I AM Jala*AN.  "I AM Jala*AN." (jlwn111) wrote @ 2006-10-01 05:30:00

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666 - The Number's Pre-Rev. 13:18 Roots

This comes from the "Finally Making This Official" files. It's about time, right?! Here goes:

Most people remain unaware that the first 2 references to 666 are actually in the Old Testament of the Christian's Holy Bible.

From 1 Kings:

14. Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was 666 talents of gold, 15 besides that which came from the explorers and from the business of the merchants, and from all the kings of the west and from the governors of the land.

From 2 Chronicles:

13. Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was 666 talents of gold, 14 besides that which the explorers and merchants brought. And all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the land brought gold and silver to Solomon.

So it seems quite likely that the number "666" was a very well-known number in ancient times. It was King Solomon's salary and it's highly likely that it wasn't some kind of state secret. It's quite likely that it was well-known by the general public and that the number didn't just come out of thin air. And in fact, if you study what's written about King Solomon and compare that to what Rev. 13 says, it's quite clear that they are talking about someone with same type of power and wealth.

Rev. 13:18 --- "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."

"The number of a man" - the man was King Solomon. 666 was his salary. 666 talents of gold. Simple as that. Period.

Hope this helps!

Jim Jala*AN
Sedona [VOC], AZ, USA