Number of the Beast

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  • The Garden Of Eden Analysis

    calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.” (Rev. 13:18) This is the Antichrist’ verse of fame; the one verse most have at least some bit of familiarity. Ironically, it is also one of the most mysterious and lesser understood verses in The Bible. Before I address what I think the text is saying, let me first assert what I think it is not saying. This verse has a near 2000-year history of individuals or groups identifying this and that personality as The Antichrist by using an occult method called Gematria. This is a computation where letters are given certain numerical values. In any given name, they can be added up and totaled into one composite number, e.g. A=1, B=2; therefore, AB=3. The problems with this approach are: 1.) Nowhere in this passage, or any regarding The Antichrist, does it condone, much less, exhort the use of Gematria. In fact, I know of not a single instance in The Bible where such a technique was used or even given acknowledgment. The only “quasi” Jewish tradition to use Gematria to interpret scripture was the esoteric (occult) practice of Kabbala. 2.) Nowhere in the text does it say this number is to be used to find out the identity of The Antichrist. Most futurist scholars would probably agree that by the time the Mark of the Beast is instituted, The Antichrist’s identity will not be a huge secret, especially to the saints living at the time of The Mark of the Beast. Contextually,…

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  • Rhetography In Revelation

    the woman clothed with the sun and the seven headed dragon. The woman depicted here wears a white robe with a subtle reveal of a child carried within her, Jesus. A light blue scarf encircles the Caucasian woman’s head, thus mimicking many medieval European renditions which depicted the woman as the Virgin Mary. Rays of light appear to pour onto the woman as if to emblazon her attire with God’s radiance. Twelve stars form a crown above her head to signify the woman’s connection with the twelve…

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  • Simon's Death In Lord Of The Flies Analysis

    This scene can be likened to an event in the bible, which is where Jesus Christ feeds five thousand people with a few loaves of bread and some fish. Simon is often regarded as a prophet or even a saint like figure. He thinks of things in a different way, Simon is the only one with a real view of the 'Beast'. He has a considerable strength of mind but is frail of body. He enters the book fainting, something that he seems to do regularly and he suffers from epilepsy or some similar…

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  • Savagery In Lord Of The Flies Critical Analysis

    dictatorial, savage group. In the end all is put to rest with the arrival of society in the form of a Navy officer, but the deeper issues are never truly fixed, only postponed and forgotten. The turn to savagery we see is consistent with the theory of Hobbes, which I also support, that being that humans themselves are naturally vicious. Now, even though one could argue that the boys are inherently good and instead are ruined by their attempts to organize, a number of things disprove this.…

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  • The Mark Of The Beast

    2.) There is nowhere in the text that says this number is to be used to find out the identity of the Antichrist. Most futurist scholars would probably agree that by the time the Mark of the Beast is instituted, it won’t be a huge secret who the Antichrist is, especially to the saints living at the time of the Mark of the Beast. Contextually, it is clear from this passage that the Antichrist has already reached the place where Satan has come down to earth and is possessing the Antichrist (verse…

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  • Conflict In Lord Of The Flies

    The most evident case of where there can be two ways of explaining something is Simon’s death. Basically, Simon is a loner that represents innocence in the book. When Simon finds the pig’s head that Jack and his tribe put there as an offering to the beast, the beast shows up. The beast, otherwise known as the Lord of the Flies, taunts Simon, telling him that he is nothing. Just like all the other boys. Simon somehow found himself looking inside the mouth of the beast he fell in. When Simon woke…

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  • Symbolism Of Savagery And Civilization In Lord Of The Flies

    child-like fear of an unknown beast represents the growing savagery that exists in humanity. Also, Piggy’s spectacles, as they are destroyed, reflect the destruction of intellect and civilization on the island. The novel Lord of the Flies depicts the mutinous aspects…

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  • Flies Fear Quotes

    against the beast is one of the major conflicts that takes place in the narrative. Their fear of the unknown, personified as the beast, causes the boys on the island to descend into madness through delusions and irrational choices. The constant illusions of a beast that does not exist, reckless decisions that harm the boy’s chances of survival, and the death of Simon are all driven by the fear of the beast. The boys begin fearing…

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  • The Littlest Mermaid Analysis

    the fairytale happy ending is accomplished when the unassuming lasses in both movies win the prince charming that is complete with all the bells and whistles. Sure, Gaston, a townsman and potential suitor to Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Prince Eric and the Beast, all have the ability to physically and financially take care of their women and their household, but it became very evident early on in these films that the true coveted rewards were the…

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  • Lord Of The Flies Power

    end of a sharpened stick in the earth and the other sharpened end attached to the head of the sow. “Ram one end in the earth” ( page 137) giving it the name “The Lord of the Flies”. Reason behind the sow head to be placed on a stick is to symbolize the evil that is in every human.This is because, offering to the beast represents the evil that Golding felt was in all of mankind. After the peace offering of the beast, “This head is for the beast. It’s a gift” (page 137) says Jack as he begins to…

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