Note: from here on I would like to not take the name of our Creator in vain (one of the commandments) but to refer to Him as Hashem which is Hebrew for “the name.” It is the way observant Jews refer to Him.
Two questions beg asking: how many coded messages are there and how many methods of coding exist. The coded information includes every detail about every person that has ever lived, every animal, plant, tree, blade of grass, rock, insect, every star, galaxy, planet in the universe, etc, etc, etc. In other words, if something exists, it is in the Torah. What you are wearing today, what you had for breakfast, every word that you said today is in there. All of science (the correct answers and even all the incorrect answers that scientists are still working on), mathematics, medical knowledge, law, trivia, etc, etc, etc it in the Torah. What are you thinking? “That is impossible!!!!” Now you are catching on. The different ways that information is encoded in the Torah numbers 600,000. This only could have come from a Source of Infinite Intelligence Who sees all time (all eternity) and knew in advance every thought, word and action that we will have in our lives. This makes the total number of hidden and not so hidden messages, that no human being could have known, an infinite amount. Anyone who believes that the Torah was written by a bunch of old men has not studied the Torah. Atheists, as an example, don’t have a clue of what reality is in this universe.
You may ask: Doesn't that eliminate free will? Not at all. Hashem, who is not in this allusion of time that He provided for us (I hope to expound on that statement in a future post), saw in advance every thought that we would have, every word that we would say and every free will decision that we would make. Including everything that we do, Hashem scripted the genetic pattern of our existence. It is like describing in great detail to someone everything that will happen in a video that you have already seen. It doesn’t mean that you have decided what the individuals in the video will say; you had a copy and were able to give a complete description to someone else before they saw the event.
Enough to think about for today.