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10 Things You Need to Know about the Number 666
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You said in today's post that you will post your answer to "what does 666 mean" when somebody asks you. May I please be considered a "somebody" so that you will do so?
I, too, believe in "types and shadows" and do believe that the Bible is to be read both historically and predictively. We are certainly living in some very frightening, scary times, aren't we? The antichrist knows his days are numbered . . . and so do we. So, what is the real meaning of 666? May you be greatly blessed. Mary Kay
Dear Mary Kay,
Here is your answer to what 666 means according to the book of Revelation:
1. 666 literally means a name.
4. In ancient Greek, Hebrew and Latin letters represented numerals according to their order in the alphabet.
Nero's evil acts don't stop there.
10. 616 also has significance.