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« on: June 06, 2006, 06:30:41 PM »

 Cheesy Been laughing at all the talk today about the "666" for 06-06-06 etc.  I have a question for all you scholars:  If John wrote the book of revelation/apocalypse in Greek then how would he have written anything that resembled the Arabic letters "666" that they show in all those occult movies?  These numbers were only introduced in the west after the Muslims spread.  How would John have written this number? Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2006, 07:00:59 PM »

If John wrote the book of revelation/apocalypse in Greek then how would he have written anything that resembled the Arabic letters "666" that they show in all those occult movies?

I never really thought about it, especially since I don't read Greek.  But since you asked the answer is, of course, that he wouldn't, and didn't...

According to the wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_the_Beast_%28numerology%29#Biblical_references

He most likely wrote it as

χξϛ´ (as "666")

and

ἑξακόσιοι ἑξήκοντα ἕξ (as "six hundred sixty-six")

Further casual reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_numerals
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2006, 02:29:02 AM »

Actually, if written in Arabic, it would look like a an English Number "7" so it would be "777."

FYI

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2006, 11:02:41 AM »

And it's past now and no much seems to have happened beyond a movie opening and (I read) a couple of albums being released. 

 Grin

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2006, 11:35:58 AM »

Actually, if written in Arabic, it would look like a an English Number "7" so it would be "777."

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Aw shucks, that means that the end of the world must really be next year, on July 7. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2006, 12:15:56 PM »

Aw shucks, that means that the end of the world must really be next year, on July 7. 

LOL.  Is that when they plan to release The Omen (Arabic edition)?  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2006, 06:18:43 PM »

LOL.ÂÂ  Is that when they plan to release The Omen (Arabic edition)?ÂÂ  Wink

The first time I read this my brain translated it to "The Oman".   Grin 

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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2006, 06:20:45 PM »

Aw shucks, that means that the end of the world must really be next year, on July 7.ÂÂ  

I don't think that would work out.  The seventh day of the seventh month is already take for Tanabata, the Festival in Japan.  They'll just have to find another day. Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2006, 06:40:31 PM »

I don't think that would work out.  The seventh day of the seventh month is already take for Tanabata, the Festival in Japan.  They'll just have to find another day. Cheesy

Those sneaky devils!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2006, 06:48:52 PM »

Actually, if written in Arabic, it would look like a an English Number "7" so it would be "777."

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Hadel,
I am confused. Are not "English" numerals basically Arabic anyway?

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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2006, 06:49:54 PM »

I left out a word, Tanabata is the "Star Festival" in Japan and a very happy one.  So the 'sneaky devils' will just *have* to find another day.

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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2006, 06:52:55 PM »

Ganbate!
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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2006, 07:17:12 PM »

Ganbate!

日本語すごいよ Nihongo Sugoi yo! 
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2006, 07:42:42 PM »

日本語すごいよ Nihongo Sugoi yo! 

So ka na?  Iie, nihongo pera pera ja nai.
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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2006, 08:00:15 PM »

So ka na?ÂÂ  Iie, nihongo pera pera ja nai.

Atashi mo.

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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2006, 08:24:51 PM »

Lol.  I've forgotten most of what I learned, and that wasn't much.
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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2006, 07:55:08 AM »

[quote author=Αριστοκλής link=topic=9213.msg123417#msg123417 date=1149720532]
Hadel,
I am confused. Are not "English" numerals basically Arabic anyway?

Demetri
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Demetri, yes, you are right, however, we write "6" (as you know it) as "777." Hey, you all just took our numbers and wrote it backwards ..... Grin Wink LOL

so beware of July 7th 2007 .... Shocked eeeeeeeeek! Maybe for that year they will release Omen II ....  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2006, 07:58:12 AM »

Aw shucks, that means that the end of the world must really be next year, on July 7.ÂÂ  



Yes, you will have to wait another year, sorry.  Sad
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« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2006, 06:04:32 PM »

Nope, it can't be there either. It doesn't say anything about how the numbers *look*.   Grin

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