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 Drosnin’s book, The Bible Code. Rather, we look at traditional and tested examples of supernatural design and integration that leap from the pages of God’s 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, let’s face it, they’re 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 they’re 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 he’s 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: you’ll 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 today’s English meaning “lament”) means in Hebrew context here “despairing.”
NOAH (nacham) means “to bring relief” or “comfort.”