In the secret place of the stairs (Song of Solomon 2:13-14 KJV) Solomon is expressing a powerful revelation about the 666 mystery (Compare, 1Kings 10:14 KJV). Solomon created a living parable and mystery by making a great throne of ivory, that was overlaid by the BEST GOLD (1 Kings 10:18 KJV). The “best gold” what would that be? Ophir Gold? Not necessarily. Rather a particular year’s collection of Gold that weighted out at 666 Talents and was a revelation deep and wide.
It is clear in the scripture that there was other gold that came into Solomon’s inventory that same year such as the gold of merchantmen, spice merchants, and all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the country (Compare, 1 Kings 10:18-19 KJV). Why was this selective gold separated and other incoming gold during that same time not added to this accounting?
This story then is about a sensational revelation to Solomon. The Throne of Solomon had six steps up to it, and on each side of each of the steps was placed a lion making a total of 12 lions. So on each side of the steps was okaced 6 lions, therefore making a grand total of 12 lions. So six steps, six lions on one side of the steps, six lions on the other side of the steps equaling three 6s that when horizontally placed together is 666…( Compare, 1 Kings 10:18-20 KJV).