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Hope123
Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 3:35:52 PM

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Finland's national airline is not superstitious. They do the same flight every year.

Finnair flight AY666 took off from Copenhagen and flew to Helsinki on Friday the 13th. What's more, the baggage code for Helsinki airport is HEL.

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Blaidd-Drwg
Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 4:00:49 PM

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This post got me curious about the origin of the number of the beast and it looks like it may actually be 616, not 666.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_the_Beast

Although Irenaeus (2nd century AD) affirmed the number to be 666 and reported several scribal errors of the number, theologians have doubts about the traditional reading because of the appearance of the figure 616 in the Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (C; Paris - one of the four great uncial codices), as well as in the Latin version of Tyconius (DCXVI, ed. Souter in the Journal of Theology, SE, April 1913), and in an ancient Armenian version (ed. Conybeare, 1907). Irenaeus knew about the 616 reading, but did not adopt it.

Papyrus 115 and Ephraemi Rescriptus have led some scholars to regard 616 as the original number of the beast. According to Paul Louis, "The number 666 has been substituted for 616 either by analogy with 888, the [Greek] number of Jesus (Gustav Adolf Deissmann), or because it is a triangular number, the sum of the first 36 numbers (1+2+3+4+5+6+...+36 = 666)"

I still like that Finnair thumbs their noses at the superstition.
Arto Kalliokoski
Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:47:56 PM
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Finnair flight 666, at 13 o'clock on Friday the 13th with a 13 year old aircraft, has landed safely in HEL. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ay666/#c286973
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Tim Boyle
Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 10:26:43 PM

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And yet, in the formerly open-minded and free-thinking USA, we have a majority of elevators that omit the button that takes you anywhere between floors 12 and 14....

Still, all the floors would be different numbers if we started at ground floor zero, or if the Lower Level equalled minus one. The world is insane.

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 8:27:14 AM

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will
Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 9:16:23 AM
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progpen wrote:
This post got me curious about the origin of the number of the beast and it looks like it may actually be 616, not 666.

667, the neighbour of the beast? Think


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Romany
Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:04:00 PM
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Prog -

Yep. I came across this early on in my uni studies.

Ever since I have sniggered each time a movie features some plot twist centreing on ancient texts/carvings etc. with the dreaded Mark of the Beast wrought by ancient hand...because ancient hands actually wrought a whole different Mark. But then, I am easily amused.
Akkuratix
Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 7:06:26 AM
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We Finns know that being superstitous may carry bad luck, that's why we don't care so much about omens and other auguries.
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