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  • Paperback: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd; New edition edition (6 Mar. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0283063351
  • ISBN-13: 978-0283063350
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 2.6 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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I was very disappointed when I read Michael Drosin's book "The Bible Code". I found his treatment of the subject both unscientific and sensationalist. This left me in two minds over the whole subject.
Dr Satinover however, provides an extremely objective analysis of the subject. He has researched the material very thoroughly, and consequently, he has a very good foundation upon which to build his arguments.
While being fully convinced of the authenticity of the Bible Codes, he is neither sensationalist in his exposition, nor cynical of the critics. Drosnin would do well to take note of this approach!
I firmly believe that the Bible Codes are God's hallmark of authenticity on the Torah; and whilst many may disagree with this opinion, Dr Satinover has brought together into one book, a summary of the rigorously conducted analysis that the critics cannot fault.
This is a "must read" book for anyone with a reasoning mind.
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In this volume Jeffrey Satinover attempts to explore the truth behind the Bible Codes, proving it's validity through mathematics and science , including quantum physics.

There are also some interesting perspectives on the metaphysical element behind the holocaust and the Gulf Wars.
The book outlines the remarkable story of Rabbi Michael Ber Weissmandl and his work to save Jews from the infernos of the Shoah , in any way possible.
The author illustrates how the secrets of the universe are hidden in the Torah and in the chapter entitled 'The Flames of Amalek' he quotes Rabbi Tzadok HaCohen (1823-1900): "In physical space , Amalek is sworn to prevent Israel from dwelling in the Land",
The real reason behind the vast conspiracy to destroy the People of Israel in the Land of Israel , going on today.
That is what anti-Zionism is, the evil of Amalek , the ungodly determination to prevent Jews from living in the Land of Israel.
Amalek is the Jew-hating spirit that tries to destroy the people of Israel In the words of the Passover Haggada: "In every generation there are some who rise against us to annihilate us."

In the Bible's Book of Esther, the evil Haman, who tried to exterminate the Jewish people, was Amalek. Before that, at the time of Israel's exodus from Egypt, it was Amalek (Exodus 17:8) that attacked Israel - the people that God had blessed. In fact, it was that very blessing - God's blessing - that provoked Amalek to swoop down on the people from behind, to attack and kill the weakest.

Amalek fiercely envies Israel; Amalek is furiously jealous. Amalek tries to kill and maim as many Jews and their friends and allies as possible, starting with the weakest: the mothers with children, the elderly, the sick and the babies.
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The Bible Code is a mere statistical fiction: there is no truth behind the bible code. By attempting to give it credibility this book sets out deceive further. It is persuasively written, but cannot be taken seriously. One to miss.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing revelations 28 Oct. 2007
By Peter Uys - Published on Amazon.com
This fascinating work is the very best study of the Bible Code that I've encountered. Satinover examines whether the code really exists, its accuracy, meaning and implications. The subject of scientific research since the late 1980s, the code was first mentioned many centuries ago in the writings of Jewish mystics, especially during the great flowering of Spanish Kabbalah.

Chapter One deals with the work of amongst others the Vilna Gaon Elijah ben Solomon, Maimonides and Rabbi Moses ben Nachman and explains how the codes are encrypted in the Hebrew letters of the text. Chapter Two recounts the discovery of the codes in the 1980s and provides portraits of some of the personalities involved, mainly religious members of the scientific community in Jerusalem. Illustrated with Hebrew text, it discusses the science of encryption and delves deeper into the structure of the codes and matters of statistical probability.

Chapter Three considers the Jewish devotion to Torah, scribal traditions and the Jewish Torah compared to the Samaritan version. The chapters titled The Black Fires of Holocaust and The White Fire of Destiny tell the tragic story of Rabbi Weissmandl of Slovakia. The vital role of cryptology in the Allied victory in the Second World War is explored next. The science of cryptology grew out of Kabbalah. A prime example of ancient cryptological sophistication is found in the work of Nechunya ben HaKanah, a student of the great Simeon ben Yochai, originator of the Zohar.

During the Renaissance, kabbalistic ideas became known in Europe. In the 15th century, cryptology suddenly underwent major advances that laid the groundwork for the computer and the science of statistics. A famous Renaissance cryptologist, Trithemius of Spannheim, developed a method based directly upon a prayer of the aforementioned Nechunya ben HaKanah. There were others, like Alberti and Cardano, from whose works were derived all the sophisticated encoding machines used by the Allies.

There are thought-provoking sections on Pascal, Von Neumann and Turing, whilst chapters eight and nine recount the (re)discovery of the code by Israeli scientists, with discussions of the phenomenon of clustering, the scientific scrutiny applied and specific messages like the Hanukkah and Purim codes. Chapter 10 provides further information on specific searches and their results.

Chapter 11, The Flames of Amalek, covers the 1991 Gulf War and discoveries on messages about the Holocaust as well as the concept of the biblical Nimrod, the man of violence of whom Hitler was a type. Satinover also briefly discusses the book of Esther here. Chapter 12, The Great Sages, first looks at the interest generated by the code, then at further experiments that resulted in the publication of an article in the journal Statistical Science.

Some common misunderstandings of the codes are dealt with in chapter 13, whilst the next one contains interesting information on William James, author of The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature, his views on freedom of choice within deterministic influences, and his influence on Satinover. Quantum Mechanics, the complexity of the codes, theology and personal conduct are also discussed here.

Technical Appendix A examines the extraordinarily exact Jewish calculation of 29.53059 days to the lunar month plus the age of the universe as calculated by Nechunya ben HaKanah from a code in the book of Genesis and explained by Yitzhak DeMin Acco. They arrived at an age of 15.3 billion years. Nechunya lived in the first century AD and DeMin Acco in the 13th century! The work of Hugh Ross and Fazale Rana, such as A Matter of Days is relevant here. Technical Appendix B considers transformations of space and time with reference to prime numbers and their visual and spatial configurations, whilst Appendix C revisits the "Great Sages" experiment in finer detail.

The 21 pages of notes are as informative as the main text of the book. Note number 11 to chapter four was especially interesting to me as a Christian. It explains some seemingly Antisemitic passages by John in the book of Revelation and elsewhere. The first is the attack upon "Jews who are not Jews" and the second is the expression "synagogues of Satan." Satinover argues that these words apply to the Babylonian magic-based distortion of Judaism by the Samaritans. Archaeological digs have unearthed many of these "synagogues" that contain a blend of Judaic and astrological imagery. Thus John was not criticizing the synagogues of the Jewish people; this makes sense to me and cleared up some of my confusion on this subject.

The fact that I was reading Richard Elliott Friedman's The Hidden Book in the Bible at the same time made Satinover's book even more intriguing. This hidden book was originally one narrative but was cut up by the Bible editors so that other stories, poetry and laws were spliced into and around it. The divided segments of this story are now spread through nine of the Bible books from Genesis to the first two chapters of Kings. In light of this, I am convinced that the mysterious editor/s of the Torah were divinely inspired; that the finalization of the Old Testament (Tanach), whenever it took place after the return from Babylon, was an act of momentous significance.

Black & white figures and illustrations throughout the book help to explain the nature of the codes. The bibliography contains books and articles plus contact addresses of the Aish HaTorah organization which offers a reliable source of information on the Torah codes. The book concludes with an index. The Truth Behind The Bible Code is one of the most thought-provoking books I have ever read, and a valuable reference source. Christian readers might also be interested in Yeshua: The Name of Jesus Revealed in the Old Testament by Yaacov Rambsel and Kabbalah of Yeshua by Zusha Kalet.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exploring the mysteries of G-D's word 6 Jun. 2008
By Gary Selikow - Published on Amazon.com
In this volume Jeffrey Satinover attempts to explore the truth behind the Bible Codes, proving it's validity through mathematics and science , including quantum physics.

There are also some interesting perspectives on the metaphysical element behind the holocaust and the Gulf Wars.
The book outlines the remarkable story of Rabbi Michael Ber Weissmandl and his work to save Jews from the infernos of the Shoah , in any way possible.
The author illustrates how the secrets of the universe are hidden in the Torah and in the chapter entitled 'The Flames of Amalek' he quotes Rabbi Tzadok HaCohen (1823-1900): "In physical space , Amalek is sworn to prevent Israel from dwelling in the Land",
The real reason behind the vast conspiracy to destroy the People of Israel in the Land of Israel , going on today.
That is what anti-Zionism is, the evil of Amalek , the ungodly determination to prevent Jews from living in the Land of Israel.
Amalek is the Jew-hating spirit that tries to destroy the people of Israel In the words of the Passover Haggada: "In every generation there are some who rise against us to annihilate us."

In the Bible's Book of Esther, the evil Haman, who tried to exterminate the Jewish people, was Amalek. Before that, at the time of Israel's exodus from Egypt, it was Amalek (Exodus 17:8) that attacked Israel - the people that God had blessed. In fact, it was that very blessing - God's blessing - that provoked Amalek to swoop down on the people from behind, to attack and kill the weakest.

Amalek fiercely envies Israel; Amalek is furiously jealous. Amalek tries to kill and maim as many Jews and their friends and allies as possible, starting with the weakest: the mothers with children, the elderly, the sick and the babies. Amalek prefers to kill children and women. Hard to believe as it may be, Amalek dances in the streets at the prospect of human (particularly, Jewish) suffering - even if the joyful dancers are doomed to die in the inferno themselves!

The book outlines the miracles of the First Gulf War , when Saddam Hussein-who modelled himself on Nebuchadnezzar , and whose primary aim was the destruction of Israel-sent missiles of mass destruction into Israel , there was not one Israeli fatality. These Scuds where not minor missiles as the media outside Israel tried to portray them , but very destructive.

The single scud that strucka US millitary facility in Saudi Arabia killed nineteen soldiers. 33 scuds where sent into Israel damaging 3, 773 buildings.
This phenomenon has no scientific explanation and can only be explained as the work of G-D in protecting the People of Israel.

Quoting the then President of Israel Chaim Herzog adressing the nation on February 22, 1991 : " The Jewish nation witnessed many miracles in it's history , from the splitting of the Red Sea to this very day . This time , as well , we where blessed with divine intervention."
The hand of G-D clearly guided the scuds to avoid any Israeli fatalities. These events are hiddn in the Bible Codes.
Am Israel Chai.
This chapter also focuses on the Nuremberg trials , where the ten Nazi leaders hung for crimes against humanity , mirrored the ten sons of Haman hung for their plot to anihilate the Jews in Ancient Persia , commemorated by the Jewish feast of Purim.

Satinover reports several mathematicians and scienists who where confirmed atheists , who became devoutly religious after studying the Bible codes.
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