Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

reprint of Potter's interpretation of the number 666 makes the following remark : *“ Abram, which signifies in Hebrew A mighty Father, when written in Greek characters, contains according to the amount of its numerical letters the number 144 (Agape). † See Gal. v. 1, &c, and Isaiah xii. 2. In contradistinction the papal territory was colonized by Japhet, whose name signifies seduction and latitude, and contains, in Greek numerical letters, the number 666 (lateTOS). ”

Several interpretations of the number of the Beast have from time to time been given in the Hebrew tongue. S Vitringa affords us two guesses,

, a multitude of the Gentiles," and , I “ High and magnificent.”. Mat

,

| ,רבת הגוים

) ! רובה ורברמה ,אדם אדומי thew Hiller finds the number in

**

unless we admit, with Scaliger, * that ATQXO Xiries must be written ÅTTAXIO Xerries; and then both words only contain each 1941, as follows: 6, 5, 7, 80, 7, 300, d, 1, X, 20, 6, 10, 0, 200, X, 600, E, 5, 1, 10, 1, 30, kg 10, 0, 70, 0, 400, S, 200,=1941; and X, 600, 9, 100, 6, 10, 0, 200, T, 300, 6, 10, Kg 1, ving 50, 0, 70, U)400, s, 200,=1941.

* See the Worcester edition, 1808, p. xy.
+ A, 1, 6, 2, 8, 100, ag 1, fg 409=144.
I 1, 10, 2, 1, T, 80, €, 5, 7, 300, 0, 700 s, 200,=666.

$ See Wolfii Tom. Curar. in Apoc. xiii. 18, Vitringa ibid. and Calmet's Dict, of the Bible on the word Antichrist.

#7, 200, 2, 2in, 400, 1, 5, 1, 3, 1, 6, 10, D, 40,666.

$7,900,1, 6, 3, 2, 1, 5, 1, 6, 7, 200, , 2, 200, , 40, Ti, 5,666.

*, 1, 7, 4, 2, 600, X, 1, 7, 4, 1, 6, 2, 40, ', 10,=666.

See his Animadversions on Euseb. Pamphil. p. 114.

*

« an Edomite;" Hasæus in 1920, things on sale;" Portzigius in 9170, + apostasy ;” and Jo. Gothofredus Lakemacherus in Wow, I“Rabbi Simon.” 7100, “mystery,” is mentioned by Dr. H. More, and has been much esteemed by several writers. || The number has also been found

, 1 " our holy father the

" ! ,אבינו הקדוש אאפיפי in

and is supposed to be a very ,מכרה is the plural of מכרות .546

$

*n, 40, 2, 20, 200, 1, 6, n, 400,=666. Jac. Hasæus in Biblioth. Bremense, Classis ii. p. 1010. See also Wolfii ibid. p.

, a proper character of the Beast; because it is written of him, 6 That no man might buy or sell save he that had the mark, or the name of the Beast, or the number of his name.”

+0, 60, 7, 200, , 6, ., 400,=666. See Zachar. Portzigius in Collectione Novantiquorum Theologicorum, an. 1733, p. 662; and Wolfii, ibid.

# 7, 200, w, 300, 2, 40, v, 70, 1, 6, 2, 50,=666. $ 0, 60, n, 400, 1, 6, 7, 200,=666.

See Dr. Henry More's Epilogue to his Apocalypsis Apocalypseos, and Dr. Dodd's Commentary on the Revelation. See, also Cl. Petrus à Sarn, in Miscellaneis Duisburgensibus, Tom. I. p. 487; and Wolfii, ibid. Sethur, one of the spies mentioned in Numb. xiii. 13, has been considered a representative of the Papal Antichrist; and it is very remarkable, that there is some sort of resemblance between these two characters. Sethur's name contains the number 666; and this is the number of Antichrist; Se thur is of the tribe of Asher, that is to say, The Blessed; soare the Papists of the family of the Primitive Christians; Sethur was one of those who brought an evil report of the good land; so have the Papists by their impieties brought an evil report upon Christianity ; Sothur's name signifies mystery ; and this is the name inscribed upon the forehead of the Mother of Harlots.

1 x, 1, 3, 2, ', 10, 3, 50, 1, 6, 1, 5, P, 90, 7, 4, 1, '6, , 300, X, 1, X, 1, D, 80, ', 10, 9, 80, , 10y=666.

* .האפיפיור ,לולתר name by ridiculously writing it

-Adoni ,ארוניקס Vitringa also produces | .רמענוש

Pope;" but the last word ought to be written . It has also been found in Luther's

,

« Lulther.” + To these we may add D'Oyn nigbo, " the kingdom of the people,” considered in opposition to the kingdom of Christ; and the Latin word Romanus,“ Roman,” written by Fox and Fleming in the following Hebrew characters,

|| , kam, of whom mention is made in Ezra, ii. 13. not because his name contains 666, but from the circumstance of his family and posterity which returned from the Babylonish captivity consisting of precisely 666

persons.
But the most approved

, word mentioned by Piscator, tt and asserted by many to be the feminine of 2017, II said to mean * Roman,' and therefore supposed to agree either

[ocr errors]

,רומיית of all Hebrew interpretations is

**

a

,האפיפיור מלח הגויים *

, The Pope, king of the Gentiles.” Hyde's Syntagma Dissertat. Vol. I. pp. 115, 116, 117, Edit. Oxon. 1767.

+1, 30, 1, 6, 5, 30, 7, 400, 7, 200,=666.

10, 5, 2, 40, 5, 30, 2, 20, 1, 6, 7, 400, 7, 5, y, 70, 7, 40, ', 10, E, 40,=666.

§ See Vitringa's Apocalypsis Exposita, and Fleming's Apocalyptical Key, in loc.

Il 7, 200, 2, 40, 9, 70, , 50, 1, 6, w, 300,=666. 1 See Wolfii ibid.

p.

545. 7, 200, 1, 6, 2, 40, , 10, , 10, 7, 400,=666. ++ See Wolfii, Tom. Curar. in Apoc. xii 18. and Fulke's Rhemish Testament, ibid. ** See Bishop Newton's Dissert. on Apoc. xiii. 18.

,קהלה

the ,רומאה and ,רומאי Rabbins for Romam are

with miano, “kingdom,” non, “ beast,” or , church. * But that all this is false, I think is sufficiently evident from Buxtorf's Talmudical Lexicon, where there is given a great variety of examples of the Hebrew word 217, in all which this word signifies Rome and not Roman. † The words used by the

, , first of which is masculine, the other feminine. I

Many interpretations of this number have also been given in the Latin language; but all such can be of but very little authority, as no evidence can be produced that the Romans numbered in this way so early as the days of the apostles. Yet that it was sometimes used in after-ages would appear from the following example given by Kircher :

Qui de quingentis, de quinque, decemque sit unus,

Ille meis precibus dignum poterit dare munus. He who is one of five hundred and fifteen will be able to give a gift worthy of my prayers. § By five hundred and fifteen is meant, the Latin word DVX, a leader, the Roman numerals added together making this number. ||

In the same

מלכות רומי הרשעה +

* See Bishop Newton and Daubuz, ibid. and Wolfius, Tom. Curar. V. p. 546. Edit. Basil. 1741.

,

this is the wicked kingdom of Rome.” Talmud on Lev. vi. 2, et 9. See Buxtorf's Talmud. Lex. on the word "217: the word xD99 is also frequently used for Rome. See Hyde's Syntag. Dissertat. passim.

See Buxtorf's Talmud. Lex. col. 2229, 2230. $ Edipi Ægyptiaci Gymnas. Hierogl. Class I. Symbolices, cap. iv, p. 31. Edit. Romæ, 1652.

|| D, 500, V, 5, X, 10,=515.

manner has Irenochoræus found 666 in the words Vicarius Filii Dei, * “ The Vicar of the Son of God,” one of the titles of the Pope in effect, though the form in which it is used is Vicarius Christi, “Christ's Vicar,” or Vicarius Jesus Christi, “Vicar of Jesus Christ.” William Bedel finds the number in one of the Pope's titles : Paulo V. ViceDeo, + Paul V, the Vice-God;” and Anton. Driessenius discovers it in the following Papal inscription, Una Vera Catholica infallibilis Ecclesia,

One true Catholic infallible Church.” It is also found in Ludovicus, f the name of several French kings, and also in Vicarius Dei Generalis in Terris, || “ Vicar-general of God in the earth.” Caspar Heunischius also discovers it in Silvester Secundus, 1

Silvester the Second,” one of the Popes ; and it has been supposed that as Linus was the first Pope, so Linus will be the last, as Li

+

66

* V, 5, 1, 1, C, 100, I, 1, V, 5, 1, 1, 1, 50, I, 1, I, 1, D, 500, I, 1,=666. See Wolfius in Apoc. xiii. 18.

+ V, 5, L, 50, V, 5, V, 5, 1, 1, C, 100, D, 500,=666. See Wolfius, ibid.

#V, 5, V, 5, C, 100, L, 50, I, 1, C, 100, I, 1, L, 50, L, 50, I, 1, 1, 1, L, 50, I, 1, C, 100, C, 100, L, 50, I, 1,666. See Wolfius, ibid.

$ 4,50, V, 5, D, 500, V, 5, I, 1, C, 100, V, 5,=666. See Wolfius and Bengel, ibid, and the Tractatus de Patientiâ et Fide Sanctorum.

|| V, 5, 1, 1, C, 100, 1, 1, V, 5, D, 500, 1, 1, L, 50, 1, 1, 1 1, I, 1,=666.

1 1, 1, L, 50, V, 5, C, 100, V, 5, D, 500, V, 5, 666. See Bengelii Gnomon in Apoc. xiii. 18.

« AnteriorContinuar »