Thanks for the links Hans. From your Catholic Apologetics International link:
On May 8, 2005, World Net Daily, posted an article titled: “Testing the Faith: 666 wrong number of prophetic beast? Newly examined Scripture fragment lends credence to argument it’s 616."
Apparently ignorant of the history of the number 616, World Net Daily seems to be touting the new number as the correct version of the biblical text in Apocalypse 13:18, which has traditionally been rendered as 666...
Both are incorrect assessments of the evidence, as we shall see...
In conclusion, 666 does not refer to any one man in history and 616 is not the proper rendering of Apocalypse 13:18.
Robert A. Sungenis, M.A. (Ph.D. cd)
Catholic Apologetics International
May 9, 2005