Mathematics is the alphabet which God used to create the Universe.
– Galileo Galilei
Two years have now passed since I started this blog, sharing some of my spiritual journey in studying God’s word and experiences. My first studies were basic, centered on Psalms 11:6, and were quite lacking in appeal. Little did I know then that eight months later, I would be using that verse in evangelism to describe the portion of the torments in the lake of fire.
Looking back, the blog served a few purposes as it forced me to complete a biblical study, and secondly to share what I have learned with others. Occasionally I will review the statistics on the number of hits and the locations around the world of people who have read the articles. Sometimes, I will publish my articles on other Christian writer’s websites, which gain more views.
Over this two year period, God has enlightened me and added to my tool box of study which mainly derives its root from Judaism, the Semitic origin of words, and books and publishing’s of a retired Baptist Hebrew Professor and Pastor in Chicago. My spiritual growth took off exponentially in study and in practice of the word of God, of which, I can only attribute to the Divine’s leadership.
I guess it was only a matter of time that another study method would surface, which some deem, “The Bible Code.” I had never took much stock or thought into the Bible being coded, which was popularized in the nineties as personal computers grew. I didn’t see its purpose, plus people were using the Bible code finding exact events in history, and some today try to use it to predict the exact day of the end of the world.
Before going into the Bible code, I feel I should list out some qualifications. First, by degree and profession I am a Chemical Engineer with twenty years of experience. I have a Masters in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and have been writing computer code since I was in the fifth grade.
The type of Bible code I’m currently investigating is one called the ELS or Equidistant Letter Spacing. Basically, you pick a Hebrew letter in the Old Testament and begin counting an equal number of letters, recording every nth letter.
Mathematically this would be written, n = Hebrew Letter, Letter Sequence = (n + x, n +2x, n+3x …), where x is a sequence value.
For starters, we will pick a “hidden” message coded in Genesis 1.
Will we pick the first time the letter Taw appears, which is in the first word, Bereshyt, בראשית, in the beginning. We will use a sequence of 50 and count the 50th letter, the 100th letter, and the 150th letter. Here is a manual count marking every 50th letter in red.
When you combine these four letters (Taw, Vav, Resh, Hei), you get the word TORaH, which is the first five books of the Bible, the Torah. This same code appears at the start of Exodus. See if you can find it. Remember, Hebrew is written right to left. Here are the first few verses in Exodus for you to try. Start with the first time the Taw (ת) appears, which I marked in red.
וְאֵלֶּה שְׁמֹות בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל הַבָּאִים מִצְרָיְמָה אֵת יַעֲקֹב אִישׁ וּבֵיתֹו בָּֽאוּ Exo 1:1
רְאוּבֵן שִׁמְעֹון לֵוִי וִיהוּדָֽה׃ Exo 1:2
יִשָּׂשֶׂכָר זְבוּלֻן וּבְנְיָמִֽן׃ Exo 1:3
דָּן וְנַפְתָּלִי גָּד וְאָשֵֽׁר׃ Exo 1:4
וַֽיְהִי כָּל־נֶפֶשׁ יֹצְאֵי יֶֽרֶךְ־יַעֲקֹב שִׁבְעִים נָפֶשׁ וְיֹוסֵף הָיָה בְמִצְרָֽיִם׃ Exo 1:5
וַיָּמָת יֹוסֵף וְכָל־אֶחָיו וְכֹל הַדֹּור הַהֽוּא׃ Exo 1:6
Pretty interesting that the word Torah is hidden in the first part of Genesis and Exodus with a spacing of 50 letters. Why 50? Some correlate the 50 days to the number of days in the wilderness when Moses met God on Mt. Saini.
I am currently running sequencing code, looking for the word Torah through the first five books. We’ll see what appears…
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