reply to post by SickeningTruths
is the most reliable; most scholarly; best statistically; most robust site on the topic.
I don't think much of Drosnin or his books.
ONE NEEDS TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT THE LENGTH of a code.
The last I checked, the current state of the art and science is that a code must be at least 30 characters long to be well beyond chance
statistically--to have occurred by some other cause than chance.
Most popularized code nonsense deals in rather short codes which are likely enough by chance alone.
When a code gets up beyond 30 characters, then the statistic probabilities that such occurred by chance alone are tooooo astronomical to make the
There's several articles at the above site documenting that by very robust mathematical scholars.
There were a couple of mathemeticians who went to great length to trash the Bible codes. It turned out, they actually lied. They falsefied their own
research, cooked the books . . . lied, brazenly lied. And when caught in it, they didn't confess and take the high road, they just got nastier,
Most of the codes read like some of the prophecies in the surface text of the Bible--cryptic, mystifying etc. UNTIL AFTER the prophecy is
fulfilled--when the predictive Scripture is suddenly abundantly clear.
It's as though someone said in a sober-faced prophecy in August before 9/11:
Within a month, the two large chopsticks
Will crumble to massive clouds of dust
Poisoning thousands to death
To the glee of the perpetrators.
No one would connect that to the twin towers until after the fact.
Many Bible codes are even more cryptic and mystifying than that--until after the fact.
I know a Bible code predicted that Netanyahu would be Prime minister twice. And, he was told about the code. The same code also predicted an
assassination attempt during his 2nd term, IIRC. He was told about that, too. I don't recall if it was a long code well beyond statistical chance, or
There are some code arrangements that are made up of 1-3 dozen very short codes. The short codes in and of themselves are not statistically
However, when one sees their arrangement--such as in a Cross or other beautiful geometric arrangement . . . clearly something else is going on. When
the central, overriding code is about the same topic that the main surface Scripture it crosses, that adds to the significance. Then, when the 8-12 or
so additional short codes around the main central ones also add bits to the main theme . . . it gets more interesting, still--statistically and
I encourage folks seriously interested in the topic to read several of the articles at the above link.
There's plenty of scientific documentation on the validity of the long codes. And there's some VERY LONG codes.
Also, it turns out, that a statistical analysis of Genesis reveals that the character distribution and language of Genesis is unlike ANY other text in
significant ways. There's clearly several layers of mystery involved in Genesis.
The Pentetuch may also have some extra umph on such scores, compared to the rest of the Old Testament.
Interestingly, there's also plenty of Messianic codes WHICH PERSISTENTLY cross the Messianic prophecies of the Old Testament. That's statistically
Anyway--I think it's worth some prayerful consideration. However, the art and science are in their infancy. Most scholars don't think they are at
all useful in terms of prediction. But primarily are useful as a kind of supernatural authentication of the text as God's Word.
And, to note after the fact, that it was found first in the codes.
Some prissy Christians rant against the codes saying it's occultish etc. That's UTTER NONSENSE. The codes are INHERENT IN THE TEXT OF THE WORD OF
GOD. The codes are inseparable from the Holy Writ. One cannot have one without the other. There's NO WAY Holy Spirit or The Son or The Father would
have allowed satan anywhere near influencing the Scriptures--the Word of God. IT's just an irrational claim.
Some also get prissy saying it's numerology. More utter nonsense. Numerology is ascribing magical powers and influences to certain numbers or number
sequences. There's nothing at all like that involving the codes.
And, of course, the naysayers can't tolerate anything which smacks of the supernatural--particularly if it is anything to do with the Judeo/Christian
perspective on the cosmos and reality.
Anyway--please study it out on you own before assuming too much. I think it's worth some time before forming a strong opinion.
Blessings to all who earnestly seek God and HIS TRUTH.