A dispute between a best-selling author and the Torah scholars who customized software enabling him to “decode” the first five books of the Bible will be decided under Israeli law, a Manhattan judge has ruled.

Michael Drosnin, whose book The Bible Code has made best-seller lists in the United States and abroad, was sued by an Israeli company called Torah Soft Ltd., when he allegedly failed as agreed, to mention the company in the first edition of the book. The case is Torah Soft Ltd. v. Drosnin, Index No. 602148/98.