What is the number? Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1220210
'the number of his name'
"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"
Here is my opinion on the 'number of his name':
"Let him that hath understanding count
the number of the beast"
Count - Greek: psēphizō
1) to count with pebbles, to compute, calculate, reckon
2) to give one's vote by casting a pebble into the urn
3) to decide by voting
You should read "a treatise on the law of Municipal Corporations"... It's all based on ancient magic.
A 'beast', prophetically speaking, when referencing a 'nation' or 'governing force' is talking about a group of people who are legally identified as a singular entity and how that this singular entity has it's own rights... The entity does not represent geographic locations but the entity can rule over these locations through history...