What is the Chamberlain Key?

Imagine you are a young, ambitious, successful appraiser of artifacts and antiquities—your services in demand by many of the most powerful individuals and branches of government in Washington, D. C.  Your future could not seem brighter—except for a troubling dream…with the same mysterious message…on the same exact date…three years in a row…

A True Story…Better Than Fiction

Timothy P. Smith, heir to a renowned family business responsible for construction or renovation of some of America’s most cherished landmarks, struggled to understand the significance of his recurring dream…until he had another dream–one that identified a specific location where it seemed he might find answers to his questions. So Timothy drove to a remote spot in British Columbia. There the adventure–which later led to a startling discovery in the oldest Hebrew text of the Bible–began.

It took the convergence of the sacred text, one man’s life, and modern computer technology to reveal messages that may explain dramatic world events, as well as influence every person alive today.

Welcome to The Chamberlain Key.

“However one wishes to interpret the meaning and significance of the text, they may rest assured that the text on which Timothy Smith bases his interpretation has almost certainly been there for a very long time, since before the birth of Christ.”

—Eugene Ulrich, Ph.D.
Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame
Chief Editor, The Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls

What is The Chamberlain Key?

For well over 2,000 years the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) has been revered and cherished by billions of people as the literal Word of God. It is the Scriptural foundation for the Judeo Christian tradition and has been by far the most influential written text in Western civilization.

The Chamberlain Key presents empirical evidence that the oldest extant Hebrew Biblical texts are vastly more multifaceted and extraordinary than previously acknowledged. The sections of the ancient texts which Biblical Hebrew experts agree are the most pristine are in fact encrypted with stunningly detailed intelligent messages; messages that are thematically consistent with the open text of both the Old and New Testament. But what is most startling, and unequivocally apparent, is that these encrypted messages could only have been coded into the ancient text by a supernatural intelligence communicating from a dimension outside of linear time.

For more than fifteen years I managed to keep the lid on a discovery that will dramatically redirect biblical scholarship, Christian theology, and perhaps even the trajectory of history itself.”
–Timothy P. Smith

What You Will Discover in The Chamberlain Key

  • An encrypted code in Genesis, in the oldest known Hebrew text of the Old Testament, centuries before predicted the birth and resurrection of Jesus.
  • Scientific evidence that this encrypted code was authored by the divine hand of God.
  • Signs that there are more encrypted codes in this same Hebrew text that will lead to additional messages from God to humanity
  • Hidden clues that may lead to the location of long-missing sacred artifacts, such as the Ark of the Covenant
  • Insights on why Timothy P. Smith was chosen to uncover this encrypted code.
  • A dire warning that God wants us to hear—and heed.

TIMOTHY P. SMITH is a noted appraiser and conservator of artifacts and antiquities. He has discovered and recovered many priceless historical items, none of which has amazed and excited him as much as “the chamberlain key.” Timothy and his wife reside in Virginia.

BOB HOSTETLER is the award-winning author of more than thirty books, including American Idols and the historical novel Northkill. His books have sold over three million copies.


My name is Timothy P. Smith. For over three decades, I’ve been professionally engaged as a conservator, appraiser of fine art, antiquities, and rare ancient artifacts. I’ve personally uncovered and handled objects of incredible historical value, much of this activity in the Washington, D.C., and Virginia area. But in truth, all of my exploration and activity has just been the residual consequence of something vastly more significant that I have not revealed for most of my adult life. In the early 1980s, I encountered a bizarre mystery concerning my mother’s family, and soon discovered the true origins of her ancestry. From that moment on, unexplainable events started to occur in my own life. Through a series of dreams and visions … I know this sounds crazy; hang with me here … I knew that God was compelling me to search for something hidden in the Scriptures, something God wanted me to find. These spiritual experiences were very detailed and specific. Speaking openly about this brought me a lot of personal heartache, so for many years, I resolved to pretty much keep the matter to myself.

In the fall of 1998, I was able for the first time, like many other scholars around the world, to put my hands on the Leningrad Codex facsimile edition, a book containing the oldest complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible. This is where all the translations of the Old Testament, or what the Jews call the Tanakh, originate. I quickly turned to a few verses in the book of Genesis. For nearly a decade, I had been scouring the Bible in an effort to understand what I was supposed to do in the wake of what God had been revealing to me. Over time, my search had focused more and more on a specific section of Genesis 30, and in particular, on a short passage halfway through that chapter.

I had settled on these verses because there, a story told had a puzzling similarity to my own family. You see, I have seven children, six sons and a daughter. My father, E.J. Smith, had seven children as well, six sons and a daughter, and in Genesis chapter 30, we read this: “And Leah said, God hath endowed me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have borne him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun. And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah. And God remembered Rachel, and God hearkened to her, and opened her womb. And she conceived, and bare a son: and said, God hath taken away my reproach.”

Now, it’s always fascinated me that both my father and myself had seven children, six sons and a daughter, so it should be no surprise that when I studied the Bible, this verse would make me pause, because Leah also had six sons and a daughter. As I examined the original Hebrew text in the Leningrad Codex, I went straight for Genesis chapter 30, 20 through 25, to see if I might find anything hidden there. I found it immediately. There in Genesis chapter 30, 20 through 25, I found the Hebrew letters of my own name encrypted in the text at a perfect equidistant skip of 16. The odds of it being there by chance are astronomical, many billions to one. This was absolutely unbelievable.

I call this encryption in the Leningrad Codex “the Chamberlain Key.” In days long past, the chamberlain was the official in a royal household who held the key on behalf of the king that gave access to all the most private and secret areas of the castle or palace. He opened doors no one else could. It seemed I, too, had received a key to unlock a mysterious secret. But it didn’t stop there. As I began to closely examine this small section of text, I found not only my own name encrypted there, but also the full name of my wife, and a great deal of detailed family biographical information.

I’ve spent the last 15 years running my initial observations through a gauntlet of analysis by experts. I was very fortunate, because of my professional contacts, to have ready access to scientists and scholars like Dr. Eugene Ulrich. Dr. Ulrich is a Professor of Hebrew Scripture and Theology at Notre Dame University. He is the chief editor of the Biblical text of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Dr. Ulrich assisted me with the Biblical Hebrew translations, and has since written the foreword to my book, The Chamberlain Key. Also, the astrophysicist Dr. Robert Jahn, the former Dean of Engineering at Princeton University, and others who were able to confirm my findings. I needed people like this to scrutinize some of the fine points of the discovery and affirm its validity based on their expertise.

Verifying the reality and importance of this initial discovery was just the beginning. We realized that what we were looking at was nothing less than an actual key code, and with it, we could unlock other sections of the text. At first, the key code revealed a breathtaking testimony of the crucified Messiah, Jesus, and his mother, the Virgin Mary. Further discoveries in the text led us to very precise geographical locations in Europe and in the Middle East, where important historical and archaeological discoveries have been made. This is what really separates The Chamberlain Key from The Bible Code and similar publications, which supposedly reveal sensational information, but are statistically completely unreliable, and what I consider to be silly parlor tricks.

Of all the unusual experiences that I’ve had, which are narrated in my book, as well as the discoveries we’ve made in the text, are leading to a stunning truth about the first Christians and the early church. We’re on the trail of something that, for the last 2,000 years, the entire Judeo-Christian world has been missing. What I’m describing are the actual physical repositories for manuscripts, scrolls, and artifacts that the Christian disciples had in their possession in the first century A.D.

The Chamberlain Key will introduce you to the ingenious subterfuge that was conceived to keep these treasures out of the hands of the imperial Roman church. In fact, in connection with this particular subject, I’ve made two separate trips to Spain and have made two unprecedented historical discoveries. The first concerns Spain’s famous wooden statue of Virgin and Child known as the Rocío Madonna, and the second concerns a legacy of the Spanish monarchy as caretakers of a sacred treasure.

When I reflect back over the last 25 years, I’m in awe at what I’ve had the opportunity to uncover, and I know when you dive into The Chamberlain Key, you’ll experience the same thing yourself. After an exhaustive review, I am now ready to share not only my discovery, but my remarkable quest which led to this discovery. The Chamberlain Key is a story of faith, exploration, hidden treasure, adventure, symbology, and Bible history, yet perhaps the best part of the story is that it’s not just mine, it’s your story too. I invite you to take a journey with me in discovering for yourself what’s hidden in the Scriptures, woven into the text thousands of years ago by the hand of God, and most importantly, to learn what these messages might mean for you and me, and for everyone who has ever lived.

7 thoughts on “What is the Chamberlain Key?”

  1. I cannot wait to read your book and learn of your experiences with our God! Thank you for writing it.

  2. This looks fascinating – is it available on Kindle? My kind of language and real life treasure hunting

    • The Chamberlain Key is far more fascinating than it appears on the surface. Read it closely…Think Easter Eggs!!
      The sequel will be overwhelming because of what the initial discoveries have now
      led to.

      Yes..Kindle available on Amazon…Also in all other formats.

  3. I just finished reading the ‘God Code’. I can’t explain how it has touched my soul. I cry every time I even think about it. It has reawakened my belief in the bible as the word of God. I’m looking forward to learning more. When do you expect the sequel to be available? PS. I prefer the written book form, not any other format. Thank you so very much for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us.

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