Let me explain the origin of this question. My father and I are reading through the Left Behind series of books. In these novels, the number 216 plays a key role, yet its meaning has not been explained yet. The Anti-Christ seems to have a fascination with the number but it is unclear to the characters why.
So why is it?
I have seen the movie Pi http://us.imdb.com/Title?0138704 and in this movie, I believe there is a Jewish Cult who are looking for the 216 character name for God.
So there it is again. What is the meaning of this number?