Originally posted by hootieowl
regarding the numbers, since Revelation was written in Greek - should not that be our basis to work this conversion. If it matches in Hebrew or other fine but I think Greek, or possibly the name of this man as he spells it today.
I think this is a very important point, and one which people need to be considering.
antichristos against Christ greek word ANTI can mean substitute
I think ANTI meaning "in place of" is much more relevant than the sense "against", because it goes back to the comments of Jesus in Matthew ch24- "many will come saying [falsely] that they are Christ.