Is the Bible Inspired by God?

People today mostly say no. A remnant, mostly Christian, say yes. Christians are following Luther's interpretation of Second Timothy 3:16, all scripture is God breathed.

We started as Presbyterians and accepted the conventional Luther era answer. Our position has now changed, but not as you might expect.

Keep reading to understand why. [show the introhide the intro]

Bible Time

Our first project, Bible Time, uses the text of the Bible to inform the schedule for most key modern headlines. How? The trunk timeline of the Bible repeats within itself, and across history, at various times and at various time scales. For you mathematicians, time in the Bible is 'fractal.' So human history is pre-ordained and continuing to accurately follow the timing of stories found in the Bible.

This includes such headlines as the split of Rome, the Christianization of Russia, the Protestant Reformation, and World War II.

The Bible informs many day accurate headlines too. One such series started in 1974 with the resignation of then US President Richard Nixon. Nixon, a prophetic Adam, and Henry Kissinger, Nixon's prophetic Eve, ate of the forbidden fruit.

How? Kissinger and Nixon had traveled to the Forbidden City, just north of Tienanmen Square in central Beijing, and opened China to trade. Of course, finishing their prophetic story, the national symbol for China is the serpent, or dragon.

Nixon claimed later this was his most important accomplishment. But, with the Garden of Eden story as a timed prophetic match, we get commentary unavailable anywhere else. Nixon and Kissinger should never have done this.

The prophetic consequences to American workers follow from the story of being cast out of Eden. From that point forward, only by the sweat of their brows, would American workers earn a living. A high school diploma would no longer be enough to support a family on a single income. American workers now had to compete directly with poorly paid, mostly untaxed, Chinese peasants.

New Testament commentary adds more detail to the Garden of Eden story. What good is it to gain the whole world, but loose your soul? Every country who has tried to rule the world, as Nixon tried with China, is eventually doomed to self destruction in the attempt.

Other Examples

Other recent predicted dates include the First Persian Gulf War, a Chinese decision to go to war with the USA, 911, the 2008 financial collapse and Covid. Besides simply being accurately timed, each of these events has strange and unexpected commentary as to what is really going on.

The Bible's prophetic schedule also points forward, to a nuclear war in 2029, likely a continuation of Nixon's opening of China. It also points to recolonization of Mars starting later this century and then even more human history into future centuries and future generations.

With many accurately predicted headlines to our defense, we claim the Bible is inspired. God has his hand on human history. Those who refuse to remember it are still condemned to repeat it.


Certain Bible stories never see matched headlines. Sodom and Gomorrah is perhaps the best known example. Some headlines match timed Bible stories but they cannot be clearly understood. This became acute with the election of US President Barack Obama. Commonly available Bibles contorted the prophetic story. Hidden from normal readers of English language Bibles was a key explanatory reference to Obama's religion.

After Obama's election we knew we had to turn our attention to the problems of the text itself. We were thinking we needed an 'audited' translation of the original language texts. We at least needed a translation with a different set of promises than used by normal translators.

Our ideal translation needed strict promises on English word selection and it needed to strictly respect a seven layer model of communication. In effect, we needed a translation suitable for use in the Hard Sciences, a STEM Bible, if you will.

This is an immensely difficult problem. There are problems at all stages in the journey from original inspiration down through history and then into the English language. Different problems along the way manifest as different problems in available texts.

We began our journey towards an audited Bible with our Bible Research Bible project. By holding our own editable, English language, text of the Bible we gained the ability to at least experiment with and fix translation problems as we found them. We still maintain that project, making changes regularly, and we use that same BRB text for our more recent projects.

The Alphabet

Early in this journey we also took lessons in Hebrew. The first term in that series of classes dealt with the alphabet itself. The key point our instructor hounded was that inspired word meanings were driven by the inspired spelling.

Each letter is a term in a letter based language. This was important to us because if there are choices when selecting English words, then the letter based word definition might inform which English choice is better.

After that class, yet another journey began. Eventually expressed in our Ezekiel's Bones project where we have recovered the original, exact, inspired letter forms and letter definitions. Roughly half of the definitions we were taught turned out to be wrong, and we can prove why.

The inspired alphabet was carved into stone tablets by the finger of God in Moses' day. That alphabet was lost to Hiram, king of Phoenicia, in Solomon's day. These days, we can prove every single stroke in every single letter in the Phoenician alphabet. We usually restate the ancient texts passed to us back onto that recovered alphabet. We call the recovered alphabet Paleo, a precise definition of Phoenician.


In early 2016 we found the text of the Bible deals with itself as a subject. Both Old Testament and New Testament writers knew and wrote about how the text of the Bible had been edited. So that initial question, Is the Bible inspired? Has a twist.

If you accept the Bible as inspired, as we did, and read it carefully, as most don't, you find passages written by those same inspired writers that say not all content in the Bible is inspired. This is a strange, 3rd, possible answer. Only certain parts of the Bible are inspired and those same inspired writers explain how to distinguish between those parts.

Those inspired writers gave future readers what we call Rules of Additions that show what Bible material, categorically, can never have been inspired. The inspired writers essentially demand that future readers of the Bible apply their rules before applying the Bible's text to life. This until such a time in their distant future as the letter perfect inspired text is made available again.

Remember Luther's interpretation of Second Timothy 3:16? All scripture is God breathed? The inspired author of that passage meant that only scripture is god breathed, not the entire Bible. Luther equated the Bible to scripture for his own political ends against the corrupt church leadership of his day. Luther himself was corrupting the inspired intent of the author of Second Timothy.

This is why some Bible stories never replay as modern headlines. Some Bible stories were never inspired by God himself. Some stories only replay in strange and unexpected ways. Why? Those Bible stories have been tampered by editors in strange and unexpected ways.

A Big Bible Study

Once we knew the rules of additions, we could undertake the largest of all possible Bible Studies. We could apply those rules to the entirety of the text as passed by history.

We began in the Bible Research Bible and added markup and notes. We identified what rules make us believe any given passage could never have been inspired. Those notes still remain, for anyone curious.

With time, though, that markup surprised us. Our awareness of additions became quite extensive, ruling out several entire books as well as many, many specific passages.

We needed a different set of tooling to understand what was going on, so The Testimony project was born. In this project we produce a new literary work. We keep only what remains from the Bible after applying those rules of additions.

Once we started looking at the problem this way, it was apparent that some system once drove the general textual organization. The Table of 400 is our main project for studying and recovering that now lost structure of the inspired text. We eventually added the Sabbath Reads project as it became apparent that a weekly reading plan was part of the inspired structure.

Yet another project, the Qu Map merges lessons from the alphabet recovery, geography, and many stories from within the text. It, too is helping with recovery. It will remain a key tool for understanding application of the text out into the world.

With these projects we could finally approximate the inspired text. It calls itself The Testimony Of Joshua. It represents about 1/5th of the Bible as we know it. It replaces the Bible as a basis for communities of faith.


The Testimony of Joshua has a very different theology than we find taught in regular Church. God is no longer far and distant, but close and personal. He inspired the writers to explain how to lead successful lives. Lives with the potential of success that match the lives of Enoch and Elijah.

God inspired those same writers to explain what he hates about the kings and priests who edited the text and who still rule the world. Amongst other things, their edits to the text effectively prevent people from being taken up like Elijah at the end of their life on earth.

The story of Nicodemus explains the same point in reverse. Even if you know the entire edited text completely, the best that can happen is you enter a mother's womb again and are born again, life after life after life. This is what the editors caused, a trapping of souls on earth.

Specific Editors

The text identifies 6 specific editors. They were Solomon, Ahab/Jezebel, Nebuchadnezzar, Mordecai, Ezra and Ananias. This list starts with kings. It shifts near the end to priests who carry authority delegated to them from kings. Each editor introduced some uninspired topic. Those topics gave those kings and their priests ungodly power over some rulership problem faced in their day.

Across time, they created most of the content of the Bible. Matthew 13 calls their collective work 'tares,' sown among the inspired seed.

Their collective composition began to take form under Nebuchadnezzar, who ruled when it was originally composed, about 2600 years ago. The Bible takes its name from Nebuchadnezzar's empire. He was gathering and compositing sacred texts from each kingdom as he conquered them.

That system of rule was portrayed to Nebuchadnezzar as a statue in a dream. His political heirs have used these same editor principles to conquer successively larger parts of earth ever since.

Divine Name

In the New Testament, the Greek based divine name is Jesus. This is a hellenized form of the Semetic name Joshua, as in Joshua son of Nun. Once we leave Greek, and use any Semetic language for the New Testament, we find the same spelling for Jesus as is used for Joshua son of Nun.

So in our Bible Research Bible, which we audit against the Peshitta, the divine name Jesus is rendered as the divine name Joshua. The spellings are the same, and Joshua, in English, is a better transliteration than Jesus. This is still not perfect, but it follows the conventions used for all other biblical names in English.

The Old Testament, with a different textual history and a different religion using it, has a different set of problems. These problems existed before the New Testament was written. In Acts 4, for example, the inspired writers explain there was only ever 1 divine name.

By making this key point, the inspired Acts author means that our villainous editors also performed certain key vocabulary word substitutions. Including, but not limited to, the divine name.

English translators seem to know this, and paper over the problem by using various capitalizations on the word 'lord.' This is deceitful, and a convention we do not follow.

Instead, in the Bible Research Bible only, we use 'Yahvah' as the Old Testament divine name. This maintains a 1 to 1, auditable, map from original terms to English.

In The Testimony and our other related works, you will find the Old Testament divine name rendered as 'Joshua.' This following the direction of Acts 4. We use this name throughout Old Testament based material instead of Yahvah.

This substitution causes Joshua of the New Testament to be seen visiting Abram in the Old Testament. Joshua, in the New Testament, said he did this in Abram's day. But, that meeting does not happen in standard Bibles. In our working drafts of The Testimony, this meeting is seen in both places.

This substitution also means Joshua of the New Testament interacts with and knows every key prophetic person in the Old Testament. Including Noah, Abram, Moses, Samuel and the other prophets.

We use Joshua as the divine name in all of our writing, and in our regular conversations with him. Throughout this website and most of our related apps we use the divine name Joshua. Do not be surprised. Do not be offended.

Jesus answers prayer to him by the name Joshua should you address him by that name. What we know about Jesus, though, is quite different than what we know about Joshua. This is why he prefers being addressed as Joshua.

Letter By Letter Recovery

With Acts 4, word level changes, and the reality of whole cloth additions, can the text ever be perfectly recovered, letter by letter? Matthew 13 is one passage that suggests so. We think we know how, and are working on the problem.

The instructor in the class we took years ago taught us much about the history of letter level changes that are known to have happened in the text across the centuries. Two systems are known to have been employed to keep the text current to changes in pronunciation.

We know from the timeline, and Wikipedia, that the whole Roman world went through a series of pronunciation changes in the late first and second centuries. This was a timed prophetic event, replaying the spoken language changes last seen at the time of the Tower/Roll of Babel. It was a curse, for having received Ananias' edited New Testament.

Manuscripts important enough to be kept current across that era underwent spelling changes as needed to keep up with pronunciation.

Our instructor did not see these manuscript spelling changes as a malicious act. We now think those changes did provide cover for changes to inspired intent.

In any case, we were taught what had to be ignored when understanding the meaning of words. This includes all vowel pointing. It also meant we had to learn to spot, and ignore, added vowels.

So taking our Testimony work, which explains roughly which 1/5th of the Bible to start with, and using the known history of spelling changes, we have a starting point for letter by letter recovery.

But, there is more. The inspired text was written with a system functionally similar to the parity and check sum systems used in computer communications. Using such systems allow receivers of defective messages to identify certain types of defects and reconstruct the perfect message without requesting a retransmission from the sender.

In the case of the inspired text, this was an in-band system, hidden in the letter patterns themselves, it was not out-of-band as used by modern computers. So the original process of inspiration was so letter perfect as to include an error detection and correction system within the inspiration itself.

The system used appears able to correct errors across as many as maybe 12 defective letters. So changes of whole words, say the divine name, appear recoverable at the letter level.

This letter perfect Manuscript Recovery project is ongoing for us. The Spice Bible project is our critical edition text that we are building as the input to the computerized recovery process. We will report more on this aspect of our work when we have more to share.

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The rest of this page provides resources you might find useful in following along, or learning about, The Testimony of Joshua.

Originally, everything was in websites of which we still run a few. More recent work is only provided as Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) so they run offline.

Read PWA Usage Notes if you need to know more. Recent updates of iOS by Apple broke full PWA support, they now require devices always online for offline PWAs to run. Go figure.

Apps and Sites

The following are web apps unless otherwise noted. Projects not online for various reasons have inactive links with grayed icons. These should become active in 2022.

Bible Time Website contains over 200 articles on how time works in the Bible. This includes detailed Bible studies defining the calendar, clock, historical chronology, Passion Week chronology and various prophetic replays stretching into the modern era. Explains how to synchronize the ancient calendar with modern calendars.

Bible Time Line is the main charts that go with the Bible Time project. Shows off historical and predicted timelines along with modern prophetic fulfillment headlines. Teaches how to use the Bible to understand modern events.

Bible Tribes Website uses a 'Seal Date' strategy to identify the Lost Tribes. Each lost tribe signs a national document on a predicted date. Find the document and the tribe is found. Find their colonies and the world is filled.

Bible Clock is a running clock that tells current time in the same way as used to write the Bible. Useful for learning about 1 based, O'Day, time. Needed to understand the timing of events in Passion Week. Needed to understand personal prophetic reference to modern hours.

Bible Calendar is a running calendar using the same 30 day/month time system used to write the Bible. Year 1 is set to year 1 of Adam's life. Fundamental to all prophetic understanding from the text. Useful for finding modern dates for reading schedules, holidays and prophetic months.

Bible Canon Website explains the various Christian Bibles used around the world. Introduces the many different Christian versions, with different sets of books and book orders. Useful for Protestant Americans who think the Bible they hold is the only one.

Bible Book Order Website explains the issues in trying to find an inspired order to the books of the Bible. The goal is to use an internal witness from within the Bible's pages to prove the order and provide context to each book. The best that can be done is Isaiah's Book Order. A very important precursor study to later Testimony work.

Verse Reader is our tool for studying many versions of Bible verses in parallel. Helpful for understanding our word choices against various conventional translations. Not useful if you are shifting to the Testimony. This is a very large tool, slow to load, ~155MB, so beware on phones or expensive bandwidth or slow connections. Updated most Fridays.

Bible Research Bible is our own version of the Bible packaged in a carefully crafted application. The goal is to work towards a 1 to 1 relationship between original language words and English. Includes fully colorized text that marks speaker voice, highlights on various types of text, quote links, passages thought additions and tools for careful control of presentation. The English is regularly changed to reflect issues as we find them. The base text here is used for the other tools listed below. Updated most Fridays.

Ezekiel's Bones explains the inspired alphabet's hidden 3D systems, written about by the Prophet Ezekiel. About 150 3D models explain the 2D letter forms that make up the Phonecian, what we call Paleo, Alphabet. These models assemble into things found in the text, including Ezekiel's valley of dry bones. Design constraints within this system are a proof of divine inspiration at the level of letter shapes.

Bill of Materials are 3D CAD files ready for printing 3D models of the Paleo Alphabet. Includes all of the Ezekiel's Bones models, plus cases/bases and various assembly jigs. Over 1100 part numbers. Requires the user to have access to (ideally) several 3D printers and skill in their safe use.

Classroom holds a set of talks dealing with the project. Mostly recorded in early 2020. The app itself installs and runs offline, with descriptions. But it must be online to actually play videos or listen to audio. Home for live streams when we are doing them. Please watch the introductory videos, especially Acts 15.

The Testimony is our application of the Rules of Additions found in Acts 15 against the BRB text linked above. The result of applying those rules is our current working draft, in English, of inspired scripture. This tool includes several textual transformations, including reblocking of books to reflect inspired book breaks. It also includes some word transforms against words thought changed by editors. The OT divine name, disputed in Acts 4, is the best example. Updated most Fridays.

400 Stories presents various visual displays of the 400 stories found in the Testimony. This is the inspired form of uninspired chapters as found in the Bible. This app shows the potential for the structural power of The Testimony. It is our main tool for top down study of these problems. Updated most Fridays.

Sabbath Reads refactors the columns of the 400 stories app to provide a weekly reading plan that spans between the Unleavened Bread and the Tabernacles holiday weeks. A very rough draft. Updated most Fridays.

Qu Map takes the 22 Paleo letters and 3 punctuations and arranges them onto a 5x5 grid. This grid maps internally to various lists in the text, such as the 25 throne room kings. This grid maps externally to various geographical locations such as 25 primary cities in the USA. Went online in very early 2022. Updates expected across 2022.

Spice Bible is our 'Syriac Peshitta, Interlinear, Critical Edition.' Various Peshitta downloads are combined and then restated on the Paleo alphabet. This is our base line Bible text for our work towards full, letter perfect, Testimony manuscript recovery. A work in progress, the English is a temporary shim, and in-word grammar breaks are missing.

Paleo Testimony is the inspired letter perfect text of scripture. This is the long hoped for, computerized, goal of removing the tares from the wheat as foretold in Matthew 13. We hope to make the next attempt at this by late 2022.

Paleo Blog

We publish a weekly blog so anyone interested can track our work. We post late on most Friday nights. Subjects range from our technical work on the project to questions about the text to headlines that are informed by stories in the text. Here are the most recent posts.

  • Altar (2022-01-14)

    Continuing my church rants, I want to deal with a vocabulary word, the dreaded word 'altar.' Ever hear this word when describing a place in the building? Time to run. (941 words)

  • Introducing: Qu Map (2022-01-07)

    This past week we turned on a new public Qu Map app. This post covers the history and use of this curious app. (2576 words)

  • Priests (2021-12-31)

    The followers of Joshua, the people who knew him personally, never became priests. Priests are the villains. But, we see them all over the church world today. In this blog I rant a little about some of this. (1554 words)

  • Christmas Gifts (2021-12-24)

    Christmas gifts? Why not. This post deals with some gifts we have placed under the tree. (1567 words)

  • California Exodus (2021-12-17)

    A likely fulfillment to our expected March, 2022, prophetic date involves the current Exodus from California. In this post we explore. (1399 words)

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Who are we? How did we get here? The very short answer...

Phil Stone holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and a Masters degree in Business Adminstration. He quit a job in the computer industry to work full time on the Bible Time project in 1998. This work later spawned the Bible Time Line project, the Bible Tribes project, the Clock project, and the Calendar project.

After 2011 attention slowly turned to a bottom up goal of recovering the letter perfect inspired manuscript. That goal started with the Ezekiel's Bones and Bill of Materials projects for dealing with the 3D systems that recover the lost inspired alphabet. Work then shifted to the Spice Bible project, a base line for further recovery work. His work has now shifted to an unreleased project to recover the Paleo Language version of the inspired manuscript. Phil is keeper of the Paleo.In website and usually in front of the Classroom project camera. He writes and maintains the code behind all the projects.

Ryan Eaton holds a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies. He worked as an advisor in a residential boarding school before leaving in 2006 to work full time on a Bible Book Order project. The goal was to bring better context to biblical material by adjusting the book order. That project grew and became the current Bible Research Bible project that uses stricter English than most translations and now feeds text into the other projects.

After 2015, his Bible work morphed into a top down, Bible Study and Acts 15 driven, set of projects to find an English approximation of inspired scripture. That text is now The Testimony project. His work also includes the Sabbath Reads project and the 400 Stories project. These show off important aspects of inspired internal structure. Ryan also works the Qu Map project which shows even more internal structure and shows off how the text maps to geography in the external world. Ryan is the Paleo.In proof reader and generally works behind the Classroom project camera. He writes and maintains all of the styling behind all of the projects.


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Updated January 11, 2022