hebrew or simply ארס. In Hebrew this
number forms a word ארס /ares/ means 'poison' or 'venom' which is relevant in the story of the mother of the Messiah whose encounter with the
Water-Dragon and his venomous bite, symb. being lovestruck. Heb. לארס (lit. «of venom») means to be engaged for marriage (in Norwegian the word
for 'married' is 'gift', same word as for 'poison'/'venom'), which is also relevant, thinking of the story of Jesus' birth and how Mother Mary got
pregnant while engaged, not fully married.
Read as a Greek word, however, it makes even more sense to the Apocalypse narrative, ארס becomes Gr. Ἄρης /ares/ the ancient Greek word for
«Battle» and the name for the Greek God of War, Ares, the one called Mars in Rome. Mars was the god of the Caesars, and Caesar, the king of kings,
was the incarnation of Mars, God of War. Gr. Ares and Lat. Mars are basically the same word, added the element of water as Mare/Mari means Sea or
Ocean in Latin (and Mares in modern French). The Dragon was sacred to Ares, like Mars and the Sun which trad. aligns every 777 days (or rather 777
days + 3.5 days = during 780th day, since Mars' and Earth's orbits are at an angle).
In Greek mythology, the slaying of the Water-Dragon by Cadmus during the Founding of Thebes, results in Ares (Mars) giving Cadmus a penalty of 8 years
to serve as his butler. Cadmus was the brother of Europa (with her crown of twelve stars), whom Zeus abducted, leading to the slaying of a dragon, and
Europa, who is seen as «Godmother of Europe» later turns into the twelve stars of the Zodiac while Zeus himself turns into a white bull merging with
Taurus (astr. Sun in conjunction with Jupiter in Taurus, geo. place Thebes?), and Cadmus also served out the Greek or Hellenistic alphabet and a few
more things as a result from his endeavours, a founding hero of Hellenism. Cadmus was a hero like Heracles/Hercules. The Woman and the Dragon story of
Revelation looks like a variant of the story of Europa and Zeus and Cadmus in my opinion. The numbers of Revelation don't lie. They seem to speak
volumes though its being there is sort of serpentine venom.
Look into how these numbers used in the Book of Revelation speaks their own ciphered story when you follow the pattern, e.g. writing the numbers in
Hebrew numerals, and then transfer the letters into Greek and read them as Greek words. Looks to me these numbers are consistent and highly relevant
to the surrounding text. Again, this is hardly coincidence. I bet it's deliberate and is intended to serve as some kind of hidden manna
speak, good or evil, I don't know, but it's there in the Apocalypse and wherever these numbers show up their Greek/Hebrew namesakes speak a kind of
ciphered midrash language.
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