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#’s in Scripture
Having to do with numbers from the Bible. Historical, metaphorical, prophetical, and more …
[The fourth beast] had large iron teeth; it crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. It was different from all the former beasts, and it had ten horns.
[…] I wanted to know the true meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others and most terrifying, with its iron teeth and bronze claws — the beast that crushed and devoured its victims and trampled underfoot whatever was left. I also wanted to know about the ten horns on its head […]
The ten horns are ten kings who will come from this kingdom.
It just so happens that today we’re at our 666th posting, or at least our 666th “node.” (Look up in the address bar of your web browser.) So in “honor” of that I figured I wou
- Read a little about the United States Constitution.
- Learn where the number 666 is written about in the Bible, in the book of Revelation.
- Read some of the symbolic meanings of the numbers 6 & 7.
- Learn how Jesus was, and is, a whole lot nicer than the beings written about in Revelation that force their wills on others.
- Finally a joke using UNIX permissions which has a convenient coincidence.
Here is some from the introduction...
The number 666 has long been considered a bad omen, a bad sign, an evil number, standing for an evil force. A number that somehow indicates evil. Many theories have been put forth as to why. I have discovered another possible explanation, or two.
Adding interest to this theory are some symbolic meanings attached to various numbers, in particular 6 and 7. The number 6 is believed to be the number of “man.” The number 7 is believed to be the number of “perfection” and “completion.”
Read Revelation chapter 13 and one thing is clear. The beast is all about forcing its will on others. Please note, this is the opposite of our savior, Jesus, Yeshua, the Christ, the Messiah, Wonderful, Counselor. He asks us nicely. He said whoever comes to him, he will not drive away. How many people did Jesus push his will on? None! How many people did Jesus kill? None! Others begged him to do things for them.