The King James Bible text proves that the basis for counting the number of the beast is by using Simple English Gematria.
Using this counting system, counting all the English monarchs that came after Mad King George III who lost the American colonies in 1784, the next king named “William V” will be number 666.
I just posted two prior articles showing that if you add up all the UK monarchs since after George III – the mad king who lost America – and if the next king is “William V” – then the total of all 9 of them equal exactly 666.
But I noticed something else. There are two different numbers in Revelation 13. One number used to “count” people until you get to the total of 666. But then there is another number which is just the “number of his name” – his name in the list has a number, he is going to be William V – “the fifth” – so his name’s number is Five.
“16 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: 17 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. 18 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.” (Revelation 13:16-18)
The Roman numeral is shaped like a “V” — so that could be the shape of the mark of the beast that is etched into the hand (although there appear to be three different versions of the mark: A mark, the beast’s name, or the beast’s name’s number).
Dr Ruckman wrote quite a bit about the “V” sign, two fingers held up. Hippies used it to mean “peace”; Winston Churchhill to mean “Victory” . It is also used much by the Pope historically and very often appears in Roman Catholic images showing Mary or infant Jesus holding up two fingers. It also signals a “jigger” of alcohol , is how the hand is held to smoke a cigarette, and – and is how a bowman pulls back a bow to shoot (in ancient times). The V also means “five” which Biblically stands for death starting at Genesis 5:5 (Adam dies). “V-the series” was a popular 1983-84 TV miniseries – the V stood for nefarious UFO alien “visitors”.
Perhaps the “number of his name” means an electronic mark will be shown on the two fingers which will be opened in a V-motion to “swipe” a purchase instead of using a signature.