posted on Jul, 11 2003 @ 10:12 PM
Many numbers in the bible have symbolic meaning.
Seven symbolises completeness and perfection. Hence the creation was compleated in seven days.
Twelve also, is another number that symbolises completeness, the 12 tribers of Israel.
Three often indicated completeness, the comos (heaven, Earth and the underworld) the trinity and the three main parts of the santuary.
Six, a number that falls short of seven, and thus not perfect.
The mark of the beast is a threefold number of six, symbolising compleate imperfection.
At the time Paul wrote Revelation, Nero was in power. Numerically he was beleived to be the antichrist.
The number twelve in Revelation seems to have particular importance, New Jerusalem had twelve gates, the walls had twelve foundations, the tree of
life yeilded twelve kinds of fruit. Half of twelve is six, hence incomplete.
Note the multiples of these numbers are also symbolic.
Note also the the latin symbols on the popes lapels have a numerical value of 666 (vicar of christ)
The numbers themselves mean stuff all IMHO, what they symbolise is more important. Many peoples name and company names will have a numerical value of
If you beleive this is the numerical value of the antichrist, you must also beleive that only 144,000 people will go the Heaven. Another symbolic
numer 12,000 people from each of the twelve tribes of Isreal.
Stuff all isn't it when you consider how many people have lived and died and are to live and die in the past and the future.