666 or 616?

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    666 wrong number of prophetic beast?
    (I know....WND, but the author seems to know his history)
    For centuries, people have been intrigued by the number 666, the “number of the beast” from the Book of Revelation in the New Testament.
    Not only is it mentioned in the Bible, it has been associated with the Satanism, universal price codes and the game of roulette, as the numbers on the wheel add up to 666.

    Now, the legendary number is getting a fresh look, as researchers are re-examining evidence the number may actually be 616.

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    In the second century, Irenaeus commented, "Some have erred following the ordinary mode of speech, and have devalued the middle number in the name, deducting the amount of fifty from it, so that instead of six decads they will have it that there is but one." It appears that the consensus of the early Church is that 616 is an error. Your link says an early fragment with 616 was found in an ancient dump. Maybe it was in the dump because it was thrown away because it was a flawed copy. It's all history, so it's not a big deal which one it is.
     
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    Are you saying that the prophecy has already been fulfilled?
     
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    I don't want to scare anyone but six times n the last six weeks I have ordered six hamburgers and every time it has cost me $6.66.
     
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    666 is the number for Julias Ceasar

    I could be wrong, but I'm fairly certain.
     
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    The article says 616 was Nero

    *shrug*
     
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    Obviously, it has.
     
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    666 is Nero, not 616.
     
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    I didn't go back and re-read.

    TT had said J. Caesar was 666. I thought the piece mentioned both.

    That's why I read what the experts have to say and not trust my own guesses
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    I remember the movie and Caligula was a special kind of deviant.

    Was everyone under Caligula's reign required to carry his mark in order to trade?
     
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    How about 686, as in S&W M686?
     

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