# The Ulai canal in Susa and 666

Dan 8:1 In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar a vision appeared to me, Daniel, after that which appeared to me at the first.

Dan 8:2 And I saw in the vision; and when I saw, I was in Susa the capital, which is in the province of Elam. And I saw in the vision, and I was at the Ulai canal.

The following gematria is for verse 2  and leaves out the words in italics “and I saw in the vision” as this seems to be a part of the introductory statement in verse 1 as the KJV (and JPS and ESV) also notes by placing a colon after the word “vision” in verse 2 (more on this below) –

Dan 8:2 And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai.

It is 666 nautical miles from Temple mount in Jerusalem to the Ulai canal where this great prophet saw that he was (check this yourself with a web search).

(Search the web for “2701 666” to see the relation of 666 to the creation numbers of Gen 1:1).

What of the gematria?

We have 66 letters!

Total letter gematria is 3332. Just so happens that 2 *333 =666!

Then there is 1666 (as in the fire of London) in the factors of 3332 (the Total letter gematria).
This is no accident.

Worth noting:- the total letter count beginning from chapter 8 verse 1 to the colon in verse 2 (as in ESV and KJV)  is 70 which could be viewed as confirming the division of the 2 verses subject matter at the colon ( it is the letter count that is critical here ie; 70 and 66).

There is more information, that I consider to be of great value, in the follow on post:-

The Ulai Canal in Susa – 70, 66, 777

which covers Daniel 8:1-14 and really shows the pattern for this vision.

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Here is the gematria:-

Total Letter occurrances:- ד = 1. ז = 1. ח = 1. מ = 1. ם = 1. ע = 2. ת = 2. ן = 2. נ = 3. ש = 3. ל = 4. ר = 4. ב = 6. ה = 7. א = 8. ו = 8. י = 12.

Total Letter count:- 66
Factors for 66:- 2, 3, 6, 11, 22, 33

Total letter gematria:- 3332
Factors for 3332:- 2, 4, 7, 14, 17, 28, 34, 49, 68, 98, 119, 196, 238, 476, 833, 1666
Clustering for 3332:- 335. Cluster factors:- 5, 67

Total word count:- 15
Factors for 15:- 3, 5

ויהיH1961(31) בראתיH7200(613) ואניH589(67) בשׁושׁןH7800(658) הבירהH1002(222) אשׁרH834(501) בעילםH5867(152) המדינהH4082(114) ואראהH7200(213) בחזוןH2377(73) ואניH589(67) הייתיH1961(435) עלH5921(100) אובלH180(39) אולי׃H195(47)
(Verse total = 3332. Verse factors:- 2, 4, 7, 14, 17, 28, 34, 49, 68, 98, 119, 196, 238, 476, 833, 1666
Clustering for 3332 = 335. Cluster factors:- 5, 67)