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Mark of the Beast” redirects here. The number of the beast is 666 by William Blake. Book of Revelation, of the New Testament, number...

Mark of the Beast” redirects here. The number of the beast is 666 by William Blake. Book of Revelation, of the New Testament, number of the day pdf is associated with the Beast of Revelation in chapter 13.


In most manuscripts of the New Testament and in English translations of the Bible, the number of the beast is 666. Greek text, such as the Novum Testamentum Graece, note 616 as a variant. The actual number is only mentioned once, in verse 18. Possible translations include not only “to count”, “to reckon” but also “to vote” or “to decide”.

In the Textus Receptus, derived from Byzantine text-type manuscripts, the number 666 is represented by the final 3 letters χξϛ. 17καὶ ἵνα μή τις δύνηται ἀγοράσαι ἢ πωλῆσαι εἰ μὴ ὁ ἔχων τὸ χάραγμα, τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ θηρίου ἢ τὸν ἀριθμὸν τοῦ ὀνόματος αὐτοῦ. The last letter of the Greek alphabet is not the equivalent of the English letter “Z”, but “Omega”. 17καὶ ἵνα μή τις δύνηται ἀγοράσαι ἢ πωλῆσαι εἰ μὴ ὁ ἔχων τὸ χάραγμα, τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ θηρίου ἢ τὸν ἀριθμὸν τοῦ ὀνόματος αὐτοῦ.

Revelation in the 66th vol. Has the number of the beast as χιϛ, 616.

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