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Unformatted text preview: days in the wilderness, tempted by the devil. The 40 days of lent commemorate this event. 666 - The Number of the Beast Probably the best known number from the Bible is the mysterious number of the Beast of Revelation. Rev. 13, 18: And here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. Some interpreted the beast as the antichrist, Nero, Mohammed, or the Pope. The theologian Peter Bengus wrote a 700 page book, mostly devoted to 666, which he found equivalent to the name of Martin Luther. Luther replied with an analysis equating 666 with the duration of the Papal regime and rejoiced that it was so near its end....
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- Fall '10
- Martin Luther, Christian terms, Paul of Tarsus, bad luck, Saint Peter