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Die Zahl Des Tieres, Die Zahl Eines Menschen

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In Apoc. xiii 17:18. is the number of the beast, the number of a man. The task is to investigate which person has been designated by 666 (or 616). Seven is the sacred number representing perfection. Although the animal have a great power, but not the omnipotence that God had reserved for himself. God created the world in six days. On the seventh day he rested from his works. The number 666 (three times the number 6 in a row) is the symbol of the wholeness of the world in its highest development, full cooperation and last effort. Most commentators agree that the number 666 (616) alludes to the legend of the returning from the dead emperor Nero. In the literal sense, the number of people (616) of the number of the beast (666) has been displaced. The original context of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: Apoc. xiii 17:18; beast; God; number 666

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