From: Carl W. Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Feb 11 2000 - 09:08:09 EST
>Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 08:53:32 EST
>Subject: Re: acrostics-what is it?
>Dear Tsalampouni Ekaterini:
>> Could the number 666 be regarded as an acrostic?
>No. It is simply a number, originally composed the only way Greek (and
>Hebrew) had for making numbers, of corresponding letters of the alphabet. It
>refers to gematria, however, and this would be classified as "Christian
>gematria," inasmuch as it refers to the name of a man, the letters of which
>add up to that number. It might then be considered "code."
>Richard H. Leigh
>St. Louis MO
This is a belated response to an original question posted three weeks ago
(January 24); both were sent to me rather than to the list although both
were obviously meant to go to the list, wherefore, even as I forwarded the
first, so forward I also the last.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
One Brookings Drive/St. Louis, MO, USA 63130/(314) 935-4018
Home: 7222 Colgate Ave./St. Louis, MO 63130/(314) 726-5649
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