posted by roshavotJuly 24, 2010

666

 

Rev 13:1 And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea. He had 10 horns and seven heads. On his horns were 10 diadems, and on his heads were blasphemous names.

Rev 17:12 The 10 horns you saw are 10 kings (Psa 83:5-8) who have not yet confederated, but they will receive authority as kings with the beast for one hour.

Rev 17:9-10 Here is the mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains ... they are seven kings: five have fallen (a Pharaoh, Tiglath-Pileser, Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus, and Alexander), one is (Vespasian), the other has not yet come, and when he comes, he must remain for a little while.

Rev 13:2 The beast I saw was like a leopard (Alexander, Dan 7:6), his feet were like the feet of a bear (Cyrus, Dan 7:5), and his mouth was like the mouth of a lion (Nebuchadnezzar, Dan 7:4). The dragon (the Copper Serpent of the Desert-- see commentary of Rev 12:2-3,7-9 in the chapter entitled "Wonder Woman") gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.

The Copper Serpent of the Desert is the Bismillah or Bism Allah, an Islamic symbol for: "in the name of Allah" (pictured above).

Deu 32:24 (Targum of Jerusalem) They will be weak from hunger, ravaged by pestilence and bitter plague; I will unleash on them the teeth of the Four Monarchs (Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus, Alexander, Vespasian), which are like to wild beasts, as well as with the poison of the Serpents of the Desert (the Thracean, Seleucid, and Ptolemaic empire of the beast).

The Whole Earth

 
the "whole earth" is only the realm of Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus, and Alexander

“Your Majesty, you King Nebuchadnezzar are king of kings. The Eloh'h of heaven has given you sovereignty, power, strength, and glory. Wherever people live--or wild animals, or birds of the air--He has handed them over to you and made you ruler over them all. You are the head of gold. After you, there will arise another kingdom, inferior to yours (Cyrus' Empire), and then another, a third kingdom, of bronze (Alexander's Empire), which will rule the whole earth (?). And the fourth kingdom (Roman Empire during the exploits of Pompey, who reorganized the former Grecian Empire into vassal kingdoms) shall be strong as iron; forasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and beats down all things; and as iron that crushes all these, shall it break in pieces and crush. And whereas thou saw the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the fifth kingdom (the beast's empire: Islam) shall be a fragmented kingdom; but there shall be in it of the firmness of the iron, forasmuch as thou saw the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so part of the kingdom shall be: a portion strong and a portion fragile. And whereas thou saw the iron (Shi'a Islam) mixed with miry clay (Sunni Islam), they shall mingle with the seed of tribes; but the tribes shall not cleave one to another, even as iron doth not mingle with clay” (Dan 2:37-43).

The "whole earth" is not the globe (Ezr 1:2; Luk 2:1). The Scriptures seem to suggest that the world is flat (Psa 104:5-9; Dan 4:11,20) because the "whole earth" is only the realm of Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus, and Alexander (see Rev 13:2 and the map above).

The "whole earth" is now Revived Islam

 
The "whole earth" is now Revived Islam

The root of each of these realms was Babylonia.

Dan 4:14-15,26 Cut down the tree (Nebuchadnezzar, vs. 22) and chop off its branches; strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the animals flee from under it, and the birds from its branches. But leave the stump (Babylonia) with its roots in the ground, and with a band of iron and bronze around it, in the tender grass of the field ... As for the command to leave the tree's stump with its roots, your kingdom will be restored to you as soon as you acknowledge that Heaven rules.

The Stump remained under the sovereignty of each succeeding empire, including the annexation of the Macedo-Babylonish territory by Pompey, the Roman general.

Dan 9:25-26 Know and understand this: from the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Leader (Isa 55:3-4) will be 7 weeks and 62 weeks. During the 7 weeks, Jerusalem will be rebuilt, with a Place and a mound of roughly hewn stones for a Wall (Deu 12:5; Ezr 6:12-15), but in difficult times. Then, after the 62 weeks, the Messiah will be cut off and will have nothing for himself. The people of the coming leader will make into ruins: the City, the Wall, and the Place. (The legions that destroyed Jerusalem were Roman "citizens", but not necessarily Italian; see Act 22:25-28. The Order of Battle for the Roman legion, Legio X Fretensis included these Seleucid and Thracean units: Thracum Syriaca E, IV Cohort Thracia, Syria Ulpia Petraeorum, and IV Cohort Arabia).

North, south, east and Lebanon

 
The goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes

Rev 13:3a One of his seven heads appeared to be fatally wounded, but was resurrected from his fatal wound (from the Aramaic text).

Dan 8:5,8-11 As I was observing, a male goat (the "king of Greece", Dan 8:21) appeared, coming from the west across the surface of the whole earth without touching the ground. The goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes ... Then the male goat became very great, but when he became powerful, the large horn was shattered ("appeared to be fatally wounded"). Four conspicuous horns came up in its place, pointing toward the four winds of heaven. From one of the four winds a little horn was resurrected (the "king of the north", Dan 11:6; the "north" is: Turkey, Armenia, Bulgaria, and Romania) and grew extensively toward the south (the Ptolemaic kingdom) and east (Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Pakistan), and toward the beautiful Land (Lebanon is towards Judea). It grew as important as the heavenly host (the armies of Israel, 1Sam 17:45), made some of the princes and some of the army fall to the ground, and trampled them. It made itself great, even as the chief of the army (the priests, Num 31:6 & Deu 20:1-3; see 1 Maccabees); it removed the priests' evening-and-morning offerings and overthrew the foundation of the priests' Sanctuary.

Rev 13:3b The whole earth was amazed and followed the beast whose fatal wound was healed.

Rev 13:4 They worshiped the dragon (the Bismillah) because it ceded authority to the beast whose fatal wound was healed (revived Edom in the guise of Islam). And they worshiped the beast by saying, "Who is like the beast? Who is able to wage war against him"?

Rev 13:5 A mouth (the Prophet) was given to him to speak boasts and blasphemies. (The beast, whose fatal wound was healed, will again be given authority to act for 42 months).

Rev 13:6-7 The mouth began to speak blasphemies against YHVH: to blaspheme His Name and His Tabernacle and those who tabernacle with Heaven (a circumlocution for YHVH). And the beast was permitted to wage war against the Children of Israel (Psa 148:14) and to conquer them. He was also given authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation within the whole earth.

Rev 13:8-9 All those who live within the whole earth will worship the beast whose fatal wound was healed (see vs. 4 above: to worship is to say, "who is able to wage war against him"; cp. Num 13:31) everyone whose name was not written from the beginning (Mal 1:2-3) in the book of life of the Servant who was slaughtered. (If anyone has an ear, he should listen).

Rev 13:10 If anyone is destined for captivity, into captivity he goes. If anyone is to be decapitated with a sword, with a sword he will be killed. Here is the endurance and the faith of the Children of Israel.

Rev 13:11-12 Indeed, I saw this different beast (the Prophet) coming up out of the whole earth; he had two horns (2 identities), that is, he seemed like a servant (salam, "peace"), but he spoke like a dragon (Islam, "submission"). He carries out all the authority of the first beast and compels the whole earth and those who live within it to pay homage to the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.

Slay those who insult the beast's image

 
Slay those who insult the beast's image

Rev 13:13-15 He also performs great signs, even causing fire to come down from the sky to earth before the sons of man (from the Aramaic text). He deceives those who live within the whole earth because of the signs that he is permitted to perform on behalf of the beast whose fatal wound was healed, telling those who live within the whole earth to make an image for the beast (compare Gen 31:19) who was wounded in battle, yet lived. He was permitted to give breath to the image belonging to the beast whose fatal wound was healed, so that the beast's image could both speak (the adhan, the Islamic call-to-prayer, sung by a muezzin while perched in a minaret) and cause whoever would not worship the beast's image, to be killed.

The rights of the king

 
on his headband he wears the emblem of the beast

Rev 13:16-17 And he requires everyone within the whole earth -- small and great, rich and poor, free and slave -- to be given a mark on his right arm or on his "metopon" (in classical Greek "metopon" was used for the brow or the front of a helmet), so that no one can buy or sell unless he wears the mark: either the beast's name or the number (the abstract or emblem) of its name.

1Sam 8:10-18 These are the rights of the king who will rule over you: He can take your sons and put them to his use in his chariots, on his horses, or running in front of his chariots (he can impress your sons into his army). He can appoint them for his use as commanders of thousands or commanders of fifties, to plow his ground or reap his harvest, or to make his weapons of war or the equipment for his chariots. He can take your daughters to become perfumers, cooks, and bakers. He can take your best fields, vineyards, and olive orchards and give them to his servants (that is, he controls who buys and sells). He can take a tenth of your grain and your vineyards and give them to his officials and servants. He can take your male servants, your female servants, your best young men, and your donkeys and use them for his work. He can take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves can become his servants. When that day comes, you will cry out because of the king chosen for yourselves, but YHVH won't answer you on that day.

Tally, conscript and muster

 

Rev 13:18a Here is wisdom. Let him that has a reason, count the muster of the beast.

A Hebrew word for "number" is paqad: to tally or to calculate the sum, 1Chr 21:5; Rev 20:8.

Rev 13:18b For it is the unit of a man.

The unit of a man is the minimum age of conscription, Num 1:2-3.

Rev 13:18c And the number of it (the muster) is six hundred threescore and six.

666 legions? --- about 3 million troops.

The Hebrew letters for 666

 
emblem of the beast

The Hebrew letters that represent six hundred sixty six are:

 

600 = Mem sofet is written as a square, representing a "closed or walled womb” (kiln or bricks).

60 = Samech is written as a circle. It means “support” (mortar).

6 = Vav is written as a vertical line and means “to join together” (straw).

An emblem of the beast

 
emblem of the beast

Vav, Samech and Mem sofet could be pronounced "usam". In Arabic, usama means "lion". The combination makes an icon for brick, mortar, and straw (Gen 11:3-4). The icon represents an edifice (a mosque); the insignia of those impressed into the armies of the beast.

Hamas' Emblem symbolizes Islam's ideology: a tiny map of all Israel, a mosque, scimitars, and the phrases "There is no god but Allah," and "Mohammed is the Messenger of Allah."

Rev 14:9-12 A third angel followed them and spoke with a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives a mark on his brow or on his right arm (the insignia of the army of the beast), he will also drink the Wine of YHVH's Wrath, which is mixed full strength in the cup of His anger. He will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the sight of the select angels and in the sight of the Servant (see the discussion about the Aramaic word 'talya' in the chapter entitled "The Sin of the World") and the smoke of their torment will go up forever and ever (the smoke is forever, not the torment). There is no rest day or night (no rest during the Wrath, Rev 15 & 16) for those who worship the beast and his image, or anyone who receives the mark of his name. Here is the endurance of the Children of Israel (Psa 148:14), who treasure the Torah and the faithfulness of Yeshua."