666

A Year 

nothing happened.  One historian gets close and the other gets it on the money but both require a calculation.  Norwich in his book “Byzantium” has “The ensuing strife continued until 661, when Ali’s own assassination left Muawiya supreme.  For the next five years the Muslim world would be in ferment – and Byzantium could breath again.”  Gibbon gets close with 668 but his account turns out to be more interesting.  We shall see.    

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in Daniel

A Number 

that can helps us with the number 666.  In Daniel 9:2 the word number refers to years.  John knows Daniel and this might be the clue we need.  So lets see if it fits.  What happened in the year 666?  What do the historians say?  

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too many beasts

A Problem 

for some Bible versions.  As many as 296 in the KJV and as little as 87 in the NIV.  How many does your version have?  Granted what makes a beast a beast is not well defined but words are.  So it looks like translators are interpreting as well as translating.  Who can you trust?  

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a beast

A He Or An It 

is not clear with all the Bible versions.  It should be.  Why can’t the translators agree on something this simple?  Who can we trust?  There are 20 translations that consider the beast in Revelation 13:1 a he and 37 translations call it an it.  This is a significant difference.  Daniel 7:7 can help us here.  The fourth beast is an it in all 52 translations.  It has “ten horns” just like the beast in Revelation.  If your translation has a he for a beast, you are being misled.  

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Daniel

A Fit 

with John when it comes to beasts.  The “ten horns” is not the only connection.  The beast John saw was like a leopard just like Daniel’s third beast.  It was also like a bear just like Daniel’s second beast.  It was also like a lion just like Daniel’s first beast.  The last two beasts of Daniel are the two beasts of the Apocalypse.  Another connection. Another fit.  Just count them.  

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A Holy Place 

spoken of by Jesus.  The Dome of the Rock is now in the holy place and it is just one of the three possibilities for the abomination of desolation you will find in Wikipedia.  The other two are Antiochus IV Epiphanes in 167 BC and  Titus in 70 AD.  All three involve the Temple in some way.  The destruction of the first Temple by Babylon should be added to this to suggest what makes a beast a beast.  The Temple?  

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a horn is

A Dynasty 

is just a theory for some exegists who have attempted to interpret the Apocalypse.  Does it work?  Only if you can count dynasties that have attacked the whore.  I can’t so I look to others who can.  Islam can.  The tenth dynasty of Islam destroyed the whore.  The second one was the first one to attack her and it built the Dome of the Rock, the abomination of desolation.  Time to look at Daniel already connected with “ten horns”.  

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