Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Apocalypse Yesterday

On Paleojudaica, Jim Davila noted the coming of 6/6/06 yesterday, and David Parker at the University of Birmingham had these reflections on the ITSEE site:

Thought for the Day
MANUSCRIPT COPIES OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION give different ‘numbers of the beast’. Exciting though this number is for people who believe the Bible literally, the interest of this number of scholars of Revelation is the light it sheds on the development and use of Revelation in early Christianity. The two numbers which are best known are 666, the number found in the majority of manuscripts, and 616, found in some of the oldest copies, and those with an early form of text . . . .
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