Donna Danna (16 Feb 2011)
"REPLY TO CHRIS HORAN --- I Don't Think 666 is Really 660"


In reply to your 2/15/2011 post called urgent-666 is really 660 and the numbers will be 120 420 120 proof at http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/feb2011/chrish215-1.htm I don't think 666 is really 660.  And the number 666 is not just mentioned in the Bible in 1 Kings 10:14 and in Revelation 13:18 as you indicated.  It is also mentioned in 2 Chronicles 9:13, "Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold" which is the same as 1 Kings 10:14, and it is also mentioned in Ezra 2:13, "The children of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and six."
 
Also you pointed out that King Solomon first received 120 talents of gold because 1 Kings 9:14 says "And Hiram sent to the king sixscore talents of gold."  Then later on according to 1 Kings 9:28, Hiraam brought King Solomon another 420 talents of gold, and the Queen of Sheba brought King Solomon 120 talents of gold according to 1 Kings 10:10. And since 120 + 420 + 120 = 660, you want us to believe that the number 666 in the book of Revelation is really 660.  I don't think so, and I have no intention in believing that.  For one thing, 2 Chronicles gives a different version of how many talents of gold that Hiraam gave to Solomon, and it was 450 according to 2 Chronicles 8:18, and the Queen of Sheba gave King Solomon 120 talents of gold according to 2 Chronicles 9:9 so that only accounts for 570 talents of gold since 450 + 120 = 570.  So I don't see how 660 talents of gold and the numbers 120, 420, and 120 have any bearing on the number of the beast's name.  "The weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold" was the same in both 1 Kings 10:14 and in 2 Chronicles 9:13. 
 
Talents were a measure of weight and money in the Old Testament during King Solomon's day, and talents was also mentioned by the Lord Jesus in a parable in Matthew 25:14-30.  And money is obviously used for buying and selling.  Revelation 13:18 says, "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."  So now you would like us to do the following as you stated in your post which says, "So start getting out your calculators because a man this year will start to arise on the world scene with either title and name or just name and his name will consist of 3 parts and each parts separately will add up to 120, 420 , and 120 and in total will add up to 660, either in Hebrew or Greek gematria."
 
The reason why I am not going to do that is because the Bible gives the number of 666 and not 660, and I am not going to change the number by adding to it or taking away from it because of what Revelation 22:18-19  says, "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of ths book.  If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book.  And if any man shall take away from from the words of the book ofthis prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book." Since God says 666, He means 666 and not 660