Sunday, April 12, 2009

Genesis 1:1 - In The Beginning, Part Six

“Erets” means simply ground, land. Curious, that it doesn't imply water. So when it was translated as earth, it gives the allusion that it is the earth as a whole, land and water. In verse 2, it does talk about the waters, plural. Apparently, the Holy Spirit wants us to look at land and the water separately. This will become apparent later in the chapter, where the text implies that the water is part of the firmament, heavens, not the earth specifically.

With all this said, Genesis 1:1 could be written:

At the beginning of time and space, Elohim created out of nothing, the smallest building blocks of creation, the atom. He then formed all the universe, including the earth out of these atoms.

It can be also noted that G-d wants us to note that his Word and spirit was involved in this creation. This has created much debate over why G-d, who proclaims himself to be one, reveals his multi-dimensionality to a world who has problems grasping his nature. Some say that we don't have the capacity to understand G-d. However, the fact the G-d has revealed to us his multi-dimensionality shows that we can understand him if we would eliminate our worldly preconceived notions and allow the his Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth as promised by Yeshua.

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you.

John 16:13-15

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