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The Genesis Code: The Scientific Search for the Existence of God Hardcover – Nov 1997


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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; First Edition edition (Nov 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688154638
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688154639
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 21 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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References to names, dates and historical ev ents - from what grew in the garden of Eden to details of th e Gulf War - have allegedly been found encoded in the book o f Genesis. Satinover explores these codes which scientists h ave not yet disproved. '

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Jan 1998
Format: Hardcover
Satinover's book, introducing us to the Bible/Torah Codes, is a well-written weavework of, as he sees it, related areas of research such as Jewish religious tradition and history, cryptology, computing, statistics, lunar month computations, the ninth of Ab, and even quantum physics.
In his book, he also addresses the problem of the many amateur "debunkers" who find "codes" in other texts - and who do not use the same rigorous methodology or standards employed by researchers such as Witztum or Diaconis. It is fascinating to see reviews by people who claim to have read his book but still do not understand that the Torah Codes phenomenon is not just about skipping letters to see what you can find. Any text - and, perhaps, a thousand monkeys with ELS software - can yield ELSs in the basic sense, but what is unique about the Torah Codes is the statistical strangeness and improbability as described in Satinover's book, the stringent criteria employed, and the fact that the ELS features in the Torah were not uncovered AFTER THE FACT, but actually PREDICTED BEFOREHAND. Perhaps a re-reading of this book is in order before you start loading in the Hebrew translation of "Great Expectations."
For example, one researcher predicted the AHRN cluster just because it seemed suspicious that Aaron was not mentioned in a passage where he was of prime importance, except in the context of "sons of Aaron." Another is the prediction that they would find the names of all the fruit trees indigenous to Israel in the passage about the Garden of Eden, where no names of trees are given. This is a different kind of ELS phenomenon altogether. Finding ELSs about assassinations and such in texts after the fact, picking and choosing results, etc.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Dec 1997
Format: Hardcover
In reading Cracking the Bible Code, one of the first things that struck me was the human content of the research. Computers are used to do the work in much of the cases, but it is the human element that the messenger of the Torah Code speaks to. It is we who are the subjects. The creator's creation is the focus... or more to the point getting the creation to acknowledge the creator! So many books have appeared on the mythology of Genesis and the charming tales of the struggle of good and evil... and now we find that that struggle is more real than any myth could ever be made out to be. Dr. Satinover delivers a straight forward well rounded view of the history of the uncovering of the message within the message. And why the Jews have been called to guard so preciously the document we have come to know as the Torah. It is for all mankind. They did their job well. And now it is up to the rest of the world to accept or reject. For certainly this book more than any other thus far on the Torah Codes subject provides us with a key that unlocks a door that opens to a vista where science, faith, and the human quest for an explaination for our being can come together for the first time in many ages. This book is a must for laymen and clergy alike. For the Imam and the minister, the believer and the atheist... for shamans and pagans and any who think themselves human. This is a nuclear detonation in the time line of theology, and science... doubt or believe it matters not. Fact is fact, and what this book has to say is fact. Read it, once, twice how many ever times you have to... the message is joy. Somebody is watching over us.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Oct 1997
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QUESTION: Which one of the following terms describes people's reactions to the discovery of the Bible codes? Amazing, astonishing, incredulous, questionable, impossible, puzzling, stunning, astounding, baffling, weird, implausible, curious, exciting. ANSWER: All of the above. Incidentally, these same words could be used to describe the reactions of people to miraculous happenings in Bible times, both Old Testament and New Testament. QUESTION: Which one of the following words describes the contents of Dr. Satinover's new book, Cracking the Bible Code? Mystical, psychological, statistical, philosophical, archaeological, technical, autobiographical, probable, theological, anecdotal, historical, fuzzy. ANSWER: All of the above. QUESTION: How would you compare and contrast the books by Michael Drosnin (The Bible Code) and Jeffrey Satinover (Cracking the Bible Code)? ANSWER: In comparison, (1) both authors think the Bible code is real. (2) Both men have helpful Jewish roots and connections. (3) Both are gifted writers. (4) Both aimed their books at a general readership. (5) Both ignore or discount the research of Christian codes' enthusiasts. (6) Both think that only the surface has been scratched by current scientific research and that there is more to come, particularly from the disciplines of quantum physics and quantum cryptology. In contrast, (1) Drosnin's book is sensational, the work of a journalist; Satinover's book is reasonable, the work of a scientist. (2) Drosnin says Bible codes are like crossword puzzles; Satinover says they are like cryptograms. (3) Paradoxically, Drosnin is both secular and Biblically apocalyptic; Satinover is both religious and scientifically restrained.Read more ›
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