I have often wondered why the number 666 — a number associated with the Antichrist in Revelation — is linked to the rule of Solomon. The link above goes to an article that has an interesting take on the issue.
My additional interpretive take:
6 — the number of mankind
66 — the number of human war
666 — the number of power over man
Within 2 generations of royalty within the ancient Israeli state, we go from a state of natural human law with the prophets (6), to a state of constant war with David (66), to a state of «peace» which is not peace — a state of tyrannical domination — with Solomon (666).
The coming of the 666 beast is associated with a new, global royal class.
When you see kings reemerge across the globe, as international organizations consolidate power, you can know that the end is near.