Drosnin and the Bible Codes
By William Frederick, M. Div.
Author of The Coming Epiphany; Because You Need To Know The Truth About The End Times.
Michael Drosnin in his book Bible code II promoted the theory that aliens started life on earth. He had several Bible code matrices that promoted this theory and even went so far as to suggest that the aliens were responsible for the writing of the Bible and the code it contains. First off, even though Michael Drosnin has done allot of good in popularizing the Bible codes, any serious student of the Bible codes quickly recognizes that Michael Drosnin’s Bible codes are, for the most part, improperly developed. You can find a Bible code to say just about anything that you want, just like you can take verses out of context in scripture and make them say just about anything too. In order for a Bible code to be considered properly developed, and thus noteworthy, it must among other things be statistically significant. Some code researchers believe that in order for a code from the Torah to be statistically significant, it must have odds that exceed 1x10 to the 7th power. Michael Drosnin has helped promote and introduce the Bible codes to many people in the world. I myself first heard about the Bible codes from hearing an expose about his first book. However, as many people have figured out for themselves, Mr. Drosnin does not develop his codes to the point where they become statistically significant. Thus they may or may not be true, and or may not tell the whole story. The danger in this is that people can be led astray into believing falsehoods.
One such falsehood, which he has put forth in his book, Bible Code II, is the theory that the originator of life on this planet was an alien that crash-landed in a spaceship on the peninsula of Lisan near the Dead Sea. He also asserts that this alien is the originator of the Bible codes and that the “key to the codes” can be found on an obelisk in that area. Through his undeveloped codes He goes on to say that this key can be found in a steel ark or container that will become visible at some time, that the aliens brought DNA and created life, that this alien is god, and that this alien is buried nearby and that a steel ark can be found by the use of some method of detection, and also the solution to stop a nuclear world war is to be found at Lisan in this ark. Quite a fantastic story!
Above I stated “any serious student of Bible codes quickly recognizes that Michael Drosnin’s Bible codes are, for the most part, improperly developed. You can find a Bible code to say just about anything that you want.” Let me demonstrate how this is true. Below I have formed a matrix by taking several words that Mr. Drosnin used in the series of matrices on the subject and added some of my own and here is what I came up with.
Term Translation Skip R Factor (in Matrix)
ììåùúëìåä deception n. 4750 0.340 2.800
îìùð from Lisan -959 -4.495 -2.036
ìæøáäøåëî From iron furnace 1 -0.301 2.158
éðèù satanic adj. 11398 -4.563 -2.103
òùåøî satanic adj. 8545 -4.271 -1.812
úåàîø deception n. -6 -1.489 0.970
éøëåð alien n. -952 -3.469 -1.010
äãìô steel n. -14 -1.940 0.520
äãìô steel n. -1900 -4.071 -1.612
úéììç spaceship n. -1890 -3.537 -1.077
úéììç spaceship n. -4759 -3.936 -1.476
àååù false adj. -2 -2.339 0.121
àååù false adj. -3 -2.515 -0.055
àååù false adj. 4 -2.640 -0.180
÷øñ false adj. 10 -2.072 0.387
ôéåæî false adj. -10 -0.457 2.002
éø÷ù false adj. 1 -1.000 1.459
àéöîî originator n. 3793 -3.851 -1.392
øöåé originator n. -6 -2.105 0.354
øöåé originator n. -6 -2.105 0.354
ìúùåî planted adj. -937 -3.579 -1.120
øùå÷ conspirator n. -11 -2.030 0.429
The ELS reference is 950 characters between rows.
There are 22 displayed terms in the matrix.
The matrix starts at Isaiah Ch 28 V 15 Letter 8 and ends at Jeremiah Ch 11 V 4 Letter 81.
The matrix spans 57068 characters of the surface text.
The matrix has 61 rows, is 68 columns wide and contains a total of 4148 characters.
The total r-value of the positive terms excluding surface text is 5.477
The odds of the positive r-value terms occurring by chance are approx 300,000 to one.
I am not a Bible code expert and the matrix above, due to my lack of Hebrew language expertise, is not developed far enough to be statistically significant. The fact remains that it may or may not be further developed to become statistically significant. But it is developed more fully than Mr. Drosnin’s matrix, it also has some very significant terms, and has odds of occurring by chance of 300,000 to one. The main term of the matrix is “deception” and it is quite significant that this word is only encoded once in the Old Testament and appears in the same matrix as some of Drosnin’s terms. At the bottom of the matrix is the surface text “from iron furnace,” this was one of the prominent terms in one of his matrices. He asserts that the steel ark made by the alien that contains the code key and DNA came from an iron furnace. I also found encoded in this matrix other aspects of his theory such as the crossing terms “alien” and “from Lisan,” “spaceship,” “steel,” “originator,” and “conspirator.” Along with the very significant main term of “deception” the terms “satanic” and “false” were also found several times. The point that I am trying to make is that Mr Drosnin’s matrices are not properly developed to the point where they are statistically significant and thus are not valid. The above matrix is also not developed to the point where it is statistically significant and thus is also not valid. But if one were to accept Mr Drosnin’s matrices as valid then one must also accept the matrix above and it declares that the alien theory is false! For a more thorough understanding of the Bible codes and what they are all about refer to addendum 1 at the end of this book. I would also recommend Roy Rheinhold’s Bible code website located at; www.ad2004.com. Roy is in my opinion one of the foremost Bible code researchers in the world.
About The Author
William Frederick has been teaching and preaching God's Word for the last 18 years as a Christian Education Minister. He has had several prophecy articles posted on the Alpha Omega Report website. He is also the Sunday School Superintendent at the local Independent Fundamental Baptist church he attends.
William Frederick has written a prophecy book entitled The Coming Epiphany which will teach you essential truths about the end of the world. His experience from teaching the Bible for 18 years, the formal training he received from Bob Jones University, when he got his Master of Divinity degree, his years of prophecy research, and his compassion to please the Lord and help others have all culminated in the writing of this "must read" prophecy book that you won't be able to put down!
Here is what one reader said about The Coming Epiphany. “Mr. Frederick, through rigorous adherence to scripture, has pieced together the puzzling aspects of Biblical prophecy. His book, The Coming Epiphany, provides vital information for Christians in these times and the times to come. I believe that it should be required reading for individuals as well as for study groups, and perhaps most importantly, for pastors upon whose discernment many Christians depend. This book is a wake-up call to all believers, that it is time to fully awaken to the will of God in our lives. Mr. Frederick; Thank you for the privilege of reading your profound volume. I believe that your work can reach millions, and help them to see the signs, and avoid the deceptions that have been crafted by the adversary.”
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