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An Investigation into the Mystical Number 666

by ELI Eshoh
(C) Copyright 1992 and 1998

I am obsessed with the number 666; it is an obsession so great that one would think my destiny were tied to it. This obsession began when I learned how to count to 1,000 at the age of four. That was long before I became aware of its significance in the prophecies contained in Revelation 13:18.

After a life-long study of this number I want to put my discoveries about it down in writing so as to warn all Christians, and even non-Christians, of the earth-shaking events that started in the year 1998, and that will lead to the Rapture and the end of the world. Although this may seem far-fetched to you, when you finish reading this little tract, I have no doubt that you will share my view that these events will inevitably take place and that they are derivable from the properties of 666.

Speaking of events, the event that actually made me sit down and start writing this tract was rather mundane. One evening, I was thumbing through David Wells' excellent little book entitled The Penguin Dictionary of Interesting and Curious Numbers. However, I was a bit taken aback when I looked at his entry for the number 39. According to Mr. Wells, this is the ``first uninteresting number.''

To a numerologist, such as myself, who regards all numbers as sacred, this statement was blasphemous. It violated the fundamental theorem of numerology: ``All numbers can be related to 666 in some non-trivial way.'' I decided then and there to prove how wrong Mr. Wells was and to demonstrate how deeply the number 39 is related to 666, the number of the Beast.

Having studied the number 666 for most of my life, this was not a very difficult problem. However, even I was surprised at how many ways 666 could be derived from 39.

The first thing I did was to square it:

39 x 39 = 1521

On the surface 1521 did not appear to be a very interesting number, but, when I broke it up into 15 and 21, I found some interesting relations. For example:

(15 x 15) + (21 x 21) = 666

When I added these two numbers together, I got:

15 + 21 = 36

Again I was faced with three sixes, but more importantly, as every school boy knows, 36 is strongly related to 666 in another way:

1 + 2 + 3 + . . . + 35 + 36 = 666

I then took the reciprocals of 15 and 21 to determine their non-terminating decimals. I came up with the following relations:

1/15 = 0.0666 666 666 . . .


1/21 = 0.0476 190 476 190 . . .,


476 + 190 = 666.

Next, I calculated the quotient of these two numbers, but I was a bit disappointed because

15/21 = 0.714 285 714 285 . . .


714 + 285 = 999.

However, all was not lost, for 999 is just 666 turned upside down.

Having exhausted this avenue of investigation, I came back to the number which started my analysis, 39, and looked at its reciprocal.

1/39 = 0.0256 410 256 410 . . .

and again

256 + 410 = 666.

With 666 coming up so often in these reciprocals, I began to suspect that I was dealing with some kind of mathematical law, so I checked out a few others. Since I was investigating 666 I thought, why not look at 1/66. Just as I expected,

1/66 = 0.0151 515 151 515 . . .


151 + 515 = 666

I next looked at 1/81 and got:

1/81 = 0.0 123 456 79 0 123 456 79 0 . . .

Now there's a beautiful number, but unfortunately

123 + 456 + 79 = 658.

My heart dropped in disappointment.

But wait! 8 is the only digit not appearing in the non-terminating decimal of the reciprocal of 81 and, when I added 8 to 658, I got:

658 + 8 = 666

As it turns out, however, it is possible to derive 666 from only a very few of the decimal expansions of reciprocals. For example, 1/20 = 0.05. In fact, the reciprocals of most composite numbers do not yield interesting results with respect to 666. But this is to be expected. If you could do this with every number, it would trivialize their beauty.

What about the reciprocals of the prime numbers? Let's briefly consider them by looking at 7, 11, and 13.

1/7 = 0.142 857 142 857 . . .


142 + 857 = 999

1/11 = 0.090 909 090 909 . . .


090 + 909 = 999

1/13 = 0.0769 230 769 239 . . .


769 + 230 = 999

It seems that 999 can be derived from the decimal expansion of the reciprocals of all prime numbers. Is this really true? I am sure that it is and I leave it to my readers to find a counterexample.

You might be disappointed that we weren't able to derive 666 from these last decimal expansions, but since we were dealing with reciprocals, it was only natural that 666 got inverted and became 999.

Moreover, as every one knows the ``Sign of the Beast'' is 666, but very few people are aware of what the ``Co-sign of the Beast' is. It is 999. That is,

cos 666 = 0.999

where 666 is measured in radians. In addition,

cos 0.666 = 0.999

where 0.666 is measured in degrees.

I will come back and add more fascinating details about the other trigonometric functions with respect to 666 at a later date, but first I want to take a little diversion into triangles.

The Right Triangle of the Beast

To change directions a bit and to show you how 666 seems to feed on itself, I would now like to ask you to find the dimensions of the ``Right Triangle of the Beast''. In other words, find a solution to the equation

(A x A) + (B x B) = 666 x 666

where A and B are integers greater than 0.

When you see the solution, I think that you will agree that 666 has some truly mystical properties.

The answer is:

(216 x 216) + (630 x 630) = 666 x 666

It is interesting to observe how three sixes occurs in the two terms on the left of this equality; that is, 216 = 6 x 6 x 6 and there are also a 6 and a 3 in the second term 630, hinting at three sixes.

Other Sums of Squares

We have already seen two sums of squares (15 x 15) + (21 x 21) and (216 x 216) + (630 x 630) that are related to 666. Are there any other interesting sums of squares which add up to 666? You may be surprised to learn that the sum of the squares of the first seven prime numbers add up to 666.

(2 x 2) + (3 x 3) + (5 x 5) + (7 x 7) + (11 x 11)
+ (13 x 13) + (17 x 17) = 666

What about the composite numbers between these primes? The best I could find was the following:

(4 x 4) + (6 x 6) + (8 x 8) + (9 x 9) + (10 x 10)
+ (12 x 12) + (15 x 15) = 666

All the numbers up to 17 except 1, 14, and 16 have now been used. What happens if I take the sum of the squares of these three numbers as well as 18?

I get:

(1 x 1) + (14 x 14) + (16 x 16) + (18 x 18) = 777

This is very strange indeed. The number of the Beast and Satan is 666, but 777 is the number of God. It is also well known in traditional numerology, that 6 signifies evil and 7 signifies good.

In my studies, I have had a hard time relating 777 to other numbers (God is truly elusive), but here He seems to be making a statement, letting us know that He is with us in the midst of the evil that confronts us. (``For it is through numbers that God will prove his presence and identify those who defy Him.'') Clearly, within the number system, a titanic struggle between good and evil is taking place.

You should also note that

1 + 14 + 16 + 18 = 49 = 7 x 7,

offering more proof that these are indeed holy numbers.

Before going on, I would like to point out another interesting relationship between 666 and 777.

666 / 777 = 0.857142857142 . . . .

and behold,

857 + 142 = 999.

Verily, we are witnesses to a titanic struggle that can turn the universe, nay, the number system upside down.

What about the sum of cubes? Here is another beautiful relation that should strike awe in your hearts and make true believers of you all:

(1 x 1 x 1) + (2 x 2 x 2) + (3 x 3 x 3) + (4 x 4 x 4)
+ (5 x 5 x 5) + (6 x 6 x 6) + (5 x 5 x 5)
+ (4 x 4 x 4) + (3 x 3 x 3) + (2 x 2 x 2) + (1 x 1 x 1) = 666

1998 -- The End of the World

The Beast will force all people, small and great, rich and poor, slave and free, to have a mark placed on their right hand or on their foreheads. No one will be able to buy or sell unless he has this mark, that is, the Beast's name or the number that stands for his name. This calls for wisdom. Here is the key that any intelligent person can work out: the number of the Beast represents a man's name, and the numerical value of its letters is six hundred and sixty six. Revelation 13:16--18

In Northern Japan, there is a village with a very strange legacy: the inhabitants adamantly claim that 2,000 years ago, after Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected, He came to live in their village, known as Herai. There He lived and worked, cared for the sick and poor, married a Japanese woman with whom He had three children, and died at the age of 111. He was buried in Herai and his grave and His mother's, St. Mary, are still in existence and well maintained. In fact, the site of these graves is the focal point of a pilgrimage made each year on June 6 by the faithful of a sect that believes this story as the gospel. Moreover, they believe that Herai will become the staging area for the Rapture and the Last Judgment. However, the members of this cult, who claim a special relationship to Jesus, say they have no knowledge as to when these tumultuous events will occur.

My first reaction to this was skepticism, but there were a few things which puzzled me. One was that the name of the village, Herai, was supposed to be a shortened form of the word ``Heburai'', which means ``Hebrew'' in Japanese.

Another interesting point was that the only artifact on display, claimed to be a possession of Jesus, was a piece of wood with a star engraved on it. The members of this cult believe it to be the true Star of David, but in reality it is the five-point star, similar to the Pentagram of Satan, that we find on the flags of America, China, the former Soviet Union, and many other great countries.

The last point, and this is what most intrigued me, was that one of the rituals in which all members of this cult partake during these pilgrimages is to be annointed with a black mark on their foreheads. This immediately brought to mind Revelation 18:13.

I decided that I would investigate this cult more closely and felt the course of action that would yield the best result would be to engage in a bit of clandestine archeology.

On the night of April 18, 1997, I and my colleague, Bishop Donald B. Orsden, went to the grave of Jesus and Mary and began to dig. After digging for about 30 minutes we came upon some bones, hair, and nine clay tablets with engravings in Aramaic. We gathered them up, then excavated the grave of St. Mary where we found another casket containing nine more tablets. We then ineptly tried to restore the graves to their former condition before we started our dig and fled to my home where we carefully examined our find.

The writings on the 18 tablets were eventually translated by the biblical scholar and poet Dr. Yeben T. Boga. We intend to publish them in the near future as The Gospels of St. Jesus. However, there were three passages which are pertinent to this discussion and I would like to present them to you in translation. They are as follows:

Three times 666 passeth,
Thousandfold on nations,
Cometh fear and sudden death.
Everywhere are lamentations,
Sorrows and none are comforteth.
Day by day their woes increase,
Mine alone are blest with peace.

For it is through numbers that God will prove his presence
and identify those who defy Him.

And the Righteous shall spurn the coins that are foisted upon them.

This reference to coins gave me a start. For just like in the Roman Empire during the time of Jesus, the six different kinds of coins used in Japan add up to 666.

500 yen + 100 yen + 50 yen + 10 yen + 5 yen + 1 yen = 666 yen

Considering the fact that Japanese money is one of the major currencies in the world today, it seems as if the prophecies found in Revelation could be in direct reference to Japan.

Moreover, after three epochs of 666 pass, the year will be 1998.

666 + 666 + 666 = 1998

This simple relationship alone, of course, will not convince anyone. What should command your interest, though, is how deeply 666 is embedded in the year 1998. For example, if we calculate the fourth power of 666, we get:

666 x 666 x 666 x 666 = 196,741,925,136


196 + 741 + 925 + 136 = 1998.

A coincidence you may protest. That's also what I thought, but then I calculated 666 to the 6th power and --

666 x 666 x 666 x 666 x 666 x 666 = 87,266,061,345,623,616


87 + 266 + 061 + 345 + 623 + 616 = 1998

Well, since 6 is the number of evil, it should be expected that we would get something ominous. Why not try raising 666 to the power of 7, the number of God and everybody's lucky number.

666 x 666 x 666 x 666 x 666 x 666 x 666 = 58,119,196,856,185,328,256.

Lo and behold

58 + 119 + 196 + 856 + 185 + 328 + 256 = 1998

Rather disconcerting, is it not? I would suggest that my readers examine higher powers of 666. I am sure that you will be startled by what you will discover.

What can we learn about the end of the world from those famous transcendental numbers, ``pi'' and ``e'', the base to the natural logarithm. To refresh your memory, I will write down those numbers to a few decimal places:

e = 2.718281828 . . . .

pi = 3.1415926536 . . . .

I would first like to call your attention to the first six digits the decimal expansion of ``e'': 718 and 281.

If we add them together, we get:

718 + 281 = 999,

which is 666 turned upside down: the Co-sign of the Beast.

But what about the 2 that I dropped off the front. If we interpret the decimal point to mean multiplicaton, we get that fateful year:

2 x (718 + 281) = 2 x 999 = 1998

With respect to ``pi'', add the pairs of the first 10 places of its decimal expansion:

14 + 15 + 92 + 65 + 36 = 222

Again interpret the decimal point to mean multiplication and we get:

3 x (14 + 15 + 92 + 65 + 36) = 666

There are also some interesting relationships between the roots of pi and the numbers 666 and 1998.

the fourth root of pi = 1.331 335 . . . .


331 + 335 = 666

the cube root of pi = 1.464 591 887 56 . . .


464 + 591 + 887 + 56 = 1998

There are some other fascinating facts about the powers, the roots, the trigonometric functions and the logarithms of pi and 666 which I will add to this tract at a later date.

Next, let's delve deep into pi's decimal expansion and determine the digits from the 1,997th to the 2,001st place. Those digits are:

9 0 0 9 9

Add them together by breaking them up into their respective centuries and we get:

900 + 99 = 999

Which again is the Co-sign of the Beast: 666 turned upside down.

What are we to conclude from all this? Since it is a well-known fact that the entire history of the world is embedded in the decimal expansion of ``pi'', the only conclusion we can reach is that some catastrophic event will turn the world order, as we know it, upside down in those years. Moreover, it may turn out that those years represented by zeros, namely 1998 and 1999 might be the most ominous. Has some unreported event of great significance occurred? It might turn out that this is the year the Beast was born, and he is now living and growing up anonymously among us, waiting to reveal himself when he comes of age.

I have spent much of my life wondering what the mark is that everybody will need to engage in commerce during the age of the Beast. The Japanese currency as we have seen earlier as well as other currencies (as we will see later) are good candidates. But I think I may have found an even better one: a new symbol that has just recently appeared. It is none other than the ``World Wide Web''. In order to access the Web, you must input the following letters:


In the Hebrew alphabet -- Hebrew, by the way, is the language of God -- ``W'' ( pronounced ``vov'') is the sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet and, in the Hebraic number system, has traditionally stood for the number 6, so

WWW = 666

A lot of commerce is now being conducted over the internet and in the near future this seems to be the main way business will be transacted. Those who do not have a computer or internet access will not be able to log on to the World Wide Web and will, therefore, be unable to transact business there.

The mark must be accepted by all people, small and great, rich and poor. The mark must be easily accessible to them. It would have to be something they took for granted, something that they must be totally oblivious to. I believe that the World Wide Web and certain national currencies, as we shall presently see, exactly fulfill these conditions.

But who is the Beast and how will we be able to identify him. In other words, what numerical code must be used to translate the Beast's name into 666?

We have no farther to look than a particular computer code that gives all letters and symbols a numerical value: the ASCII code. One can find the complete list of this code in most computer reference manuals, but for the purpose at hand the following will suffice. The capital letters of the alphabet are:

A=65, B=66, C=67 . . . . . .Y=89, Z=90.

Lower case letters are:

a=97, b=98 . . . . . . y=121, z=122.

I have done a computer search of prominent people -- politicians, business leaders, etc. -- to see if any of their names add up to 666. The most prominent one I have found is none other than Al Gore, the former Vice President of the United States. I expected him to become the president. I believe that most people feel he had actually won the election, but I suspect that higher forces working for the good of the world conspired to take the election away from him.

Al Gore is the antichrist. Who are those persons standing behind him?

Here is his name in the ASCII code:

al gore = 97 + 108 + 32 + 103 + 111 + 114 + 101 = 666

Note that the 32 in the above equation represents a space.

It is interesting to note how this relation between his name and number is disguised. He takes a low profile by using lower case letters for his name. But no matter where and how they hide, the Beast and his minions cannot escape detection.

It may not be that Al Gore is in fact the Beast, but Satan will undoubtedly have many powerful minions to do much of his evil work, and I am convinced that Al Gore has sold his soul to the devil. He is noted for his wooden appearance, something that makes me suspect he is nothing but a puppet being manipulated by Satan.

What about money. We already saw that the coins used in Japan add up to 666 yen, but the Japanese yen is used in only a small part of the world and, if the prophecies in Revelations are to be fulfilled, everyone will have to use and depend on money that contains the mark of the Beast.

Let's start with the US dollar. Its symbol, as we all know, is ``$'', but in the ASCII code

$ = 36

``3'' and ``6''! There are those three sixes again.

Most of Europe is now using a new currency called the ``euro''. This means that the only currencies with which you can trade will be the euro, the yen, the dollar and the British pound.

Let's add up the ASCII code of the symbols for these currencies:

EURO + $ + Y + L = EURO + $ + ¥ + £ =
69 + 85 + 82 + 79 + 36 + 157 + 158 = 666

If my calculations are correct, it seems as if there is no escape!

Asteroid Collision with Earth

Recently, much has been written about an asteroid, code named ``1997 XF 11'', that is supposed to strike Earth in the year 2028. This brought to mind the passage in Revelation 6:12-6:17 in which the Lamb breaks the sixth seal. I quote this passage below.

And I saw the Lamb break open the sixth seal. There was a violent earthquake, and the sun became black like coarse black cloth, and the moon turned completely red like blood. The stars fell down to the earth, like unripe figs falling from the tree when a strong wind shakes it. The sky disappeared like a scroll being rolled up and every mountain and island was moved from its place. Then the kings of the earth, the rulers and the military chiefs, the rich and the powerful, and all other men, slave and free, hid themselves in caves and under rocks on the mountains. They called out to the mountains and to the rocks. ``Fall on us and hide us from the eyes of the one who sits on the throne and from the anger of the Lamb! The terrible day of their anger is here, and who can stand up against it?'' Revelation 6:12--6:17

The description of this calamity is very much like the one scientists give to describe a collision between the earth and an asteroid or comet.

Is the asteroid ``1997 XF 11'' the one that will strike the earth, fullfilling this prophecy? I did some calculations.

This asteroid was discovered on December 6, 1997 and the most recent calculations predict that it will cross Earth's orbit on October 27, 2028.

Translating these dates into the ASCII code, where

``0''= 48, ``1'' = 49 . . . . . ``8'' = 57, ``9'' = 58,

and adding them, we get:

12 / 6 / 1997 10 / 27 / 2028

49 + 50 + 54 + 49 + 57 + 57 + 55
+ 49 + 48 + 50 + 55 + 50 + 48 + 50 + 56 = 777

I have a strong premonition that this asteriod has been sent by God to destroy the evil in this world and it will fulfill the prophecy from Revelation cited above. Do not believe the calming words of NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or the US government. They realize that disaster is imminent, but they cannot afford a world-wide panic while they try to deflect this asteroid from its orbit. But their very attempt to deflect it will change its orbit ever so slightly, causing it to make a direct hit on our planet.

``Those who would thwart the hand of God will find a trap laid out for them.''

I end this tract with three problems for those who would like to try their hand at numerology:

1. Al Gore will become the next president of the United States, fullfilling the prophecy of the take-over of the world by Satan and his minions. I showed in this tract how his name adds up to 666. Here is another numerological equation which substantiates this fact:

al x gore = satan

Solve this alpha-numeric equation and show that the solution is unique.

2. When you make purchases on WWW and use your MC (MasterCard) or VISA card, you are invoking Satan and the Beast. Find the unique solutions to these alpha-numeric equations and you should be convinced.




3. What is the number of the HOLY BIBLE?

Persons sending in correct solutions to any two of these three problems will receive free of charge a copy of Donald B. Orsden's The Holy Bible: The Final Testament

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