Does the Bible code really work?
One sees bible code results on the internet sometimes. I wanted to find out how accurate it was, so I tried it.
In support of the code
The Bible code initially became known because some Jewish researchers (Doran Witztum, Eiiyahu Rips and Yoav Rosenberg) found a prediction that Yitzhak Rabin would be assassinated. I think they predicted a date that turned out to be true also.
In opposition to the code
McKay, a critic, promptly produced an ELS analysis of Moby-Dick predicting not only Indira Ghandi’s assassination, but the assassinations of Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, and Yitzhak Rabin, as well as the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
So who is right?
One thing I found fascinating is that this works at all, with any book claimed.
Is there something inherent in the written word that not only is aware of the present work, but is perceptive enough to feel the pulse of future events?
Since a free sample download was available on the internet, I downloaded it. For one thing, the free sample is very limited. It will let you do a certain number of things, and then it quits, asking you if you want to buy it. So, you have to install, delete, and reinstall it repeatedly to continue to use it for multiple tasks.
I used the Bible Codes free sample, by Oracle.
While many people share the same names, one has to distinguish them by unique identifiers. Finding John Smith is a useless venture, since there are millions of them. However, in my case, it was a bit easier, since my name is odd.
At first, I found myself. Interesting. Try to find another Marianne Tioran in the world. Google it and see, it is just me. I never thought I would be that unique, but anyhow, that name is present multiple times in the Bible.
I used unique identifiers for my kids, like nick names, profession, etc, to narrow it down.
The matches I found
Son’s given name – profession – my first name
Son’s given name – daughter – nicknames – all connected
My married last name – maiden last name
Son’s full name – my maiden name
My daughter’s real name (very unique also) – her nickname
My nickname – daughter’s first name
My nickname – daughter’s nick name
My nickname – son’s nick name
Son’s nickname – daughter’s nick name
Friend’s full married name – my full married name
Friend’s first name – her son’s first name – my married last name
My full name – work partner’s full name – name of scientific paper where we are both authors.
My name - friend’s name who lives in another country – 2nd friends name who lives in USA ( we all know each other)
Well, for me, it did mention me in the Torah. My children and a few friends also. It was the unique combinations of associations that seemed fascinating.
There is a comment in the Bible that there is a Book of Life that God has, where the names of the righteous are written down.
Maybe God uses His own Torah to accomplish this. Just speculation. However, since Hitler has also been found in the Torah, maybe there is more to it than this.
Is the life of every sinner and saint somehow hidden in the Word of God, to prove God knew about everyone of us?
I think this Bible Code is something that might be entertaining, and possibly inspiring to try on an individual basis.
It does take a lot of work. Some runs can take all night, just searching for one word. They can also stop when you want to take it to the next command, and then you lose everything and have to start over.
Everything depends on what you decide to enter in the search.
I will not recommend this for foretelling the future, or anything like that, since only God is all knowing.
But it is interesting that maybe before we were created, that both saints and sinners were known to God. What we do with our lives, and how we relate to God, is up to us.
Hopefully, on judgment day, all key words that God has entered will show that our lives and associations are good ones, and He beckons us to enter into His glory.