reply to post by Edgar806
You wrote: QUOTE
"I believe its called equidistant letter sequencing. Its possible to find almost anything there as long as you have an idea of how far you want the
letters spaced (3 letters, 5 letters whatever)..."
The issue is that even if you only take the Torah portions (not the rest of the so-called 'Hebrew scriptures' whose canon was not 'closed' until
some 60 years after the Destruction of Palestine/Jerusalem c. 70 CE by the Roman Army and certainly not before the council of Javneh c. 90 CE) you are
not dealing with a single consonantal text set in stone (the Dead Sea Scroll material found in Caves 1-11 and sealed up in June of 68CE prove that
beyond ANY doubt) but several pluriform versions of the consonantal text of the Torah (e.g. the Samaritan Pentateuch, the Hebrew consonantal underlays
to the LXX (A) and LXX (B), the consonantal version of the protoMasoretic text (still fluid as late as 250 CE), and the consonantal Hebrew underlays
(vorlagen) to the Greek translations of Symmachus, Aquila and Theodotion - no two of these versions are alike letter for letter / consonant for
So...you cannot create a SINGLE CODE from any text ancient or modern unless FIRST you have in front of you a SINGLE NON-ALTERING solid 'set in
stone' text from which to work -
That is, if only ONE SINGLE CONSONANT is different from one version of say the Torah to ther other, ANY purported CODE immediately falls apart (i.e.
you're off by one consonant the whole time); whereas in the five or six versions of the Torah that were in circulation prior to 90 CE in the Levant
and elsewhere (e.g. in Alexandria) the consonants arranged in the scribal text columns differ from each other by as much as 1 consonant in 10 in some
places and 1 consonant in 7 in others and in some others the difference is 1 consonant in 6.
Quite a textual nightmare actually if you want a coherent text from which to build any kind of 'code'.
Ergo.. when one does not possess a single coherent text, one cannot have a coherent 'Bible' Code - it's just not possible - and the brutal fact is
that there are many contradictory Hebrew Vorlagen consonantal undertlaying texts out there in the wild which cannot be reconciled with each other -
they are simply DIFFERENT written versions of the traditions handed down and copied in different scribal centers...
In the Torah alone, there are thousands of scribal emendations/changes/additions/deletions/transpositions to the consonantal text families that were
copied out by hand in variously spaced columns over time (see the Dead Sea Scrolls and all their pluriform variations of even simple texts) so that
what you end up with is a hotch potch of non-matching MSS (at least prior to 250 CE); after that period, the texts start to gel into a more or less
'official' Masoretic text wherein the scribes began to 'count the middle letter of a column' to keep accuracy - but this was not in practice
before that time from what the documents reveal.
Clear as mud?