QAnon asked, "How many 'girls' were waiting for the return of their boat?" The question was featured along with an image of six individuals including former President Bill Clinton.
"Revelation 16:2 and 19:20 cite the "mark of the beast" as a sign that identifies those who worship the beast out of the sea ( Rev 13:1 ). This beast is usually identified as the antichrist. This mark is first mentioned in 13:16-17, where it is imposed on humanity by the beast out of the earth ( 13:11 ). This second beast is the false prophet ( 19:20 ), who forces the worship of the antichrist and brands those who do so with the mark. This mark is equivalent to the beast's name or number ( 13:17 ; cf. 14:11 ). This enigmatic number is announced in 13:18 as 666," BibleStudyTools.Com writes.
"The term "mark" has no special biblical usage apart from its association with the beast. The Greek term charagma [cavragma] was most commonly used for imprints on documents or coins. Charagma [cavragma] is well attested to have been an imperial seal of the Roman Empire used on official documents during the first and second centuries," BibleStudyTools.Com added.
"This term does not occur in the Septuagint, and its use in the church fathers is insignificant. The only other reference to charagma [cavragma] in the New Testament besides those in Revelation, is Acts 17:29, where it stands for an image formed by art. A more common term for "mark" or "brand" is stigma[stivgma] in its noun and verb forms. Branding was practiced in the ancient world, and even in relation to religious concerns," BibleStudyTools.Com writes.
"Religious tattooing was observed (cf. Lucian, Syr. Dea 59; Herodotus 2.113). Third Maccabees 2:29 records an incident in which Jews were branded by Ptolemy Philopator I (217 b.c.) with the Greek religious Dionysian ivy-leaf symbol. The "mark" on Cain in Genesis 4:15 is rendered by semeion [shmei'on] in the Septuagint, the term for "sign." Paul's reference to his bearing in his body the "marks" of Jesus ( Gal 6:17 ) utilizes stigma [stivgma], not charagma [cavragma]," BibleStudyTools.Com writes.
"The contextual significance of marking those who worship the beast may be accounted for by noting how this motif answers to the seal on the foreheads of those who worship the Lamb ( Rev 7:3 ; 14:1 ). This contrast is particularly noted in 20:4, where those who are martyred for the Lamb are resurrected to reign with Christ. The mark and seal well image the two earthly groups who dominate the narrative," BibleStudyTools.Com adds.
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