Robot Monkey Posted May 3, 2005 Report Share Posted May 3, 2005 This brief article says that new evidence is that 616, not 666, might be the Number of the Beast. The new fragment from the Book of Revelation, written in ancient Greek and dating from the late third century, is part of a hoard of previously unintelligible manuscripts discovered in historic dumps outside Oxyrhynchus in Egypt. Now a team of expert classicists, using new photographic techniques, are finally deciphering the original writing. A professor the article quotes goes on to say the number 616 refers to the Emperor Caligula. And this quote made me chuckle: [Christian fundamentalists] and satanists responded coolly to the new "Revelation". 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." -j Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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