Interesting article. What I appreciate is the idea you're not closed minded on the subject. I believe there are still mysteries having already been written in scripture, but only now ready to be revealed to us in these last days. All we have to do is look for them. Closed minded people, what can anyone say about them? They act as if they know all there is to know, and any new idea put forth can't be right, especially if it doesn't meet their standards, Oh well!
My comment on your article, Your date concerning the writing of Revelation is the problem. In this I am old school, not saying you're incorrect, only saying there is a great deal of evidence saying it's much later. But I will reexamine the subject again.
Christian writers such as Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Melito the bishop of Sardis, and Clement of Alexandria and the author of the Muratorian fragment identify John the Apostle as the "John" of Revelation, and they agree on a later date then before the Temple was destroyed in 70 A.D.
1. I find it's mostly modern scholars who have taken a different view, and they take a different view on most everything.
2. There are those who consider that nothing can be known about the author except the John who wrote Revelation was a Christian prophet. They often characterise Revelation's author as a figure whom they call "John of Patmos".
3. But the bulk of traditional sources date the book to the reign of the emperor Domitian (AD 81–96), and the bulk of the evidence tends to confirm this. Several early writers have reported that the apostle John was exiled to Patmos for preaching the gospel of Christ during Domitian's persecution of Christians, 95 and 96 A.D.
Now concerning 666: It's a number meant to be better understood in these last days only. What do we know about it?
Were to count the number of the beast:
It's the number of a man:
It's the number of his name:
And it appears to be his mark:
Does it have anything to do with time?? Maybe, maybe not! As for me, I say it does, and I, like you, still use my calculator. I found, when you take 9 periods of time (9 periods representing the length of time a woman carries her child,) connected with the often used Biblical term (a woman in travail) meaning when a woman is about to give birth after a 9 month pregnancy; with my calculator divided 6000 years by 9 periods of time, I came up with 9 periods of 666.666 years. Coincidence, maybe! but anyway, I went even further,
Isaiah writes, Isa.9:6, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given." When was that? Sometime between October 15th to the 30th of 4 B.C.
From Christ's birth in 4 B.C. go back in time 6 periods of 666.666 years, it equal 4000 years. This is a date Bishop Usher, a 16th century theologian, and others like John Lightfoot and have calculated to be the birth of creation, October of 4004 B.C. This may also be coincidence!
At the age of 30 sometime between the 15th and 30th of the month of October of 26 A.D., Jesus was baptized by John and the Holy Spirit. It was at that very moment we read,
Matthew 3:17, And lo a voice (the Father's voice) from heaven, saying, this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well plesed."
Now if we move forward in time from this date 10/ 26 A.D. with the remaing three periods of 666.666 years we arive in late September or early Otober of 2026 A.D.
Now this date agrees with another post of mine: In the year 598 B.C. when the temple in Jerusalem was raided by Nebuchadnezzar and the sacred vessels taken, then brought to Babylon and put into the house of there god, then move forward in time 1290 years and it brings us to the year 692 A.D. the year the Dome of the Rock was finished on God's Holy site, Mt. Moriah. Now move forward 1335 years and it brings us to October of 2026 A.D. i guess the skeptics would say it's just another coincidence: maybe, maybe not!
In May of 2019, Israel will complete a full 70 years as a nation. 2019 + 7 years of tribulation bring us to the year 2026 A.D.
David purchased the land on Mt. Moriah in 974 A.D. If we move ahead exactly 3000 years, we arrive in the year 2026 A.D.
Chronologist claim Abraham was born in the year, 1974 B.C. Move forward exactly 4000 years, and again we come to the year 2026.
Now from the time the Dome was finished, go back 1 period of 666 years we arrive in the year 26 A.D. when Jesus was baptized.
God back 4 periods of 666.666 it brings us to the year 1974 B.C. the year of Abraham's birth.
These may all be nothing but coincidences, but the dates are not mine, they belong to those who have studed the chronology of the Bible.
We know 666 is going to mark all who worship the beast:
We know those who don't receive the mark of the beast will be beheaded:
Anyway, keep searching! keep me informed on any new findings,