Everybody knows about that infamous number six hundred and sixty six, which has been cryptically referred to as the “number of the beast” in the New Testament of the Bible, more recently known as the number of the Antichrist and popularized by a litany of songs, movies, even organizations of people.
It was recently reported that an independent researcher on YouTube discovered, or relayed what the true meaning of that number 666 in the Bible may have actually been. It was said that the number was probably used as a sort of code to represent Nero Caesar, the ruler of the Roman Empire at the time who was known to be particularly evil.
According to this research, the letters of the “666” in the original text if you take a look, are written in Hebrew, standing out from the rest of the text. And guess what happens if one translates the Hebrew spelling of “666?” It spells out Neron Kesar, the Hebrew spelling of Nero Caesar.
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The original text was written in ancient Greek, and in it, most numbers are written as letters as they are in Hebrew, and Hebrew is the other primary language of the Biblical texts of course.
The first letters of the Greek alphabet represent small numbers, we know them to be alpha, beta, gamma, for 1, 2 and 3. Now when the numbers reach digits as high as 100, 1,000, or 100,000, the numbers are represented by their own unique combination of letters.
The 666 passage of the New Testament is found in Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation, and it reads: “Let the one with understanding reckon the meaning of the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666.”
The below explains that there’s a more detailed meaning of the word “reckon” as it was used back then, it comes from the Greek word for “solve or calculate.” So it’s almost like the Biblical passage said people need to solve the number, like it’s a code.
Even the alternative spelling of the number of the beast, 616, translates to Nero Cesar. “It adds to the kind of complexity of it kind of being a riddle, a secret,” said the researcher named Pete in the video above.
“No one wants to write a book under imperial persecutions saying, ‘The root of all evil is Nero Caesar.’ You’re not going to spell that out.”
This was actually pointed out a couple years ago in 2016, but here’s something researchers may not even realize: the Romans worshiped Saturn among the other Olympic gods, in particular.
It wasn’t until after the reign of Nero Caesar that the Romans declared the 7th day of the week “Saturday,” for “Saturn Day,” but one should investigate whether or not people had a particular reverence for Saturn during the time of the New Testament’s publication, because Saturn is six. This is a bust of Saturn.
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Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun, and the slowest moving one visible with the naked eye. In astrology Saturn is related to all that is negative, dark, and somber, but also discipline, work, ambition, everything solid and concrete, time, a career, and everything within that realm.
Why did Nero Ceasar happen to have a name that translated to three sixes in Hebrew? Of course there were several Ceasars, but it’s quite a coincidence when objectively, the most clear meaning that could be attributed to 6 is Saturn, the sixth planet.
Perhaps the New Testament was trying to tell people that a nefarious cult of people had a particular reverence for the sixth planet Saturn, and that characterized who they were. People wonder why Hollywood seems to have a fascination with the Goat, the symbol representing Saturn’s sign Capricorn, and they also wonder what this hand sign means, some speculating that it means 666.
Or perhaps there’s nothing more to it but, Nero Caesar was a beast in the eyes of those who wrote the New Testament.