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The Islamic End Time Beast And his Mark (The name of Allah)

By Rabbi Samuel Thompson

Revelation 13:18 tells us that the number of the Beast is the number of a man, and its number is 666 (According to English Bible Versions). It is better translated Multitudes of a man. Gilyahna/Revelation 13:18 (RNKJV) 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. Gilyahna (Revelation) 13:18 (RSTNE) 18 Here is chochmah. Let him that has binah consider the multitude of the beast: for it is the multitude of a man; and his multitude is encoded in chi, xi, sigma. Islam gives fulfillment of the 666, The multitudes, or number of Mohammeds followers and Not a literal number. The three Greek letters are a code, which portrays a message to John and through John to us, in order to identify the end time beast. This is not a literal number, as no man has a number in place of a name. All men have real names, as does the end time beast. Some manuscripts say 614, some 646, some 665, so that 666 is just one reading. Moreover, one cannot use Greek words, or letters to figure gematria, or the numerical value of letters, since that only applies to the Hebrew language.

Additionally, the last Greek letter is an accent not a letter. The first Greek letter chi looks like two crossed swords, the very symbol of Islam seen by John before Islam was even invented by Mohammed. The next letter in Greek, xi is written vertically and is the exact name of Allah when written horizontally in Arabic. Thus the symbol of the crossed swords, along with the name of Allah is the mark with the final letter more of an accent mark, known as a sigma score and not a sigma itself. The letter sigma does not even exist in modern Greek. The verse as translated correctly in verse 18 means this. Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding decide who the multitude of the beast is, for it is the multitudes of a man (Mohammed) and (the same multitudes) are all involved with the mark, the name of Allah. The Greek word number is more accurately translated as multitudes, or the great number/multitude of those who worship the end time beast day and night.

666, Greek, and Gematria

The Aramaic Peshitta spells out the number, six hundred and sixty six in longhand format ( ).

Here is wisdom. To whom there is reason compute number of the beast, because number of man is, and number six hundred and sixty six.

The Greek text does not spell out the 666 longhand, but instead represents the 666 using gematria. Gematria is a numerical coding system by which the letters of the Hebrew alphabet are assigned numerical values.

Reading from left to right, the first Greek letter, (pronounced chi) has a numerical value of 600. The middle Greek letter, , is pronounced xi, and it has a numerical value of 60. The third Greek letter, , is pronounced stigma. Although its numerical value has changed since the first century, back in the first century, the stigma had a numerical value of 6. We might also note that the stigma has a literal meaning of scar, mark, or badge of service. , then, has a numerical value of 600 + 60 +6 = 666.

The Bismallah (the name of Allah)

Yochanan (John) wrote the Book of the Revelation on the Island of Patmos. Gilyahna (Revelation) 1:9 9 I, Yochanan, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Yahshua Messiah, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of Elohim and for the testimony of Yahshua Messiah. Back in the first century, the everyday language on the Island of Patmos was most likely Greek. Since Patmos was a Greek-speaking island, and since Yochanan was sent to minister on Patmos, it seems reasonable that Yochanan spoke and/or wrote at least some Greek. The Islamic Mark of the Beast relies on a Greek inspiration for the Book of the Revelation, since it tells us that Yochanan did not intend to record the literal number six hundred and sixty six (as in the Peshitta), but that he was attempting to capture the heavenly vision he was being shown by using Greek letters.

The Islamic MARK also tells us that the heavenly vision that Yochanan was attempting to capture was what is known in Arabic as the Bismallah (the Name of Allah), shown below.

If we flip the Bismallah (the Name of Allah) diagonally, note the similarity to the middle character (xi) of the hand-written Codex Vaticanus, which is believed to be the oldest known Greek manuscript, dated circa 350 CE. The line above the xi (under the words A.D. 350) is not an underline, but is actually part of the hand-written text.

Crossed swords are commonly used in Islam to denote conquest. Therefore, if we add crossed swords to the left of the middle character (xi), and remember that the stigma on the right has the meaning of mark, we get crossed swords, the Name of Allah, and the word mark ().


It is not difficult to see the similarities between these crossed swords, the Name of Allah (flipped) and the stigma, as compared with the Codex Vaticanus.

If one looks closely, one can even see all three figures () in the Chechin (Islamic) revolutionary flag, here also flipped diagonally.

The thought behind the Islamic 666, then, is that Yochanan was not telling us that the number of the Beasts name would literally be six hundred and sixty six. Rather, the thought is that Yochanan was trying to capture the image he was being shown by depicting it in modified Greek letters (), adding the horizontal line above the Xi.

According to Revelation 13:18, the Mark of the Beast is supposed to be worn both on the head, and on the right hand. Islamic jihadists typically wear this Bismallah on the forehead and on the right arm. This would be significant, as the Hebrew word yad ( ) means both hand and arm. Most Islamic jihadists wear both head and arm bands. Below is a picture of a Hamas headband. Similar bands are typically worn on the right arm as well. If one looks closely, and is willing to turn the images on their sides, one may be able to identify images that resemble the xi, the chi, and the stigma ().

Departing from the Text

It only makes sense that Scripture would speak about a major world force such as Islam, particularly since it affects the Land of Israel, and YHWHs people Israel.

Nonetheless, the Islamic Mark of the Beast depends upon a Greek inspiration, and it also asks us to depart from the face value of the passage, which speaks of a literal number 666, which as for stated is only one translation of numbers as others do say 614, some 646, some 665.

Here is Wisdom Let Him that Understands the Islamic End time Beast know that His Mark is the name of Allah.

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