I have a question that's been bothering me for little while now, and hoping someone here can help me with it.
"The Number of The Beast" as mentioned in "The Apocalypse/Revelation of John" (ΑΠΟΚΑΛΥΨΙΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ) and later texts "The Apocalypse/Revelation of the theologian" (ΑΠΟΚΑΛΥΨΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΘΕΟΛΟΓΟΥ) primarily use the Greek " χξς " to indicate the number 666. There is no point in getting into the 616/665/666 debate here. My question is, if I understand correctly, the Greeks, like the Hebrews, used their lettering for their numerical system as well, thus giving numerical values to words and vice versa. Not being very well versed, or at all, in Greek, much less ancient Greek, I am curious as to what that would translate into, at least phonetically. If nothing else, does anyone know the names of the characters used?