The Nanarene Way of Essenic Studies Essay

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The Nazarene Way of Essenic Studies
666: The Number of the Beast
The Book of Revelation of St. John the Divine
"No one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or name of the beast, or the number of his name, and his number is 666" ~The Book of Revelation 13:17-18

Some versions of Christian eschatology holds that this prophecy refers to future events, typically that the Mark of the Beast is one way in which the antichrist will exercise power over the earth, during the period known as the Tribulation in the book of Revelation. Opinions as to what form it will take are varied. The literal interpretation is that the number 666 will be imprinted on the skin, but with recent technological developments the possibilities of universal
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This sparks great public interest since it seems to provide some way to identify the antichrist.
The Death of Pope John Paul II and 666
Since the "Church" interprets 666 to refer to the Beast in the book of Revelation and taught that it was the sign of an "evil" being, perhaps that is how it should be interpreted as it applies to members of ”The Church."
The date and time of death of pope John Paul II was 9:37 PM. April 2, 2005 (April being the 4th month) Run the numbers and we get: 9 x 37 x 4/2 = 666. Of course this ignores the year, 2005. However, it also works with the year added: 9 x 37 x 4/2 x 200 x 5 = 666,000. Now the question is, what does "666" mean in this case? Perhaps these coded and/or numerical signs should be left to the individual to interpret.
The Exact Location of the City of Jerusalem

Latitude is shown as a horizontal line and is the angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds of a point north or south of the Equator. Lines of latitude are often referred to as parallels.
Longitude is shown as a vertical line and is the angular distance, in degrees, minutes, and seconds, of a point east or west of the Prime (Greenwich) Meridian. Lines of longitude are often referred to as meridians.
Distance between Lines If you divide the circumference of the earth (approximately 25,000 miles) by 360 degrees, the distance on the earth's surface for each one degree of latitude or longitude is

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