Let’s look at 666 in the “Codex Vaticanus” Bible from Year 350AD. (I will call it “CVB”). The picture below of the CVB is found in a glass display at Bob Jones University in Greenville SC. This is just a copy of course and is not the original Codex Vaticanus which is located in the Vatican.
Codex Vaticanus 350 A.D. is an important fourth century majuscule manuscript.
The Following is the cataloging information at Bob Jones University for this copy of the CVB: This volume was purchased by the university from the British Museum in the 1970’s. This facsimile was published in 1968. Bible. N.T. Greek. Codex Vaticanus. Title Novum Testamentum e Codice Vaticano Graeco 1209 (codex B) tertia vice phototypice expressum. Publication Info. In Civitate Vaticana, Ex Bibliotheca Apostolica Vaticana, 1968.
Now let’s look at the CVB of Rev.13:18 (666) and compare it to some very common symbols!
Shown above on the left is 666 in CVB. The first symbol of 666 (the x character) is the Nazi swastika. The Nazi swastika are rotating arms, like on the mecca clock. Turn around, Turn around.
The symbol shown above, extreme right, is an Islamic symbol called “bismillah”. It is Arabic for “Allah” or “in the NAME of Allah”. When you turn the bismillah on the side and place it in a mirror (as above middle) you see the middle character/drawing in 666! Notice the line above Allah. It is part of the word Allah, it is NOT an underline. Notice the same line in the bismillah and in this CVB! Not only is the line present in both, but also notice the hook in the line, the hook or arrow is pointing the same direction!
The 3rd character is the stigma which means “mark” or “badge of servitude”. But also notice it is the perfect shape of the sickle AND hammer of the communist flag! Notice even the head of the hammer is visible in both the communist flag AND this copy of the codex. This symbol, just like the middle symbol needs to be rotated because it is a mirror reflection of the image of the beast. So, don’t discount it just because it’s not turned just right. The symbol is the same!
The Islamic image to the left confirms how you spell “Allah” in Arabic including decorative imagery and also confirms that Muslims turn the Islamic Bismillah in every direction. In other words, if you mirror the text of what we thought was 666, it will say “in the name of Allah”. Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist, now Christian evangelist, said that the first time he read the Greek symbol that is translated in the Bible as 666, he immediately read it as the Arabic character “Bismillah” which means “in the name of Allah. “Islamic image confirms how you spell “Allah” in Arabic including decorative imagery.
And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Revelation 13:16-17
Even the part of the Bible that predicted the beast will mark the foreheads is in the Quran and the Hadith: Dabat Al-Ard (literally the Beast out of the Earth) is an Islamic version of the account of the “Beast of the Earth” in Revelation 13:11.
But unlike the Bible, in which this beast is evil, the Quran gives him a holy mission to revive Islam and mark the foreheads of all true Muslim believers. According to Islamic tradition, the Beast emerges in the Last-Days:
Quran. 27:82 “And when the word is fulfilled concerning them, We shall bring forth a Beast of the Earth to speak unto them because mankind had not faith in Our revelations”. The prophet of Islam declared, ‘The first of the signs that will come is the rising of the sun from the place of its setting and the emergence of the Beast upon the people.”
Interestingly enough, the Qur’an itself at times emphasizes the significance of a Muslim’s forehead being marked during the worship of “Allah” — a mark that is required in order to be saved from hellfire per the Hadith — and how their works will be judged by what is in their right hand on the Day of Judgment:
Qur’an, Sura 27 An-Naml, ayat 82 The Beast is mentioned to have the Staff of Moses and the Seal of Solomon. It will strike the face of the disbelievers with the ring of Solomon; “He is destined for Hell” will be written on his forehead, and his face will blacken and it will brighten the face of the believer with the staff of Moses and “He is destined for Paradise” will be written on his forehead.
Qur’an Sura 18:49, “And the Book (one’s Record) will be placed in the right hand for a believer in the Oneness of Allah, and in the left hand for a disbeliever in the Oneness of Allah”
Qur’an Sura 69:19, “Then, as for him who is given his record in his right hand, he will say: Take, read my book!”
Qur’an Sura 57:12, “On that day of judgement you will see the faithful Muslim men and the faithful women, their light running before them and on their right hand.”