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
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
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:
The numerical miracle in the number of Islamic
prayers and other miscounts
The Basmallah: ,
Changing the Qur'an?
The Mysterious 19 in the Quran
A Numeric Miracle of the Number 19?
Miscounts, their repair and other number games:
On the 365 days hoax:
[a 19er response]
(The problem of interpreting the data and twisting the data to make it fit):
About the "false verses":
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?
General: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
Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
The Qur'an's Numerical Miracle: 19- hoax and heresy
Abul Qasim Bookstore; Jeddah - Saudi Arabia
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:
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:
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
-- a plot or a miracle?
(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
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
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
And then there are all these wrong codes...
Bible Codes - A Balanced Approach
Torah Codes on the
Further responses by Dr. Morris,
Dr. J.D. Price.
Hidden Codes in the Bible: Hoax or Prophecy?
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.
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
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:
and its prophecies
Changing the future with the codes
Responses to Drosnin's Book:
Discovery Seminar Home Page
Tanach text and
some ELS analysis programs in the reveal.zip file.
Free codes search program: Torah4U
The commercial side: I received an email containing this paragraph:
We are now proud to announce that we are selling BIBLE CODE software
of our own. Now you can search the Bible & help predict future world
events. Please visit our homepage at ...
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:
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
The Theomatics Page
A response to Theomatics
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:
and Critical evaluation
The Inspiration of the Scriptures Scientifically Demonstrated
Further Paninian miracles on the web:
and 'rithmatic (!!) and
more have been
removed by this brother and
this new page. (most of these bad hits probably came through this
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
The Other Bible Code (geometrical phenomena - triangle numbers - 666)
genealogy & Music
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
I've got your number!
666 and "The Ancient Number System"
666 and "who is the Beast" speculations:
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
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
Gematria in the book of Mormon
- codes in the book of Mormon, large Mormon effort to unlock deeper secrets
The Great Pyramid also claims many numerical miracles:
CODE OF THE ANCIENTS - "CODE"
OF CARL MUNCK & ANCIENT GEMATRIAN NUMBERS (Gematria, Pyramids, Stonehenge, ...)