Revelation 13:18 – This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666.
In 66, when Nero was emperor and the Jews revolted against Rome and coined their own money. The Greek word translated as mark (of the beast), χάραγμα, also means stamped money or coin; "no one buys or sells without the money of the beast."
It was 666 talents that were the yearly revenue tax of King Solomon noted by Saint Beda.
In the year 286 A.D., the Theban Legion, an entire Roman legion — of "six thousand six hundred and sixty-six men (6,666)" were led by their chief Saint Maurice — who had converted en masse to Christianity, but were then martyred together when they refused to sacrifice to the gods.
The Washington Monument height of the obelisk is 555.5 feet, which is equal to 6,666 inches. Did you know that Washington DC was once called Rome?
Martin Luther had said that the "Pontifex Maximus" (Pope) was first considered as uncontrollable about the year 666 A.D.
Saint Bede, the Father of English History in his Biographical Writings and Letters written in the 7th and 8th century said this about Augustus: “In the forty-second year of Augustus Caesar, in the twenty-seventh from the death of Antony and Cleopatra. when Egypt became a Roman Province, in the third year of the 193rd Olympiad, and in the 752nd from the building of the city, in the year when all the commotions of nations were stilled throughout the whole world, and by the appointment of God, Caesar had established real and durable tranquility, Jesus Christ consecrated by his advent of the 6th age of the world.”
The "Head of the Church" is a title given in the New Testament given to Jesus. The "Vicar of Jesus Christ" as the second official title of the Pope.
In Kabbalistic Judaism, 666 is the number which represents the creation and perfection of the world. The world was created in 6 days, and there are 6 cardinal directions (North, South, East, West, Up, Down).
Therefor, 666 is “man’s” number, and stops short of the perfect number seven.
Man was created on the sixth day.
Our body has 7 parts, the head, chest, abdomen, two legs and two arms.
Christ was crucified at Golgotha, which was the place of the skull. Man was created on the sixth day.
This 6th Age was started by Augustus Caesar in 8 A.D., and the first Pontifex Maximus of this 6th Age was Octavian Augustus Caesar.
The next Age will be the 7th.