Just as the articles on the multi-dimensional design aspect of the Bible code shows a significant and deliberate design, so the life matrixes in the Bible code reveals more of what is in the Bible code. It is a deliberate, repeatable, design process. I will repeat that I don't know everything and don't have all the answers, but the matrix discussed in this article shows that I know a couple of things (or think I do until proven wrong) that have been proven through doing a number of life matrixes.
The first lesson learned is that the Bible code is present throughout the Tanakh (the Old Testament but in the book order used in the Hebrew masoretic text, not the order of books used in English Bible translations). The Sid Roth life matrix is in the latter portion of the Tanakh and runs from Song of Songs 2:6 (Song of Solomon) to Nehemiah 7:14. The Hebrew masoretic text TaNaKh is comprised of 3 sections called the Torah (law), Nevi'im (prophets), and Ketuvim (writings). The Sid Roth matrix is in the section of the Tanakh called the Ketuvim or the Writings.
The second lesson learned is that the multi-dimensional design aspect of the Bible code occurs in life matrixes. The Sid Roth life matrix has an optimal display with a row-split of 6. The center term Rothbaum was found at an ELS of 4478, however, the optimal matrix display is a matrix ELS of 746 (4478/6=746). Even though the matrix ELS is 746, the information on Sid's life doesn't extend to all 746 columns of letters, but is found grouped around the center term in a much smaller area. The matrix as shown uses 115 columns and 118 rows. A more fully developed life matrix on Sid Roth may use a slightly larger matrix than 115x118, but it is not likely to be too much larger.
Lesson number 3 learned is that in my opinion (I did say MY opinion :-), a life matrix has a center or main term using the last name of the person. The center/main term in the Sid Roth life matrix is his last name at birth, Rothbaum. There is a smaller matrix on Sid Roth in the Torah at low ELS, that uses his first and last name as one center/main term, e.g. "sidroth". However, that small matrix at low ELS in the Torah is smaller in size and doesn't have all the information in his life. It is a valid matrix focused on one area of his life, but is not his life matrix. Another example of this phenomena is on the current Prime Minister of Israel, Ehud Barak. On this website you'll see a matrix on Mr. Barak's election as PM, done well before the election, showing that he would win the election. That matrix has "ehudbarak" as the center/main term. It shows him winning the election, but it is not his life matrix. Mr. Barak's life matrix uses his last name as the center term. That brings up an area of difficulty. It is much harder to find the correct life matrix of a person with a short last name, while it is easier to find the life matrix of a person with a longer last name. The reason is that the longer name occurs less often, so it is much easier to sift among them to find the correct matrix.
For example, if you have a last name that is very common in America like Smith or Miller, they are expected to occur very often. Both Smith and Miller are spelled with 4 letters. For Miller, we would expect over 1,863,600 occurrences of the name in the Tanakh when searching from 1 to 20,000 (forward & reverse occurrences). Meanwhile, Smith could be spelled with either a samech or shin for the "s" sound, giving over 1,390,400 expected occurrences. It would take a little time to sift through all these occurrences to find the correct one for the life matrix of the specific individual you are seeking. (OK, I'm being sarcastic here, it would take a long time :-). To do it more quickly, you need a Bible code software program that matches terms. That way you can type in the common last name as the center term, and other longer words unique to that individual. The program will show you the number of matched terms, allowing you to quickly discard all the wrong occurrences for that individual and focus in on the relatively fewer possible matrixes that contain all the matched terms. Bible codes research is much harder when you don't have a software program that matches terms.
Let's start with cluster 1 in the Sid Roth life matrix. The terms are:
Sid Roth was born on September 7, 1940, which is 4 Elul, 5700 in the Jewish calendar. Lesson number 4 is that dates in the Bible code are generally in the Jewish calendar, not in the date from the Gregorian civil calendar (or Julian calendar prior to 1582). This is not 100% true all the time, because I have found dates using the civil calendar in the Bible code, but they occur far less than the Jewish calendar dates (far less often). I recommend that you get the dates you are going to look for, and then convert them to the Jewish calendar. Most Bible code programs allow you to do this easily, but there are also a number of freebie Jewish calendar programs available for download on the web. Be aware that although the Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian calendar in 1582, only a few Catholic dominated countries adopted it right away. The US didn't adopt it until the 1700's and China didn't adopt it until the early 1900's. When working with dates, be sure whether the date is Gregorian or Julian. Another problem to be aware of is in converting a Gregorian calendar date to the Jewish calendar. The day in the Jewish calendar runs from evening to evening, while the Gregorian calendar day runs from midnight to midnight. When doing a life matrix, you obtain the date of birth in the Gregorian calendar and that is an accurate date, however, 2 days in the Jewish calendar share parts of that Gregorian calendar date. If the person were born in the evening after sundown, then the Jewish calendar date is the next day. Many times you won't know the time when the event occurred, so you need to look for both possible dates from the Jewish calendar for that day in the Gregorian calendar. (OK, who said there wouldn't be complications!, but knowing this makes it easy to apply in practice).
The matrix segment, with the birthdate information for the Sid Roth life matrix, shows the terms clustered in a relatively small area ( I used the same colored lines to connect the letters for each term in the cluster, gold-colored here):
What is significant about this cluster? The month, Elul (September) is circled by three occurrences of the year 5700 (1940). The word for 4 (4 Elul=September 7) occurs twice crossing below the month, and shares a letter "bet". Crossing through the two occurrences of 4 is the term "leydah", meaning birth. The arrowhead in the upper left is made up of two occurrences of "leydah" and they share the letter "hey". "Leydat" means "birth of", and is above the month.
Lesson number 5 is that the birthdate information cluster occurs in the upper right corner of the matrix. Is it possible for me to say it occurs exactly there in every matrix? No, that would be presumptuous of me, I'm just saying that in every life matrix I've done, the birthdate cluster occurred in the upper right corner (or a little lower in the upper right). To me, it is a design signature of a life matrix. Go ahead and prove me wrong on this point by showing me life matrixes with the birthdate cluster in other places! I really don't mind being corrected if I have made a presumptuous assertion. Really, the birthdate information occurring in the upper right corner is very logical. Hebrew is read from right to left and top to bottom. Therefore, the matrix design with the birthdate cluster being in the upper right is the start of the person's life at the start of their life matrix.
In the Sid Roth life matrix, cluster 2 is a grouping of Sid's first and middle names (Sidney Abraham) and his first, middle and last names for the Hebrew name given him at birth (Israel ben-Yaacov David). Sid was born into a Jewish family who gave him both sets of names. Most of us just have one set of names. Cluster 2 shows all the names in a group.
I left two occurrences of both his first and last names (Sidney & Abraham) because they crossed everyhting and showed greater significance. I could have just shown 1 occurrence of each name in the matrix. All the letters of each name are shown below in the matrix cluster sub-area using light blue lines.
The term in pink lines is radio and part of mishpakhah (family) which is a term that Sid uses on every one of his radio shows as a signature statement. They are not part of the names cluster. It is both the close proximity of the names that is significant, and the crossing terms. In one of the "Abraham" terms, I just showed 3 letters because it continue to the left, crossing the last name. I thought it would be better to just show you a smaller size cluster GIF.
An important question you may have, is whether the names cluster appears in a certain are of a matrix? No, not that I've observed. However, the names do seem to add a number of design aspects in the matrix. Those are things you'll have to discover on your own. After all, remember, I don't have all the answers.
Sid asked me why I didn't show his legal name now, in the matrix? As an adult, he legally changed his name to "Sid Roth". My reply was that both Sid and Roth are 3-letter terms that would be expected to occur just about anywhere. However, I would expect to find a cluster in this matrix with the terms: Sid, Roth, he changed his name, and perhaps the date of that name change. I just didn't want to expend the time and effort to look for it, and besides, he didn't give me the date, or place where he changed his name.
Likewise, I didn't put the names of his father and mother in the matrix because they are all short words. Life matrixes do show the names of both father and mother. I didn't want to put too much in this life matrix because it would get too complicated and wouldn't show well on the TV show, and because I only allocated a certain amount of time doing the matrix. The clusters on father and mother would show their names crossed by the term for father or mother as appropriate. The same design applies to other children. They would each appear as a small cluster in the matrix.
Quite a bit too learn about life matrixes? Yes, but it is the detailed design built into life matrixes that is so fascinating, and is probably far beyond anything you've seen in any book or article on the Bible code.
Part 2 will continue on with more insights on the Sid Roth life matrix and Lessons Learned. Go view the entire Sid Roth Life Matrix or, Go Back to articles page