Re: Equal Interval Reading
Sun, 2 Feb 1997 00:24:49 +0000 (Isaac A Zlochower) wrote:
> There are also limitations on the length of an "acceptable" name, and
> other seemingly
> arbitrary restrictions on the search mechanism. The illustrated
> examples given in the above excerpts do not lend much confidence in the
> enterprise. They show a 2 dimensional array which contains the names
> Zedekiah (the last Judean king) and his original name Matanya. The
> text that they use in generating the array, however, covers almost all
> of Breishis (8:30 to 46:8, that is, Noah to Vayigash). The full array
> is some 3740 columns wide, but they show only 13 columns. It is not
> surprising that related names will show up, even in "close" proximity,
> in such a large array. It proves nothing.

No, the illustration of Zedekiah and Matanya was only meant as an
illustration of what a 'code' looks like. The article only deals with the
second list of rabbis which gives us rho 1 and rho 2 as well as the subset
of that list (all appelations without the word rabbi) which gives us rho 3
and rho 4.

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