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Quite many biblical scholars are agreed that John meant the number 666 to represent

July 7 2017 at 6:16 AM
Tomas  (Login TomasSedlacek)


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the emperor Nero, whose letters add to 666. Nero was the first Roman emperor to persecute the church, and he killed two important apostles in Rome, namely Peter and Paul. So it is likely that John who wrote Revelation meant 666 to represent Nero.

 
    
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  1.   Now considered spurious - Wayne on Aug 4, 2017, 4:18 AM
    1. Whether or not Nero blamed the Christians for the fire, he was responsible for - Tomas on Aug 4, 2017, 5:05 AM
      1. doubtful evidence - Wayne on Sep 1, 2017, 6:33 PM
        1. Catholic authors were writing of the persecution by Nero already around 195. - Tomas on Sep 2, 2017, 3:19 PM
          1. Nero died in year 68 so those Catholic authors weren't there - Wayne on Sep 11, 2017, 4:05 AM
            1. They heard from previous generations of Catholics, what happened. - Tomas on Sep 11, 2017, 4:23 PM
        2. It could be Nero, or it could be some other emperor - Deacon646 on Sep 6, 2017, 5:43 PM
    2. Persecution of Christians in Rome - Deacon646 on Aug 13, 2017, 7:04 PM
      1. Good comment, except that Nero was not hated by Christians, Jesus teaches us - Tomas on Aug 14, 2017, 3:17 AM
        1. Jesus may teach that - Deacon646 on Aug 14, 2017, 3:24 AM
          1. They called him a beast, but still loved him and prayed for him. But he was beastly. - Tomas on Aug 14, 2017, 3:53 AM
     
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