When we hear the number 666 mentioned, we associate it with the mark of the beast in Revelation 13:16. It reads: Also, he (the antichrist) compels, all both small and great, both the rich and the poor, the free and slave, to be marked with an inscription on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that no one will have power to buy or sell unless he bears the stamp, the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is [room for] discernment. Let anyone who has intelligence calculate the number of the beast, for it is a human number; his number is 666 (Rev. 13:16-18). In time, people assumed certain presidents from different countries to be the antichrist, as they figured out the letters of their names to come to the number 666, but they came and they went without taking the position of the assumed antichrist. There will be always a curiosity about the number 666 to whom it refers, that will never be satisfied, until he will be revealed. However, as the world becomes ripened to its judgment, it seems clearer that he is about to be reviewed sooner than later.
King Solomon left us with a question mark in relationship with the number 666 in his choice of receiving 666 talents of gold every year. It seemed all together insignificant in those days, but in God’s calendar, it had a prophetic significance that stirred up curiosity in many of us. We wonder what is the significance of it for the end-times. We read in Revelation 13:18, Here is [room for] discernment. Let anyone who has intelligence calculate the number of the beast, for it is a human number; his number is 666. Is it based on knowledge and understanding of the past history that we can figure out whom it is referred to?