Conclusive Findings from the|
"Who is Like God?" Searches in Isaiah 40-46
Is the phenomenon of Bible codes real or not? Over the past eight months, we again put this question to the test. The answer, overwhelmingly, is "Yes." In no way is this finding borderline. We were truly astonished at the extent and intensity of the findings.
In a series of articles, we disclosed the results of our investigation of possible extensions to ELS terms that might be answers to the question, "Who is like God?" that are posed in several verses in Isaiah 40-46. Those ELS terms were Yeshua (Jesus), Moses, Muhammad, Buddha, Who is like God? and variations of No One. We tried to cover a broad waterfront of possible answers to that question, as might be advocated by different major religions.
In all, 140 ELSs were examined for possible extensions. After having reviewed this many ELSs, we would expect, by chance that ONLY ONE would have four (or more) extensions around the original search term. Instead, Nathan Jacobi, Ph.D., found 15 codes that consisted of four or more extensions. This quantity of lengthy ELSs discovered far exceeds what could be reasonably explained by chance. Compare the following compilation of 15 codes with 29 or more letters with the random expectation that only one such "code" (of 20-30 letters) would be found in a non-encoded text.
Longest Codes Found in Isaiah 40-46
Below we created a graph where each vertical bar represented the number of letters in codes with two or more extensions that are in excess of 12 letters. So, for example, the longest code in the table above is 59-letters-long. So it appears as a vertical bar that is 47 (=59-12) letters high. Vertical bars that are one letter high represent codes that are 13 letters long. These bars appear at the extreme left and right sides of the graph.
To gain an appreciation for how much potentially encoded material was discovered in Isaiah 40-46, let's look at a comparable graph, similarly defined, from a clearly non-encoded text (such as a Hebrew translation of Tolstoy's War and Peace.
We have kept the scale of each graph the same. The longest ELS from the non-encoded text was 27-letters-long. So it is represented by a bar that is 15 letters high.
If we again define "potentially encoded" letters as those that are in excess of 12 letters per ELS, then we found 668 such letters in Isaiah 40-46, as compared with 80 from the non-encoded text.
We again observed a phenomenon that has been consistently repeated during all of our past investigations. The number of original ELS terms where no extension was found was very similar to what one would expect from a non-encoded text. And so was the number with at least one extension. What was totally inexplicable was the number of ELSs where several extensions were found around the original search term.
As the table below shows, the frequency of codes comprised of multiple extensions around the original search term was a large multiple of what could be expected from conducting a comparable set of searches in a non-encoded Hebrew text.
What causes these extraordinary results is that, for those ELSs where one extension was found, the discovery rate of additional extensions was 61.4%. There were 254 opportunities to find extensions to existing codes, and an additional extension was found 156 times. That kind of discovery rate is incomprehensible unless the bulk of the codes discovered were intentionally embedded in the text.
Further Technical Discussion
While the second chart above shows that the expected number of codes with four or more extensions that would be discovered if 140 original search terms were examined for extensions is 0.94, or about one, the actual number of such lengthy codes can vary simply by chance.
We simulated the extension search process by computer, modeling the examination of 140 original search terms for extensions, and we did this 1,000,000 times. For 389,425 of these trials, none of the extended codes found consisted of four or more extensions. For 366,841 trials, exactly one lengthy code was found with four or more extensions. The number of trials resulting in each possible number of 4+ extension codes is shown below.
Out of 1,000,000 trials, not one produced nine or more codes with 4+ extensions. And yet, Dr. Jacobi found 15 such lengthy codes in his review of search terms found in Isaiah 40-46. So we see that the chances are extremely small that you would find 10 or more lengthy codes from such a search. And the chances are essentially zero that you would find 15 such codes.
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