Revelations 13 (16) 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: (17) And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the Mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. (18) 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.

The same Greek word translated as name (onoma: G3686) that appears in the above verse is also used in the following verse concerning YAHshua, the Son of YAHWEH.

Revelations 19 (16) And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a *name written, King of kings, and Sovereign of sovereigns.

*3686. onoma, on'-om-ah; from a presumed der. of the base of G1097 (comp. G3685); a "name" (literally or figuratively) [authority, character]:--called, (+ sur-) name (-d). STRONGS

Therefore, it is very clear that “name” can also apply to a title of authority and/or character. That is in perfect harmony with the Hebrew Language as almost all names in the Hebrew Language describe individuality, authority and/or character. Take our Heavenly Father’s great name as an excellent example.

Exodus 3 (15) And Elohim said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the Children of Israel, YAHWEH, Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my *name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

*H8034. shem, shame; a prim. word [perh. rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; comp. H8064]; an **appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implying honor, authority, character:-- + base, [in-] fame [-ous], name (-d), renown, report. STRONGS

**ap·pel·la·tion (²p”…-l³“shn) n. 1. A name, title, or designation.

With the above in mind, and using what I find that seems to be the most creditable three methods of counting the number of the Beast system of Revelation thirteen, I put together two pages of charts and information. Most of these charts came from Biblelight.net and it is free to use in Bible Studies etc. Whether those three systems are legitimate or not, both the Bible and secular history seems to bear out that the Beast System is Roman and Latin flavored.

In addition to the charts and information in the two following pages, I found the following:

“The most plausible name we have ever seen suggested as containing the number of the beast, is the blasphemous title which the pope applies to himself, and wears in jeweled letters upon his miter or pontifical crown. That title is this: Vicarious filii Dei: "Vicegerent of the Son of God." Taking the letters out of this title which the Latins use as numerals, and giving them their numerical value, we have just 666. Thus we have V, 5; I, 1; C, 100; (a and r not used as numerals;) I, 1; U (formerly the same as V) 5; (s and f not used as numerals;) I, 1; L, 50; I, 1; I, 1; D, 500; (e not used as a numeral;) I, 1. Adding these numbers together, we have just 666.”

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