PMT 2014-034 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
In my last two blogs I have been considering an objection to the postmillennial, preterist’s understanding of 666. We believe it has John using a Hebrew spelling of “Nero Caesar” for understanding his meaning. Some reject this analysis because Revelation was written to Asia Minor and not to Israel.
Below I will continue responding to it, using the enumeration began previously.
Sixth, similar Hebraicism’s elsewhere
The use of Hebrew names is not unique to identifying the beast. In other places John will use Hebrew names. For instance, in Rev 16:16 we read: “And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called HarMagedon.” Elsewhere we read: “They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon” (Rev. 9:11). Continue reading