The Bible Code

The Bible Code

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by Michael Drosnin, Doron Vitstum
     
 

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0n September 1, 1994, I flew to Israel and met in Jerusalem with a close friend of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the poet Chaim Guri. I gave him a letter which he immediately gave to the Prime Minister.

"An Israeli mathematician has discovered a hidden code in the Bible that appears to reveal the details of events that took place thousands of years after the

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0n September 1, 1994, I flew to Israel and met in Jerusalem with a close friend of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the poet Chaim Guri. I gave him a letter which he immediately gave to the Prime Minister.

"An Israeli mathematician has discovered a hidden code in the Bible that appears to reveal the details of events that took place thousands of years after the Bible was written," my letter to Rabin stated.

"The reason I'm telling you about this is that the only time your full name Yitzhak Rabin is encoded in the Bible, the words 'assassin that will assassinate' cross your name."

On November 4, 1995, came the awful confirmation, a shot in the back from a man who believed he was on a mission from God, the murder that was encoded in the Bible three thousand years ago.

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Newsweek Explosive....No wonder the book is causing a sensation.

Los Angeles Times A certifiable phenomenon. The text abounds with stunning predictions.

Time A new book says Rabin's murder was predicted, and there are dreadful things to come. Should we fear?

The Barnes & Noble Review
October 1997

The Bible Code is the first full account of a scientific discovery that may change the world, told by a skeptical secular reporter who became part of the story. During Drosnin's five-year investigation of the 3,000-year-old code in the Bible that may reveal our future, he interviewed all the experts, here and abroad. He spent many weeks with the world-class mathematician who discovered the code, Dr. Eliyahu Rips, and he met with famous mathematicians at Harvard, Yale, and Hebrew University. He also talked to a senior code breaker at the top-secret U.S. National Security Agency, who replicated the code and confirmed its messages.

More than just a simple skip code, the Bible code crisscrosses the entire known text of the Bible to find a complex network of words and phrases. For example, after it finds a keyword ("Yitzhak Rabin"), the computer then looks for related information ("assassin," "Amir," "Tel Aviv"). Time after time it finds connected names, dates, and places encoded together. With "Bill Clinton," "President." With "Hitler," "Nazi." With the moon landing, "spaceship" and "Apollo 11." A code that has information about significant earthquakes that already happened warns of a major earthquake in Los Angeles early in the next century. It also warns of a nuclear war triggered by an act of nuclear terrorism against Israel.

The Bible code raises a critical question: Does the code describe an inevitable future or a series of possible futures whose ultimate outcome we can still decide? In any event, the Bible code forces us to accept whattheBible itself can only ask us to believe: that we are not alone. As Drosnin states, "If the Bible code proves one thing, it is that a nonhuman intelligence does exist, or at least did exist at the time the Bible was written. No human could have looked thousands of years ahead and encoded in that ancient book the details of today's world."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684849737
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
04/07/1998
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
285,590
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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From Chapter 1: The Bible Code

On September 1, 1994, 1 flew to Israel and met in Jerusalem with a close friend of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the poet Chaim Guri. I gave him a letter which he immediately gave to the Prime Minister. "An Israeli mathematician has discovered a hidden code in the Bible that appears to reveal the details of events that took place thousands of years after the Bible was written," my letter to Rabin stated. "The reason I'm telling you about this is that the only time your full name — Yitzhak Rabin — is encoded in the Bible, the words 'assassin that will assassinate' cross your name. "That should not be ignored, because the assassinations of Anwar Sadat and both John and Robert Kennedy are also encoded in the Bible — in the case of Sadat with the first and last names of his killer, and the date of the murder, and the place, and how it was done. "I think you are in real danger, but that the danger can be averted." On November 4, 1995 came the awful confirmation, a shot in the back from a man who believed he was on a mission from God, the murder that was encoded in the Bible three thousand years ago. The assassination of Rabin is dramatic confirmation of the reality of the Bible code, the hidden text in the Old Testament that reveals the future. 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. Rabin's assassination was not the only modern event found. In addition to the Sadat and Kennedy assassinations, hundreds of other world-shaking events are also encoded in the Bible-everything from World War II to Watergate, from the Holocaust to Hiroshima, from the Moon landing to the collision of a comet with Jupiter. And the Rabin assassination was not the only event found in advance. The Jupiter collision was found, with the exact date of impact, before it happened, and the dates of the Gulf War were found in the Bible before the war started. It doesn't make ordinary sense in our secular world, and since I am not religious, I would normally be among the first to dismiss it as millennium fever. But I have known about this for five years. I have spent many weeks with the Israeli mathematician, Dr. Rips. I learned Hebrew, and checked the code on my own computer every day. I talked to the man at the Defense Department, who independently confirmed that the Bible code does exist. And I went to Harvard and Yale and Hebrew University to meet with three of the world's most famous mathematicians. They all confirmed that there is a code in the Bible that reveals the future. I did not fully believe it until Rabin was killed. I found the Bible code's prediction of his assassination myself, a clear warning that he would be killed in the Hebrew year that began in late 1995, but never really believed it would happen. When he was killed, as predicted, when predicted, my first thought was, "Oh my God, its real."

Copyright ©1997 by Michael Drosnin

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Guest More than 1 year ago
It amazes me how many people have fallen all over the so-called Bible code and missed the obvious. Consider how the Bible code works and then ask yourself is there anything amazing about it at all: First, the computer is told what to look for by the so-called decoders. They pick an event in history and then list as many key words as they can describing that event. The computer only needs to find two or three of the key words in order to please the decoders. Thus, the assasination of John F. Kennedy might come up as any of the following (using modern Hebrew equivalents): 'JKF, killed, Texas' or 'Kennedy, Assasin, Car' or 'President, Dead, Dallas.' The number of choices the computer has for finding an event coded in the Hebrew Bible is as wide as the list of facts and synonyms you can attribute to an event. As for matching dates, every letter in the Hebrew alphabet represents a number (just as with Roman numerals) and so the possibility for matching numbers is huge. Second, the Hebrew books that the computer scans were written in consonants only. Because there are no vowels and because the matching strings of letters have no context, just a few consonants can be used to make numerous words. Example (using an English equivalent): B-R-D could mean 'bird' or 'board' or 'bored' or 'aboard' or 'brad' or 'bared' or 'broad' or'abroad' or 'bread' or 'bred' or 'breed' or 'bride' or . . . You get the idea. It's like playing jeopardy with all the vowels being free wild cards. Thus, the posibilities of finding words from your list of key words go up tremendously. Third, the computer is given a huge range of skip patterns it can try in order to come up with strings of letters that match the desired key words for a given historic event. Thus, the computer starts scanning the Hebrew text of one of the Bible's books by skipping every other letter and seeing if it can come up with a letter sequence that matches one or more of the key words. Then it tries skipping to every third letter, then every fourth and so on throughout the entire book. If necessary it'll skip hundreds of letters. If it still doesn't find any significant matches, it repeats the whole process, starting from the second letter in the book. If, after all of that, the computer still can't find two or three good matches from the key word list, the decoders simply try using another book of the Bible. All that is required for a match to be considered significant is that the key words that are found must be in close proximity to each other. They don't even have to be found using the same skip pattern. The decoders may have discovered 'JFK,' for example, by skipping to every 186th letter in the book of Genesis. Then, within the area that JFK was found, they may have found 'assasin' by skipping to every fourth letter and the modern Hebrew spelling for 'Dallas' by skipping every thirteen letters. So long as each of the words are found overlapping the same area of text as 'JFK,' it's a score. Finally, consider this: the entire code rests upon the spacing of the Hebrew consonants. That means that if a single letter had ever been dropped out of the text or added to it, all the spacings after that letter would have changed and the entire code would have been scrambled. Although the Hebrew manuscripts were carefully handed down and are, indeed, the most accurately preserved texts of antiquity, I doubt any scholar would argue that not one single letter has fallen from the text or been added to it. All you have to do is compare the existing manuscripts and you will see that they do not agree EXACTLY to the letter. They are incredibly well preserved but they do contain occassional spelling variations or dropped words. So, which manuscript is the only perfect copy in order for the code to work. Guess what? With all the possible variations the computer has to choose from (and that's why it takes a computer), it makes absolutely no difference which manuscript you use. They will all
Guest More than 1 year ago
'If the Bible code proves one thing, it is that a nonhuman intelligence does exist, or at least did exist at the time the Bible was written. No human could have looked thousands of years ahead and encoded in that ancient book the details of today's world.'......I have to disagree with this statement. There is one person who can look far into the future and see what will happen...GOD. I don't believe He is an ET.
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We may have less than three years to save our world' says Michael Drosnin, an American journalist and best selling author. He has written two books claiming that he can see into the future using a 3000 year old code, hidden in the Bible.What he can see is truly horrific according to Drosnin, the world could end in an atomic holocaust - in 2006. It sounds preposterous yet Drosnin claims to have serious scientific backing. Behind his findings lies the work of one of the world's most brilliant theoretical mathematicians, an Israeli professor called Eliyahu Rips. In 1994, using exactly the same ancient code, Michael Drosnin accurately predicted the assassination of the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin - twelve months before it occurred. Drosnin's books on the Bible Code have been translated into most of the world's major languages and are read by millions of people. If he's right, he's stumbled on one of the most important discoveries ever made. On the flip side people can get the same results from any book with a similar amount of pages. So, what about a War and Peace Code? Yellow Pages Code? An interesting read, but don't take it too serious...........Hattely
Guest More than 1 year ago
Since all written language is mathamatic at its core, a guy can find any kind of words he want if he just keeps hunting and pecking long enough. This is especially true of a guy copying his interpretation of prophecy from all the other sensationalist prophecy teachers out there. For a real book about the real Bible code, read 'the Character Map' by Eickleberry. The code he found shows us how to read all prophecies, and, more important, how to live.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely amazing! A friend suggested it but did warn that it would make my mind start asking questions it's never thought of before. I read it within 2 days! The knowledge contained in it keeps your attention throughout the entire book. Drosnin even provides examples of deciphered codes!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was captured by the information in this book. But without proper education on the Hebrew language it is hard to put together on your own. The scientist and math experts are quite convincing with their facts and knowledge base though. Especialy with the predictions all pointing to the holy land of Isreal and the timelines associated with them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought both books after seeing a show about the Bible Code on tv. I found both books incredible and I read both in a couple of days!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Codes and math are a hidden part of the bibles matrix, but what does it mean? Read on!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a 14 year old jr. high school student, and read this book when I was in 5th grade. I immedately started looking closely at the Bible and changed my views on the Bible. This book, and the sequel are AMAZING books, and everyone who is interested in learning what Newton thought was in the Bible should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A friend brought over Drosnin's book and a CD of the Bible Code program. We downloaded it and he walked me through. He told me that if I read the book by Drosnin it would help my searches. It did. While visiting he showed me myself in the code. My occupation, religious association, city of residence, personality traits and lifestyle all were there together at a skip of 7600. Anyone interested in the factuality of the discovered Bible Codes needs the program for them to see themselves if it is so. With it you can also see the scriptures that you run through. Of course the scriptures being left to interpretation, when you find yourself, and recognize you, the corresponding scriptures become very real. As for the naysayers, guilt is a dragon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The premise of the book is that an Israeli mathematician using group theory quantum math exposes a sub-bible using only the original hebrew of unbroken words.It is interesting but the book jumps about and leaves out much. An NSA codebreaker with a hebrew background is alleged to have confirmed existence of the code. The premise is interesting but the author does not give many revelations. One central theme of the book is that the future might be changed. The bible is said to be an elaborate computer program.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found that this book contained very believable contents that anybody should have access to. I can go either way for this whole millenium thing, but this book really got me thinking. This book is a pageturner and really interesting with great facts, but the thing i didn't like about it was that it only stataed one side of the story, or prophesy, however you want to put it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This particular bit of pseudoscience is based on kabbalistic theology and on a statistical fallacy known as 'the enumeration of favorable circumstances' (among others). Even the author (a self-professed atheist) doesn't consistently have faith in the method, since the accuracy of its 'predictions' is so variable. When the Hebrew Bible (including the Torah) was first written, it used considerably fewer letters than the Masoretic Text uses today (thanks to the absence of vowel-letters). That means essentially NONE of the 'patterns' found in the modern text have any relationship to the original text (not that the patterns in the modern text have any real significance anyway). The real message of the Bible is found in its 'melody-text' (consonants, vowels and accents combined as sung words), not in its sequence of letters. It is the WORD of God, not the CODE of God.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this book twice and I was very interested in the content of the story. I think the author was very thorough with his research on the subject. I would love to be able to talk to the author about other possible predictions. I will be looking forward to reading the sequel.