The War at the
End of Times

What Do Bible Codes
from Ezekiel Indicate?

By Moshe Aharon (Morris) Shak
Copyright June 2006


Ed Sherman, the founder of Bible Code Digest, mentioned to me that in Ezekiel 40 the appearance of the term war appears several times more often than expected by chance alone. Specifically, a Hebrew term for war appears 17 times in Ezekiel 40:1-41:1 with a skip of 335 or less, even though it is only expected to appear 4.37 times by chance. He asked me to look at these seventeen occurrences for possible extensions.

To my surprise, I found significant extensions of the eight war terms with the shortest skips. Of the next 11 terms, only two had significant extensions.

What is truly remarkable is that the extensions of the eight terms with the shortest skips all focus tightly on the subject of war. Here is my best translation of these terms:

There are, of course, other possible translations for many of these terms. These are presented later in this article. The next table presents a summary of the basic story provided by each extended term.

Links to the Literal Text

The extended matrix that contains the extensions to the first eight terms war starts at Ezekiel 38:13:71 and ends at Ezekiel 42:6:39.

In chapter 40, Hashem's messenger measures the areas intended for the temple for the prophet Ezekiel. The chapter deals specifically with the outer gates, the courts, and the buildings within. Chapter 41 deals with the actual temple and Holy of Holies. Chapter 42 deals with detailed descriptions of some of the buildings in the courts. Scholars have determined that the descriptions do not exactly match the first or second temple, but consider it likely to be the description of the Third Temple at the End of Times. The other great event at the End of Times is the war of Gog and Magog that Ezekiel describes in the previous two chapters (38 and 39).

Some of the extended codes based on the term war found in chapter 40 describe the prophecies of Ezekiel in chapters 38 and 39.

Hashem will make "them" want to go to war . . . (See skip 144)
    And I will turn thee about, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed most gorgeously, a great company with buckler and shield, all of them handling swords. (Ezekiel 38:4) [emphasis mine]

    And I will turn thee about and lead thee on, and will cause thee to come up from the uttermost parts of the north; and I will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel. (Ezekiel 39:2) [emphasis mine, see also Zechariah 14:2 below]

The spoils of war . . . (See skip 168)
    To take the spoil and to take the prey; to turn thy hand against the waste places that are now inhabited, and against the people that are gathered out of the nations, that have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the middle of the earth. (Ezekiel 38:12) [emphasis mine]

    For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, but the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. (Zechariah 14:2) [emphasis mine]

The eruption of Hashem's volcano . . . See Ezekiel 38:19-22, a description of a volcano and earthquake. (See skip 78)
    For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath have I spoken: Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel. (Ezekiel 38:19) [emphasis mine]

Every man's sword shall be against his brother. (See skip -194)
    And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord GOD; every man's sword shall be against his brother. (Ezekiel 38:21) [emphasis mine]

    And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour. (Zechariah 14:13)

Hashem's yoke will be apparent . . . (See skip -18)
    Thus will I magnify Myself, and sanctify Myself, and I will make Myself known in the eyes of many nations; and they shall know that I am the LORD. (Ezekiel 38:23)

According to my book Bible Codes Breakthrough, I only look at the lowest skip of a term in a given area of search in order to extend it. Usually, the extensions do not make sense. To get several extensions is exceptional. On the other hand, if there are several of the same terms at different skips, and they can all be extended to give meaningful codes, I use them all. Once there is a gap where a term or two cannot be extended, I look no further at terms with a higher skip. From my perspective, the Bible at the purest ship of plus one (the surface text) is the most direct and effective way to understand a message. As we look at longer skips, the messages seem to fade. The exception in my opinion is when each higher skip gives additional information. I believe that the search for the term war or illustrates the point. I believe that the lowest skip found in the area should be considered first, second skip second, and so on. Upon following this principle, we get a fascinating story about the End of Days. Before we get into that journey, note that only the first eight terms are extended in this search.

Another interesting feature is that the term war in this area at its lowest skip of minus 18 (-18) has an heh in front. This changes the term from an ordinary war to THE WAR. Most will agree that THE WAR from the beginning of time to the end of time is the anticipated: the "Gog and Magog" war at the End of Times. If we consider that there are only three other occurrences of skips lower than 18 in the Bible for the war, it is remarkable (the war in the surface text with a skip of one is not considered).

The Eight ELSs and Their Meanings

One way to evaluate what a code means is to look at where the words in that code first appear in the surface text of the Bible. By examining the meaning of those passages, we can glean a better understanding of what the codes may mean.

First ELS

The war is Hashem's yoke to mix up/confuse.
Skip = -18

[As an example, the children of Israel faced wars when they did not obey the laws of the Torah, and were also mixed up within the nations of the world. Hashem is using war as a yoke to confuse and mix up (those that do not listen).]


First appearance in the Bible:
    Therefore was the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth; and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. (Genesis 11:9)

The War:

First appearance in the Bible:

    And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, who came from the service of the war. (Numbers 31:14)

The war in reference was a "mix-up" war. Hashem wanted it to be a punishing war (just as at the End of Times) against Midian. The children of Israel were not to take any spoils of war. However, in Numbers 31:9 it states, "And the children of Israel took captive the women of Midian and their little ones; and all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods, they took for a prey." At the End of Times (see the term at skip 168 below) the wicked will also want the spoils of war. Women are first on the list of spoils. There is also a reference to that in the discussion of the seventh ELS.


First appearance in the Bible:
    The LORD is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation; this is my God, and I will glorify Him; my father's God, and I will exalt Him. (Exodus 15:2)

This Scripture is a reference to the first instance of the war. The war that Hashem fought for the children of Israel when He defeated the Egyptian army by drowning them in the Red Sea.

Second appearance in the Bible:

    And he said: "The hand upon the throne of the LORD: the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation." (Exodus 17:16)

This is a reference to all the wars including the final war at the End of Times against the wicked.

Second ELS

Abomination they are to Him to Hashem. His mouth of volcano (is) Hashem war.
Skip = 78

Who is the King of Glory? "The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in war/battle." (Psalms 24:8). How does He do it? He does it with the sacrificial lamb. He sacrifices when He wages war.

Nuances of Meaning

: Can also be translated as Hashem has a mouth of volcano or Hashem is war.

: Can also be translated as where is the shame?

: Can also refer to among the people of Israel (see Ezekiel 34's constant reference to the sheep , Israel). : With a connotation of shame it is typically spelled with a vav. The note below will support the exceptional spelling that is sometimes used in the Torah for special meanings. In this case, the removal of the yud may indicate a lack of G-dliness in them.

: From the root of abomination, it can mean also scoffers. It is typically spelled with a yud.

The wicked abomination is to Hashem. Hashem is a volcano of war. How?
With a sacrifice. How will the sacrifice (of the wicked?) be trapped?

Note the same wording in the Bible for two key terms in the sentence above in one verse in the Bible.


First appearance in the Bible:
    The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire; thou shalt not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein; for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God. (Deuteronomy 7:25)

: In the above verse, the verb is slightly different, but it has the same root and idea.

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