Skip to comments.DID THE OLD TESTAMENT HAVE JUST ONE AUTHOR? [Enrichments, refinements of Code art & science]
Posted on 02/19/2007 1:14:41 PM PST by Quix
Discovering the First Evidence of "DNA" in the Bible
What kind of evidence might support the hypothesis that the entire Old Testament had a single author? In this article, we will look at a phenomenon that at first appeared small, but then expanded into a sprawling, mind-boggling mega-structure of codes contained in an inconceivably small set of Hebrew letters that threads its way throughout the entire Old Testament.
In past Bible code investigations, we have been working with two dimensional matrices (like a crossword puzzle array or an expanded Scrabble board), or with multi-dimensional clusters, consisting of numerous matrices that all include a small segment of literal text. Now, we are looking at a one-dimensional straight line of Hebrew letters, like just one column of a very large Scrabble board, that contains the impossible: a column of only 372 Hebrew letters (at a skip of 3,806 letters between each successive letter) that includes the following collection of lengthy codes:
Table 1 The 13 Codes Found in a Single Column of a Code Matrix
How could there be 666 letters (and 85 sentences) of code within only 372 Hebrew letters? It is much like a DNA molecule. It consists of strands that wrap around one another in a double helix. However, this collection of codes also includes a few triple helixes and a few quadruple helixes as well. The letters in this single column matrix include letters from all but three of the 39 books of the Old Testament, tying together the entire book in a package. Only the very short books of Nahum, Haggai and Jonah are not touched by this single column of encoded letters, which is mind-boggling.
DNA diagram from
Just like a mutated gene, however, the content of this collection of codes is a series of messages about something bad, or defective, whether it be a person, a series of events, or a movement of history. It is not that the author of the text and codes is bad, but that the author could be describing something that didn't go according to the original plan, which was for good. It is truly remarkable how consistent the content of these codes is. There is a noticeable absence of positive subject matter in these codes.
That in itself is highly improbable. If these "codes" were random, one would expect that some of the content would either be positive or nebulous. But it is not. It is basically all bad.
In a previous article [WHAT NO CODE SKEPTIC CAN FIND link:
, we presented the codes that Moshe Shak had found after searching for extensions to a short code about Mel Gibson. Within a single column of only 147 Hebrew letters, he had found five codes nested within one another. In total, these codes consisted of 371 letters in 52 sentences, as summarized below.
Table 2 The Five Codes Found in a Single Column of a Code Matrix
After publishing this article, we thought Shak's investigations had been completed. Some months afterward, we noticed that three of the above five codes stopped just short of the end of the Tanakh. This suggested the possibility of the existence of wrapped extensions to these codes that would extend into the Torah after finishing up at the end of the Tanakh.
Shak found wrapped extensions to two of these three codes. One was 40 letters long (Code 1W) and included the phrase A rounded end, which Shak believes is strongly descriptive of the nature of a wrapped code. This increased the 147-letter-long code in the earlier article to 187 letters. The second wrapped extension was 29 letters long (Code 2W). It increased the 110-letter-long code in the earlier article to 139 letters.
We also asked Shak to check for extensions prior to the original five long codes he had found and he discovered one, increasing a 44-letter-long code to 54 letters (Code 4E).
Since he had found codes at double and triple the original skip of 3,806 letters, we asked him to check for other possible codes at double and triple the original skip. He found two more codes in an alternative triple skip to the two triple skip codes he had already covered. These codes were 30 and 10 letters long, respectively, and were separated by a single letter that was not part of either code (Codes 6a and 6b).
Having previously found codes at double and triple the original 3,806 skip, we asked Shak to search for codes at quadruple the original skip. He found four new codes, with lengths of 53, 44, 16 and 13 letters. Two of them were wrapped codes, running up to the end of the Tanakh and then continuing on in the Torah (Codes 7 & 7W and 8 & 8W). One of these (Code 7W) kept going beyond the end of the Torah, and continuing on into the rest of the Tanakh. The ninth code (Code 9) was in the vicinity of the beginning of the earliest discovered codes. The tenth code (Code 10) started at the beginning of the Torah and stretched well into the rest of the Tanakh.
The location of all of these codes is summarized in the following table. The yellow cells represent the codes presented in the prior article. The green cells represent wrapped extensions to codes found in the Tanakh, as well as Code 10, which started in the Torah and continued on into the rest of the Tanakh. The purple and rose cells represent newly discovered codes at three and four times the original skip.
The letter numbers in the first two columns are in reference to the first letter of the first previously discovered code. So the original 147-letter-long code appears in letter numbers 1 through 147. link:
The color scheme adopted above will be continued in the tables below to make it easier for the reader to follow which codes are which. Where an extension was found, we display the entire code, so the reader can get a sense of whether or not the extension fits with the earlier code.
How could all of the above ELSs, which appear to be about a single topic and which are in good Hebrew, just happen to appear within a single column of only 379 letters? To do so would require simultaneous orchestration, while maintaining a surface text that is intelligible and which has inspired millions over more than two millennia. To think that chance could explain this is not reasonable.
There Is Still More . . .
There is yet more that was found in Shak's review of these letter strings, which is not even included in Table 3.
This code runs backwards from letter number 277 to 191.
Shak also found the following code in the string of letters with half the skip of 3,806 (1,903), where every other letter was taken from the original column of Hebrew letters:
This code runs backwards from letter number 206 to 198.
We also sent Shak the letter strings from five times the original skip (19,030 = 5 x 3,806), within this same single column of Hebrew letters. He found the following code:
This code runs from letter 84 to 129.
All of these findings were made using Keys to the Bible software. Because of letter differences in the Hebrew texts used, comparable findings using other software would be different.
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It's showing more evidence of God's timeless Authorship.
PING to end times list
sorry keyboard still acting up.
It had one Author, all right... :) The masterfulness of how the Bible is tied together from book to book is beyond comprehension.
This article is too complex for my puny brain.
If God said it, I believe it. Nuf said.
More of a spinoff on "Bible Code" type stuff. Not very believable.
Run this skip code thingy on the combined speaches of Al Gore, John Kerry, and John McCain and see if there is any evidence that they were all written by a single author and get back to me.
Is this sort of like an anagram?
Genesis ~ Moses
Exodus ~ Moses
Leviticus ~ Moses
Numbers ~ Moses
Deuteronomy ~ Moses
Joshua ~ Joshua
Judges ~ Samuel
Ruth ~ Samuel
1 Samuel ~ Samuel
2 Samuel ~ Samuel
1 Kings ~ Jeremiah
2 Kings ~ Jeremiah
1 Chronicles ~ Ezra
2 Chronicles ~ Ezra
Ezra ~ Ezra
Nehemiah ~ Ezra
Esther ~ Mordecai
Job ~ Moses
Psalms ~ (Mostly David)
Proverbs ~ Solomon
Ecclesiastes ~ Solomon
Song of Solomon ~ Solomon
Isaiah ~ Isaiah
Jeremiah ~ Jeremiah
Lamentations ~ Jeremiah
Ezekiel ~ Ezekiel
Daniel ~ Daniel
Hosea ~ Hosea
Joel ~ Joel
Amos ~ Amos
Obadiah ~ Obadiah
Jonah ~ Jonah
Micah ~ Micah
Nahum ~ Nahum
Habakkuk ~ Habakkuk
Zephaniah ~ Zephaniah
Haggai ~ Haggai
Zechariah ~ Zechariah
Malachi ~ Malachi
The Five Books of Moses subtracted from the Ten Commandments leaves five. Minus the brothers Jacob and Esau leaves three. It was reasoning like this that led Rabbi Yitzhok Ben Levi, the great Jewish mystic, to hit the double at Aqueduct 52 days running and still wind up on relief.
Did the Old Testament have just one author? Erm, yes, the same author as the New.
"The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem:"
"The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin."
This is idiocy.
NOTE TO ALL:
While my keyboard problem appears to be solved for the time being . . . I still have little to no inclination to defend or support the validity of the AUTHENTIC Bible Codes.
There is a link above . . . let me see . . .
A SUBSTANTIVE BASIS FOR TESTING THE CLAIMED REALITY OF BIBLE CODES
someone were to cite a specific paragraph of that doc or a similar one, I MIGHT be willing to respond about the substance of the paragraph.
Most carping naysayers tend to avoid even seriously scanning, much less reading; much, much less understanding and discussing the merits of the statistical science and linguistic arts involved in authentic codes.
However, Drosnin's spurious stuff and a host of other spurious stuff aside, there is a considerable body of extremely solid peer-reviewed statistical documentation of the awesume validity of the Codes--that is, that what has been found
IN SCRIPTURE TRUMPS THAT FOUND IN ANY OTHER LONG HEBREW TEXT
BY A VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY WIDE MARGIN.
That's simply a fact. Naysayers to that fact will eventually paint themselves more overtly with the foolishness their absurd statements tend to be saturated with.
Bias is not a substitute for truth nor for scientific inquiry.
I'll likely ignore most naysayers on the thread unless I happen to feel particularly fiesty on occasion.
I continue to be of the opinion that God uses the Codes primarily to show forth His timeless all knowing majesty and to make sport of idiot naysaying scientists on the basis of their own criteria for truth.
IIRC several atheist Jewish scholars have come to a Saving knowledge of and a relationship with Jesus Christ because of the awesome statistical facts regarding AUTHENTIC codes.
There is plenty of mystery and certainly incredible complexity which we are only beginning to know how to make the least sense of. It is a rapidly involving discipline.
I don't know that the particular codes in and of themselves are the main points of this document. It is the awesome sweep of the codes and their sort of holistic gestalt in terms of the negative slant/tone of them. And, particularly that they take in almost the whole of the Old Testament.
THAT FACT ALONE indicates that SOME EXTERNAL AWESOME SOURCE had to do with the construction of the surface text in which the codes are embedded. The only plausible explanation is GOD ALMIGHTY. imho.