The reason for the numerous appearances of the ‘vav’ is due to it’s use as the conjunction (and, but, now, so, etc). This word is used quite extensively to tie things together or to bind them. This places the two meanings of ‘binding together’ and a ‘nail’ into a provocative relationship. It is not happenstance that the Messiah was ‘nailed’ to a tree for our SINS, and that He DESTROYED the works of the DEVIL. It is the ‘vav’ or the nail that connects two things together. We know that when the Messiah was nailed to the tree, that He became SIN for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. Sin was literally joined together with Messiah that He might bear our burden and take our place. All these concepts are tied (pun intended) together with the number six. The nails left prints in His hands and in His feet. In the Greek language and gematria, a form of the letter ‘s’ is inserted as the 6th letter. It is called the stigma. To explain this I will quote from E.W. Bullinger’s popular book on numbers entitled “Number in Scripture”:
“This letter ‘s’ (called stigma) is used for the number 6. Why this letter and number should be thus associated we cannot tell, except that both are intimately connected with the ancient Egyptian ‘mysteries’. The three letters SSS were the symbol of ISIS, which is thus connected with 666 …”
It also might be of interest to know that the verbal root of the word stigma is to brand with a hot iron, which has always been one of several ways of putting a mark on someone. Ouch! As a last note of interest before I provide a list of several uses of the number six, I would like to remind anyone who will listen that the ‘beast’ of Hitgalut 13, will be a physical manifestation of a ‘spirit’ of antichrist, that has been in the world all along (1 Yochanan 4:3). When attempting to calculate the ‘number’ of his name, it might be remembered that his nature, as described by Sha’ul in 2 Thessalonians 2:7, is that of lawlessness or Torahlessness. This is the nature of the spirit of his followers as well, for it is my opinion that his number is intimately tied to man’s ways over God’s ways.
* The serpent is the 6th character revealed in B’reshith.