The "Da Vinci Code"|
By Moshe Aharon Shak
Copyright © January 2005 by Moshe Aharon (Morris) Shak
The art and science of doing the codes—Part 3
This is the third article about the art and science of doing the codes. In the first two articles, the USA election matrix was used for illustration. It is by chance only that this article is using the great artist* and the great scientist** Leonardo da Vinci, to elaborate on the art and science of doing codes.
Studying the "Da Vinci Code" Bible codes led me to find the divine code at the top of the matrix, in the beginning of Genesis in the story of CREATION:
The Divine Code
And G-d said: "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters."
And G-d made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.
The code above as found in the largest matrix below is superimposed on the above two verses in the Bible in the beginning . . .
It is of interest to note that the book The Da Vinci Code revolves around "the beginning." It deals with the beginning of Christianity. The secrets, codes, and symbols are there in an attempt to answer a major question: What happened at the beginning? The book assumes that things are not black and white. It is therefore very fitting to find that the "Da Vinci Code" matrix is found at the beginning of the Bible. The matrix begins at the beginning of the first book Genesis that is called in Hebrew "in the beginning." Moreover, the first verse that appears at the top left of the matrix is: Genesis chapter 1 verse 5: " . . . And there was evening and there was morning, one day." The Da Vinci Code probes Christianity starting from "day one." It probes Christianity's possible darkness (night) and its rays of light (day). It was on that day one in the beginning that darkness and light were sorted out.
I believe that the matrix sorts out issues clearly right at the beginning.
Verification of the Divine Code
It is interesting to use codes to analyze codes. I started investigating Bible codes to see for myself if there is such a phenomenon. As I developed my skills, an interesting phenomenon repeated itself: All major matrices I developed included a moral message. Moral messages are not new to the Bible—they are there for everyone to read. So what is the point to have the codes? It is my opinion that they are there only to show us that the plain text in the Bible is divine. This matrix is no exception.
The table of codes below is revealing and interesting. However, the most striking feature in the matrix is the deeper message. Note that this deeper message, as well as all of the messages that I found in previous matrices, cannot be fabricated, planned or inserted just like that. One has to stumble on them! The message is brought out in a very interesting way. Compare the first term to the three possible different versions of the second term:
I find it fascinating to see once again the same message—that G-d is truth—against tremendous odds of being there by chance. In this matrix, the message is given in three different ways, using the same letters as shown above. The term in the matrix states that the True-Creator spelled codes letter by letter. This definition of codes is especially precise for what we define as "Bible codes." On the other hand, the two terms above show what they have in common and how they differ. The first (red) term defines "a writer" who spelled out everything. It is followed by the question "Is it meaningful?" The second term (the three in blue) clarifies "from G-d," and not just a writer. It follows up with another definition of Hashem: "My creator." Finally comes the signature of Hashem and confirms the outcome of the BIBLE (and others of His) codes: "TRUTH."
Just as the key term "spell" brings out the contrast between the author's spelling-out and G-d's, the term invention illustrates the same point: the human invention (the code) versus the "the invention" that is G-dly:
The presence of the Divine code is the most powerful message in the matrix that downplays the significance of the "Da Vinci Code." The two sets of contrasting terms above, are only the beginning of a several terms in the matrix that tell us that the basic story is fictional, as opposed to a documentary of true coded messages.
Key Codes About the Novel
One piece of artwork in the "Da Vinci" matrix is the Mona Lisa, but does it really belong in the matrix? Every one knows that Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa. It makes sense for it to appear in the matrix, but is it statistically significant there? Typically, we have software that will tell us the statistical significance of EACH term. Unfortunately, it is not always there to help us. Both terms "Mona" and "Lisa" are in the matrix, but the statistics report does not give them a passing grade in terms of statistical significance. On the other hand, they smilingly appear as one term, since the term for Mona is found within the term for Lisa—in Genesis 9:8-10.
Until there will be a program to resolve this issue, I believe that in this particular situation we have a statistical significant "Mona Lisa."
Terms Interconnection Part I: RECREATION
The connection between the terms can be established in many other ways. Obviously, if many terms say the same thing, we can easily get the message. However, let us look at four terms:
The first two terms (green and red) intersect exactly at the center of the word . From my experience, the three terms complement one another to give a single message. The fourth term almost intersects at the same place. In my opinion, it also adds another dimension to the story. "The intersection art" PAINTS the following message: The expression "to bite" (as when a fish bites the worm on the hook, or as when someone "falls for it") is applicable to Dan Brown. Dan Brown has done some research and "bought" what he believes to be true. He believes that from time to time he can recognize secrets. At this point, he "writes his code" (—His code he writes). "His" may refer to Dan Brown's belief in a specific code or may refer to da Vinci's code, about which he writes a story. In addition, why does he write about the code? He writes for his own and other people's relaxation (). Millions of people can relax as they read his book.
Analyzing the interconnection of terms is an art at this point. In the example above and below, it is one single term that binds the other(s) to make sense of all the interconnected terms. This is a special type of clustering. There are other ways of grouping terms to get a specific message. It is not the scope of this article to deal with them.
Terms Interconnection Part II: SECRETS