Is the number 666 really mentioned in the Bible?
666 is directly mentioned twice in the Bible. The most well-known instance is in Revelation 13:18 as the number of the beast -or Antichrist. The other famous mention is Solomon’s annual salary of 666 talents of gold in the book of 1 Kings 10:14-15.
What does the number 666 stands for in the Bible?
Revelation 13:18 18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.
What does the Bible say about 666 the mark of the Beast?
Revelation 13:15-18 15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast , for it is the number of a man. That number is 666. Revelation 13:2 2 The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. Revelation 14:11 11 And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.”
Where does 666 come from in the Bible?
666 derives from the Book of Revelation , the last book in the Bible. The book was written toward the end of the first century during the persecution of the Christians by Domitian the emperor of Rome . These were “hard times” for the followers of Christ, and so the author wrote an “underground” book to give them hope, and stir their courage.