An elegant 874-page hardcover edition of The Truth About 666 and the Story of the Great Apostasy is now complete. Written and published by Adventist historian and scholar Edwin de Kock, the book comes with a data CD of its contents and complete index.
Written for both scholars and lay people, this is a penetrating but pleasantly readable book, which ranges over the entire Christian era from apostolic times until the Second Coming. It agrees with and defends Ellen G. White’s Great Controversy as well as Uriah Smith’s Daniel and the Revelation, but also adds much material that neither of them knew about. It is the most extensive treatment of the Historicist prophetic interpretation of 666. With abundant new evidence, it shows that Vicarius Filii Dei is the best interpretation of Revelation 13:18. It also exposes the problems with Futurist, Preterist, and Idealist interpretations. The book should be required reading for anyone studying the end-time prophecies of the Bible.