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The best book yet published dealing with Hidden Bible codes,
This review is from: Cosmic Codes: Hidden Messages from the Edge of Eternity (Hardcover)
Chuck Missler's latest book is a masterpiece and is a must read for those people who want to cut through the chaff on whether the Bible is God breathed or just a collection of fables. Chuck does a marvelous job in providing background on the use of "secret codes" and discusses such things as cryptography and the different types of codes and ciphers used by man. He then takes the reader through the evidences of the hidden design of the Bible. One example of this is that God had already laid out His plan of redemption for the predicament of mankind as found in the genealogy from Adam through Noah in the earliest chapters of the Book of Genesis. From the Hebrew the names in English signify as follows. Adam=Man, Seth=Appointed, Enosh=Mortal, Kenan=Sorrow, Mahalalel=The Blessed God, Jared=Shall come down, Enoch=Teaching, Methuselah=His death shall bring, Lamech=The despairing, Noah=rest, or comfort. Put this together and you have the following: "Man (is) appointed mortal sorrow, (but) the Blessed God shall come down teaching (that) His death shall bring (the) despairing rest". It is the beginning of a "love story, ultimately written in blood on a wooden cross which was erected in Judea almost 2000 years ago". WOW! Chuck goes on by touching on subjects ranging from the heptadic structure (7's) found throughout the Bible, to "microcodes", including the mechanics of the Hebrew alphabet and spends only 3 chapters on equidistant letter sequences. The section on "macrocodes" is my favorite. Chuck goes into detail outlining "types" such as Abraham's offering up of his only son (son of promise) Isaac on Mt. Moriah as a model or "type" of God offering up His only Son on Mt. Moriah for the sins of the world. There is also a section on "metacodes" that touches on such things as DNA being a code of cosmic origin and that DNA is actually a digital, error correcting code of a three-out-of-four design, all evidence of a designer. The book goes on to encourage the reader to undertake a serious study of the Bible and talks of the basics of doing just that. The book ends with a chapter called "The Ultimate Code: You" and challenges the reader to deal with the eternal aspect of one's existence. This book is 505 pages long with 25 chapters. Each chapter concludes with suggestions for further reading, for self study. The section of appendices has an exhaustive list of Rhetorical Devices, List of Major Types, Old Testament Allusions in Revelation, list of Sevens in the Bible and an Eschatological Summary. This book does not go off the deep end as some of the other "codes" books do and is an excellent reference source. I highly recommend it.
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Initial post: Feb 27, 2011 8:53:11 PM PST
To get anything near Dr. Missler's version of the Genesis message alone, one must take derivitives in some cases, roots in others, similar words in others, ignore most connotations, and even make up meanings for a couple of the names. From what I could tell the stranger meanings were taken from selective dictionaries over the years such as Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names , picking and choosing which one had the best interpretation for the hidden 'gospel' message.
The string I came up with when replicating his method by researching the Hebrew names through Hebrew sources was more like "(created) man: appointed: man (in his weakness, mortality): build nest/(economic) growth/multiply: Praise of God: descend: to train up/initiate (an action against an object): man of a javelin/man (of combat) sent out: for lowering/for humiliation: rest (settled in one place, victory)"
[(words in parentheses denote the connotations/specifity of the word meaning, slashes indicate seperate possible meanings, : indicates the division between names.)]
Others have similarily tried to replicate his pattern with little success, the meanings can be twisted down several paths, and the most likely meanings create nonsense sentences, not his gospel message.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 9, 2011 8:21:06 AM PDT
C. Webb says:
So why didn't you give a real review with number of stars you thought was appropriate? That would have been more helpful.
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