The Bible contains some unexplained riddles. King Solomon was known for his Wisdom Proverbs and skill to solve riddles. Did Solomon’s Proverb originate the 666 riddle and the number was later transposed in time in error and should be 616? You decide.
Proverbs 6:16 (950 BC)
New International Version (NIV)
16 There are six things the Lord hates,
seven that are detestable to him: 17 haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil, 19 a false witness who pours out lies
and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
Revelation 13-18 (AD 96)
“Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.”
King James Bible numbering was assigned in the sixteenth century AD, well after Revelation. Earlier Hebrew numbering is also involved of which I have no expertise or knowledge to comment about. Number transposition of this proverb may be the answer to the riddle. There has to be an answer for every riddle because you must have an object in mind first in order to compose a riddle.
Bible Fundamentalists might disagree. However, Satan will do anything to create conflict. Solomon’s wisdom proverbs were written to help us understand fear and phobias and prevent conflict. In my opinion, Solomon was given Divine Wisdom by God to help man understand and calculate how foolish we are to allow Satan to put his hex on us.
You will know his hex happened when a man displays any of the seven evil signs identified in the proverb hated most by God. Satan hates King Solomon’s Proverbs because wisdom puts a hex only on the beast. Is the hex of the beast linked within you? Maybe read the proverb again, then calculate your own number and decide.