Word Association - Word Links

Word Links is another newly discovered form of biblical coding. It is nothing but old-fashioned word association, newly outfitted with more uniform rules. A Word Link connects two—and only two—passages sharing the same unique batch of words.

Their like must appear only in those two places in Hebrew Scripture. Notably, Word Links mixes the master passage’s common with its less common text words, which greatly multiplies links. Also, use a master passage of, say, less than fifteen words. Then lighten your task by first working the less usual words individually rather than pairing them with the rest. This minimizes your search combinations.

Other rules apply. Singular or plural words with common roots qualify, and text words within master or satellite batches must be closer together than eight or nine. Count text words only—ignore verse boundaries except those ending chapters. Also, disregard differing composition dates. Texts written before, concurrently with, and after can all shed light upon the master. Finally, once finished, sort, resort, and sort links once again to uncover categories that can clarify the master text’s meaning. If you can categorize three-quarters of the matches, you have done well. Did Scripture’s originators follow these same rules? Not likely, but probabilities indicate that these guidelines are close to those the biblical writers used.

Sixth-century writers used Word Links to pronounce things they dared not openly discuss. For example, Isa 52:13–15, the preface to the Suffering Servant chapter, has over eight hundred Word Links, two hundred of which contain Ezekiel’s “son of man” title (Exilic Code p 40). This is an astounding improbability. Word Links told the exiles that the servant of Isaiah 52 was Ezekiel. In another breakthrough, this same new technique surrenders to us the long-sought name of Second Isaiah. It is Jacob (Exilic Code pp 62–65).

Here is a third example. The final verses of Second Kings falsely announce that Jehoiachin’s Babylonian captors released him from prison and then honored him at court. Word Links, however, show what actually happened. Following a prolonged hunger strike, Jehoiachin finally agreed to be crowned a substitute king. Then a few days after enthronement, authorities decapitated him (Exilic Code pp 42–61). A sample chapter from Exilic Code more fully explains this. See also the two Shaphan Group chapters which apply coding to a substantial portion of Hebrew Scripture.