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Hebrew for Roman, contains the number 666 then it is in the feminine gender. How then can it be the name of a man? Mr. Faber gives the point up in despair. He says, 'it most certainly is not the name of a man.' All agree that Romith is the name of the Beast, considered as a Beast or Kingdom, which in Hebrew are both feminine. If then it is the name of the Beast, it must be the name of a man. However difficult and inexplicable this appears, the words of Scripture are most express. "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the Beast; for it is the number of a man; and his number is "six hundred, threescore and six.' We were many times tempted to give up the solution of this mystery in despair, but the words of Scripture still presented themselves, “Let God be true, and every man a liar." We were also convinced that in the solution of this enigma would be found the true answer to the question, What is the Mark of the Name of the Beast? At length, by the blessing of God, the truth flashed upon our mind, and we saw that the number of the Beast, or the number of the name of the Beast, is indeed the number of a MAN, or the number of the name of a MAN. At the same time we found out the MARK OF HIS NAME.
I. In the first place, it has been rightly observed by Mr. Daubuz that N Roma, or more properly
Romii for רומיי ;Romi is the Hebrew for RoME רומי
ROMAN (masculine); and "Romiith for ROMAN (feminine). From this it follows that " is the name of a Man; " is the name of the Beast.
II. But, says St. John, "Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the Beast; for it is the number of a man." But the number of the Beast is 666, whereas the number of a Man is only 266, for the difference between " is, the numerical value if which is 400. must be the mark of his
It follows, therefore, that
"This is in
III. To clear up the mystery, we will quote the note of Dr. A. Clarke on Ezek. ix. 4. allusion to the ancient every-where-used custom of setting marks on servants and slaves, to distinguish them from others. It was also common for the worshippers of particular idols to have their idol's mark upon their forehead, arms, &c. These are called sectarian marks to the present day among the Hindoos and others in India. Hence by this mark we can easily know who is a follower of Vishnoo, who of Siva, who of Bramah, &c. The original words In vehithvitha thau, have been translated by the vulgate, et signa thau, and mark thou tau on their foreheads,' &c. St. Jerome and many others have thought that the letter tau was ordered to be placed on the foreheads of those mourners; and Jerome says, that this Hebrew letter was formerly written like a cross. So then the people were to be signed with the sign of the cross! It is certain that on the ancient Samaritan coins, which are yet extant, the letter (tau) is in the form +, which is what we term St. Andrew's cross.'
It is the custom of Romish Bishops to affix the sign of the cross to their names; so that ROMAN + exactly represents their signature. Mr. Mendham has given us fac-similes of the autographs of Cardinal Marcello Cervino, one of the first legates of the Council of Trent, afterwards Pope Marcellus II. and of Angelus Massarellus, the Secretary of the Council, to both of which is attached + (the sign of the cross.)
The signature of the Beast is therefore ROMAN +.
.רומיי + or + רומיי and this is expressed in Hebrew by
The number of the Beast is also the
number of a
Mark of the
THE NAME OF THE POPE COUNTED IN GREEK. THE MARK OF HIS NAME.
HERE IS WISDOM.
LET HIM THAT HATH UNDER
STANDING COUNT THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST;
FOR IT IS THE
NUMBER OF A MAN; AND HIS
NUMBER IS SIX HUNDRED THREESCORE AND SIX." -Verse 18.
WE have seen that the name of the Beast in Hebrew is ROMAN, and that it is the name of a Man, and contains a Mark, the sign of the Cross. We have alse seen that the Number of the Name is 666. In like manner the name of the Beast in Greek is LATIN, and is the name of a Man. It also contains the number 666. The name of the Pope in Greek is
With respect to the authority for writing AATEINO】 with the diphthong EI, a great deal has been said upon the subject. We shall therefore content ourselves with producing the following line from the poet ENNIUS, in which the diphthong EI occurs no less than five times, and twice in the word LATEINEI.
QUAM PREIMUM CASCEI POPOLEI TENUERE
With respect to the Mark of the name, we believe it to be the Sign of the Cross, the mark X, commonly called St. George's Cross. We have seen the signa
ture of a Romish Bishop with a double
Such a signature as this comes under the form
Name of Bishop.
Now the numerical value of in Greek is 600, and therefore of a double is 1200. It is worthy of observation that whilst AATEINOZ=666,
and the number 2001 in
And many excellent commentators are of opinion that in the year 1866, the time, times, and a half of Daniel expire.
There is another remarkable circumstance, which is, that the fatal number 1335 is contained in
– ΛΑΤΕΙΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΟΣ,