A year, a starting point, a date. Nearly all products have a mark or a date marking the beginning of its existence. A beast will also have a starting point and in most cases an end point. There could be an exception. One was diverse from all the beasts that were before it. How do we identify a beast?
A bible passage fulfilled. A sea of glass mingled with fire. They used Greek fire on the Sea of Marmara, which was like a sheet of glass, and the year was 666. Historians stay away from the year 666 but there is no doubt as to what was going on at that time. Islam was attacking Constantinople.
A problem with dates. Gibbon gets real close. Go ahead, pick an Islamic calendar converter and put 46 in it. You get 666. 46 is the number Gibbon used. 46 years after the Hijri year Constantinople was attacked. A date is a mark. Gibbon notes the problems with dates.
A Julian Calendar
A beginning in 44 BC. 622 in the Gregorian calendar, which began in 1582, was the beginning of the Islamic calendar. 666 in the Julian calendar marked the start of Islam. A number in Daniel 9:2 refers to the number of years. That is what Daniel understood by books.
A civil and religious yoke of the Koran. Gibbon gets us close to 666 and if you use his “46 years” with an Islamic calendar converter, you get exactly 666. His problem with dates is noted. The Hijri marks the beginning of Islam, 622CE, or 666 with 44BC as the mark of the Julian calendar.
A Significant Number
A date is the most common mark on anything sold today. 666 is a date that no man might buy or sell without the mark. What started? What calendar? The mark for the Julian calendar is 44BC. The Hijri year, 622CE, is 666 on the calendar that was being used. The beginning of Islam.
A date, a mark, a beginning. A common year 44 BC. The Julian calendar preceded the Gregorian calendar which didn’t start until 1582. The Islamic calendar started in 622 CE and that would be 666 of the Julian calendar which was in effect at that time. The Hegira marks the beginning of Islam.
A history of the Roman Empire by Gibbon. Go ahead, pick an Islamic calendar converter and put 46 in it. You get 666. 46 is the number Gibbon used. 46 years after the Hijri year Constantinople was attacked. A date is a mark. Gibbon notes the problems with dates.
A number. 666 Historians ignore that year but it is very clear Islam was getting ready to attack Constantinople. Gibbon notes the problem with dates and his 46 years reference puts it as close as 668. Putting 46 in an Islamic calendar converter results in 666. That is a calculation and not a count.
A Julian Calendar
A Hijri marked the beginning of Islam in 622 of the Gregorian calendar which didn’t start until 1582. Before that, the Julian calendar was in effect. The common year, 44 BC, has the Hijri in 666 of the Julian calendar. Most bible translations calculate this number. A sea of glass mingled with fire is an interesting fit.