reply to post by BoehringerIngelheim
The most infamous number in the Christian world is six hundred sixty-six (666).
Revelations 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it the number of a man; and his number is Six
hundred threescore is and six. (KJV)
Now, Christians have many speculations on what this exactly means; most commonly, the number 666 is a token (or mark) for the Antichrist. What if the
answer to this could be found in the Hebrew Scriptures?
The number six hundred sixty-six appears three times in the Hebrew Scriptures: once in Kings, once in Chronicles, and once in Ezra.
1 Kings 10:14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold. (KJV)
This verse is neither attributed directly to a person nor does it seem to relate to the verse from Revelations.
2 Chronicles 9:13 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold; (KJV)
This verse doesn’t seem to relate either.
Ezra 2:13 The children of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and six. (KJV)
This, on the other hand, is quite interesting.
It has been exhaustively proven that the Christian Bible is a collection of dishonest documents. Did they know they were lying?
Philippians 1:18 What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will
Of course they did. Was the intent of the authors to portray the Jews are evil?
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the
truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (KJV)
Most certainly. Many additional examples are noted in The Anti-Jewish New Testament.
Is it beyond the realm of reason to assume that the authors of the New Testament might want to "stick it to the Jews" in a code that only the Jews
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first,
and also to the Greek. (KJV)
Why is this verse from Ezra so important, and what is its connection to Revelations 13:18? The beast is a man, and his number is 666. In Scripture,
Adonikam is the only man having a family of 666.
In Hebrew, "Adonikam" means "my lord has risen." Adonikam came from Babylon to the land of Israel. When this is coupled with the fact that the
land is encouraged to worship the beast, it becomes likely that the beast is regarded by its followers as another god or lord which has been
If Christianity wants to find a connection from the New Testament to any verse in the Hebrew Scriptures, Ezra 2:13 certainly does sound like a prime
candidate. Perhaps we've even stumbled upon a verse that actually could refer to Jesus.
The implication here is that the author of Revelations knew exactly what kind of falsehood Jesus was perpetrating. The Jews, in their state of exile
at the time, could have done nothing to stop this; the author was kicking the Jews while they were down, so to speak.
We understand what the passage really means. The rest will have to wait until Elijah comes to find out for sure....