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616...the mark of the beast?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by mikewho, May 3, 2005.


  1. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Boy, That sure screws up things for a lot of metal bands dosen't it! :D
     
  2. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Ha!

    [Bruce Dickinson ON]
    "6....16...the number of the beeeeaaasst...."
    [Bruce Dickinson OFF]


    Nope, doesn't work.
     
  3. 667, the neighbor of the beast.
     
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    In a related story, fundamentalist christians move away from the Grand Rapids, Michigan area to locations with less satanic area codes. :D
     
  5. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Just wait, you laugh now but I'd bet there are some people packing up as we type. :p
     
  6. Actually 668 is the neighbour of the beast. 667 lives across the street. My friend was in a Maiden cover band called 668 the neighbour of the beast.
     
  7. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    and what is 665 then? the red headed step child of the beast?
     
  8. MAX PAYNE 2! W00T! :bassist:
     
  9. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    Well, suddenly, my birthday being June 16th doesn't feel so right....
     
  10. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    HA-HA!

    your evil ;)
     
  11. What a relief, my birthday's June 66th....

    ;)
     
  12. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    How cool is this guy:

    Peter Gilmore, High Priest of the Church of Satan, based in New York, said: "By using 666 we're using something that the Christians fear. Mind you, if they do switch to 616 being the number of the beast then we'll start using that."
     
  13. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Scotland
    First documented by Iraneus in 180AD, so not really news.

    The article has it wrong, 616 and 666 refer to Nero, not Caligula.

    Hebrew numerals are, like Roman numerals, denoted by letters. A Hebrew transliteration of the greek "Cesar Neron" (the original document was written in greek) has the letters/numbers:

    כסר נרונ

    Reading them right to left (as you do):

    kaph(100), samech(60), resh(200), nun(50), resh(200), waw(6) and nun(50).

    Add them up, you get 666.

    Use the Latin "Cesar Nero" you have one less nun and you get 616.

    Revelation was written towards the end of the first century AD during the christian persecutions of Domitian, who was popularly regarded as a second coming of Nero.

    Edit: I ought to point out that there are other, somewhat wackier interpretations of the number, including the pope, barcodes, Bill Gates, etc. etc.
     
  14. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    And I big sigh of relief is felt by Cheesewiz :D
     
  15. No, the neighbor of the guy who lives across the street from the guy who says he's the anti-Christ.

    Or the man who met the man who shook the hand of Andy Griffith.
     

  16. Gotta love it...... :D
    Another Married with Children fan.... :hyper:
     
  17. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan
    Actually, things are starting to make a lot more sense.... :eyebrow:
     
  18. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    Ehh..I ain't evil. Just a little off. :D
     
  19. Oh man, that movie thats going to be released on June 6th next year is going to feel wicked dumb.