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Bible Code Way, No Feb 01, 2006
The Bible says there is no code - somewhere deep in the text. I bet with the right tweeking you can get "HAMAS WINS BIG" out of a Jewish text - who would have quessed?

 

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world X, Dec 28, 2005
in 2006 there is nuclear holocaust in coded in the bible is it true. please get back to me with an answer

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the methods of the Bible Code Qasim, Adib Apr 04, 2004
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A1006561

This is far more harder to explain.

 

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the methods of the Bible code yongkiat, sim Aug 14, 2003
I would like to comment on the mathematical method that both Bible-code believers and opponents use to back up their stand. Though I'm not a believer, I've come up with a certain argument which is affecting my skepticism, and I've sent in this post hoping that someone could point out the error in my following argument, in order for me to attain a peace of mind.

I want to show that, contrary to common belief, mathematics alone actually does not tell us much whether the hidden code was placed intentionally or not. Imagine this, say Moby Dick is able to generate 10 correction predictions, yet of little importance, with the Bible generating only 5 correct yet important ones, which book gives better predictions? Obviously Moby Dick, if you define correct prediction as "true facts". Yet if you choose to define correct prediction as "important true facts", then the bible is now five
times more powerful than Moby Dick. In other words, statistical methods dealing only with numbers and quantities do not contribute much to the decision on the probability of the existence of hidden codes, for surely man is capable to judge qualities, not merely to calculate quantities, even if I cannot prove to you mathematically why Beethoven is nicer than the traffic.

Thus it is not entirely irrational for the bible-code believer to feel that there is a hidden code, for they can always believe that God would want only to talk of important and famous truths. The only decisive way to refute the believer is to come up with the same amount of quality predictions from another book of the same thickness as the Torah, instead of wasting time on the discussion of the statistical method used.