a date 

A Calendar 

calculation according to 29 versions of the bible.  Fifteen versions have count.  A calculation is required to convert a date from one calendar to another.  We have at least three calendars to consider.  Julian 44 BC.  Islamic 622 CE.  Gregorian 1582 CE.   Lots to consider when considering the year 666.  A mark.  A beginning.  



a count 

A Calculation 

A significant difference.  Fifteen English bibles count the number 666.  Twenty eight calculate it.  Too bad they don’t agree.  It forces us to choose who got it right.  How do you count a number?  Calculating a number makes more sense especially if you are dealing with a date and different calendars.  Our best clue is Daniel referring to number of years.  We have to consider whether or not the year 666 fits with the other numbers.