#rp Last time I posted about the mark of the beast I wasn’t much in depth with the topic... Mark of the beast 666 = χξϛʹ or ☭ or 616= χιϛ
Revelation 13:18 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 χξϛʹ (or ☭)( or χιϛ= 616) Six hundred threescore and six.
Pg. 1664 Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
G5516= χξϛʹ Transliteration: chxs Phonetic Spelling: a(khee xee stig’- ma)
Word Origin i.e. χ=chi=(600) ξ=xi=(60) ϛ= sigma= (6)
Short Definition: 666 —————
35. χξϛ G5516 Transliteration: chxs
Phonetic Spelling: (khee xee stig’ -ma)
Word Origin i.e chi (600) xi (60) sigma (6)
See Mark of the Beast in Pagan Terms. CHI= X= Hammer X represents a hammer. The ancient beginning of the Mark of the beast was when a man drew a picture of a hammer and a picture of a sickle. He pointed to the hammer and made the sound “ks” as if he were striking something with a hammer. From that developed the letters X and K. The X not only looked like a hammer, It illustrated the fragmentation of an object that was broken by a hammer. The K illustrated a hammer that struck a wall.
In ancient times Scandinavian people used X as a design element that represented Thor’s (their name for God) Hammer. Mitsrayim (Egyptians) used the X as a verb meaning “to break”. Extinct Languages by Johannes Friedrich, p. 14 “Hmar x is,” which translates to “This is a hammer”. http://tinyurl.com/ThorHammerX
In war, hammers were used for breaking. The first object in the Mark of the beast was a hammer. The X was associated with death and death and destruction, just as many cartoons had dead animals with X’s for eyes. The X was a universal symbol of the murder of Messiah.
Sigma=ϛ=Sickle The Loom of Language by Frederick Bodmer, p.334 a pictogram of a sickle was translated into a Sigma.
Edward D McKinney “From Nebuchadnezzar to Gorbachev, the Story of Babylon”
The words and alphabet letters used to describe the Mark went through changes over the centuries, with each new change made the Mark less identifiable.