"This calls for wisdom: let anyone with understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. Its number is six hundred sixty-six." (Revelation 13:18) Thus the number of the Beast is the number of a man, not a system, not money, not a computer, not a title, not anything but the number of a male human being. Each letter in Hebrew (except vowels) or Greek has a numerical value.
The official name and signature of the
ex-president of the United States is:
William J. Clinton
Note: Click on "Num. Value" above either the Hebrew or Greek column to see the source for numerical value.
1. Although having the number of the Beast does not in itself mean Clinton is/will be the Beast-man or the last anti-Christ, the Beast will have the number six hundred sixty-six (666) when he comes, and will be a great liar. [Dan 8:25; "When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies." (John 8:44)] No leader has had a name that equals six hundred sixty-six (666) in both languages of the Bible, Hebrew and Greek. This may be "impossible," since both languages have different numerical-letter values, but Clinton has the number nevertheless. Will Clinton become the Beast-man of Revelation? If he joins himself to a ten-nation group, he will be on his way to fulfilling prophecy. Do not be fooled by others, English and most languages do not have numerical values for each letter, but Hebrew (except its vowels) and Greek do, and a few letters of Latin do.
"C" = "k" sound. In English, the sound of "c" is the sound of "k" before all consonants. (Webster's New World Dictionary)
"J" & "Y": The letter "J" in most proper names starting with "J" in English Bibles is transliterated from the Hebrew "Y". The English letter "J" in such names as "Jesus" or "Jehovah" or "Jerusalem" is transliterated to a Hebrew, "y" or vice versa;
No Vowels: Hebrew had no written vowel letters, and thus no numerical value for them.
Digamma or stigma: This old Greek letter had the sound of an English "w." (see the 1966 Unabridged Edition of the Random House Dictionary, 1966, under the letter "W" and under "digamma." See also A.T. Robertson in his A Grammar of the Greek New Testament, p. 209; The Exact Sciences in Antiquity, O. Neugebauer, p. 25 under "ad9") This Greek letter was dropped and is no longer used except in charts that represent the numerical values of Greek letters. See "beast links" below for more detail.
Closed Vowel: "A diphthong is a combination of two vowels in a single syllable. The second letter of a diphthong is always a close[d] vowel. The first letter is always an open vowel except in the case of yi [ypsilon, iota]." (New Testament Greek for Beginners, MacMillan-1945, by J. Gresham Machen) "The Greeks resisted the idea of one vowel following another ... When the verb starts with a vowel, instead of adding another vowel [to change its "tense"], that vowel becomes long." (Edward W. Goodrich, Hebrew and Greek)
Iota sometimes has the force of the consonants j (y). (A Grammar of the Greek New Testament In light of Historical Research, by A.T. Robertson, p.198.) English names beginning with "J" such as "Jesus" or "Jesse" or "Judah" are transliterated into an "I", the Greek letter iota.
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More about calculating the number and other attempts in history to find the one with the number.
See our original table as published on December 8, 1997.
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