Mathematical Miracles in the Qur'an or the Bible?

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  • In Search of Mathematical Miracles (by Brendan McKay)

    Claims / facts on numerical features in the Qur'an

  • The Submitters: [1] [2], [3], are the group which is the reason for me to respond to the whole issue in the first place and their web site contains a lot of information from this particular group of Muslims who hold the conviction that the "Number 19 miracle" in the Qur'an proves its divine origin.

    Not only 19 is miraculous in the Qur'an:

  • Amazing Al Qur'an

    (Other miracle claims about eloquence, scientific foreknowledge, textual preservation, etc. are dealt with in the Qur'an section of the Answering Islam site.)

    Responses to their claims:
    Data: (The problem of interpreting the data and twisting the data to make it fit):

  • The numerical miracle in the number of Islamic prayers and other miscounts
  • The Basmallah: [1], [2]
  • Changing the Qur'an?
  • The Mysterious 19 in the Quran
  • A Numeric Miracle of the Number 19?
  • Miscounts, their repair and other number games: [1], [2]
  • On the 365 days hoax: [1], [2],[3], [4], [a 19er response]
  • About the "false verses": [1], [2], [3], ...

    Mathematics: What really are these probabilities and what is the correct way to view it statistically?

  • A mathematician's response
  • How to transform every number into 19
  • What exactly are these probabilities?


  • Draft FAQ on the topic by 'AbdulraHman Lomax
  • The deception and its code
  • Response to the claims by Ibnu Ar Radi
  • A little satirical contribution
  • I have not read it myself but the following book has been recommended to me:

  • The final and most important miracle

    Some numiraculous fun

  • Mathematical miracle proves that all moderation of the newsgroup soc.religion.islam is executed strictly under divine guidance: [1], [2]
  • Notes from visitor 6006
  • My truly miraculous family -- true features!!
  • The naked Khalifite
  • A selection of my personally made up miracles as well as extended ones I found at other places: [1],[2]
  • Just a joke - slightly changed to fit it better for the occasion.
  • Anti-Christ and Internet [fun or serious in intention?]
  • Response to the above (I love it.)
  • 666 and the Web, at Microsoft, ...
  • Why Barney is Satanic
  • Why 1997 is the beginning of the end
  • A truly numiraculous user id
  • "Scientific 'Proof' Of My Divinity" - An atheist's mock response to the issue.

  • Presidential coincidences -- a plot or a miracle?

  • Cadaeic Cadenza (constrained writing, putting a code into a story).

    Claims / facts on numerical features in the Bible

    In regard to the Bible there are mainly two approaches to finding "God's signature coded into the text". "Equidistant Letter Sequences" (ELS) and "Gematria".

    Equidistant Letter Sequences:

  • "Torah" in the Torah

    The article "Equidistant Letter Sequences in the Book of Genesis" is a mathematical research paper on a striking "numerical feature" in the Torah which actually appeared in the international and peer-refereed journal "Statistical Science". As far as I know the only mathematically sound paper that actually established a significant finding of the kind claimed by so many:

  • The ELS article, an explanation of this article by Harold Gans (both from the "Torah Codes Page") and more on "Codes in the Torah" by Koinonia House and Prof. Daniel Michelson
  • Divine Authorship? by Jeffrey B. Satinover
  • A Caution Concerning the Torah Codes
  • Bible Codes: Real or a hoax?
  • Review of Grant Jeffrey's "The Signature of God: Astonishing Biblical Discoveries" by Scott Bullerwell
  • L'infrastructure mathematique secrete de la Tora
  • Equidistant Letter Sequences
  • Hidden Messages and The Bible Code (an article in the Sceptical Inquirer)
  • Mathematicians on the Codes:

  • Mathematicians' Statement on the Bible Codes
  • Statement by Robert Kass editor of Statistical Science at the time the paper of Witztum, Rips and Rosenberg was published.
  • Barry Simon on Torah Codes
  • "Bible Code" Controversy - Statistical Analysis of the Data from "Bible Code" Experiments by Gil Kalai
  • In Search of Mathematical Miracles by Brendan McKay
  • Torah Puzzle: Introduction
  • The Bible Code: A Book Review in the Notices of the American Mathematical Society
  • Two articles by John Allen Paulos: [A new Bible hoax], [Clinton's scandals in the Constitution]
  • Opinion of Doron Zeilberger

  • Bible Codes
  • And then there are all these wrong codes...
  • Bible Codes - A Balanced Approach
  • Torah Codes on the Messiah
  • Further responses by Dr. Morris, Will Wagers, Terry Watkins, Dr. J.D. Price.
  • Hidden Codes in the Bible: Hoax or Prophecy?
  • 25 Trees and 76 Animals
  • Astounding Discoveries in War and Peace!
  • Tolstoy Loves Me
  • The United States of America: Guided by God?
  • Report on new ELS tests of Torah and a response by Prof. Rips and the reply to Prof. Rips.
  • Assassinations Foretold in Moby Dick
  • Are there Really Codes in the Bible?
  • Some Experiments by Dr. Mark Perakh and his F Codes Page
  • Yacov Rambsel's Pages
  • "Jesus Codes: Uses and Abuses, A Response to Yacov Rambsel and Grant Jeffrey
  • Famous Rabbi(s) in various books of the Tanakh
  • Code Breaker and Closing the Bible Codes
  • Acrostic Code Failure
  • Further codes pages: *

  • More comments on books about the Torah Codes: [0], [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15],
  • Bible Code and its prophecies
  • Changing the future with the codes

  • Responses to Drosnin's Book: [1], ...

  • Aish HaTorah Discovery Seminar Home Page

  • Tanach text and some ELS analysis programs in the file.
  • Free codes search program: Torah4U

    The commercial side: I received an email containing this paragraph:

    And it is becoming good business as well (Choose whom you will "invest" your money in for your ability to predict the future) and other software: [1], [1a], [2], [3], [4], [5]

  • ELS graphs?

    Since beginning of October 1996 there is a mailing list called TCODE for people interested to persue the questions in regard to "Codes in the Torah" and it has a Internet Resource list for the codes as well (books, web article, computer programs, ...) and a small archive of articles from that mailing list.

    And another forum for the codes discussion

  • About the Jesus Codes
  • Cracking God's Code?
  • Deciphering God's Plan

    Codes in other documents:

  • UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
  • computers exposing shocking truth


  • Hebrew and Greek letter values
  • Aspects of a Miracle
  • The Theomatics Page
  • A response to Theomatics
  • Moshe Zew's Gematria pages

    Ivan Panin, left some 40,000 pages of notation on this topic of numerical miracles in the Bible..." Some of it can be read on the internet other parts are published in books which are still in (re-re-re-)print.

  • An Article on Ivan Panin and more on his biography and life and work.
  • Material by Ivan Panin (Computer proof) can be found at: [1], [2] and Critical evaluation
  • The Inspiration of the Scriptures Scientifically Demonstrated
  • Further Paninian miracles on the web: [1], [2], [3],
  • Readin', writin', and 'rithmatic (!!) and more have been removed by this brother and replaced by this new page. (most of these bad hits probably came through this link, sorry.)
  • Ivan Panin (various works) can be obtained from: "Bible Numerics," P.O. Box 206, Waubaushene, Ontario, L0K 2CO
  • A mathematical revelation in scripture [I do not agree with their other opinions either, not only their math].
  • Marked by God
  • Gematria: Magic/Magick


  • Kabbala
  • The Other Bible Code (geometrical phenomena - triangle numbers - 666)
  • Adam's genealogy & Music
  • Bibliography of Christianity and Mathematics
  • The value of Pi in the Bible?
  • The Molten Sea and the Value of Pi
  • Inspired Edgar Allen Poe - A parody on Panin and an extension on the parody
  • St. Margret of Atlanta and a Psalm by Shakespeare?
  • Numerology: I've got your number!

  • 666 and "The Ancient Number System"
  • 666 and "who is the Beast" speculations: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [sex], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], ..., [666]
  • Number of the Beast (find it everywhere...)
  • Some fun with 666
  • 666 and 888
  • 888 and the name of Jesus
  • The Pattern & The Prophecy (a 416 page book on the topic -- here only the commercial).
  • And another hidden message in a genealogy in Genesis

  • A Jewish site on the topic.

  • References on the Christian and Jewish side of the topic which I got when asking around on the Christian newsgroups.

  • Numerology and Religion
  • The Numerology Node

    Claims / facts on numerical features in other religious or secular writings

  • Gematria in the book of Mormon
  • Greater Things - codes in the book of Mormon, large Mormon effort to unlock deeper secrets
  • The Great Pyramid also claims many numerical miracles: [1], [2], [3]
  • Pyramidology

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