First Century Coin of Nero Found in Jerusalem — the “Mark of the Beast”?

“Although the book of Revelation was, of course, written in Greek, scholars have recognized that a Greek form of Nero’s name, Νέρων Καῖσαρ (Neron Caesar), when rendered into Hebrew/Aramaic¹ as נרון קסר, gives us a combined value of 666: 50 + 200 + 6 + 50 + 100 + 60 + 200.²”

Several other considerations secure this identification. For example, some other early manuscript copies of the book of Revelation read not “666” but “616″; and when the Latin form of Nero’s name is rendered into Hebrew/Aramaic characters—נרו קסר—this yields a value in gematria value of precisely 616.”