Hebrew Bible Code History

Hebrew Bible Code History

Hebrew Bible Code History


It is believed
that the Bible code, found in the Bible’s
original Hebrew form, was initially discovered 50 years ago by
the rabbi H.M.D. Weissmandel in the city of Prague,
Czechoslovakia.

Beginning in Genesis, the word ‘Torah’ also known
as the Pentateuch, was spelt out by skipping the first 50 words,
taking a letter, then another 50 words and so on. The Torah, or
Pentateuch is the first 5 books of the Old Testament usually
considered to be written by Moses. The same skip sequence spelled
out ‘Torah’ in the Book of Exodus, the Book of
Numbers and in the Book of Deuteronomy.

The 18th Century rabbi and "sage", Elijah Ben Solomon Zalman
(1720-1797), who was called the Genius of Vilna, wrote a very
thought-provoking passage concerning the Torah. He said, "The
rule is that all that was, is, and will be unto the end of time
is included in the Torah, from the first word to the last word.
And not merely in a general sense, but as to the details of every
species and each one individually, and details of details of
everything that happened to him from the day of his birth until
his end."

The words of the Genius of Vilna seem to echo the words of a
much earlier Jewish ‘genius’ - the greatest Rabbi of
all time, Jesus the Messiah. He said; "I tell you the truth,
until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not
the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the
Law (the Torah) until everything is accomplished." Matthew 5:18
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In tractate Sanhedrin we read: "Daniel decoded the message,
placing the second word under the first, and the third under the
second, and then reading down...."

This view of the Scriptures is different than our modern idea
of the Bible. So long as the contextual meaning of the verses
remain intact we are not too concerned with ‘the smallest
letter.’ However, the statement of Jesus above shows an
awareness that each individual letter is essential to the whole
message. That is exactly true of the Bible Code. Since it
involves exact mathematical precision every letter must be in its
place or the code will not work! Surely, the above statement
shows that the Son of God had a supernatural awareness of the
amazing depth of meaning in every letter of God’s Word!

Hints in the Bible like this, led one of the greatest
scientists who ever lived, Sir Isaac Newton, to search for a
Bible Code. He believed the Bible Code to be more important than
any of his great discoveries, including the mechanics of our
universe and the force of gravity! Most of the million words in
Newton’s papers, found at Cambridge University, are
concerned with Newton’s search for the Bible Code that
would unlock the future. Newton was still searching for the Bible
Code when he died, proving his pursuit of Proverbs 25:2 - "It is
the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is
to search out a matter."