Re: 137

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Fri Nov 24 2000 - 15:00:27 MST

Michael Lorrey asked,

> What is the number in Hebrew?

The author was "St. John the Divine" so he wouldn't have used Hebrew.
Anyway, around that time I think the Hebrews used Roman numerals too.

Hebrew numerals are listed here:

In Hebrew, it's four hundred, plus two hundred, plus sixty, plus six (four
numerals, reading right to left).

Bottom line: the number is also supposed to be a name or the number of a
name. What do you call a list of numerals in descending (or ascending)
order? Perhaps it's a reference to digital technology? Number theory? Or
maybe the "beast" is the idea of counting, and all that numbers have made
possible (especially computers).

Stay hungry,

--J. R.

"It's not your vote that counts,
it's who counts your vote."
--Al Gore
(Or was it Joseph Stalin... Hitler? Oh well, one of those socialists.)

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