Scripture Has It That God Dictated the Bible, Letter by Letter, to Moses. Now Some Respected Scientists Actually Believe This Might Have Happened - So That a Secret Code Would Be Preserved for 3,000 Years . . . BIBLE CODE: THE PROOF DAY TWO WHY THE HARD SCIENCE BEHIND THE CODE HAS DEFIED ALL ATTEMPTS TO PROVE IT FALSE

Daily Mail (London), September 8, 1997 | Go to article overview

Scripture Has It That God Dictated the Bible, Letter by Letter, to Moses. Now Some Respected Scientists Actually Believe This Might Have Happened - So That a Secret Code Would Be Preserved for 3,000 Years . . . BIBLE CODE: THE PROOF DAY TWO WHY THE HARD SCIENCE BEHIND THE CODE HAS DEFIED ALL ATTEMPTS TO PROVE IT FALSE


Byline: JEFFREY SATINOVER

WHEN the Mail first revealed evidence that mankind's future was encoded in the Bible, it caused an international sensation. Academics had used computers to unlock a code hidden in the Hebrew Old Testament which appeared to predict every significant event and individual in 3,000 years of history. Now a new book by a scientist who helped to crack the Bible Code reveals how it was done, how powerful the evidence is and what the future might hold. On Saturday, in the first part of our new series, we told how the code has astounded hard-headed professors.

Today, in part two, we focus on the science that has resisted intense scrutiny . . .

THE mysterious Bible Code appears and disappears throughout more than 3,000 years of history. It starts in the desert at the foot of Mount Sinai when Jewish tradition has it that God dictated the Bible to Moses in a precise letter-by-letter sequence - and then the code disappears from view.

It doesn't reappear for 1,300 years, and then only briefly, in shrouded hints in the era when the Jews began their 2,000-year exile and Christianity was born. A thousand years later, in the Middle

Ages, it appears once again in tantalising glimpses as the European powers turned to Jewish cabbalists to learn the 'secret art' of cryptol-ogy - the making and breaking of codes.

Then it disappears again for nearly a millennium until the Holocaust, when the fate of civilisation hung in a balance tipped by the art of code-cracking. The Allies' deciphering of the German Enigma code proved crucial to victory.

But the Bible Code would not disappear again, at least not entirely. It returned in Israel in the early Eighties among the surprisingly religious scientific community in Jerusalem.

Cryptology had been so perfected that it now made possible the unveiling of some of the deepest mysteries in the Torah, the first five books of the Bible, which form the core of Judaism. Here is how it happened.

After the founding of the state of Israel, Torah scholars began to assemble there in growing numbers. Orthodoxy had recovered swiftly from near-extinction just a few years before.

But these Orthodox Jews were an unusual breed. Though some led a cloistered life, a surprisingly large number were chemists, physicists, mathematicians and physicians.

It was only a matter of time before someone would attempt to apply scientific techniques to the ancient code that had been kept alive in Jewish memory by the great Holocaust hero Rabbi Michael Dov Ber Weissmandl.

The process began in 1982 with Abraham Oren, an Israeli teacher of computer programming. Like Rabbi Weissmandl before him, years of immersion in the Torah and its traditions had left Oren with an intuitive sense of its patterns. When something expected didn't appear, that stood out as much as when something unexpected did.

BOTH because of his scientific training and because it is such an old principle in the Jewish interpretation of Scripture, Oren was primed to pay close attention to these anomalies - and to assume that they were hints, not mistakes or meaningless 'literary' fluctuations.

Based on his experience, Oren anticipated that the opening passages of Leviticus - which concern the rules for the priesthood and the sacrificial system would mention Aaron, brother of Moses, in some significant way or perhaps a significant number of times to highlight his importance.

Oren was therefore surprised when he discovered that Aaron himself was not mentioned even once. His name was mentioned, but always as a reference to someone else: for example, the 'sons of Aaron', even though he was alive and active in the events being described.

Was it possible that even such a slight variation in the expected might be a hint of something deeper and not merely a fluke or statistical variation? Was there a reason to think that Aaron might be mentioned in a hidden way?

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Scripture Has It That God Dictated the Bible, Letter by Letter, to Moses. Now Some Respected Scientists Actually Believe This Might Have Happened - So That a Secret Code Would Be Preserved for 3,000 Years . . . BIBLE CODE: THE PROOF DAY TWO WHY THE HARD SCIENCE BEHIND THE CODE HAS DEFIED ALL ATTEMPTS TO PROVE IT FALSE
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.