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Valerie Moody is a Bible teacher who provides excellent information on the Bible and how it applies to your life.

The Hidden Torah Code

One weighty verse in the Bible contains a hidden code.  This verse is a proclamation concerning the One who sustains the universe.  It elevates the Almighty as infinitely and eternally perfect, self-existent, and self-sufficient. 

The first page of the 63 tractates, and 500-plus chapters, of the Talmud is devoted to the times when people should pray this verse.  It is Deuteronomy 6:4, the beginning of the Shema, “Hear, O Israel!  The Lord our God, the Lord is one.”

This verse is a mighty call to prayer.  In the original Hebrew text, the last letter of the first and last words of Deuteronomy 6:4 are oversized.  The Ayin at the end of the word shema, and the Dalet at the end of the word echad, are noticeably larger than the rest of the text.  The eye of the reader gravitates to these unusual letters.  

The Encyclopedia Judaica confirms that there are seventeen abnormal letters in the Torah.  They are not errors in the text.  Rather, they are codes which contain vast amounts of hidden information.  The earliest scribes preserved these Torah Codes.  Any abnormality in the original Hebrew text was preserved as a treasured communication from the Almighty.   

When the two large letters, Ayin and Dalet, in Deuteronomy 6:4 are combined, they spell the Hebrew word ayd.  Ayd means strength, power, testimony, witness, and evidence, a good description of the Shema.  This confirms what a Bible verse can do.  Even a few biblical words can convey a mighty testimony of His power and strength.

Published April 27, 2017