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Am I a Man?

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#31802
Fun:*** (2.58)
Difficulty:*** (2.78)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:jazzmusician46Aau*****
Corrected By:eyenowhour

 

 

 



An ancient world I once did rule,
filling men with trepidation.
All deadly sins I thee did worship,
with a passion and rage so fierce.
My name was sovereign; so noble and refined,
but a number of a man also knew me.
This figure is long and complex by nature,
six hundred three score and six.

Who am I?



Answer

The Emperor, Caesar Nero.

666 is the Aramaic numerical equivalent of Nero's name.

Much of the Bible focuses on the power of numbers, for example, The Trinity (3); The Pentateuch (the first 5 books of the Old Testament); the 12 Tribes of Israel; the 12 Apostles; the Resurrection in 3 days; Moses' 40 years in the desert; Jesus' 40 days in the desert; and so on. Likewise, each Hebrew letter is represented by a different number. For example, The Hebrew of David is DWD (DaWiD)...dwd=4-6-4(14).
Similarly, the Latin name of Nero Caesar or Caesar Nero, an "n" can also be added, resulting in Neron Caesar. Next the Latin is transliterated into Aramaic, resulting in 'nrwn qsr', which when using the numeric equivalent of the letters, then adds up to 666 as follows:

Nun = 50
Resh = 200
Waw = 6
Nun = 50

Qoph = 100
Samech = 60
Resh = 200

Sorry for ruining your Hollywood idea of the devil as 666. Arguably though, Nero and Satan were pretty close!

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