If you were born on June 16th, you could be the living embodiment of the Bible’s ‘Beast’, a.k.a. the ‘Anti-Christ’. People have been taught for centuries that the number 666 is the ‘number of the beast’ from the Book of Revelation in the New Testament, but researchers say that new evidence proves it was 616. While many Bible footnotes already admit the number translated from the original Greek could be 616, experts say recent photographic evidence of an ancient fragment of papyrus from Revelation clearly shows the number is indeed 616, instead of 666.
Researchers in England used a new imaging process on sacred text, believed to have originally been penned by John, one of Jesus’ twelve apostles. Ellen Aitken, a professor of early Christian history at McGill University, told Canada’s National Post, “This is a very nice piece to find. Scholars have argued for a long time over this, and it now seems that 616 was the original number of the beast.” But, if 616 is correct, according to Revelation 22:18, there’s now a lot of people that brought the Bible’s curses upon themselves, and those foolish enough to have repeated their false teachings.
The Book of Revelation papyrus fragment in question is believed to be from about 300 A.D., and mentions 616 in the third line; chi, iota, sigma. “This is very early confirmation of that number, earlier than any other text we’ve found of that passage,” Aitken said. “It’s probably about 100 years before any other version.” But, if the number was wrong all this time, was the sex also wrong? Because the text was translated during a patriarchal time, will the prophesied ‘Beast’ now turn out to be a woman?