Monday, April 6, 2009

Genesis 1:1 - In The Beginning Part One

I figured we should start at the beginning. Each day I will add a manageable part of G-ds Word. Please add anything that would help to create the best exposition of G-ds Word. It's all open to discussion. I hold Acts 17:11 near and dear to my heart.

Receive the message with all readiness of mind, but search the scriptures daily to whether those things were so.

I love to hear and discuss G-ds Word. Thanks again for any comment.

Genesis 1:1

EnglishIn the beginning G-d created the heaven and the earth.
Transliterated Hebrew
Bereshit bara Elohim ha shamayim ha erets

By the very meaning of the Hebrew word “bereshit”, translated as in the beginning, shows that there was nothing before this moment in time. This was the beginning of time and space. The fact that G-d was the one who created time and space, you can logically conclude that G-d exists outside time and space. In fact, Isaiah 57:15 says exactly that.

For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy.

Also, Ephesians 1:4 tells that G-d knew of you and your choices before this moment in time.

According as he hath determined us in him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and without blame before him in love.

As a side note, Maimonides, a Jewish Medieval Scholar, in the 13th century, wrote, “From the Torah, specifically from the form of the letter Bet, I have concluded, that before this moment in time (speaking of Genesis 1:1), there was nothing, no time, no space. "

He went on to write, "We live in a 10 dimensional universe, 4 spatial and knowable dimensions, and 6 unknowable dimensions” All this from the Hebrew word, "Bereshit". We all know that it took until  the 1900’s, for modern physicists to come up with the String Theory, which states, “ The universe exists of 3 + 1 spatial dimensions with one being time, making up Space-Time, which is easily perceivable. There are also six additional spatial dimensions that can only be reconciled by indirect means….”.


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