ROME'S DESTRUCTION FOUND IN THE TORAH CODE.
The description matches that in the Book of Revelations, but the means and time of the destruction is uncertain. Posted 10/27/2015.
The book of Revelation is not part of the Jewish Canon, nor is Yeshu the Nazarene accepted as the Messiah by the Jewish people. In 18 years of Torah Codes research, Figure 1 is the closest thing that I've seen that resembles a section taken out of anyone’s Bible and encoded in Torah. The interpretation of Babylon as Rome is traced the time of Tertullian (AdvMarc iii.13). The primary reasons at least Protestants accept it are (1) The characteristics ascribed to this Babylon apply to Rome rather than to any other city of that age: (a) as ruling over the kings of the earth (Rev. 17:18+); (b) as sitting on seven mountains (Rev. 17:9+); and (c) as the center of the world’s merchandise (Rev. 18:2+f Rev. 19:2+); (d) as the persecutor of the saints (Rev. 17:6+).
The New Testament text that most closely matches the matrix is as follows:
Revelation 17:5: The name written on her forehead was a mystery: Babylon the great the mother of prostitutes and of the abominations of the earth.
Revelation 17:9: "This calls for a mind with wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills on which the woman sits (Note: Some translations render the Greek text ἑπτὰ ὄρη as seven hills while others use seven mountains).
Revelation 18:8: Therefore in one day her plagues will overtake her: death, mourning and famine. She will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.
Revelation 18:21: Then a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large millstone and threw it into the sea, and said: "With such violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again.
On Figure 1 the axis term is ROME WILL BE DESTROYED at its minimum skip in wrapped Torah. The first letter of ROME is the second letter of the open text command in Deuteronomy 13:17, BURN THE CITY WTH FIRE. The verse continues with IT SHALL NOT BE BUILT AGAIN. The question often debated by Christians down through the ages is, does the text in Revelation that mentions Babylon really refer to Rome? We are told that the city sits on seven hills/mountains, and Rome sits on seven hills. On the matrix BABYLON is at the same skip, but opposite direction as ROME WILL BE DESTROYED. Rome is the center of the biggest Church that worships the man whose Hebrew name is yeshu. The man's name appears at same skip, but opposite direction as ROME WILL BE DESTROYED, with the first letter of his name touching the first letter of ROME. Finally, although Pope Benedict XVI resigned, he still lives in the Vatican. During World War 2 he served in the German Army, and he wore the swastika. The word NAZI is at an ELS on the matrix, but it's not at a special case skip (+/- 1 or the skip of the axis term).
WILL ROME BE DESTROYED? ISIS/ISIL/Daesh has threatened to assassinate the Pope, but 1,900 years after the Book of Revelation the threat to destroy Rome to the point where nobody could buy or sell anything there again remains, from the Jewish point of view, a false prophecy:
Revelation 18:11 "The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes any more--
There are in general two Christian approaches to this problem that I have heard over my lifetime. Protestants think it is a prophecy yet to be fulfilled, with the Vatican seen as the Mother of Harlots. Wikipedia notes that, Historicist interpreters commonly used the phrase "Whore of Babylon" to refer to the Roman Catholic Church. Curiously, in Revelation 17:4 the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet. Bishops wear purple robes, and cardinals wear scarlet. The full verse follows:
Revelation 17:4: And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
As the verse also mentions, they are decked with gold and precious stones when they wear crosses that are made of such materials. A golden cup is used in the church service and pearls are used for rosary beads.
Reformation writers from Martin Luther (1483–1546) (who wrote On the Babylonian Captivity of the Church), John Calvin (1509–1564), and John Knox (1510–1572) (who wrote The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women) taught the association of Rome with the whore of Babylon. Some Catholics thought Revelation related to Nero, who burned much of Rome, and was believed to come back at some point in the future as the Anti-Christ. They overlooked the issue that Rome was not totally destroyed and the fact that it would continue to play a major role in the world’s economy. Whereas I am not a Christian, I'll leave it to Christians to argue amongst themselves as to who the author of Revelation was envisioning. The destruction in the open text on Figure 1 was related to fire, which fits in with Nero, but Nero's conflagration was neither total, nor final. Further, the matrix has nothing encoded or in the open text about any harlot.
Does the matrix shown above change any Jewish views about Rome’s destruction? No. Although there is an Orthodox tradition supporting the view that the Torah is encoded with just about everything, the Jewish jury is still very much still out with respect to the usefulness (if any) of ELS Codes in the Torah. This is (in part) because most Orthodox rabbis are neither trained in how to use the Code, nor do they possess the software to attempt to use it. I'm aware of one rabbi in Jerusalem who constantly posts matrices, but I also know that he has no understanding of how to use statistical methods to evaluate what he finds and posts, and I have often scolded him about this matter, in particular because his careless approach allows Christians to use his matrices and (non)techniques to try to convert Jews to Christianity. You may have noticed that I offer calculations related to the statistical significance of most of my matrices. He never offers any math whatsoever. Without a mathematical analysis, most matrices will be meaningless.
STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF FIGURE 1. As per my standard protocol, no statistical significance is assigned to the axis term, here ROME WILL BE DESTROYED at its lowest ELS in wrapped Torah. Because BURN THE CITY WTH FIRE and IT SHALL NOT BE BUILT AGAIN occur in the same verse they are, for calculation purposes, considered to be a single a priori term. They occur in a 504-letter box with ROME WILL BE DESTROYED against odds of about 605 to 1. None of the other a priori terms found in this experiment were very significant, with terms varying from approximately a 39% to 77% chance to be there. Terms sought but not found include Harlot, Islam, Moslem, Atomic, Nuclear, Cobalt, Volcano, Asteroid, Comet, War, ISIS/Daesh, Netanyahu, and bombing. The math for all a priori terms is found on the spreadsheet above, but given how many terms that I sought and did not find, it's best just to use the significance of BURN THE CITY WTH FIRE with IT SHALL NOT BE BUILT AGAIN in a 504-letter box with ROME WILL BE DESTROYED.
Also see my article IS AMERICA BABYLON, AND OBAMA IT'S KING? The link between Babylon and the Vatican is discussed there too.