Bible Code: A Heart Wrapped Around the Torah

Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.”  Matthew 5:17

In my introduction to the Bible code, I strove and completed a few versions of my own ELS (Equidistance Letter Spacing) computer code. To test out the program, I used the first “hidden” message current and ancient bible decoders point out.  Beginning in Genesis 1:1 and Exodus 1:1, start with the first time the Hebrew letter Taw appears, and count every 50th Hebrew letter consecutively.  We found in the previous article, both books have the word Torah encoded at the beginning.

Satisfied with the program, I began looking for the same codes in Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, but did not find the word Torah hidden in the first verses. In Leviticus at an ELS of 50, the word Torah first begins in chapter 4, verse 30.  The ancient decoders, like me would ask, Why?

The ancient decoders investigated other words which could be formed from Leviticus 1:1 and arrived at the following using an ELS of 8.


The sacred name for God.

In the book of Numbers, starting at each Taw at an ELS of 50, the encoded word Torah does not begin until verse 51 of the first chapter. Once again, we would ask why, but the stubborn and/or astute kept digging.  They found, if you start with the third Hei (ה) in the first verse and use an ELS of 50, you will find the word Torah, but written backwards.


In the last book of Deuteronomy, which I prefer the Hebrew name Debarim, signifying words from the heart, the first time the word Torah is encoded with an ELS of 50 is in the 42nd verse of the first chapter.  If we found Torah in reverse in Numbers with an ELS of 50, symmetrically thinking, we should see the same in Deuteronomy, but this does not occur until chapter 5 and verse 16.  Puzzling.

I think the following shows us a characteristic of God. Whenever we think we see a pattern in life, or history, or astronomy, things change or there is something different to keep us guessing.  Either a test of faith or a test of our drive for knowledge and understanding,  or whatever the reasoning the ancients continued.

If the ELS is changed to 49, then the word Torah in reverse is found in verse 5 of the first chapter. Now, there is a need to explain why the ELS was altered from 50 to 49, and why verse 5 instead of verse 1.  According to the Talmud, and if you actually read the first four verses, it seems to be an introduction to Deuteronomy, so verse 5 is considered the actual start.  I’ve seen some mathematical explanations for the number 49, but I don’t have a good feel for the reason 49 works.

Creatively, one has summarized this “coincidence” as Torah forward and backwards points to God.


Now, comes the time for me to interject some of my other tools to this ELS study. In my few investigations of ELS, I am okay with using it, as long as it aides me in understanding more about God and the authenticity of His word.  Honestly, I don’t need the ELS to see that the Bible is woven together, and with the ELS code in my Bible study tool box, I think God may allow me to see some cool things.

Using ELS, we have found a very interesting view on the Torah, but here is a little extra. The first letter of the Torah is the Beth and the last letter is the Lamed, which forms Leb the word for heart.  Which is why I chose the featured image for this article to summarize this study.  The Torah is wrapped around by the heart.  We are to apply this to our heart as the two greatest commandments Jesus taught come from the Torah.  In short, Love God and Love your Neighbor.

There is another form of coding I’m learning called Atbash, which I wish to apply to the word Leb, the ending and beginning of the Torah.  Atbash is a letter replacement method to form a new word.  There are 22 letters in the Hebrew Alphabet, but if we divide them by two groups  and line them up our coding becomes:


Replacing the Lamed (ל) with the Aleph (א), and the Beth (ב) with the Mem (מ), we form the word Em (אמ), which is an ancient word for binding, glue, pillar, or a word I will save for last.

In primitive Hebrew, the Aleph was drawn as an ox head and the Mem was drawn as water (Mem actually means water).  According to Jeff Benner “Em” pictorially represents: glue was made by placing the hides and other animal parts of slaughtered animals in a pot of boiling water. As the hide boiled, a thick sticky substance formed at the surface of the water. This substance was removed and used as a binding agent.

To apply this, God said through Jeremiah:

“I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” Jer 31:33b

There is another translation for the word for Em, mother. I like to use the analogy that it’s the mother that acts like glue to hold the family together.  Wasn’t this the intention of the law?  To keep the Jewish people together?  In my forward thinking, I ran a search through the Bible seeing if the Torah or law was ever referred to as a mother.  Mildly searching for Jewish commentaries, I haven’t found a reference comparing Torah to a mother.

However, the Bible does give a us a hint:

My son, hear the instruction of thy father [AB-I], and forsake not the law [TORaH] of thy mother [EM-eKa]: Proverbs 1:8

My son, keep thy father’s [AB-I] commandment [MiTSVaH], and forsake not the law [TORaH] of thy mother [Em-eKa]:  Proverbs 6:20

If God is Our Father (Abotenu), is the Torah the Mother?  I reach into the extremities of my studies in Hebrew and pull out the following:

What qualifies a person to be a Father or Mother? What’s the one thing needed?  A child.

Take the numerical values of Father (3) and Mother (41), and we get the numerical value that qualifies a person to be a Father or Mother, Yalad or child. Yalad also means to beget.


I’m still scratching my head on the following.  Was the spiritual parents of Jesus, God the Father and the Torah, the mother?  Was it the Torah that paved the way for the birth of Jesus?

“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.”  Matthew 5:17


















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