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Is the number '666' equal to 'FOX?'
There are many articles online about the numerological value of FOX being equivalent to the number 666 and what that means, if anything.
Listed here are the main examples cited in popular culture and undeniably, the coincidence is rather surprising.
The Pythagorean numerological systems are among the oldest and the most popular numerological systems on Earth. In the 6th century BCE, Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras assigned numerical values to each letter based on its position in the alphabet.
Example 1):It is rare to find a word or name which produces the same numerological result regardless of the method you use. Try it yourself. Very strange indeed.
The number value is assigned by the position in the sequence of the Western alphabet using number formulas which are based on the numbers 1 to 9.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
This method produces F O X = 666
To provide a unique numerical value to each letter, Jewish numerologists would multiply each set of 9 by a factor of 10. Sonosphere states, "The practice got little use in scripture, but a well-known example is in the New Testament book of Revelation, a highly symbolic text which the author presents as a record of a prophetic vision."
Ancient Hebrew number-letters to Western alphabet:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I (multiply this row by 1)
J K L M N O P Q R (multiply this row by 10)
S T U V W X Y Z (multiply this row by 100)
This results in FOX = 6 + 60 + 600 = 666.
Another version of the Pythagorean system assigned numbers based on their exact position in the Western alphabet.
F = 6th letter = 6
O = 15th letter 1 + 5 = 6
X = 24th letter 2 + 4 = 6
This method also equals 666.
If facts don't impress them, perhaps this will.