The Velocity of the Earth

The orbit of the earth around the sun defines ONE year. Is this fundamentally important circle of the earth marked with a meaningful scriptural number? The answer is affirmative. On consulting The Economist Desk Companion —How to measure, concert, calculate and define practically anything it is exciting to read that, “The velocity (the average speed) of the earth in its orbit around the sun is 66,600 miles per hour”

This whole earth is moving in its orbit (relative to the sun) at 666 hundred miles per hour. In other words this planet, as it circles the sun, displays that beastly number of a man, given in Revelation chapter 13 Verse 18, “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.”

The Escape Velocity of Earth

The same reference book gives the escape velocity (the speed) needed to break free from earth’s gravity, and leave this circle of the earth as 7 miles per second, or 25,200 miles per hour, which is ten-fold 2,520 (or 70 times’).

Courtesy Michael D. Bennett’s “The Circle of the Earth”