Have any of you read The Bible Code, The Bible Code II, or the mathematics behind the Bible code?
I first picked it up while on vacation this past summer break. I picked up The Bible Code II as a gift - opened it, read a little and was sucked in.
Just finished it.
Has anyone else read it and want to share your thoughts? I found it to be very interesting and thought provoking. I just wish I could read Hebrew and see this stuff for myself firsthand. (hmmm.... one more thing to add to the list of things to do before I die.)
Dec 24, '02
Here are a few websites that explain the code.
The basic thesis of this book is that mathematical analysis reveals that the Hebrew Bible contains coded messages which predict the future. Among the events said to be predicted are the Holocaust, Hiroshima, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Watergate, the Gulf war, and the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.
You look at the Torah - first five books of the Bible - and put all the letters back to back with out punctuation. Words appear when you skip so many letters (like you pick every 10th letter). There is this mathemation (Rips) that computes the likelihood of these words appearing in any given text by chance - and some of the probabilities are 1 in a million. Related words are closely grouped - some overlapping, crossing.
The code was discovered by Dr. Eliyahu Rips, one of the world's leading experts in group theory, a field of mathematics that underlies quantum physics. It has been confirmed by famous mathematicians at Harvard, Yale, and Hebrew University. It has been replicated by a senior code-breaker at the U.S. Department of Defense. It has passed three levels of secular peer review at a leading U.S. math journal.
Last edit by kittyw on Dec 24, '02