A Calendar Conversion 

A number from Gibbon.  “Forty-six years after the flight of Mahomet from Mecca, his disciples appeared in arms under the walls of Constantinople.” Put 46 in an Islamic Calendar converter and you get 666.  Where did Gibbon get this number 46?  An easier calculation is adding 44 BC to 622 CE, the Hijrah, in the Julian calendar and you get 666.  

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