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Drosnin missues the Torah Code

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Submitted by Dean M (United States), Mar 3, 2011 at 19:27

Drosnin sensationalized the legitimate research done by Eliyahu Rips and Dorom Witzum. The strange thing about the Torah Code, which I have studied, is associated information will appear at equidistant skips in a compact area related to a common matrix at a probability far less than chance will allow. That is all that can be said at this point.

Drosnin goes beyond that and tries to predict things based on his own theories and notions. Because two words or phrases are found to be compact in the Torah does not mean they are or will be historically associated. That is the error Drosnin makes. They are associated in his mind. If he finds a compact association in the Torah Code as well, he jumps to the false conclusion that the Torah Code affirms his notion of things. Well, he has been proven wrong. That does not, however, disprove the validity of the Torah Code. It disproves Drosnin's use of it.

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