Mark of the Beast


Last updated: Nov 27, 2018

What is the mark of the Beast?

The mark of the beast is detailed in Revelation 13:16-18: "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 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."

The identification of the number is six hundred and sixty-six; not to be confused with three separate numbers of six (666). This number is called "the number of a man," but the identification of this man is uncertain. It is possible the mark of the beast will include an image of a global leader and an associated set of numbers unlike those used on modern currencies. The differences is that the mark will be required on each person's body and that it will be required for all financial transactions.

The mark of the beast will come about sometime during the seven-year tribulation period.