#RevelationsChap13Verse18 says..... "This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has ((insight)) calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a ((man)). That number is 666." 666, in the Bible, is in reference to the Roman tyrant, Nero.
In Hebrew every letter has a numerical value, take the name of Nero and break it down into Hebrew vowles and you get 666.
Nero violently persecuted Jews and the early Christians. He was especially notorious for feeding them to lions at the colosseum, hence the term "the great beast." The three-headed dragon that rises out of the sea was a reference to Nero's Navy, whose symbol was a three-headed dragon.
So Revelations is basically a political book regarding Christian persecution at the time. The author, St. John, was from a Jewish background and was familiar with the Jewish Messiah concept, who was more of a military leader that would drive the Roman Empire out of Israel. This is why he portrays Jesus as being vengeful in the text. He was essentially trying to tell the early Christians and the Jews to continue resisting Nero, and to reassure their faith amidst persecution.
Everyone back then knew exactly who the text was about. Unfortunately in our time people have taken it literally.
Nero had beast like characteristics.. #EsotericMeanings #ScripturesUnveiled #Nero #666 #Allegory