With all of the current Islamic terror happening around the world lately, there is an underlying question. Where does Islam fit into, biblical prophecy? After all, we have read so many stories of the Body of Christ being killed and tortured from countries all over the world. Some have put forth the case that the passage Revelation 13:17,18 is talking about Allah and his followers. That passage being: 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. 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. Please watch this video first, then go onto reading the rest of this post for a further breakdown of the greek concerning this most fascinating bit of biblical prophecy…
From my understanding, the “charagma” which means “mark”, means to etch, or stake into. “Mark” in Greek from Strongs:
G5480 χάραγμα charagma khar’-ag-mah From the same as G5482; a scratch or etching, that is, stamp (as a badge of servitude), or sculptured figure (statue): – graven, mark.
From the same as:
G5482 χάραξ charax khar’-ax From “charasso” (to sharpen to a point; akin to G1125 through the idea of scratching); a stake, that is, (by implication) a palisade or rampart (millitary mound for circumvallation in a siege): – trench.
G5482 χάραξ charax the Thayer Definition:
1) a pale or stake, a palisade
2) a palisade or rampart
2a) pales between which earth, stones, trees, and timbers are heaped and packed together
Part of Speech: noun masculine A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from charasso (to sharpen to a point, akin to G1125 through the idea of scratching)
Six Hundred threescore and six in Greek from Strongs:
G5516 χξς chi xi stigma khee xee stig’-ma The 22nd, 14th and an obsolete letter (G4742 as a cross) of the Greek alphabet (intermediate between the 5th and 6th), used as numbers; denoting respectively 600, 60 and 6; 666 as a numeral: – six hundred threescore and six.
G4742 στίγμα stigma stig’-mah From a primary word στίζω stizō (to “stick”, that is, prick); a mark incised or punched (for recognition of ownership), that is, (figuratively) scar of service: – mark.
Orig: from 5586; to use pebbles in enumeration, i.e. (generally) to compute:–count. G5586
Strongs Number: G4742
Orig: from a primary stizo (to “stick”, i.e. prick); a mark incised or punched (for recognition of ownership), i.e. (figuratively) scar of service:–mark.
Use: TDNT-7:657,1086 Noun Neuter
Heb Strong: H5351
1) a mark pricked in or branded upon the body. To ancient oriental usage, slaves and soldiers bore the name or the stamp of their master or commander branded or pricked (cut) into their bodies to indicate what master or general they belonged to, and there were even some devotee’s who stamped themselves in this way with the token of their gods