You'll find many writers use Roman Numerals in their Bible references. Below is a brief tool to help you determine the numeric values we use today. This is not meant to be an allinclusive list so you may have to "calculate" the equivelant of a Roman number. Roman Numerals use a base numbering system with letters. Base numbers include:
And are combined to make other numbers. Examples are: xviii = 18 (10+5+3) lxxviii = 78 (50+10+10+5+3) cxix = 119 (100 + 10 + 9) Combining a letter before another reduces the second number's value (confusing, isn't it): "i" before letter =  (minus) one. Ie, ix = 9 and iv = 4 "x" before "l" (xl) = 40 Examples of combined letters:
