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    • 666 is not The Number Of The Beast!!!!!

      14 years ago

      XDanteX

      Chris Wattie, National Post

      May 4, 2005

      Satanists, apocalypse watchers and heavy metal guitarists may have to adjust their demonic numerology after a recently deciphered ancient biblical text revealed that 666 is not the fabled Number of the Beast after all.

      A fragment from the oldest surviving copy of the New Testament, dating to the Third century, gives the more mundane 616 as the mark of the Antichrist.

      Ellen Aitken, a professor of early Christian history at McGill University, said the discovery appears to spell the end of 666 as the devil's prime number.

      "This is a very nice piece to find," Dr. Aitken said. "Scholars have argued for a long time over this, and it now seems that 616 was the original number of the beast."

      The tiny fragment of 1,500-year-old papyrus is written in Greek, the original language of the New Testament, and contains a key passage from the Book of Revelation.

      Where more conventional versions of the Bible give 666 as the "number of the beast," or the sign of the anti-Christ whose coming is predicted in the book's apocalyptic verses, the older version uses the Greek letters signifying 616.

      "This is very early confirmation of that number, earlier than any other text we've found of that passage," Dr. Aitken said. "It's probably about 100 years before any other version."

      The fragment was part of a hoard of previously illegible manuscripts discovered in an ancient garbage dump outside the Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus. Although the papyrus was first excavated in 1895, it was badly discoloured and damaged. Classics scholars at Oxford University were only recently able to read it using new advanced imaging techniques.

      Elijah Dann, a professor of philosophy and religion at the University of Toronto, said the new number is unlikely to make a dent in the popularity of 666.

      "Otherwise, a lot of sermons would have to be changed and a lot of movies rewritten," he said with a laugh. "There's always someone with an active imagination who can put another interpretation on it.

      "It just shows you that when you study something as cryptic and mystic as the Book of Revelation there's an almost unlimited number of interpretations."

      The book is thought to have been written by the disciple John and according to the King James Bible, the traditional translation of the passage reads: "Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six."

      But Dr. Aitken said that translation was drawn from much later versions of the New Testament than the fragment found in Oxyrhynchus. "When we're talking about the early biblical texts, we're always talking about copies and they are copies made, at best, 150 to 200 years after [the original] was written," she said.

      "They can have mistakes in the copying, changes for political or theological reasons ... it's like a detective story piecing it all together."

      Dr. Aitken said, however, that scholars now believe the number in question has very little to do the devil. It was actually a complicated numerical riddle in Greek, meant to represent someone's name, she said.

      "It's a number puzzle -- the majority opinion seems to be that it refers to [the Roman emperor] Nero."

      Revelation was actually a thinly disguised political tract, with the names of those being criticized changed to numbers to protect the authors and early Christians from reprisals. "It's a very political document," Dr. Aitken said. "It's a critique of the politics and society of the Roman empire, but it's written in coded language and riddles."

    • grrrrrrrrrrrrr<wbr />rrr

      14 years ago

      XDanteX

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      aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa i want to own some one on XBL


      O great I hav 4 cats and now i hav to clean out the cat's "shit box".

    • Waaaaaaaaaaaaa<wbr />aaaaa<wbr />aaaaaaaaaa<wbr />aaaaaaaa..&l

      14 years ago

      XDanteX

      No one is on anywere WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA... I'm so very sad



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    • I feel a bit better

      14 years ago

      XDanteX

      Having my xbox back makes me feel better, but not having XBL bac sucks.... no wait it REALLY SUCKS


      Edit:ignore last weeks journal entery

    • Plz Help Me

      14 years ago

      XDanteX

      I need someone to send me a XBL 2 month free subscription code
      Who ever dose I shall pelt all of my mod points at which In 11 so plz I beg of U help A noble cause...


      Help Me plz

    • Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm<wbr />... My back hurts

      14 years ago

      XDanteX

      Today was Ok, I guess

      I miss my XBL tho and I get it back on tuesday I really hope so, but the reason I was gone its that I was at my friend house and no sleep jst Halo 2 and Morrowind editing in Balmora, but we get so mad when we pay halo 2 together because were so used to beating people by twice there score but were both so good we can't do that, and we get so mad at each other. We end up making the room twice as hot with are anger but we end getting some nice kills on each other, and a match to 25 kills takes us like up to 4 hours but they seem like years. L@L

      But the thing that makes me so sad is that he dosent hav XBL cable, or even PS2 online but soon I'm going to bye an adaptor for him, because I forgot his birthday and Xmas 2 years in a row [oops LMAO] the reason for this is that I hav the memory span of a goldfish [about most stuff except for how to kick ass on halo 2 and to glitch on there to.]

      So no cable means no ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm I lost my train of thought...... theres that goldfish memory at work L@L..
      O wait I remember wat I was go ing to say no cable means no Read or Die so SAD on my face as my friend would say. [yes I kno that sounds wrong].


      O great now my neck hurts *SIGH* now to Monster Hunter sadly enough I missed the big monster hunter day DAMNIT
      O and if anyone wants to kno my monster hunter name is: Dante107, and I have on named: Yomiko, after the main char of my fav anime I'm about to make a hunter named "Maggie" or "Pen-pen" after my two fav anime chars. of all time.


      "You shall all Oblivion, whitch tastes just like Redbull, which is Disgusting". -O'mally RvB ep... I dont fucking know

      Now Monster Hunter and then sleep till tuseday...
      AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...... typing makes my neck hurt

    • Today...

      14 years ago

      XDanteX

      It like every other day exept it has To in front of it.

      and being behinde To is not very fun.


      and Today always sucks because it when bad stuff happen.

    • What I did to day

      14 years ago

      XDanteX

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      I still hate to study!

    • Hi

      14 years ago

      XDanteX

      I am a Anime, Halo, and red vs Blue in thuseist.
      And yes I can't spell at all.

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