New Attempts To Answer The Critics of the Famous Rabbis, Biblical Codes
Years ago a major controversy broke out; were the names of very important rabbis coded into the Biblical text in a manner that is statistically significant?
Part of the fight revolved around which side was distorting the search terms to get results that were either beneficial to the belief in Torah codes or the opposite.
Art Levitt has proposed a way which he considers a more objective way at arriving at the search terms.
His article can be found at http://www.torahcodes.net/new/pages/rabbi_puzzle.html
I think his work is a step in the right direction but it is not “a knockout punch” to the opposition.
Eliyahu Rips suggested one way to get out of the argument of which spelling and search terms to use is by using search terms suggested by Rashi, perhaps the most famous of the medieval Jewish commentaries on the Torah.
If you understand Hebrew you can see his video at http://60ribo.org.il/%D7%AA%D7%A7%D7%93%D7%99%D7%9D-%D7%91%D7%93%D7%91%D7%A8%D7%99-%D7%A8%D7%91%D7%A0%D7%95-%D7%91%D7%97%D7%99%D7%99-%D7%9C%D7%A7%D7%95%D7%93%D7%99%D7%9D-%D7%91%D7%AA%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%94-%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%97/
A Hebrew source showing that Rabbeinu Bachayei also used a Biblical code starting from the first letter of the Torah and jumping 42 letters each time to spell out a 4 letter word that has significance to the Jewish Calendar is also brought in the link above. This is brought as evidence that codes are part of the Jewish tradition.