Michael Drosnin's book:
"The Bible Code"

The distinction between past, present and future is only an illusion, however persistent... (Albert Einstein)

For 3000 years a code in the Bible has remained hidden. Now it has been decoded by computer - and it may reveal our future. The code was broken by an Israeli mathematician, who presented the proof in a major science journal and it has been confirmed by mathematicians around the world. The book is the first full account of a scientific discovery that may change the world, told by a sceptical secular reporter who became part of the story.

The author writes...

Author's Introduction

Reporting is the first rough take on history. The book is the first full account of a code in the Bible that reveals events that took place thousands of years after the Bible was written.

So, perhaps, it is the first rough take on the future.

We have just begun to understand the Bible code. It is like a jigsaw puzzle with an infinite number of pieces, and we only have a few hundred, or a few thousand. We can only guess at the complete picture.

The only thing I can say with certainty is that there is a code in the Bible, and in a few dramatic cases it has foretold events that then happened exactly as predicted. There is no way to know if the code is also right about the more distant future.

I have tried to deal with this story the way I have dealt with every other story; as an investigative reporter. I've spent five years checking out the facts. Nothing is taken on faith..

I have confirmed every discovery in the Bible code on my own computer, using two different programs - the same one used by the Israeli mathematician who first found the code, and a second program written independently of him.

I also interviewed the scientists in the United States and Israel who investigated the code.

Many of the events described in the book were witnessed by me. Accounts of other events are based on interviews with persons directly involved, or were confirmed by published news reports.

Detailed notes on each chapter, notes on all the illustrations, and a reprint of the original experiment that proved the reality of the Bible code, appear at the end of the book.

My goal has been to report what is encoded in the Bible exactly as I would have reported a story from the police blotter when I was at the Washington Post, exactly as I would have reported a story from a corporate boardroom when I was at the wall Street Journal.

I am not a rabbi nor a priest, not a Bible scholar. I have no preconceived beliefs, and only one test - the truth..

This book is not the last word. It is the first report.

Richard's thoughts

I find the topic intriguing, though I was not prepared to bother about it until I was told that the code was located not in an English translation, but in Hebrew texts that were acceptable to Jewish scholars of the Bible.

This is why it was necessary for Mr. Drosnin to commute between the United States and Israel, and seek corroborative comment from "experts" on both sides of the Atlantic.

As owner of this web page, I would like to add a comment. There will be those who will reject the thought that there could be anything concealed in God's written word.

However, Jesus Himself, when He spoke to the masses, spoke to them in a manner which (on the whole) they did not understand. He taught His disciples (those who were prepared to listen) in plain language, but to the masses (those who were apathetic) He discoursed in stories that made little sense to them. Think on that before you dismiss this "theory" as being "impossible". Untrue it may turn out to be - eventually - but impossible? No. Your mind and mine is too small to be able to grasp the things of eternity.

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