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Hebrew for Roman, contains the number 666 : but 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 uisdom. 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 2017 Roma, or more properly

; ROMAN (masculine); and 1217 Romiith for ROMAN (feminine). From this it follows that "21 is the name of a Man; 1997 is the name of the Beast.

Roman for רומיי ;Romi is the Hebrew for RoM E רומי

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 "017 and 297 is n, the numerical value if which is 400. It follows, therefore, that must be the mark of his

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III. To clear up the mystery, we will quote the note of Dr. A. Clarke on Ezek. ix. 4. · This is in 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 sunni 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 n (tau) is in the form +, which is what we term St. Andrew's cross.'

The Name of the Beast is therefore

+
And this is the name of a Man.

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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 +.

. The number of the Beast is also the number of a Man ; and his number is 666. The Mark of the Name is also the sign of the cross ; or +, which is called in Hebrew a tau, or mark.

.רומיי + or + רומיי and this is expressed in Hebrew by

CHAPTER IV.

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

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With respect to the authority for writing ΔΑΤΕΙΝΟΣ 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 si occurs no less than five times, and twice in the word LATEINEI. QUAM PREIMUM CASCEI POPOLEI TENUERE

LATEINEI. 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 signature of a Romish Bishop with a double affixed to

his name.

Thus

Name of Bishop

Such a signature as this comes under the form

ΛΑΤΕΙΝΟΣ. .

Now the numerical value of in Greek is 600, and therefore of a double x is 1200. It is worthy of observation that whilst AATEINOL=666, ΛΑΤΕΙΝΟΣ

1866.

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

X ΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΟΣ, , and the number 2001 in

Χ ΛΑΤΕΙΝΟΣ ΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΟΣ. .

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