Tarsus is 666
It seems that many new things, especially those involving "non-human" technology scare those who are somewhat ignorant and suspicious of anything outside their own carefully constructed culture. We can remember not long ago when bar-codes were proclaimed to be part of the "beast system" and before that social security numbers were seen to be part of a devilish plan of subjugation. Most recent to this list of demonic devices is the Internet. This is based on a decoding of the acronym, www featured as part of an URL, the uniform resource location, that is, the address of a computer serving information across a world wide network of computers. And this is based on an ancient code system called gematria.
According to the recent theory, World
Wide Web, that is www, stands for 666. They correctly refer to the fact that the
Semitic equivalent to the English language's 'w' is the Hebrew character 'waw'.
And as each character of the Hebrew alef-bet (alphabet, if you will) can also
double as a numeral, waw does have a number value of 6 as it is the sixth
character of the alef-bet. To someone who does not understand gematria or Hebrew
numbering conventions, www, or we should say, waw-waw-waw, would appear to be
the number 666. But this is not the case at all. Once numbering goes past 20, it
jumps for each letter. Also, in gematria, the characters are added up to get a
number. Let us demonstrate:
|'alef =1||waw =6||kaf =20||`ayin =70||shin =300|
|bet =2||zayin =7||lamed =30||pe =80||taw =400|
|gimel =3||het =8||mem =40||sadey=90|
|dalet =4||tet= 9||nun =50||qof =100|
|he =5||yod =10||samek =60||resh =200|
And not only this, but letter-numbers are added in descending order by larger to smaller amount. So it is not always easy to construct a number to where the symbolism shows easily. Usually a name is started with first (that is characters) and then interpreted thru numbers. In other words, www, or 6+6+6 does not add to six-hundred-sixty-six. It adds up to 18. In Hebrew, 18 is the exact same as hay, meaning "life."
On the other hand, what letter-numbers are required to equal 666 exactly, and in the proper configuration? Consult the chart above finding the largest number needed first, then the second largest, and so on, in descending order.
You will find that the letters in order are: Taw-Resh-Samek-Waw. In English characters we would represent them as Trsw. But Hebrew is represented by consonants only. Vowels came much later, except for the yod and waw. Waw could act as a long 'o' or 'u'. Trsw---is that a Hebrew word? No, it is a Hebrew spelling or a word-play on the name of a Greek city in Asia Minor. It was this city that the beast-666 came from, the city of Tarsus, the city where Paul, the teacher of lawlessness and apostate founder of gentile Christianity came from. Paul of Tarsus is the beast-666 of the Revelation.