Wednesday, May 11, 2005

A revelation about Revelation

It's time to subtract 50 from the mark of the beast.

That's according to a team of scholars whose analysis of a third-century Greek version of the New Testament, the oldest surviving copy of the text, has discovered that the Antichrist's number in the Book of Revelation is not 666 but 616. A University of Birmingham (the British version) professor told The Independent that the number is a thinly veiled reference to Caligula, an early Roman emperor who was big on cruelty but low on sanity.

Any bets on what kind of twisted searches will appear in future meter readings because of this post?

2 Comments:

Blogger Hanging by the News said...

I smell a Watchman column in the near future.

Looks like the sandwich board people are going to start coming out before June 16 (6/16) every year to proclaim that the end of the world is nigh.

That oughta make for some good TV news in the near future.

10:06 AM  
Blogger Susan of LocalTint said...

"That oughta make for some good TV news in the near future."

Or some bad TV shows for years to come.

(Had to delete the previous comment due to bad html code.)

12:15 PM  

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