Mark of the Beast

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The Mark of the Beast is mentioned in the Book of Revelation of the Christian Bible. It is closely associated with the Number of the Beast.

References from the Bible

Revelation 13:17 states:

"... no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or name of the beast, or the number of his name."

The "Mark" (Greek, caragma) of the beast is MONEY. "No one buys or sells without the MONEY (caragma) of the Beast on/in mind or hand." -- Apocalypse.

See the correct, incontext definition from the unabridged Greek-English lexicon by Liddell & Scott at <http://www.666isMONEY.com>

Nero Caesar's caragma appeared on the coins at the time the Revelation-Apocalypse was written; when the Jews revolted against the Roman Emperor (Nero) and coined their own money in 66 A.D.

The number 666 represents the value of Nero or Neron Caesar (נרון קסר, Nrwn Qsr*) in Hebrew letters, which also have numerical values (note that Hebrew is written from right to left):

             r    S    q     n   w    r    n 
     666 = 200 + 60 + 100 + 50 + 6 + 200 + 50

Some early texts of the Book of Revelation use 616 instead, which would represent the alternative Hebrew spelling נרו קסר, Nrw Qsr (based on the Latin form "Nero Caesar"):

             r    S    q    w    r    n 
     616 = 200 + 60 + 100 + 6 + 200 + 50

The "Revelation" was originally a revolutionary Jewish book, which was plagarized by Christians who added stuff about Jesus at the beginning and end. (Parables of War: Reading John's Jewish Apocalypse, John W. Marshall, Studies in Christianity and Judaism/╔tudes sur le christianisme et le juda´sm . Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2001.)

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