This fascinating book opens with a special foreword by Bible Code investigator Grant R Jeffrey plus a foreword by Yapha Linda Rambsel, wife of the author. A Hebrew Aleph-Bet chart provides the Hebrew letters, the gematria (their numerical values) the phonetics and the meanings.
In the introduction, Rambsel explains that the name Yeshua ha' Mashiach (Hebrew for Jesus the Messiah) appears encoded in every book of the Hebrew Old Testament. To give just a few examples: in Genesis He appears as The Beginning, the promised Redeemer and the Seed of the woman; in Exodus, as the Passover Lamb and the Deliverer; in Leviticus, as the High Priest; in Numbers, as the Pillar of Cloud and Fire and the Manna from on high; in Ruth as the Kinsman Redeemer; in Ezra as the Faithful Scribe and in Psalms as Lord and Shepherd, High Tower and the Rock of our Salvation.
In the New Covenant (New Testament), the characteristics of Jesus are given in all of the books too, for example the Great Physician in James, the Chief Shepherd in I Peter and The Lord of Hosts in Jude.
The system of analysis or the technique used to find the encoded words is explained clearly. It is called equi-distant sequence and it means that the amount of Hebrew letters are counted that are equally distributed and which forms a logical word, phrase or sentence of a name, place or thing.
The 12 chapters are titled: Yeshua In The First Word, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Appointments Of Yeshua, Yeshua In The First Covenant, The Laws Of Probability, The Forerunner, Chastening And Blessing, A Remnant Saved, and He Ascended On High. Throughout the text, the verses are given in Hebrew script, transliterated phonetic Hebrew and in English, and every instance where the name Yeshua appears is discussed in relation to other relevant passages of scripture in both the Old and New Testaments.
In the conclusion: He Came And He Is Coming Again, the author examines various prophecies from inter alia Chronicles, Hebrews, Revelation, Isaiah, John and Hosea. He points out that the Hebrew gematria of Hosea 4:1 equals 1948 - the date on the Gregorian calendar when modern Israel became a sovereign nation.
The Appendix: Yeshua's First Coming, provides a long list of prophecies fulfilled by Jesus. Both the original prophecies and their fulfilment are given with the relevant scriptural verses. The book concludes with a bibliography.
The Bible Codes phenomenon has generated much controversy but it cannot be lightly dismissed. Further investigation is needed, but this compelling book deals with more than just codes. It also points out many other open correspondences between the Old and New Testament and investigates the meaning of the Hebrew gematria in significant passages of scripture.
Rambsel's style is clear and engaging, making the text easy to understand and quite compelling. Bible believing Christians will find the book a gem of wisdom, with insights and revelations on nearly every page. Even those who do not believe in the existence of hidden codes will find much to treasure in this little book.
I also recommend Restoring The Jewishness Of The Gospel: A Message To Christians by David H Stern, Understanding The Difficult Words of Jesus by David Bivin, Our Hands Are Stained With Blood by Michael L Brown, Yeshua by Ron Moseley and Your People Shall Be My People by Don Finto. May the reader be blessed with insight and understanding.