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With all the talk of the world ending that’s been going on recently, I decided to check out a documentary about the Bible Code. I thought it would be a good way to refresh my memory, since the last time I actively read or watched anything about the Bible Code was nearly ten years ago, shortly after 9/11.

Part of the “Decoding the Past” series produced by the History Channel, the documentary “The Bible Code – Predicting Armageddon” was, to put it nicely, a little disappointing.

I feel as if it focused a lot of its energy on the “shock” value of the Bible Code, but didn’t really discuss how the Bible Code supposedly works, other than saying that you put certain words and phrases into different matrices and get all sorts of predictions that have been right time and time again. (They cite 9/11, Napoleon, and countless other examples as reasons why the Bible Code works.)

While I did appreciate the fact that the filmmakers featured some naysayers who didn’t quite buy the Bible Code (even going to so far as to feature one professor who supposedly plugged different values into Moby Dick and came up with results similar to that of the Bible Code), I didn’t feel as if the documentary was as well rounded as it could have been. I was looking for a better understanding of how the Bible Code supposedly works, but I feel as if I got an hour of two sides trying to out-argue one another.

If you’re interested in finding out what the Bible Code has supposedly predicted, this is the documentary for you. If you, like me, were looking for a more scientific view of the Bible Code, I would suggest that you look elsewhere.

I watched the documentary here, but have also embedded it below for your convenience.

Know any great documentaries about the Bible Code? If so, I’d love to hear about them in the comments!


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