I read a reference somewhere, I have no idea where, that God's punishment on Adam and Eve and thereby all of mankind was entropy. For those not familiar, in simplest terms entropy determines that there is a cost to everything that is done and that cost is extracted as wasted energy. Therefore everything we do is a greater struggle than it should be because we have to pay this "tax".
I've also wondered if this is tied into the progressively reducing life-spans we see from Adam down to about Noah. Even past that they lived longer lives than you would expect for people with no medicine and poor diets.
This discussion prompted me to do a code search. I found 2 occurrences of the term "Entropy" (I used the Hebrew spelling found on Wikipedia) in a wrapped Torah (2 occurrences were expected statistically), and the lowest skip was part of the message "Entropy is a witness to suppress (or to go down/descend/decline)", and guess where one of its letters shows up?...
"And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and she gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat." Genesis 3:6
1. "Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. 8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. 11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? 12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. 13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. 14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. 16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. 17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. 20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. 21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. 22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. Genesis 3.1-24
The last lecture, that properly kept everybody in suspense, was "Unfolding Mysteries of the Codes" by Professor Eliyahu Rips, in which he provided a wide range of examples and approaches, and summarized where code research stands now. He stressed the importance of clusters, long codes, minimum skips, close proximity between elements in a cluster, and the relation between the code message and the content of the underlying surface text.
One unusual approach he takes is to ask explicit questions. Thus, when , why holocaust? was asked, the question landed on the golden calf story. When , why troubles? was asked, the question landed on the story of expulsion from Paradise.
See attached screenshots.
And personally, I found another interesting matrix using the expression "original sin" (I also used the Hebrew spelling found on Wikipedia, minus the article "hey" (the), since no occurrences showed up with it). 2 occurrences were expected statistically, and 1 showed up. It didn't yield any extension, but I spotted another term running parallel to it and in the opposite direction which states "to die (or for the death), iniquity is in it to God", which is particularly interesting as sin is defined as iniquity/transgression of the law in the Bible!
1 Samuel 15:24: "And Saul said unto Samuel, 'I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice'."
1 John 3:4: "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law/Torah: for sin is iniquity/the transgression of the law/Torah."
The term "sin" in the expression "original sin" also shares a character with a surface text occurrence of sin (Psalms 109:7).
I also spotted the message "from the demon, from the enemy" crossing the main term horizontally.