Is "www" in Hebrew equal to 666?
by Terry Watkins
Copyright © 1999 Dial-the-Truth Ministries

Is "www" in Hebrew equal to 666?

Weíve gotten several emails asking is it true "www" is "666" in the Hebrew language.

YES. . .    and. . .     NO.

NOTE: "www" is the acronym for world wide web and is normally used as the prefix, or first node of the Internet domain names, such as www.av1611.org

FIRST. . . The YES.

How to get 666 from www?

The Hebrew and Greek alphabet does not have separate characters or alphabets for numbers and letters. Letters are also used as numbers. So each letter is a numerical value.

The Hebrew equivalent of our "w" is the letter "vav" or "waw". The numerical value of vav is 6. So the English "www" transliterated into Hebrew is "vav vav vav", which numerically is 666.

HEBREW-ENGLISH-NUMBER TABLE
The English equivalent is below the Hebrew letter (in parenthesis).
The number value of the Hebrew letter is below the English letter.
The "vav" or English "w" or "6" is highlighted in yellow.
By the way, Hebrew reads right to left.
vav vav vav = www = 666

Now. . . the NO.

A little "detail" concerning the Biblical number "666":

Notice how Revelation 13:18 reads:

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 Six hundred threescore and six. Rev. 13:18
The number is NOT simply three SIXES or 6-6-6, but 600 + 60 + 6, or the number "Six hundred sixty and six".

In Revelation 13:18 we're curiously told to "count the number of the beast". How do we "count the number of the beast"? In Revelation 14:11 the mark is referred to "the mark of his NAME". In Revelation 13:17, 15:2 it's called "the number of his NAME". So the "mark" and "number" refer to his "name". We count the number of his name.

In the Greek and Hebrew language there are no "numbers" such as 1, 2, 3, or 666. The Greek and Hebrew letters are also numbers. Gematria is the adding up or "counting" (Rev 13:18), the numerical equivalent of each letter in a word or name. This was fairly common in the days before alphabetic numbers. For instance, on the walls of ancient Pompeii, someone wrote, "I love her whose number is 545".

For instance, it's common knowledge, the name of Jesus in Greek equals 888

Grant Jeffrey writes in Prince of Darkness:

The number 666 indicates that the letters in the Greek form of the name of the Antichrist will add up to 666. There is a slim possibility that his name will equal 666 in the Hebrew language since the Antichrist will be Jewish. The numeric system does not work in English or in languages other than Greek or Hebrew, so it is useless to calculate the values of names in these modern languages. (Grant R. Jeffrey, Prince of Darkness, pp. 275, 277)
The "count the number of the beast" is the total of adding the letter/numerical value of his name. This "count" equals "Six hundred sixty and six', not simply three 6's or 666.

So if we apply the clear teaching of Revelation 13:18 to the Hebrew "www", we actually have 6+6+6 or 18 — not 666.

Another interesting insight. . .

Itís also been discovered the Hebrew letter "vav" means "hook, peg or nail". The number "6" also resembles a "hook". Is the internet "hooking" the world into the 666 system.

IS THE WORLD WIDE WEB — 666: THE MARK OF THE BEAST?

Before some "simple soul" gets too excited and starts screaming the World Wide Web is "666" and a dozen new books hit the bookshelves declaring "666 Is Here"!, letís briefly read what God says about 666: the mark of the beast:

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a MARK in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the MARK, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
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 Six hundred threescore and six. Rev. 13:16-18

The Mark of the Beast is received only after "worship" of the beast or his image.

"If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark. . . " Rev. 14:9

". . . who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark. . . " Rev. 14:11

" . . .which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image." Rev. 16:2

" . . . them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. . ." Rev. 19:20

" . . . which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark . . ." Rev. 20:4

Letís compare the World Wide Web and 666: The Mark of the Beast.

Why the World Wide Web (www) is NOT 666: the Mark of the Beast
666 is total of the numerical values in the letters of the antichrist's name The World Wide Web is not a name.
666 is total of the numerical values of the letters in the antichrist's name The actual total of "www" is 18 — not 666.
666 is the number of a man, the antichrist, or the beast The World Wide Web is not a man.
The mark of the beast controls the ability to buy or sell The World Wide Web currently does not
The mark of the beast goes in the right hand or forehead The World Wide Web does not.
The mark is symbolic of the antichrist or beast The World Wide Web is not
The mark is received only after worshiping the beast The World Wide Web is not worship

Should I be concerned with "www" as "666"?

No.

What does all this mean?

Not much. Other than it's interesting and prophetic the number "666" seems to "pop-up" more and more. . . humhhhh. . .


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