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100. 666



This is the number of the beast. It is the "number of a man" (i.e. men in general):

Revelation 13:18 - "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."


In the original Greek, "666" is actually three letters: 666


Just as a matter of interest, the number appears twice more in Scripture:

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

and

Ezra 2:13 - "The children of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and six."

Interestingly, the parallel passage to this in Nehemiah has the number as 667:

Nehemiah 7:18 - "The children of Adonikam, six hundred threescore and seven."