Tuesday, June 06, 2006

More nonsense on the date today (6/6/06)

Apparently, the MSM is all over the date today because of the association with the number of the Beast (666 or 616). My favorite internet historian is on the case.

My favorite?

Marginal glosses in the oldest extant fragments of John's Apocalypse indicate that, while anyone without the mark of the Beast won't be able to "buy or sell," they might be able to search Froogle for bargains.

Edward Cook has a more technical discussion on the numerology involved and whether the value is 666 or 616. Either way, it's the same guy (read Nero).

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