“This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666” (Revelation 13: 18 NIV).
The number of the beast, popularly known as 666, has had many conundrums in Bible studies. First is the problem of the gematria (alphanumeric code). We’re often tempted to ask, “What is the number of the beast?”