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What's the Real Meaning of the Number 666?

Q. What’s the real meaning of the number 666 in Scripture?

A. In Revelation 13 we read about St. John’s vision of the two beasts who for a time will exert their evil power in the world. Verses 17 and 18 give a hint for identifying the second beast. Its name is encoded in a number, 666. (Some ancient manuscripts read “616” i