|Is "www" in Hebrew equal to 666?|
|by Terry Watkins
||Copyright © 1999 Dial-the-Truth Ministries|
Is "www" in Hebrew equal to 666?
Weíve gotten several emails asking is it true "www" is "666" in the Hebrew language.
YES. . . and. . . NO.
NOTE: "www" is the acronym for world wide web and is normally used as the prefix, or first node of the Internet domain names, such as www.av1611.orgFIRST. . . The YES.
How to get 666 from www?
The Hebrew and Greek alphabet does not have separate characters or alphabets for numbers and letters. Letters are also used as numbers. So each letter is a numerical value.
The Hebrew equivalent of our "w" is the letter "vav" or "waw". The numerical value of vav is 6. So the English "www" transliterated into Hebrew is "vav vav vav", which numerically is 666.
Now. . . the NO.
A little "detail" concerning the Biblical number "666":
Notice how Revelation 13:18 reads:
Here is wisdom. 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. Rev. 13:18The number is NOT simply three SIXES or 6-6-6, but 600 + 60 + 6, or the number "Six hundred sixty and six".
In Revelation 13:18 we're curiously told to "count the number of the beast". How do we "count the number of the beast"? In Revelation 14:11 the mark is referred to "the mark of his NAME". In Revelation 13:17, 15:2 it's called "the number of his NAME". So the "mark" and "number" refer to his "name". We count the number of his name.
In the Greek and Hebrew language there are no "numbers" such as 1, 2, 3, or 666. The Greek and Hebrew letters are also numbers. Gematria is the adding up or "counting" (Rev 13:18), the numerical equivalent of each letter in a word or name. This was fairly common in the days before alphabetic numbers. For instance, on the walls of ancient Pompeii, someone wrote, "I love her whose number is 545".
For instance, it's common knowledge, the name of Jesus in Greek equals 888
Grant Jeffrey writes in Prince of Darkness:
The number 666 indicates that the letters in the Greek form of the name of the Antichrist will add up to 666. There is a slim possibility that his name will equal 666 in the Hebrew language since the Antichrist will be Jewish. The numeric system does not work in English or in languages other than Greek or Hebrew, so it is useless to calculate the values of names in these modern languages. (Grant R. Jeffrey, Prince of Darkness, pp. 275, 277)The "count the number of the beast" is the total of adding the letter/numerical value of his name. This "count" equals "Six hundred sixty and six', not simply three 6's or 666.
So if we apply the clear teaching of Revelation 13:18 to the Hebrew "www", we actually have 6+6+6 or 18 ó not 666.
Another interesting insight. . .
Itís also been discovered the Hebrew letter "vav" means "hook, peg or nail". The number "6" also resembles a "hook". Is the internet "hooking" the world into the 666 system.
Before some "simple soul" gets too excited and starts screaming the World Wide Web is "666" and a dozen new books hit the bookshelves declaring "666 Is Here"!, letís briefly read what God says about 666: the mark of the beast:
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a MARK in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
The Mark of the Beast is received only after "worship" of the beast or his image.
"If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark. . . " Rev. 14:9
Letís compare the World Wide Web and 666: The Mark of the Beast.
Should I be concerned with "www" as "666"?
What does all this mean?
Not much. Other than it's interesting and prophetic the number "666" seems to "pop-up" more and more. . . humhhhh. . .
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