The coronavirus outbreak was foretold in biblical code, according to a Bible scholar.
Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson said the pandemic was predicted thousands of years ago when the Jewish holy book Torah was first written.
Glazerson laid out his claims in a video released earlier this month which says that the prediction of coronavirus can be discovered in the Jewish holy book.
As several claims have emerged of the outbreak originating in Chinese markets which sell foods including rats, snakes, bats, fish and still alive wolf puppies, Glazerson explains that an extract from the Book of Leviticus stresses the importance of not eating “impure” foods.
Glazerson points out consistent letters which are of equal distance from one another in the text - a technique known as Equidistant Letter Sequence (ELS) among Bible code scholars.
This particular ELS contains Hebrew letters, kuf, relish, van, nun and hey which are understood to spell out “Corona”.
Another instance in the same section shows an ELS which spells out van, yud, relish, van and samech - linking together to spell “virus.”
The last ELS excerpt reportedly spells out alef, bet, reish, mem, het and yup which spells the Hebrew phrase eiver mohair - translated to limb from the living - which he claims refers to the sin of eating the limbs of a still-living animal.
The scholar explained: “You have it exactly in the section of the Torah that says things you should not eat.
“I separated for you the impure things, then you will be for me a holy people.
“It’s amazing finding this: Coronavirus, China and the limb from the living, which causes what we see now.”
The concept of Bible codes first became popular in 1997 when writer Michael Drosnin published a book of the same name, which studies “secret messages” in the Bible’s Genesis chapter.
Glazerson has published more than 30 books on cracking Bible codes and related subjects.