THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
The Number of the Beast is a concept from the Book of Revelation of the New Testament of the Christian Bible, relating to the figure of "The Beast".
The number is 666
in most manuscripts of the New Testament, and in modern translations and critical editions of the Greek text. Although Irenaeus (second century) reported several scribal errors of the number, there is still doubt by some theologians about the original reading, as some recently discovered third century early manuscripts of Revelation read 616.
This topic is a source of contention for many church groups and theologians. Most scholars contend that the number 666 is a code for the Roman Emperor Nero.
The Number of the Beast is described in the Book of Revelation 13:17-18.
The early Church father Irenaeus knew several occurrences of the 616-variant but regarded them as a scribal error and affirmed that the number 666 stood "in all the most approved and ancient copies" and is attested by "those men who saw John face to face".
Also Read :
The Prophecies of Ronald Weinland
The Apocalypse of Peter
The Book of Daniel
Other Apocalyptic literature
Textual variants in the Book of Revelation
Apocalypse of John
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
The Beast in the Bible
Number of the Beast
The Two Witnesses of Apocalypse
Woman of the Apocalypse
Whore of Babylon
The Baba Vanga Prophecies
The End-Time Timeline