The number 666 will look differently in different languages. However, in all languages, the number 6 is the number of man. Man was created on the sixth day. The creation work of God was completed on the sixth day, signifying secular completeness.
Let's look at 666 symbolically. The number 666 is the number of the antichrist. Again, in all languages, the number 666 simply put, is the highest man can get apart from Christ. Seven is the number for perfect completeness, and the antichrist is not a seven. He cannot measure up to Christ. He is a six.
The number 666 represents the unholy trinity. Satan is not a seven. He is a six. The antichrist is not a seven. He is a six. The false prophet is not a seven. He is a six. Together they make up 666.
In the Bible, three times the mark of the beast is called "His Mark." (Revelation 14:9, 15:2 and 20:4)
In the Bible, two times the mark of the beast is called, "The Mark of the Beast." (Revelation 16:2 and 19:20)
In the Bible, one time the mark of the beast is called, "The Mark of His Name." (Revelation 14:11)
From these verses, it is very clear that this "mark" is personally symbolic of one of three things.
1. THE MARK OF THE BEAST. Could this be a tattoo of a quarter moon with a star, and cross swords? I don't know. This mark simply means you are a worshiper of the antichrist no matter what it looks like. It may simply be the numbers 666.
2. THE MARK OF HIS NAME. Could this be a tattoo of the name Allah? Allah written in Arabic resembles 666 in English. I don't know if that has anything to do with it or not. It may simply be the numbers 666.
3. THE MARK OF HIS NUMBER 666. God says this is the number of a man. Six is the number for man. Seven is the number for God. Let's just take this number at face value and not try to figure out what it might mean. It means 666. The 666 tattooed on your forehead, or right hand, simply means you are a worshiper of the antichrist. Of course, it will look differently in different languages. Could it be that simple? It really does not matter, because you cannot take the mark of the beast accidentally, or without knowing about it.
It is not just about buying and selling. It is all about worship. All three of these marks represent the same thing. Each of these marks represent that you have declared your faith in, and your allegiance to the antichrist. Please stay with me here. We are going somewhere interesting.
Since John wrote in the Greek language, we need to look at the numbers that were expressed in Greek characters. The Greeks did not express numbers by figures, but by letters, just like the Romans---X stood for ten and C for one hundred. Six hundred and sixty-six can be expressed by spelling out the words in the Greek language, or by using the letters which were symbols for various quantities. If we try this method, we come up with the name "Lateinos," the founder of the Latin race. The Romans were a Latin race and spoke the Latin language. Could it be just this simple? Could it simply mean that 666 represent the Revived Roman Empire, the first Latin people? The beast is not just a man. His empire is also called a beast. This name, "Lateinos," is not only the number of this beast, but the number of this man of sin. This configuration seems to point to a power which has displayed every mark, which is assigned to this beast.
I realize that John did not write in English. However, when we spell Allah in Arabic, it looks like 666 in English. That may not mean much, but it is interesting that the numbers 666 are Arabic characters for those numbers, even though they were unknown until several hundred years after John wrote Revelation. I have no problem with that, since these numbers are not relevant until the Tribulation anyway. That's why the Bible tells us, that it is current events that open up our understanding of prophecy. (Daniel 12: 4-9)
Simply put, 666, no matter what language it is written in, are just numbers that identifies a person with the antichrist. Daniel was thrown into a den full of hungry lions, and he didn't even bat an eye, but when he saw a vision of the antichrist, it scared him so badly he fainted, and was sick for several days. This 666 person must be a terrible looking fellow.
If you have any doubt that the number 666 is the number of a man, and is associated with the antichrist, let me give you something else to think about. In addition to Nimrod, there are several other examples of the antichrist that are associated with 666. Goliath, the giant who oppressed, and enslaved God's people is a type of the antichrist. He was six cubits tall. He had six pieces of armor, and his spear weighed six hundred shekels. (1 Samuel 17:4-7) The number 666 was associated with him.
King Nebuchadnezzar's image was a type of the image of the antichrist, from his head of gold to his toes of iron and clay. This statue that Nebuchadnezzar built for the people to worship, was sixty cubits high, and six cubits wide. There were six instruments of music that summoned the people to come and bow to the image, and worship. (Daniel 3:1-7) The number 666 was associated with him.
When the antichrist makes his appearance, the number 666 will be made very simple, and it will be understood completely at that time. So we don't have to worry about it. In some manner the number 666 will be associated with the antichrist. It may be something entirely different than anything we have thought about. However, it will be made clear at that time.