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Trivia? Why 666?

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From: Anonymous-Remailer@See.Comment.Header (w389sdhi346y923)
Subject: Re: Trivia?  Why 666?
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 19:11:35 GMT

On Fri, 25 Feb 2000, "Clark Kent"  wrote:
>wrong... any other answers?
>Hiarea wrote in message <01bf7f9d$83144540$b5c05f18@patricia>...
>>It is "the number of man".
>>Clark Kent  wrote in article
>>> Ahh.... a question for all u apocalyptic warlords out there... why does
>>> represent Satan and evil... why has that number been chosen...
The wisdom is the Holy One of Israel:

 "And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart,
  and with all thy soul, and with all thy might."[Deu 6:5 AV]
 "Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the
  children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour
  as thyself: I am the LORD."[Lev 19:18 AV 1769]

 "Teacher, which sort of commandment great in the law? The(one)
  but said to him You shall love Lord the God of you in whole
  heart of you and in whole the soul of you and in whole the
  mind of you; this is the great and first commandment. Second
  (one) similar this You shall love the neighbor of you as
  *yourself*. On these the two commandments whole the law
  hangs and the prophets."[Mat 22:36-40 WH-ITGS 1969]

The fallen man is forgetful, indulgent in his vanities:

 "Be you keeping in mind therefore from where you have
  fallen, and repent and the first works do; if but not,
  I am coming to you, and I shall move the lampstand of
  you out of the place of it if ever not you should
  repent."[Rev 2:5 WH-ITGS]

 "And Jehovah God formeth the man--dust from the ground,
  and breatheth into his nostrils breath of life, and the
  man becometh a living creature. And Jehovah God planteth
  a garden in Eden, at the east, and He setteth there the
  man whom He hath formed; and Jehovah God causeth to sprout
  from the ground every tree desirable for appearance, and
  good for food, and the tree of life in the midst of the
  garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil... And
  Jehovah God taketh the man, and causeth him to rest in the
  garden of Eden, to serve it, and to keep it. And Jehovah
  God layeth a charge on the man, saying, `Of every tree
  of the garden eating thou dost eat; and of the tree of
  knowledge of good and evil, thou dost not eat of it, for
  in the day of thine eating of it--dying thou dost die.'"
  [Gen 2:7-9,15-17 YLT 1889]

 "And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which
  are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD;
  though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear
  his iniquity."[Lev 5:17 AV 1769]

Not to imply that "cryptic anagrams", "bible codes", "kabbalah" &
the like are baseless, rather, that the proto-semitic alphabet is
its basis, the astrolog of the Magoi the true psychological model,
thus the Hebrew is properly based and the stars properly observed.
But of the acclaimed critical texttypes, here're my two favorites,
excerpted hereinbelow in greater context for the textual consensus;
NOT looking for codes (protosemitic==>Phoen/Sumer-Akkadian/Chaldee
==>Hebrew==>Attic==>koine', etc), but for that articulated MEANING
in indisputable synchronicity with the Torah, and above all, with
The Source: the creative energies established in YHWH's eternity:

"15  kai <2532> {CONJ} edoyh <1325> (5681) {V-API-3S} autw <846> {P-DSN}
 pneuma <4151>  {N-NSN} dounai <1325> (5629) {V-2AAN} th <3588> {T-DSF}
 eikoni <1500> {N-DSF} tou <3588> {T-GSN}  yhriou <2342> {N-GSN} ina
 <2443> {CONJ} kai <2532> {CONJ} lalhsh <2980> (5661) {V-AAS-3S}  h <3588>
 {T-NSF} eikwn <1504> {N-NSF} tou <3588> {T-GSN} yhriou <2342> {N-GSN}
 kai <2532> {CONJ} poihsh <4160> (5661) {V-AAS-3S} osoi <3754> {K-NPM}
 ean <1437> {COND} mh  <3361> {PRT -N} proskunhswsin <4352> (5661)
 {V-AAS-3P} th <3588> {T-DSF} eikoni <1500> {N-DSF} tou <3588> {T-GSN}
 yhriou <2342> {N-GSN} apoktanywsin <615> (5686) {V-APS-3P} 16  kai <2532>
 {CONJ} poiei <4160> (5719) {V-PAI-3S} pantav <3956> {A-APM} touv <3588>
 {T-APM} mikrouv <3398> {A-APM} kai <2532> {CONJ} touv <3588> {T-APM}
 megalouv <3173> {A-APM}  kai <2532> {CONJ} touv <3588> {T-APM} plousiouv
 <4145> {A-APM} kai <2532> {CONJ}  touv <3588> {T-APM} ptwcouv <4434>
 {A-APM} kai <2532> {CONJ} touv <3588> {T-APM} eleuyerouv <1658> {A-APM}
 kai <2532> {CONJ} touv <3588> {T-APM} doulouv <1401> {N-APM} ina <2443>
 {CONJ} dwsin <1325> (5632) {V-2AAS-3P} autoiv <846> {P-DPM} caragmata
 <5480> {N-APN} epi <1909> {PREP} thv <3588> {T-GSF} ceirov <5495>
 {N-GSF} autwn <846> {P-GPM} thv <3588> {T-GSF}  dexiav <1188> {A-GSF} h
 <2228> {PRT} epi <1909> {PREP} twn <3588> {T-GPN} metwpwn <3359> {N-GPN}
 autwn <846> {P-GPM} 17  kai <2532> {CONJ} ina <2443> {CONJ} mh <3361>
 {PRT -N} tiv <5100> {X-NSM}  dunatai <1410> (5736) {V-PNI-3S} agorasai
 <59> (5658) {V-AAN} h <2228> {PRT} pwlhsai <4453> (5658)  {V-AAN} ei
 <1487> {COND} mh <3361> {PRT -N} o <3588> {T-NSM} ecwn <2192> (5723)
 {V-PAP-NSM}  to <3588> {T-ASN} caragma <5480> {N-ASN} to <3588> {T-ASN}
 onoma <3686> {N-ASN} tou <3588> {T-GSN} yhriou <2342> {N-GSN} h <2228>
 {PRT} ton <3588> {T-ASM} ariymon <706> {N-ASM} tou <3588> {T-GSN}
 onomatov <3686> {N-GSN} autou <846> {P-GSM} 18  wde <5602> {ADV} h
 <3588> {T-NSF} sofia <4678> {N-NSF} estin <2076> (5748) {V-PXI-3S}
 o <3588> {T-NSM} ecwn <2192> (5723) {V-PAP-NSM} noun <3563> {N-ASM}
 qhfisatw <5585> (5657)  {V-AAM-3S} ton <3588> {T-ASM} ariymon <706>
 {N-ASM} tou <3588> {T-GSN} yhriou <2342> {N-GSN}  ariymov <706> {N-NSM}
 gar <1063> {CONJ} anyrwpou <444> {N-GSM} estin <2076> (5748) {V-PXI-3S}
 kai <2532> {CONJ} o <3588> {T-NSM} ariymov <706> {N-NSM} autou <846>
 {P-GSN}  estin <2076> (5748) {V-PXI-3S} cxv <5516> {N-NUI-ABB}"
 --apokaluqiv iwannhv 13:15-18 Byzantine/majority textform 1991

"15  kai <2532> {CONJ} edoyh <1325> (5681) {V-API-3S} auth <846> {P-DSF}
 dounai <1325> (5629) {V-2AAN} pneuma <4151> {N-NSN} th <3588> {T-DSF}
 eikoni <1500> {N-DSF} tou <3588> {T-GSN}  yhriou <2342> {N-GSN} ina
 <2443> {CONJ} kai <2532> {CONJ} lalhsh <2980> (5661) {V-AAS-3S}  h
 <3588> {T-NSF} eikwn <1504> {N-NSF} tou <3588> {T-GSN} yhriou <2342>
 {N-GSN}  kai <2532> {CONJ} poihsh <4160> (5661) {V-AAS-3S} ina <2443>
 {CONJ} osoi <3754> {K-NPM}  ean <1437> {COND} mh <3361> {PRT -N}
 proskunhswsin <4352> (5661) {V-AAS-3P} th <3588> {T-DSF}  eikoni
 <1500> {N-DSF} tou <3588> {T-GSN} yhriou <2342> {N-GSN} apoktanywsin
 <615> (5686) {V-APS-3P} 16  kai <2532> {CONJ} poiei <4160> (5719)
 {V-PAI-3S} pantav <3956>{A-APM} touv <3588>  {T-APM} mikrouv <3398>
 {A-APM} kai <2532> {CONJ} touv <3588> {T-APM} megalouv <3173> {A-APM}
 kai <2532> {CONJ} touv <3588> {T-APM} plousiouv <4145> {A-APM} kai
 <2532> {CONJ}  touv <3588> {T-APM} ptwcouv <4434> {A-APM} kai <2532>
 {CONJ} touv <3588> {T-APM} eleuyerouv <1658> {A-APM} kai <2532> {CONJ}
 touv <3588> {T-APM} doulouv <1401> {N-APM} ina <2443> {CONJ} dwsin
 <1325> (5632) {V-2AAS-3P} autoiv <846> {P-DPM} caragma <5480> {N-ASN}
 epi <1909> {PREP} thv <3588> {T-GSF} ceirov <5495> {N-GSF} autwn <846>
 {P-GPM} thv <3588> {T-GSF}  dexiav <1188> {A-GSF} h <2228> {PRT} epi
 <1909> {PREP} to <3588> {T-ASN} metwpon <3359> {N-ASN} autwn <846>
 {P-GPM} 17  kai <2532> {CONJ} ina <2443> {CONJ} mh <3361> {PRT -N} tiv
 <5100> {X-NSM}  dunhtai <1410> (5741) {V-PNS-3S} agorasai <59> (5658)
 {V-AAN} h <2228> {PRT} pwlhsai <4453> (5658) {V-AAN} ei <1487> {COND}
 mh <3361> {PRT -N} o <3588> {T-NSM} ecwn <2192> (5723) {V-PAP-NSM} 
 to <3588> {T-ASN} caragma <5480> {N-ASN} to <3588> {T-ASN} onoma
 <3686> {N-ASN}  tou <3588> {T-GSN} yhriou <2342> {N-GSN} h <2228>
 {PRT} ton <3588> {T-ASM} ariymon  <706> {N-ASM} tou <3588> {T-GSN}
 onomatov <3686> {N-GSN} autou <846> {P-GSM} 18  wde <5602> {ADV} h
 <3588> {T-NSF} sofia <4678> {N-NSF} estin <2076> (5748) {V-PXI-3S}
 o <3588> {T-NSM} ecwn <2192> (5723) {V-PAP-NSM} noun <3563> {N-ASM}
 qhfisatw <5585> (5657)  {V-AAM-3S} ton <3588> {T-ASM} ariymon <706>
 {N-ASM} tou <3588> {T-GSN} yhriou <2342> {N-GSN}  ariymov <706>{N-NSM}
 gar <1063> {CONJ} anyrwpou <444> {N-GSM} estin <2076> (5748){V-PXI-3S}
 kai <2532> {CONJ} o <3588> {T-NSM} ariymov <706> {N-NSM} autou <846>
 {P-GSN} exakosioi <1812> {N-NPM} exhkonta <1835> {N-NUI} ex <1803>
 {PREP}"--apokaluqiv iwannhv 13:15-18 Westcott-Hort(Alexandrian) 1881

Here is indisputably the most literal interlinear translation of the
Westcott-Hort combined Alexandrian Codex Vaticanus/Codex Sinaiticus:

 "And it was given to her to give spirit to the image of the
  wild beast, in order that also should speak the image of the
  wild beast and it might make in order that as many as if ever
  not might give worship to the image of the wild beast they
  should be killed. And it is making all(ones), the small(ones)
  and the great(ones), and the rich(ones) and the poor(ones),
  and the free(ones) and the slaves, in order that they should
  give to them engraving upon the hand of them the right or
  upon the forehead of them, and in order that not anyone may
  be able to buy or sell if not the(one) having the engraving,
  the name of the wild beast or the number of the name of it.
  Here the wisdom is; the(one) having mind let him calculate
  the number of the wild beast, number for of man it is; and
  the number of it **six hundred sixty-six**."--Rev 13:15-18
  WH-ITGS [emphasis added, see also 14:9,11;15:2;16:2;19:20;20:4]

he' koine' dialektos (i.e. majority consensus):
   EpsilonXiEtaKappaOmikronNyTauAlpha- EpsilonXi.
   exekonta- ex
   six hundred
   sixty- six
King's English:
   six hundred
   threescore and six

Etymological footnote: The noun 'score' derives from ME scor,
which is cognate to Old Norse skor; 1) a notch scratched into
a hard surface for keeping tally but especially as a mark for
reckoning indebtedness(though he wist it not yet he is guilty).

   "No one is able to two lords to be slaving; either for
    the one he will hate and the different he will love, or
    of (the)one he will take hold and the different(one) he
    will despise; not *you* are able to God to be slaving
    and to mammon."--Mat 6:24 WH-ITGS

Now look at this verse 1Ki 10:14, translated from the Hebrew
consonantal text according to Leningrad MS.B19A[BHK 1937 and
BHS 1967/77], comprising the Hebrew (some Aramic) TaNaKh(cf.
Ben Asher c. cen. 9-10 AD and Ben Chayyim c. cen. 13-14 AD):

"bhz rkk ssw Myss twam ss txa hnsb hmlsl ab-rsa bhzh lqsm yhyw"
('ssw Myss twam ss', literally "six hundred three-score and six")

Thus is properly translated:

 "Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year
  was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold"
  --1Ki 10:14 AV 1769

 "These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he
  that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man
  shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth"[ref. Rev 3:7]

Jesus holds the key to the temple treasury. Jesus opens the
the holy of holies made without hands to as many as ask in
His Name not in vain. We are One in the Spirit through YHSH,
the Lamb of God, the Lion of the tribe of Judah. But as many
as deny that Jesus is the Christ, they are without the gates,
denied access to the innermost sanctuary, marked as Cain was
marked, by their vanities, in rebellion against the Holy One
of Israel. You are bought with a price, not in gold, but in
blood! The book of the life opened, the Lord's Day is near.

Happy earthchanges,
Daniel J Min-

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