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Why 66 books?

Discussion in 'Controversial Christian Theology' started by Zimmer36, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. Zimmer36

    Zimmer36 New Member

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    Not sure if this is proper thread for this question but why are there 66 books in the Bible did that just happen to be the # of inspired books? I mean i see 66 and u almost think of mark of the beast.
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  2. Tone

    Tone Star Fish Radiant Supporter

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    66 = 6+6 = 12 = 1+2 = 3 (# of wholeness)

    666 = 6+6+6 = 18 = 1+8 = 9 (# of judgement)
  3. St_Worm2

    St_Worm2 Simul Justus et Peccator Supporter

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    66 is not the same # as 666, is it ;)

    The books in the Bible are all there because they are His (God inspired/"God-breathed") words.
  4. HTacianas

    HTacianas Well-Known Member

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    The Christian canon has 72 books, depending on how they are numbered. The 66 books of the modern protestant bible is based on the later Jewish canon of the old testament. The number of books has no particular relevance.
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  5. Jude1:3Contendforthefaith

    Jude1:3Contendforthefaith Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Depends on who you ask :

    Biblical canon - Wikipedia

  6. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Repartee Animal: Quipping the Saints! Supporter

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    Though I don't hold it to be numerologically relevant, you can think of it as God's letter addressed to Man. ;)
  7. Job3315

    Job3315 Well-Known Member

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    Just because God assigned 666 to the devil, it doesn't mean that number belongs to the devil, it belongs to God.
  8. DavidPT

    DavidPT Well-Known Member

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    72 is 6 more than the 66 in the OP. Maybe that's the missing 6 in the OP?----66+6.

    I'm not being serious of course, yet it does add up to what the OP thinks the 66 books almost make you think of, when you add this other 6 books to the 66 like this.
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