The number 216 is a very significant, if not well known, number. This becomes apparent when one multiplies 6x6x6 and recieves the result of 216. The connection to 666 is amplified by it's presence in the Darren Aronofsky's film Pi where the protagonist stumbles upon a hidden code in the universe, a 216 digit number which a group of zealous Jews believe to be the true name of god. In the printout of the 216 digit number, the number 6 can be seen in the beginning of the second, third and fourth rows, forming a vertical 666.
The idea of a 216-letter name of god is actually taken from real Jewish history and belief. The 216-letter name of god (the Schemhamphoras) is actually derived from three verses in Exodus (verses 19, 20, & 21), each being 72 letters long. (72x3=216) Each was written out as a string of letters: verse 19 on top, then 20 underneath and in reverse order, and then 21 under that. Read top to bottom and right to left, the 3 lines of 72 letters yielded 72 individual 3 letter names.
The number 72 connects to 216 again in the time frames involved with the precession fo the equinox. Each of the 12 Ages lasts for 2,160 years, and the earth takes 72 years to move one degree in the Great Year. The connection to 12 continues beyond there being 12 Ages, in that the entire cylce lasts about 25,920 years which is 216x120.
The Number 216 Edit
2x16=32 (connecting it to the 23 enigma)