Re: The Kabbalah
"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."
"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."
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