Should we worry about December 21, 2012? (Updated 5/8/2012)
On the History Show program, Bible Code II, Apocalypse and Beyond, I was asked whether or not I though we were in the End of Days.My answer was yes, based on a matrix shown elsewhere on this site at End of Days.That matrix is highly significant.With an axis term (first term sought at an ELS) of End of Daysin Aramaic as it appears in the Book of Daniel, nearby is In the End of Days in the Hebrew open text. Right below the Hebrew In the End of Days is Arafat at skip +1, and running into the Aramaic at skip -1 is E. Barak. Ehud Barak is the past prime minister and current defense minister of Israel. The probability for all these terms in a small, 119-letter matrix was about one chance in 18,584,000 (p = 5.38 * E-8). It was a very significant matrix. However, the show edited my remarks about the End of Days being positive in that to Jews it implies the Messiah will come and end war, not life on Earth.
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE HEBREW YEARS 5772 AND 5773 (2012).When I tried to find 2012 in the 119-letter matrix with Arafat and End of Days, it was not there.The year 5772 was there when I expanded the matrix to 189 letters (right matrix above), but 5772 ends at sunset on September 16, 2012. I then permitted a row split, and expanded the matrix until I found 5773. I wanted to know if the December 21, 2012 (end of the Mayan calendar) was there. That was found (left matrix above), but it required the matrix to expand to 625 letters.The 5772 year had about 1 chance in 14 to be on the 189-letter matrix, while the year 5773 had about 1 chance in 9 to be on the 625-letter matrix. If you are wondering about why expanding the matrix from 189 to 625 letters had such a small effect on the value of the term, it's because 5772 ends in the letter bet and there are 16,345 letter bets in Torah; while 5773 ends in gimel and there are only 2,109 gimels in Torah.
Years seldom have great statistical value in the Torah Code, which seems to focus more on people for event markers than specific dates. This is discussed further at 2012 Dates Encoded in Torah. In general, when I find a great matrix, I like to include a year only when it does not require expansion of the basic matrix to do so. On the 189-letter matrix, the original 119-letter matrix is emphasized with a white background, while the blue background shows how much more was needed to show the 5772 date.
For a matrix as large as 625 letters, we can probably safely agree with MAD Magazine’s Alfred E. Newman, and not worry – at least as far as Torah Codes are concerned for the December 21, 2012 date. But, if I were a Hollywood producer, I would worry about what year to pick next for a box office block buster.
FUKUSHIMA AND THE END OF DAYS. After the above search I found a matrix about the Fukushima nuclear meltdown and the End of Days that was more disturbing. Jews have both looked forward to the Messiah, and also feared the pre-Messianic tribulations leading up to his appearance. The reasons for that fear are more obvious with each passing day.