Of Bible Codes and Idols

Wittes, Benjamin
December 1997
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Dec1997, Issue 78, p12
Examines the validity of readable secret messages embedded in the Torah, based on the claims of Michael Drosnin in his book "The Bible Code." Use of equidistant letter sequences (ELS) in forming the Torah code; Analysis of whether an ELS in the Torah is a meaningful embedded code or mere coincidence conducted by a group of researchers led by Eliyahu Rips of Hebrew University published in the periodical "Statistical Science"; Efforts of a group of Australian and Israeli researchers led by mathematician Brendan McKay to challenge the published work about the Torah code.


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