For 3000 years a code in the Bible has remained hidden. Now it has been unlocked by computer - and it may reveal our future. The code was broken by an Israeli mathematician, who presented the proof in a major science journal and it has been confirmed by famous mathematicians around the world. This book is the first full account of a scientific discovery that may change the world, told by a sceptical reporter who became part of the story.
The 3000-year-old Bible code foretells events that happened thousands of years after the Bible was written. It foresaw both Kennedy assassinations, the Oklahoma bombing, the election of Bill Clinton - everything from World War II to Watergate, from the Holocaust to Hiroshima, from the Moon landing to the collision of a comet with Jupiter.
In a few dramatic cases detailed predictions were wound in advance - and the events then happened exactly as predicted. The date the Gulf War would begin was found weeks before it started. The date of the Jupiter collision was found months before the blast.
The author of this book, investigative reporter Michael Drosnin, himself found the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin predicted in the Bible more than a year before the murder - and personally warned the Prime Minister. After the assassination happened, as predicted, when predicted, he was asked to brief the new Prime Minister of Israel and the chief of its famed intelligence agency, the Mossad.
The book is based on Drosnin's four-year investigation. The author spent many weeks with the world-class mathematician who discovered the code, Dr. Eliyahu Rips, and he met with famous mathematicians at Harvard, Yale and Hebrew University. He talked to a senior code-breaker at the top secret U.S. National Security Agency, who confirmed that there is a code in the Bible that does reveal the future.
No one yet knows if the Bible code accurately foretells what is yet to come. But the code may be a warning to this world of unprecedented danger, perhaps the real Apocalypse, a nuclear World War. In any event the Bible code forces us to accept what the Bible itself can only ask us to believe - that we are not alone. And it raises a question for us all - does the code describe an inevitable future, or a series of possible futures whose ultimate outcome we can still decide?
Michael Drosnin is a reporter, formerly at the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Citizen Hughes. He lives and works in the New York City.