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06-15-2005, 11:35 PM
"In the beginning, God created the Elohim, the language of the heaven and the language of the earth."

- Genesis 1:1

By most, this verse is translated with heaven and earth being the direct objects. However, Eth, the Hebrew word used to indicate a direct object, also represents the entire Hebrew language because it is the first and last Hebrew letters. This is what Jesus is refering to when he states that he is the alpha and the omega. In this context, heaven and earth are appositives.

God's name was never written or spoken, because He is completely beyond all human comprehension. This tradition is still visible today in the Jewish tradition of doing neither. For this same reason, God is never mentioned in the Bible, but His presence is implied. In this sentence we have a plural subject and a singular verb. This is grammatically inaccurate, but is done to indicate that it is God, who is not mentioned in this verse, that is doing the creating, and it is the Elohim, the word usually translated as God, that is the direct object. This is not the only way this verse can be understood, but it is essential to understand what follows.

There are twelve total ways thus passage can be translated and each one is seen as important. The Bible itself is a spiritual guidebook, and the books of Genesis and Ezekiel are understood as the keys to understanding prophecy.

I. "In the beginning, God created"
II. "With the beginning, God created"
III. "In the beginning, God healed"
IV. "With the beginning, God healed"
V. "In the head, God created"
VI. "With the head, God created"
VII. "In the head, God healed"
VIII."With the head, God healed"
IX. "In wisdom, God created"
X. "With wisdom, God created"
XI. "In wisdom, God healed"
XII. "With wisdom, God healed"

This is because beth can either mean "with" or "in", reshit can mean either "beginning", "head", or "wisdom", and bara can mean either "created" or "healed". Meditating upon these XII different translation will make its meaning clearer. Pay particular attention to numbers V, VIII, and XII.

*To Be Continued

06-16-2005, 01:27 AM
"The earth was in confusion, which He was in, darkness is on the face of the depths, and God's spirit is moving on the water's surface."

-Genesis 1:2

In most translations, every verb in this sentence is translated in the past tense. But when we analyze the original Hebrew, we see that it is only the first part that is in the past tense. The other two parts that follow are in the present tense. Because of this, the second verse is describing something that preceded the first verse. The first verse provides a general overview of what was created, and then this verse gets into the specifics of what occurred before it.

The Bible begins with the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet, the letter beth. This letter is open to the left, and has a tail that points to the right. It signifies that something existed before the first verse, but that our tale starts at this particular point in time. This second verse in Genesis is giving us a glimpse of what happened before the first one.

Translators generally translate the words tohu and bohu as "without form and empty". The Hebrew words tohu and bohu only appear in this verse, are very cryptic words, and appear nowhere else in The Bible. Tohu has traditionally been tied to the concept of confusion, and bohu is composed of two words: bo, meaning "in it", and hu, meaning "he".

This verse gives us a guide to meditation, as well as the events that preceded creation. The first stage is that of tohu: confusion. Here we experience random thoughts, sights, and feelings, but no real information is conveyed yet. When we enter the state of bohu, we begin to see that in this confusion, there is something there, even though we are unsure about what it is. It is when we start to focus our mind on exactly what is there, that we arrive at the third stage: that of darkness. We have finally exited the confusion. The fourth stage occurs when we arrive at God's spirit.

Darkness existed before light in The Bible. Without the darkness, the light could never have existed. They are dynamic opposites. There are several psychological truths associated with this idea. One of them is that the brightest lights come from the darkest places. We have only two choices, either light and dark both exist, or neither exists.

Remember to understand this within the context of the whole Bible, including the New Testament.

*To Be Continued

06-16-2005, 07:16 AM
and all this is supposed to mean.....

Microphone Fiend
06-16-2005, 09:21 AM
this the religion where u wear a red string on ur wrist?

06-16-2005, 10:44 AM
Kabbalah was invented in the 15th century. enough said

06-16-2005, 03:55 PM
"And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day."

Genesis 1:3-5

"And God said, Let there be a barrier in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the barrier, and divided the waters which were under the barrier from the waters which were above the barrier: and it was so. And God called the barrier Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day."

Genesis 1:6-8

Water, light, and barrier are each mentioned five times in these two verses. There is a one to one ratio between them all. Chronologically, the second day follows the first, but we know from the first day of creation that it was the water that existed before the light. It was the division of the water that caused light and darkness to be created.

God's spirit acted through this water. Darkness metaphorically represents evil and light metaphorically represents good. Day two is telling us about the events that led up to the creation of good and evil. We also find the intriguing notion that Heaven is a barrier.

Water in the Bible is not meant in the way that we think of it today. It was used as a way to metaphorically represent the basic building blocks of our existence. Water is like DNA, or atoms, except for one big difference: it originally didn't hold any information. It was only when God acted upon it, that it began to conduct information.

*To Be Continued