Number 666

🏷  Semitic numerology pun · symbol   —   by Gerry · Aug 2020 · 173 words

The number 666, if written in 22-letter Hebrew numerals, spells out the word תרס trs for “opposing” & “shielding off” (from Greek θῠρῐ́ς thyris for “window”). Another Hebrew word for “opposing” is שטן šṭn, which is the name of the character Satan, who was Job’s “opponent”. That’s why the number 666 is “Satan’s number”. It fits especially well, because “six” and “sixty” are also pronounced like “Satan” in Aramaic, see number 6.

Note: This is the traditional encoding, where numbers above 400 were created with adding to 400, e.g. 600 = 400 + 200. Also, the last digit 6 here is not really used. 660 would have yielded the same word trs, but 666 probably looked more symmetric & mystic to the spooks.

NumberHebrew numeral
400ת Tav
200ר Rosh
60ס Samekh
6ו Waw
666 = 400 + 200 + 60 + 6תרסו trswתרס trs = oppose = Satan

Hebrew trs = oppose; šṭn = opponent, Satan

תרס trs : to contradict, oppose — Hebrew (Klein)

שטן šṭn : adversary, opponent, accuser, Satan — Old Hebrew (Strong)

🏷  Semitic numerology pun · symbol