Codes in Bible vs. Any Book |
The great rallying cry of the Bible code skeptics has always been, "You can find codes like this is any book." When they were talking about Drosnin’s examples, these skeptics were dead right.
But what about such an assertion regarding the extensive clusters presented on our web site? And what about clusters of intermediate complexity? Where should the line be drawn?
Beginning in the March issue and continuing in the June issue, we present the eye-opening results of a study pitting the book of Ezekiel against a portion of the Tolstoy novel War and Peace. Sign up for your free subscription today and gain access to all past issues of the Digest, including those with this study.
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As world tensions increase, our research continues to produce lengthy ELSs that seem to underscore—and in some cases to illuminate—current events. Some of these codes are just amazing.
Within a few hours of the September 11 attacks on the U. S., we had found Saddam Hussein’s involvement in them indicated by ELSs concerning the event. His full name appears only twice in the Hebrew Old Testament. One of them appears in Ezekiel 37:2 with a huge skip of 150,684 between its seven Hebrew letters. So it begins in Leviticus, the third book of the Tanakh and ends in Nehemiah, the third book from the end of the Tanakh (whose books are arranged differently than the Christian Old Testament).
This was one of the clues that caused us to focus our attention on this massive cluster as we searched for codes about 911. (By the way, the second Saddam ELS appears with a skip of
-10,142 in 1 and 2 Samuel. Our research into this area of the Tanakh has not produced much to tie in with our current knowledge of Hussein’s activities, but perhaps future events will show us its significance.)
In addition to the Ezekiel 37 cluster, we have discovered several other clusters about “end times” people. places and events.
Ezekiel 40 cluster
Ezekiel 7 cluster
Jeremiah 17 cluster
Micah 5 cluster
Daniel 2 cluster
The longest code ever discovered (a 61-letter ELS) appears in each of the first four clusters, ostensibly linking them together. That code reads, There is Quarrel in His Speeches. A Living Brother Uttered Words to Them and to Me. And Zubaidah Turned to His Sea, Without Then Lying for a Whole Week. Oh, the Mountain of Her Interior Will Bear a Testimonial to Her Name.
The following new code finds were located in these clusters, listed according to significance:
Ezekiel 37 cluster:
Antichrist of the People; Where is the Belief in His Coming? (also appears in Ezekiel 40), 18 letters, skip 7,094. We have found quite a few antichrist ELSs, but none that help clear up the mystery of who he will be and where he will come from, although one of them in the Ezekiel 40 cluster drops a few hints.
The Beauty in Me was Quite Destroyed by Binalshibh, 17 letters, skip 309. Ramzi Binalshieb is the al Qaeda lieutenant who was arrested last year in Pakistan and has allegedly been the source of a great deal of intelligence useful in the war against terrorism.
Jehovah is My God. The Perpetuity of Israel is the Messiah's Passion (also appears in Jeremiah 17), 16 letters, skip 11,801. This beautiful ELS can be appreciated by both Jews and Christians. It also affirms what both the Old and New Testaments say about the outcome of this nation, despite the threats of terrorists.
God is Like Fire, Tyrant Saddam! (also appears in Daniel 2-3), 13 letters, skip 43,535. This fascinating warning for Iraq’s deceptive leader could be about his “end end game.”
Ezekiel 40 cluster:
The Good Fortune of Illumination Happened to Me. Let Jesus the King Live, 22 letters, Skip 21,750. We were not looking for a “Jesus code” in this context. It came up during a search of the Tanakh for instances of Jesus the King as part of another project we were working on. Perhaps it indicates a spiritual revival among many during the crisis of war somehow connected to the Third Temple that is indicated in this cluster. Prophecy seems to say that there will be a massive acceptance of Jesus Christ as the Messiah by citizens of Israel during an end times crisis (Revelation 7:1-8).
The Generation of Antichrist will Throw His Mother and the Name at Us, 21 letters, Skip 15,883. This could be read as saying that those who back the rise of a world ruler will promote him by invoking a Jewish blood lineage through his mother, and by declaring that he believes in or is supported by God. The nation of Israel, when determining an applicant’s desire for citizenship, bases whether or not he is Jewish on his mother’s pedigree. Our Hebrew consultant, Nathan Jacobi, says that “if a person wants to be Jewish, then they should be accepted as Jewish.” However, that is not good enough for the Israeli government. “The Name” is a well-known Jewish term for God, used in place of the tetragrammaton YHVH, or Yahweh, which many orthodox Jews believe should never be written or spoken.
Incidentally, here is a code that could be seen as predicting the future. It may well do that. However, our position continues to be that you can't (and shouldn't) use codes to tell the future.
Daniel 2 cluster:
Take to Her the Wine of Fear, but the Newborn One is Bitter, 19 letters, skip 22. We have been attempting to find a definitive code that would suggest that the Newborn One to be the U.S., but have been unsuccessful so far. When contrasted with nations like Israel, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Britain and so many others, the United States is certainly a baby, having been in existence for a mere 227 years.
Hang Her in the Abyss. Where is the Third Temple? 19 letters, skip 12,188. The dictionary defines abyss as a bottomless pit. Revelation uses Abyss as the place where Satan lives and where he will be condemned to live forever, after Christ’s return and just before the Millennium, or thousand year reign of Christ on earth, begins. Revelation 20:3 reads, “He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.” The “her” mentioned in the ELS may refer to the “great prostitute” of Revelation 17. Verse 15 of that chapter reads, “Then the angel said to me, ‘The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages.’”
A Tiger has Invaded. Where did the Newborn One Lose His Way? 15 letters, skip 61. Tiger can refer to “a fierce, daring, or aggressive person or quality.” Tigers are often associated with Asian nations. The South Korean army, for instance, recently adopted the tiger as its symbol. This may have a connection to Armageddon, and the armies of the east that march west to take part in the battle.
God is the Law, and My God's Prince is the Newborn One, 14 letters, skip 235. This term seems to indicate that Jesus Christ is the Newborn One, making it more appropriate with the ELSs in the Micah 5 cluster. However, it could be the first of other codes about Christ that are yet to be discovered within this cluster.
Micah 5 cluster:
Third Temple, the Fullness of the Illness will take Place. And a Land will Emerge from a Tight Place. God is Lofty, and it is Time for a Prince, 41 letters, skip 9,846. We’re not sure what “fullness of the illness will take place” is referring to. It could be a “pestilence” such as AIDS or another disease. Jesus warned his disciples about the last days in Matthew 24:7, “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.” It may also refer to an illness introduced by bio-weaponry. The “land will emerge from a tight place” could mean Israel, which is certainly in such a spot. “It is time for a prince” might be an introduction for the coming (or second coming, depending on your point of view) of the Messiah, who is called “Prince” several times in the Bible.
Lightning will hit Joseph, the City of Their Return, 18 letters, skip 48. It almost seems like this code could be a part of a second cluster in this same area of Micah 5 concerning the birth of Christ. Or it may become clear what it refers to with more time.
Isaiah 53 cluster:
Give Them a Jewish Messiah Who will Become a Priest (also appears in Micah 5 and Proverbs 15, the two clusters concerning the birth of Christ), 17 letters, skip 40,066. This is not one of the longest codes in the Isaiah 53 cluster concerning the last days of Christ, but it is certainly one of the most powerful we have ever discovered in terms of its message and its relevancy to the context of this massive collection of codes. It is even close to being a one-sentence summation of the surface text of Isaiah 53. Here is what Hebrews 7 says about Christ and His priesthood:
”If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the law was given to the people), why was there still need for another priest to come—one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? For when there is a change of the priesthood, there must also be a change of the law. He of whom these things are said belonged to a different tribe, and no one from that tribe has ever served at the altar. For it is clear that our Lord descended from Judah, and in regard to that tribe Moses said nothing about priests. And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life. For it is declared:
’You are a priest forever,
in the order of Melchizedek.’” (NIV)
The fact that this beautiful ELS also appears in both of the Christmas clusters makes it even more compelling.
Bemoan the Prince, Jesus the King, 14 letters, skip 16. Here is another code that is contextually excellent and casts Jesus in both his “princely” and “kingly” roles. As the cluster features codes on the details of his arrest, conviction, crucifixion and resurrection, its message fits in strongly with the literal text.
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Review: Bible Code II The Countdown, by Michael Drosnin
Witztum Continues to Refute McKay Paper
“McKay’s claims are absolutely baseless. His opening assertions and the examples themselves are totally contradictory. One can hardly escape the conclusion that McKay hoped the reader would swallow his 'headlines' without checking the details.”
Such are the conclusions of Doron Witztum in his most recent critique of another article by skeptic Brendan McKay attacking the Witztum, Rips and Rosenberg (WRR) paper, Equidistant Letter Sequences in the Book of Genesis, the pioneering work on Bible codes that appeared in the journal Statistical Science in 1994.
Posted recently on his web site, the paper is the latest in a continuing series of scathing attacks on the MBBK criticism of the WRR publication.
Intelligent design advocate William Dembski reviews Jeffrey Satinover's book, Cracking the Bible Code. Click here to view.
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