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"Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man"

666 - the original Kings James Version Bible and Shakespeare

Today is June 6, 2006 (6-6-6) which is Day 157 of the year.

(Update - June 6, 2012) I wrote the following article 6 years ago today. The response has been interesting. While most readers cannot grasp the mathematics and numbers, as we are becoming a society with electronic calculators losing it's ability to think about numbers, those who are able to understand are awakened to a fascinating bit of knowledge. However, It appears to me that most who do understand, already knew via oral tradition or initiation to these secrets. Please enjoy, and take out of this what you will.


There has been a fair amount of media attention in relation to the 666 significance of this day. For myself and those who follow my work, there is great significance in today being Day 157 of the year also. With the combination of these two calendar events occuring today, I have decided to post some interesting discoveries I have recently been working on about the number 666 and how it relates to Shakespeare.

I'd like to list a few resources that I use to do my work. The internet is a valuable tool for this kind of work, and I want to express my gratitude to the hard workers who have made these resources available to the public. The list will appear below the description of my findings in order to allow any curious readers to see for themselves if this discovery will hold up to scrutiny.


The message about 666 that everybody is interested in is from the 13th Chapter of Revelation:

"Here is wisdome. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is sixe hundred threescore and sixe."

Of course this verse has been the topic of discussion for many years, and there are many theories about it. I am presenting a new theory, and you are one of the first to read it.

The verse says to "count the number of the beast." Easy enough.

A facsimile of the original King James Version of the Holy Bible is online at: http://dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/printedbooksNew/index.cfm?textID=kjbible&PagePosition=1

Counting the pages we find a Title Page and then a blank page.

http://dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/printedbooksNew/index.cfm?TextID=kjbible&PagePosition=2

Then there are 33 pages of actual content before a second blank page.

http://dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/printedbooksNew/index.cfm?TextID=kjbible&PagePosition=37

Count another 633 pages of content (33 + 633 for a total of 666 pages of actual content).

http://dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/printedbooksNew/index.cfm?TextID=kjbible&PagePosition=669

Notice Psalms 46 is on that page.

Now look back at the Table of Contents page in the original 1611 King James Version.

The name and order of all the Bookes of
the Olde and New Testament, with the
Number of their Chapters.

http://dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/printedbooksNew/index.cfm?TextID=kjbible&PagePosition=36

Counting back from the end of the book using the chapter count provided in the original KJV Bible, we find that Psalms 46 is the 666th chapter from the end of the Bible. (This count was not my discovery, however I have verified it to make sure it is accurate.)

So here we have Psalms 46 on the 666th page of actual printed content of the 1611 King James Version of the Holy Bible, and counting back from the end we find that Psalms 46 is the 666th chapter from the end of the 1611 King James Version of the Holy Bible.

Interesting, eh?

Psalms 46 is not unknown to cipher enthusiasts. This is the famous Psalms where it has been written that Shakespeare wrote his name in cipher. You see, the 46th word from the beginning is "Shake", and the 46th word from the end (not counting the final "Selah") is "Speare". The theory goes that Shakespeare was 46 years old when the KJV was printed.

The work I do involves two numbers known as the Secret Shakespearean Seal numbers, 157 and 287. Using the same counting method that produces the 46th word from the beginning and end can be flipped around. There are 111 words between Shake and Speare. This makes 157 words after the word "Shake", and 157 words before "Speare." Although not as well known, this is much more siginificant.

Now the question is, "Was Shakespeare the Beast?" Well, not hardly. But let's look again at the message from revelations.

"...it is the number of a man;"

Well maybe the 666 is not the actual number of the man, but the number to count to find out his real number?

Using the cipher codes I describe in the references below which are known to many learned Baconians, the name Shakespeare has the following numbers:

SHAKESPEARE = 103 Simple cipher and 259 Kaye cipher

OK, remember these numbers.

Here is a large image of the facsimile of the original 1611 King James Version Psalms 46:

Psalms 46 has 11 lines in it.
9 of those lines begin with letters using the Old English style type,
2 lines begin with letters using a plain style type.

The two plain letters are "T T" which have a sympathy with the number 11 it seems. A double "T" is used in several methods in Shakespeare's Sonnets to mark certain important places and ciphers. Often they appear with the number 11.

The 9 old English letters that begin the rest of the lines are:

G T G T T C H B T

Those letters, GTGTTCHBT add up to 103 Simple Cipher.

Of course that is the Simple cipher of SHAKESPEARE.

Doesn't that figure, being in Psalm 46? Shakespeare's name is pointed at in Rosicrucian word count (157) and also by using notarikon and gematria.

By the way,

ONE HUNDRED THREE is 157 Simple cipher and 365 Kaye cipher.

Even the cipher numbers of SHAKESPEARE contain the hidden Rosicrucian 157 Secret Shakespearean Seal number.

I have a gematria calculator on Light-of-Truth.com for checking numbers for wrds, names, dates, and places:

 

http://www.light-of-truth.com/ciphers.html

"Here is wisdome. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is sixe hundred threescore and sixe."

Listen carefully, we are told to count the number of the beast and that it is the number of a man. We are not told the number of the beast is 666, but that the man's number is 666. This is important. So if the man's "number" is 666 and we have counted 666 pages in and 666 chapters back to find a well known cipher that points at the name "Shakespeare," then we can look at Shakespeare's cipher numbers; 103 Simple and 259 Kaye ciphers and use them for further reference.

Note also on page 666 of content in the 1611 KJV, that the last verse of Psalms 45, just before Psalms 46 begins, says "I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever." There is a strong reference to making "thy name remembered in all generations". On one level about God, but another about Shakespeare? The last verse (Psalms 48:10) of the page is similar, "According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness." More than one level of meaning? Shakespeare is full of this kind of word play and double (and even triple) meanings, could it be that this page in the 1611 KJV is also making use of these ciphers and word games?

So should we be looking for the Beast to appear and possible have Shakespeare's numbers?

Hmmm, what a coincidence:

GEORGE BUSH is 103 Simple and 259 Kaye cipher.

Check for yourself: http://www.light-of-truth.com/ciphers.html or add up the codes on a calculator.


The Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image
This wonderful website provides high quality images of numerous books from the past which are unavailable for most people to view in any other way. In this article I refer to the original 1611 King James Version of the Holy Bible many times. Without this resource, I would not have discovered the treasure I am presenting today.

I also use a text version of the 1611 KJV which is on an easy to use website that appears to be by the Cottonwood Family Bible Church in California. They have the following credit on their website: This text was originally created at the University of Pennsylvania by Robert A. Kraft, was made available to ETC by the Oxford Text Archive, and the index is mirrored here from ETC's searchable SGML database .

I also want to list a few resources from my own site, Light-of-Truth.com, that I will be using and referring to during in this article.

The Table below shows the two sets of cipher numbers we will use for each letter:
These ciphers are Known to Baconians as the "Simple" and "Kaye" ciphers. This Key is using an Elizabethan 24 letter alphabet where the "J" is represented as an "I", futhermore the "U" and "V" are used interchangeably.

(For a complete set of keys, check out : 24 letter alphabet ciphers and the 14 x 26 Table)

 

SIMPLE

KAYE

A

1

27

B

2

28

C

3

29

D

4

30

E

5

31

F

6

32

G

7

33

H

8

34

I (J)

9

35

K

10

10

L

11

11

M

12

12

N

13

13

O

14

14

P

15

15

Q

16

16

R

17

17

S

18

18

T

19

19

U (V)

20

20

W

21

21

X

22

22

Y

23

23

Z

24

24

The 24 letter alphabet was mentioned in the famous cipher book, Cryptomenytices et Cryptographiae By Gustavus Selenus, Duke of Luneberg, (1624)


Chapter Six

On arbitrary Preparation accomplished by means of a Key;

also on Fortuitous Preparation accomplished by means of an Instrument.

 

The second Principal Mode depends on a key, and in this method the letters must be distributed in accordance with the norm of this key. This norm is the letter itself (see Bk.2.c.8), and, by its numerical position in the alphabet, it shows where the next letter is to be placed. For example, let us have the alphabet

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

a

b

c

d

e

f

g

h

i

k

l

m

n

o

p

q

r

s

t

u

w

x

y

z


The 24 letter alphabet was used by Sir Francis Bacon in his 1605 Advancement of Learning with his famous Biliteral Cipher:


The image below of Francis Bacon's Biliteral Key is from page 79 of John Falconer's 1692 book:
"Rules for Explaining and Decyphering All Manner of Secret Writing"


Important 14 Tiered Pyramid description on Light-of-Truth.

More about the Sonnets and the Secret Shakespearean Seal numbers: 911

Discovered and described by Robert Fowler Jr. Email: ShaKAshA@Light-of-Truth.com