Heather Smith, our cover designer, did an excellent job at completing the cover for The Torah Codes. Throughout the process, she was easy to communicate with and I always felt like she was on our side to get the cover looking the best way possible.
WARNING: Bible codes cannot be used to predict the future. Codes predicting assassinations, for example, are too statistically insignificant to be considered as being intentionally placed. Unless an experiment has been done involving an a priori hypothesis and replication with significant results (and there have been a few that were successful), codes found in the Bible are generally thought-provoking curiosities. The successful experiments are what prove the Bible codes’ existence.
What are the Bible codes? I’m glad you asked. If you read every other letter of the Bible starting with the book of Genesis to Deuteronomy, you get Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code spelled out. Well, maybe not, but the idea is similar.
There’s a great challenge every November called National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) presented by Chris Baty The challenge is to write a novel of minimum length 50,000 words, the approximate length of Catcher in the Rye. So I wrote The Torah Codes November 2005.
I was quite happy believing the five books of Moses (aka the Torah) were written by people. There’s a lot of stuff in those books that I disagree with. So I just picked the cool stuff to follow and didn’t touch the other stuff. I figured the G-d I felt in my heart and loved (conveniently) only wanted me to follow the rules and instructions I agreed with. The written rules and laws that made no sense to me, well, that was written by some delusional fella. And if I spoke to G-d, G-d would say, “Yeah. That guy was a little delusional. So you don’t need to follow everything he wrote.”