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on February 22, 2000
153 fishes, 12 tribes, 12 disciples, 666(616), 144,000(s), 70th week, 1260 days, 7 seals, 7 churches, 7 golden lampstands, etc, etc.... Numbers, hundreds of numbers, everywhere throughout the old and new testaments of the Bible. What on Earth(or heaven) are all of these "surface" numbers doing in the Bible anyway? Who put them there and why?
Del Washburn's discovery of Theomatics is perhaps the greatest discovery of all time. The Original Code in the Bible, is an abbreviated version of his Theomatics 2, and provides compelling(and provable) information that answers these very questions.
This discovery utilizes a unique form of gematria in order to decode the time honored ancient numerical languages of the Bible. Letters, words, and phrases all have numerical meanings that transcend the words. You will learn about such concepts as "clustering" and how it is statistically incredible. I'd compare this phenomenon to parity(odd/even) in electronics - in which the transmitted message is sent along with error correction.
I used to view the Bible like a Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. I had to go through the entire "disorder" to get to the one thing that I was looking for - and I had no idea what all of that other "stuff" was even there for.
If you are in the same boat, then I encourage you to explore this discovery for yourself. Read it once, read it twice. Read it again and again. Thoroughly digest the material. Run the numbers for yourself. Prove it to yourself. Prove it to others. Know what messages are being tramsmitted via the text of the Bible. See how things really relate to each other. Don't just formulate opinions about the Bible, formulate mathematical conclusions.
This subject material is so vast, and so intricately woven, that even after scores of years researching the phenomenon, it is still in it's infancy. The website offers surfers a nice preview of the material. I look forward to Del's forthcoming book "The Luciferian Rebellion".
It is an awesome subject...what more can I say...
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on January 17, 1999
Washburn reveals hidden meanings in the Bible, heretofore unknown. What is more spectacular, he presents an argument based on the principles of mathematical logic to prove his findings! In all my experience I have never read a "theory" of Bible knowlege described and proved in this manner. It is a book for people wishing to have an overall understanding of Theomatics, "God's Mathematics," with numerous references to his earlier work "Theomatics II". The logical proof he makes in chapters 11 and 12 can be difficult to understand, but readily acceptable to those with a mathematical or scientific bent. This book has inspired me to investigate this phenomenon more thoroughly. Incidently, this is NOT a book about the famous "Bible Codes" that supposedly predict the future. This is a more scholarly work intending to reveal relationships between words and phrases in the Bible to illuminate one's understanding of the Scripture. You will also find more information at the Theomatics website.
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on December 5, 1999
This book presents one of the most amazing discoveries of our lifetime in an easy to understand fashion. Del Washburn's "The Original Code in the Bible" shows us the amazing mathematical patterns that are embedded in the Bible since time began, while proving scientifically that Bible could only have come from a divine origin. This book has been a tremendous faith builder for me, and after to the Bible itself, this book and his work Theomatics II should be on the very top of your reading list. For his findings have eternal ramifications..... The price is a steal and I would have paid $300 for the book, its that amazing. You don't wana pass this one up! God bless Del Washburn and anyone who reads this book.
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on July 11, 2002
A few problems I see:
1. It needs to be proven that different people would pick the same word groupings and phrase/clause limits that Washburn has done (e.g., on his Web page with examples, he explains which relevant or distinct words he limits his target phrases to, even admitting to omitting words as not essential to the thought). Otherwise, Washburn could be adding or subtracting preceding or following words to achieve the numbers he seeks.
2. The Greek New Testament text is replete with textual variants. No modern Greek New Testament text, or even any book within the text, is based on the reading of a single manuscript. Rather, the text is a patchwork of readings from the thousands of extant manuscripts, and is created by textual critics who have been trained how to determine what is probably the best reading when manuscripts differ. Get a copy of the Nestle-Aland 27th edition (the latest critical text of the Greek New Testament) and you'll see how frequently the manuscripts vary. Sure, it's often only a word or two, or a letter or two, but since Washburn's thesis is dependent upon calculating the values of the letters that are in the text, a change in even single letters will often alter his results. I know he explains in his first THEOMATICS book how he dealt with this, but it doesn't solve the problem. NO ONE can precisely say what the original manuscripts said on a word-by-word basis.
3. It needs to be proven that other pieces of literature do not show this same apparent numerical consistency between related topics. E.g., if one could show that phrases having to do with velociraptors in JURASSIC PARK exhibit a common mathematical relationship (e.g., by assigning numerical values to the letters of the English alphabet to make it correspond to how the Hebrew and Greek alphabets use letters for numbers), that would likely nullify Washburn's hypothesis.
NOWHERE in his books, to my knowledge, does Washburn provide answers to the above -- i.e., show that these objections to or questions about his theory can conclusively be demonstrated to be invalid, and that his theory stands the test of examination and comparison.
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on November 17, 1998
This is a well written book. Del has spent many years studying what God has done with mathmatics in his word. What I really enjoyed about the book was it's presentation and it's closure.
There are many aspects to Theomatics, yet I believe that it is very important to establish the the credability of Theomatics.
I believe that this book does that. If one looks at the statistics and their logical conclusions they will have to concede that God has written his word mathmatically. I also find the clustering concept very stable.
From people I have spoken with about this subject, a few people believe that Del is still picking and choosing his subjects and only showing what works and leaving out what does'nt. (But if you read any of his books carefully you will see this is not the case) anyways, I believe that the clustering issues clenches any and all arguments. It is impossible. Yet it happens. This does seal the tomb on any discenters.
Read this book! And thank God for it's contents. Then tell someone!
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on November 23, 2012
The book is not supportive of the Bible Code theories as proposed by authors as Michael Drosnin. This book proposes a theory called "Theomatics" which alleges that the letters of the Greek and Hebrew Bible texts contain a secret mathematical code. The author published an earlier work THEOMATICS in 1978.
For example, Washburn says that in his research, he has found that the number 31 has to do with holiness and purity. Reference to Jesus as the "Lamb of God" equals 961 which is 31X31. "Agage" has a numerical value of 93, which is 31X3.
Washburn believes that Theomatics confirms the divine origin of the Bible.
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VINE VOICEon September 20, 2005
As books on this subject go..not bad. This is a quite difficult subject. As always you have two obvious camps--those so ready to POUNCE on anything with a proton of religion/GOD and tear it to shreads in a nano second--case close, complete nonsense, your full of it, etc. Then the I'll buy it..where do I sign folks. Then me--I belive there are some good points made by the decenters, howerver they can't close this case for me. All that said, I still think this whole controversy misses the point that there is a Higher Power, wheather you call it Ain Sof, God, The eternal One, etc it doesn't matter. What ever IT is- it is the Alpha and Omega. It still amazing me that the general puplic doesn't grasp the spiritual implications of Realitivity...and still thinks in a linear fashion as if the universe marches to the call of a Timex wrist watch. God is the Master Programer--just look at the Genome. It's not too big of a leep to believe that God could have imbedded a hidden message in the Bible. Hebrew after all is a very mathematical language. But I ramble, if you are interested in this subject I do recommend this book as a good starting point.
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on March 31, 2005
I have always believed that the Bible is significantly more than the sum of its parts. Del Washburn's work on the subject of the mathematical design in the Bible, a discovery he calls Theomatics, only serves to reinforce that concept.

The Original Code in the Bible is Mr. Washburn's attempt to communicate to the masses the nature of Theomatics and how its very existence cannot be disproved, only ignored, ridiculed, and mocked. He presents some compelling examples of how the system works and tries to describe the mathematical logic behind the irrefutability of the phenomenon. However in the short space of a book intended for a general audience, a through treatment is impossible. For the in-depth analysis he offers two other books, "Theomatics", and "Theomatics II", the first of which I believe is out of print, the latter is referenced often. While I have read his original work, "Theomatics", I have not yet pursued "Theomatics II". He also offers additional material for those who wish to independently pursue a scientific study of the phenomenon.

There are two aspects of Mr. Washburn's presentation that I find troubling. The first is that he devotes a more time lambasting the naysayers without directly addressing his perception of their objections. I feel his purpose would be better served if he presented the data with concrete examples to support his assertion that this phenomenon is not reproducible in other texts rather than simply state that the skeptic's claims are wrong. Show how the process fails in other works. All experiments need good control models.

The other troubling area is that Mr. Washburn concluded that his research has revealed deeper truths about what God is trying to communicate through the Bible. While this may be true, he seems ready to throw the baby (traditional hermeneutical interpretation) out with the bath water (deeper understanding). Since God is not the author of confusion, and since we did not have the benefit of the computer until very recently, it seems very premature and dangerous to draw these type of conclusions when clearly the plain reading of the text was all that we had prior to this discovery.

I would recommend this book to both the skeptic and any serious student of the Bible as a tool to validate the proposition that the Bible is in fact the Word of God. But consider that the spiritual truths as interpreted by the author are just that, his interpretations.
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on January 18, 2013
A very comprehensive over view. I have gone through Theomatics II and working on as well and as I said in
response to T II it is too early for me to make a judgement or opinion on something as deep and potentially important as this work without much more investigation.
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on November 9, 2010
Before you buy this book, please visit Del Washburn's web site: READ IT TILL THE END. If you as a Christian can reconcile what he says there about fallen angels, and can stomach his condescending attitude toward the Bible's creation account in Genesis, then you cannot have a better book to tickle your ears.
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