666 or 616
It is wrote, "Many are called, few are chosen." While many have bibles, few have read them. There are about a dozen or more mainstream translations in English, with some interesting differences in them.
The Number of the Beast is found at Revelations 13:18 in most bibles. It is most often 666. Yet in some bible's foot notes you may read; "Other ancient authorities read six hundred sixteen." Many people have heard of 666, but few know of 616.
There are probably more than 600 books and pamphlets about 666 and what it may represent, but very few about 616, if any. Several of the oldest bible manuscripts, and even the oldest one of all, read six hundred sixteen.
This part of Revelations is referring to prophecy's about the last days, or the so called end times, just before what is called Armageddon. The words in Revelations chapters 12, 13, and 14 are about the last times of planetary ruler ships as we have known them. It is about the establishment of a new government, a Kingdom type of ruler ship. There is also mention of what are called "signs" that this last ruler ship can do, like calling down fire out of heaven.
This research we share with you is about the number six hundred and sixteen. Most today think we are on the verge of a great change in the world. Many believers of religions think we are near, or even in, the last days or end times. The number six hundred sixteen should be able to be understood in simple terms with out all the mystery that many have shrouded the 666 idea with. Many have tried to tie this prophesy with names from the past, yet it is an end times prediction and would therefore have to be about a ruler ship of today. Just who, or what, is the ruler ship of today in our world? Who is the most powerful nation on the planet today? As we look about the world today what nations are capable of calling fire down out of heaven? Who did it first? What nation is able to dictate world policies about who can buy or sell? But, the real question is who does the number six hundred sixteen point to?
One of the most common numbering systems, and still in use today in many ways and places, has been around since before Revelations was wrote. We call them the Roman Numerals and we see them on clocks, watches, and movie productions, just to name a few. They are everywhere you look in today's modern world and have been with us for over two thousand years. Yet the dominance of Roman ideas also shows the Mark of what that number reveals, democracy, or what I often call demonocracy. The number of the beast, or world power, points straight to it's capitol. The number six hundred would be represented by two letters. Many know that C represents 100 and that it would come after the letter that represents 500 in Roman Numerals, which is D. With the whole six hundred sixteen looking like this, DCXVI. The address of the White House was 16 Pennsylvania Avenue but now is 1600.
There is no need for fancy deceptive number tricks, as this is simple and straight forward, yet why haven't you heard of this before? Such a simple concept.
Norval L. Cunningham