Centuries ago in the Middle Ages a Jewish rabbi noted that there were words hidden in the text of the Old Testament. The letters of those words were equally spaced in certain Scriptures. Perhaps this was the basis for Dr. Oskar Goldberg’s book, The Pentateuch – A Number Edifice: Discovery of a Uniformly Executed Numerical Script. The Pentateuch, or the Torah, is the collection of the first five books of the Bible – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
Following this publication, just before World War II, Rabbi Michael Weismandel noted that the word Torah appeared if you started with the first Hebrew letter tav in Genesis 1:1 and counted every fifty letters. Rabbi Weismandel called this “Equidistant Letter Spacing,” or ELS.
After this astounding discovery, Rabbi Weismandel found the same thing in the first verse of Exodus. The word Torah appeared in spaces of fifty letters. When he came to Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy it did not work. Then he found that in the beginning of Numbers and Deuteronomy the word Torah appeared backwards in spaces of fifty letters. Finally, in his studies he found that the Name of God, JHWH, appeared in Leviticus, beginning with the first Hebrew letter jot in the first verse, in equally spaced letters of eight.
What Rabbi Weismandel discovered is a design in which the word Torah points toward the center book, Leviticus. In the first two books, Torah is written forward. In the last two books, the word Torah is spelled backward. In the center book is the Holy Name of the Lord. This design points to and shows us the importance of the Book of Leviticus. Remember, there are NO coincidences in God's Word.
This design focuses on the Book of Leviticus, but there is more. Moses received the design for the seven-branched lampstand from the Lord while on Mount Sinai. (Exodus 25:31-39) A Biblical Menorah Design is composed of seven elements, with the center element showing us the Lord, His Throne, the Lord Jesus, Light or Fire (because God is light). For more information, please click HERE.
The subjects of the chapters of Leviticus form a Menorah Design!
The discovery of the books of the Torah pointing to the center book, the Book of Leviticus – and then the discovery of the Menorah Design pointing to the chapters describing Atonement – show us the central, most important theme of the entire Bible, not just of the Torah or Pentateuch.
“And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” – Romans 5:11
The central theme of the entire Bible is Jesus, the Lamb of God, who was sacrificed for our salvation and provided our atonement before our righteous and mighty Lord. Praise His name!