Gematria is the study of the values given to each letter. Both in Greek and in Hebrew, each letter has a set value that represents a number. This is similar to Roman numerals. For instance, the first 6 Roman numerals, DCLXVI, equals 666!
"And he causeth all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, that there be given them a mark on their right hand, or upon their forehead; and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that
hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred and sixty and six." (Revelation 13:16-18, ASV)
Many have tried in vain to figure out the identity of the
mentioned in this prophecy by adding up the letters in the names of different individuals. Jesus' name, for instance, adds up to 888. This is the number of the new creation of "the Lamb." However, "the number of the beast" is 666, and it is the number of the
old fallen creation.
These three coins in the picture bible code signify the number 6-6-6, in that each coin is 6 letters in height (in ELS). This agrees with the prophecy about "Mystery Babylon," that 'no man can buy or sell
(i.e., with money/coins) unless they have the '666.' However, not merely the ELS of this bible code is numbered, but the very value of each coin as well; both by their total worth in money, and also by the value
of each word using Gematria!
Notes about this chart:
The names of three coins were written on the wall, with the first written twice: mene, mene, tekel, and parsin. The gematria appears when the four coins are translated from the Aramaic into the Hebrew!
(Note: A Babylonian 'mina' was worth 60 shekels,
but a Hebrew 'mina,' just 50 shekels.)
Also, Daniel interprets "parsin" (dual) as "peres" (singular). Thus, peres can be singular or dual when translated into the Hebrew.
Click on this Hebrew alphabet,
with gematria table, to enlarge.