I think many people who live in a Western culture know that the number 666 is of some reference to the Devil. The last book of the New Testament of the Bible, the book of Revelation chapter 13 says it is the number of the Beast. This is the very last record of that number in Holy Scripture.
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. – Revelation 13:18
One score = 20. Six hundred threescore and six = 666.
But how many people know the very first mention of the number 666 in the Bible?
Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold, — 1 Kings 10:14
King Solomon ruled the nation of Israel, the most powerful and richest kingdom on earth at the time. He received 666 talents of gold yearly in taxes paid to him from the nations he had conquered. One talent of gold in ancient Israel equaled 30.3 kilograms according to the Wikipedia article about talent as a measurement.
666 talents X 30.3 kilograms = 20179.8 kilograms = 20,179,800 grams.
1 ounce = 28.349 grams
20,179,800 / 28.349 = 711,835 ounces of gold.
666 talents of gold at the current (March 19, 2012, ref: goldprice.org/ ) price of gold at $1659 USD an ounce:
711,835 X 1659 = $1,180,933,656
I think that’s a pretty hefty tax and a sign of world dominion seeing the earth’s population was only a fraction of what it is today. Is the Illuminati using the amount of King Solomon’s yearly revenue in taxes as a symbol of economic control of the world? Economic control also means political control. The Bible in Revelation chapter 13 states that nobody will be able to buy or sell without the Mark of the Beast in either their hand or forehead!
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. – Revelation 13:16,17
It’s interesting to note that John Todd said King Solomon was the one who first came up with the plan of economic conquest of the nations of the world one by one for the purpose of eventually forming a one world government. He forsook the worship of Jehovah and got into witchcraft.
That’s my interpretation of the number 666. It’s merely an opinion. I’m sure there are other ways to interpret it, perhaps many more.