In "The Bible Code - Divine Pattern or Preposterous Chimera?" published in the Summer 1998 issue of United Israel Bulletin, Prof. James D. Tabor succinctly analyzes the problems of Drosnin's thesis and concludes with this intriguing statement:
The mathematical debate will go on and perhaps reach definitive resolution by the scientist. My own conclusion is that the verdict is still out on the final question: Has some author/s or Author/s inserted patterned messages into the text of the Hebrew Bible, or can all the patterns, so far discovered, be accounted for by statistical factors of chance?
For over 50 years the editor of the United Israel Bulletin has written and spoken about another "Code" found in the text of the Hebrew Bible. This patterned code has nothing to do with ELS skips or anything esoteric or technically mathematical. It has to do with a peculiar coded style that Horowitz maintains was used by all the writers of the Hebrew Bible and duplicated by no one else or in any other book. Editor Horowitz learned of this from his teacher Moses Guibbory whom he encountered in old Palestine in the 1920s and 30s. Horowitz has subsequently devoted his life's study to this particular phenomenon and its implications for understanding the message of Moses and the Prophets. In a future article I will offer an exposition of this "other Code" of the Hebrew Bible.