grumpy wrote:Thanks for the response. I know the book of Numbers carried a different name, but I was thinking maybe something with the methods used in gaining the censuses would give us insight. Not in the total numbers of clans, peoples, etc... But perhaps in numbering individuals, seems I remember leaders of clans though I'm not sure they were numbered.
Even if the answer is not in the book of numbers, I still feel like it's possible that somewhere the bible shows us how to number a name. It just seems to me that one who has understanding would represent people who've studied and understand the bible. And I just feel the answers are in there, even though they're meant only to be understood at the appropriate times by the appropriate people. I don't mind being wrong, as I usually am. I know that there were methods in the jewish or maybe hebrew culture for numbering a name and possibly that is what is being referenced as many things in the bible speak loudly within the context of the culture when they were preached. But then, it's the people that must endure the beast (in the end times) that need to know how to determine the number of a name so maybe the method is different. Or as you say, maybe it will be loud and clear when it happens.
Maybe the name is in the bible. Here is a theorectical name that I just happened to think about three or four years back, when considering 666 as found in the two places in the bible. One place was the talents of Gold that Solomon received. The other, quiet interesting, is the number of Adonikam's children coming from Babylon.
From Ezra Chapter 2.
... , six hundred twenty and three. 12 The children of Azgad, a thousand two hundred twenty and two. 13 The children of Adonikam, six hundred sixty and six.
14 The children of Bigvai, two thousand fifty and six. 15 The children of Adin ...
When people take the "666" would that not make them Children of the Antichrist? And Adonikam's children numbered 666. And Adonikam, I have been told by a Jew who is an expert in the Hebrew language, means "my risen lord".....which is that not what the Antichrist is going to do?
Now get this, there is more...
From Nehemiah Chapter 7.
... , six hundred twenty and eight. 17 The children of Azgad, two thousand three hundred twenty and two. 18 The children of Adonikam, six hundred threescore and seven
. 19 The children of Bigvai, two thousand threescore and seven. 20 The children of Adin ...
Why 667 instead of 666 children in that passage? It is because, as I understand it, Adonikam himself was included in the count. So as there will be the one "Antichrist", Adonikam himself , his followers his children will be little "antichrists", i.e. 666ers, the biblical number associated with his name in Ezra Chapter 2.
So given that possibility, I went to an on-line gematria calcuator... and started playing around with different name
combinations using Adonikam as the last name. Now keep in mind that the Jews are expecting two messiah's - one messiah ben Joseph and the other messiah ben David.... ben David is the greater of the two since he will be the King of Israel. So I type in David Adonikam into the calulator - and came up with the wrong answer.
Then I tried a bunch of other combinations. Finally after messing around for 20 minutes or so, I tried Yosef (Jewish for Joseph) Adonikam. Here is the link to that calculator...[url]http://www.cs.utk.edu/~mclennan/OM/BA/I ... l#gematria
[/url] Scroll down on that page until you come to the Hebrew Gematria calculator... and type in "Yosef Adonikam" and see what you get. Remember Adonikam means "my risen lord", and what will the Antichrist claim?
So will Yosef Adonikam be the name of the Antichrist when he comes on the scene incognito or will that be an assumed name when he recovers from the deadly wound or neither? It is just something to keep in mind should some guy named Adonikam emerges in the near future.