posted on Oct, 17 2006 @ 08:28 PM
Originally posted by HarpStrings
I'm not sure this can be accurate being that the number of the beast was written of during a time when the Engish language was not used. In other
words the "6th" letter in the Greek and Hebrew alphabet is z if I'm not mistaken.
you are not mistaken.
but, prophets are prophets because they are prophecizing. prophets are talking about the future, not always the present. and they do so as best as
they can, with the limitations of their language.
it is a difficult task to talk or write about a thing when that thing will not have a name for thousands of years.
sometimes the prophets' languages were a hinderance to them, because the words did not exist.
let's look at the first loves again, remembering the first commandment, and that perhaps god wanted us to love him before we loved anything else.
i submit that are first loves are:
-- (didn't every messenger of god, every angel say: "be not afraid"?)
-- Why do holy men fast (go without food for a time)?
-- Why do many holy men not have children?
-- Why do holy men preach to love everyone equally, and not be decieved?
-- Why do many holy men choose to be celebet (sp?) /go without sex?
-- Why do many holy men & women take an oath of poverty?
perhaps the holy men and women of their respective faiths already know or suspect the same thing i have presented here for you.
perhaps they know that 666 is a reference to the loves that humanity place before their love of god.