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Israeli Scientist Discovers 40 Sentences About Christ Encoded in the Old Testament

Contact: Ed Sherman, 541-821-4238; Dr. Jacobi, 212-202-3247, n.jacobi@shrago.net


ASHLAND, Oregon, Apr. 2 /Christian Newswire/ -- Israeli researcher Nathan Jacobi, Ph.D., has found dozens of encoded Hebrew sentences in the Old Testament that paraphrase many key Gospel passages.


Jacobi examined 40 "The King Jesus" codes to see if they were part of longer Hebrew codes. For 29 of the terms, extensions in good Hebrew were discovered. Several multi-sentence codes surfaced.


"Such a high rate of discovery would not be possible unless the text had been encoded," Dr. Jacobi noted. "While one can occasionally find an extension to a 'code' from any Hebrew text, this does not happen often, and when it does, frequently the content is utterly mysterious or sheer non-sense."


An agnostic Jew, Jacobi was educated in Israel (1945-1969) and worked as a physicist and professor in the US (1969-1992). He moved back to Israel in 2006, where he lives in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank.


In each code, the Hebrew letters are equally spaced within the literal text. For example, suppose that "Jesus" appeared in Isaiah 53, picking up every tenth letter from the text. Jacobi then looked at the string of letters one would obtain by picking up every tenth letter before and after the original search term.


Jacobi and R. Edwin Sherman, a Christian, have collaborated over the past seven years in scrutinizing claims of codes in the Bible. Sherman (MA, Mathematics, UC San Diego) is author of Bible Code Bombshell (New Leaf Press, 2005). He has been a consulting mathematician for 34 years. He was formerly a principal with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the world's largest professional services firm.


"If someone who knew nothing about Christ were to derive clues about his identity solely from these codes, they would conclude that: 1) He was a gentle, exalted teacher with personal warmth; 2) He performed miracles and was somehow Aramaic; 3) His people would rejoice over him, but then reject him; and 4) He became a lamb who was defeated but who would live again, forever," Sherman said.


"They would also conclude that: 1) Jesus would 'awaken' people and live in them; 2) He would someday disclose the real nature of each person; and 7) People would sing to him as they would to a powerful prince who made them tremble. The parallels to the Gospel accounts are evident."


For more information: www.biblecodedigest.com/page.php/510.


Dr. Jacobi may be reached at 212-202-3247 or n.jacobi@shrago.net.