Scientists have unraveled the mystery of the “devil number” 666. According to Brandy Haran, author of the Numphile channel, the Bible found an unusual ancient mystery that the Romans made.
In the New Testament, 666 is mentioned in chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation. According to the text, this is the "number of the beast." The scientist notes that the combination does not have amazing mathematical properties, but also mystical references.
The text was originally written in ancient Greek, where the numbers were written in letters. 1, 2 and 3 were alpha, beta and gamma, and large ones, for example 100 and 1000, are represented by a combination of letters. The word reckon, which is mentioned in the 13th chapter, comes from the Greek "count". Thus, in the original text, the reader is invited to "unravel" the code of the "beast."
After analyzing the treatises of that time, scientists came to the conclusion that we are talking about Nero Caesar, who was considered a particularly evil ruler. The number 666 was written in Hebrew, which helped researchers come to this opinion. By the way, historians considered 616 an alternative spelling in the original text of the Bible.
"No one wants to write a book under imperial persecution, saying:" The root of all evil is Nero Caesar, "said Harana.