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Roderick, July 17, 2005 in Idle Banter
The number of me!
You're hardcore, Rodi.
Mine is: 139+369x36+357=18645-18622=23
So 23 be me.
Just wait until I reach 1337 posts. I'll rock your world.
Tssk. Tssk. Imagine if *everyone* would make a post about their number? Shame on you
Concerning the number 666, I read something from a local paper that some crazy person had written.
He/she said that next year we are going to have a special day, sixth of June 2006, that's 6.6.6.
I heard that this 666 stuff is just a misinterpretation and the real number is 656... I think...
While most manuscripts of the Bible read six-hundred-sixty-six or 666 for the Number of the Beast in Revelation 13:18, some early manuscripts contain 616 instead. Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (5th century) and Papyrus 115 (3rd or 4th century). Irenaeus knew about the reading 616, but according to Metzger, Bruce M. (1971). A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament. New York: United Bible Societies. ISBN 3-438-06010-8., p. 751, Irenaeus "says that 666 'is found in all good and ancient copies,' and is 'attested by those who had themselves seen John face to face.'" The minuscule manuscript 2344 (11th century) identifies the Number of the Beast as 665.
In May 2005 it was reported that scholars at Oxford University using advanced imaging techniques had been able to read previously illegible portions of an early (third century) version of the Book of Revelation, part of its Oxyrhynchus collection of papyri. The fragment gives the Number of the Beast as 616. Scholars now believe the number in question has very little to do with the devil. It was actually a complicated numerical riddle in Greek, meant to represent someone's name. "It's a number puzzle -- the majority opinion seems to be that it refers to [the Roman emperor] Nero."