Revelations Chapter 13, verse 18.  

Trivium11 29M
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5/29/2006 4:57 pm

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Revelations Chapter 13, verse 18.

I learnt this line after reading it in a magazine and also in a song which I'll let you figure out.

"For him who hath understands reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number, its number is six hundred and sixty six"

So who knows the artist and song in which this verse was used?


Everyone thinks that the number of the beast is 666, it isn't, it's number is actually 616. The 666 part was an ancient misprint. This misprint proves that there are some mistakes in the bible

TheCliticals 36F/F

5/29/2006 5:35 pm

Not according to the stigmata on the nape of my neck

wistfuljester 65M

5/29/2006 5:49 pm

I presume you're basing you're statement about 616 on the findings Professor David Parker, after examining a fragment of a manuscript copy of "Revelation" thought to have been written in the third century.

However, Irenaeus in the second century, a century before the manuscript Parker relies on, already knew of the 616 variation and discounted it as an error:

"Such, then, being the state of the case, and this number being found in all the most approved and ancient copies [of the Apocalypse], and those men who saw John face to face bearing their testimony [to it]; while reason also leads us to conclude that the number of the name of the beast, [if reckoned] according to the Greek mode of calculation by the [value of] the letters contained in it, will amount to six hundred and sixty and six; that is, the number of tens shall be equal to that of the hundreds, and the number of hundreds equal to that of the units (for that number which [expresses] the digit six being adhered to throughout, indicates the recapitulations of that apostasy, taken in its full extent, which occurred at the beginning, during the intermediate periods, and which shall take place at the end), - I do not know how it is that some have erred following the ordinary mode of speech, and have vitiated 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. " - Adv. haer. 5.30

Trivium11 29M

5/30/2006 4:22 pm

But when it comes to mistakes in the Bible, it's FULL of them!

Half the bible is probably wrong, some guy thought to himself "I'm soooo fuckin bored, I'll write a book that'll live for milleniums/milennia"

Nobody has answered the song and artist question yet, go on, take a guess. Some may not know who it is though.

Maybe it is 666 or maybe it's 616, we'll just have to raise Anton Lavey, founder of Church of Satan and author of "The Satanic Bible"

Trivium11 29M

5/31/2006 3:03 pm

Sorry, wrong answer

Yeah, it is a shame Anton isn't here, I would love to meet him although I'm not a satanist I'm just very interested in it.

The bit about the sun travelling round the Earth was a kinda tricky question as before nobody got into space, who knew what the hell was happening?!?!

So you've personally see Anton Lavey's house? Were there a bunch of inverted crosses on the walls etc?

Marilyn Manson is cool though (And weird kinda) He's a member of Church of Satan but he's getting married in a church. He does god music and some good covers also

Trivium11 29M

6/9/2006 4:14 pm

Shame his house was gone. It's probably iconic and symbolic.

The answer to the song is Iron Maidens Number of the Beast. Listen to the start of it and you'll hear that quoted

Trivium11 29M

6/9/2006 4:15 pm

    Quoting TheCliticals:
    Not according to the stigmata on the nape of my neck
are you on about having a nice tattoo? 666 on the back of your neck?

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