Properties of the number 616
According to Albert Slosman, it is the number of the Knowledge, and what it is Good. Its opposite is 666, that the Beast personifying the evil.
Irenee, doctor of the Church of 2nd century after J.-C. observed a variant in the text of the Revelation (Apocalypse) concerning the number of the Beast which would give 616 instead of 666. But he considered always that the true number was 666 and not 616.
Numerical value of Caesar-god in Greek, where the ten Greek letters (th is only one) in equivalents numbers, give: Kaisar = 20+1+10+200+1+100 = 332; theos = 9+5+70+200 = 284. The total: 332+284 = 616.
Numerical value of the Hebrew word Jethro. It is the first word that begins the text of the Ten Commandments: waw, resh, taw, yod, 6+200+400+10 = 616.
Numerical value of Nero Kecar, the emperor Neron, in Greek. By adding the letter N at the end of the name of Neron, where the numerical value is 50, we obtain 666. However, if we transpose in Hebrew the name of Neron Caesar, the sum of values of each Hebraic letter gives also 616: nun, resh, waw, kaph, ayin, yod, samekh, resh, 50+200+6+20+70+10+60+200 = 616.
Numerical value of Gaius Caesar, that is to say the sanguinary emperor Caligula, who reigned 37 to 40 after J.-C.: GAIOS KAISAR, 3+1+10+70+200+20+1+10+200+1+100 = 616.
Paul-Louis Couchoud notices that this is the numerical value of the name Attis in Greek (to the dative because to the accusative we obtain 666). Attis was the companion of the Phrygian goddess Cybel whose the orgiastic cult was spread in the world Greco-Roman in 3rd century before J.-C.
By using the ASCII table, we find that the French word "Soleil" ("Sun") gives 616.
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