From: Robert J. Fuller, Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Feb 11 1999 - 12:13:05 EST
I don't understand the temptation to look for hidden messages. If they are hidden,
the the Lord did not intend on our finding them ("The secret things of the Lord are
His..."). I get a little squeamish when people need to find meanings in Scripture
other than the plain meanings of the text. If the letters of my name add up to 666
in Hebrew or Greek, then SO WHAT. But, obviously they don't. I think. I
First Baptist Church
New Ulm, MN
> > At 1:51 AM -0600 2/11/99, Ben Crick wrote:
> > >On Wed 11 Feb 98 (00:48:00 +0100), email@example.com wrote:
> > >> What! <gasp> WWW is not 666! Ha those hucksters will try anything won't
> > >> they? I have been asked this question many times and it amazes me
> > >> that so many people have bought into something so bogus. THANK YOU for
> > >> checking it out before passing it on and buying into it (to keep this in
> > >> the Greek context--this is a loose transaltion of Acts 17:11 <grin>).
> > >
> > > Actually, WWW in _Hebrew_ is Waw Waw Waw: numerical value 6 6 6.
> > >
> > > Q.E.D.
> > BUT--of course!--in Greek we're using "W" as a transliteration of Omega,
> > which hasn't the remotest relationship (other than being a STOICEION
> > GRAMMATIKON) to the Hebrew letter Waw.
> In doing some "research" for this question I came across this site
> that "calculates" the numerical value of letters in Greek, Roman,
> and Hebrew.
> The interesting thing that I found is that in the Hebrew the letter w
> is equal to 6.
> But before anybody jumps to conclusions... including myself.. I
> was wondering if one of the people in this list that know a great
> deal more than I concerning languages.. if they could go to this
> web site and "verify" its content.
> Thanks for the help.
> Pastor Dan Oglesby
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