The controversy arises from a variety of arguments. Here are some.
(1) The text of the Torah we have today is surely corrupt. So if there were
any encoding, the encoding would have been destroyed by copying errors
that inadvertently crept in over the centuries. For more click here.
(2) The ELSs
and their patterns that can be found in
the Torah text can be found in any long enough text. For more click here.
(3) The technical methodology employed in Torah code experiments is flawed.
For more click here.
(4) Any apparent success in a Torah code experiment is due to
a behind the scenes manipulation of the data gathering and
preparation of the experiment. For more click here.
(5) The popular Torah code book by Michael Drosnin shows tables that are
not based on experimental protocol, improperly uses Torah code tables to make predictions,
and is indeed somewhat sensationalist in character.
Drosnin's work is clearly not scientific and therefore, all the Torah code
work is not scientific. For more click here.
(6) The entropy of the Torah skip texts do not indicate that they carry any more information
than a monkey text. Therefore, there cannot be any encoding. For more click here.