The Number of The Beast|Man|Sun - 666
Something to consider when looking at Revelation 13:18:
International Standard Version
"In this case wisdom is needed: Let the person who has understanding calculate the total number of the beast, because it is a human total number, and the sum of the number is 666."
All Living organisms Must contain Carbon to exist on Earth as Physical Life. In other words, carbon forms the backbone of biology for all life on this Earth.
These are the building blocks of life. According to your DNA, you are either a Carbon being, or you a Carbon-based being. Either way you are carbon and carbon is 666.
6 Protons (atomic number)
Also keep in mind, 666 equates to the sun. 6 am. sunrise. 6 hours later noon, 6 hours later at 6 pm its sunset.
The ancient Babylonians using the sexagesimal (base-60) number system from which comes 60 minutes in an hour, 60 seconds in a minute, 360 (60×6) degrees in a circle and 60 degrees in each angle of an equilateral triangle etc. 360 divided by 10 = 36 and 6 * 6 = 36. Babylon worshiped gods that were associated with the sun, moon, planets and stars involved with astrology.
Babylonians were the principle developers of astrology as we know it today and the pagan priests wore amulets called “Sigilla Solis” or “Sun Seal” which symbolized 36 constellations. In this system of worship, they had 36 supreme gods plus the god associated with the sun, which they believed to be the father of all the other gods and so was supreme over all. They believed that numbers had power over the gods they worshiped so they assigned numbers to their gods so that they could have power over them.
They did this by counting their gods and assigning a consecutive number to each of the 36 lesser supreme gods, and then added up these numbers (from 1 to 36) and assigned the sum to the sun god. If you have not guessed by now, the sum of the numbers from 1 to 36 totals 666, which they assigned to the god associated with the sun. The calculation is below. See also Murl Vance quote.
1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 + 17 + 18 + 19 + 20 + 21 + 22 + 23 + 24 + 25 + 26 + 27 + 28 + 29 + 30 + 31 + 32 + 33 + 34 + 35 + 36 = 666
So, now we know a much deeper significance of this powerful number.
Just a thought ...
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.