Bible Code Digest
September/October 2009

In This Issue:


Briefing
Short items of interest to Bible code followers.

Correspondence
Feedback from our readers.

Crisis Clusters Point to Serving God, Not Money
Barack Obama, Global Financial Crisis, Swine Flu, and Famine codes cluster in Scriptures that admonish to serve God and not money.

2012: Is the End Coming?
As 2012 approaches, the furor mounts over whether there is any significance to the date that the Mayan calendar endsóDecember 21, 2012. There is even a big-budget action movie on the subject coming out in November 2009. Lengthy codes on the subject may shed some light. Movie poster from Wikipedia.

Buddhist Codes Continue to Astonish
In our continuing efforts to research Buddha and Buddhism in the codes, using terms such as Dalai Lama, Siddhartha, and The Buddha, we have a diverse collection of codes to present that continue to astonish in content and location.





Briefing


Bible Code Website Links Update

The Links page on BCD's site gives you quick access to Bible code researchers, skeptics, and other sites of interest, with the click of your mouse. This page was recently updated to include links to new sites of interest.


Torah Codes 2012 Video

Manu from Valencia, Spain, sent in a link to a YouTube video by well-known Torah code researchers about the intriguing year 2012.

After viewing it, be sure to check out BCD's article 2012: Is the End Coming?





Correspondence


Subject: Bible Code Predictions

I was just watching a video on YouTube with Bible code predictions, and I found it very disturbing.

Amazing Bible Code Predictions

That's the link to the video. If you would be so kind to respond I would greatly appreciate it.
Sincere regards,
Lee Hale,
Palm Bay, Florida



Our Reply

Dear Lee Hale:
Thank you for bringing this video to our attention. If what the individual was presenting in the video was the whole story about Bible codes, we would have to agree with him. The codes would be nonsense.

The Narrator begins with the following premise, which we have paraphrased:

If it's God's Word, the code should be found regardless of the translation. It should appear in English just as well as Hebrew.

That is a faulty premise. Bible code research is said to date back to at least the 12th century, when rabbinical scholars first wrote about discovering meaningful words hidden in the Hebrew text of the Torah, whereas, in the English translations, researchers have yet to find statistically significant codes.

The Narrator then launches into examples of short codes in matrices, which he rather sarcastically comments on. In one example, he finds the following words:
  • Won
  • Nazi's
  • War
  • World

He then says they mean, Nazi's won World War, which we all know is not true. He gives numerous other such examples with different findings. If the premise that finding individual words and coming up with what they mean were valid, you would also have to say that the World won Nazi's War, or Nazi's War won World.

Consider the following:
  1. He's only using the English text for finding codes.
  2. He's only presenting very short codes.
  3. He's looking at short codes in matrices and assuming they mean something as a whole.

Through experiments, it has been demonstrated that the codes that appear in the English text are not statistically significant. They appear by chance. So, all of his comments in the video would be immediately nullified by that one fact alone.

In his book The Bible Code, Michael Drosnin introduced many people to the method of searching for short codes in matrices. Unfortunately, it's likely that this type of finding could be found in almost any passage. Therefore, it is not statistically significant.

Also, just because the words all appear in a single matrix, it doesn't mean that they mean something as a whole. Finding very short codes in a matrix and coming to a conclusion about their meaning continues to be a method used by many Bible code researchers, but in the 10-plus years that BCD has been researching the codes, we have steadily moved away from looking at short words in matrices, to finding very lengthy equidistant letter sequences (ELSs).

Short ELSs appear frequently in any Hebrew text. So, to find something improbable, we need to find ELSs that are each at least 8 to 10 letters long (in Hebrew). BCD consistently finds codes of significant length, which indicates that the phenomena of Bible codes is not a random occurrence, but an indication of the divine authorship of the Bible.

Thanks very much for bringing this to our attention.
Best Regards,
Isaac Newton Bible Code Research Society


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