The new iPhone is too much like some mark of The beast type stuff. Face and finger recognition kind of scares me.

The number of the beast (Greek: Ἀριθμὸς τοῦ θηρίου, Arithmos tou Thēriou) is the numerological identifier ascribed to the beast from the sea,[1] the first of two symbolic beasts described in the Book of Revelation’s thirteenth chapter.[2] In most New Testament manuscripts, the number is rendered as 666, but the variant 616 is found in critical editions of the Greek text, such as the Novum Testamentum Graece.[3]

In the 19th century James Austin Bastow identified the number as having symbolic correlation to the Emperor Nero, whose Greek name transliterated into Hebrew has the numeric value of 666, whereas his Latin name written into Hebrew is 616.[4] In Revelation’s narrative, the “mark of the beast” is used to identify the beast’s acolytes. The number is one of three choices in Revelation 13:17— “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 of his name” is mentioned also in Revelation 15:2 distinctly from his mark. It is widely thought among dispensationalists that the mark will take the form of a number or symbol that will be revealed only during the End Times.


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