A Passage In Daniel –
A reference to years. What happened in the year 666? What calendar do you use? What calendar was in effect? John understood Daniel. Daniel understood by books the number of the years. John sends us to the Old Testament for clues. John understood by books. John understood the Lamb of God and lamb is found 27 times in the Apocalypse.
A Julian Calendar –
A beginning in 44 BC. 622 in the Gregorian calendar, which began in 1582, was the beginning of the Islamic calendar. 666 in the Julian calendar marked the start of Islam. A number in Daniel 9:2 refers to the number of years. That is what Daniel understood by books. A calendar conversion requires a calculation.
A Number –
A reliable connection between prophecy and history. Your interpretation not so much. All the different translations of the bible seem to agree on numbers. Especially a “thousand years” when they reigned with Christ. Not the “reign of Christ” which will get over 5 million hits on the internet. Not so much with the bible. 0 Bible results for “”reign of Christ”.” Something to think about.
A Historian –
A problem with dates. Gibbon gets real close. Go ahead, pick an Islamic calendar converter and put 46 in it. You get 666. 46 is the number Gibbon used. 46 years after the Hijri year Constantinople was attacked. A date is a mark. Gibbon notes the problems with dates. More versions calculate the number 666.
A Date –
A year. A mark. A beginning. On your mark, get set, go. A date is the most common mark there is. Nearly all products have it. 666 marks the beginning of Islam. It also marks the attack on Constantinople. Revelation 15:2 ties Greek fire, the Sea of Marmara, and the year Islam attacked Constantinople. – 666 – Really.
A Color –
A guide to interpretation. You can trust numbers and maybe colors to be reliably translated. Not so much with the other words. The “words of God” are seen differently by the many different bible translators. Who can you trust? Historians. What can you trust? Maybe numbers. Historians may have trouble with dates but they do get close enough.
A Mark –
A bible passage fulfilled. A sea of glass mingled with fire. They used Greek fire on the Sea of Marmara, which was like a sheet of glass, and the year was 666. Historians stay away from the year 666 but there is no doubt as to what was going on at that time. Islam was attacking Constantinople. The number of his name connects the passages.
A Year 666 –
A mark, a beginning, a Julian calendar starting in 44 BC. 622 of the Gregorian calendar, starting in 1582, marked the beginning of Islam. The Hegira marked the beginning of the Islamic calendar. 666 also marked the beginning of the attack on Constantinople if we look at Gibbon, his history, and his problem with dates. And we will.
A Number in Daniel –
A key to understanding the Apocalypse. John knows Daniel and Daniel knows the number of years. The numbers John uses have been preserved in nearly all of the bible translations. They can be trusted in identifying historical events that might be a fulfillment of prophecy. Not just one number but all the numbers must fit. And colors.
A Big Number –
A place to start. There is only one Christian empire that lasted a thousand years. It was attacked in the year 666. It was ended by the 10th dynasty of Islam. It was started by the Roman Empire that had seven dynasties. This is a good start. Does it fit with the other parts? We shall see. The “ten horns” are a clue in Daniel. Look for the number of years.