26 April 2006

Nero is Not the Only One

Matt from Phoenix writes: I just wanted to know why the number of 666 is considered so evil to Christians.

Thank you for the question, Matt. The number 666 appears in a section of the Christian bible called Revelation, and has been interpreted to mean any number of things.

Experts and scholars disagree on the meanings behind the number. Some say it referred to the numerical equivalent of the name of the Roman emperor Nero, others say it referred to the Catholic pope (the numerical equivalent of the Latin text on his head piece), others that it refers to a person not yet known.

In any regard, this number is supposed to somehow represent a person who will bring down the world as we know it -- hence, its connotation.

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