This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666.
It is amazing that the number 666 appears in both the Old and the New Covenant. And that the number only can be understood, after a calculation. King Solomon did not have our numerical understanding of how to calculate, since he was using the Hebrew measure of talent.
If you start to calculate the wealth of a gold collecting King Solomon in metric tons, and compare him to todays biggest Babylonian gold barons, like Federal Reserve System of Central Bank of America, you will find out who (what) the beast is, and how it has manifested it self in the physical realm as an image.
Do not worship the image. Because the love of money (notes, and soon only electronic numbers for wealth) is the root of all evil. I will publish a Bible study on this important topic.