The fear of Hashem is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and discipline.Proverbs 1:7
There are 304,805 letters, 79,847 words and 5,845 verses in the Hebrew text of the Five Books of Moses. Torah-observant Jews consider this text to be the literal word of God. Thousands of books of commentary on the Five Books of Moses demonstrate that the Hebrew text reveals deep messages that far exceed the simple meaning of the text.
The text of the Five Books of Moses is written in a kind of Divine shorthand. In other words, an Infinite God packed layers and layers of meaning into the 304,805 letters of the Five Books of Moses, and most of it isn’t accessible by reading the text alone, especially if the text has been translated into a language other than Hebrew.
One exciting approach to deriving meaning from the Hebrew text of the Five Books of Moses is called Torah codes or Bible codes.
This core idea, that the text of the Five Books of Moses contains encoded information, has long-standing support from rabbis at least as far back as the 13th century. Modern computers make searching for these hidden codes much easier than it used to be.
There are different kinds of Bible codes embedded by God into the text of the Five Books of Moses. The most common one used by researchers is known as the Equidistant Letter Sequence (ELS).
ELS works by uncovering words that are spelled out by starting from a letter and counting a certain number of letters over and over. If every 42nd letter, for example, would spell a particular word, that word would be considered an ELS Bible code. Generally, researchers consider a Bible code significant if it exists in the same section of text as other related concepts.
Bible codes are considered controversial in some circles. However, there are many rabbis, scientists and mathematicians who believe in the statistical significance of Bible codes and encourage them to be shared with the general public, as a way of bringing people closer to God.
Israel365 News frequently reports on the Bible codes work of Rabbi Mattityahu Glazerson, a prolific Bible codes researcher who has hundreds of Bible codes videos on his YouTube channel. Rabbi Glazerson’s work relates ancient messages embedded in the Hebrew text to current events.
Israel365 News reporters endeavor to make Rabbi Glazerson’s Bible codes videos more accessible to people who cannot read the text in Hebrew,. We explain the concepts he raises, and their significance, in plain English.
We publish Bible codes stories about the projected arrival of the Messiah, about the spiritual significance of political leaders and about current and future events.
In general, Bible codes are not used to predict future events, but rather to demonstrate that, using His infinite intelligence, God embedded His knowledge of significant events from our day into the ancient Hebrew text of the Five Books of Moses.