Bible Codes are Fascinating Examples of Supernatural Design
Bible Codes are models, types and codes in the Bible, which show evidence of divine integration throughout 66 separate books, written by 40 distinct authors over nearly 1,600 years. We are not focused on the controversial and media-hyped topics such as hidden Equidistant Letter Sequencing (ELS), made popular in Michael Drosnins book, The Bible Code. Rather, we look at traditional and tested examples of supernatural design and integration that leap from the pages of Gods Word.
Bible Code Study: The Genesis Genealogy
Bible Codes throughout the Bible are based on all sorts of mundane things, including names and genealogies. At first glance, lets face it, theyre boring. However, as we progress through these studies, you will see that Biblical names and genealogies are not only important for historical and cultural veracity, but theyre loaded with insight, meaning, and sometimes, downright supernatural design.
The first genealogy we see in the Bible is ADAM to NOAH (Genesis 5). This genealogy will be important throughout the Bible (Old and New Testaments) for all sorts of reasons. However, in this study, we just want to toss-out a dramatic evidence of design based on the Hebrew roots of these ten names.
ADAM (adomah) means man. This one makes absolute sense, since hes the first one.
SETH means appointed. Eve said, For God has appointed me another seed instead of Abel , whom Cain slew.
ENOSH (anash) means mortal, frail or miserable, used in the context of incurable grief, sickness, woe or wickedness. It was in the days of Enosh that Man began to defile God.
KENAN means sorrow, dirge or elegy. Again, this was a dark period of history, and parents traditionally used names that referred to circumstances at birth, etc.
MAHALALEL (mahalal) means blessed or praise and (El) was the name for God. Therefore, Mahalalel traditionally means the blessed God. (Side note: youll see that many Hebrew names include El, such as Dani-el, God is my Judge, Nathani-el, Gift of God, etc.)
JARED (yaradh) means shall come down. Many scholars attribute this to the time when the sons of God came down to Earth to corrupt the daughters of men, resulting in the Nephilim (fallen ones).
ENOCH means teaching or commencement. Later in the Bible, we find that Enoch was the first of four generations of preachers.
METHUSELAH (muth) means death and (shalach) means to bring or to send forth. Therefore, his entire name means his death shall bring.
LAMECH (root still evident in todays English meaning lament) means in Hebrew context here despairing.
NOAH (nacham) means to bring relief or comfort.
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