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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 (lanetos). I”.

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, 092307 727, || “á multitude of the Gentiles,” and 1707079 7017, I “ High and magnificent.” Matthew Hiller finds the number in 19178 DTX, **

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unless we admit, with Scaliger, * that ÉmTQXIO Xiaies must be written ÉTTAXIO Yairies; and then both words only contain each 1941, as follows: €, 5, T, 80, T, 300, 2, 1, *, 20, 5, 10, 0, 200, %, 600, €, 5, 10, 1, 30, 6, 10, 0, 70, v, 400, 5, 200,=1941 ; and X, 600, Pg 100, 6, 10, 0, 200, 7, 300, 6, 10,ů, 1, 1, 50, 0, 70, 0, 400, s, 200,=1941.

* See the Worcester edition, 1808, p. xv.
† A, 1, 6, 2, 8, 100, 2, 1, M, 40,=144.
# 1, 10, a, 1, 7, 80, €, 5, 7, 300, 6, 70, s, 200,=666.

$ See Wolfii Tom. Curar. in Apoc. xiii. 18, Vitringa ibid. and Calmet's Dict. of the Bible on the word Antichrist. · 17, 200, , 2, 7, 400, 1, 5, 4, 3, 1, 6,', 10, 0, 40,=666.

19, 200, 1, 6, 3, 2, 1, 5, 1, 6, 9, 200, 2, 2, 9, 200, 2, 40,, 7, 5, 666.

** X, 1, 5, 4, 0, 600, X, 1, 7, 4, 1, 6, 2, 40, ', 10,=666.

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

“ an Edomite ;oHasæus in 1939, * “ things on sale ;” Portzigius in 7770, + “apostásy ;” and Jo. Gothofredus Lakemacherus in Wov7, I “Rabbi Simon.” Und, S.“ mystery,” is mentioned by Dr. H. More, and has been much esteemed by several writers. # The number has also been found in 19988 2727 32'28; 1 “our holy father the

*9, 40, 2, 20, 7, 200, , 6, 8, 400,=666. Jac. Hasæus in Biblioth. Bremense, Classis ii. p. 1010. See also Wolfii ibid. p.

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

proper character of the Beast; because it is written of him, 66 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, 9, 200, 1, 6, 7, 400,=666. See Zachar. Portzigius in Collectione Novantiquorum Theologicorum, an. 1733, p. 662; . and Wolfii, ibid.

# 7, 200, w, 300, 2, 40, y, 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 ; Sethur is of the tribe of Asher, that is to say, The Blessed; so are 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; Sethur's name signifiés mystery ; and this is the name inscribed upon the forehead of the Mother of Harlots.

1 x, 1, 3, 2, ', 10, 1, 50, 1, 6, 17, 5, 7, 90, 7, 4, 1, 6, w, 300, | A, 1, 8, 1, 2, 80, ', 10, P. 8, 9 10 =666.

Pope ;" but the last word ought to be written 779728/7. * It has also been found in Luther's name by ridiculously writing it 70595, “ Lulther.” + To these we may add Dioun 12500, I " 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,

-Adoni ,ארוניקס Vitringa also produces | .רמענוש

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. I But the most approved

a ** ,רומיית of all Hebrew interpretations is

word mentioned by Piscator, tt and asserted by many to be the feminine of 297, If said to mean 'Roman,' and therefore supposed to agree either

* dun nba 139087, “ The Pope, king of the Gentiles.” Hyde’s Syntagma Dissertat. Vol. I. pp. 115, 116, 117, Edit. Oxon. 1767.

+ 5, 30, 1, 6, 5, 30, n, 400, 7, 200,=666. In, 5, , 40, 4, 30, 2, 20, 1, 6, , 400, 7, 5, y, 70, 9, 40,', 10, D, 40,=666.

$ See Vitrjpga’s Apocalypsis Exposita, and Fleming's Apocalyptical Key, in loc.

| 7, 200, 2, 40, », 70, 1, 50, , 6, , 300,=666.
I See Wolfii ibid. p. 545.
** 7, 200, 1, 6, 7, 40, ', 10, ', 10, on, 400,=666.

++ See Wolfii, Tom. Curar. in Apoc. xiii. 18. and Fulke's Rhemish Testament, ibid.

1 See Bishop Newton's Dissert. on Apoc. xiü. 18.

" ,חית ,kingdom " מלכות with beast , or ,קהלה

church. * But that all this is false, I think is suffi-' ciently evident from Buxtorf's Talmudical Lexicon, where there is given a great variety of examples of the Hebrew word 1917, in all which this word signifies Rome and not Roman. † The words used by the

the ,רומאה and ,רומאי Rabbins for Roman are

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

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

+ nynon 299 niaba 11, “ this is the wicked kingdom of Rome.” Talmud on Lev. vi. 2, et 9. See Buxtorf's Talmud. Lex. on the word 1917: the word 8919 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, t “ Paul V, the Vice-God;" and Anton. Driessenius discovers it in the following Papal inscription, Una Vera Catholica infallibilis Ecclesia, I One true Catholic infallible Church.” It is also found in Ludovicus, 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, I “ 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

* V, 5, I, 1, C, 100, I, 1, V, 5, I, 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, 6, 5, C, 100, L, 50, I, 1, C, 100, I, 1, L, 50, L, 50, I, 1, I, 1, L, 50, I, 1, C, 100, C, 100, L, 50, I, 1,=666. See Wolfius, ibid.

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

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

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