**His Name Is Jesus
The Mysterious Yeshua Codes
by Yacov Rambsel
Reviewed December 21, 2002.
Frontier Research Publications, Toronto, 1997. 264 pages.
I pulled out this book as a follow-up to Bible Code II
I reviewed last issue. When I first read The Bible Code,
Michael Drosnin, I was impressed by their statistics and revelation of
a code discovered in the Bible. I had one big question. What
does the code say about Jesus? If, as I believe, Jesus fulfilled Biblical
prophecies of a Messiah, and if this code was real, then surely the Bible
Code would mention his name.
His Name Is Jesus
answered my question. Yes, Jesus’
name appears encoded in the Old Testament over and over again, especially
often in the Messianic prophecies. This code is the same as the
one mentioned in The Bible Code
using equidistant letter sequences,
though in most cases the number of letters skipped is quite small.
In the Messianic passage in Isaiah 53, which Christians believe clearly
prophesies Jesus’ crucifixion, Yacov Rambsel found Jesus’ name and the
names of all twelve of his disciples, the high priests presiding over the
crucifixion, and more individuals who were there. I find this to be
dramatic and astonishing evidence that this passage truly was prophesying
about Jesus’ death.
The reason I gave the book only two stars is that unfortunately it
is not very well written. The author’s style is rambling.
He gives the Hebrew words for all of his discoveries, so that a reader
in Hebrew could duplicate his work. He specifies exactly how many
letters to skip and shows the passage in Hebrew. For those of us
who don’t read Hebrew, this got quite tedious. I wish he had borrowed
Michael Drosnin’s clear diagrams to present his studies. The material
also didn’t seem well-organized.
However, the book does present remarkable results, so I wanted to
mention it along with my review of Bible Code
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.
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