Solomon At His Throne, painting by Andreas Brugger, 1777

Solomon At His Throne, painting by Andreas Brugger, 1777

Revelation 13:18: Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

In part one,  666: CALCULATING THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST,  we looked at what the Apostle John really meant when we wrote, “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast…”

What we discovered is that the word count is the Greek word psēphizō (Strong’s G5585), means much more than just counting, computing, or adding the sum of a name to see if the name value equals 666.  It also means to vote, as in a court of law, by casting a pebble into an urn, to decide a case by voting.

Now, as I explained, the Greek word psēphizō is related to another word, psēphos, (Strong’s G5586  ) which refers to “a small worn smooth stone, a pebble” used to cast a vote in court to decide whether the defendant was guilty or innocent; “in the ancient courts of justice the accused were condemned by black pebbles and acquitted by white.”

However, in order to come to a proper conclusion regarding a case the members of a jury must listen to all of the facts. Only in this way can one come to a logical conclusion and properly vote to acquit or condemn the defendant.

So, our task is to search the Bible, study the facts it provides, and in this way solve the enigma of the number of the Beast, 666.


The Dream of Solomon, Luca Giordano, 1693

The Dream of Solomon, Luca Giordano, 1693

Without doubt, Solomon is one of the most enigmatic figures in the Bible. He begins his reign with the blessings of God, and it seems as if God showers Solomon with an over abundance of wealth and wisdom. Yet Solomon gradually drifted away from the wisdom and blessing of the God of heaven, for the hidden gnosis or knowledge of the god of this world.


Solomon's descent into idolatry, Willem de Poorter, Rijksmuseum

Solomon’s descent into idolatry, Willem de Poorter, Rijksmuseum

“For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.  For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.  And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.  Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.  And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods” (1 Kings 11:4-8).


It should be noted that every one of these demon gods required human sacrifice. Ashtoreth was a cultic fertility goddess which resulted in the moral debauchery of the people through both male and female temple prostitution. This literally destroyed the foundation of the family and the nation, not only because of its immorality, but because it also included child sacrifice.

It should be equally noted at this point that these were not imaginary gods; by that I mean, these gods were empowered by the Fallen Ones–there was a real spiritual power behind these entities, possibly accompanied by a visible, tangible, manifestation before the people and the temple priests (the same type of visual manifestation found in many modern UFO accounts). There was a reality to these beings, a reality so intoxicating that it caused the kings of Israel and the people to surrender their will (individually and collectively), as well as their little children, to the image of the beast.

All of the gods listed here are essentially the same being: Milcom, Molech,  Chemosh, Molech, Baal-hamon ,were also known in North Africa and Greece as the sun-god Kronos/Cronus. Molech or Moloch is also associated by the Romans with the god Saturn, an ancient cosmic deity worshipped by the Israelites during the 40 years spent in the wilderness with Moses, and later in the Temple proper by Solomon, Manasseh, and many of the other kings of Israel.

Amos 5:25-26:  Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel? But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

Acts 7:43:  Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

Saturn was seen as the devourer of his own children, and so others offered their own children to the image of this god, the image of the Beast. Symbolically we also see the devourer of children in Revelation 12:4: there the Dragon waits for the birth of Jesus so that he may devour him as soon as he is born.

Historically, the Greek chronicler Diodorus Siculus provided this description of Cronus, the Carthaginian fire god:

The offering of a child to the god Molech

The offering of a child to the god Molech

“There was in their city a bronze image of Cronus extending its hands, palms up and sloping toward the ground, so that each of the children when placed thereon rolled down and fell into a sort of gaping pit filled with fire.”

It is incredible that human beings could be this deceived that they would offer their children in this manner. We tend to think of ourselves as more sophisticated than ancient people; but today our culture (and cultures around the world) also continue this practice offering up little children to the image of the beast–the image of self and pleasure, through the ritual act of abortion.

The Symbol of Gold: Immortality, Power, and Idolatry

Gold is a symbol of wealth, power, and status. It is also not a bad thing in the Bible: Abraham was rich in gold and silver, the Mercy Seat on the Ark of the Covenant was made of pure gold, and the Wise Men brought the Christ child gold. Gold is also a symbol of idolatry, for instance the golden calf worshipped at the foot of Sinai. Historically, gold is likewise a symbol for immortality; in keeping with the ancient mystery religions, the old Alchemists vainly tried to turn base metals like lead into gold.

The alchemical goal is actually an attempt to turn humanity into the gold of the gods; it is an upward reach for the stars, to achieve an apotheosis without the need of the God of heaven. Many secret societies and the ancient Mystery religions also promised transformation or godhood to the highest adepts through the application of gnosis, or the knowledge of the gods. Solomon is an example in the Bible of a man who forsakes Yahweh, the God of heaven, for the secret gnosis of the Fallen Ones. In all reality it is a vain attempt: Solomon later filled with regret cried out, “Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity”  (Ecclesiastes 1:2).

The Bible exposes our minds to the enigmatic symbolism of the Antichrist Beast through Solomon, the backslidden king of Israel:

2 Chronicles 9:13:  Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold.

Of course this gold came to Solomon because of his economic and military policies: Through heavy taxation upon the people, and through the ships and other traders employed by the king. A verse from Revelation 13 comes to mind. It exposes the economic policy of the New World Order once the Beast seizes the reins of power:

Rev. 13:16-17:  And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

The number 666 is associated with economic and religious power. Babylon the Great will be a wealthy empire for a short period of time. In order to buy or sell though, a person will have to submit to the will of the Beast by means of the image, which is an occult initiation that imprints the mind with a living image of the Beast, and the mark which tags a person as the property of both the Beast and the empire of Babylon the Great.

Human sacrifice will become common place in Babylon the Great. The Beast will make war against the saints (Dan. 7:21), and in Rev. 13:7, the Beast continues his war against the saints, and in doing so he will overcome or conquer them ( Strong’s G3528 – nikaō). Daniel 8:24 says the Beast will corrupt and destroy the “mighty and the holy people.”

According to Revelation 11: 7 “the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them (Christians, the saints), and shall overcome (kill) them.” Rev.13:10 tells us that during this time the saints will be tried and this experience will test “the patience and the faith of the saints.”  Rev.13:15 reveals that the cultic worship of the Beast will also test the saints of God because those who refuse to worship the Beast will be killed.

The religious aspects of Babylon the Great will so permeate world culture that the spiritual powers of the Beast, and the False Prophet, will be turned against the people of God causing them to become a sacrifice to Satan and the Beast system–so much so that the shedding of the blood of the saints will become a special type of spiritual communion among the followers of the Beast:

Rev.17:6: And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

During this time the saints of God will only be able to overcome the Beast “by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony;” in other words, through death by sacrifice, and they will yield to this mainly because they will not have a choice, and so it will be said that “they loved not their lives unto the death” (Rev.12: 11), and their testimony for Christ will shine for eternity like a sparkling diamond (Rev. 20: 4).

Friends, the coming Tribulation is much more than some Christians have made it out to be. I realize that Bible prophecy is fascinating, but lets not have any illusions: it will be a very difficult time.

The Golden Throne of Solomon

The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon; Edward Poynter, 1890

The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon; Edward Poynter, 1890

“Moreover the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold. And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened to the throne, and stays on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the stays:  And twelve lions stood there on the one side and on the other upon the six steps. There was not the like made in any kingdom” (2 Chronicles 9: 17-19).

Here we see Solomon’s royal throne full of symbology directly related to the number of the Beast, 666. Of course we see items of wealth, ivory and gold, used to construct the throne. There is symbolism here as well but at this time I want to focus on the 6 six steps, and the 6 lions on each step mounted on both sides of the throne, giving a total of 12 lions. For it is here that we find the symbolism directly related to the Antichrist Beast and his number, 666.  In a fascinating manner the triple 6 is also related to another throne, one that in the future may be found in Jerusalem.

2 Thessalonians 2: 3b-4: …and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

The throne of Solomon with its three 6’s points directly to this throne, the Throne of God as found in the Temple in Jerusalem. The throne symbolism also points to the human heart, because in the New Testament the temple of God is the human body, the heart of course being the center of the mind and emotions, especially the will.

 1 Cor. 3: 16:  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

God does give a very dire warning to those who would toy with the Beast and receive his image into the heart: “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are” (1 Cor.3:17).

We are made in the image of God. Of course the image is more than just the human body, nevertheless, the Holy Spirit does inform us that our physical body is a container for His presence, and if the temple is defiled by the mark or image of the Beast, the consequences are very severe (Rev.14:9-11.)

The symbolism of Solomon points directly at the Beast of Revelation whose name and number are revealed as 666. Solomon turned into the Beast. The rabbit hole goes deep here, because as I revealed in my book, Alien Antichrist, my hypothesis is that the Beast of Revelation was a king during the days of Noah. He ruled the antediluvian world as the King of Babylon, and spiritually Babylon has always opposed the Kingdom of God and the people of God. Could that be why Babylon occurs 286 times in 282 verses of the King James Bible? Babylon is always evil, and Gods people always have to deal with its evil and idolatry. In fact, Isaiah links Babylon and its evil king with the symbol of Gold:

Isaiah 14:14:  That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!

Historically, Babylon captured Jerusalem, the city of God, and made eunuchs of Gods royal people (Is. 39:7).  Throughout history Babylon is linked with idols and false gods, and symbolically Babylon has always labored to capture the city of God and turn God’s people into spiritual eunuchs. The king of Babylon is still doing this even today through the surrender of biblical doctrine and truth by millions of Christians all across the world. Many churches have capitulated to the spirit of antichrist and have become spiritual eunuchs in the eyes of God.

One day a new Solomon will arise and take his seat on the Throne of God and rule the world through a global empire called Babylon the Great. Don’t try to become popular in the eyes of Babylon by compromising the great truths of the Word of God. Don’t yield to the spirit of Antichrist and become a spiritual eunuch for the Beast.

In my next post I will continue exploring the connection of the number of the Beast, 666, and other symbols found deep in the pages of your Bible.

Until then, thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo

I realize that articles like this are heavy and hard to bear for some people. But we must understand that Bible prophecy is a spiritual reality, and we must also face the fact that God has a purpose for allowing hard, difficult things like those found in this article.

Jesus Christ is our only hope. We cannot escape spiritual realities, we do live in a fallen world. Find hope in Christ and hold steadfast to His unchanging grace. Jesus died, was buried, and conquered the grave, rising from the dead to save us from our sin. That is the heart of the gospel. Come to Christ, believe in Him, eternity is forever!

Thanks again.

Jeff Wingo


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Solomon At His Throne, painting by Andreas Brugger, 1777; Photo: Andreas Praefcke (Own work (own photograph)) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Solomon’s descent into idolatry, Willem de Poorter, 1630-1648; Rijksmuseum;

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